The Sea Witch Stole My Voice! Our Two Week Land and Sea Adventure! COMPLETE 4/12

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by Lifelong_Dreamer, May 31, 2009.

  1. Lifelong_Dreamer

    Lifelong_Dreamer DIS Veteran

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    Late dinner had its advantages and disadvantages. Honestly I am not one for long drawn out "fancy" dinners. I am just as happy going up to deck 9 and eating chicken strips or ordering room service. It was our first cruise though so I wanted to experience the dining rooms and Mom loves the social aspect of the dinners. To be honest though we were always so tired by the time we got out of the late dinner (nearly 10pm every night) that we had little energy for anything else.


    The dress code changes from night to night. The first night it was cruise casual so the rule is basically NO shorts. Most guys I saw were wearing a nice pair of casual pants and a polo/golf shirt or a nice button up shirt.

    On the cruise there is also one formal night and one semi-formal night. Those are the nights where guys might dress up a bit more and wear suits or dress pants and a tie some might even wear a tux on Formal night. It is certainly not required though and they are not going to kick you out of the dining room or deny you service.

    There were kids at the late seating, though not nearly as many as at the early seating.


    Yeah it might have been a bit uncomfortable! The good thing with there being four different travel groups at our table is that if one turned out to be a dud chances are that the other three groups would be okay.
     
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  3. DisneyJo

    DisneyJo Missing my tags!

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    What a coincidence that you sat with another DISer, has he posted here?

    And thanks for telling me your sleeping arrangements at last :rotfl: Very nice of your Mom to give you the bed!
     
  4. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    Nope, I have never interacted with him on the Dis. He posted a few times before the cruise on the cruise meet thread but I didn't really participate there. It was a funny coincidence though that he was a Diser. Although not too surprising, Brent (cruise director) said one night that something like 60% or more of the people on our cruise were returning Disney cruisers so I am sure that a lot of them probably visit the Dis.

    Mom actually likes sleeping on the couch. :confused3 Often when we are at home she will curl up and sleep on the living room couch instead of going to sleep in her bed. :confused3
     
  5. FauntleroyFAN07

    FauntleroyFAN07 Commander of Donalds Crew Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy

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    i think i would order two entrees each night just becaues i could

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  6. PopArtGal

    PopArtGal Mushu's Best Gal Pal

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    The shows look good.

    I know how you felt "left out" of the game.

    I often feel "left out" at Disney. Don't they know adults like to feel special too?
     
  7. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    :laughing: That does not surprise me.


    I agree, Disney does some wonderful things for adults but they also exclude us from some really fun stuff as well.
     
  8. Mysteria

    Mysteria I guess the tag fairies wings were clipped.

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    Very cool that there was another Diser at your table! I was disappointed your steak kinda sucked. It looks so good and I think I was drooling a bit. :rotfl:
     
  9. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    Maybe people who like a little fat in their meat would have had a different opinion on the steak. Me, I always have to cut out every inch of visible fat. :cutie:
     
  10. Mysteria

    Mysteria I guess the tag fairies wings were clipped.

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    I don't mind some fat, or I guess I should say marbling, because it makes for more tender meat. If it's enough for you to be cutting out and your tablemates to comment on then it's just too much fat.

    Pic still makes me drool though. :rotfl:
     
  11. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    :laughing: Well don't worry I had many dishes on this cruise that I loved and I have TONS of food pictures.
     
  12. Mysteria

    Mysteria I guess the tag fairies wings were clipped.

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    Then I guess I better keep some napkins by my desk. :thumbsup2
     
  13. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    I thought you all might be interested to see what the Daily Navigators look like and see what kind of activities are available day to day. I'll try to remember and post the navigator for each day as I finish writing it up.

    I left the files big enough so that you can easily read them.

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    Info going into the notebook!

    I was just thinking that finishing at 10pm was awdully late for kids. Jimmy would have fell asleep in his dinner:rotfl:
     
  15. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    Heck I was falling asleep in my dinner some nights. :laughing:
     
  16. LOVEMY3KIDDOS

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    I think after this December's trip...maybe we may have to talk about doing a Disney cruise next adventure?? It looks like it's something not to miss! DH wants to go to the Carib. anyway...then I still get Disney too!
     
  17. FauntleroyFAN07

    FauntleroyFAN07 Commander of Donalds Crew Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy

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    wow that was alot of good information...thanks alot.

    question, i think you already posted the room service listings.

    but lets say i wake up and i dont want breakfast, can i get a hot dog, or chicken strips?
     
  18. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    The best of both worlds! The new Disney ship starts sailing the Caribbean in 2011. :thumbsup2


    That is a good question, I have no idea. If it is on the room service menu then I would hazard a guess and say you can get it any time of day that you want. I don't believe it stipulated hours of availability for certain foods. It doesn't hurt to ask though, they aim to please!
     
  19. k_reile

    k_reile Slowly converting my son into a Disney lover!

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    are you related to my husband?? He is always eating regular food for breakfast!! :lmao:
     
  20. EastYorkDisneyFan

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    you might be able to do that.
     
  21. FauntleroyFAN07

    FauntleroyFAN07 Commander of Donalds Crew Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy

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    haha, maybe, growing up i never liked breakfast and my mom would make me eat somethng before school, so i would have a can of soup, usually veg beef, i say hey im getting my veggies.

    she could not really argue with that, so i won and ate soup.

    sweeeeettttttttttttt,

    every morning hotdog, with a beer on the cruise, that is my goal when i go cruising for the first time.

    and with a side of mickey ice cream bar.
    :banana:
     

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