Mail from Castaway Cay

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  1. mom2lns

    mom2lns Mouseketeer

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    Anyone know how long it takes for mail to arrive if mailed on Castaway Cay--1) going to Orlando, or 2) going to Wisconsin? We mailed something on 3/24 and something on 3/26 and haven't received either yet.

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  3. Mokat76

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    Folks on the Valentine's week cruise just got theirs last week. Sorry.
     
  4. mom2lns

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    Snail-mail at it's best, huh?! Wow. I wouldn't expect THAT long. Thx.
     
  5. ImDMous

    ImDMous DIS Veteran

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    It definitely takes a while. The last time we went was several years ago but I remember it took at least a month to get our postcards.
     
  6. Zandy595

    Zandy595 DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>The other day I f

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    Apparently it takes longer than 8 years. We're still waiting for a post card we mailed ourselves from CC when we cruised in 2004. We don't bother mailing them anymore. :rolleyes:
     
  7. castawaycayfans

    castawaycayfans DIS Veteran

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    There may be hope....just kidding. We mailed ours to our kids on Feb 3 and got them last Saturday. Ironically, the stamped date on the postcard was Feb 12, maybe the postcards liked CC so much they didn't want to leave....:rotfl2:
     
  8. mom2lns

    mom2lns Mouseketeer

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    Shucks! One of our things was DS's Flat Stanley project for school. I thought there was some special postmark for mailing from Disney in the Bahamas so we mailed it from there on our last day. We should have just carried it with us. Oh well. Live and learn...
     
  9. collectoraholic

    collectoraholic Is it time to sail yet?

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    Ours have taken anywhere from 6-8 weeks to 6 MONTHS or more! No joke! We mailed some from there back on March 16th and neither my parents or ILs have mentioned receiving theirs yet & they usually do. So we'll see how long it takes this time around. The Post Office on CC was open that day (until 2PM) and the gentleman was hand cancelling them as people were turning their stamped items over to him, so hopefully they went out later that day after the PO closed and he got back to the main island or on the next day. *fingers crossed*
     
  10. DLW8

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    It took ours about 8 weeks to arrive to Connecticut.

    I think the post office on CC is definitely on "island time" where there is no rush for ANYTHING.
     
  11. clten

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    We have found over the years if we get a postcard that we mail (to ourselves) in less than 2 months, it is really fast delivery. It takes so long that we started a tradition of writing notes to ourselves about the small details that make each cruise so special and mailing them from CC. That way in 2-3 months when we've forgotten about a lot of the things we did, we get a nice souvie that reminds us what a nice, relaxing vacation we had.

    So I wouldn't start worrying about a postcard mailed at the end of March until about late June!
     
  12. jfugina

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    I sent 3 postcards and two regular cards from CC on Feb 11th, and the postcards arrived in St. Louis, MO, and the other two cards arrived in Maryland and Brooklyn, NY all on the same day - March 26th. We watched them all get postmarked as we stood there.

    Makes me wonder if the mail only leaves CC once every other month or so.
     
  13. kalc12345

    kalc12345 DIS Veteran

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    The postcards we mailed in December took about 8 weeks.
     
  14. kcashner

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    Our postcards took 6 1/2 weeks to get to the US from Castaway. From Grand Cayman it was only 10 days!
     
  15. scootch

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    Never!! Ours never arrived. :scared1:
     
  16. Tinkerbell0508

    Tinkerbell0508 Earning My Ears

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    What a fun project to be doing postcards for though!:wizard:
     
  17. extechie rbd/wdt

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    It's the bahamas mon!
    Tings take a little longer! lol!

    It will have a CC postmark when it arrives, but is still in with the snail mail.

    Hope it does manage to make it's way to you and the recipients thou! :goodvibes
    Better late than never!

    Ex Techie :)
     
  18. woody73

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    We've had the same experience with postcards never arriving.

    Woody
     
  19. teach819

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    About how much does it cost to mail a postcard? I'm trying to figure out how much cash to bring to the post office.
     
  20. whitney105

    whitney105 Earning My Ears

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    We were in castaway on 2/3 but the post office was closed that day. I really wanted our postcards to be stamped from the island, so I mailed them with the concierge on the boat and they went out the next week. We just received them this week! It was fun though, a happy reminder of our vacation 2 months ago. Island time, I guess.
     

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