The dream christmas cruise dec 2-6 2012

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  1. reigle4

    reigle4 with magicdust is the only way to travel

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    SInce this is my first time to do FE gifts my question is this. DO you have a specific day that you go around the ship and deliver gifts. Just wondering. I feel like putting a Santa suit on to do this....lol just kidding....too hot
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  3. PirateBob

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    I have been wondering the same thing. My wife would hide for the rest of the cruise, not that I have a real pirate outfit. Did that for too many years.
     
  4. soarin lady

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    People do many different things....all the way from dressing up in full costumes, some even look like the "real" thing....it's amazing. Some wear pirate t-shirts, the bandana that is given to you or some do nothing at all....so it is all up to whatever makes you say "Arrrrrgh" !!!!
     
  5. soarin lady

    soarin lady Earning My Ears

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    You can do it whenever you like. Just depends on what activities you have going on and when you have time. My hubby and I split ours in half (we had 80 staterooms)! and were in the halls at 2am....along with our son & daughter in law....trying to be quiet...so it is alot like being santa!!!:santa:
     
  6. soarin lady

    soarin lady Earning My Ears

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    Typically when there is a small group such as this you give one gift, once during the cruise. You can choose to give a gift for each person in the stateroom or you can make one gift for sharing. We had both given to us. You can actually google FE gifts and you can see pictures of what people have been given. It doesn't have to be big $$.....some people get creative and make things..sew..bags of treats, items from where they are from, we had some FE friends from Alaska and they brought seafood recipes! It is just the fun of giving and then getting back to your room to find a "surprise". It is fun and amazing what people come up with! pirate:
     
  7. dvc deernut

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    NEW UPDATE WITH IVYHVC25s, PIRATEBOBs AND HERBIETHEKs CABIN NUMBER
     
  8. dvc deernut

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    I HOPE ALL GOES WELL WITH THE FE, I DONT WANT YOU TO THROW ME OVERBOARD AT THE MEET AND GREET:rotfl2:
     
  9. Purplelv93

    Purplelv93 Travel is an Addiction

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    You're doing a great job! And to respond to your earlier post. I do think Sunday would be a good cut-off date.

    Thanks!
     
  10. dvc deernut

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    HERE IS OUR PHOTO FROM THE MEMBER CRUISE 2 MONTHS AGO. WE DRESS UP BEFORE THE FIRST SHOW AND SIT IN THE THEATRE TO WATCH THE SHOW THEN WANDER AROUND AND DOWN TO DINNER. HOPEFULLY ALL 7 OF US WILL BE DRESSED UP ON THIS CRUISE:rotfl2:IM NOT GOING TO BE WEARING THAT PHONEY BEARD IVE BEEN GROWING A GOATEE JUST FOR THE CRUISE:rotfl2:
     
  11. obslady

    obslady Think, Believe, Dream, Dare!

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    I've seen where since it's a cruise so close to Christmas that some people are just using stockings for their FE. Since it's just your husband and yourself, that may be a great solution to the cost of making an FE...and easy to personalize too.

    As far as the actual FE gifts, you can be as creative as you like. It doesn't have to cost a lot of money. If you're crafty, make something. If not, look at the dollar store. There are all sorts of Disney items, lotions, journals, photo albums/frames that you could use. You could put together your favorite holiday recipes from the region you live in. There are so many possibilities...don't feel it's a financial responsibility (after all, this is vacation...NO ADDED STRESSORS ALLOWED)!!!

    Have fun with it.
     
  12. Purplelv93

    Purplelv93 Travel is an Addiction

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    Does anyone know if the ship will be decorated for Christmas?
     
  13. soarin lady

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    I actually called DCL and asked them specificallly for our cruise and they said YES!! I am excited..never seen the cruise ships decorated for Christmas before!
     
  14. dvc deernut

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    HERE IS ANOTHER PHOTO OF US WITH JACK. THAT WAS IN THE D LOUNGE. THERE WERE ONLY 5 OF US IN THERE FOR PHOTOS. USUALLY THERE IS A LINE.
     
  15. dvc deernut

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    THIS WILL BE OUR 3rd CHRISTMAS DCL CRUISE. 2ND ON THE DREAM. ITS MOsTLY THE ATRUIM THAT IS DECORATED. THERE IS USUALLY A GINGERBREAD HOUSE AND LIGHTS AND GARLAND AND A TALL TREE. ON THE ISLAND THEY HAVE TREE AS YOU EXIT AND ALONG THE WALKWAY THE SEATHEMED DECORATIONS ON THE POST ETC ARE CHRISTMAS THEMED. SOME FAMILIES PREPARE AND COME WITH GROUP OUTFITS FOR A CHRISTMAS SHOT FOR FAMILY CHRISTMAS CARDS ETC. JUST SO YOU KNOW ITS $20 A PHOTO FOR 8 X 10s OR YOU CAN BUY A PACKAGE DEAL WHERE YOU SAVE A LITTLE BIT. THE SYSTEM FOR GETTING YOUR PHOTOS IS A LOT BETTER THAN THE OLD WAY. ITS ALL DONE ON A COMPUTOR KIOSK. EVERY CABIN IS ALSO GIVEN A FILE NUMBER. YOU JUST GO LOOK IN YOUR FILE AND YOU SHOULD SEE COPIES OF THE PHOTOS THEY TOOK OF YOU. THEN YOU PURCHASE THEM. THEY STILL HANG MANY UP ON THE WALL HOLDERS BY EVENT. ITS LIKE A PHOTO LIBRARY OVERLOOKING THE ATRIUM.
     
  16. reigle4

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    I think Pirate Bob has cabin 9040 and herbirthek has cabin 9038
     
  17. PirateBob

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    Yes, these are our stateroom numbers. But I would still like to know, when do we put on our pirate gear, before or after dinner?
     
  18. katiebear

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    Before is my understanding. I asked this too ;)
     
  19. katiebear

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    Is there a special pirate show on pirate night?
     
  20. katiebear

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    Thanks for posting this. I have been going back and forth on this. I really wanted to try it. I have 3 kids so don't have time to make things, and those FEs that people sell on ebay are ridiculously expensive. Using stockings is a great idea, and I think I can come up with something now that I have an idea of what people do as gifts.

    So DVC Deernut can you please add me to the FE? It will be myself (katie), DH (Dan), DS9 Caleb, DS7 Sam, and DD4 Grace. We are in stateroom 6682.. I think lol!
     
  21. katiebear

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    Just found this on another thread! Wow I'm getting excited! Love the idea of doing our Christmas card photo here!

    celebrate the magic of the holiday season November 2012 through early January 2013 onboard the Disney Cruise Line® ships and at Disney's Castaway Cay.

    The festive events and activities onboard include:
    • A tree-lighting ceremony in the atrium lobby, where "snow" magically falls
    • Character "meet and greets" in appropriate holiday attire
    • International holiday caroling by Crew members from around the world
    • Special family time, when families join together to design and decorate their own gingerbread houses.
    • Classic holiday story time

    The festive events and activities at Disney's Castaway Cay include:
    • Castaway Cay transformed into a Magical Wonderland with “snow” flurries, a Christmas Tree, Mr. and Mrs. Snowman (with shell noses and tropical shirts)
    • Carolers
    • The island's tram decorated to resemble a reindeer, complete with antlers and tail
     

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