Oh the places We Go, The People We see

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports' started by jenseib, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Wicket's Mom

    Wicket's Mom DIS Veteran

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    I had thought about going to Cape May, but wasn't too sure about it. I was worried there would be no beef. I like some seafood, but dislike crab, lobster yes, barb no!
     
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  3. dizneeat

    dizneeat DIS Veteran

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    What a shame the server ruined the evening, Jen. Some just get so confused if you mix the DDP and paying oop.

    You had a BUSY day and got so much done. I take my hat up to you for doing all that. We usually are just too tired to do so much. :goodvibes
     
  4. JKSWonder

    JKSWonder Twelve plus trips and counting

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    How did the waitress charge a tip to the room without you pre-authorizing the exact amount to be charged for the tip? Was it an automatic 18% gratuity that she just decided to charge to the room?
     
  5. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Gail doesn't really eat seafood and she found enough to make her happy. Same with my Dad.

    I think on any given day this girl is confused. :lmao: I love full days. this was actually kind of a slower day for us. ;)

    Yep. Both times she has told us it has to be that much and has to be charged, which is not true. if she was good, I wold have no issues, but when you argue about a tip and how to pay for it you go down in my book REAL fast.
     
  6. nannye

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    Wohoo, I finally caught up!

    I just love reading your trip reports and all the pictures you put in! I really want to do the cruise now after reading your report :(
     
  7. JKSWonder

    JKSWonder Twelve plus trips and counting

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    That's outrageous! I would have been just as upset as you. I wonder how many years she has been scamming this way. I never really like complaining about people, but this one I would have had to make.
     
  8. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Cruising is so much fun. when is your next trip? A little birdie told me you had some pretty dresses being made. ;)

    I know. I am just disgusted with this. So many people don't know how it works and will probably just take her word for it.
     
  9. perfectmatch300

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    Interesting to hear of your experience with Susan. We ate at Cape May earlier this month and also had issues with her regarding our bill. We are locals and use the Tables in Wonderland program. She seemed to have her own set of rules for dealing with that program, too! I may just decide to have a chat with Guest Services about my experience. It didn't seem like too big a deal at the time, but I'm seeing a pattern here.

    I do want to say, Jen, that I'm really enjoying your trip report. I can't imagine how much time and effort you put into the reports you write. Your attention to detail is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your trip with all of us.
     
  10. petals

    petals Irish Princess because Cinderella said so!

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    I love the picture of Claire and Kadence together. Love Claire's mad hatter outfit.
     
  11. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    That just disgusts me that she is there doing this to probably everyone she waits on.

    Thanks so much. I write them to share, but also t relive the memories and have somewhere to go and reread about the trip as well.

    Thanks. They had a great time together.
     
  12. Lovemy3babes

    Lovemy3babes Is always in need to get herself and her children

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    Oh wow Jen! You had a full day of running around. I hate the stress of being late because of a bussing issue. Been there, done that for sure. :faint:

    Your food looks good! I'm sorry the waitress had such issues though. That's a hassle when you are dealing with tired kids. Glad it finally was sorted out!
     
  13. udflyer00

    udflyer00 Mouseketeer

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    Jen,

    Loving the pictures. I had missed a few days worth, but I'm finally caught up. That's awesome you got to catch some of the Christmas festivities. We usually get to see them every other year as we usually head down the week of New Years. I'm with you though I love it at Christmas time, the lights, the decorations, and the parades/fireworks. :)

    Also, sorry to hear about your dismal service at Cape May. I really want to try this restaurant because I LOVE seafood, but unfortuantely i'm the only one in the family out of 6 that feels that way! haha. Is there enough other stuff for the non-seafood lover?

    Mark
     
  14. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    I love the Boardwalk area but hate when you just miss a boat.

    Wow busy and crazy day but you got a lot done.

    Sorry about the busses. Sometimes you get the best luck and other times you can't make a bus to save your life.

    That fiasco at CM sounds awful. Sounds like a few people are having a similar issue. Sound like a call or email to Guest Services might be needed.
     
  15. perfectmatch300

    perfectmatch300 DIS Veteran

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    I've never had a problem with finding plenty of non seafood options at Cape May and I have seafood allergies. In fact, it's one of my favorite Disney restaurants! Hope you can talk the family into trying it. I did have my doubts about the non seafood options before my first meal there but was very happy with all the choices I did have. Most of the servers I've had there have been really good, too. :)
     
  16. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    It was a full day and this was kind of our slower day. :rotfl:

    the food was good. I enjoyed it. i hear mixed reviews, but we really had a good meal. Service wasn't so hot though.

    I am trying to keep going on this. I am now at about 6 months of writing. :rotfl2: And I still have quite a ways to go, so I need to get cracking!
    The Christmas decor is just fabulous. I was so happy to finally see it in person.
    My sister and Dad both eat very little seafood, if any at all and they both had plenty to eat. i say go for it! :thumbsup2

    The boardwalk area is so nice, but sometimes those walks are a bit long, especially when you are an impatient person like me. :scared:

    I do like the buses, when they are on my time. I have had good mojo on most of my other trips, so I guess I can't complain about it this time ....but i will! :goodvibes

    I have thought about emailing a few times, but I never have.

    exactly. You won't starve!
     
  17. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Claire and I decided to explore the Beach Club a bit after everyone left. I wanted to get a few pictures and just check out the lobby.

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    Another picture of Claire NOT looking at the camera.

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    Back to the Villas.

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    Another mermaid shot.

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    I just love Dollhouses.

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    I really loved this breezeway room

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    This is such a gorgeous picture.

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  18. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Out to the Villa pool.

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    We then headed back to the room for Claire to put her swimsuit on. She was going to go swimming in Storm-along-Bay!

    Who knew deciding where to swim was such a big deal? We walked down towards the Yacht Club and started there.

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    I would get settled in with my Kindle and she would decide to move again.

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    I think we moved like 3 or 4 times.

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    And then the announcement came. Everyone needs to get out of the pool now, it is closed!

    What? I didn’t know this pool closed at 10 PM. I swore it was open till at least 11. Oh well, nothing we can do about it now. She did get a good 30 minutes of swimming time in at least.

    We got her out and dried off and it was getting quite chilly out. On our way back to the room we saw some fireworks go off. I am guessing they were for a race because they came from behind Epcot and it was too late for them to be shooting anything off.

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    A quick shot of the boardwalk and we headed off to our room.

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    We got settled into bed once again. It had been a pretty full day for our sort of early night day. We had a lot of fun again, with a few headaches along the way.

    We got to see Carey, John and Kadence once again today. Oh the people we see!
    We went to Hollywood Studios today as well. We are learning to like that park more and enjoyed it more than I ever have in the past. I just wish I had a really LONG trip to explore each park more and take my good ole time enjoying it all.
    Oh the places we go!
     
  19. KatMark

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    Jen, I'm still reading...just not posting much. I loved your last set of pictures at the Beach Club and the pool there. Can't wait to be there in a week.
     
  20. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    It is a beautiful resort! And a fantastic pool
     
  21. Lovemy3babes

    Lovemy3babes Is always in need to get herself and her children

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    Swimming at night while in Disney is the best! :goodvibes What a great ending to a super fun day! I hope you both slept well.
     

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