Shrek Takes On Mickey: The Dreamworks Experience Aboard Allure of the Seas 9/18-25

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  1. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Note to self- never stand downwind of Ron in any situation.....

    :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

    We are planning to go on whatever ship they have in Bayonne in 2013- I'd be fine with Explorer, but I have heard a rumor it might switch to a Freedom class, which would be fabulous! I would, however, REALLY miss the "How YOU cruisin" show every day with Jimmy Rhodes- he is the best CD out there, soooooo funny, and he does this show everyday about what's going on onboard that they show on the tv- he likes Wendy Williams alot, so he does that "How you cruisin" thing with his hands just like she does "How YOU doin". Anyway.......

    Great, great TR- you always give sooooo many amazing details, I feel like I was there! :goodvibes
     
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  3. wilma-bride

    wilma-bride <<This space intentionally blank>> Moderator

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    Thanks for the plantiful room photos. Shame about your smoking neighbours :sad2: I am a reformed smoker but the smell really, really bothers me now (in fact, there was an old fella behind me at the cashpoint yesterday smoking and I had to give him the evil eye until he backed off a bit). I would have hated that.

    Gotta admit, the kids' stateroom looked tiny with the beds pushed together :scared1:

    DH told his Mum today that 'we' were thinking of doing a cruise on the Oasis of the Seas in March 2013 (for my 40th) - my hinting/nagging is clearly doing the trick :rotfl2:
     
  4. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Oh- and I wanted to add, ITA about the DCL H2O Spa products- love the smell, and I buy it to use at home because if I close my eyes, it feels like I'm on the Magic! :lovestruc
     
  5. livingis2me

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    As long as you are not blowing smoke into my balcony there is no need to fear.;)

    Ron
     
  6. Desi

    Desi <font color=990000>Seek color and ye shall receive

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    we've been debating taking a break too from Mickster. Sooo hanging on your every word...
     
  7. DundasDad

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    Hey Jen

    I want to be you when I grow up ... :rotfl2:

    We're booked on the Magic for the Easter Carribean cruise in 152 days (but who's counting??). Looking forward to hear what you did in port.
     
  8. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    Isn't THAT the truth!!!! :rotfl2:

    Jen, do all RC ships have the same smoking rules? I thought on FOTS that it was NOT allowed on balconies? My inlaws smoke and I've already warned them that it is only allowed in a couple places (from what I've obsessively read already).
     
  9. lucas

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    H20 products were on a discounted sale a few weeks ago at the WDW deluxe hotels. I stocked up! Love it.
     
  10. iloverags2

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    Good to know about the roast beef sandwiches...thanks for the response!

    Those RCI rooms are so teeny-tiny, but at least they are getting larger than the old Sovereign class ships...oy! I agree...the decor is lovely in your staterooms! Oasis/Allure have not been on my radar at all for sailing myself, but after reading your report, I may just have to give them a try!
     
  11. Jathanis

    Jathanis Full Blown Disney Fanatic

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    I'm going to have to bookmark the post with your door picture to use against the posters I always read claiming "I've never seen door magnets anywhere but on the DCL ships!" :)
     
  12. Cheryl726

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    I am so enjoying your TR, I started reading it on CC but I'll stick with this one! I really want to try a Freedom class ship. I do have a question, are any of the restaurants on the Promenade included or are they all an extra charge?

    And wow how empty the chairs were on the pool decks! We did the Dream this summer, which was great, but talk about chair hogs! Sea day was totally full near the pools. Waiting for more!
     
  13. floydfamily4

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    OK its official - I am stalking you:laughing: Can't wait for morepopcorn::
     
  14. Jennifer48

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    I cannot get over the sheer size of that ship! Did you ever feel like it was TOO big?
     
  15. nenner1

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    Freedom is indeed the sister ship of Independence. The only difference is the name of the venues and now Freedom has had some improvements- like Cupcake Cupboard and Dreamworks Experience. You can read my Independence TR on CC, check out the link in my signature. That should give you a really good idea of what to expect. It is an awesome cruise, a lot of things about Freedom class we actually like better than Allure. The solarium for one, Allure's solarium is beautiful but the pool is Disney Dream Tiny. And we are big pool fans. I agree about the balcony and smoke. We've rolled the dice 4 times now and this is the first time we "lost".

    Awesome! We are going to have an amazing cruise in just 11 months!!!!:banana:

    That sounds amazing, I think both you and your family will love Allure. you'll be an old pro at cruising by then! :goodvibes I got most all of my info from Cruise Critic- they used to have a whole board just for Allure which made finding everything so easy, but now they only have a general RCCL board. (If you see my TR there, resist the urge to read it! LOL! That one is further ahead of this one but I promise this one will be much better!!!!)

    As far as deck plans my favorite site for that is cruisedeckplans.com They have a drag and drop feature that allows you to see what is directly above and below your room! LOVE that!!! As for pictures I aim to show you everything you'll need to see and then some. We took 4700 pics on our cruise!!! I'll probably post about 4,229 of them.....:rotfl2:


    Welll......as for your last comment I won't say either way but there is a point coming up where it gets really hard to compare any further...LOL! As far as the balcony flooring, no it isn't indoor/outdoor carpeting, it is a smooth hard floor. Looks textured but it isn't really.

    YES! It is a teensy bit more inconvenient to go back & forth between, but we've found it well worth the price savings. WE've done it for the past 3 cruises now (minus Indy where we all fit in one regular room!:eek:) and it has worked out marvelously!!

    There are phones like the wave phones, but they aren't free to use like on the Dream*. They can be rented I think for $25 for two for the week from Guest Services. I have seen posted that these are iphones but the only phones I actually saw in use on our cruise were the regular Cisco dect phones (which are like the wave phones)

    *BUT you do get one free one from AO is you have a child in AO that does not have check out privileges. It may be possible and I have read of families with multiple children being able to get more than one phone from AO and then just using them to call each other with. I think that would depend on AO staff, as once we had one phone that is the one they would call us with. Can't promise it would work, but it's something to think about!

    Thanks so much for reading, I promise there will not be a test at the end!! Feel free to ask any questions you have, I'm happy to help and there is SO mcuh to learn about Allure! :goodvibes

    Word.


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    I wish you had been there! Can you imagine!!!! We may not have made it back to tell the story! :rotfl2: That would be so awesome if you got a Freedom class ship up there, Liberty is getting the upgrades that Freedom is getting (or already has) so that would be perfect!!!

    Have heard great things about Jimmy Rhodes! We thought Ken Rush was pretty funny, although we didn't get to Quest...AGAIN! He isn't a big favorite on CC but I don't get the hate, really. Joff Eaton who we had on Independence was fabulous! I love cheeky Brit humor!!! :lmao:

    It was kindof a bummer. I can tolerate it much better than Ron. We still had plenty of opportunity to enjoy it though!

    Yeah, and our SR host Anthony kept asking us if we were sure we wanted it that way because it would seem much smaller, and we said yes, it doesn't matter how small it seems, if Brendan and Savannah had to sleep in the same bed at this point, somebody would not emerge alive in the morning. LOL. I kind of think he didn't want it moved because it is harder to make the beds when they are against the well? It definitely seemed a lot LARGER once they were separated! ;)

    Woo-hoo! That would be soo awesome!!!! :cool1:

    YES! I always bring home extra from the cruise (curse those smaller bottles!) and save it for when I'm having a bad day I'll draw up a nice bath and lather up in my DCL H20 and ..I'm there again...ahh! :cloud9:

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    If you do, this is the way to go! LOL! Thanks so much for reading!!!

    Haha! :rotfl: You've got a good start! Keep up the hard work and you'll be me before you know it!

    I've got some good ones for you. One that I did through RCCL but is also available through Disney- and get this...it's actually $10 cheaper through DCL! Yea Baby! That was St. Thomas. The one in St. Maarten we booked on our own and is amazing too. I promise Ill get to that part of the TR before March!

    :rotfl2:

    Yes the smoking policy on RCCL is fleetwide. So as far as I know unless I am not privy to any inside info specific to Freedom, smoking is OK on Freedom balconies too. :thumbsup2

    Me tooo!!! :goodvibes

     
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  17. lucas

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    Don't worry about us. We'll wait for you. [​IMG]

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  18. anewmac

    anewmac Ive got nothing planned whats an OCVP to do?

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    you call it slacking after less then a week from an update.. crud dont wanna know what your calling me then. Think i last updated a month ago... im keeping you all in suspense ya thats it! lol
     
  19. karajeboo

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    No, you really don't wanna know..... :lmao:
     
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    I am so in :love: with that smilie!!! :thumbsup2 :lmao:
     

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