Ths DIS is a great place to ask Disney Cruise Line questions and share tips.
Dreams Unlimited Travel - The official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums Dreams Unlimited Travel - the official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Cruise Line > Disney Cruise Line Forum
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-28-2012, 10:22 AM   #1
Tracerr00
DIS Veteran
 
Tracerr00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,400

Need Your Med Cruise Tips/Blogs/Trip Reports!

I just booked our first Med cruise for August 10, 2013! I'll be going with my sister and 14 year old (she'll be 14 at that time). I've been looking on the boards for any tips from past cruisers. Anal Annie posted a link to her blog and I got so much out of it and it got me thinking that I'd love to see others! It's never too early to start planning right? If you have any tips or links to share from your past Med cruise I'd love to see them! Anything about excursions or ports or planning would be awesome. We'd love to do at least a few ports on our own. Thanks in advance!
Tracerr00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 12:03 PM   #2
mkmommy
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 2,604

This one was the push I need to book the Med last summer.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2485312
__________________
Me, DH, DD 12 DD 10

mkmommy is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-28-2012, 02:19 PM   #3
bibbidibobbidibecky
The Fairy Godblogger
 
bibbidibobbidibecky's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Kentucky, USA
Posts: 1,803

I have a blog linked below. My trip report is in the July section!

And, no, it's never too early to plan...that's half the fun!
__________________
Me , DH , DS (11) , DD (9) , DD (6)
DCL 2014 Greek Isles (in progress) and 2011 Med trip reports and WDW info: http://thefairygodblogger.blogspot.com/

DCL: 2014 Greek Isles out of Venice, 2011 Med out of Barcelona, 2009 4-night Wonder.
WDW: 2014 Jan., 2012 Oct., 2011 Oct., 2010 Oct., 2009 Dec., 2008 Oct., 2008 May, 2006 Oct., 1997 April, 1996 April, 1993 Feb., 1992 Feb., 1980s various trips, 1977 First trip.
DL California: July 2012
DL Paris: June 2014
bibbidibobbidibecky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 02:36 PM   #4
sayhello
Have Camera, Will Travel
 
sayhello's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,318
DISboards Moderator

Med cruise Trip Report linked in my Signature below!

Enjoy!

Sayhello
__________________
Check out my Southwest Splendors Trip Report! (2008). 5 parts, full of pics & details & impressions!
My Taming the Last Frontier ABD Alaska Trip Report! (2009)! 7 parts, pictures, stories, & more impressions!
Also check out my ABD/DCL Mediterranean Magic Trip Report! (2010)
NOW POSTING! My DIS Unplugged London/Paris/Disneyland Paris Trip Report! (2011)
Now posting my Greek Odyssey Trip Report (2013)
sayhello is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 02:46 PM   #5
janey2000
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Berkshire, UK
Posts: 158

I did a trip report from Med 2011... not sure of the link now but if you search under my threads you'll see it
janey2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 02:48 PM   #6
heatherbelle
DIS Veteran
 
heatherbelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 1,298

Have a look here and you will find some of the ones I read before we went.
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2868717 med 2013 port planning
__________________
2005 - WDW -Off site LBV, 2006 WDW Regal Palms, 2007 - WDW Regal Palms, 2008 - Disney Old Key West, 2009 - Disneyland LA/SD, 2010 Yacht Club, 2011 Med Disney Cruise. 2012 Yacht Club again! 2013 - Carnival Sunshine Med, 2014- Carnival Breeze & Yacht Club .
heatherbelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 02:57 PM   #7
tinkerbelltwins
DIS Veteran
 
tinkerbelltwins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Neverland!
Posts: 1,473

I've just started compiling some planning links over in our 7/13/13 Eastern Mediterranean Mouseketeer meet thread. It is in post 3 of our meet thread. Hope this helps. By the way, I've discovered that many links people post (especially youtube ones) become obsolete so can't promise that everything we list on post 3 works!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2868129

Beth
tinkerbelltwins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 04:00 PM   #8
designertravels
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Austin
Posts: 349

Med blog

Hi, We have taken two Med cruises with Disney. And have a deposit on a third (we'll see what the prices do) I have blogged the 2 cruises at:

www.guratravels.blogspot.com

They are June, 2010 (will show Barcelona day)

and July 2011, Italy

Jill
designertravels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 04:09 PM   #9
Tracerr00
DIS Veteran
 
Tracerr00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,400

Thank you all so much! I have seriously been sitting here reading blogs most of the day as I'm the only person at home today. I've gotten through the Fairy Godblogger report and the Disneyfalcon one. The photos are so amazing and Becky has convinced me to do the Palo brunch! I'm going to have to go through all of the reports again just to start writing down all of the tips I'm finding!!
Tracerr00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 04:33 PM   #10
pixie08
DIS Veteran
 
pixie08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New York
Posts: 5,021

Here's mine....

http://www.themouserecord.com/?cat=73
__________________
Mary
Too many times to count…
pixie08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 10:05 PM   #11
lornak
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 814

I did one too...

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2761025

Have fun!!
lornak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 12:29 AM   #12
MrsJobba1
I swoon @ the very mention of his name
Pirate Grabber
Captain Inquisitive
Has impeccable timing
 
MrsJobba1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: North East England
Posts: 5,478

Talking This is a trip report I did from 2007 Med

This report is a very detailed report on Barcelona - we had a 4 night pre cruise stay there. It contains lots of photos and also details of our pre- cruise dis meets.

Med cruise 2007 - details review & pictures of Barcelona and boarding the magic

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ighlight=alien

Hope you enjoy! You can probably tell from the review Barcelona is now my most favourite city!
__________________
**



MrsJobba1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 09:38 AM   #13
Happy Goofy
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,178

I kept a Journal but it is on Microsoft Word. If you would like it PM me and I can sent it to your email as an attachment. We loved the cruise. We did a lot of private van tours with other passengers that worked out great. There was a lot less walking because the vans could bring you much closer to the attractions than the buses. Part of the deal in Rome included our own private guide in the Vatican. The van held about 7 people and we split the cost. We had the best time and all the drivers were excellent and we got bak to the ship in pleanty of time.
Happy Goofy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 02:54 PM   #14
Tracerr00
DIS Veteran
 
Tracerr00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,400

Quote:
Originally Posted by Happy Goofy View Post
I kept a Journal but it is on Microsoft Word. If you would like it PM me and I can sent it to your email as an attachment. We loved the cruise. We did a lot of private van tours with other passengers that worked out great. There was a lot less walking because the vans could bring you much closer to the attractions than the buses. Part of the deal in Rome included our own private guide in the Vatican. The van held about 7 people and we split the cost. We had the best time and all the drivers were excellent and we got bak to the ship in pleanty of time.
Thanks! Will PM you!!
Tracerr00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 10:50 AM   #15
Disney mam
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wales, UK
Posts: 299

Leaning Tower

I just wanted to share this with you as this Castle was the view I had every morning and night all my life, when I opened and closed my bedroom curtains.




Interesting fact: The tower of Pisa, one of the wonders of the world, may be taller than Caerphilly, but it certainly does not lean as much. The figures prove it. Pisa - 180 feet high, 12 foot out of perpendicular, or 1 in 15. Caerphilly - 77 feet high, 11 foot out of perpendicular, or 1 in 7. So may be our leaning tower should become a wonder of the world....

__________________
Myself, DH, & 2 DS aged 10 & 8



Med 7 night navigators 2013:
http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kiki...d%20Navigators
Disney mam is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.