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Old 01-24-2014, 03:40 AM   #1
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Default First Timer Cruisers Trip Report - THE DREAM

-*- The Crew: Me, DH, DS (16) and DD(10)
-*- The Itinerary: 4 Nights On The Dream – Sailing January 19, 2014
-*- The Route: Port Canaveral to Nassau, Bahamas & Castaway Cay With a Day At Sea
Day 1 = Set Sail & Tour…..Day 2 = Nassau & Enjoy The Ship…..Day 3 = Castaway Cay…..Day 4 = At Sea – Palo & Rainforest Spa…..Day 5 - Disembarkation
-*- Transportation: Driving from NC {9 hours}

!!!DISCLAIMER!!! If you don't see as many pictures of our son, it is NOT because we don't love him. He was never around long enough to be in too many photos! He was having too much (well deserved) fun in the teen club, The Vibe!




This was our very first cruise so I will try to incorporate lots of info that will answer some of the questions of first time cruisers. I did a good bit of research to prepare for this trip …since it was a short cruise, I wanted to get the most out of it by knowing about things before I got there. For now, I just want to start this trip report with a few photos of the things Disney does best…


-*- Character Time



-*- Food!




-*- Service!



-*- Fireworks!



-*- Pirates



-*- Views
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:08 AM   #2
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I'm in. We are doing our first cruise ever, 3 nights on the Dream in April. Need to learn all I can.
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:12 AM   #3
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Looking forward to this I too am looking to get family on a 1st time cruise!
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I'm in. We are doing our first cruise ever, 3 nights on the Dream in April. Need to learn all I can.
#1 tip......Drink-of-the-Day!
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:28 AM   #6
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Loving the start....

I like reading the "first timer" perspective trip reports. Sometimes we get into a routine and over look things that a newbie won't.
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Old 01-24-2014, 11:07 AM   #7
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#1 tip......Drink-of-the-Day!
The first time we ordered the "Drink Of The Day " special, it seems like they charged us for the glass AND the drink. After that, I just kept the same glass and toted it with me for refills so I got the $5.18 price from then on...

Tom and Robin- Thanks for all the pre - trip advice!!!





More to come later today---but for now, I gotta get some rest! Im too tired to think about what to say!
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"Dole Whips, Disney Trips & Memories To never Forget:
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Trip Report:
The Tale of Two Trips - The Princesses & The Dudes Take On NYE
http://www.mouseowners.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=134143


Spring Break Trip Report / How To Beat The Crowds & Still Have FUN!
http://www.mouseowners.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=64670

First Time Cruiser Trip Report http://www.mouseowners.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=87522


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Old 01-24-2014, 11:10 AM   #8
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More to come later today---but for now, I gotta get some rest! Im too tired to think about what to say!
REST???? You just got back from vacation!

ok ok ok ... get some sleep, we will wait for more pictures
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Following along. Fun pictures so far!
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I'm in! Thanks for sharing!!
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