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#8955300 - 02/23/17 08:37 PM got back from a cruise
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spent 7 days on a disney cruise. it was probably the best vacation ever, next to roaming around japan with little more than a lonely planet book. i've only been on one other cruise back in the 90's so there's not a lot to compare to, but this was amazing. didn't matter if you were young or old, there was plenty of entertainment. food was insane; 8 lb gain in a week. perfect prime rib everyday for lunch, triple apps, double entrees every night. good shows. probably the only cons were: lots of kids going nuts (altho there were adult-only sections), no gambling for those who like that, and the pools were small and crowded (with kids). the see-thru water slide around the top deck was super fun. highly recommend anyone looking for a family vacay to try it. you get your money's worth.

then we hit the disney parks which were nice, but a little bland in comparison. but universal was great. the 4D rides they have: transformers, minions, simpsons, harry potter; it's like being in the middle of a movie. so impressed.

that is all.
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#8955364 - 02/23/17 09:28 PM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: 4Three]
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Fuck! My little one keeps asking when she sees the commercial. Looks like a trap to me.

So you're saying it's fun?

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#8955369 - 02/23/17 09:31 PM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: Denis Si]
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I want to take the family on a Disney cruise, but they are so damned expensive compared to regular cruises. Did you get a good diu?
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#8955381 - 02/23/17 09:45 PM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: SW20_MR2]
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I took my 7 month old to a Disney Magic (to visit Grand Cayman and avoid ZIKA) and then 16 month to Anthem of the Seas. Each has its pros and cons. The service with Disney is better, the food was better, the different themed dining rooms was a nice touch. The Magic is old but even the newest, Dream, is small and old compared to the mega ships that RCI offers every few years. With that said, Anthem fucking sucked... (first time on Quantum class) compared to the Oasis class (Oasis and Allure of the Seas). The food was meh, the service was meh, seemed like most hated their jobs (and cut you off walking instead of yielding).

At 7 months, my son was way too young to appreciate the Disney but I think he would've enjoyed it for his 2nd cruise.

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#8955385 - 02/23/17 09:48 PM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: SW20_MR2]
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took the kid last summer, we both had a blast. 3 day bahamian then 4 day resort stay.

but for the cruise i haven't heard of one person who didn't like it.
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#8955434 - 02/23/17 10:53 PM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: titty sprinkles]
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My daughter wants to go too...but so damn expensive for a cruise.
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#8955511 - 02/24/17 06:22 AM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: Hatorade]
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 Originally Posted By: Hatorade
My daughter wants to go too...but so damn expensive for a cruise.


So your priorities are expensive porche then family. Gotcha

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#8955522 - 02/24/17 07:09 AM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: loudsubz]
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#8955533 - 02/24/17 07:24 AM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: eddie_82]
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Loudsubz just rekt hatorade lol
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#8955554 - 02/24/17 07:42 AM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: Denis Si]
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#8955566 - 02/24/17 08:09 AM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: LNXGUY]
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#8955572 - 02/24/17 08:19 AM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: Simon_the_Pieman]
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My girls would love it but unless there's an amazing deal out there it ain't gonna happen anytime soon.
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#8955593 - 02/24/17 08:41 AM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: Big Tasty]
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I recall Disney had some type of deal where the kids were free, so that would be awesome. But when I did a bit of research, it didn't sound like it was a regular promo.
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#8955599 - 02/24/17 08:47 AM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: loudsubz]
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 Originally Posted By: loudsubz
 Originally Posted By: Hatorade
My daughter wants to go too...but so damn expensive for a cruise.


So your priorities are expensive porche then family. Gotcha


Wrong Einstein. Daughter is 4 and has been to two cruises and twice to a resort. and this summer Hawaii.
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#8955603 - 02/24/17 08:51 AM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: SW20_MR2]
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Holy shit - almost $5k CAD for 2 adults and a toddler... Yeah, no chance I'm taking Ezio on this trip until he's at least 3 years old.
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#8955606 - 02/24/17 08:52 AM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: Hatorade]
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trapped on a boat with kids in the middle of the ocean is literally my personal 9/11
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#8955615 - 02/24/17 08:57 AM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: TheRealCSnapper]
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trapped on a boat with kids in the middle of the ocean is literally my personal 9/11


Gotta agree.
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#8955647 - 02/24/17 09:15 AM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: SW20_MR2]
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OP did you book it all your self or did you go through an agent/planner? So you did 7 days on the boat and then an additional x days at the theme parks? Two weeks total? Do you mind sharing the rough price it cost you and how many people in your family?
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#8955656 - 02/24/17 09:22 AM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: fatso]
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 Originally Posted By: fatso
Holy shit - almost $5k CAD for 2 adults and a toddler... Yeah, no chance I'm taking Ezio on this trip until he's at least 3 years old.


Yup, rather take my daughter to DW. We're taking her when she's 6.
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#8955661 - 02/24/17 09:28 AM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: Hatorade]
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disney cruises > all

we're going when the lil guys are like 5 and 8 or something...yeaaars away
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#8955718 - 02/24/17 10:05 AM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: Screamin DC2R]
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We went to Disney and stayed at the park last Sept, it was such a good time... the staff really do make sure you're happy. Ever since we've been planning on the cruise, if it's anything like the hotels it'll be great. Going to wait till the kids are 4/6 though
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#8955753 - 02/24/17 10:26 AM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: markw]
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A friend of mine has been a a few cruises and has said by far the food and experience was the best on the Disney cruise.

My eldest is turning 7 in a month. My wife wants to take the family to the theme parks before he outgrows the "magic" of Disney. I'm guessing by 8-9

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#8955876 - 02/24/17 11:38 AM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: SuPeR-MaRiO]
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My niece and nephew are 9 and 11 and just got back from their second WDW trip. The magic is not lost upon them (yet).
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#8956074 - 02/24/17 01:30 PM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: fatso]
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 Originally Posted By: fatso
Holy shit - almost $5k CAD for 2 adults and a toddler... Yeah, no chance I'm taking Ezio on this trip until he's at least 3 years old.


Shit that's pricey. But dat brand name doe

I was on a Carnival cruise and pay $600 USD (off season rate)
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#8956114 - 02/24/17 01:44 PM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: iambob]
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Shit that's pricey. But dat brand name doe

I was on a Carnival cruise and pay $600 USD (off season rate)


It's not the name that's bumping the price.. it's the service, quality, entertainment.. and shit.. they have their own island.
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#8956212 - 02/24/17 02:33 PM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: iambob]
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Holy shit - almost $5k CAD for 2 adults and a toddler... Yeah, no chance I'm taking Ezio on this trip until he's at least 3 years old.


Shit that's pricey. But dat brand name doe

I was on a Carnival cruise and pay $600 USD (off season rate)


you can't compare a carnival cruise to a disney cruise. that's like comparing a hot dog to this guy:



took my daughter last year, she was 6 years old and had a great time. deetz:

-3 day bahama cruise, ported out of ft.lauderdale, one day at sea, stopped at nassau and disney's private island.

-flight

-4 day stay @ disney's art of animation little mermaid room

-4 day park hopper pass x2, ez pass included

-meal plan (1 quick service meal, 1 character dining [see belle's castle, cinderella's castle, nemo's reef etc] and 1 snack)

-bibbidy boppidy boutique shit

-photopass (which was actually very worth it)

-transportation

$5k. but can't put a price on this





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#8956335 - 02/24/17 03:57 PM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: titty sprinkles]
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Bad ass titty! Now i gotta wait till little one is a bit older. One is almost 4, other one is 11 months. Better start saving meow
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#8956342 - 02/24/17 03:59 PM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: Denis Si]
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Oh man tits. Can't wait to take my daughter there.
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#8956374 - 02/24/17 04:18 PM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: Hatorade]
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oh i should mention, that i took my daughter when she was 3 years old. my brother was about to get married here, big wedding and all but his MIL passed away a week before the wedding so they cancelled it. a year later they got married at disney and the entire family went down; so my oldest cousin who has a daughter about 8 months younger than my daughter came too and we all went to disney. I was asking my daughter if she remembered some of the same rides that we went on and she had no memory of it so wait until they are older.
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#8956493 - 02/24/17 06:18 PM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: titty sprinkles]
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I agree 6 or 7 is a good age. We still went both times when the kids were 3, and they still have fun. But my 7 year old definitely enjoyed it more at this age.
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#8956772 - 02/25/17 08:06 AM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: titty sprinkles]
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Everything your hear about the Disney Cruise is true. Disney is super detail-orientated and all about the customer experience. As an example, between visiting the Disney parks and universal, I preferred the universal rides. But looking at the staff, Disney is all educated, clean, smiling, helpful, eager, polite. Universal's staff were just people working jobs and certainly not as polished.

The cruise itself for our 4 person room with veranda was about $6usd for 7 day. We stopped in Mexico, Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Disney's castaway cay. There were restaurants to book at additional charge, but they also had 3 themed restaurants included in the package which you would rotate between and the food was already amazing. Breakfast was buffet. Lunch was buffet unless you wanted a sit down served meal which was first come first served. Different shows ever night which took place during either the early or late dinner. We saw their Aladdin production which was like watching a scaled down Broadway show.

Coming from an art background, I really appreciate the attention to detail in everything. The chairs, the walls, table settings, windows, everything would hunt at something Disney. They also had a pirate's of the Caribbean theme night and a star wars theme night. Two nights of fireworks on the sea. Character's walking about the ship all the time for photo ops. I'll post a couple pics tonight when I get off work.
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#8956791 - 02/25/17 09:07 AM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: 4Three]
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Can't wait till my kid turns 6 to do this.
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#8958472 - 02/27/17 03:13 PM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: Hatorade]
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4three is right. there's disney at everything you look at on the ship. with the exception of rides, you can almost do everything you can do at the park on the ship. the pirate night was off the hook (lol) and disney is the only ship that has the fireworks on it. some people take that pirate shit seriously and go all out on a costume. oh also, the staff, activities, characters at the day care part were just amazing. disney gives you this portable phone in your room. you take that with you all over the ship and even onto the private island. If anything is wrong, or even if your kid wants to leave, they send you a text on the phone and then you go pick them up. it was great. i made friends with this wayne dude and his spanish wife from miami with the same aged daughter who became instant friends, we dropped the kids off at the day care play thing and we hit the bar.

we thought the shows were amazing aswell, disney really does have everything on point.

only complaint is that they could have seated me with some hotter single moms


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#8958603 - 02/27/17 04:13 PM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: titty sprinkles]
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Took my daughter to see paw patrol live yesterday. She loves it. Going to Disney for sure once she's around 6.
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#8961202 - 03/01/17 04:20 PM Re: got back from a cruise [Re: Hatorade]
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