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Trip Reports & Member Reviews Discuss Sailing on the Dream! Feb 12-16, 2012 in the Vacation Planning forums; Well, I guess being sick is good for one thing- starting trip reports (I currently am stuck at home with laryngitis). So this looks to be as good as anytime ...
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    Sailing on the Dream! Feb 12-16, 2012

    Well, I guess being sick is good for one thing- starting trip reports (I currently am stuck at home with laryngitis). So this looks to be as good as anytime to start.

    Before getting into the TR, here's some background info. I booked this cruise back in June 2011. The funny thing is, I booked it after seeing pictures/reports from other friends who had just sailed on the Dream! On this trip, it would be just me sailing. I booked an 11C stateroom (I didn't pick a specific room though, as it didn't matter to me). Also, since I get lost VERY easily, me and my dad decided it would be best if I parked at MCO and took a shuttle over. Well...let the TR begin!
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    Re: Sailing on the Dream! Feb 12-16, 2012

    Ya!! Cant wait to hear about it!!
    "A dream is a wish your heart makes..."

    http://mydreamingcorner.blogspot.com/

    Me (Jamie) - 34 DD (Kayla) - 7

    TRIP REPORT AUGUST 2011 http://www.wdwradio.com/forums/showt...l=1#post972048

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    Re: Sailing on the Dream! Feb 12-16, 2012

    Sunday, Feb 12

    I left for MCO around 8am, and was parked by 8:30 (it was a nice morning, with no traffic). However, it was FREEZING!! I think it didn't go over 45* (go figure, when I wanted it to be warm, it would be so cold). Luckily I had my warm coat with me. It wasn't too hard to find the DME desk, though it was a bit of a hike. I quickly found that the best part about checking in at the airport, was that everything was taken care of right there! I got my room card with the dining rotation (I was ERAA- Enchanted Garden, Royal Palace, and Animator's Palate the last 2 nights), my shuttle-loading group (I was in Daisy, the first group to go), and my boarding # for the airport (I was in Group #3- woohoo!). Now there was nothing to do but wait! The wait wasn't too bad though. I had my book with me, but I couldn't really concentrate (as I was extremely excited about the cruise). Soon it was time to get on the shuttle! I dropped off my suitcase (and wouldn't have to worry about it, as it would be dropped off at my stateroom onboard), and got settled on the bus. The ride was not bad (and the video playing was cute). The first glimpse of the ship was awesome! I swear my jaw dropped.


    Getting in to the terminal wasn't too bad either. Everything had been taken care of at the airport, so time for more waiting. I took pictures around the waiting room (I loved the model ship), and got my picture with Captain Mickey. Minnie wasn't out that day, but I had a feeling I would see her onboard.








    Once they started calling numbers, it didn't take long at all to get on the ship! I think I only had to wait 5 minutes or so. I loved how the cast members announced the name of each party entering the ship (it was pretty cool). Lunch was being served, so I headed up to Cabanas. The food was not bad at all


    Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 1998- Port OrleansMarch 2003- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 2003- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 2005- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 2006- AS Sports (solo)May 24, 2006-Jan 5, 2007- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 2007- offsite (solo)March 1-3, 2007- Dad+ Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 2007- CP (CS) Aug 10-12, 2007- GF/P&PMay 21- Aug 15, 2008- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 2008- AKL!!Mar 25-29, 2009 (offsite)Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (Eastern)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL Dream Jan 20-24, 2014: DCL Magic Dec 3-6, 2014: DCL Wonder (for now)

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    CP #2: 5/24/06 to 1/5/07: character attendant!!
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    CP #5: 8/10/09-1/2/10: Toy Story Mania attractions
    CP #6: 1/3/10-5/14/10: Great Movie Ride attractions
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    Re: Sailing on the Dream! Feb 12-16, 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by eeyore79 View Post
    Ya!! Cant wait to hear about it!!
    Thank you for following along!
    Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 1998- Port OrleansMarch 2003- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 2003- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 2005- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 2006- AS Sports (solo)May 24, 2006-Jan 5, 2007- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 2007- offsite (solo)March 1-3, 2007- Dad+ Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 2007- CP (CS) Aug 10-12, 2007- GF/P&PMay 21- Aug 15, 2008- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 2008- AKL!!Mar 25-29, 2009 (offsite)Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (Eastern)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL Dream Jan 20-24, 2014: DCL Magic Dec 3-6, 2014: DCL Wonder (for now)

    CP #1: 1/12/05-8/5/05: MK merchandise and parades
    CP #2: 5/24/06 to 1/5/07: character attendant!!
    CP #3: 5/16/07-8/10/07: Epcot WS Custodial/seasonal CA
    CP #4: 5/21/08-7/5/08: Casey's (QSFB); 7/6/08-8/15/08: character attendant
    CP #5: 8/10/09-1/2/10: Toy Story Mania attractions
    CP #6: 1/3/10-5/14/10: Great Movie Ride attractions
    FT: 5/16/10~
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    Re: Sailing on the Dream! Feb 12-16, 2012

    Loving your trip report so far Joanna!!
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    Re: Sailing on the Dream! Feb 12-16, 2012

    Don't think I've ever read a TR before from a cruise, so I am excited to hear! Hope it was great!
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    Re: Sailing on the Dream! Feb 12-16, 2012

    awesome so far!! great pics!! so exciting! cant wait to hear more!
    "A dream is a wish your heart makes..."

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    Me (Jamie) - 34 DD (Kayla) - 7

    TRIP REPORT AUGUST 2011 http://www.wdwradio.com/forums/showt...l=1#post972048

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    Re: Sailing on the Dream! Feb 12-16, 2012

    Thanks for the report and photos, hope you are feeling better.

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