Things you wish you knew, or paid more attention to (Help for 1st time cruisers)

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  1. jeanigor

    jeanigor DIS Veteran

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    As was suggested in another thread by Tracey and Mary...so I thought I would go ahead and start a seperate thread.

    If you sailed on DCL before, what is something you wish you knew prior to your first sailing?

    ~and~

    What is the piece of advice/knowledge that you would pass on to a newbie cruiser?
     
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  3. georgemoe

    georgemoe <font color=royalblue>Beverages? There were bevera

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    On the pirate themed night, Deb and I decided we would relax and passed on the dinner. I wish we didn't. The menu was right up my alley.

    The pirate buffet after the fireworks was pretty disappointing (lousy) if you ask me. If you like nothing but desserts and didn't skip the dinner, you'll be fine.
     
  4. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Pirate night was fun in the dining room - lots of folks in some pretty impressive costumes. Todd's being especially good.
     
  5. Launchpad11B

    Launchpad11B <font color=blue>DW thinks he's a <i>Manly Man</i>

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    Bill's (billwald) was awesome as well! pirate:
     
  6. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

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    Castaway Cay is probably better than you think. Plan to make the most of your day on the island. Get off the ship early and enjoy everything it has to offer.
     
  7. cocowum

    cocowum <marquee><font color=deeppink>Have <img src=http:/

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    Ditto!


    Also, don't worry if you over pack. You can fit quite a few bags under the bed. There is lots of storage space. :thumbsup2 :rolleyes1
     
  8. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Gee - I've never heard of people overpacking for a cruise. :rolleyes1

    I agree about CC. Great place to do stuff or just lay on the beach and do nothing. The water is wonderful.
     
  9. Launchpad11B

    Launchpad11B <font color=blue>DW thinks he's a <i>Manly Man</i>

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    ETA: Bring someone with you that can lift the bed!!!! :lmao::lmao::lmao:
     
  10. maroo

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    awesome thread! I won't take up much space here...but I can't wait to read all of these hints... popcorn::
     
  11. tlcoke

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    Paul, Can't we just call you?
     
  12. jeanigor

    jeanigor DIS Veteran

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    Trust me the beds are easily liftable. I could even do it.
     
  13. dpuck1998

    dpuck1998 <font color=blue>I'm innocent I tell you...innocen

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    Bring an extension cord and/or power strip. I need a fan and there are no outlets near the bed.
     
  14. winotracy

    winotracy <font color=orange>This is NOT an ask Tracy questi

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    Someone didn't read my packing list last time :lmao::lmao:
     
  15. sshaw10060

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    Be sure to bring a change of clothes and/or bathing suit in your carry-on. If you get on the boat early enough you may just want a dip in the pool.
     
  16. L.E. Ott

    L.E. Ott <font color=deeppink>I love the smell of sheep-rai

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    Stay out of Nassau!! To enjoy the most scenic view of the city, just go up on deck of the ship, that's the best it gets. In town....well if you've ever seen the bathroom from the original Saw movie, you get the idea.
     
  17. winotracy

    winotracy <font color=orange>This is NOT an ask Tracy questi

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    If you love snorkeling but don't want to do the snorkel trail at Castaway Cay, take your snorkel gear over to the adult beach. There's lots of stuff to see there. First place I ever saw purple coral!!
     
  18. DVCsince02

    DVCsince02 <font color=green><font color=deeppink><marquee>Ev

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    But the fish at the adult beach freak me out. They stare at you!
     
  19. winotracy

    winotracy <font color=orange>This is NOT an ask Tracy questi

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    And the fish at the family beach don't?

    I've seen a lot of different things at the adult beach. On 1.0 we saw a little octopus!! Never saw one of those before.
     
  20. georgemoe

    georgemoe <font color=royalblue>Beverages? There were bevera

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    Funny and gross at the same time. Nice Stephan! :)

    Too funny! Deb had a whole school of fish fly by her shins. Then one much bigger fish chasing them. The fish were sucking on my toes. :eek:
     
  21. corky441

    corky441 When Disney & Italy meet - e amore

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    OKAY - add to trip tip list - "Stay out of water on Castaway Cay" :eek:
     

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