May the Fourth be with us! Magic 5/4/2013

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  1. cruisecrasher

    cruisecrasher DIS Veteran

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    This is going to be the meets thread for the May 4, 2013 sailing of the Disney Magic.

    Itinerary:
    6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise on Disney Magic- Itinerary B
    Sail Date: Saturday May 4 to Friday May 10
    Ship: Disney Magic
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    Day Port Ashore Onboard
    1 Galveston - 4:00 p.m.
    2 At Sea - -
    3 At Sea - -
    4 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 7:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.*
    5 Cozumel, Mexico 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
    6 At Sea - -
    7 Galveston 8:30 a.m. -

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    Ok

    Yay!
    So glad to book a DCL cruise out of Texas!
    As the site says: Only 463 days left!

    Final Payment date:
    February 18, 2013


    I'm Lori Ketcherside and will be traveling with DH (Benjamin), DS Christopher (6 at sail) and DD Kylee (4 at sailing)

    :goodvibes
    Couldn't resist the Star Wars reference
    :darth::ewok::yoda::chewy:
     
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  3. IrishCowboy

    IrishCowboy DIS Veteran<br><a href="http://www.disboards.com/s

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    I have added your thread to the cruise meet list :thumbsup2

    Have a great cruise!
     
  4. sjlnv

    sjlnv Mouseketeer

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    We have a cruise booked... but don't think it's the one we really want to take. We have eyed this one, and I just put in my vaca request. I'm not switching the cruise just yet, but will be so excited when I do!
    There will be 3 of us. Grandma Janet, Myself Sandi, and my son Evan who will be 10 at the time of sailing. This will be our 2nd Cruise.
     
  5. cruisecrasher

    cruisecrasher DIS Veteran

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    Welcome! If you decide to stay...I'm hoping to upgrade to a verandah if the do the same specials they've got this fall for next spring.
     
  6. cruisecrasher

    cruisecrasher DIS Veteran

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    294 days!
     
  7. rewhitingjr

    rewhitingjr Living the Disney Dream

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    Just booked this cruise to take my Mom (84) and Dad (86) on their first Disney Cruise! This will be my sixth with DCL.
     
  8. exmli03

    exmli03 Earning My Ears

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    Hello,

    We are booked on this cruise. It will be our VERY first cruise. My mom, DD, DS, and myself have done WDW several times. However, this will be the FIRST Disney adventure with hubby. SO I am SO hoping that he will like it. We really love WDW and he NEVER wants to go but agreed to do the cruise. I am hoping to get to meet some really great friends.

    It will be hubby (Pat), me (Meredith), DD (Mallory), and DS (Dayne) :cool1:
     
  9. rewhitingjr

    rewhitingjr Living the Disney Dream

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    Welcome aboard. My first DCL cruise was over ten years ago and I'm eternally hooked. This will be my sixth DCL cruise and 3rd on the Magic. Speaking from a mature male's point of view (is there such a thing?), your husband will enjoy himself with all the activities onboard.

    I finally convinced my mom and dad to take a DCL cruise ... this cruise. :cool1:

    Just returned from Magic cruise out of New York. Its going to be great departing from Galveston, TEXAS!!!
     
  10. rewhitingjr

    rewhitingjr Living the Disney Dream

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    Anybody up for FE? I'll be glad to administer it. Let me know.
     
  11. exmli03

    exmli03 Earning My Ears

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    I sure hope you are right. He is REALLY worried that he will not have anything interesting to do and it will only be fun for the kids. Which is ok BUT he really wants to have a great time.
     
  12. exmli03

    exmli03 Earning My Ears

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    What is the FE? I would be interested. I have read a little about them but not sure of all of the ins and outs...
     
  13. exmli03

    exmli03 Earning My Ears

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    Just returned from Magic cruise out of New York. Its going to be great departing from Galveston, TEXAS!!![/QUOTE]

    I listened to the podcast this week where John and Kevin did the review on the Magic and they have made me a little scared. I hope the ship does not look as bad I pictured it from their review. They did say it was going to dry dock soon so maybe they will fix all of the "big" issues... :confused3
     
  14. exmli03

    exmli03 Earning My Ears

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    Does anyone have any pictures of FE's?
     
  15. cruisecrasher

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    Ooo. We're in!
     
  16. cruisecrasher

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    I listened to the podcast this week where John and Kevin did the review on the Magic and they have made me a little scared. I hope the ship does not look as bad I pictured it from their review. They did say it was going to dry dock soon so maybe they will fix all of the "big" issues... :confused3[/QUOTE]

    Soon is relative. I've read September 2013 for its next dry dock. Either way, it should be lovely.
     
  17. rewhitingjr

    rewhitingjr Living the Disney Dream

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    Soon is relative. I've read September 2013 for its next dry dock. Either way, it should be lovely.[/QUOTE]

    I just returned from weekend cruise out of New York on Magic (August 10-12). The cruise and the ship were great! Only wear I noticed was on my verandah railing (paint chip and signs of rust) as well as missing red paint on smoke stacks. Everything else was ship shape!
     
  18. rewhitingjr

    rewhitingjr Living the Disney Dream

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    Fish Extender is a fun Disney cruise experience. The Fish Extender itself is a pocket panel you hang from the fish shaped hook outside your stateroom. These can be homemade or you can purchase them on sites like Etsy, you can also find some pictures on Google or DIS forums. Families that join the FE group hang their Fish Extender outside their cabin during the cruise and then exchange gifts with others throughout the cruise.

    Here is a thread with some basic info about it:
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1219607

    FE gift ideas
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1774643

    Handmade Gift Ideas:
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1980639


    It's a ton of fun, not just for kids, and you can either give one gift to each cabin, or a gift to each person in the cabin. You can give gifts a few times throughout the cruise or just once. No real set rules, just exchange and have fun! Gifts can be homemade or storebought.

    I'm just getting us started and organized, so if anyone has any other ideas or suggestions, please post! I will be getting a new thread started to keep our FE list and thoughts separate from this thread. As soon as the new thread is active, I will let you know via a post on this thread.
     
  19. cruisecrasher

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    Hey everyone!
    I got some new info about Galveston based DCL cruises next spring,

    Thread where I first got this info:
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2978896

    Heads up, the 8 nights next spring are swapping to a Key West, Castaway Cay and Port Canaveral (WDW!!!!)
    :banana::banana::banana:
    So I called up DCL and got them to move us to April 26, 2013 as all the 8 night cruises seem to be not able to be modified on the website for the minute and all show as full (they aren't they've just locked them down so they can move everyone around today.

    So...um, sorry, but I'm bailing for an 8 night.
    I'm taking the kids to DISNEY WORLD!
    :cloud9:
    now to keep it a secret for nine months.
    :rolleyes1
     
  20. rewhitingjr

    rewhitingjr Living the Disney Dream

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    Happy you get to go to CC. We are not planning to change as my Mom and Dad are in their late eighties and would not be able to enjoy CC / WDW (Mom needs a wheelchair). We probably will not even get off the ship at Cayman and Cozumel - just relax and enjoy the Magic for six days.

    This past June, I did a Castaway Cay back to back on the Dream with my grandkids and their families - also spent two days in WDW with them.

    Be sure to keep this thread active for those staying on the May 4 cruise.

    Thanks.
     
  21. cruisecrasher

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    I wouldn't dream of closing it!
    Have a lovely cruise y'all!
     

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