Anyone Cruising DCL This Year?

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Anyone Cruising DCL This Year?

Is anyone heading out on a Disney Cruise this year?

What ship are you on? Where are you going? Is there something that you're most looking forward too?

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We are heading out Sept 2 this year to the Bahamas on the Dream for a 4 night cruise. I'm just looking forward to our first ever cruise and getting to relax. And of course the food!!!! And I can't wait to try the Aqua Duck!

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Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

As if you didnt already know Wink Simon's 30th birthday present from me is 3 night cruise on the Dream Laughing out loud I know 3 nights isnt anywhere near long enough but its all I could afford and as we've never cruised before, not 100% sure we will like it! We go on the 11th October in the middle of our 3 and a bit weeks mega trip Laughing out loud

Looking forward to booking us into Palo for dinner 1 night. Other than that dont really know what to expect at all. Looking forward to watching some of the shows and going on the aquaduck Smile

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8th September 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Fantasy!! WOO yay yay HOO!!!!!

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We are debating a September or January trip. My husband is worried the water would rough in September..any ideas?

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Jealous of all of you!

My husband and I managed to somehow squeeze three DCL cruises into 12 months between October 2010 and October 2011. Yeah, we LOVE cruising DCL! We are trying to figure out if we can maybe do one next May. I miss that ship, the people, the fun, the views, sigh....

Excited for those of you with a DCL cruise on the calendar,
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We're on the Fantasy in December, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. John's. I'm looking forward to being on the ship and the muppet caper/midship detective.
Dee mickey

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macdamron wrote:
We are heading out Sept 2 this year to the Bahamas on the Dream for a 4 night cruise. I'm just looking forward to our first ever cruise and getting to relax. And of course the food!!!! And I can't wait to try the Aqua Duck!

The AquaDuck is *so* much fun! You're going to love it. My only complain was that it's too short! LOL!

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RobynPrincess wrote:
Looking forward to watching some of the shows

The Disney Shows are so amazing. I didn't think I would like them, but they're really written so that they can be enjoyed by adults just as much as kids. We laughed and laughed, they were so awesome!

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Melissa W wrote:
We are debating a September or January trip. My husband is worried the water would rough in September..any ideas?

I don't think that September in general would make the waters rougher. Ships rock, it's just how it is, but unless you hit bad weather you should be fine. The cruise lines try to avoid really bad weather (like hurricanes) and if there were something that made the ship dangerous, Disney would do it's best to reroute you.

The Disney Dream and Fantasy are so huge that well stablized that you don't feel a lot of motion. I had a harder time feeling the humm of the engines when I had a full stomach than I did with ocean swells. The answer to that one of course is to not eat until they have to roll you out of the restaurant. LOL!

The NCL ship I went on was more the size of the Dream & Magic, and I could feel the swells much more on that one. I like rooms on a high floor in the mid-ship, for less noticeable motion. We had some interesting weather in the Western Caribbean, 30 foot swells outside of Costa Maya, I even saw rain falling up on day. None of it was really that bad though, when a swell hits you might have to take a couple of side steps or put your hand on a wall to balance.

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We did the Magic in October last year (the one that had to re-route because of Hurricane Rita). Signed up for the western caribbean, but we went east to avoid the storm. (Turned out it was a smart move!) awesome

This October, we'll be cruising on the Fantasy stars , hopefully, with all 3 of our adult daughters. (I KNOW we'll have two, one isn't sure she can leave school...) Puzzled

What am I looking forward to? Well, first, sharing DCL with our girls! Then...AQUADUCK! And Midship Detective Agency, and the shows, and, and, and....

What am I worried about? Not the ships motion. Lucky for me I don't get seasick (but the hubs does Sick ) I just want to exercise some self-control at the buffets/restaurants! I think I have about a 10% chance.... laugh

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Kristen K. wrote:
Melissa W wrote:
We are debating a September or January trip. My husband is worried the water would rough in September..any ideas?

I don't think that September in general would make the waters rougher. Ships rock, it's just how it is, but unless you hit bad weather you should be fine. The cruise lines try to avoid really bad weather (like hurricanes) and if there were something that made the ship dangerous, Disney would do it's best to reroute you.

The Disney Dream and Fantasy are so huge that well stablized that you don't feel a lot of motion. I had a harder time feeling the humm of the engines when I had a full stomach than I did with ocean swells. The answer to that one of course is to not eat until they have to roll you out of the restaurant. LOL!

The NCL ship I went on was more the size of the Dream & Magic, and I could feel the swells much more on that one. I like rooms on a high floor in the mid-ship, for less noticeable motion. We had some interesting weather in the Western Caribbean, 30 foot swells outside of Costa Maya, I even saw rain falling up on day. None of it was really that bad though, when a swell hits you might have to take a couple of side steps or put your hand on a wall to balance.

That is good to know! We have been on Carnival and Royal Caribbean ships and the Carnival was pretty rocky in the summer.

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We were on the Dream last Sept 11 and had no adverse weather. I got my sea legs by day two and had a fantastic time. The big ships are very stable.
Dee mickey

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