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zstyles 12-04-2012 11:12 AM

No More Galveston
 
So what is up with Disney no longer sailing out of Galveston in 2014, just saw the announcement?

Anyone have some insight?

TDluvsDaisy 12-04-2012 11:15 AM

Don't give up hope yet. The full year isn't out yet for the smaller ships.

sissy_ib 12-04-2012 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by TDluvsDaisy (Post 46850753)
Don't give up hope yet. The full year isn't out yet for the smaller ships.

Since they are sailing the end of 2013 from Texas it was assumed they would keep the Wonder here through Spring. Very disappointing it is going back to Miami to do 4 night cruises.

abbyar 12-04-2012 11:25 AM

It's not suprising - Galveston isn't selling! Disney won't go back if they have to do KSF and other promos to get people on the ships!

TDC Nala 12-04-2012 11:28 AM

Disney has even mentioned on their blog that what people really wanted was Castaway Cay (stating that there were even more opportunities to visit CC with all four ships porting in Florida.)

neg58 12-04-2012 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by sissy_ib (Post 46850811)
Since they are sailing the end of 2013 from Texas it was assumed they would keep the Wonder here through Spring. Very disappointing it is going back to Miami to do 4 night cruises.

It is the Magic that is in Texas; Wonder is heading to Miami in December. Magic is then going to Europe for the summer and won't be back until Fall.

It looks like Magic will then go to Port Canaveral for Spring 2014. Wonder is supposed to go back to California and then on to Alaska for 2013, and then back to Miami in the fall of 2013.

Nancy

DarthTod 12-04-2012 11:31 AM

I think they are having difficulty hitting the numbers they wanted for Galveston, I saw a kids sail free deal on the site this morning. The main advantage for me is a shorter flight from Seattle, but I'll admit to booking on Fantasy to get the newer ship over the shorter flight. I suspect the thought was to get more folk from the central part of the US that could get there for less cost, but that might not be materializing fast enough for them.

sissy_ib 12-04-2012 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by neg58 (Post 46850881)
It is the Magic that is in Texas; Wonder is heading to Miami in December. Magic is then going to Europe for the summer and won't be back until Fall.

It looks like Magic will then go to Port Canaveral for Spring 2014. Wonder is supposed to go back to California and then on to Alaska for 2013, and then back to Miami in the fall of 2013.

Nancy

The Magic is in Texas now. The Wonder will be here fall 2013 and the Magic will be in Miami fall 2013.

sissy_ib 12-04-2012 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by DarthTod (Post 46850894)
I think they are having difficulty hitting the numbers they wanted for Galveston, I saw a kids sail free deal on the site this morning. The main advantage for me is a shorter flight from Seattle, but I'll admit to booking on Fantasy to get the newer ship over the shorter flight. I suspect the thought was to get more folk from the central part of the US that could get there for less cost, but that might not be materializing fast enough for them.

What many have talked about is they were hoping those who could not get to Florida would head to Galveston. But the problem is Disney is priced so much higher than the other lines here that do more or less the same routes. And with Disney Castaway Cay is such a big draw and many of the itineraries from Texas don't go to CC. In fact they changed a whole bunch to go to CC. There are not enough people who will cruise Disney just to cruise Disney to fill the ships. 3 and 4 nights out of PC will fill the ships when people combine with WDW.

tmrose03 12-04-2012 12:01 PM

Really hoping they add the cruise that stopped at WDW, and Castaway Cay from galveston. We couldn't do it this spring we just got back from WDW but we really wanted to go on this cruise.

jenerra11 12-04-2012 12:04 PM

I am Appalled that DCL is leaving Galveston!!! Has anyone checked the prices of Airfare lately? The flights from Houston to Florida are ridiculous... They could have at least stayed through the first part of 2014!

tmrose03 12-04-2012 12:17 PM

I finally talked my parents into coming with us since they cruise out of Galveston now. My Parents really can't afford to fly to florida, would save them about $900 if they don't have to fly. Also, my father had a stroke a few years back so flying is a bit of an ordeal for him. Guess I will just keep watching! We really aren't planning another trip until fall 2014/spring 2015 so maybe there's still hope. :confused3

FergusBC 12-04-2012 12:18 PM

With all four ships sailing out of Florida, this family will be shopping for another cruise line :sad: Just too hard to get there for us. Ah well, at least we got one cruise in....

tajz90 12-04-2012 12:24 PM

What good are the dates from Galveston if no one is sailing? I love Disney and wished I could have caught one from Galveston, but during the school year isn't an optimal time and the few times we could have, it was cheaper to cruise The Fantasy from PC.

Even next years 4 night Cmas from Galveston sailing is almost as much as the 7 night Cmas week cruise this year on the Fantasy.

cruisecrasher 12-04-2012 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by tajz90
What good are the dates from Galveston if no one is sailing? I love Disney and wished I could have caught one from Galveston, but during the school year isn't an optimal time and the few times we could have, it was cheaper to cruise The Fantasy from PC.

Even next years 4 night Cmas from Galveston sailing is almost as much as the 7 night Cmas week cruise this year on the Fantasy.

I've caught one and have two more out of Galveston planned. And we wanted one in January 2014.
Any word on the actual date that the Wonder leaves?


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