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Old 10-07-2012, 04:23 PM   #16
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:47 PM   #17
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Another option is that they are going to do prep work like gutting Topsiders, on the return to the US and have her dd somewhere either in Freeport or BAE Systems in Va. (Her last dd was in Freeport. A deal could have been worked out with the yard over the issues that arose from her last dd there)If she goes directly to either of the above,empty shed save at least a day in port offloading guests. Plus gives them a 4 day head start on the demo of the old with out interfering with guests onboard.This is just a guess on my part. It all depends on what DCL has planned for the ship. The people in the know, are the people shoreside in Celebration. The Capt and cheng might know, but thats about it shipwise.
Just a guess, but I don't think they plan to use the shipyard in Freeport again. Rumors are that they weren't very happy with the situation there.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:54 PM   #18
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I thought I heard somewhere (prob here on Dis) that because this will be a long dry dock, the Magic will return to Fincantieri where she was originally constructed. That would rule out a dd on the East Coast/Carribean.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:00 PM   #19
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I thought I heard somewhere (prob here on Dis) that because this will be a long dry dock, the Magic will return to Fincantieri where she was originally constructed. That would rule out a dd on the East Coast/Carribean.
Rumors abound. I've heard Fincantieri, Venice, Spain, etc. There is little doubt that it is somewhere in the Med area based on the Madeira and Gibraltar port dates. Guess we'll all just keep waiting......
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:04 PM   #20
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When do you think they will announce what they are doing to it?
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:48 PM   #21
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Just a guess, but I don't think they plan to use the shipyard in Freeport again. Rumors are that they weren't very happy with the situation there.
Anything is possible. Money talks. We were on the first cruise of the Magic out of Freeport and I noticed a bunch of things that should have been taken care of in drydock. From electrical outlet plates in the rooms not being replaced( the wires were exposed,) to open holes in the balcony railing not being fixed, to primer literally globed on and left. From talking to the stateroom host supervisor, he was telling me of a lot of the behind the scenes stuff that was wrong with the dd that the contractors caused in areas that werent even supposed to be touched. BUT, knowing Disneys legal beagles, I wouldnt be surprised if she did go back at some point at an extremem reduced rate.
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I thought I heard somewhere (prob here on Dis) that because this will be a long dry dock, the Magic will return to Fincantieri where she was originally constructed. That would rule out a dd on the East Coast/Carribean.
She doesnt necessarily have to go back to Fincantieri. Any drydock in the world that is big enough to handle the ship can do the job. The 4 major factors are, what yards have space available when DCL is looking(keep in mind that almost all of her sailing certificates will expire in Oct of 2013) where that yard is located in relation to where the ship is going to be in the time frame that DCL is looking at, and most importantly, whats the price tag, and what contractors can DCL bring with them. When the Magic class went to BAE systems in Va, DCL apparently had a problem with paperwork (immigration hoops to jump thru)on some of the contractors that they wanted to use, so the next go around the ship went to Freeport which had less restricitve work paperwork to fill out.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:06 PM   #23
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When I think of 1st class mechanical work being done as quickly & efficiently as humanly possible, Nassau is not a place that would come to mind. Just saying...
DCL ought to know that cheapest doesn't mean best.
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Years ago, I sailed on the Magic on the last cruise before a dry dock.

During that cruise, there was lots of prep-work done onboard, such as laying plywood on the floors and lining the elevators with plywood.

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Uh oh, does that mean that there's going to be tons of construction and things closed during our cruise?
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Uh oh, does that mean that there's going to be tons of construction and things closed during our cruise?
I hope there is no prep work going on in July. That will make me sad ( and a little mad )
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:03 PM   #26
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Since all of the Med cruises sail from Barcelona, it makes sense for them to drydock in Cadiz, Spain, rather than travel the other direction to Italy.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:23 PM   #27
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When do you think they will announce what they are doing to it?
It is rare that they will say what they are doing. I think it is a wonderful surprise.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:19 AM   #28
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All recent rumours since August have been pointing toward Cadiz, Spain for the 6 week Dry Dock, with any final work being done while they are sailing back to Miami with no guests on board. They may still decide to embark guests for the Transatlantic sailing, but at this point, IMHO, I don't think that will happen.
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Years ago, I sailed on the Magic on the last cruise before a dry dock.

During that cruise, there was lots of prep-work done onboard, such as laying plywood on the floors and lining the elevators with plywood.

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Our experience w/pre-drydock cruises includes a lot of painting and carpets being ripped up, too.
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Our experience w/pre-drydock cruises includes a lot of painting and carpets being ripped up, too.
How far in advance of dry dock did you sail?

For the $$$$ we are spending in July, I hope there is no pre-construction. I'm loyal to Disney, but that right there may run me off!
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