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Old 01-30-2013, 08:27 PM   #1621
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I figured as much. I tried 11/17, 11/20, 11/21 and 11/22 and all were booked of course. Probably all booked up the day your were able to make ressies.

We have the Dessert Party booked so at lease I have something LOL

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have you done the desert party before?
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:34 AM   #1622
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Smile Seeking someone to share an Illuminations cruise with April 7-12,2013

We are two adults looking to share an Illuminations fireworks cruise with someone that has one booked. We arrive at Disney April 7th and are leaving April 13th, 2013. Please let us know if we could share your booked Illuminations cruise with you. Please email me at egyptes at sbcglobal.net

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Old 01-31-2013, 01:12 PM   #1623
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Just want to say that we have an Illumination cruise booked on May 20 (see my signature!)

PM me if you're interested to share. We've got 6 adults so far.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:57 AM   #1624
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Looking for Illuminations cruise Feb 24-March 1

My family of 4 (me, DH, DD15, DD11) will be in the world from February 24-March 2. Anyone out there looking for someone to fill in spots for an Illuminations cruise? Ideally looking for the 25th or 27th since we have ADRs at EPCOT already, but might be willing to switch around days/times if necessary.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:10 AM   #1625
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Hi everyone
There's a party of three of us going to Orlando from 30th August until 10th September 2013. I'd really like to get a premium Wishes fireworks cruise, but I don't want to rent the boat because we obviously aren't going to fill the 10 spaces at the moment. Is there anybody else who would be interested in sharing the costs of one of these cruises? At the moment, it doesn't matter what date it is, as long as it is during our stay!
If somebody is interested, I don't mind booking the cruise and doing all of the work, as long as the costs are shared accordingly.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:45 AM   #1626
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april 7th illuminations cruise

Hi we are booked as a family of 5 for an illuminations cruise. thinking about sharing.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:31 PM   #1627
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Hi we are booked as a family of 5 for an illuminations cruise. thinking about sharing.
You should post your date if you want to find someone.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:18 PM   #1628
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You should post your date if you want to find someone.
I thought that too and got my hopes up, then I saw the title they put =[
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:53 PM   #1629
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Mom and daughter trip! Looking to share an Illuminations cruise with someone. Our dates are May 14-16. Thanks!
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:57 AM   #1630
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A cautionary tale: I responded to a request to share an Illuminations cruise. I always wanted to do this so was very excited to be able to find one during my vacation. Against my better judgement, I sent a check to the person hosting the cruise, prior to the cruise, per his request. I really thought it better to pay him when we boarded the cruise. I informed him prior to the cruise that I had concerns about a dinner ressie and being on time for the cruise. I was told check in was 8:00 pm and the cruise left at 8:30. Sure enough, the dinner ran late and we barely made our cruise. I tried calling the man several times to let him know we would be cutting it close, but he did not answer his cell. We got to the dock at 8:25 and the boat was already leaving. I couldn't believe it. They did pull back in and let us on. The man had our money so had no incentive to be honorable and wait. I still had a wonderful time in spite of what happened. The cruise was beautiful and the captain's narration of the event was so informative. I believe if you are hosting something like this and you have people's money, you should have your cell phone on so you can be contacted, and if you tell someone you are leaving at a certain time, you leave at that time and not earlier. I hope my mistakes might help someone else.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:06 AM   #1631
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A cautionary tale: I responded to a request to share an Illuminations cruise. I always wanted to do this so was very excited to be able to find one during my vacation. Against my better judgement, I sent a check to the person hosting the cruise, prior to the cruise, per his request. I really thought it better to pay him when we boarded the cruise. I informed him prior to the cruise that I had concerns about a dinner ressie and being on time for the cruise. I was told check in was 8:00 pm and the cruise left at 8:30. Sure enough, the dinner ran late and we barely made our cruise. I tried calling the man several times to let him know we would be cutting it close, but he did not answer his cell. We got to the dock at 8:25 and the boat was already leaving. I couldn't believe it. They did pull back in and let us on. The man had our money so had no incentive to be honorable and wait. I still had a wonderful time in spite of what happened. The cruise was beautiful and the captain's narration of the event was so informative. I believe if you are hosting something like this and you have people's money, you should have your cell phone on so you can be contacted, and if you tell someone you are leaving at a certain time, you leave at that time and not earlier. I hope my mistakes might help someone else.
Sorry to hear that this happened.

For those who will be joining others on a cruise like this, payment is at the time of departure. The host of the reservation i guess has final say as to when he wants payment, but again, they don't have to pay until the time of departure.

I guess the situation above calls for more communication in these kind of agreements on both parties.

Having a dining reservation close to the time of the cruise may have been risky, especially not knowing what delays may have happened, then the travel time there may have caused delays.
If the host says to be there at a certain time, i'd imagine to be there by that time. In the case above, even if there was an idea of the boat leaving at 8:30, check-in was 8pm. The cruise is only one hour long, and it is an expensive hour. It would be difficult to justify holding back and waiting since it is an expensive hour and the minutes are ticking away. It's not like they can start the cruise later; the captain cruises around crescent lake, then goes to the fireworks (that start at a specific time, mostly 9pm), then back to the dock. There really is no way to extend that hour time.

To the host of the account, i can hear some say why they might not have had a phone...they were on vacation, and he did specify the check in time. On the same token, having a phone on them might have been beneficial, especially since he strongly requested the money up front, and did voluntarily involve another party to join his party.

I guess my question would be...if anything held the joining party to be late to the point of not getting on the boat, what happens then? What if the host did have his phone, and the joining party couldn't arrive on time, is it his fault? That's not for me to answer here.... i'm not trying to take sides, just stating the realities (and possible realities). I can see each persons side in the issue...and obviously, i wasn't there, and didn't see the attitudes of either party. Also not stated is what the Captain may have said to the host...they may have had scheduled deadlines as well. That's unknown based on the information above. Again, not trying to point fingers or pot stir so to speak, just seeing things from an outside, third person view.

I am glad that everyone there had a good time!!!
Although the questions in the above paragraph didn't have to be answered in this scenario, as was mentioned by the quoted post above, communication is definitely necessary so issues like these can be talked through before commitments are made.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:16 PM   #1632
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Smile Looking for Illuminations cruise April 28 – May 7, 2013 for two adults

The Disboards work like a charm! Received response and we're all set for Epcot fireworks cruise!

Thank you Patty57!

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Old 02-18-2013, 10:16 AM   #1633
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Hi we are booked as a family of 5 for an illuminations cruise. thinking about sharing.
Darn...I leave the 6th.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:00 AM   #1634
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Smile Share Illuminations Cruise on June 6th.

Hi. My family of 4 has an Illuminations cruise reservation on Thursday, June 6th. If another family would like to share and split the cost, please contact me. Thanks!
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:18 AM   #1635
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June 6th cruise

Hello! After following this thread for over a year, finally a date is posted that works for us! I am interested in sharing the June 6th cruise with you and your family. It would be myself and my two DS (9 and 11). Can you email me with details? Thanks! Celeste
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