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Old 05-04-2012, 02:40 PM   #136
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Checked out the ABD, looks cool, but I have 2 problems. My DD wants to see the leaning tower. I know, leaning tower, versus the statue of David and other pieces of rock carved by that painter guy, who hated to paint.

I still chuckle at the thought of him cursing at the pope as he fell off the scaffolding while painting the ceiling of the chapel.

Anyway, I also really want to see Pompey. So, looks like I'll have to do some soul searching.

Welcome DisneyMomJen.

Have I missed somebody? Wen-Tom, I just noticed I had misspelled your moniker. Sorry. I corrected it.

Now, maybe that 3 nights /4 days before might work on the ABD. Does anybody else's head start spinning a little as you start to work on the details???
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:42 PM   #137
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Oops, forgot

DisneyMomJen, I told my son about your DS(18) on the ship. He was glad that there would be somebody else in the same situation. I'm interested in seeing how this works out for kids their age.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:10 AM   #138
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We are also booked on this cruise. me, DH, DS (11) DD (9), DD (7) DD (4).
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:29 PM   #139
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hello mom24cuties. Welcome. Added you to the roll call.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:53 AM   #140
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Checked out the ABD, looks cool, but I have 2 problems. My DD wants to see the leaning tower. I know, leaning tower, versus the statue of David and other pieces of rock carved by that painter guy, who hated to paint.

I still chuckle at the thought of him cursing at the pope as he fell off the scaffolding while painting the ceiling of the chapel.

Anyway, I also really want to see Pompey. So, looks like I'll have to do some soul searching.

Welcome DisneyMomJen.

Have I missed somebody? Wen-Tom, I just noticed I had misspelled your moniker. Sorry. I corrected it.

Now, maybe that 3 nights /4 days before might work on the ABD. Does anybody else's head start spinning a little as you start to work on the details???

I would recommend Pompei
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:23 AM   #141
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Checked out the ABD, looks cool, but I have 2 problems. My DD wants to see the leaning tower. I know, leaning tower, versus the statue of David and other pieces of rock carved by that painter guy, who hated to paint.

I still chuckle at the thought of him cursing at the pope as he fell off the scaffolding while painting the ceiling of the chapel.

Anyway, I also really want to see Pompey. So, looks like I'll have to do some soul searching.

Welcome DisneyMomJen.

Now, maybe that 3 nights /4 days before might work on the ABD. Does anybody else's head start spinning a little as you start to work on the details???
Thanks Figment Fan!

We did the Disney Med Cruise in 2010 and hired a private driver/tour guide for Florence, Naples and Rome. There are 6 of us, so cost wise it worked out better, but I think overall it worked out great for us. We were able to see so much and combine multiple 'Disney tours' in one. In Florence, we were able to see everything which included David (amazing!!!) and the Leaning Tower of Pisa (although we did not have time to go in and walk up). Definitely go to Pompei in Naples. We only had about 2 hours there and I felt we needed more time. After our cruise I said I wanted to go back just to have more time in Pompei.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:18 PM   #142
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Our dd will also be 6 when we sail and we live in Scotland as well. We sailed the magic in 2011 and had the most fantastic time. We have not told dd about cruise as too many sleeps to count though she still talks about the kids club and has been asking when she can go back on the big ship. Any questions just ask.
Our 6 year old (will be 8 when we cruise) and her sister who will be 5 when we cruise are also in the dark about the cruise and the New York one we have this Summer. I totally agree that it is far too many sleeps to count!

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I am considering two tours with Rome in Limo. The Positano, Sorrento & Pizza school tour in Naples and one of the kid friendly Rome tours.

The price for four is 500 Euro but for eight people it is only 600 Euro so I am wondering if there is another family of 3 or 4 who might be interested in splitting the cost with us. Split between two families it will work out cheaper than Disneys excursions and this company have a really good reputation.

PM if you might be interested (don't need a definite at this stage, just testing the waters...)
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:04 PM   #143
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Mel,

I see you are doing New York. I have been thinking about doing something out of New York too, either the Bahamas, or Canada, for July, as we are still not sure what to do for our summer holiday.

The flights to NY are soooooo expensive from Manchester £818 direct.

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Old 05-17-2012, 01:05 PM   #144
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Thanks Figment Fan!

We did the Disney Med Cruise in 2010 and hired a private driver/tour guide for Florence, Naples and Rome. There are 6 of us, so cost wise it worked out better, but I think overall it worked out great for us. We were able to see so much and combine multiple 'Disney tours' in one. In Florence, we were able to see everything which included David (amazing!!!) and the Leaning Tower of Pisa (although we did not have time to go in and walk up). Definitely go to Pompei in Naples. We only had about 2 hours there and I felt we needed more time. After our cruise I said I wanted to go back just to have more time in Pompei.

We also have had success booking a private tour on the Disney Northern European Cruise - do you remember which company you used in italy? I'd like a reference, if possible! It's so hard to know who is reputable - it seems like everyone has an axe to grind if you read postings on Trip Advisor, etc.

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Old 05-17-2012, 02:49 PM   #145
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Mel,

I see you are doing New York. I have been thinking about doing something out of New York too, either the Bahamas, or Canada, for July, as we are still not sure what to do for our summer holiday.

The flights to NY are soooooo expensive from Manchester £818 direct.

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I've come to the conclusion flying anywhere this year from the UK is expensive & I'm blaming the Olympics!!!

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Old 05-17-2012, 05:11 PM   #146
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We also have had success booking a private tour on the Disney Northern European Cruise - do you remember which company you used in italy? I'd like a reference, if possible! It's so hard to know who is reputable - it seems like everyone has an axe to grind if you read postings on Trip Advisor, etc.

Thanks,

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I will post back when I find the info. We used the same company for Rome and Florence and both were excellent. I will also put out there who I would NOT use in Naples. Nice older man, but definitely a major language barrier so we were not able to do what we wanted to do. He asked us if we wanted to stop for lunch at a certain point, we said yes which should be easy to understand. He misunderstood and we drove the whole Almalfi Coast starving, which made getting car sick alot easier for a few of us. Wound up eating at an extremely expensive resort area, Positano,(everything is expensive, but this was higher) for pizza. Had very little time at Pompeii. We still laugh about this day almost two years later.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:35 PM   #147
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I agree, I have been looking at several options to replace our July holiday - which we transferred to October and all the flights are horrendous.

However, I have just booked a trip to Paris for a week, going on the Eurostar, spending four days in Paris and two nights at DLP, to break up the cultural thing!! All the flights were booked when we wanted to go, or hugely expensive.

Used Avios points for hotel and Eurostar, so only costing us the hotel at DLP. Actually, I really don't like DLP, not sure why I have booked it!!! Must be because dd will love i (and we got a really cheap deal!), I am honing my shoving skills as we speak!

Just realised we will be there for the first England game!!!
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:26 PM   #148
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I agree, I have been looking at several options to replace our July holiday - which we transferred to October and all the flights are horrendous.

However, I have just booked a trip to Paris for a week, going on the Eurostar, spending four days in Paris and two nights at DLP, to break up the cultural thing!! All the flights were booked when we wanted to go, or hugely expensive.

Used Avios points for hotel and Eurostar, so only costing us the hotel at DLP. Actually, I really don't like DLP, not sure why I have booked it!!! Must be because dd will love i (and we got a really cheap deal!), I am honing my shoving skills as we speak!

Just realised we will be there for the first England game!!!
Have never done DLP and have no real plans too. I'm having my first Eurostar adventure in July when I go to visit a friend in Brussels which I am quite excited about. When we finally get to the 1 year mark I'll start some serious planning
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:22 PM   #149
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Have never done DLP and have no real plans too. I'm having my first Eurostar adventure in July when I go to visit a friend in Brussels which I am quite excited about. When we finally get to the 1 year mark I'll start some serious planning
Yes, I am looking forward to the Eurostar too, it should be a relaxing way of getting to Paris.

I wouldn't bother with DLP if I were you, it is a poor second to WDW. The service culture just doesn't exist in France. In fact last time we went, we vowed never to go back! However, it seems a bit silly not to, as we are so near and dd will freak when she finds out.... It is only two nights and we are more aware of what to expect this time, so that won't be too much!
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:32 PM   #150
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Hello! We are going to book this cruise when we are on the Wonder in August! It will be myself, Melissa, and my DH Robert. The little ones are staying with Grandma so we can celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary a little early.
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