What are Must-Do's On The Boat

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  1. laurenlovesdisney

    laurenlovesdisney Earning My Ears

    Jul 18, 2008
    what things are must-do's while on the boat, and what are must-nots.
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  3. ReneeDisney

    ReneeDisney Off to Neverland.....

    Nov 20, 2000
    I would love to know everyone's thoughts as well. We will be sailing on our 1st Disney Cruise in October and I can't wait!! :)
    Thanks in advance.
  4. Magic3forme

    Magic3forme Grand Slam club members

    Jan 26, 2005
    Must dos:
    Sail away party.
    Palo ( we prefer dinner).
    Order room service just once.
    Pirate party/ fireworks.
    Golden Mickeys show.
    Til We meet again after party. (in the atrium)
    Relax the day away Castaway Cay.
    Disney dreams show.
    Ice cream at scoops.
    Get your pillow case autographed by the characters.
    If you have kids, leave them in the kids club and just relax or explore the ship.
    Try new foods in the dining rooms. Dont miss the Animators show.
    come back to the ship early while in port and enjoy the empty pools.

    I cant think of any Donts. :)
  5. ReneeDisney

    ReneeDisney Off to Neverland.....

    Nov 20, 2000
    THANKS! THese all sound like fun. One question about the pillow-case. Is this something that the characters are accustomed to? Or is it better to bring an autograph book? Also, if you have a picture of your pillow case; I'd love to see it! Thanks again. :)
  6. Magic3forme

    Magic3forme Grand Slam club members

    Jan 26, 2005
    The pillowcases get dropped off at guest services the first day (along with sharpies) some have said you get either Mickey and friends to sign or the Princesses. we had all 20 characters sign. it might be because we did the 7 day.:confused3

    I dont have any pictures, sorry. Ours was black with gold/silver sharpies.

    autograph books are good when you meet the characters on the ship throughout your days there. ( and on a 7 day cruise for breakfast).
  7. dursin

    dursin DIS Veteran

    Jan 20, 2006
    I second most of these, except Palo. It's nice and everything, but we felt it was a bit over rated and nobody should feel like their cruise experience is any less if they decide to skip it.

    To this list I'd also add...

    Celebrate the Journey (if you have kids)
    The variety acts on 4 day and longer cruises...never seen one we didn't enjoy!
    Walking complete around the ship on deck 4...especially in the evening.
  8. ReneeDisney

    ReneeDisney Off to Neverland.....

    Nov 20, 2000
    THANK YOU for the information! I'm going to add a pillowcase and sharpies to my packing list. What a great memory for my daughter!!!!
  9. Jeanne B

    Jeanne B DIS Veteran

    Dec 11, 2004
    Rebook on board!! Decide later if you want to cancel or change the date but once you walk off the ship there's no getting that 10% discount and OBC (been there, done that).;)
  10. My4PhillyGirls

    My4PhillyGirls College Dad

    Feb 14, 2007
    Watching Pirates of the Carribean movies on the Ariel Screen at night while eating chicken fingers:thumbsup2

  11. KayR

    KayR DIS Veteran

    Oct 27, 2006
    My must do's

    1. Have fun - lots of it.

    2. Relax, its a vacation

    3. Realize that you won't be able to do everything - choose the things you want to do.

    4. Have fun (oops said that one already - but its important)

    Our first cruise, I tried to do all the shows, involve the kids in some of the family shows, watch movies, get character photos. I soon realized that if I planned to do X, Y and Z it wouldn't happen (the kids would rather go to the lab, or they would rather watch a movie etc). There were several items that I would have liked to experience - that's what the next cruise is for :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: (but shhh - don't tell my kids, its a surprise)

  12. aan1701

    aan1701 DIS Veteran

    Aug 26, 2005
    All goo things to do, but I would do Brunch or Tea at Palo over the dinner. Like the Show in Animators, it is why over hyped and it did not live up to that hype.

    I could not agree with this statement any more, this (at least for me) is a must do
    And this is a must don't. I am in the minority on these boards when it comes to these movies, but I have seen better film on teeth.

    I guess now with four DCL trips under my belt my top thing to do is nothing. I don't like leaving the ship anymore no matter were we are docked. I really enjoy the empty ship. I would say, do what you want, it is your vacation. I personaly would not worry about what others would do or don't do, because ultimatly I will be doing what I want to do anyway.
  13. ndepaola

    ndepaola Mouseketeer

    Aug 14, 2007
    I was recently informed that we are DINKS (double income no kids :rotfl: )..so here are our must-dos and don'ts:

    1. DO stop by Cove Cafe in the morning for a latte or other fancy beverage. I never even tried the regular coffee. Its vacation - drink the good stuff!

    2. DO go see a movie in the theater, IF they are playing something you'd like to see. Every once in a while we would feel the ship move and suddenly remember where we were. :)

    3. DO check out the gym and Rainforest Room.

    4. DO sit out on deck 4 (go for the non-smoking side ;) ). Captain Hook came by and *KICKED* the legs out from under DH's chair one day before dinner. :lmao:

    5. DON'T feel like you have to go to the show every night. I enjoyed them, but I didn't LOVE them, and we skipped one or two.

    6. DO go to dinner at Palo, if you can. We went to dinner, brunch and high tea. It was nice and quiet. Mostly it was nice because it was quiet. :) Not earth shattering, so no worries if you can't go.

    7. DON'T feel like you have to run around like a chicken with no head highlighting navigators and running to meet people, and catching tours, etc, etc.

    8. DO take naps. :goodvibes
  14. JNorris

    JNorris DIS Veteran

    Mar 10, 2004
    A Must Not:

    You Must Not try to do all these Must Do's! Pick a few, do those, re-book, do some more must do's, re-book, etc.

    You get where I'm going with this! Our family has done 5 Disney cruise, and we have #6 and #7 booked. There's lots of things we've never done, so we just keep our list, and try to cross a few more things off each cruise!
  15. orlandothebeagle

    orlandothebeagle Gotta love the beagles.

    Feb 2, 2008
    this was great fun, we loved it, got popcorn!
  16. mickeycruisemaniac

    mickeycruisemaniac Crazy 4 Cruisin

    Nov 3, 2007
    :goodvibes :goodvibes :goodvibes

    Must DO the Gym, you could go on forever on the treadmill or elliptical and never know it, the view is THAT GOOD.:thumbsup2

    Must DO - rent a bike at Castaway Cay and go on both of the trails, the rest of the island is just as beautiful as the beaches :thumbsup2

    DO NOT overplan, it will drive you nuts the whole time.

    DO NOT overpack! Nuf Said! :rotfl:
  17. tinkerbellmom1

    tinkerbellmom1 DIS Veteran

    Oct 15, 2005
    Love this one! I do it everyday I'm on vacation and the naps on the boats are even better!:hug:
  18. TexasGirl

    TexasGirl DIS Veteran

    Jul 19, 2003
    I would write basically the exact same list.

    Find a hammock and just sway on Castaway Cay. Heaven
    Do si Do with Snow White if kids young enough
    Dress up for Pirate night
  19. PrincessBelle39

    PrincessBelle39 DIS Veteran

    Mar 6, 2007
    Can someone please tell me what this is?
  20. Crystal_27

    Crystal_27 DIS Veteran

    Apr 25, 2007
    1. Order room service at least once
    2. Don't be afraid to ask for a second entree or dessert
    3. Order the (adult) drinks of the day - you'll get a yummy drink and (typically) a great keepsake glass or cube.

    (Hmmm, mine all seem to be related to food and drinks). ;)

    4. If you have kids, take advantage of the kids clubs.
  21. Waltworshiper

    Waltworshiper DIS Veteran

    Jul 21, 2008
    We will also be first time cruisers and appreciate everyones input

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