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DVCMikey
01-16-2011, 09:34 AM
What they should do is this.

Since there are so many people who visit WDW from the north east, mostly, from NJ and NY, they should have a cruise that leaves port liberty in NJ, and it cruises to port canaveral, and then when you get off, you spend a few days at the parks....

i think that would be great.

eisena
01-16-2011, 09:40 AM
My family would love it. I woner how disney would handle it. I assume in order to allow for the time at the parks Disney would have to make it two cruises, one north bound and the other south. I don't think it would work well unless they had two ships in that rotation.

clten
01-16-2011, 09:47 AM
They couldn't let passengers disembark in Port Canaveral. (See all the threads on Hawaii on why ships cannot transport people between 2 US cities.) So the ship's itinerary would have to be either just a single day port call (which isn't a new idea, DCL has been sending out surveys about this for over a year) or at longest an overnight. If it was overnight, it would be a pretty boring itinerary of 2 days in Port Canaveral and one day in Castaway Cay.

smb6
01-16-2011, 09:51 AM
hmmm; wonder why they can't travel between two US cities... I know it's the law- not their choosing.... But I agree it would be a good idea and could alternate northbound and southbound... I live in the south and could do the north bound ending with a visit to NY!

mdsoccermom
01-16-2011, 10:02 AM
The Passenger Services Vessel Act does not allow foreign flagged ships to depart from one U.S. port and disembark passengers in another (letting them off for a few days would be in violation of this).

dta87
01-16-2011, 10:09 AM
The Passenger Services Vessel Act does not allow foreign flagged ships to depart from one U.S. port and disembark passengers in another (letting them off for a few days would be in violation of this).

Not that I am disagreeing with you on this but what about the Panama Canal cruises? I guess it would have to be booked as two separate cruises if you wanted a return voyage.

DVCMikey
01-16-2011, 10:10 AM
They couldn't let passengers disembark in Port Canaveral. (See all the threads on Hawaii on why ships cannot transport people between 2 US cities.) So the ship's itinerary would have to be either just a single day port call (which isn't a new idea, DCL has been sending out surveys about this for over a year) or at longest an overnight. If it was overnight, it would be a pretty boring itinerary of 2 days in Port Canaveral and one day in Castaway Cay.

I know there are cruise lines that go to the bahamas, that pick you up from NJ, and then to miami or port everglades, and then they go to the bamamahs the day after.

DVCMikey
01-16-2011, 10:11 AM
My family would love it. I woner how disney would handle it. I assume in order to allow for the time at the parks Disney would have to make it two cruises, one north bound and the other south. I don't think it would work well unless they had two ships in that rotation.

actually they would only need one ship.

the ship picks up from nj...drops off in FL. then the people who were on the last cruise going home, they board after the ones going to disney get off, and then it just keeps going

mdsoccermom
01-16-2011, 10:16 AM
Not that I am disagreeing with you on this but what about the Panama Canal cruises? I guess it would have to be booked as two separate cruises if you wanted a return voyage.

The Passenger Services Vessel Act states that ships can 1) pick up passengers at a U.S. port and return them to the same was as long as the stop at a foreign port during the voyage. They may also pick up passgners at a U.S. port and disembark them at another U.S. port providing it calls at a port deemed distant by the government.

Letting passengers off for several days would be prohibited because it could be viewed as letting passengers off "permanently".

dvcersfromva
01-16-2011, 10:33 AM
How about instead, a Disney cruise from Port Liberty, Baltimore, or Norfolk to Bermuda and back? Now, that, we would definitely do!!!!:thumbsup2

clawmachine
01-16-2011, 01:16 PM
I live about 10 minutes from the Baltimore port. While DCL setting up there sounds appealing convenience-wise, I honestly don't think I'll sail in this part of the Atlantic ever again. The two times I sailed from Baltimore were windy, chilly and very rough the whole way...

tvguy
01-16-2011, 02:21 PM
I live about 10 minutes from the Baltimore port. While DCL setting up there sounds appealing convenience-wise, I honestly don't think I'll sail in this part of the Atlantic ever again. The two times I sailed from Baltimore were windy, chilly and very rough the whole way...

Yeah, no offense, but crusing down the east coast isn't exactly a big tourist draw and just using the ship as a bus seems a waste.

Now, during the summer heading north from Balitmore to Halifax, Newfoundland, and Greenland might be interesting.

DVCMikey
01-16-2011, 03:06 PM
Yeah, no offense, but crusing down the east coast isn't exactly a big tourist draw and just using the ship as a bus seems a waste.

Now, during the summer heading north from Balitmore to Halifax, Newfoundland, and Greenland might be interesting.

most all cruise lines depart from NYC, NJ or Baltimore.

DVCMikey
01-16-2011, 03:07 PM
How about instead, a Disney cruise from Port Liberty, Baltimore, or Norfolk to Bermuda and back? Now, that, we would definitely do!!!!:thumbsup2

I think though going to disney for a few days in there would be even better.

MCourtney
01-16-2011, 03:20 PM
NYC to Bermuda to CC to PC would interest me and I live in Fla!

irishdadx4
01-16-2011, 04:49 PM
How about instead, a Disney cruise from Port Liberty, Baltimore, or Norfolk to Bermuda and back? Now, that, we would definitely do!!!!:thumbsup2

DCL from Norfolk, Va??? Where do I sign up:cool1:

Mike