What I would do/not do next cruise

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  1. ibouncetoo

    ibouncetoo <font color=009999>I get excited by the little thi

    Aug 31, 2003
    :lmao::lmao::lmao: Oh, I am so with you on that! Even when the cruise is booked over a year in advance!

    Regarding the character breakfast, if anyone finds themselves in the same situation (CB the morning after any late night plans): check with your head server and they can probably just schedule you in a different day. Since everyone does not go to the CB (I didn't until my 6th cruise!) there should be room for you on any of the mornings they do it.

    And thanks for the BLT suggestion, I'll remember that for the EBTA! :thumbsup2

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  3. TotallyAngelic

    TotallyAngelic Disney Addict

    Aug 14, 2005
    Won't do Again

    1. Eat dessert at dinner on the night of the midnight dessert buffet .... I was far too full to try anything other than one strawberry.

    2. Leave all the packing until the last evening ... way too stressful.

    3. Miss any of the shows .... missed Disney Dreams last time because we were faffing about.

    4. Origami class ..... make a flower but have no desperate need to do it again

    5. The Galley Tour ... really interesting but once you've done it you've done it.

    Will Do Again

    1. Join the DIS meet group and meet lots of lovely new friends.

    2. Join in with the Fish Extender exchange .... really enjoyed it.

    3. Get up early and grab a coffee and wander the deserted decks... really relaxing

    4. Take thousands of photos.... wonderful memories.

    5. Rent bikes on Castaway Cay .. really enjoyed this.

    6. The trivia quizzes .... good fun.

    Will Do Next TIME for 1st Time

    1. Go to Cove Cafe for specialty coffee

    2. See at least one movie on board

    3. Use the pool and hot tub

    4. Use the gym and walk the deck in the morning to give more calorie room for food intake.

    5. Get Room Service Breakfast and room sevice cookies.

    6. Use the pressing service.

    7. Go on the upper deck at night and look at the stars with a bottle of champagne

    8. Watch a sunrise

    9. Go to the cooking demos, behind the scenes tours and the ship art tour, in fact any informative talk or demonstration.

    10. TAKE TIME TO RELAX ... last time with 4 teens in tow we did not relax at all.

    Can't believe I missed so much on the first cruise :confused3
  4. 1Goofy

    1Goofy Mouseketeer

    Feb 21, 2010
    where is the martini tasting?!
  5. speakupjc

    speakupjc DIS Veteran

    Oct 3, 2005
    What is the seafood buffet and when and where is it?
  6. cwby22

    cwby22 Mouseketeer

    Apr 8, 2009
    let me give this a try...
    First My List - DH 42
    Will do again:
    relax on deck 7 "secret" verandah
    Bring box of wine
    Fly in day before, leave day after
    Bike rentals on CC
    Studio Sea game shows ... Fun
    Basketball on Deck 10
    Take pictures ... only more!
    Will not do again:
    dinner every night in Dining Room
    spend so much time in Nassau
    sail away party - too crowded
    Will do for 1st time:
    Palo Brunch
    visit Cove Cafe
    order room service
    visit Serenity Bay
    have Konk Kooler on CC

    Now kid's version - My DS 12
    Will do again:
    Bike Rentals on CC
    Game Shows in Studio Sea
    Free Throw Contest (CC and on deck 10)
    Visit sports deck (on deck 10)
    Hang out on "secret verandah" on deck 7
    Pin trading
    Go to shows (golden mickeys and disney dream)
    Will not do again:
    Buy 25$ coupon book for nassau and spend the whole day looking for free stuff
    Go to dinner at animators palate (not as good as people say)
    Spend alot of time at nassau
    Breakfast buffet at parrot cay
    Will do 1st time:
    Order room service
    Go to the sports deck the first thing u do if u want to be alone cuz there is no one there
    dont be always on laptop (it ends up being work and u dont want to work on vacation)
    only go to the sail away party if this is your first disney cruise
  7. ua1992

    ua1992 Mouseketeer

    Jul 13, 2008
    what we'll do again
    not get off the boat in Nassau -- just enjoy the time onboard
    see a movie
    getting off early on Castaway Cay days

    what we're looking forward to for the first time
    a meal at Palo
    spa treatment -- we'll be celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary
    trying fish extenders for the first time :)
    ordering breakfast
  8. lafa

    lafa Mouseketeer

    Aug 29, 2009
    thanks for the tip on the CB! i will try to remember that next time!
  9. lilosurf11

    lilosurf11 Mouseketeer

    Feb 9, 2010
    I would def. take advantage of the room service - I didn't order any one my last cruise...those mickey ice cream bars would have been amazing after spending the evening in rockin bar d. :goodvibes
    Oh yeah, I would def. save up some of my own money for drinks by the pool! :rotfl:
  10. rosiep

    rosiep <font color=deeppink>I don't drink, I try to conve

    Sep 21, 2006
    I'd like to know too. Also what's the deal with clocks? Is there none in the staterooms?????
  11. ibouncetoo

    ibouncetoo <font color=009999>I get excited by the little thi

    Aug 31, 2003
    The clockface is not lit, so you can't see the time when the room is dark.

  12. rosiep

    rosiep <font color=deeppink>I don't drink, I try to conve

    Sep 21, 2006
    thanks...good to know!
  13. Doingitagain

    Doingitagain DIS Veteran

    Mar 23, 2006
    Even harder to see for us...the ticking drives us crazy so we put it in the closet by the life preservers! :rotfl:
  14. njdisneymom811

    njdisneymom811 Earning My Ears

    Jan 15, 2010
    Just back from the 3/7/10 4 night on the Wonder...would not go to Atlantis - we thought it was dirty and overrated & I would skip dinner at Palo....would definitely join the DSI group, do the FE again & Castaway was excellent....would like to try the Palo brunch & join DVC ! :goodvibes
  15. dizzi

    dizzi DIS Veteran

    Jan 25, 2007


    FOUND it searching for something else........
    stopped at page 3 will start back on page 4 tomorrow great read while on treadmill

  16. simbasmom2

    simbasmom2 Just waitin around till boarding time!

    Nov 27, 2010
    Drink wine from our verandah while eatting an "all hands on deck platter".
    Order the big island cookies (several times)!
    Rebook early in the cruise

    Relax longer in the Rainforest room and bring a book with me!
    Bring less wine and more beer.
    Not eat dessert with every meal...OK, well, forget that one:rotfl:
    Not be afraid and order from another dining room menu (if rotational night)
    Bring a airfreshner, the bathrooms get stinky from the plumbing!
    Load up on vitamins before we leave!
    Exercise a bit more...
    More hot tub time

    Bring home misc. papers, candy, etc.
  17. Marshay

    Marshay I'm Goofy for Mickey. Don't worry if you get a bi

    Jan 28, 2007
    Can you explain this one? Are there incentives or additional excursions to book once on board?

    Would you explain this one too? Are you saying you'd book personally and not go through Disney? Just curious why and how one arranges then?

    Thanks everyone! Looking forward to my first Dream cruise in 2013.:cool1:
  18. redsonja76

    redsonja76 Mouseketeer

    Mar 13, 2011
    Will do:

    Read more books.

    Will not do:

    Tea with Alice, it was really quite boring.
    Book so many different things to do that we never really got to rest.
  19. paraflier

    paraflier Mouseketeer

    Jul 9, 2010
    Will do again

    1. Remember that this is as much our kids vacation as it is ours.
    2. Have dinner in the dining rooms each night as a family.
    3. Grab a soda from deck 9 and head down to a lounger on deck 4 with a book.Ahh
    4. Bring over the door shoe organizer.
    5. Dress up for formal night.
    6. Have a photo matte signed.
    7. Spend time on the ship during a port day.
    8. FE
    9. Order room service. Yes sometimes a Mickey bar sounds good at midnight, along with a cheeseburger for the kiddos and some soup for daddy. (It's a wonder we didn't gain weight on our cruise)

    Will do for 1st time

    1. Palo for Dinner.
    2. Get more photos done by Shutters.
    3. Room service for breakfast. Seems like a good way to wake up and start the day rather than sleeping too late and having to rush to get to the buffet.

    Won't do again

    1. Freak out about seeing the shows before dinner.
    2. Play Bingo.
    3. Overpack...I'll be doing at least 1 load of laundry.
  20. dizzi

    dizzi DIS Veteran

    Jan 25, 2007
    I cant speak for the person who wrote those....
    That i know of No there is not special incentives on board

    And to book yur own excursion just look up where you and going on the net and many opportunities will come up
  21. aan1701

    aan1701 DIS Veteran

    Aug 26, 2005
    I am going to throw in a couple Will nots. I will not do laundry. I am on vacation and it does not feel like a vacation if I am doing chores. I will not book excursions indipendently. Last cruise I saw a group who almost missed their ship as their indipendently booked excursion was late. I overheard this at dinner as they were at the table next to us. If it were booked through DCL the ship would have waited. I will not complain about the weather. It is what it is. Finally I will not complain about rough seas. I have chosen to take my trip in the middle if the ocean, rough seas can be a part if it.
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