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Old 09-08-2019, 08:14 AM   #11
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When we went on our first cruise, they picked the room for us. It was an Aft room and we loved it so much we chose the same room for the next 2 cruises we did. We loved the oversize veranda and watching the crew work the mooring lines. You'll love it!
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:18 AM   #12
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Have a great time. Sounds great!!!

First cruise, you will love it or say it's not for you.

Come back and tell us all about it!!!
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Old 09-08-2019, 05:26 PM   #13
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Have a great time. Sounds great!!!

First cruise, you will love it or say it's not for you.

Come back and tell us all about it!!!
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** with photos! As someone who longs to go on a Disney Cruise, I would welcome full coverage of YOUR first Disney Cruise!
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Old 09-08-2019, 11:01 PM   #14
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Enjoy your cruise!! I love the Fantasy.
It’s a large ship and I would plan to zag-zig.
Which means I would stay on the ship the 1st day and enjoy CC on the 2nd.
Everyone will do the opposite and you will have the ship and CC with half the guests.
DCL is all about the ship and service and CC. So you have all 3!
Not often the Fantasy sails the shorter itinerary so this gives you access to all her amenities at a lower price. Great way to get your feet wet.
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:35 AM   #15
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Wish I could zag-zig Disney style!
Have fun and waiting for trip report please!
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:18 AM   #16
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Also, what Dining did you select? Early or late? I would choose late as another zag-zig option to make the most of your time onboard.
Or Palo.
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Old 09-09-2019, 09:49 AM   #17
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Also, what Dining did you select? Early or late? I would choose late as another zag-zig option to make the most of your time onboard.
Or Palo.
If you can't decide when booking, always reserve early. You can always change to late down the road. Easier to do this. Much harder to to switch to early when you have booked late.

Many prefer late especially if there are no young children.

I will usually ask, what time zone are you coming from, what time do you normally eat at home, age of group, early/late riser? etc. etc.

We have cruised 8 times and still book early. Would not mind if it was 30 minutes later. 8 pm is a bit late for us. We are early risers - can't seem to change that pattern . We also have dinner at home before 6pm. We are also reaching that age where eating late will bother us at night

I have wanted to try late but doubt we will do this. I love the time on our next cruise - 7pm on the Princess to Alaska. (or maybe it's 7:15pm) Will get a little sample of it.
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:35 PM   #18
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If you can't decide when booking, always reserve early. You can always change to late down the road. Easier to do this. Much harder to to switch to early when you have booked late.

Many prefer late especially if there are no young children.

I will usually ask, what time zone are you coming from, what time do you normally eat at home, age of group, early/late riser? etc. etc.

We have cruised 8 times and still book early. Would not mind if it was 30 minutes later. 8 pm is a bit late for us. We are early risers - can't seem to change that pattern . We also have dinner at home before 6pm. We are also reaching that age where eating late will bother us at night

I have wanted to try late but doubt we will do this. I love the time on our next cruise - 7pm on the Princess to Alaska. (or maybe it's 7:15pm) Will get a little sample of it.
I only recommend early because the op is trying to decide if they like cruising and the cruise is short and the ship is large.

Most families with small children will dine early.
Between 4-7pm the common areas and spa will be very light.
Donít forget the shows, always packed for early diners.
8pm dining will give max time on CC without missing the presentation of the meals or the dining experience.
There are plenty of dining options on the ship but limited amenities.
I sail DCL to enjoy the amenities and CC.
Iíve sailed Fantasy twice and the additional guest capacity is very noticeable at peak times especially on CC, the pools and the spa. Make it a 3 night and you really need a good strategy.
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:08 PM   #19
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Hey guys , sorry I havenít checked in lately , we are up in Acadia Maine , and cell internet is quite spotty !
Anyway , thanks for all the tip and help .......encouragement !!!
We have the late dinner seating , which should be fine for us . With only a three night cruise , I donít even think we need to do Remyís , or Palo . We would like to try all 3 included dinner spots anyway .
Will check in when we get home from Acadia in a week !
Thanks for all the help so far !
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:40 PM   #20
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I only recommend early because the op is trying to decide if they like cruising and the cruise is short and the ship is large.

Most families with small children will dine early.
Between 4-7pm the common areas and spa will be very light.
Donít forget the shows, always packed for early diners.
8pm dining will give max time on CC without missing the presentation of the meals or the dining experience.
There are plenty of dining options on the ship but limited amenities.
I sail DCL to enjoy the amenities and CC.
Iíve sailed Fantasy twice and the additional guest capacity is very noticeable at peak times especially on CC, the pools and the spa. Make it a 3 night and you really need a good strategy.

- I am sorry - for a second, I thought you were the OP and asking
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