Back to the HOME PAGE. You may also want to check out the FAQ PAGE.
 
HomeCalendarFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Which one to do????

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
malacajo
CSR Specialist
CSR Specialist
avatar

Join date : 2010-02-15
Location : Newport, NC
Age : 52
Posts : 398

PostSubject: Which one to do????   Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:07 pm

Here is our situation-We are definitely doing something next year since we had to have a "cool off" year from going Disney in 2010. We are ready to book something but are seriously going back and forth in which to do...We can either choose to do another week at CSR and we know we'll have a blast doing it-if we add the dining plan (planning on worst case scenario if we don't get it for free) we will be at the same exact cost as a Disney Cruise for one week to the Eastern Caribbean. We are not interested in the land/sea package-we want to do one or the other. If we do Disney World, we would go again next August, if we do the cruise (never done a cruise before!), we would go next Sept to keep costs down. I was utterly shocked at how much a cruise was anytime in August!!! WOW is all I can say to that. Any advice?? Literally one minute we are ready to go back to Disney, the next we are all about the cruise....One thing I worry about on cruise is keeping costs down while on it....HELP!!!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
lovethattink
CSR Guru
CSR Guru
avatar

Join date : 2011-01-19
Location : Florida
Posts : 616

PostSubject: Re: Which one to do????   Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:45 pm

malacajo wrote:
Here is our situation-We are definitely doing something next year since we had to have a "cool off" year from going Disney in 2010. We are ready to book something but are seriously going back and forth in which to do...We can either choose to do another week at CSR and we know we'll have a blast doing it-if we add the dining plan (planning on worst case scenario if we don't get it for free) we will be at the same exact cost as a Disney Cruise for one week to the Eastern Caribbean. We are not interested in the land/sea package-we want to do one or the other. If we do Disney World, we would go again next August, if we do the cruise (never done a cruise before!), we would go next Sept to keep costs down. I was utterly shocked at how much a cruise was anytime in August!!! WOW is all I can say to that. Any advice?? Literally one minute we are ready to go back to Disney, the next we are all about the cruise....One thing I worry about on cruise is keeping costs down while on it....HELP!!!

If you were to ask each member of my family, you would get all different answers. My husband would say skip a cruise, because he gets terribly sea sick. My ds17 would say go on the cruise!! The food is awesome. He also loved the kid programs. I would say the Disney cruise is way better than a WDW vacation!

The only thing about going in September is it's the peak of hurricane season. We have been on two cruises during hurricane season. We had 18 foot swells, and rocked like I have never rocked. Access to the outside areas of the boat were closed off for safety reasons. Servers in the dining rooms were dropping dishes left and ride. Stage shows were still put on, but a little differently so the actors wouldn't fall. Everyone looked drunk trying to navigate the steps. Despite that, we had an awesome time!! Due to one of the hurricanes we got to go to Castaway Cay twice and Puerto Rico which wasn't even on the itinerary!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sydney
CSR Specialist
CSR Specialist
avatar

Join date : 2010-08-12
Location : Summerville, SC
Age : 40
Posts : 293

PostSubject: Re: Which one to do????   Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:44 am

Having never been on a cruise either, I would say that since you're unsure, try a regular cruise first, maybe only a few days to see if it's for you. The cost would be less, and I figure if you like a regular cruise, you'll LOVE a Disney one! I do agree about going during hurricane season- I wouldn't risk it.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
malacajo
CSR Specialist
CSR Specialist
avatar

Join date : 2010-02-15
Location : Newport, NC
Age : 52
Posts : 398

PostSubject: Re: Which one to do????   Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:46 pm

Thank you-we will have to decided something soon that's all I know..I'll let you all know! I keep seeing pics of Castaway Cay online and oh my gosh it looks like heaven on earth....!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
lovethattink
CSR Guru
CSR Guru
avatar

Join date : 2011-01-19
Location : Florida
Posts : 616

PostSubject: Re: Which one to do????   Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:33 pm

malacajo wrote:
Thank you-we will have to decided something soon that's all I know..I'll let you all know! I keep seeing pics of Castaway Cay online and oh my gosh it looks like heaven on earth....!

It is!! I'd be happy if they just docked there for a few days!!!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
malacajo
CSR Specialist
CSR Specialist
avatar

Join date : 2010-02-15
Location : Newport, NC
Age : 52
Posts : 398

PostSubject: Re: Which one to do????   Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:51 am

lovethattink wrote:
malacajo wrote:
Thank you-we will have to decided something soon that's all I know..I'll let you all know! I keep seeing pics of Castaway Cay online and oh my gosh it looks like heaven on earth....!

It is!! I'd be happy if they just docked there for a few days!!!

Have you ever done the Disney Cruise???
Back to top Go down
View user profile
lovethattink
CSR Guru
CSR Guru
avatar

Join date : 2011-01-19
Location : Florida
Posts : 616

PostSubject: Re: Which one to do????   Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:28 pm

malacajo wrote:
lovethattink wrote:
malacajo wrote:
Thank you-we will have to decided something soon that's all I know..I'll let you all know! I keep seeing pics of Castaway Cay online and oh my gosh it looks like heaven on earth....!

It is!! I'd be happy if they just docked there for a few days!!!

Have you ever done the Disney Cruise???

We use to go every year, but I haven't been on a Disney cruise in 6 years. I know alot has changed since we went last.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
malacajo
CSR Specialist
CSR Specialist
avatar

Join date : 2010-02-15
Location : Newport, NC
Age : 52
Posts : 398

PostSubject: Re: Which one to do????   Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:22 pm

We did it! I just booked a 7 night Eastern Caribbean Disney Cruise for Sept 2012....very nervous but excited
Back to top Go down
View user profile
lovethattink
CSR Guru
CSR Guru
avatar

Join date : 2011-01-19
Location : Florida
Posts : 616

PostSubject: Re: Which one to do????   Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:43 pm

malacajo wrote:
We did it! I just booked a 7 night Eastern Caribbean Disney Cruise for Sept 2012....very nervous but excited

Congratulations! I hope the weather will be uneventful for you and it will be smooth sailing!!

Allearsnet has some really good cruising info!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Which one to do????   

Back to top Go down
 
Which one to do????
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Coronado Springs Resort Forum :: Comments, Questions & Trip Planning-
Jump to: