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Old 01-12-2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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Magic hopefully docking soon!

Woke up to find us still ~50ish miles from Galveston due to foggy conditions and the port being closed. DCL has been amazing, adding tons of activities, letting us stay in our rooms and use the shops even! Got the ok to proceed into port about 30" ago with a pilot (I've no idea what that means). Hope to be off this boat before 4!! Crew has been great. We of course are driving home so we aren't as freaked out about things as people flying might be, but everyone seems in good spirits. Crew members have indicated today's passengers got some sort if notification last night?

Has been a great cruise, we did miss costa maya due to weather/choppy seas.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:19 PM   #2
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We got an email this morning that said to wait 4 hours, and a little bit ago got another that said wait 6 hours. That is great that they had extra activities. Really nice that you don't have to worry about catching a plane.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:21 PM   #3
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We can just now see land so hopefully the port process begins soon!
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:28 PM   #4
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Cool. I have the webcam up and thought I had missed it already! Thanks for updating
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:41 PM   #5
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Yay, there you are! You guys look awfully pretty cruising by
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What's the webcam address?

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Old 01-12-2013, 10:31 PM   #7
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We were on the ship and disembarked around 4:30. I agree with the previous posters - the crew was great in terms of activities, meals, etc. I do feel they should have provided more frequent updates, even just to say "no change".

We missed our 4pm flight home and are now in a hotel near Hobby Airport with lots of Magic "refugees". Hopefully we'll make it home tomorrow.
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We were on the ship and disembarked around 4:30. I agree with the previous posters - the crew was great in terms of activities, meals, etc. I do feel they should have provided more frequent updates, even just to say "no change".

We missed our 4pm flight home and are now in a hotel near Hobby Airport with lots of Magic "refugees". Hopefully we'll make it home tomorrow.
That stinks. I like to study how airlines handle different situations. Just curious what airline you are on (assuming Southwest) and how they handled it. Did they charge you to change your flight to tomorrow?
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That would be terrible to be stuck an miss your flight! Still, I guess it's better to be stuck ON a Disney Cruise than stuck and unable to get on one.
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That stinks. I like to study how airlines handle different situations. Just curious what airline you are on (assuming Southwest) and how they handled it. Did they charge you to change your flight to tomorrow?
We are on Air Tran. We had to argue and plead but they finally, after numerous calls, agreed to not charge us the $2000 or so to change our flight. It would have not only been the change fee ($75 per ticket) but the difference in fare between what we paid and buying a ticket today for a flight tomorrow. A number of us were in the same position. Of course missing the flight wasn't Air Tran's fault but charging people upwards of $2000 would have been punitive and exploitive and just plain heartless.
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We are on Air Tran. We had to argue and plead but they finally, after numerous calls, agreed to not charge us the $2000 or so to change our flight. It would have not only been the change fee ($75 per ticket) but the difference in fare between what we paid and buying a ticket today for a flight tomorrow. A number of us were in the same position. Of course missing the flight wasn't Air Tran's fault but charging people upwards of $2000 would have been punitive and exploitive and just plain heartless.
That was nice of them. Of course they could have stood firm, but good for you they didn't. There is always risk of traveling without insurance, especially when have two non refundable, unconnected travel reservations on the same day. Like somebody else mentioned, thankfully you had weather delays causing you to miss your flight home instead of missing the cruise.
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We are on Air Tran. We had to argue and plead but they finally, after numerous calls, agreed to not charge us the $2000 or so to change our flight. It would have not only been the change fee ($75 per ticket) but the difference in fare between what we paid and buying a ticket today for a flight tomorrow. A number of us were in the same position. Of course missing the flight wasn't Air Tran's fault but charging people upwards of $2000 would have been punitive and exploitive and just plain heartless.
And another good argument for getting travel insurance.

Glad you could get the flight you needed.

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Travel insurance, DCL air , or both.

I still remember the Med where DCL offered us the chance to stay on for the next cruise at an amazing price AND if you did air thru DCL, they'd even change the air for you at no additional charge. Talk about tempting.......

Anyone know what time she finally departed this evening?
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:34 AM   #14
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And another good argument for getting travel insurance.

Glad you could get the flight you needed.

Or another good argument for having lots of available credit left on your credit card at the end of a cruise in case you have to pay full fare to get home. Since Travel Insurance requires you to pay up front, and then file a claim.
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