Are you planning a cruise in the next 12 months?

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Are you planning a cruise in the next 12 months?

Since the Disney Dream is launching this year, I was curious how many of us are planning a cruise. I'm actually on the fence as I have an opportunity to do one cheaply, but I'm nervous that it won't work out well for me and I'll be stuck on a boat for several days. Is anyone planning on doing a cruise this year? Is anyone a first-timer thinking about it?

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If we could afford it, we would be there in a heartbeat!

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I agree..if I could Dream it..I'd do it.
Oh my goodness that was lame-o of me.

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I'm on the fence about trying the one thats coming to the med next year. I would love to give it a go, but i'm a bit worried about it being full of kids - i know that sounds silly seeing as im a disney nut, but i go out of season so its not too busy, i stay off site away from kids. Has anyone been on one just adults? Whats it like?

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Hi,

I'm planning, and have paid in full for, a 12-night Southern Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, sailing from Baltimore's Inner Harbor on Monday, February 28, 2011 and returning Saturday, March 12, 2011. The stops include St Thomas; St. Maarten; Tortola; Samana, Dominican Republic; and Labadee, Haiti. It was an amazing deal for which I paid less than $900.00 USD, including an interior stateroom, all taxes and port fees, and travel insurance. I paid the deposit in July with my credit card, and paid the rest off today with my debit card. In between I used some savings to pay off both credit card balances.

I'm going with a friend and his parents, and his parents will drive us the three hours to Baltimore, so there's no air or train fare involved. It's nice to be paid in full almost three months before the vacation, than still paying on a trip from which I returned home months ago. biggrin

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At the moment I'd have to choose parks or cruise as I can't afford to do both and the parks win everytime. That may change one day though.

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Tony wrote:
At the moment I'd have to choose parks or cruise as I can't afford to do both and the parks win everytime. That may change one day though.

This is my situation as well. I'm not anti-cruise, but if any extra money shows up I'm going to a park, not a cruise. I will say Disneyland has gotten on my radar recently though.

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LeCellierBuff -- Great news! It MUST be nice to be anticipating a vacation that's already completely paid off (except for any trinkets you might pick up in port!).

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I think we're ready for another one. I'd love to do the Dream and see the "Disney Difference." So we'll see. Y'all will be among the first to know if we commit to one!

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Hi,

It feels great to have that cruise paid off, especially since I was still paying on the 2007 WDW trip for about a year after it ended. It was one reason that I didn't leave home for vacation from May 14, 2008 to August 6, 2009. It also means that a December, 2011, solo WDW trip is a strong possibility. biggrin

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I have a friend who is booked on the Dream and she is SOO excited. I can't wait to here about it.

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Bella wrote:
I have a friend who is booked on the Dream and she is SOO excited. I can't wait to here about it.

I do too! I can't wait to live vicariously Smile

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We are doing the 7 night Mexican Riviera Cruise in October.

They cut my hours again at work, so WDW for F&WF is out. Crying

Plus the airfare is going up and up and up, all puns inteneded.

It was cheaper for us to do the cruise since we would not need airfare.

I am looking forward to it, however, having done several Mexico cruises, I wont be getting off the boat. Port days are the perfect day to hit the pool with no crowds.

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I was all about reading up on the Dream but I have gotten behind since its maiden voyage. Has the Wonder started sailing yet?

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The Wonder is sailing on the West Coast - Mexican Riviera for now, and it will relocate to an Alaskan itinerary later this spring and throughout the summer. The Magic is heading to Europe (if it's not already there.) The Dream is doing the little short Caribbean itineraries (3,4,5 day I think?), and the Fantasy is still under construction in Germany.

Maybe I should consider a career with DCL...

(Kristi - I see the answer above to the question that I posed to you on the other thread Smile )

I'm actually planning to go on a short cruise out of Canaveral in June for a girlfriend's 40th bday. It's gonna be SOOOO fun! Not Disney, though - RCL. And since I'm not taking the kiddoes (or DH for that matter), it's okay with me. I'd rather do DCL with family.

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Ok, so I loooooovee Disney (duh) but is the extra cost worth it?

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Last year I did two Disney Magic and a Disney Wonder cruise. Skipped this year. Next year I have the Disney Dream and two Disney Fantasy sailings.

The Dream will be a real change for me because I'll be without a verandah - lol. It's my "budget" cruise. I booked one of those virtual (magical) porthole rooms and am going solo, but a friend booked next door. On the Fantasy in April, a friend and I have a Cat. T Concierge suite, and that's going to be a totally new experience for me also. Then on my second Fantasy cruise I'll have a Cat. 5A verandah just behind the bridge. Should be fun, but I will still miss my favorites, the Magic and the Wonder.