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lastchamp64

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    Disney Cruise Line

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  1. I'm 55 and will be sailing for the first time with Silversea on the Muse next June to Alaska and worried I will be bored. 😄 Seriously, I'm looking forward to it.
  2. Terry, I really appreciate you taking the time to give such a detailed review of this trip and the awesome pictures as well. You are making me even more impatient for when we are on the Silver Muse and the same itinerary next June. Also, like you being proud to be a Buckeye, I love the Ohio connections you have shared!!! I do have a question for you though. With this being a short 7 day cruise and being in the summer, are you finding any younger age groups on the ship. I'm just curious. I'll be 56 and my wife 54 next year, but we are taking our daughter on this cruise who will be 22 next year. She is graduating from the University of Mount Union (another excellent school in Ohio) next year and will be heading to Japan for a couple of years and this I'm afraid will be our last hurrah with her as she heads out to make her mark in the world as an adult.
  3. I am a mid life newbie to cruising having just done my first cruise a month ago to the Western Caribbean and loved everything about it other than the large ship experience with thousands of people on it. A couple of weeks ago I just booked our second cruise and will be sailing for the first time with Silversea on the Muse to Alaska next May 28th - June 4th. I'm aslo thinking of adding a post cruise excursion to Denali National Park. This thread has been a real pleasure to read. I appreciate the pictures, the stories and the advice from many on here. The only problem I have with reading all this is that it will only make the wait that much more difficult before our next cruise. Thanks all!
  4. We also were on the Fantasy the first week of June to the Western Caribbean and really enjoyed the beauty of the ship. As for the shows; My wife (53), my daughter (21), and myself (55) enjoyed the shows, especially Aladdin. What I was disappointed in myself was the main dining rooms. Sure they were incredible to see and Animators Palate was a lot of fun, but I was disappointed in our service and the food for me was just "OK" Maybe my expectations were just too high. But what was the shocker was how terrible our servers were. Asking for a refill on a soda and waiting over 20 minutes is not acceptable. Another night we ordered adult beverages, our server took my Keys to the World card to charge to the room. 30 minutes into the meal I asked her if she still had my card. She told me that she would get it for me shortly. I reminded her again after our meal about 20 minutes later that we were wanted to leave. It took her over 15 minutes to get the card. As for the other dining venues on the ship. I was not disappointed at all. I'm not a fan of buffets, but the breakfast buffet was very good with an excellent variety of options including some turkey bacon and turkey sausage that was a nice surprise for me. Also, the servers were outstanding. We only did the lunch buffet once, but we were very happy with it as well. My impression of Cabana's was a good one. Now Remy and Palo were outstanding. I had a reservation for Remy dinner our second night, got a Palo brunch a few weeks before sailing on our second sea day (very lucky in the middle of the night) and a dinner at Palo. After our final encounter in the main dining room I tried to book a Palo dinner after our brunch and couldn't get one, but I was able to get Remy. More than I wanted to pay, but I really didn't want to eat in the main dining rooms again. So in short, I loved Remy, Really loved Palo both the brunch and dinner, enjoyed Cabana's, and was disappointed in the main dining rooms and the service. Everything else about the ship and the cruise I just absolutely loved. I booked a Mediterranean cruise for next year with Disney on-board our second night, but cancelled when I got home. Just not sure of the dining. Perhaps it was just an off team of servers I had and that made my attitude toward the food a bit indifferent. I know it's a completely different experience in cruising, but for my daughters college graduation next year, I just booked a nice relaxing and quiet cruise to Alaska with Silversea on the Silver Muse. I love the hustle and bustle of Disney and have been DVC members for many years, but on a cruise I just want to relax, enjoy the time and have some incredible good food.
  5. We just got back from our first Disney cruise on the Fantasy last month. I had no problem booking online Remy, on our second night and then on the ship for our last night at the last moment, but then my sailing was also 7 days. The problem I had was getting Palo for brunch. One night I couldn't sleep, went online around 3 am and scored a reservation for Palo Brunch. I will say that I myself was somewhat disappointed in the main dining restaurants and the service ( I know that is sacrilegious among us Disney fans). I'm glad we experienced Remy twice, Palo for brunch, and Palo for dinner once.
  6. I'm sure you received your documents, but I just wanted to say we are on the same sailing as you are. Going to be a great time!
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