Oh the places We Go, The People We see

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  1. tinkerbellandeeyor

    tinkerbellandeeyor DIS Veteran

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    Thank you btw how tall do you have to be to ride thinking of going on the cruise for my 30 bday in 2015
     
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  3. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    LOL! I just can't keep up with anything at all. this was my fun today, updating my TR. I seemed to be doing laundry, running to the store, or work. all the while, Mr Chatty is around, :rotfl: Now those aren't the worse things at all, but I am ready for a breather.
     
  4. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk DIS Veteran

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    I understand completely. Sometimes my brain just craves a little time to "be". Try convincing Mr. Chatty that more naps will help get him out to his beloved cows sooner! [​IMG]

    Or maybe you could just move his bed out to the barn? :lmao:
     
  5. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I can't remember for sure anymore with out looking it up. It is on the DCL website though.

    Mr Chatty decided to take a shower about 5 minutes after i started laundry today. Since we are off a well and pressure isn't the greatest, you don't get much pressure if you go in while the washer is running. And my new washer that I got last summer still pretty much sucks with it's high tech crud. If I turn it off, it will only pause for so long then empty out and you have to start over, so I told him he had to wait or take a low pressure shower.
     
  6. MEK

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    I am cruising for the first time in October and I am very excited for the verandah room. I am sure I will be spending a lot of time there.

    The girls look they are already have a blast and lunch looks yummy. It is really fun to see pictures of the other ships.

    What - you don't want to take a Carnival cruise? :rotfl:
     
  7. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I am not totally opposed to Carnival. I know a lot of people love them. But it may be awhile for me. LOL. Really mostly because their are so many other lines I want to try first anyways and I need to make some money to do it all. :rotfl:
     
  8. mickeystoontown

    mickeystoontown DIS Veteran

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    Wow! Look at the goodies that were waiting on you when you got to your room. How sweet of Gail to have a gift waiting for you and the Castaway Cay Club bag looks really nice.

    The more I read cruise trip reports, the more I realize that we went about the first part of the day all wrong. I should have packed a bag and hit the Aqua Duck as soon as we got onboard. Live and learn, I guess.

    Mary Ellen, you asked about Carnival. We could see the Carnival ship across from us when we were at Port Canaveral and got an even closer look when we were in Nassau. There's a BIG difference in the appearance of the two cruiselines. The Carnival ship looked like it could use a good cleaning and coat of paint.
     
  9. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I loved getting goodies. It was such a nice surprise!

    I have done my first few hours differently each time now and I have enjoyed all of them really. This was more relaxed since I kind of knew the ship already. And with family that worked best this time too.

    You are right, Carnival looks like it needs some paint. I am not saying it's a bad line, but I do prefer Disney's look.
     
  10. SunLuvr321

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    I have to admit to this too. On our first cruise we had an oceanview room and I was sure that nothing could be better. On our last cruise our TA upgraded us to a veranda room room when the FL resident rates came out. We spent so much time either on the veranda or just watching the waves from the room that I don't think I could go back to an oceanview again.
     
  11. ronnmel

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    I had heard that pools on cruise ships are tiny, especially for the amount of people on the ship itself.

    It's nice that you got to go on the Aqua Duck as I'm sure later on the line must have been so long.
     
  12. JKSWonder

    JKSWonder Twelve plus trips and counting

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    I want to try RCCL too, but I think I want to scope it out first, just me and Mike, before deciding whether or not the kids would accept something other than Disney. This is partially selfish (I would love to cruise just DH and I someday) and partially because I fear my son's reaction to a different kids club. DS is NOT a fan of change.
     
  13. Wicket's Mom

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    Carnival is the only line we have cruised on, first cruise was great. The second cruise was terrible, we swore we would never cruise again. That was in 1990, haven't wanted to cruise since. I will say the Disney cruises look might nice.
     
  14. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    It is so wonderful to have a balcony!

    Yes, they are tiny.
    The aqua duck can have long lines, so I did want to get on right away so we had a chance to ride it at least once.

    I know claire would be fine, but she would miss Disney, but she would still have a great time. but I like the excuse of trying it without kids. :rotfl:

    LOL! I bet you would like disney. Thats a long time ago and things have changed a bit. I cruise in the later 90's on NCL and things are even different since then.
     
  15. Daddy_of_Princesses

    Daddy_of_Princesses The downside of being better than everyone else is

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    You should check out the DISBoards. It's chock full of Disney Geeks
     
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    LOL, she met some of her best Disney Geek friends on the DIS. :)
     
  17. Beth D

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    Love the updates! I'm going to like this trip with your family! Nothing like starting the cruise out with a celebratory drink! :thumbsup2

    We've only cruised DCL, but my boss and family have done Royal Carribean several times and love it. Their private island stop is a secluded area in Labadee, Haiti. It just doesn't have the ring to it like Castaway Cay though! :lmao:
     
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    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I've heard of that place. I'll have to go check it out!!! :lmao:

    Yes I have!:thumbsup2

    Thanks. It was a fun start to our cruise. After that morning, my Mom needed a drink! :rotfl:
    I have seen pictures of Labadee, and it does look nice, but very different!
     
  19. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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    I see a lot of people saying that once you have been in a Veranda, you don't want to go back. This has not been my experience at all. We had a Veranda on the Magic in November and I am actually really glad that it is back to my beloved Bat Cave (aka Inside Cabin) for our back to back cruise in 3 months. There is a very good reason for this. I normally have issues sleeping. It takes me forever to drop off at night however late I go to bed and I rarely sleep a night through. When I am on a cruise, I am asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow and sleep though the night. I have always attributed this to the movement of the ship. During our November cruise I had the same issues with sleeping that I have at home. Looking back, this happened once before. This was when we had an ocean view cabin. So I think what helps me sleep is the combination of the movement and the complete darkness in an inside cabin. Having said that, if I can make the September Panama Canal cruise work, then I am definitely in the market for a Veranda. When we did the Panama Canal cruise in 2011, it was a very long day with a lot of standing. Being able to watch the crossing from the comfort of our own Veranda would be a definite plus.

    I am a bit nervous about the new ships as we are so used to the classic ships, but there are two things that are a big temptation. The Aqua Duck is one of them and the Midship Detective Agency is another.

    Corinna
     
  20. DisneyCrazMom

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    I have to ask, what is this supposed to be?
     
  21. francis6306

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    How did Abby do with the Muster Drill :confused3 It's nice that you have time to eat and play before the Muster drill!
     

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