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Old 10-12-2008, 09:25 AM   #31
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That photo of Sarah wearing the lanyard is priceless! I love our DDD lanyards... I wore mine to work the first day back from the trip. Between that and my braids, I pretended I was still on vacation.

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Old 10-12-2008, 10:53 AM   #33
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Wow! Check-in sounds so hectic! Now I'm kinda scared for my first cruise.
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Old 10-12-2008, 04:58 PM   #34
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That photo of Sarah wearing the lanyard is priceless! I love our DDD lanyards... I wore mine to work the first day back from the trip. Between that and my braids, I pretended I was still on vacation.

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I thought about getting braids too........

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Wow! Check-in sounds so hectic! Now I'm kinda scared for my first cruise.
Well, this one was. Not all cruises are like that, I'll bet. I heard at one point from Brent (probably before or after one of the shows) that our cruise was 90% Castaway Club members (repeat cruisers). That is a really high percentage, and almost certainly had an effect on how populated the terminal was so early. The Wonder is much more sane. Possibly due to the fact that on the Wonder there is a high percentage of land/sea folks using the ground transfers, and those do not arrive at the terminal until after boarding starts.

I finally got completely unpacked today! Only took eight days.... Still have a mountain of laundry tho....
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Old 10-12-2008, 05:06 PM   #35
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What a beautiful family! Looking forward to the rest of your TR!
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:33 PM   #36
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Well, this one was. Not all cruises are like that, I'll bet. I heard at one point from Brent (probably before or after one of the shows) that our cruise was 90% Castaway Club members (repeat cruisers). That is a really high percentage, and almost certainly had an effect on how populated the terminal was so early. The Wonder is much more sane. Possibly due to the fact that on the Wonder there is a high percentage of land/sea folks using the ground transfers, and those do not arrive at the terminal until after boarding starts.
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Thank goodness! I was getting really worried. We are going on our first cruise in July. 7 nights to Tortola.
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:58 PM   #37
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Thank goodness! I was getting really worried. We are going on our first cruise in July. 7 nights to Tortola.
Well....that one will likely be pretty busy too.
My advice is to try & get there as soon as you can, either that or later (1:00 or so, after boarding starts. If you do arrive early, after checking in that pick an area on the perimeter (by the couches and TV's that play cartoons) to sit, you won't be in the mess of people queuing for the characters and/or the kids club. That was a big part of our problem, with the crowds, just where we were standing. Its a little crazy but nothng really to worry about. Most of our stress was self-induced...
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What a beautiful family! Looking forward to the rest of your TR!

Thank you so much!! And also thanks for reading!!!
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:13 PM   #39
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Guess who is cruising with you again.... ???

and your all unpacked huh... guess i should get off here and do that huh.. but thats not as fun LOL
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loving the tr so far. i am cruising with my 5 month old DD at the end of this month. as a FTM i am reading everything i can from those who have cruised with mini cruisers.
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:54 AM   #41
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loving the tr so far. i am cruising with my 5 month old DD at the end of this month. as a FTM i am reading everything i can from those who have cruised with mini cruisers.
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Guess who is cruising with you again.... ???
Ummmm..... Well....b/c we decided to go forward with my cousins wedding cruise on the Oasis in 1/10, now we aren't sure if we can handle doing two fairly expensive cruises in such close proximity. Since we pay for our cruises with our tax refund....the timing of the Oasis cruise means we will have to pay for it in '09...so it looks like we will probably change the '09 DCL Eastern to one of the 5 night Key Wests on the Wonder in '10.......
I'll miss ya......
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:01 AM   #42
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thanks for the new update
what time did you get to board

we are on the next dounle dip
but not planning on been there to early but don't want to be late either know what I mean ? me either
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:10 PM   #43
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I'm not 100% sure. We were done with our business in RBarD before 12:30, though....so I'd have to guess we boarded around 12:10.

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Ummmm..... Well....b/c we decided to go forward with my cousins wedding cruise on the Oasis in 1/10, now we aren't sure if we can handle doing two fairly expensive cruises in such close proximity. Since we pay for our cruises with our tax refund....the timing of the Oasis cruise means we will have to pay for it in '09...so it looks like we will probably change the '09 DCL Eastern to one of the 5 night Key Wests on the Wonder in '10.......
I'll miss ya......
I just read on our thread.... ... yes I dont think E is completely onboard either. for now were on this one.. but I think he wants to wait till 2010... he really wants the med... so Now i need to see if i can get a cheaper one on another cruise liner. But i know the boys (well and me too) would love to play on the beachs again. Who knows.. I also have DU holding a trans western for me so we shall see what that one amounts too.. Might just talk E into that if the price is right LOL

Guess until then we will have to live vivaciously through eachothers Trip Reports LOL
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:37 PM   #45
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Hi! I just wanted to jump on to send you a quick note of how much my son and I enjoy your TR's! We've read all three! My little guy loves to see the pics of your children having a great time on their previous trips. It makes it a little more real to him, as we won't be taking our first cruise until March of next year.

I enjoy your reports because I love hearing from another "fellow-mommy." Only mommies really know what all is invloved in these family vacations, right? I'm learning alot from you - thanks!

Can't wait to read more...
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