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Old 04-07-2015, 09:06 AM   #1
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Who's Cruising 2016?

Disney Cruise Line has released dates for 2016 cruises through September 2016. Who is sailing?!

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Smile Cruising June 2016

We will be on the Dream for June 13-17! First Disney cruise. Very excited!!! Looking forward to participating in Fish Extender activity! Anyone know of one in the Dream for those dates?
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We are taking our First Disney Cruise on the Fantasy, leaving May 21, 2016!!
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We are taking our 1st cruise and celebrating our 20th Anniversary. April 4th-8th,2016.
Waiting for our next adventure after enjoying our Alaska cruise. Jenn
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We're booked on the Panama Canal cruise on the Wonder May 1-15
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We're sailing the western Caribbean on the Fantasy, Jan 9-16, the first one with a Star Wars Day. So excited!
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September 19th-Dream Bahamian. My family and my sister's family celebrating one college graduation (nephew), two anniversaries (BIL and sister's 30th & our 20th) and two birthdays (our son and BIL both have birthdays while on board). 1st Disney cruise for us all!

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We're booked on the Eastern Caribbean August 13th. Our 2nd cruise, 1st time on The Fantasy. Can't wait.

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Fantasy - Eastern Caribbean on May 7th 2016!

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As soon as they post the rest of the itineraries, we'll have our sail date. (Im)patiently waiting...
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Wonder to Alaska - May 30, 2016! This will be our 6th cruise. It will be our first time sailing to Alaska and our first cruise as Gold Castaway Club members!
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Disney Dream January 11th for MiL surprise Birthday celebration and runDisney special Castaway Cay challenge.
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