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View Poll Results: The new itinerary shown in the picture...
makes me thrilled. Show me where to sign up! 66 33.33%
makes me upset. I was booked and am jumping ship. So to speak. 10 5.05%
piques my curiousity. I hadn't been interested in the Galveston sailings before, but now am. 57 28.79%
Meh. Just not my cup of tea. 65 32.83%
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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Poll: Love it or Hate it?

the new 8 night itinerary for the Spring 2013 Galveston sailings seems to have upset several vocal people, so I was trying to take the overall impression.
Based on this itinerary:

How do you react?
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:45 PM   #2
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Maybe I misunderstood some of the comments. I thought some people had a 8 night itinerary and it was changed to 2 four night B2B cruises. That would really tick me off if I was in that boat..
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:50 PM   #3
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Maybe I misunderstood some of the comments. I thought some people had a 8 night itinerary and it was changed to 2 four night B2B cruises. That would really tick me off if I was in that boat..
My understanding is they were offered the above if they didn't want to go to Disney, they were offered four night b2b instead.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:54 PM   #4
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Oh... I didn't get that. Thanks for clarifying.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:55 PM   #5
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I was going to book an 8 night because it worked with our schedule.

My kids will love this because they never want to get off the ship and asked for cruise with all sea days.
My husband will complain about it. He would rather have ports.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:06 PM   #6
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My understanding is they were offered the above if they didn't want to go to Disney, they were offered four night b2b instead.
Actually after reading the below twitter feed, I think some of the 8 nights were actually changed to two 4 nights. Check out the first line of paragraph three:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/news/disney-c...ce=twitterfeed
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:10 PM   #7
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Don't like it. Glad I wasn't booked.

I don't like that itinerary. Plus I don't like how DCL just up and changed it. They could have released those itineraries for 2014.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:15 PM   #8
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I also feel like changing it after people were booked is bad business. I know it wasn't selling as well as they would have hoped, and sailing the same itinerary every week probably didnt help. But, they should have thought of that first imo. Sounds like a way for disney to profit even more. Bring people on their boat to cc (and make money off of people on drinks/excursions) and give them a disney ticket (and have them spend a bunch of money on food/souvies in their parks) oh yeah and a very short day in key west and lots of days on their boat to spend more money......

not to mention this is the itinerary that the Magic is practically doing right now out of NY??? I think they need to get more varied with their itinerary's even the Magic Mexican schedule was all places they have been sailing to for years .....
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:30 PM   #9
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My understanding is they were offered the above if they didn't want to go to Disney, they were offered four night b2b instead.
Well that's the thing, what if the dates don't work for you? The first of the affected cruises is in January, just 5 months from now. Many people need to put in for vacation time months in advance and may not be able to change.

My 8 night was changed to two 4 nights. The only stop is Cozumel. We don't want that. Who would? So we would have to change everything to get an 8 night. An 8 night on an itinerary we don't want. If I wanted WDW and CC I would have booked a cruise out of Florida. Or on one of the Bahamas cruises out of NY. We are going with a 7 night in November if DH can get the time off work. Otherwise we are jumping to a different line. If this happens this will most likely be our last DCL cruise.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:00 PM   #10
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I love it! I wished this would have been offered on the 2012 sailings when I booked my Galveston cruise. Would love it even more if they did this in the summer.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:01 PM   #11
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I love it! I wished this would have been offered on the 2012 sailings when I booked my Galveston cruise. Would love it even more if they did this in the summer.
Hey! We're on the Thanksgiving cruise together~
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:10 PM   #12
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It hasn't impacted any of my 2012 sailings out of Galveston, so I don't feel there's a poll answer for me. That being said, if I could get some sort of deal on one of the 8-Nighters out of Galveston in 2013, I'd take it for sure. Love lots of sea days. Love Castaway Cay & even though it rained most of our WDW port day stop on our 8-Nighter out of NYC back in June, we enjoyed that being a port.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:22 PM   #13
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I'm hoping they change my next cruise to a 14 night southern carribean for no additional cost
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:57 PM   #14
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I think this is great. We were booked on the 8 night doing the same old west ports. Now we are going to CC. We love CC and will enjoy the day at WDW. We also like sea days so it is a win all of the way around for us.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:23 AM   #15
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This new itinerary actually appeals to me. I was not very interested in the Mexican Caribbean ports. However, I have never been to Key West, Castaway Cay or WDW and would love to do all 3. 2 sea days in a row is appealing too. I would definitely book this itinerary if the dates worked out. I hope they keep it around for 2014. I would book it. I just canceled a western Caribbean trip on the Fantasy and part of the reason is that I was not very interested in the ports. I wasn't motivated to spend all that money to fly from CA to FL to hop on this ship to go to those ports. The other part of the reason had to do with the timing in terms of finances in relation to my upcoming Hawaii cruise in October.
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