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Old 02-10-2012, 09:37 AM   #61
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I totally stole these links from the 7/13/13 Med Cruise meet thread! I thought that people here might be able to use some of this planning info. Please feel free to PM me if you want anything else added! I know there isn't one for Naples so I'll try to look for some info!


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Barcelona ~

http://www.spain.info/?l=en_US [Tourist Office of Spain's official site.]
http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.c...hotel-map.html [tourist guide info on hotels]
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...-airport-hotel [Marriott airport hotel in Barcelona]
http://www.sagradafamilia.cat/sf-eng/index.php [Sagrada Familia]
http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.c...rat-spain.html [tourist guide info on Montserrat]
http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/ [Barcelona's official tourism site]

Villefranche, France ~

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g1...portation.html [article about using the bus in Nice]
http://en.nicetourisme.com/ [Nice official tourism website]
http://www.europeportreviews.com/Villefranche.htm [port of Villefranche]
http://www.monte-carlo.mc/en/ [Monaco Monte-Carlo official website]

La Spezia, Italy ~

http://www.tomsportguides.com/Livorno-04-20-2011.pdf [port of La Spezia]

Civitavecchia, Italy ~

http://www.europeportreviews.com/Rome2.htm [how to get to Rome by train]
http://www.europeportreviews.com/Rome.htm [port of Civitavecchia]


DISthread Links: (Trip Reports, Threads on the Main Cruise Board, etc)

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2868221 [Thread: If you have done the Med Cruise before with Disney]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2868499 [Thread: Questions for past Med cruisers]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2663068 [Thread: Med planning in 2011]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2288346 [Thread: lots of great planning links]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2653459 [Thread: Villefranche on your own]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2653459 [Thread: Cinque Terre on your own]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2663068 [Thread: Med Ports on your own]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2485312 [Trip Report: DisneyFalcon's First Med Cruise - Our Excellent Adventure]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2435876 [Trip Report: Magic in the Med: Dicecatt and Dicedawg's April 24th Voyage]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2487593 [Trip Report: Sayhello's ABD Trip Report for the Med 2011]
http://thewhitehouseblog.weebly.com/index.html [Trip Blog: Anal Annie's trip report/blog of Med cruise and trip beforehand to Paris]
http://thefairygodblogger.blogspot.com/ [Trip Blog: Bibbidibobbidibecky's DCL blog which has her Med cruise in it]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....&highlight=med [Video Trip Report: Phil, Emma and Ben's Med Cruise]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2746104 [Trip Report: Janey2000's Magical Med Cuise June 2011]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2761025 [Trip Report: Lornak's Med Cruise 2011]

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Old 02-10-2012, 04:48 PM   #62
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Tracy, you are amazing, thank you! Between these links and all the Rick Steve's books I found, it's going to take me 16 months to get through it all!

Let the uber planning, vacation micro managing begin!

Here are two more that I have been looking at:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2868622 [Thread: med excursion prices]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2870617 [Thread: barcelona hotels pre-cruise]
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:34 AM   #63
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Was you on Disney Magic 7th May 2011, Eastern Caribbean cruise? I think I remember your name. If so, looks like we are going to be cruising again together.
See you soon.
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No sorry wasn't me but I look forward to cruising with you this time around!
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:39 AM   #64
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I don't want to bring up any debate at all but are any of you taking your kids out of school to do this? My DD will be 14 at the time and we think that due to scheduling reasons we might have to change to this cruise (we were booked on a 7 night in August). That would mean that my DD would have to miss the last 4 days of school. I'm fine with her missing school but unsure about the last 4 days. I don't think they do a ton in those last few days but I'm not sure. I took her out for a few days last month for vacation and our school district is absolutely ok with it. I'm almost positive that we're going to change either way so you'll probably see me on here very soon!
Our schools are out May 23 this year so I'm assuming next year would be about the same! If I'm not mistaken this same cruise is the following week on June 8. I don't think missing the last 4 days will be an issue if u let them know ahead of time. We usually miss the last few days in December before Christmas break never been an issue until this year a new school for her and they do end of the semester exams. I just requested that she take them early and it wasn't a problem.
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Disney mam - THANK YOU!!! Based on your post I had so much fun researching Elipsos hotel train today. We plan to fly to Paris for just a couple nights prior to travel to the port in Barcelona. I've read about a 12 hr train ride, and a new high speed 6 hr train, and small airlines that fly Paris to Barcelona, but this hotel train idea sounds like something that my family would get a kick out of, and is within the price range of all the other options. And I wouldn't have found out about it if you hadn't mentioned it. So thanks!
This sounds interesting!
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I totally stole these links from the 7/13/13 Med Cruise meet thread! I thought that people here might be able to use some of this planning info. Please feel free to PM me if you want anything else added! I know there isn't one for Naples so I'll try to look for some info!
Than you Tracey, that's awesome.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:52 PM   #67
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Just reserved for my DW and I.

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We are planning on going to Disneyland Paris first, but have barely begun to work out the details.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:27 AM   #68
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Sold Out?

I am thinking it is a system error, but yesterday our cruise had availability in every category, today the DCL website says the cruise is sold out. It also says the first sailing after is sold out???

Working now.

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Old 02-15-2012, 04:22 AM   #69
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We are planning on going to Disneyland Paris first, but have barely begun to work out the details.
Welcome and congrats on the cruise.

I have been to DLP 5 times and loved it. We were going to go for Christmas this year but booked the cruise instead.

My family will be going to Barcelona by train from Paris for the cruise as my DH doesn't like flying!!!
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Hello there,
we are on also.....It's me, my husband Daniel, my two DD at time of cruise 5 years and 4 years, and my inlaws Ans and Leo. Very excited and counting the days of to the first of June 2013. This is our second DCL cruise, our first cruise ever was the Disney med cruise last year and we love'd it sooo much....too bad that DCL wasn't coming back in the med in 2012 so when 2013 med cruise were released, I had only one mission! I'm also taking my oldest daughter out of school, but the 12 night cruises, which are during the holidays, are not affordable .
Our dream is once to fly to Florida and cruise the Dream or Fantasy and visit Castaway Cay, but we need pixie dust I think
We are on the main seating.
Have a great research time.
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we are on also.....It's me, my husband Daniel, my two DD at time of cruise 5 years and 4 years, and my inlaws Ans and Leo. Very excited and counting the days of to the first of June 2013. This is our second DCL cruise, our first cruise ever was the Disney med cruise last year and we love'd it sooo much....too bad that DCL wasn't coming back in the med in 2012 so when 2013 med cruise were released, I had only one mission! I'm also taking my oldest daughter out of school, but the 12 night cruises, which are during the holidays, are not affordable .
Our dream is once to fly to Florida and cruise the Dream or Fantasy and visit Castaway Cay, but we need pixie dust I think
We are on the main seating.
Have a great research time.
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Welcome to the June 1st board! As you've already been on a Med cruise we might have to ask you some questions. I also found the 12 night cruises to be a little more than we wanted to spend but I'm very happy to be going on the 7 night! If you have any ideas please feel free to post
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Hi everyone - the Med cruise will be our third on DCL but this is the first time we are going to do the FE - it's ordered from ebay and should get here soon! So I'm wondering what types of little gifts should I plan to give? Since space/weight is an issue I know they will need to be something lightweight and easy to pack. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? I know we have plenty of time but I'm in a "magical" state of mind right now...and counting the days till Barcelona!
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Hi everyone - the Med cruise will be our third on DCL but this is the first time we are going to do the FE - it's ordered from ebay and should get here soon! So I'm wondering what types of little gifts should I plan to give? Since space/weight is an issue I know they will need to be something lightweight and easy to pack. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? I know we have plenty of time but I'm in a "magical" state of mind right now...and counting the days till Barcelona!
We would like to do the FE as well and would love some ideas. I too will have to order ours from ebay because I don't plan to make one - I'm the least crafty person I know! That being said, if I plan to do anything homemade for the FE I'd have to start now because it would take me 1 year and a half to finish! Also, do you bring items for adults as well as children or just for children? Thanks!
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Hi everyone - the Med cruise will be our third on DCL but this is the first time we are going to do the FE - it's ordered from ebay and should get here soon! So I'm wondering what types of little gifts should I plan to give? Since space/weight is an issue I know they will need to be something lightweight and easy to pack. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? I know we have plenty of time but I'm in a "magical" state of mind right now...and counting the days till Barcelona!
I plan on trying to bring items that are quite local to me and my heritage.

Happy counting, I am like a child in a candy shop at the moment, just so excited!!!

Also, I am going to try and make my own FE.
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Welcome and congrats on the cruise.

I have been to DLP 5 times and loved it. We were going to go for Christmas this year but booked the cruise instead.

My family will be going to Barcelona by train from Paris for the cruise as my DH doesn't like flying!!!
We can't wait to see DLP. DWs mission is to see all the Disneylands. We grew up going to WDW and we only live an hour from DL, so I guess Asia will have to be next!

I can understand the flying thing. We are not looking forward to the flights from California to Europe. But we will probably do the train thing as well once we get there.

Any recommendation on DLP hotels? Newport Bay looks pretty nice.
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