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Old 07-04-2009, 06:11 AM   #107
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You will love cruising Disney Kat! Glad my TR and photos could help inspire you!
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:50 PM   #108
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Kat if you do November what dates are you considering?
It will be Nov 2010 Probably mid month but it sort of depends on F&W too...I'd like to squeeze in some F&W and Xmas decorations too.

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That's a great idea Kat

FYI -CM discount not good at the Swolphin (or I should say not as good, only 20% or some such nonsense)
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:36 PM   #110
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That's a great idea Kat

FYI -CM discount not good at the Swolphin (or I should say not as good, only 20% or some such nonsense)
Not my cup of tea anyway, but thank you for the info. I need to find out more but feel kinda silly asking since I am so new. Do you know anything about the DCL discounts for CM's?
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:53 PM   #111
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:03 PM   #112
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Hi Kat !! What a wonderful idea for the land and sea !! When inFeb !!!??? I have only stayed a Pop so not much help with choices other than I did VERY much like Pepper arket at CSR!!!
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:12 PM   #113
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Kat that is awesome! I would love to cruise but there is no way we can afford one for all of us right now.
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Wow that's definitely something to save for
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:19 AM   #115
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I think I have completely changed my mind as to what our NEXT Disney trip will be!

I still am hoping my CM discount can get me the trip of all of our dreams-in November...I have to find out more on that...but WAY before that comes mine and KC's 5th wedding anniversary. My first thought was I will take him for a couple of days and surprise him. We will stay at POFQ like we did on our honeymoon. Lots of other thoughts flooded my brain...Cali Grill dinner...Narcoossee's....and other such spiffy places for our anniversary. I ahve a million ideas...

Then it morphed into something even better.

I was looking at pics of my friend lifelong_dreamer 's TR (Hi Lessa!)from her land & sea adventure and KC saw some of the pics over my shoulder and said "You get the discount on the land & sea stuff too?". That was enough for me!!

Starting with my first paycheck I am going to put aside a bit of extra money and save up for a land and sea anniversary extravaganza for Feb 2010!!!!!!





So now we need to plan....HELP!!!!!!!!
I'm in the same "boat" as you are, I know absolutely nothing about a cruise.
I did a little reading on the Cruise Board and I am reading Leesa's TR too, so that is helping.
If you can get a discount go for it. I would say, book, now, because you get like $900 in ship credits.
Me and my dd's decided to go with Royal Caribbean. We wanted to go in August and DCL was really expensive for us, but like I said, if you get a discount

I'm trying to figure out the tip thing. It sounds really confusing and there is like 5 or 6 people you need to tip. I get that you have to pay your waiter, but there is suppose to be a cabin boy that opens the door, or is in your hallway, to help you with bags, opens your door etc., he gets $2.50 a day per person. So 7 days x $2.50=$17.50 times 4 of us, almost $70. I told the girls to start saving their dollars.
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Starting with my first paycheck I am going to put aside a bit of extra money and save up for a land and sea anniversary extravaganza for Feb 2010!!!!!!



That's awesome, Kat! Unfortunately I know nothing about cruising so I'll look forward to learning along with you!
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Kat any questions just ask away!

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I would say, book, now, because you get like $900 in ship credits.

Yes, booking as soon as possible is best as the prices only go up. However the $100 per day in shipboard credit is only for certain 7-day cruises this summer so would not be applicable. However if you book the cruise online with DCL you get something like a $50 onboard credit. You can then transfer your reservation over to Dreams Unlimited as they offer onboard credit for arranging your travel through them. The amount depends on the length of your cruise and the type of room reserved. Hope that wasn't too confusing!


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I'm trying to figure out the tip thing. It sounds really confusing and there is like 5 or 6 people you need to tip. I get that you have to pay your waiter, but there is suppose to be a cabin boy that opens the door, or is in your hallway, to help you with bags, opens your door etc., he gets $2.50 a day per person. So 7 days x $2.50=$17.50 times 4 of us, almost $70. I told the girls to start saving their dollars.

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Dining Room Server - takes your meal orders, make srecommendations etc $4 pp per day

Assistant Dining Room Server - takes your drink orders, fills your glasses, clears the table between courses $3 pp per day

Head Dining Room Server - In charge of the dining rotation, usually stops by your stable once a night to chat and see who you are enjoying everything. He is in charge of all the servers. $1 pp per day

Then you have your room steward who cleans your room daily, prepares it again at night with turndown service and towel animals. You will see them all the time in the hallway and they will ask you if there is anything further you need for your comfort. $4 pp per day

These tips are VERY well deserved. The staff are working pretty much non-stop all day. When not waiting on you at dinner time the servers will be working in other locations on ship. For instance our dining room server was dishing up pizza at Pinnochio's Pizzeria on sea days.
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Also of course there are the porters when you arrive/depart that you should tip if you opt to use their service. We didn't use porters so no advise on how they should be tipped.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:45 PM   #119
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Congrats on your new job Kat! That is so awesome and how perfect! You'll be great!

And sweet on the discount and upcoming trips to plan! Life always gets a little bit more cheery when there is a Disney trip to plan! Your idea of a land/sea for your anniversary sounds so fun!

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