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Old 06-26-2012, 11:35 PM   #1411
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:47 PM   #1412
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:22 AM   #1413
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Really sad to hear there won't be a WBTA ... It seems like we will fall back on our plans to do the LA-Vancouver repo b2b with the first Alaska cruise in 2013 instead.

Don't get me wrong, those cruises are bound to be fantastic so it seems like there wasn't any reason for me to be sad ... But with the cost of the cruises and the airfare, this is just way more expensive than the WBTA would have been, so there still is very much a real possibility that we won't be able to do it.

Guess I'll just have to get even more disciplined about saving money until then - and work on convincing DH a bit more
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:05 AM   #1414
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P.S. Do you live in Germany? I spent a week there before traveling to Amsterdam for the cruise.
Yes I am.
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I am "from the North" - northwest really, close to the Dutch boarder and the North See but had to move further south to go to university and now seem to be stuck here (due to permanent position).

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So many possibilities to consider...maybe a TA, maybe not (Scandinavia looks amazing!)
Scandinavia is amazing!
Though I really always advocate for getting an Interrail ticket (or similar railway ticket) and experiencing more than "just" the coastline.

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But with the cost of the cruises and the airfare, this is just way more expensive than the WBTA would have been, so there still is very much a real possibility that we won't be able to do it.
Airfare is bad. And the flight home takes forever. We would love to see Alaska but it's just really, really far away and if you aren't lucky the airfare nearly doubles the price of the cruise.

Eh. When we have retired Alaska's nature will hopefully still be there. And we wouldn't have to rush there and back in three weeks.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:55 AM   #1415
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About the airfare: Yes, it is pretty bad. But then again, we have never seen the American West Coast before, so we could get a lot of "first trips" all rolled into one: the Pacific Ocean; LA; San Francisco; Vancouver; Alaska. So it would be worth paying a bit more airfare for.

It's not like it actually doubles the price of the cruise, anyway (though it's obviously no bargain either!): I've found prices around 850 euros per person for an open-jaw flight from Germany to LA, and then back from Vancouver to Germany. That's not all that horribly much more than what we are paying to get to New York this summer ...

Anyway, I have updated my signature already with a countdown ticker for that cruise, so that means it's really going to happen and we can't cancel it anymore. What a relief.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:54 AM   #1416
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About the airfare: Yes, it is pretty bad. But then again, we have never seen the American West Coast before, so we could get a lot of "first trips" all rolled into one: the Pacific Ocean; LA; San Francisco; Vancouver; Alaska. So it would be worth paying a bit more airfare for.

It's not like it actually doubles the price of the cruise, anyway (though it's obviously no bargain either!): I've found prices around 850 euros per person for an open-jaw flight from Germany to LA, and then back from Vancouver to Germany. That's not all that horribly much more than what we are paying to get to New York this summer ...

Anyway, I have updated my signature already with a countdown ticker for that cruise, so that means it's really going to happen and we can't cancel it anymore. What a relief.
Here's hoping DCL doesn't pull the rug out from under you and decide NOT to go to Alaska in 2014!
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:21 AM   #1417
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Here's hoping DCL doesn't pull the rug out from under you and decide NOT to go to Alaska in 2014!
Thank you! But we have booked Alaska for 2013, so we're not too worried about that!

EDIT: I just saw that I did indeed write "2014" earlier (changed it now) - I never knew my brain could even think so far ahead when it came to vacations!
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:29 AM   #1418
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Thank you! But we have booked Alaska for 2013, so we're not too worried about that!

EDIT: I just saw that I did indeed write "2014" earlier (changed it now) - I never knew my brain could even think so far ahead when it came to vacations!
I'm always thinking about trips WAY down the road. I booked two cruises for 2014 in the past month - obviously NOT on Disney!

**I just noticed that I didn't even quote the right post where you mentioned Alaska!
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:29 PM   #1419
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Although they haven't announced a WBTA, have they announced there won't be one? I had to call DCL yesterday on another issue and I asked if they have been told to say there isn't going to be a WBTA. The rep said no they weren't told that, they were told that info on a WBTA was be announced in the future.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:32 PM   #1420
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Although they haven't announced a WBTA, have they announced there won't be one? I had to call DCL yesterday on another issue and I asked if they have been told to say there isn't going to be a WBTA. The rep said no they weren't told that, they were told that info on a WBTA was be announced in the future.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:48 PM   #1421
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Although they haven't announced a WBTA, have they announced there won't be one? I had to call DCL yesterday on another issue and I asked if they have been told to say there isn't going to be a WBTA. The rep said no they weren't told that, they were told that info on a WBTA was be announced in the future.
That's a little more hopeful than an outright No!
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:04 PM   #1422
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although they haven't announced a wbta, have they announced there won't be one? I had to call dcl yesterday on another issue and i asked if they have been told to say there isn't going to be a wbta. The rep said no they weren't told that, they were told that info on a wbta was be announced in the future.


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Old 07-15-2012, 12:51 PM   #1423
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I still check everyday (just in case)!!
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:54 AM   #1424
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ME TOO!! I check this site and the DCL website. No luck yet.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:09 PM   #1425
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We haven't given up. Not holding our breath but not booking another transatlantic yet.
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