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Old 04-09-2012, 03:07 AM   #16
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since it will be both katrina and calin's first time to sail with DCL, i think they want the experience of sailing with disney.. rather than the actual ports of call.

i've explained the logistics of this trip to them... there is only so much penny pinching i can do to reduce costs, but there is a base price for the cruise, wdw stay, wwohp stay etc which means it can only be done for a set price.

having said that, we spend easter sunday together and she is torn between putting that money aside for her house deposit (she will not rent, she is saving for her house deposit only and then when she has the loan, she will move out) and travelling again, which might put her 3/4 of a year behind in her savings...

so now i'm in limbo.. waiting for a 'go' order.

gah. the waiting. this is the bit i hate.

oh, well. back to planning our trip for this year again
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:47 AM   #17
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Gosh, you deserve sister of the year - its hard enough trying to organise a holiday for yourself - tell her this is how much - we cant have it all, are you in or out?

I still think thats a lot of holiday for the money - assuming you have budgeted about $1800 for airfare - you also have to remember that everything else is at the mercy of the exchange rate, which could drop back to 80c or lower in a flash.

But for now, you still have a holiday to plan for this year, which should keep you occupied.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:53 AM   #18
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Gosh, you deserve sister of the year - its hard enough trying to organise a holiday for yourself - tell her this is how much - we cant have it all, are you in or out?

I still think thats a lot of holiday for the money - assuming you have budgeted about $1800 for airfare - you also have to remember that everything else is at the mercy of the exchange rate, which could drop back to 80c or lower in a flash.

But for now, you still have a holiday to plan for this year, which should keep you occupied.
lol. i don't think i'll ever get sister of the year award. she would say that she deserved it

it is a lot of holiday for the money... the cruise alone is $2000 for their individual cabins, and only $2280 for carlo and i to share. the wdw + tickets in POFQ with a girls room & guys room comes to about $780 each, allocating $1500 for flights and $114 for esta & insurance, about $400 each for wwohp accomodation, approx $150 each for dlr accomodation, approx $227 each for dlr tickets, approx $600 each for food costs.

some of those costs are slightly inflated like the airfares (they usually release promo fares around $1000-1200 right before we go) and the wwohp tickets & accomodation (we might move offsite & save) and the food costs have been inflated in case we want to try some $$$ restaurants instead of the cheaper options etc.

but still... the cheapest i can do this trip is about $5600, with a buffer of about 10-15% for inflation/deflation in the $ exchange rate ...

sheesh.

i think i'll put this on the back burner now... read my books when i get them,and then start stressing a little closer to the time. i'm already massively stressed about this whole trip this year.
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