Disney Cruise Dreamers Check In!
About This Page: This is a discussion on Disney Cruise Dreamers Check In! within the PassPorter's "Decade of Dreams" Tour Headquarters, part of the PassPorter Community - Boards & Forums on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel; The Decade of Dreams cruise is coming very soon! I thought it would be fun if we all posted a ...
The Decade of Dreams cruise is coming very soon! I thought it would be fun if we all posted a little bit about ourselves, our details about when we're arriving/departing, who we're traveling, special occasions we're celebrating, and -- very important -- photos of ourselves and the folks coming with us! This will help all of us recognize one another when we're onboard and bring us closer together.
So everyone who is going on the Disney Magic from April 25-May 2 -- regardless of how you booked it -- please post here! Please also keep this thread only for introductions/photos, and not replies to them, to make it easier to browse through the list. Thanks!
Important Note; I'm making cool Decade of Dreams nametags for everyone who posts in this thread. The nametags will have your first name (no last names) and your PassPorter member name (if you have one -- family members traveling with you probably don't have one so that line will be blank). If you do not put a first name of your family members, I will not be able to make them a nametag! And they may want one because they're AWESOME (if I do say so myself). So please, check your posts and edit them if the names aren't listed. And if you prefer to use a nickname for your kids, as some folks do, list that instead ... just make it something unique. I will begin printing the nametags Thursday, April 23, so you have until midnight on April 22 to edit or post. Thanks!!
P.S. If anyone out there is concerned about posting their info and/or photo, please send it to me instead -- I still want to know about you and be able to recognize you onboard.
Who: Jennifer Marx, Dave Marx, and Alexander Marx (4.5), plus my mom (Carolyn) is traveling with us most of the time, too! From: Ann Arbor, Michigan Arriving: Friday, April 24, 2009 Departing: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Hotels: We'll probably stay at the Residence Inn the night before the cruise, then we'll be at Port Orleans Riverside for the Walt Disney World segment of the tour. Number of Cruises: This will be our 15th Disney cruise! But it's only our second time doing the Eastern Caribbean itinerary, and it's our first visit to Tortola. What We're Most Looking Forward To: Meeting all of you! Plus visiting Tortola, Oceaneer's Club (hopefully he'll want to stay there without us), and relaxing! Our Photo: This isn't current, but Dave and I look about the same. So I'm posting a more current photo of Alexander, too.
Who: Peggy From: Long Island, NY Arriving: Friday, April 24th for the cruise Departing: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Hotels: I'm drawing a blank on which hotel we're staying in the night before the cruise. Hopefully if Janine chimes in she can fill that part in. Port Oleans Riverside for the WDW portion. Number of Cruises: This will be my 1st cruise, ever!! What We're Most Looking Forward To: Meeting new PP friends and seeing old friends and my first cruise. My Photo: My sig pic will have to do for now.
Who: Mary & Tom
From: Baltimore, MD
Arriving: April 24th for the cruise
Departing: May 6th
Hotels: We are staying at the Hyatt MCO Friday night and at the Contemporary for the WDW portion
Number of cruises: This will be my second cruise, but it will be Tom's first. It will be our FIRST Disney cruise
What we are looking forward to: meeting new PP friends and getting away from work for 1 and 1/2 weeks!
Our Photo-look at my sig, this was taken last year at the Cali Grill for our 3rd anniversary
DVC Member since 1999
Many trips, many more memories!
Cindas may post on her own, but if she doesn't have time, here's the info:
Who: Vicki Stephens
From: Nashville, Tennessee
Who: Cindas Hall
From: Smyrna, Tennessee
Arriving: Friday, April 24, 2009
Departing: Saturday, May 2, 2009
Hotels: Friday night we're staying at Bonnet Creek in Lake Buena Vista then driving to the Port Saturday morning.
Number of Cruises: This is Vicki's first Disney cruise, Cindas's second.
What We're Most Looking Forward To: Meeting everyone and immersing ourselves in the Magic that is Disney.
Our Photos: Vicki's photo (in blue), a recent one, taken in Pigeon Forge, is one she uses on facebook and wherever. Cindas's candid photo (and a good one!) was taken using a webcam.
Who: Beci Mahnken (hubby couldnt make it this time...) From: Snoqualmie, WA (just east of Seattle) Arriving: Wedn, April 22, 2009 Departing: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Hotels: Beach Club Villas for the pre-stay and Contemporary for after the cruise Number of Cruises: This will be my 19th cruise on dcl - but my first visit to Tortola! What I'm Most Looking Forward To: Seeing friends - spending time catching up and meeting new ones too!
Who: Jean & George Miller
From: New Jersey
Arriving day of cruise and departing the day we dock.
This is our 6th Disney Cruise--none have been shorter than a week.
What I'm looking forward to: Time to relax and visit with friends. We are traveling with friends of long standing who have been with us on three of our previous Disney Cruises. In fact we booked this cruise on board the Magic last spring. We also camp with the same friends each winter at Ft. Wilderness. I am also hoping to meet new friends from the PassPorter group.
Who: Sara Varney From: Connecticut Arriving: Friday, April 24, 2009 Departing: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Hotels: My roomie and I will be at the Radisson the night before the cruise and my family will be joining me at the Wilderness Lodge for the WDW portion Number of Cruises: This will be my 5th cruise, 4th Disney cruise What I'm Most Looking Forward To: Seeing my PassPorter friends and meeting new ones! Our Photo:
Who: The Cochran Family - Joel, Serena, Paige (16), Amber (15) & Bob Young (Serenas Dad) From: Northern California Arriving: Friday, April 24, 2009 (for the cruise) Departing: Monday, May 4 (1 day at Disney World-Sunday) Hotels: Airport Hotel night before cruise. Port Orleans French Quarter 2 nights after. Number of Disney Cruises:This will be our FIRST cruise! Yippy Skippy! What We're Most Looking Forward To:The whole darn thing! My husband and I will be celebrating our 16 years of marriage *and the honeymoon we never had* with a dinner at Palo and a visit to a Spa Villa & massages! / Who wouldnt be excited about ALL YOU CAN EAT! / Relaxing at sea! / Swimming with the dolphins in Tortolla! / Snorkeling at Castaway Cay! / Shopping in ST. Thomas! / Good old fashion quality family time! / Listenning to the waves & watching the stars from our Verandah! / Taking tons and tons of pictures! / Meeting my fellow passporters & the man and woman who started it all - Dave & Jennifer! Our Photos:
Joel & Serena (celebrating 16th Anniversary) / Paige (16) / Amber (15) / Bob (celebrating his 58th birthday) w/Oliver our doggie
See you all there!
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Who: Linda Hiddemen & me Debbie Wright (hubbies are staying home) From: Cape May County, NJ Arriving: Friday, April 24, 2009 Departing: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 Hotels: Port Orleans Riverside on the 24th & from 5/2 - 5/5 Number of Cruises: Think this will be Linda's 3rd Cruise & it's my 2nd one. What We're Most Looking Forward To: Meeting up with everyone, seeing new sights and a much needed vacation. Our Photo: trying to locate one
who: thomas and linda idziorek
from: lake placid, florida
arriving: saturday april 25
departing: may 2
we booked this cruise last year and am looking forward to this cruise to meet you all as I am a big reader of jennifier and Dave's guides.
Who: Keri Madeira (aka Sara's roomie ) From: Kempton, PA, a tiny town in the Lehigh Valley Arriving: Friday, April 24, 2009 Departing: Saturday, May 2 Hotels: Staying at the Radisson at the Port the night prior to the cruise and sadly heading home right after Number of Cruises: this is my 4th Disney cruise but my first to the Eastern Caribbean What We're Most Looking Forward To: cruising with old and new friends and seeing a new area of the Caribbean! Our Photo: not the greatest, but I don't have all that many since I'm usually the one behind the camera!
Who: Jennifer & Linda (Jennifer's mom) From: Saukville, WI (30min north of Milwaukee) Arriving: Friday April 24 Departing: Sat. May 2 Hotel: Staying at the Hyatt on Friday Number of Cruise: This is our first cruise What we are most looking forward to: Going on a DCL cruise, meeting my fellow passporters and meeting Keri Maderia (we have exchanged alot of emails since I first booked the cruise in Jan 2008 ) Occasion: Don't know if this is an occasion but to my mom & I it is, this is our annual mother/daughter vacation and she had knee replacement on New Year's Eve and this is a celebration for her.
Jennifer Taken April 24 - May 2, 2009 My mom Linda & I
Who: Janine Marshall, traveling with Peggy (POOH) From: Watertown, Ma Arriving: Friday, April 24, 2009 Departing: Wednesday, May 6th Hotels: Radisson at the Port for the 24th, POR May 2nd to the 6th. Number of Cruises: My first cruise, I am soooo excited What We're Most Looking Forward To: Meeting up with everyone, seeing new sights and a much needed vacation.