Just off the Fantasy...

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports' started by ohpatric, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. STLEdge

    STLEdge Mouseketeer

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    We were also on the Fantasy last week and did the dolphin excursion in Cozumel. It exceeded our expectations - we did the "encounter" excursion with our 5- and 7-year-old. The enclosure where we played with the dolphins required us to wear life jackets and stand on a metal grating in about 4 feet of water (too deep for our kids to stand - we had to hold them, let them float, or let them hold on to the railing behind us).

    We got to touch the dolphin several times and each got to kiss, dance with, and pet the dolphin as it stretched vertically up to reach our hands. As I'm sure you've seen from other comments about these excursions - the pictures are extraordinarily expensive. We were able to get a CD of all of the pictures taken by the staff of both of our kids for $109. If you have someone extra in your party that can take their own pictures from the walkways, you can do that - they pay a lesser fee to be an "observer" but won't get in the water with the dolphins.

    I know you were asking about Costa Maya, but hopefully this gives you a comparison of what the Dolphin Discovery package was like in Cozumel.
     
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  3. ohpatric

    ohpatric Earned My Ears

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    The Cozumel adventure sounds much like the one in Costa Maya. Our 3 year old granddaughter loved it. We were not charged to stand around and take pictures while they were in the water. I thought there was a real advantage with a little one being able to just walk to the adventure. Compared to some of the other dolphin excursions, this one was relativley inexpensive as well. Also helpful to know that they provide free lockers for all your stuff.
     
  4. briarrose1

    briarrose1 Disney Fanatic Since 1995♥

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    Beautiful!! Strange goings on for sure, but thanks for the info about the braids. I never saw about the braids...maybe wasn't paying enough attention;)

    Next year we go on a family cruise w/my nieces & nephew & I'm bursting-can't wait!

    I got the pillow cases (2 per stateroom) signed by the characters after leaving them at Guest Services...so tickled by that!

    No one does a cruise like the Mouse House!:thumbsup2
     
  5. mammacaryn

    mammacaryn Don't be a JERK!

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    I have also read that if braids are done too tight it can make a break out of little itchy red bumps occur. That is probably what happened.
     
  6. ohpatric

    ohpatric Earned My Ears

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    these weren't just bumps. this was a fiery red solid rash that spread to her face and neck, headed down her back. the beads and bands are made of latex, which led the ladies to believe she has a latex allergy. because the rash was so agressive and wide spread, i'm still thinking it was the "goo" they put all over her head. just thought this would be good info since i had never seen anyone write about it before.
     
  7. mammacaryn

    mammacaryn Don't be a JERK!

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    Oh, ok, yeah that sounds like a reaction.

    I thought they just used petroleum jelly? Which of course could make someone break out if they aren't used to it. You can have a reaction to anything if you aren't used to being exposed to it.
     
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  9. Happy100

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    Can you tell me about this early morning program in the D lounge? All characters, every morning or just all sea days, do you have to reserve it, what time and for how long?:thumbsup2
     
  10. mkymse9

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    We are on the Fantasy Nov. 3 Eastern cruise and we'll be the first Disney cruise to visit San Juan. We're very excited! :yay:
     
  11. ohpatric

    ohpatric Earned My Ears

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    The day we caught the action in the D-lounge was a sea day. Started at 9, and I believe Mickey, Goofy and Minnie made appearances. The kids danced and sang and had plenty of time with each character. I think this particular event was called wake up with Disney Junior, or something like that. From there we went to the Open House at the Oceaneer Club. Maybe 10 kids in there, and 5 or 6 characters showed up there as well. Nice way to start the day for the kids (ok, for grammies too!)
     
  12. eemaxx

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    My daughter also got braids on board the Magic last year (she was 9 at the time) and I have several pictures of her making terrible faces during the process. She didn't cry, but it did hurt. She also got the red bumps and was relieved to take the braids out a few days later. We set sail in the Fantasy next weekend and she has declared that she does not want her hair braided again!
     
  13. bitlerzx4

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    I have pictures of my DD getting braids. It was hard to get the "grease" out of her hair. She looked so cute though!
     
  14. loribee

    loribee Earning My Ears

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    I love reading about everyones expereinces it really helps plan our trips! We did the dolphin encounter on Cozuemel, and it was awesome.
     

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