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Hudson

Age: 31 to 40

Occupation:Asst. st. attorney

Number of Cruises: 2nd

Cruise Line: Disney

Ship: Disney Magic

Sailing Date: September 16th, 2000

Itinerary: 7 day to St. Maarten, St. Thomas & Castaway Cay

MORE HINTS:   If you plan on snorkeling, and have your own equipment, bring it.  When you have to rent it, it is $25/person.  The formal nights were very formal on our cruise.  Lots of tuxes and long dresses (dark suit is fine for men too).  Don't bother bringing bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and lotion.  You are kept well stocked with it.  You never need beach towels, as they are provided even when you go off the boat.  Don't rent any floats, or bikes on the ship for Castaway Cay.  They are readily available and you may or may not find that you want them or need them.  If you reserve them in advance, you pay whether or not you use them and there was no shortage.

DISAPPOINTMENTS:   The ESPN skybox was a neat place, but didn't play any olympics, pro or college football.  It seemed a waste to just show polo or sports that most don't follow.  The pools were too small for the number of kids on board especially but they always seemed to have fun anyway.  The adult pool was never crowded.  The fitness area was not nearly large enough.  The paying areas for facials, massages, etc. were very spacious, and the free areas were way too crowded.  it is very obvious where the priorities are here. They need to make St. Maarten a short day and St. Thomas or Castaway longer.  

I have saved all my personal navigators (schedules for each day) spa sheets with services and charges, kids area schedules, etc.  So if anyone has any questions , please feel free to contact me.  You'll have a great time! Bon Voyage!

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