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GraffFam
11-07-2010, 06:42 AM
Just took a DCL survey from my recent cruise and was asked if I would be interested in taking possible future cruise leaving from NY to Bermuda, NY to FL Bahamas and CC, NY to SC FL Bahamas CC, Galveston to FL Bahamas CC, Galveston to Grand Cayman Mexico CC. Thought this was interesting.

jrm11697
11-07-2010, 11:34 AM
Just took a DCL survey from my recent cruise and was asked if I would be interested in taking possible future cruise leaving from NY to Bermuda, NY to FL Bahamas and CC, NY to SC FL Bahamas CC, Galveston to FL Bahamas CC, Galveston to Grand Cayman Mexico CC. Thought this was interesting.

Did it say if this was an option when it would sail? Those would all be great ports of call. I'm guessing the SC port of call is Charleston.

Denine
11-07-2010, 12:22 PM
We had the same survey. We said no to every one.

lucyem
11-07-2010, 12:34 PM
What I would give for a Disney cruise out of NYC. :cheer2:

insureman
11-07-2010, 12:45 PM
NYC to Bermuda!

NancyIL
11-07-2010, 01:11 PM
We had the same survey. We said no to every one.

Well - where would you like to see DCL go?

tigger2on
11-07-2010, 01:21 PM
We had the same survey. We said no to every one.

Really?
It looks like they are trying to find a possible new base for the Magic. Do you NOT was to use DCL anymore or are you just not interested in having a DCL repositioned to one of those ports?

disnewbie108
11-07-2010, 02:24 PM
Would love SC port....Of course I am biased. We live in SC for the time being!

Kim&Chris
11-07-2010, 02:29 PM
I would be excited for ANY of those options!!! Especially DCL to Bermuda!!

ruadisneyfan2
11-07-2010, 02:33 PM
Well - where would you like to see DCL go?

I think she'd like to sail from NE Ohio. :lmao:

cbastedo@sympatico.c
11-07-2010, 02:39 PM
That does sound very interesting.

NancyIL
11-07-2010, 04:06 PM
I think she's like to sail from NE Ohio. :lmao:

That would be the Lake Erie/Lake Ontario/St. Lawrence River route! :teeth:

tigger2on
11-07-2010, 08:06 PM
That would be the Lake Erie/Lake Ontario/St. Lawrence River route! :teeth:

There was a rumor this summer that Disney had been looking at taking over the niagara Falls attraction... Maid of the mist... not sure if it had any truth to it.

ruadisneyfan2
11-07-2010, 09:01 PM
What I would give for a Disney cruise out of NYC. :cheer2:

This is how I feel too but when I mentioned it to dh, he said he'd rather sail out of FL. He likes the Caribbean cruises and not sure he'd like to cruise DCL and not visit CC.

KSDisneyDad
11-07-2010, 09:22 PM
We had the same survey. We said no to every one.

I haven't received the survey, but if I did, I'd also answer "No" to those choices. When we cruise DCL, I like to tie in a trip to WDW or DLR. I could see why those living within driving distance to those ports would prefer it ad an option. For us, we'd have to fly to any of them anyway so we might a well fly to MCO or LAX as the airfares to those places is relatively low for us.

Denine
11-08-2010, 08:50 AM
Well - where would you like to see DCL go?

I would love to see special 10 day cruises out of Canaveral! They can fit a 3rd ship in there every couple of weeks or so.

The itineraries they supplied in the survey were boring.

Denine
11-08-2010, 08:54 AM
I haven't received the survey, but if I did, I'd also answer "No" to those choices. When we cruise DCL, I like to tie in a trip to WDW or DLR. I could see why those living within driving distance to those ports would prefer it ad an option. For us, we'd have to fly to any of them anyway so we might a well fly to MCO or LAX as the airfares to those places is relatively low for us.

Thank you for not chastising me!

We like to go to WDW with our cruise trips.

I have no desire at all to fly to NY to sail to Bermuda, or NY to FLA. I don't want to sail down the coast. I want to go somewhere warm. What exacatly is in Galveston? Nothing for me. If I want to go to Savannah or Charleston, I will drive. I cruise to go to warm, exotic places.

collectoraholic
11-08-2010, 08:56 AM
Give me Galveston please!!! The port is about a 20-minute drive from my house. :thumbsup2

disneymagicgirl
11-08-2010, 09:00 AM
Oh I would LOVE:lovestruc to see a Disney ship in our harbor!! What a beautiful site that would be...however it would probably make me really jealous of those onboard!:goodvibes

NancyIL
11-08-2010, 09:02 AM
I would love to see special 10 day cruises out of Canaveral! They can fit a 3rd ship in there every couple of weeks or so.

The itineraries they supplied in the survey were boring.

Yes, they were boring because almost all (except Bermuda) involved the Caribbean.

I have no desire to cruise out of Galveston or NY for a Caribbean cruise. But if I lived in Texas or on the east coast, a ship sailing from NY or Galveston would be enticing to me. DCL needs either new itineraries or new home ports.

**Though I was being funny earlier about a Great Lakes cruise, there ARE companies that do those. I booked a Canada cruise from Quebec City to Ft. Lauderdale for next October, and the St. Lawrence in the fall is beautiful.

KSDisneyDad
11-08-2010, 09:30 AM
Thank you for not chastising me!

We like to go to WDW with our cruise trips.

I have no desire at all to fly to NY to sail to Bermuda, or NY to FLA. I don't want to sail down the coast. I want to go somewhere warm. What exacatly is in Galveston? Nothing for me. If I want to go to Savannah or Charleston, I will drive. I cruise to go to warm, exotic places.

No problem. I just wanted to add support as to why someone would say No. I agree with your thoughts and would also love longer cruises. Wouldn't it be cool if DCL did a couple of Panama Canal cruises back-to-back from PC to LA to PC? Just because one doesn't want to cruise out of NY, SC or Galveston doesn't mean they don't want to cruise DCL. DCL appears to be gauging potential new markets and that's fine. Just don't count me in as one who would book that particular cruise (well I might consider a 7-night or longer crusie out of Galveston but only if the price were significantly lower than out of PC). I thought some of the sarcasm was out of line but that's probably because sarcasm can be so widely interpreted as being rude or funny depending on your particular point of view.

RedSox68
11-08-2010, 09:40 AM
What exacatly is in Galveston? Nothing for me. If I want to go to Savannah or Charleston, I will drive. I cruise to go to warm, exotic places.

We loved Galveston. We went there while outrunning Hurricane Francis in 2004! The town was so happy to see us and gave us a HUGE welcome. My DH went to the museum and toured the historic ship in harbor (sorry, can't remember the name). My daughter and I walked around the town -- very cute shops and restaurants. Plus, when leaving the port, we were escorted out by HUNDREDS of dolphins -- babys, adults.....I've never seen so many dolphins. It was quite thrilling.

As for the survey, we have been waiting a decade for Disney to sail from NYC so we don't have to fly. But alas, we took almost the exact same survey about six years ago and nothing ever came from it :confused3 They even asked about Hawaii on that survey. Maybe they were prepping for the Wonder on the west coast ;)

NancyIL
11-08-2010, 09:41 AM
No problem. I just wanted to add support as to why someone would say No.

While I wouldn't book a DCL cruise to the Caribbean from Galveston or NY, I also wouldn't say "no" on a survey about DCL offering such cruises.

denas
11-08-2010, 09:43 AM
I am really hoping for a cruise to Bermuda out of NYC - especially during the summer. I find Florida to be pretty miserable during the summer and would love to drive under 2 hours to NYC and then get on a boat. They already have Fantasy and Dream sailing the carribean during summer 2012 so I would love to see Bermuda as an option!:cheer2:

DCL Repeaters
11-08-2010, 09:53 AM
While I wouldn't book a DCL cruise to the Caribbean from Galveston or NY, I also wouldn't say "no" on a survey about DCL offering such cruises.

The survey which I took in Sept. asks what your liklihood would be to sail on these particular itineraries. I too said not likely to all (except some European itineraries). I live in FL and have no desire to travel anywhere else except Pt. Canaveral to hop on a Disney ship for the itineraries mentioned.

NancyIL
11-08-2010, 10:06 AM
The survey which I took in Sept. asks what your liklihood would be to sail on these particular itineraries. I too said not likely to all (except some European itineraries). I live in FL and have no desire to travel anywhere else except Pt. Canaveral to hop on a Disney ship for the itineraries mentioned.

Thanks for clarifying. I would've said yes to Bermuda. I agree with denas that Florida is pretty miserable in the summer! (And today some of my Florida friends are complaining about the COLD...give me a break!)

maria-fan-22
11-08-2010, 10:13 AM
I think she should go to the Port of Catoosa! :rotfl:

NancyIL
11-08-2010, 10:18 AM
I think she should go to the Port of Catoosa! :rotfl:

I had to Google that one! ;)

heatherb819
11-08-2010, 10:21 AM
We just sailed out of Mobile, AL a few weeks ago and it was wonderful. The town if very nice, the people extrememly friendly and for those who live in the Midwest, we can drive there and save on airfare. We heard rumors that Mobile was talking about expanding their terminal. Maybe some of these other places are trying to do the same. I like going out of different cities, as long as I'm on a boat, I don't mind where we cruise to. I get sick of the same ole ports of call anyway and usually stay on board and enjoy life on ship. :thumbsup2

truck1
11-08-2010, 10:51 AM
We got a survey also a few weeks ago when we got back and said so. One of the main reasons is that with only 2 ships, on the east coast, it handcuffs DCL in the number of port options. Even when the Dream arrives, theres limited Carribean itineraries, since the Wonder will be on the west coast, and the Magic in Europe. That leaves the Dream here by herself, during the summer months when most of us can cruise. It also has the added advantage of as posted before the tie in to WDW, as DL has in Cali. For a lot of people, the natural tie in to WDW is a no brainer, as financially most may not be able to do both separate.

When the Fanatasy arrives, wed love to see the Magic stay in Fl, doing 10 day trips to the southern islands, that typically they dont go to , such as Jamaica, Aruba, Barbados. Or even Panama Canal trips. Not necessarily going thru, (that could get expensive on a regular basis) but at least going to the area, making a few stops then coming home again.

When you look at it on the surface, DCL has a potential handcuff situation coming. When you offer the same ports year after year, people are going to get tired of going to the same places. Out of Fl, they have any number of possibilities, to keep people interested in cruising,whether they offer them out of PC, or even Miami or Ft Lauderdale, that will still offer a tie in to Disney parks. Its a win win fo rthem out of Fl. Here in Fl, things are getting especially brutal as far as the cruising industry is concerned, as RCL now offers Universal Charaters onboard several ships, which is direct competetion to Disney, as well as the other lines that can drop there price to half of what you would pay for DCL, which is another threat. Plus the Nick characters onboard the NCL ships. All of which is a direct threat to DCL, if they dont answer it soon. And all of which are based out of PC.

NancyIL
11-08-2010, 10:57 AM
We got a survey also a few weeks ago when we got back and said so. One of the main reasons is that with only 2 ships, on the east coast, it handcuffs DCL in the number of port options. Even when the Dream arrives, theres limited Carribean itineraries, since the Wonder will be on the west coast, and the Magic in Europe. That leaves the Dream here by herself, during the summer months when most of us can cruise. It also has the added advantage of as posted before the tie in to WDW, as DL has in Cali. For a lot of people, the natural tie in to WDW is a no brainer, as financially most may not be able to do both separate.



Since the 2011 itineraries have been in place at least a year, the survey is for 2012 and beyond. The Dream and Fantasy will stay in FL in the summer of 2012, and the Magic and Wonder will do other things. A LOT of people cruise on other cruise lines' ships out of east coast home ports - especially NY and Bayonne. I think DCL might gain quite a few new customers if they did so, too.

AlexandNessa
11-08-2010, 11:27 AM
I don't think I would want to do DCL to Bermuda. They would have to dock at King's Wharf. I'd rather go to Bermuda on a smaller ship that can dock in Hamilton right on Front Street. I did that. It was AWESOME. Not too much around King's Wharf.

None of the itneraries mentioned in the survey really excite me either. No New England cruises out of NYC? That might be nice.

Have to admit that I and I'm sure others are growing weary of the same old itineraries with DCL. We will do a B2B on the Dream just because we want to try the new ship. But I think DCL has one of the worst AK itineraries, and the MR is really quite cheap on any other line (and with more interesting stops). The Panama Canal cruise is special, but it is not a staple of their itineraries.

Their Caribbean itineraries are pretty hackneyed.

I would love some 10-12 night Caribbean itineraries to mix things up. Take me to Grand Turks & Caicos any day!

Perhaps DCL is too limited by their contracts with Port Canaveral to shake things up?

I mean, I can't be the only one who let out a big yawn when the 1H2012 itineraries were announced. My TA said their opening day bookings were hardly a dull roar.

SideshowBob
11-08-2010, 01:27 PM
Thanks for clarifying. I would've said yes to Bermuda. I agree with denas that Florida is pretty miserable in the summer! (And today some of my Florida friends are complaining about the COLD...give me a break!)

Ahem..... :)

NancyIL
11-08-2010, 05:17 PM
Ahem..... :)
Were you complaining today, too? :lmao:

Rob S.
11-08-2010, 05:59 PM
Thank you for not chastising me!

We like to go to WDW with our cruise trips.

I have no desire at all to fly to NY to sail to Bermuda, or NY to FLA. I don't want to sail down the coast. I want to go somewhere warm. What exacatly is in Galveston? Nothing for me. If I want to go to Savannah or Charleston, I will drive. I cruise to go to warm, exotic places.

I agree with you 100%.:thumbsup2

DMMarla07860
11-08-2010, 06:49 PM
I'm still hoping DCL goes out of NYC, I don't care where they would go, if it cruised out of NYC I'd be on it since only would be a hour or so drive depending on traffic

truck1
11-08-2010, 07:39 PM
Since the 2011 itineraries have been in place at least a year, the survey is for 2012 and beyond. The Dream and Fantasy will stay in FL in the summer of 2012, and the Magic and Wonder will do other things. A LOT of people cruise on other cruise lines' ships out of east coast home ports - especially NY and Bayonne. I think DCL might gain quite a few new customers if they did so, too.

You are correct.

The point I was making is that DCL is hampered by a lack of ships. Even with 2 ships in PC, they are limited in how many itineraries they can run. Basically 3. A 7 day east/west carribean, and a 3/4 Bahamas trip. Thats pretty much it. Factor in that both RCL and NCL both have characters onboard the ships to say, come with Shrek and Spongebob to more then 20 different locations, AND stay at Universal Orlando, DCL is quickly behind the 8 ball.
The Wonder on the west coast has the same issue. They can only do 1 of 2 things at a time.

DCL is looking at some really stiff competition in the Orlando market in the next few years, both at sea and on land.Its already stared. There was an article in the paper here not long ago, that basically said that there was an increase in arrivals at OIA, but the DME numbers and Disney attendance numbers were down. The Universal numbers were climbing. Just being Disney, is not good enough any more.

They truly need to go back and find another little niche that no one else has.

BobandLee
11-08-2010, 07:42 PM
Just took a DCL survey from my recent cruise and was asked if I would be interested in taking possible future cruise leaving from NY to Bermuda, NY to FL Bahamas and CC, NY to SC FL Bahamas CC, Galveston to FL Bahamas CC, Galveston to Grand Cayman Mexico CC. Thought this was interesting.

Cruises out of Galveston or New Orleans to the Caribbean would be nice.
Wonder why Disney has never considered going to Jamaica?

Cruising out of New York? Why? Not me.

DMMarla07860
11-08-2010, 07:52 PM
Cruises out of Galveston or New Orleans to the Caribbean would be nice.
Wonder why Disney has never considered going to Jamaica?

Cruising out of New York? Why? Not me.


agreed New Orleans would be cool if DCL sailed from there. That is on the top of the list of places I traveled too and want to go back too, get to go back to San Fran on DCL, put DCL in NYC or New Orleans and that's make things sweeter:lmao:

maria-fan-22
11-10-2010, 04:37 PM
I had to Google that one! ;)

Hahaha.... It's not very well known is it... but it would be very cool to go and be able to see a large ship in OKlahoma! pirate:

cmclaura
11-10-2010, 05:36 PM
I would love to see DCL sail out of New York (or anywhere I wouldn't have to fly, thus reallocating those funds to the onboard charges department, lol), especially to Bermuda. New York is just 2 hours from us and I could work in a visit to see my folks!

Overall, I really don't mind where we sail from but I really would like to see more diverse itineraries; how many times could I stand to go to Nassau? I cruise because it makes my family happy and I do enjoy it, but I'm more of an educational type of traveler who likes to see new places. That would make me even happier.

tzuhouse
11-10-2010, 06:40 PM
We loved Galveston. We went there while outrunning Hurricane Francis in 2004! The town was so happy to see us and gave us a HUGE welcome. My DH went to the museum and toured the historic ship in harbor (sorry, can't remember the name). My daughter and I walked around the town -- very cute shops and restaurants. Plus, when leaving the port, we were escorted out by HUNDREDS of dolphins -- babys, adults.....I've never seen so many dolphins. It was quite thrilling.

The historic ship is Elissa. :) And I would be thrilled beyond belief if Disney started cruising out of Galveston.

Mary

RedSox68
11-11-2010, 12:22 PM
The historic ship is Elissa. :) And I would be thrilled beyond belief if Disney started cruising out of Galveston.

Mary

Thank you. I know my husband loved the exhibit!

I don't see any reason why Disney can't sail out of either NYC or the new port in Bayonne, NJ. We have three cruise lines sailing out of there now. I am frustrated, however, that the size of the new ships limits them from going back to Key West or through the canal right now! :sad2:

TorontoGirl
11-11-2010, 01:25 PM
To add another view - I just completed the survey and we did say yes to the NY cruises - not because of Bermuda but because it is closer to fly to for us in Toronto AND so many days at sea!

My DH and I cruise DCL because we love the ships/design, the crew/castmembers, food/service and entertainment on board! If we wanted to go to the carribean just to see the islands we could go cheaper on any other line with more variety of ports.

We go on DCL for the ship experience - a 7 night with only 2 ports - Bermuda and Castaway Cay would be amazing!

4everluvDisney
11-11-2010, 06:53 PM
To add another view - I just completed the survey and we did say yes to the NY cruises - not because of Bermuda but because it is closer to fly to for us in Toronto AND so many days at sea!

My DH and I cruise DCL because we love the ships/design, the crew/castmembers, food/service and entertainment on board! If we wanted to go to the carribean just to see the islands we could go cheaper on any other line with more variety of ports.

We go on DCL for the ship experience - a 7 night with only 2 ports - Bermuda and Castaway Cay would be amazing!

I agree with you. Would love to cruise to Bermuda on DCL with more days at sea. I pay for a cruise and love to spend time on the ship rather than alot of days in port.

ruadisneyfan2
11-11-2010, 08:59 PM
For all of you hoping for Bermuda, that is not a cheap cruise. :headache: It's also not necessarily a 7 nt cruise. We sailed RC Explorer of the Seas out of Bayonne to Bermuda for 5 nts. in June 09. It was over $4k for 4 of us in a tiny inside room, 160 sf fo. Since the kids were almost as much as the adults, for $300 more we got 2 connecting inside rooms. Our 1st and last experience with tiny inside rooms! :headache:

This cruise was over $1k more than what we paid for our 7 nt double dip cruise on the Magic over Thanksgiving 08 in a cat. 9, just 7 mos. prior.

We were only doing it for a dear friend's special bday celebration and this was the cruise he chose. For sure, it would have been cheaper to fly to FL and sail DCL.

NancyIL
11-11-2010, 09:23 PM
For all of you hoping for Bermuda, that is not a cheap cruise. :headache: It's also not necessarily a 7 nt cruise. We sailed RC Explorer of the Seas out of Bayonne to Bermuda for 5 nts. in June 09. It was over $4k for 4 of us in a tiny inside room, 160 sf fo. Since the kids were almost as much as the adults, for $300 more we got 2 connecting inside rooms. Our 1st and last experience with tiny inside rooms! :headache:

This cruise was over $1k more than what we paid for our 7 nt double dip cruise on the Magic over Thanksgiving 08 in a cat. 9, just 7 mos. prior.

We were only doing it for a dear friend's special bday celebration and this was the cruise he chose. For sure, it would have been cheaper to fly to FL and sail DCL.

If you think 160 sq. ft. is small for an inside cabin, then don't book one on the Dream/Fantasy @ 169 sq. ft.

Yes, Bermuda cruises are expensive. If DCL went there, I'm sure theirs would be pricey as well.

ruadisneyfan2
11-11-2010, 10:14 PM
If you think 160 sq. ft. is small for an inside cabin, then don't book one on the Dream/Fantasy @ 169 sq. ft.

Yes, Bermuda cruises are expensive. If DCL went there, I'm sure theirs would be pricey as well.

Oh yes, I saw that right away. The first thing I check out is the size. :lmao:

We're booked in an 8D on the Dream and Fantasy, 241 sf. plus a seat inside the porthole. :lovestruc I'm afraid we might be too spoiled with all that space to go back on the Magic. :guilty:

joksten2000
11-12-2010, 03:42 AM
We've sailed out of Bayonne on the Explorer for 12 days for less than $2,000. I'm looking at 5 day Bermuda cruise on Explorer for $549. It will get cheaper as you get closer to the date. You should cruise on Enchantment, there inside cabins are like 140sqft. Shame DCL has made there lower cats so much smaller, we also had to book 8d as Daughter has two small kids. So a double hit for us. The cost of cruising went from 1,000 points to over 2,000 a huge jump, shame on them!!!!

I guess they figure if people are willing to pay so much for private cabana's then we can charge more for the cruise. Be interesting to see if they can fill the new ships at these prices.

1153rsmith
11-12-2010, 06:36 AM
I would love to see DCL cruise out of Charleston, SC. Only a 5 hour drive from my house..... :cool1::cool1:

Joan1
11-12-2010, 07:25 AM
We've sailed out of Bayonne on the Explorer for 12 days for less than $2,000. I'm looking at 5 day Bermuda cruise on Explorer for $549. It will get cheaper as you get closer to the date. You should cruise on Enchantment, there inside cabins are like 140sqft. Shame DCL has made there lower cats so much smaller, we also had to book 8d as Daughter has two small kids. So a double hit for us. The cost of cruising went from 1,000 points to over 2,000 a huge jump, shame on them!!!!

I guess they figure if people are willing to pay so much for private cabana's then we can charge more for the cruise. Be interesting to see if they can fill the new ships at these prices.

The only problem with waiting is that there isn't always rooms for 4 avaialble. I have sailed on RCCL and always keep an eye on the prices and since we have to sail when school is out we can never get a lower price on a quad room as they are always sold out. Plenty of discounts for doubles most of the time

BuzzLightyearInTampa
11-12-2010, 11:34 AM
I would love to see special 10 day cruises out of Canaveral! They can fit a 3rd ship in there every couple of weeks or so.

The itineraries they supplied in the survey were boring.

That's what we're hoping for in 2012 for the Magic also! The more distant southern Caribbean stops would be ideal, either in the summer or over Christmas. But NYC would be cool too, as airfare there isn't too bad, as long as it is in the summer. I wouldn't even consider going out of there in the winter. BRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!

Robin"D"
11-12-2010, 11:39 AM
COME ON NYC!!!
for New England/Canadian Coast cruise

Robin & angel "D" :thumbsup2

mcorbo
11-12-2010, 11:40 AM
Would love to do a repositioning cruise, Port Canaveral->Bermuda-> New York with perhaps a few other east coast stops along the way.

denas
11-12-2010, 12:24 PM
Would love to do a repositioning cruise, Port Canaveral->Bermuda-> New York with perhaps a few other east coast stops along the way.

I am hoping for this exact cruise the week of 31 March 2012 when the current magic schedule stops! That is Spring Break week for us and it would be fabulous!!

GuardMusic
11-12-2010, 12:40 PM
Any additional rumors on when the 2012 dates will be released? Last I heard it might be APRIL?!

ruadisneyfan2
11-12-2010, 02:22 PM
Any additional rumors on when the 2012 dates will be released? Last I heard it might be APRIL?!

I'd like to know this too. I'm curious to see what fall prices are like.
We're booked on the Fantasy for 8/25 but it's higher than our TG08 cruise and this is still in peak hurricane season. :sad2:

Cmbar
11-12-2010, 10:45 PM
This post is funny since I just heard a rumor today that Baltimore is looking to get the Disney cruise line to leave from their port. I don't think this will happen and quite frankly eventhough I am only 45 minutes from the port I wouldn't want to sail out of Baltimore or NY. That is a long bumpy trip to Bermuda. Way more seasick up here in the north. Just lots of water and nothing beautiful to look at. I mean have you ever swam in the waters off NY or NJ or even Md? The waters off Florida and down are beautiful! I love Disney but am happy to fly to FL to go on their ships!

Wouldn't mind more iteneraries or at least a change up so say a Western has different stops not always the same one.

On another note we rebooked on board last week and asked about the bookings in later 2012. The Disney lady wasn't very hopeful about them being released soon. We asked about Alaska in 2012 and she gave us the impression that it wasn;t looking good. She kinda said they have to see how this summer goes. She definitely didn't look hopeful.

NancyIL
11-13-2010, 07:13 AM
This post is funny since I just heard a rumor today that Baltimore is looking to get the Disney cruise line to leave from their port. I don't think this will happen and quite frankly eventhough I am only 45 minutes from the port I wouldn't want to sail out of Baltimore or NY. That is a long bumpy trip to Bermuda. Way more seasick up here in the north. Just lots of water and nothing beautiful to look at. I mean have you ever swam in the waters off NY or NJ or even Md? The waters off Florida and down are beautiful! I love Disney but am happy to fly to FL to go on their ships!

Wouldn't mind more iteneraries or at least a change up so say a Western has different stops not always the same one.

On another note we rebooked on board last week and asked about the bookings in later 2012. The Disney lady wasn't very hopeful about them being released soon. We asked about Alaska in 2012 and she gave us the impression that it wasn;t looking good. She kinda said they have to see how this summer goes. She definitely didn't look hopeful.

Do you mean Bermuda or the Caribbean? Baltimore is further south and a bit closer to Bermuda than a NY/NJ port - where most ships depart for Bermuda.

Interesting comment about Alaska in 2012. With the current situation in Mexico, I would expect future cruises there to be in more peril than cruises to Alaska.

mmouse37
11-13-2010, 07:22 AM
We live in NY and we have sailed out of a NYC a few times. Most recently to Bermuda this past May on the Norwegian Dream. We did not find the trip any more rough than our cruises out of Florida. In 2005 we took a Carnival cruise out of NYC to the Caribbean and also did not find that cruise any more rough. I do agree it CAN be rougher but last week on the Magic we had a pretty rough cruise on the return to PC so I can't agree with a blanket statement that cruises out of NYC are always rougher than cruises out of Florida.

There really is something special about sailing down the Hudson River out of NYC and passing the Statue of Liberty...a very moving sight!!!

MJ

threebeesatdisney
11-13-2010, 11:19 AM
I vote for any port in SC! :thumbsup2

KSDisneyDad
11-13-2010, 02:16 PM
We live in NY and we have sailed out of a NYC a few times. Most recently to Bermuda this past May on the Norwegian Dream. We did not find the trip any more rough than our cruises out of Florida. In 2005 we took a Carnival cruise out of NYC to the Caribbean and also did not find that cruise any more rough. I do agree it CAN be rougher but last week on the Magic we had a pretty rough cruise on the return to PC so I can't agree with a blanket statement that cruises out of NYC are always rougher than cruises out of Florida.

There really is something special about sailing down the Hudson River out of NYC and passing the Statue of Liberty...a very moving sight!!!

MJ

Something like this?

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii112/CTreece2/Disney%20Wonder/P1060101.jpg

LD NURSE
11-13-2010, 02:47 PM
I think she should go to the Port of Catoosa! :rotfl:

Lol! That's like 2 miles from my house! I'm still hoping for Galveston!!!! Please Disney!!!!