You bet your aft we had a good time! A Wonder trip report Update 12/30 p.59-611

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  1. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

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    I finally decided on a title so I wanted to post it before I changed my mind. I had about 20 options running through my head. :goodvibes


    :welcome: friends.



    So before I begin I have to share that this was one of the funnest and craziest trips ever. First of all, it was Disney but a cruise which we learned is pretty different from doing the parks. While it's still Disney, it's a different Disney. I had done lots of reading and researching but unlike land trips, I wrote very little down before the trip. And even though I had read so much I wasn't quite sure what to expect other than good food, great service, a beautiful boat, and 2 amazing ports of call. Can I say the trip was all that and a whole bunch more hence the title: you bet your aft we had a good time. This trip really deserves a more PG13 rating in some parts but we'll keep it G for the youngins'.

    As most of you know, this trip was my son Joshua's bar mitzvah gift. The girls and DH have since forgiven us for taking a Disney Cruise without them. While it was amazing, I am still not sure that cruising would appeal all that much to DH. We'll see.

    Our cruise was on the gorgeous Disney Wonder:

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    Our cast included myself and Joshua:

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    And our new friend Pam:

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    I can't tell you how much we enjoyed spending time with Pam so while originally we just happened to be on the same cruise, we ended up spending most of the cruise together so I am including her in on the cast. I think surviving 5 days with us has well earned her a place in the cast (whether she likes it or not). :rotfl:

    The Wonder's itinerary was:
    Miami
    sea day
    Cozumel
    sea day
    Castaway Cay
    Miami

    Please stick around. I promise you won't be bored. ​
     
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  3. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

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    Travel and port
    http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3260751&page=3

    Boarding, meeting, and time for a drink
    http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51186156&posted=1#post51186156

    A little BBB and our cabin
    http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51211222#post51211222

    Terminal, BBB, and pics of the ship
    http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51223079#post51223079

    Touring the ship
    http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51238737&posted=1#post51238737

    Come sail away with me lad
    http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51266744&posted=1#post51266744

    Animator's Palate
    http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51290587&posted=1#post51290587

    Sea day!
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51358642#post51358642

    Trivia and Tritons
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51394462#post51394462

    Drinking with Jesus
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51405860#post51405860

    pirate: night
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51435352#post51435352

    Pirate night part two
    http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51496594#post51496594

    Cozumel
    http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51536549#post51536549

    Nachi Cocom
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51562249#post51562249

    All aboard
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51145346#post51145346

    Party like it's 1999!
    http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51783388#post51783388

    Scandalous second sea day
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51825722#post51825722

    She had a panic attack
    http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51899847#post51899847

    I say potato, you say punch a CM! :eek:
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=52234885#post52234885

     
  4. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    OK! I'm in!
     
  5. rentayenta

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    Yay friend and :welcome: So glad you're here. :goodvibes
     
  6. jedijill

    jedijill <font color=red>Chiefs fan living in Bronco countr

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    Here!

    Jill in CO
     
  7. ACDSNY

    ACDSNY I love my job! I love my job! I love my job!

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    Me too!
     
  8. mrslaney

    mrslaney Mouseketeer

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    You know I'm here. : )
     
  9. rentayenta

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    Woot woot and :welcome: Jill. Please link me when you start your Disneyland report. ​



    Awesome and :welcome: Promise to not drag this me out.​




    Yay Beth and :welcome: Star bright, star bright, star bright, Mickey pool was another trip report title option along with Getting drunk with Jesus and We came, we ate, we left. So many funny things happened. It was a tough choice. :laughing:
     
  10. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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    Checking in. I can't wait to see what you made out of your first Disney cruise. I have to say my heart started to beat quicker when I saw your photo of the Wonder.

    Corinna
     
  11. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Woo Hoo! Made it to page 1.

    :wave2:
     
  12. chattadisser

    chattadisser Mouseketeer

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    Love the title!!:thumbsup2 I can't wait to read along, we will be on the Wonder in October for our first cruise!

    Christine
     
  13. Shaydi

    Shaydi Earning My Ears

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    :beach: can't wait
     
  14. lonestardawn

    lonestardawn Earning My Ears

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    I am doing this same itinerary next Feb so I am excited to follow along. :)
     
  15. Pinkocto

    Pinkocto DIS Veteran

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    I'm here I'm here!!!!! I wanted to mark my spot and then will read. Hope I got the first page! :)


    ETA: I'm honored to be a part of the cast! I had such a fabulous time with you guys!!!! :)
     
  16. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    YAY!!! So happy you started!!!
     
  17. tweis

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    Great title! I can't wait to read more. :thumbsup2
     
  18. DWGal210

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    Sounds like a fun TR! I'm in! :thumbsup2
     
  19. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

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    Hi Corinna and :welcome: Isn't the Wonder just gorgeous? We loved it. I can't believe what great shape it's in. There were people painting and cleaning every day. Disney takes tremendous care of that ship. :thumbsup2






    :woohoo: Page 1 isn't too hard on my reports. I get a lot of lurkers and not as many posters. I'm glad you're here. :goodvibes


    :welcome: Christine, you are going to love it. It was our first cruise too. Where are you sailing to? What cabin are you? Details! :flower3:


    Hi and :welcome: DH goes back to work tomorrow so I'll update tomorrow night. Much easier when he isn't watching over me. ;)

    :welcome: It's a great itinerary and I'd sail the exact same cruise again in heartbeat. Do you have plans for Cozumel yet? ​



    :welcome: Glad you're home safe. Good luck with re-entry tomorrow and work. It sucks. LOL! We had a great time too. :goodvibes Joshua is sending you something. Should arrive by Saturday or Monday. ​



    :teeth: :welcome: I am excited to report on it. I have poured over so many, I am happy to share mine. ​


    :thanks: and :welcome:



    :welcome: and :woohoo:



    I am so happy you are all here. No matter how many of these I write, I am always nervous to start; always a little fearful I'll end up talking to myself....sometimes I do. ​
     
  20. Gfloridian

    Gfloridian Earning My Ears

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    I am sailing on the Wonder next April. It will be my family's first cruise. I'm looking forward to reading all about your trip :wave2:
     
  21. Kari0180

    Kari0180 Earning My Ears

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    Following, we're sailing the Wonder in October (our first cruise ever), can't wait to read all about your trip!
     

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