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Old 10-04-2012, 01:53 PM   #2716
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So while on the Fantasy during a cooking class, DH asked a question about the food and the chef informed him that all the food for the week is loaded in PC and they do not restock along the way. (this explains why the krispy cream donuts are so gross on the last day)

DH was wondering if during the longer cruises if they stop at any place to restock or if all food is loaded on the first day. I did not pay attention to this during the Med cruise. Does anyone know?

DH has a theory that Disney wants this cruise to remain some what empty because carrying and storing enough food for 14 days for a half full ship is easier than doing so for a full one. He also has a theory that Disney wants some rooms empty so that they can repair rooms that need it.

His thought is that Disney has to move the ship anyway so any passengers on board while they do it is an added bonus.

These reasons could explain why they aren't pushing to hard to sell it to the general public.

His lastest theory is that Disney won't place anyone on floors 1 &2 and repair those rooms and everyone will have a higher deck room and maybe a view.

Who knows..I guess we will have to wait and see what happens when the room assignments come out! Does anyone know when that maybe?
I was just reading in Wikipedia about the Panama Canal (it must be true - it;s on the internet) and it says the cruise ships pay per permanent bed on the ship. One price for empty ones and a higher price for filled ones. If true, this would support the theory that DCL isn't desperate to fill the ship.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:10 PM   #2717
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dthogue, come out and sit with me in the Cove in the mornings! It's much better than to sit in the cabin and need to be quiet! I can't understand this ability to 'sleep in' past 7 am
Me either - I don't have the ability to sleep past 5-5:30. I'm an early bird!! Only problem is that I'm ready for bed at 9:30pm

I would love to join you! I know you are an early exerciser too - do you go to the gym on the ship? I'm planning on walking in the morning if my sore feet cooperate.

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Glad to hear there are early birds on the ship! I am up at 5:30 and already at work by 7. This habit doesn't stop on weekends or vacations. I am hoping to maybe take afternoon naps so that I can enjoy the nightlife a little bit.

DH and I are normally running at 7 so we skipped the 7am gym class (normally a sunrise strech) but try to hit up an 8am spin class after running when they have them. We also will hit up the gym after running to lift.

My slow *** likes to talk to someone while running so if anyone is interested in a workout buddy yet me know. DH makes for a horrible workout buddy since his pace is half of mine and while my sister is in much better shape than me, she prefers to spin (she is a spin instructor) and will only run if her life depended on it.

Looking forward to seeing the early risers around the ship bright and early!
Gals, you have the wrong end of the stick where I am concerned I "work out" in order to keep moving, but iron woman I am SO NOT! I will be happy to go out there on the track with you in the mornings, or up on deck 10 if it's nice, but you can expect to 'Lap" me at regular intervals.

WVURunner - that was me - at my desk or in the lab at 6:30 and I had usually been to the gym first. At least, Tammy, getting up that early you get to see Sunrises. And therell be a regular group of early risers at the coffee station - just wait, you'll see.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:39 PM   #2718
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Glad to hear there are early birds on the ship! I am up at 5:30 and already at work by 7. This habit doesn't stop on weekends or vacations. I am hoping to maybe take afternoon naps so that I can enjoy the nightlife a little bit.

DH and I are normally running at 7 so we skipped the 7am gym class (normally a sunrise strech) but try to hit up an 8am spin class after running when they have them. We also will hit up the gym after running to lift.

My slow *** likes to talk to someone while running so if anyone is interested in a workout buddy yet me know. DH makes for a horrible workout buddy since his pace is half of mine and while my sister is in much better shape than me, she prefers to spin (she is a spin instructor) and will only run if her life depended on it.

Looking forward to seeing the early risers around the ship bright and early!
I start work at 7 - usually up by 4:30-5:00. I am what they call a "waddler" or slogger (think penguin) - very slow jog, unfortunately my feet can't take too much more than that. I do enjoy a spin class, so maybe. I am trying to get serious about my health and losing weight - so I am game to try anything

Nap time is about 3:00pm in the adult pool area on those wonderful comfy chairs - already told DD and DH that's where they will find me

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Nap time is about 3:00pm in the adult pool area on those wonderful comfy chairs - already told DD and DH that's where they will find me

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Maybe we should have Jeff add this as "meet"!
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Has anyone seen a DCL post about "earliest flight time recommended?" I believe for Port Canaveral it's usually listed as noon. But with Miami being new and all.....
I called DCL a couple of weeks ago and asked them. The official word is they recommend you not book a flight before noon. We decided to stay in Miami on 12/23 and use FF miles to fly out on the 24th (fewer miles needed on the 24th than the 23rd).

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Old 10-04-2012, 08:28 PM   #2721
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I am part of the early riser gang. Generally up around 5, this morning was 4:30. My alarm clock the dog was not put in the back hall and was nose to nose with me, bad breath and all. Wake up, wake up, it's time to wake up. Meanwhile, DH has been sick for a couple of days with a horrible cold, and I have not slept well because of it. Wish the dog just slept an extra half hour.

I will be part of the running group. I am a slower runner, but a lot faster than I was in January. I am now a 35 minute 5K runner. In January, I was a 55 minute 5K walker. I am doing a 10K Oktoberfest run next weekend, and the an 8K run in Remembrance Day Run in November, and a 5K Santa Claus run the weekend before the cruise. Hopefully with all this running, I will be down another 20 lbs. for a total of 70 lbs since January.

As for Iron Man's, I agree, they are insane. I am married to one. But you must admit, watching an Iron Man race is one of the most inspiring, emotional events that you could ever watch. The swim is crazy. People come out with black eyes from someone kicking them. In my husband's last race, he had to walk the marathon because he had injured his leg, and they were concerned about permanent damage. He did the race in 15.5 hours. He would have been under 12 hrs. if he could have run. The sad thing is, that was July 2011, and his ankle is still not right.

Anyway, you will see both DH and myself running deck 4 every sea day morning.
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I used to love to walk for my exercise but about 6 months ago started getting knee pains. Arthritis, darn. Doctor suggested cycling and swimming. I am now the proud own of a pink Schinn cruiser. I am up to 14 miles every morning on my bike. I love it. Also swimming is great on my knees so I will be at the pool every day. I am not sure I am ready for a spin class but I will give it a try. See you there. Sherry
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I called DCL a couple of weeks ago and asked them. The official word is they recommend you not book a flight before noon. We decided to stay in Miami on 12/23 and use FF miles to fly out on the 24th (fewer miles needed on the 24th than the 23rd).
Thanks! For some reason, it seems like most of the flights out of Miami are insanely early. I found an 11:40am that would probably work but it routes all the way north to Chicago (7 hour flight), has a 3 hour layover, then puts me on an hour and a half flight to go back south again to home. I wouldn't get home till almost midnight. That's a little crazy.

I've considered staying over a night in Miami as well, but I just have no idea what I'd do there for a day.
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I hate ALL OF YOU that are early risers. I just hate getting out of bed before 9am... I am brain dead before that. However I need sunrise pictures of the Panama Canal so I will force myself to get up early. That is going to be a looooooooong day.
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Thanks! For some reason, it seems like most of the flights out of Miami are insanely early. I found an 11:40am that would probably work but it routes all the way north to Chicago (7 hour flight), has a 3 hour layover, then puts me on an hour and a half flight to go back south again to home. I wouldn't get home till almost midnight. That's a little crazy.

I've considered staying over a night in Miami as well, but I just have no idea what I'd do there for a day.
Considering that is a big hub for American it seems weidr the flights at all so early. Then again it's the holidays so maybe the later ones are booked/overpriced. Thankfully our car will be at the port.
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However I need sunrise pictures of the Panama Canal so I will force myself to get up early. That is going to be a looooooooong day.
I'm sure all of us early risers can help wake you up, after all, we will have your stateroom number
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I'm sure all of us early risers can help wake you up, after all, we will have your stateroom number
See, now I will expect an early morning wake up call!!!!
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I will be part of the running group. I am a slower runner, but a lot faster than I was in January. I am now a 35 minute 5K runner.
I am married to one. In my husband's last race, he had to walk the marathon because he had injured his leg, and they were concerned about permanent damage. The sad thing is, that was July 2011, and his ankle is still not right.

Anyway, you will see both DH and myself running deck 4 every sea day morning.
You and I will be perfect pace running buddies and your crazy injured ironman hubby can run with my crazy injured marathon hubby. Though I am hoping he will be better by the cruise. I am such a wonderful, thoughtful and loving wife that I forgot about his surgery last week while I was in Memphis for work! I didn't remember until I asked my he was limping..opps, my bad!

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I used to love to walk for my exercise but about 6 months ago started getting knee pains. Arthritis, darn. Doctor suggested cycling and swimming. I am now the proud own of a pink Schinn cruiser. I am up to 14 miles every morning on my bike. I love it. Also swimming is great on my knees so I will be at the pool every day. I am not sure I am ready for a spin class but I will give it a try. See you there. Sherry
My mom has arthritis in her knees and she does spin and when DH was coaching the UD track team (they recently cut the men's track team, a very touching subject), he had all the injured runners spinning. The nice thing about a spinning class is that you can control your workout and put as much or as little resistance on the bike as you want. It's your workout so if you don't want to stand or do jumps while the class is doing them, you don't have to. Give it a shot on the cruise, it is free so you don't lose anything if you don't like it and if you do, you found a new class to enjoy. Plus the three of us will be there to help you out if need be.
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See, now I will expect an early morning wake up call!!!!
Oh I wasn't talking about a call! What I had in mind could wake your neighbors as well!

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I also hate to get up early!! DH is always up early though. I could sleep all day! I won't on the cruise though, too much to do!
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