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Old 12-18-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
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Short but Sweet 6th Aug 2013 Magical Med

Dear all .... my partner Mick and I are booked on this cruise, as well as the 7 night following it. Our first ever B2B, but our 3rd and 4th Med cruise on the Magic.

If anyone is joining us, please say hello here!

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I have added your thread to the cruise meet list

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Old 01-01-2013, 04:34 PM   #3
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Me too!

Hi,
I will be on the 4 night med cruise on this date too - first cruise ever so just a short one to see how it is!
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:10 PM   #4
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I will be on the 4 night med cruise on this date too - first cruise ever so just a short one to see how it is!
Cool ... Are you from the UK? I can't see your location (if it's there) as I'm on my IPad.

This will be our 7th Disney cruise (3rd on the Magic) so if you have any questions at all, fire away!!!

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I am in UK - Suffolk. Thanks - i will remember you have been on a few cruises and will probably have some questions nearer the time. My main prob is travel sickness but have been assured the cruise ship should be OK!
Its Me, DH and DD10 booked.
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I am in UK - Suffolk. Thanks - i will remember you have been on a few cruises and will probably have some questions nearer the time. My main prob is travel sickness but have been assured the cruise ship should be OK!
Its Me, DH and DD10 booked.
Lots of people I know who suffer from sickness either take tablets or use the sea bands. Have you tried either?

The ships don't really move like ferries .. they have stabilisers if the weather turns, but August in the Med is very calm normally.

Are you going to get off the ship, or just stay onboard and enjoy the free food? Don't forget that you can take your own alcohol onboard DCL, so a bottle of wine or 2, or some cans if that's your preference.

It's just got to be in your hand luggage ok .. you must carry it on, not give it to the porters to load onto the ship with your main luggage.
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Cool ... Are you from the UK? I can't see your location (if it's there) as I'm on my IPad.

This will be our 7th Disney cruise (3rd on the Magic) so if you have any questions at all, fire away!!!

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Hi Joa,

I'm on this cruise too and was wondering if you know anything about the cruise traditions of secret gifts and swapping pins and magnets. What's the protocol and do you have to get into an organized group online to arrange this pre-cruise? I can see lots of stories about it out there but not sure if it happens on every cruise. Also, what is the check in area and boarding at Barcelona Port like? I was planning on keeping our cruise a secret from our kids until we are boarding but perhaps you are kept in a rather boring holding area for ages before you can board? I might have to tell them when we are driving to the port but wanted to keep the act going to make them think that we are just 'looking' at the ship and then wait to see their faces when we board. I've got Mickey cards with tickets inside for each of them with Disney Magic Dust Confetti in the envelope. Not sure when or where to surprise them with these envelopes as maybe you have to check in and wait around first in a grey room by the dockside - which might be a bit less exciting.
Any tips would be much appreciated

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Hi Joa,

I'm on this cruise too and was wondering if you know anything about the cruise traditions of secret gifts and swapping pins and magnets. What's the protocol and do you have to get into an organized group online to arrange this pre-cruise? I can see lots of stories about it out there but not sure if it happens on every cruise. Also, what is the check in area and boarding at Barcelona Port like? I was planning on keeping our cruise a secret from our kids until we are boarding but perhaps you are kept in a rather boring holding area for ages before you can board? I might have to tell them when we are driving to the port but wanted to keep the act going to make them think that we are just 'looking' at the ship and then wait to see their faces when we board. I've got Mickey cards with tickets inside for each of them with Disney Magic Dust Confetti in the envelope. Not sure when or where to surprise them with these envelopes as maybe you have to check in and wait around first in a grey room by the dockside - which might be a bit less exciting.
Any tips would be much appreciated

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The cruise terminal at Barca is quite grey but DCL put lots of signs up saying welcome aboard etc, so not sure how you'll keep it a secret for long. You'll all need to check in too so that may give the game away, but you could manage that by passing a short note to the CM maybe asking if they could play along and say you had a ships tour booked? You can register the children online for the clubs which will save time in port, but the children would still need to go and get their wristbands (depending on age), although this could be done once onboard with no problems.

What about your luggage? How will you explain that one? Are you arriving by taxi or DCL transfers? I suppose you could say that they're just looking after it for you, but be mindful that your luggage tag from DCL will have your name and stateroom number on it (you'll get them in the post in the next couple of weeks probably).

If you do tell them in the terminal, please find me first as I'd love to watch their faces!!!

For the swapping of gifts, it's the Fish Extenders. There isn't one for this cruise as its so quiet (on here, not on the ship). It really has to be an active cruise thread to even think about running it really I'm afraid. We're on the 7 night after this cruise too and they only have 3 people on the FE list .. Not good, but cheap!!!

Personally, I would stick to door magnets (have you done those or would you like some help?). Although FE are great, it impacts on your luggage allowance a fair bit sometimes!! We've done it on almost every cruise we've done, but we've opted out this year and Mick is super pleased!!!

Hope that info helps, but let me know if I can help any more. Only 50 odd days to go now and I can't bleddy wait!! A bit of sunshine will go a long way right now.

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Here's the movies that will be showing onboard (maybe not all of them as its a short cruise, but a choice of these):

Tangled
Chimpanzee
Avengers
Brave in 2D and 3D
Oz
Monsters University
Finding Nemo 3D
Frankenweenie
Wreck It Ralph
Lincoln
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger

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Here's the movies that will be showing onboard (maybe not all of them as its a short cruise, but a choice of these):

Tangled
Chimpanzee
Avengers
Brave in 2D and 3D
Oz
Monsters University
Finding Nemo 3D
Frankenweenie
Wreck It Ralph
Lincoln
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger

Joa
Seen most of them but the one I'm looking forward to is Monsters University
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Seen most of them but the one I'm looking forward to is Monsters University
Us too ... Although I'm definitely up for watching Oz again.
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My daughter and I have been holding off seeing quite a few of the films as I thought they would be onboard. Don't know how many we will fit in though I would like to see at least a little bit of the sun. I noticed that Planes is due for release on Aug 9th so I wondered if it would be getting a premiere in the theatre.
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My daughter and I have been holding off seeing quite a few of the films as I thought they would be onboard. Don't know how many we will fit in though I would like to see at least a little bit of the sun. I noticed that Planes is due for release on Aug 9th so I wondered if it would be getting a premiere in the theatre.
I've never heard of Planes ... Is it a thriller?
We had a premier once, think it was on the Wonder .. Beverley hills Chihuahua. Everyone went to the theatre in their PJs at midnight!!
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Question Us too...

We will be first timers on this cruise - well, first Disney cruise - have cruised P&O before. DD16 & DD14 very excited. I just hope 'Magic' will have the Disney 'magic'. What can anyone tell me about fish extenders.... sounds fun!
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With the first ever 4-nights Med Cruise over since yesterday, I've frenetically started to look for the navigators and hope to see them available soon ... Will keep you posted as soon as I find them but in the meantime if you see them before me, please let us know ! Thanks !
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