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Old 08-01-2012, 08:14 PM   #76
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Hi everyone. We (DH, DW, DS10) live in Melbourne, FL, and just booked this cruise with the FLR rate. We also are very surprised to get a Cat 4D.... we never thought we'd ever be able to stay in anything higher than a Cat 6. We're thinking the same thing as ya'll - that this cruise might not be very full, or something.

This will be our 9th Disney cruise, 2nd on the Dream. We will probably go to Cabbage Beach on Nassau Day.... we like to hang out in front of the Sunrise Beach Club (http://www.sunrisebeachclub.com) and order drinks from their tiki bar, and sometimes get a nice massage too. If the winds are right, this beach is fantastic for swimming and snorkeling... if not, the waves can be too big. One year we rented a waverunner for $75, it was fun.

On Sea Day we hope to spend some time in the spa... but if it's too busy we'll just hang out on our verandah.

Everyone please pray for NO hurricanes or storms! ;-)

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YEAH!!!! We just booked on Florida Res rate. It is me, Amanda, my husband Ed and our 12 year old DD. This is my 12th cruise - we were on the Dream in January and the Fantasy in June. Can't wait to go again - the rates were just too good to turn down.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:16 PM   #77
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Welcome! The Dream twice in 1 year and the Fantasy you are my hero
Thanks - and my husband is my Hero - he has been working tons of OT!
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:17 PM   #78
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Does anyone have a Cabana?
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:20 PM   #79
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Is there a FB group set up?
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:29 PM   #80
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Is there a FB group set up?
https://www.facebook.com/groups/178896722212959/

I'm hoping to do the Fantasy now next year. Though we may throw in a quick trip on the Dream again before then if another great rate like this shows up.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:44 PM   #81
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I'm hoping to do the Fantasy now next year. Though we may throw in a quick trip on the Dream again before then if another great rate like this shows up.
Thank you! I sent a request to join.

The Fantasy does have a $999 cruise rate - I don't remember which dates but I saw it today.
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I checked on Tuesday as soon as we were in the system and they were all sold out. We got a Palo that we wanted and Main Seating, so all is good.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:45 AM   #83
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We got Palo's for brunch and dinner. I wanted to do Remy's too but DH prefers Palo's and doesn't want to risk missing Animator's. I'm looking forward to those pasta purses again!

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Old 08-03-2012, 04:22 PM   #84
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Almost there!

I just made the hold on the reservation. I have to wait until tonight to confirm that my 15 y/o DD is going with me and my 7 y/o DD. Yeap, I need to convince her to go with her dad and younger sister... Go figure... Either way, I will be going...

We have the season passes to Disney, so we will probably go to the parks on the Saturday before, and take the shuttle bus to the cruise on Sunday.

Can't tell you how EXCITED I am... We are major Disney fans!

Any other solo parents going?

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Old 08-03-2012, 04:47 PM   #85
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This will be our first time to cruise without our kids. They are both adults now, so we're leaving them to fend for themselves.

We have done both main and late seatings on past cruises. There are pros and cons. I feel a bit rushed with the main seating, but I find myself hungry and needing a "mini meal" when we have late seating. That being said, we chose the late seating this time around. There's lots of food options, so why not have an extra meal or two?!?
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:53 PM   #86
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I just made the hold on the reservation. I have to wait until tonight to confirm that my 15 y/o DD is going with me and my 7 y/o DD. Yeap, I need to convince her to go with her dad and younger sister... Go figure... Either way, I will be going...

We have the season passes to Disney, so we will probably go to the parks on the Saturday before, and take the shuttle bus to the cruise on Sunday.

Can't tell you how EXCITED I am... We are major Disney fans!

Any other solo parents going?
Welcome! There are several solo parents that I have seen so far.
It is getting close, 29 days
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:47 PM   #87
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Hi - I checked that link - do they have day rates?
that's a great question, and unfortunately - i have no answer. We just take a taxi to Cabbage beach, then walk down in front of the Sunrise Beach Club and hang out. They have a tiki bar on the beach, and massage cabanas... we have purchased rum drinks and massages several times. I'm sure you could walk-in to their restaurant for lunch if you were hungry. There are quite a few other vendors too, like for waverunners, umbrellas, beach chairs... but they are "independent", not affiliated with Sunrise.
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This is our first "short" cruise - our other 3 cruises on the Magic were 7-day.

Also our first time to stop at Nassau. Having visited many other islands on our eastern caribbean cruises, and because we have so few days to enjoy the Dream, we're leaning toward just staying on the ship on this port day.

It sounds like there would be plenty to do on board...am I correct? Anyone have experience not leaving the ship on a port day?
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:16 PM   #89
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We stayed on board the Dream last Feb, I love to do photography and this was a great time to explore and take pictures.It was like a ghost town but there is plenty to do other than shop, they have to close the shops while in port.
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This is our first "short" cruise - our other 3 cruises on the Magic were 7-day.

Also our first time to stop at Nassau. Having visited many other islands on our eastern caribbean cruises, and because we have so few days to enjoy the Dream, we're leaning toward just staying on the ship on this port day.

It sounds like there would be plenty to do on board...am I correct? Anyone have experience not leaving the ship on a port day?
We don't leave the ship any more on Nassau day. When we did the Dream last year, it was packed so we didn't get to do as much as we hoped. But I think we will be able to enjoy a lot of stuff on board. I know the kids were happy to be in the clubs rather than in the Bahamas again. I'm hoping that we'll get to enjoy the pool and the Aquaduck. If not, there was still plenty to do.
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