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Old 03-06-2010, 01:52 PM   #1
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Talking April 2, 2011 - 7 Night Western Caribbean

Hello to all... try as I might, I couldn't find a link for our cruise, so I am officially starting one now!!

Glad to meet everyone.

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Celebrating our 35th Anniversary aboard Disney Magic!
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:38 PM   #2
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:42 AM   #3
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Smile Returning cruisers?

This will be the second cruise for Jane and me. We took our first cruise on the Wonder in May, 2008, which was the four-night Bahamas cruise. We were with our two adult children then, but this time it will just be the two of us. (35th anniversary on April 3!!!)

Anyway, I'd like to hear from anyone here who has done the 7-night Western itinerary before, especially with regard to what to do and what to avoid in the various ports-of-call.

Any SCUBA divers among us? I did the dive excursion in Nassau in '08, and Jane is encouraging me to do it again in either Cayman or Cozumel. I'm torn... I love to dive, but I also like to see new places, too, and a dive excursion pretty much takes the entire day in port. Thoughts?

Anyone else from Ohio? Anyone cruising without kids?

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Old 03-30-2010, 05:22 PM   #4
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we will be renewing our vows on that cruise.

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Old 04-01-2010, 05:59 PM   #5
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Great to hear from you!

Welcome to our meet thread!
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:53 PM   #6
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We're booked for our first DCL cruise! DH and I have cruised twice on Celebrity (Alaska on Infinity last summer and Western Caribbean on Century in 2002). We'll have our then-seven-year-old twin boys along with us.

We're both advanced certified divers but probably won't be going this trip. We dove in both Cozumel & Grand Cayman back in 2002, both were spectacular. We booked on our own, neither was a particularly difficult dive but I recall being pretty deep (120-130 feet) and drifting quickly along a wall in Cozumel. Beautiful scenery and warm water, nothing better than that!
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Hi! We are a family of 4 that will be on this cruise. Our boys will be 6 and 4 by that time. Husband is a SCUBA diver and plans on going while we're at Caymen Island, I think he's planning on booking the 2 tank dive through the ship. Can't wait!
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We've booked our first Disney cruise!! DH and I have cruised twice before, on Celebrity Infinity and RCI Voyager of the Seas. Our last cruise was on the Voyager in 2004 (pre-kids), so it's been a while!

We'll be sailing with our two boys, who will be 6 and 4 at the time of the cruise.

I think I'm more excited than the kids- I can't wait!

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I forgot to add that my mother will be cruising with us. She lives with us full time and has some mobility issues. She'll likely not leave the ship at the ports but enjoy them from her verandah.

So our group is 60 something grandma Carolyn, early 30's Kris and Mary, 6 year old Nate and 4 year old Kris. The older Kris is a certified SCUBA diver, the kids are excited to play in the clubs and meet friends. Mary is just looking forward to a week of no cooking, cleaning, and maybe...just maybe a few minutes to herself to read and relax. Can't wait!

Have any of you visited any of the ports we're going to before? Any recommendations? I'm a little concerned because DH wants to go diving in the Caymens so I think I'll have to take the kids ashore myself. Any safety concerns doing that? I worry about one of them wandering off or something. Would it be best to stick to a close beach to the port and not wander through town too much? Or stay aboard that day and enjoy the pools to ourselves?
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My mom and I will be joing you all on this cruise. Originally we were going on the eastern the week before this, but we just made the switch today. We cruised the same time this past April(western too) and it was great.
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Anyone else from Ohio? Anyone cruising without kids?

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Fellow Ohioan here - NW and it's just me and my mom so technically no kids so to speak.
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We're from Columbus, Ohio and will be on this cruise as well! So excited!!!
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We have always cruise in september but this year we are going in april how is the weather at castaway. we also will have no kids
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Me, DH, DS(9), FIL & MIL

This will be our 2nd cruise. Last time was 4-nights on the Wonder in 2008. We are really looking forward to a 7-night!
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I forgot to add that my mother will be cruising with us. She lives with us full time and has some mobility issues. She'll likely not leave the ship at the ports but enjoy them from her verandah.

So our group is 60 something grandma Carolyn, early 30's Kris and Mary, 6 year old Nate and 4 year old Kris. The older Kris is a certified SCUBA diver, the kids are excited to play in the clubs and meet friends. Mary is just looking forward to a week of no cooking, cleaning, and maybe...just maybe a few minutes to herself to read and relax. Can't wait!

Have any of you visited any of the ports we're going to before? Any recommendations? I'm a little concerned because DH wants to go diving in the Caymens so I think I'll have to take the kids ashore myself. Any safety concerns doing that? I worry about one of them wandering off or something. Would it be best to stick to a close beach to the port and not wander through town too much? Or stay aboard that day and enjoy the pools to ourselves?

We should try to get our boys to meet up- my boys would love to meet some other kids! I've been to Grand Cayman and Cozumel, but it's been a long time. Grand Cayman seemed fairly safe to me, compared to some of the other islands. We did the stingray and 7-mile beach thing. The beach was great and pretty close to the ship, if I remember correctly.
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