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    We just bought our plane tickets too! They were $100 more each than last year, but (so far) MUCH better flight times than last year. This year, we fly out of DSM on Friday morning, landing in Miami at 3:30. We get to spend the day in Miami, and then leave Miami Saturday morning at 10:05, arriving in Jamaica at 10:40 (thank you time change!!) We then don't leave Jamaica until 2:30 when it is our unfortunate turn to leave. This saves us about 3 hours of driving, we don't have to worry about parking at the airport (family in Des Moines), and we get to arrive 3 1/2 hours earlier, and leave over an hour later than we did last year. The drive time is a HUGE part of our decision to fly out of DSM instead of MSP. A 3 hour drive home after 8 hours in planes and airports is not how I want to end my vacation. A nice short 1 1/2 hour drive makes it much nicer, and we will get home before 2am!!

    I am also thinking about Club Mobay. Last trip, we did the departure lounge, and we will DEFINITELY be doing it again. Even though we left on a Saturday, the lines were not long, but the lounge itself was worth it. We were able to extend our vacation for a couple hours. We checked into the club, they took our carryons, we went and did our shopping worry free, then went back to the lounge where we continued to have free drinks and delicious finger foods, along with the Jamaican no worries vibe. With the arrival service costing an extra $50 per person, and the average wait in Couples lounge being around 20 minutes, we are hesitant to purchase the arrival portion. The main (potential) advantage is being able to skip through the immigration lines. I have heard Saturdays are super busy. Our Saturday also happens to be the Saturday before Easter Sunday. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge on what THIS particular Saturday is like? Is it busier because more people are flying into Jamaica for Easter, or busier because it is the start of the cheaper season? Or is arrival less busy because more people are LEAVING Jamaica to get home for Easter? Any help or answers would be much appreciated.

    293 days and counting!!

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    We will be there 4/26 -5/3. Toby and Colleen!

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    Jon & Shannon: 4/18-4/26 (wedding 4/23)
    James & Carol: 4/18-28
    Brandon & Stephanie: 4/19-4/26
    Kim & ET: 4/19-4/26
    Jarrod & Tina: 4/19-4/26
    Doug & Renee: 4/19-4/26
    Ron & Pam: 4/22-5/1
    Lisa & Rich: 4/23-4/29
    Diane & Eric: 4/23-5/3
    Robert & Linda: 4/24-5/2
    JD & Heather: 4/26-5/3
    Joey & Linsey: 4/26-5/3
    Toby & Colleen: 4/26-5/3 (Indiana) First Time to CN was at CTI in Feb/March 2012
    TorontoTwo: End of April...
    Randy & Kris Wisconsin April 19th - 26th

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetnessinthesand View Post
    We just bought our plane tickets too! They were $100 more each than last year, but (so far) MUCH better flight times than last year. This year, we fly out of DSM on Friday morning, landing in Miami at 3:30. We get to spend the day in Miami, and then leave Miami Saturday morning at 10:05, arriving in Jamaica at 10:40 (thank you time change!!) We then don't leave Jamaica until 2:30 when it is our unfortunate turn to leave. This saves us about 3 hours of driving, we don't have to worry about parking at the airport (family in Des Moines), and we get to arrive 3 1/2 hours earlier, and leave over an hour later than we did last year. The drive time is a HUGE part of our decision to fly out of DSM instead of MSP. A 3 hour drive home after 8 hours in planes and airports is not how I want to end my vacation. A nice short 1 1/2 hour drive makes it much nicer, and we will get home before 2am!!

    I am also thinking about Club Mobay. Last trip, we did the departure lounge, and we will DEFINITELY be doing it again. Even though we left on a Saturday, the lines were not long, but the lounge itself was worth it. We were able to extend our vacation for a couple hours. We checked into the club, they took our carryons, we went and did our shopping worry free, then went back to the lounge where we continued to have free drinks and delicious finger foods, along with the Jamaican no worries vibe. With the arrival service costing an extra $50 per person, and the average wait in Couples lounge being around 20 minutes, we are hesitant to purchase the arrival portion. The main (potential) advantage is being able to skip through the immigration lines. I have heard Saturdays are super busy. Our Saturday also happens to be the Saturday before Easter Sunday. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge on what THIS particular Saturday is like? Is it busier because more people are flying into Jamaica for Easter, or busier because it is the start of the cheaper season? Or is arrival less busy because more people are LEAVING Jamaica to get home for Easter? Any help or answers would be much appreciated.

    293 days and counting!!
    Just noticed that Easter is on the 20th. If I'd noticed before I booked my flight, I could have flown out on good Friday instead of Saturday. Since it's a holiday weekend and my flight arrives around the same time as other flights, I'm going to get Club Mobay. I'd rather have it and not need it than not have it and need it... Beats waiting in line for hours. Only down side is that I will miss spending Easter with my boys

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    Carla and Lee: 4/12 - 4/22 (wedding 4/17) 6th trip to CN

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    Less than 9 months till will be home! I can not wait! Wondering if anyone has when to Ricks? We were watching about the Cliff Divers and were thinking it would be fun to try the diving. Also wondering about the Cat cruise do they go where you can dive?

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    Oh shoot! Carla & Lee we will miss you by 2 days (arriving on the 24th). Linda and I met you a couple years back (on your kamikaze quick trip...and once before - February 2010?). Congratulations on your wedding!

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    Carla & Lee: 4/12-4/22 (wedding 4/17 )
    Jon & Shannon: 4/18-4/26 (wedding 4/23)
    James & Carol: 4/18-28
    Brandon & Stephanie: 4/19-4/26
    Kim & ET: 4/19-4/26
    Jarrod & Tina: 4/19-4/26
    Doug & Renee: 4/19-4/26
    Ron & Pam: 4/22-5/1
    Lisa & Rich: 4/23-4/29
    Diane & Eric: 4/23-5/3
    Robert & Linda: 4/24-5/2
    JD & Heather: 4/26-5/3
    Joey & Linsey: 4/26-5/3
    Toby & Colleen: 4/26-5/3 (Indiana) First Time to CN was at CTI in Feb/March 2012
    TorontoTwo: End of April...
    Randy & Kris Wisconsin April 19th - 26th

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    Bert , we remember you also. Sorry we'll miss you again.Hope to run into you guys again . I'll save some Rum Cream for you.

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    Sharon and I will be back to CN from 4/23-4/30 for our third trip there. We really like that our itch to 'get away', when at CN au naturel, is definitely scratched! We'll be celebrating our 29th anniversary while there and so looking forward to a 'float' in that wonderful Caribbean water!
    Irie,
    TonyS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephaniemomx2 View Post
    Bought our plane tickets We fly out on the 19th at 10:30 from DFW and land in Jamaica at 2:05.. We leave Jamaica at 2:30 on the 26th. I've read on the board that customs can be a pain in the afternoon since they are usually busy around the time my flight lands.. Thinking I might buy the club Mobay for arrival and departure.. Any thoughts?
    We will be there the 18th through the 26th. Last two years we have done the club mobay and loved it. Its ironic that we have had crazy days at the airport but since booking CM the place was dead. Anyway the drinks and bartenders are awesome and make better drinks than anything you get in the airport. food was ok but by that point I cant eat anymore They had sushi, mini patties, finge sandwiches. Worth it.

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    We cant wait to get our toes in the water and ass in the sand!!

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    Carla & Lee: 4/12-4/22 (wedding 4/17 )
    Jon & Shannon: 4/18-4/26 (wedding 4/23)
    Leo & Kelly: 4/18-26
    James & Carol: 4/18-28
    Brandon & Stephanie: 4/19-4/26
    Kim & ET: 4/19-4/26
    Jarrod & Tina: 4/19-4/26
    Doug & Renee: 4/19-4/26
    Ron & Pam: 4/22-5/1
    Lisa & Rich: 4/23-4/29
    Diane & Eric: 4/23-5/3
    Robert & Linda: 4/24-5/2
    JD & Heather: 4/26-5/3
    Joey & Linsey: 4/26-5/3
    Toby & Colleen: 4/26-5/3 (Indiana) First Time to CN was at CTI in Feb/March 2012
    TorontoTwo: End of April...
    Randy & Kris Wisconsin April 19th - 26th

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    Where are you flying out of? We are flying out of Chicago. Randy & Kris Waupun,wi

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    Randy & Kris April 19th here we come!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goalieman View Post
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    Randy & Kris April 19th here we come!!
    We will be looking for you around the pool bar

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    Flight Is Booked!! Excited to have Nonstop flight out of Indianapolis!!!!

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    We cant wait to get our toes in the water and ass in the sand!!
    Leo will be there the 19 thru 26 . Duckfarts are on me. Pat&Nan

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    Brooke and Barry: from central PA, 4/25 - 5/2 Newbies

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    Pat and Nanette from Ponca, Nebraska returning for our 10th stay with couples.

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    Jen & Bob
    Kari & Paul
    Wisconsin
    April 19-26

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    Lou& Meredith
    Wisconsin
    4th Trip CSS Dec10, CN Dec12, CSS May13
    Apr 26th- May 3rd, 2014
    Meredith Brthday 4/28/14

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    This is my hubby (Brandon) with our 2 boys. The other pic is me
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    Sorry my pictures came out HUGE!! (first time I ever posted photos) Only 25 weeks and 3 days!!! Sooo Excited!! :-))

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