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Old 04-10-2014, 06:15 PM   #61
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Looking forward to reading more of your trip report! I remember your posts from the planning stages.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:20 PM   #62
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:43 PM   #63
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YAY!!! You are on board!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cute selfies and I am loving the 15 minute boarding, wow!

I don't think it's lame at all that you didn't want to go to the party, thank goodness for rain!!!!!!!!!!!! I always seem to be exhausted going into most trips. It's almost a rule. A BAD one. LOL!

I too see 2 gorgeous supermodels.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:40 PM   #64
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YAY!!! You are on board!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cute selfies and I am loving the 15 minute boarding, wow! I don't think it's lame at all that you didn't want to go to the party, thank goodness for rain!!!!!!!!!!!! I always seem to be exhausted going into most trips. It's almost a rule. A BAD one. LOL! I too see 2 gorgeous supermodels.

Even though you're a big fibber, thank you for the sweet words. My friend is actually stunning. I have a pic from lunch post cruise. She's my age and it's unreal. But I love you for trying.

We're on the ship!!!! Our PAT was at 11:30 and we were on by noon easy. Some folks we met had been on about 10 cruises, this was their first Disney and they said the check in was by far the smoothest of any other line.

The Port of Miami wasn't anything special in terms of aesthetics. No cool models of the ships or anything.

One of these trips, I going to start well rested. Not sure how but it's got to be doable.
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Believe it or not, I am still dizzy. I wasn't dizzy on the ship but at times, I'm still rocking. So wierd.
And then again it could just be Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), we're all getting older....:rollyeyes1 I only say that because I suffer from it. The last time I went on HM with Jill, the stretching room really got me.
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Isn't it the best cabin ever? I debated not posting about it to keep it a little secret but someone would have asked. Lol! I would book it again in a heartbeat.

Always a lack of sleep too? It's a curse!
we're suppose to be keeping this our little secret.

I have the same cabin booked this October on the Magic, we love it.
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Subbing in, I want to hear about your crazy tablemate!

Also, as a west coast person, the Wonder is the only ship we know. I am getting so tired of the "will we be disappointed by the Wonder?" threads, from the Florida crew that has 95 cruise ships within ten minutes. The Wonder if our baby!

Cant wait to hear the rest!
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Your first was the Wonder too? It's a special ship. I think, like you, it'll always hold a special place even after we cruise with the others. I'd love to do the Magic next. It's got the intimacy of the Wonder but with upgrades. The Fantasy is gorgeous from the photos I've seen. Where are you cruising to? :
We loved the Wonder, it was so classically gorgeous. Our second was on the Magic. That's the cruise I was on with podsnel (Hi Ellen!). And our third was the Fantasy. This upcoming August Fantasy cruise is a Western stopping at Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Jamaica and Castaway Cay. I've never been to Jamaica, so I'm looking forward to that port in particular.
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I really should let Pam tell it as I wasn't there when she met Joshua for the first time.
I think Josh should tell it, that will be funnier



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You're still dizzy too? I think it's wild that I wasn't affected by the waves while on the ship but the perfectly flat and still ground has me rocking.


It happens to be every time. Its a wild sensation that's for sure.

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I am kicking myself a little for not rebooking on board. Someone said we could call up to 10 days after and get the same deal. Sound legit?
Can't hurt to try. I know that applies for booking with points and getting a discount. What changed your mind? You seemed pretty sure the family wouldn't enjoy it as much as the parks.

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You are a vacation glutton and its wonderful! What ship are you and your mom on again? 4 weeks!!!
17 more work days, but I'm ready to go now

It will be on the Fantasy, mom has decided that one is her favorite.

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Yeah we've got Disneyland but my plan to borrow has been somewhat spoiled. My UY is Dec so I can't touch 2015's points unless our trip starts Dec 1 or after. I liked my Dec UY when we first bought but most of our Disneyland trips are in Nov/Dec so it's not very convenient.
Uh oh, so what's the plan now?
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Yay, you are on the ship! for the super smooth check in process.

I had the weird loopiness for about a week after my last cruise...it goes away but seriously weird in the meantime!

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Great update!

Yes, travel days are draining. Sounds like you had a fun night with your friends, though, that's great you were able to stay with them!

We did a Magic cruise out of Miami in January and I also thought our check in time was super super speedy. I feel like I barely handed them my signed info and my passport and we were getting our KTTW cards and lanyards. Wild. But so fun to start the trip quickly!

Can't wait to hear about your stateroom!! I always love reading stateroom reviews.
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And then again it could just be Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), we're all getting older....:rollyeyes1 I only say that because I suffer from it. The last time I went on HM with Jill, the stretching room really got me.

Oh no you don't missy. You're not jinxing me with any disorders. This rocking is temporary.

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we're suppose to be keeping this our little secret.

I have the same cabin booked this October on the Magic, we love it.

You do? Is the Magic's just like the Wonder's? Same room number. PM me if necessary.....

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Subbing in, I want to hear about your crazy tablemate!

Also, as a west coast person, the Wonder is the only ship we know. I am getting so tired of the "will we be disappointed by the Wonder?" threads, from the Florida crew that has 95 cruise ships within ten minutes. The Wonder if our baby!

Cant wait to hear the rest!

The Wonder was totally gorgeous. I truly couldn't find anything wrong with it. I wasn't looking so much, too busy enjoying our cruise, but she's a beautiful ship.

I'll be getting to the tablemates soon.

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We loved the Wonder, it was so classically gorgeous. Our second was on the Magic. That's the cruise I was on with podsnel (Hi Ellen!). And our third was the Fantasy. This upcoming August Fantasy cruise is a Western stopping at Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Jamaica and Castaway Cay. I've never been to Jamaica, so I'm looking forward to that port in particular.

Jamaica looks FUN! You cruised with Ellen? Lucky! Love her. Grand Cayman looks neat too. What are your plans in Jamaica?


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I think Josh should tell it, that will be funnier

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It happens to be every time. Its a wild sensation that's for sure.

It's a trip. It almost feels like a nice little buzz.



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Can't hurt to try. I know that applies for booking with points and getting a discount. What changed your mind? You seemed pretty sure the family wouldn't enjoy it as much as the parks.

I think they'd like a 3-4 day tacked onto a WDW trip. Not sure when to do WDW, before or after the cruise? What do you usually do? I would think WDW before as the cruise is so relaxing. Ellen is working on some numbers for us. My girlfriend Jenna and her family are doing a WDW/cruise combo next June. Hers is for sure. Mine, at this point, is a dream but one worth looking into.



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17 more work days, but I'm ready to go now

It will be on the Fantasy, mom has decided that one is her favorite.

Oh girl, that's so close!!

Would I die on the Fantasy? It's so big.



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Uh oh, so what's the plan now?

I don't know. We're trying to figure it out. Ideally I'd love to do the first week in December but it requires missing school. Gabby is fine with it. Joshua doesn't prefer but making up the work is easy for him. Sweet Chloe is the one but Gabby told her that 5 days of missed high school would only be like missing 3 of some classes and 2 of another since they have A and B days. Half of their classes are on A day and the other on B day. Hmmm.....she's have to take driver's ed second semester though. She still hasn't got her permit so that's won't matter too much.

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Yay, you are on the ship! for the super smooth check in process.

I had the weird loopiness for about a week after my last cruise...it goes away but seriously weird in the meantime!

Jill in CO

It was crazy fast and yes, yay for being on board and having Navigators in my grubby little fists! Let me know when you start your report. How was Philly?


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Great update!

Yes, travel days are draining. Sounds like you had a fun night with your friends, though, that's great you were able to stay with them!

We did a Magic cruise out of Miami in January and I also thought our check in time was super super speedy. I feel like I barely handed them my signed info and my passport and we were getting our KTTW cards and lanyards. Wild. But so fun to start the trip quickly!

Can't wait to hear about your stateroom!! I always love reading stateroom reviews.

I took tons of pics so you'll be happy.

Travel days are so draining. Like I told Pam, I love being places, I just don't like getting there.

That's exactly how I felt. We were through the process so quickly and bam, we were on board. It was so much to take in. That process and about the first two hours of the cruise are a blur. Could have been the mighty nice Rum Runner from Krish the bartendar that helped with the blurring process too. Thank goodness for photos.
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Philly was exhausting. My cold is still lingering and I'm completely wiped out. Hopefully I can get to the TR this weekend..maybe Sunday since its supposed to be cold and snowy here again.

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