Noel & all others,
My family will be on the ship also....can't wait to get on the ship. My son can't wait to get on the 200 ft slide, and I can't wait to sit on deck...down a cold one and watch him.
I was trying to keep the cruise a secret...but the little bugger figured it out for himself with a little help from grandpa<sigh>.
Karen...we got our doc's a couple of weeks ago...are you still waiting?
Nope, still no docs- I'm ready to pounce on the mail carrier today! I don't know if mine is taking longer because I booked through a large Internet cruise discounter instead of a local TA? Anyone else still waiting?
Rick- Your son must be very excited (I hope mine are when they find out!). Have you still kept the secret from your wife?
Sailing with you on the 16th!! First cruise! DH and I are 41. Boys 9 and 12 can't wait to hit the water slide and check out the kids club stuff. No docs yet for us either....I'll not get nervous until maybe next Wed. ! Booked with local TA. Anyone read Glory reviews? Hope they have the bugs worked out before we sail! Everyone says the ship is beautiful and the entertainment is great! :-) Lacey
No Docs for us yet either! Internet purchase also. I would be nervous but I have spoken to Carneval for our upgrades so at leat I know we have reservations. Does seem like alot of 8-13s. My kids are leary about Camp Carnival. They are leary about anything that has the word "camp"in it! I suppose they can participate as much as they like. Clock is ticking!
I looked over my original confirmation and it said not to expect docs until 10-14 days before- so I won't worry until 8/5.
I think my 11 year old will enjoy camp carnival. He likes group activities and meeting new people. My 13 year old- he's another story! He's at that age where everything is boring and stupid. I do think that he will enjoy the slide and the teen club.
Jonathan- FYI you can go to dolphindiscovery.com to book your dolphin swim at Chankanaab. The form says that it is refundable if you are a cruise ship passenger and your ship does not dock.
We can't decide between Chankanaab and Nachi Cocum in Cozumel. Playa Sol is definitely a no. I saw on the Cozumel port page that 7 other ships dock in Cozumel on the same day we are docked. It is the busiest day for cruise ships. So we are going to try to avoid the crowds. We like the eco-tour aspect of Chankanaab, but Nachi Cocum looks like it would be more relaxing and quiet (and free). Playa Sol will be over-run with cruise ship passengers!
Hey Guys...well the docs didn't arrive yet...but...the people from where they send them from did call and ask for an address confirmation so they could send them out. Kinda takes all of the anticipation away! Gonna try to book the dolphins today. Not sure what to do in Belize yet, kids are brutal on tours, well so is the wife. At least we have one slight advantage. My wife is Spanish, and an interpreter to boot. Two weeks left, anyone else coming?
Me ,husband(32),daughter(8)my Mom(48) & brother (19 he's single & looks like Eminem ) will all be there& can hardly wait. Kristen will have her 8th birthday while on board.... only 12 more days
Gameboys,gamecube playstation...you name it they are into it. They are really ito this Yugio(not sure of the spelling) card game.
Looking forward to seeing all of you!! Karen, cool on the docs. Will hear from Dolphin place soon, put in my reservation, hope we get it! Everyone says it is the best!!
Theresa, my 8 year old loves cake lol, hope we get to share a piece for your daughter's bday!
Lacie, my kids will definitely be on that slide god only knows how many times!
Wow, 2 weeks away, thanks to all of you for getting us soooo excited for our first cruise!
I sure hope there are some seniors aboard. I may have to play Grandma to all the youngsters, or else chaperone to all their parents. Have never sailed on a mega-ship so this is truly going to be an adventure for me. Hope to meet some great people in all age brackets. You're only as old as you feel and I still feel like I'm in my twenties so bring on the fun.
Don't worry about your age in years...its how you feel. One of the best couples I EVER met was on the NCL Seaward. They were from NY and they were a riot (not to mention 25 years older than we were(are). My wife partied every night with them...until she ran out of money in the casino one night and came back to the cabin to get more money.....nine months later my son was born
In retrospect it would have been cheaper to give her some more money.
Vera- You have a great attitude and I'm sure you'll have fun no matter who you're around. Some of my good friends are 20 years older than me. Just because you're older doesn't mean that you can't have a good time.
Here is a link to a picture of me and my boys. It was taken 3 years ago at Disney, so we look a little tired and disheveled, but it is the only picture I could find of all 3 of us (I'm usually not in the pics- I am usually taking them!) So if you see us onboard, stop and say "hi". I look the same, my boys have grown quite a bit.
That was a interesting cruise...quite fun
Looking at your countdown clock....LESS than two weeks till we go. I tried to catch the Glory on webcam in port yesterday....but I took my son and a friend to see a movie and missed her. I saw a good post regarding the ship over on the CC board...someone just back loved it.
Noticed that the posts around the net have become really positive about the Glory. Seems that with every week that goes by, they really have gotten any earlier problems worked out. What I do find kind of funny is that I have read that the food on board is everwhere on the scale...from fantastic to horrid! Now I know to each his own, but never being on a cruise before, it does make you wonder. I am not trying to be high brow here.. but, let's put it this way...my 11 year old considers Red Lobster a great sea food place...I get sick just walking in there(which I won't do) and if I remember correctly there are those who think Ponderosa is a steakhouse...anybody get my drift?? OK experienced cruisers what's the real scoop. I'm not looking for Mortons here, just good grub!
Rick, definitely have those Yugio cards packed! Wondering, will the kids want to be playing Gamecube etc...on board, now I am certain that they will bring there Gameboy stuff...and that they will miss there time at the Playstation or Cube, do kids bring them? can they be hooked up in Cabin? Or will they never even think about it?
Vera- I'll dance with ya!!
Theresa, Karen, Lacie, Noel....less than 2 weeks!! Weeeee
I guess we'll just have to wait and see about the food. Everyone has their own sense of what is good. Maybe food ratings should be given with some background information like: "I eat at McDonalds everyday and the Carnival food was outstanding", or "Carnival's food was horrid, I much prefer to dine at Spago". Or maybe, "If you like Red Lobster, you'll love Carnival's food!" ! (BTW- I put myself through college working at Red Lobster, and though I find their food acceptable, it is definitely fast-food seafood. Don't worry- I'm not offended by your post- that was MANY years ago.)
I know my teen will enjoy the dining regardless of the quality- with him it's quantity that counts! Wait until I tell him that he can have 2 steaks! I guess the good thing is- if you don't like it you can send it back and get something else without feeling badly.
We travel with the Playstation hooked up to a portable DVD in the car. Although we could bring it onboard, I don't want to. I also do not want to leave it in the car all week due to the heat! So we'll probably have it with us- or leave it with my parents and our dog at Myrtle Beach (our stop before our cruise). Haven't decided.
PS2/GameCube/xbox - I am going to have my son pack only the Gameboy...The inputs on the cabin tv's are for coax only...at least the last time I sailed they were. I don't want him hanging in the cabin all day anyway and the GB's are at least portable.
Food- It runs the gambit...could be good or just so so....My son however is interested only in Chicken nuggets, hot dogs and Pizza, all with fries. My tastes run more to Ruth Chris than Mortons but I also love a good pizza and my wife is the queen of fast food...H##l Taco Bell would go out of Biz without her. Heard the Fish & Chips on board are good and the alternative dinning is Great! (emerald room). My wife and I are going to do it at least once during the cruise. If you want to save some time the buffet will probally have the same items the main dinning rooms have....When our son CJ was smaller and couldn't sit still long enough for a multi-course dinner we discovered this and it worked great for us. They now call this freestyle dinning.
Can't wait for the cruise, and the chance to meet you all on board...buy you a drink.
Wife and I will definitely "get away" for 1 evening in the Supper Club...I'm thinking that I heard someone post that they actually sell out, so maybe that is the first thing we do, get the reservation, when we get to our cabins.
Weeee! I am doing the Docs Dance...I think...not that I know what the Docs Dance is...but I got my docs and my arms legs and other various parts are moving! I really have to defer to my wife, she really can dance (being Spanish and all) but she will think that the Docs Dance is silly..which in fact it is...but that won't stop me!
Great....Even after 14 prior cruises I still get a thrill when that envelope hits.
Thats the right idea....I am going to book the supper club the first thing when I get aboard. You might also want to book shore tours asap also...I don't know if we can do this from the cabin or if we have to go to the shore excursion desk however...but asap is a must as some tours sell quick.