leave our back to back cruise or change to 7 night.....

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  1. nordway

    nordway Earning My Ears

    Aug 9, 2012
    Need help.... we rebooked prior to leaving the ship last week for a 4 night/3 night back to back cruise, next November 2014. Contemplating moving to Oct. 2014, should we leave as back to back cruise or change to 7 nighter. We don't really care about the port days, we would rather stay on the ship. I guess our main goal was to get 2 days at CC. Any suggestions????
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  3. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Apr 29, 2004
    If 2 days at CC is your goal then stick with B2B. Or find a "double-dip" itinerary.

    You'll likely get suggestions here to go for the 7-night (which is what I prefer) because of the ports. That's great for those that like the developed ports. If developed ports aren't of interest to you though it really doesn't matter.
  4. cris0809

    cris0809 Might be why the rum is always gone

    Apr 22, 2009
    If you don't care about the port days I would pick the 7 night for these reasons:

    Fantasy vs Dream - I much prefer the Fantasy's theming, adult area layout.

    Meals - No menu repeats, and I like the variety!

    People - The overall feeling is much less rushed on a 7 vs a 4 night cruise. You see many fewer people "pushing to get it all done".

    Transition - You don't "lose" time in a 7 night like you do transitioning from the 4 to a 3 on a b2b.

    If a second day at Castaway is more valuable to you than all of the above, choose the b2b.

    Good luck!
  5. delo4

    delo4 Mouseketeer<br><font color=blue>I am not a fancy f

    Feb 23, 2003
    We've done both and my vote is for the 7 day. So much more relaxing. We prefer the Fantasy to the Dream as well.
  6. tinkerone

    tinkerone DIS Veteran

    Jun 3, 2007
  7. woody73

    woody73 <font color=darkorange>Enjoyed the Pumpkinmen<br><

    Jun 7, 2005
    Just bear in mind that by going on a B2B, many things on the cruise will be repeated - such as the shows, activities, and menus.

  8. nzdisneymom

    nzdisneymom DIS Veteran

    Sep 27, 2003
    Although the repeats might be a good thing because then the OP can choose to see a show once and then go to the movies or clubs or something else the second time.
  9. mdurette

    mdurette DIS Veteran

    Jun 4, 2007
    The Dream has a 4 night in Nov 2014 with 2 CC days. It is in Mid Nov.
    If you b2b with that one - you will have 3 CC days!

    I think I would also like having the repeat of the shows. There were many nights on the 7 night I had to make the choice....go to the main show, take family pics, do the aquaduck, etc. I think having the repeat would be great. No need to worry about missing something - you just catch it a few days later.
  10. Im_A_Princess

    Im_A_Princess PLATINUM - Woo Hoo!

    Feb 19, 2007
    Personally, I would book the 7 night because you will lose a big part of the day upon boarding for the 2nd part of your cruise. :)
    7 days is MUCH more relaxing

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