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Old 12-13-2012, 10:09 PM   #676
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yep I think I will pay it now to get it out of the way thats more money for wine!!
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:10 PM   #677
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And when we get to Europe it'll be my CC that the $ is withdrawn from. Hence the bill upon our return.
Also, what if we pay now and he doesn't show? You recall my experience with international cc transactions...

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:18 PM   #678
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You may have extra money for wine, but is it worth the risk to pay for the tour in advance of paying off the cruise. What happens if something happens and you don't go? Not unheard of to lose your job or someone to get ill...things happen. When I used this company last time, we paid them in cash, which is what they want this time to get the discount. The other alternative is to not pay them a fee to use a credit card, so then what are you really saving?

It's hell to get money back or fight an international cc transaction should you get screwed...I would be careful...take it from one who knows how it feels
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:30 PM   #679
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yep I think I will pay it now to get it out of the way thats more money for wine!!
Or the spa...


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Also, what if we pay now and he doesn't show? You recall my experience with international cc transactions...

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You may have extra money for wine, but is it worth the risk to pay for the tour in advance of paying off the cruise. What happens if something happens and you don't go? Not unheard of to lose your job or someone to get ill...things happen. When I used this company last time, we paid them in cash, which is what they want this time to get the discount. The other alternative is to not pay them a fee to use a credit card, so then what are you really saving?

It's hell to get money back or fight an international cc transaction should you get screwed...I would be careful...take it from one who knows how it feels
What if caterpillars had bee bee guns? What if you had the cash and you got mugged? What if.....

Lots of things to consider. But, as I said, I like to have stuff paid up front. That's just me.

What I'm wondering is if they'll accept partial payment up front. I really don't want to travel with that much cash in my pocket, so I wonder if I contact them in May if they'd let me pay a portion? hm, I think I'll email and find out...
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:37 AM   #680
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I did not think about drawing cash from the CC. not a bad Idea. the savings was not what enticed me ... it was the paying for it before the cruise ... I paid the cruise and airfare off pretty quickly we dont like bills lingering around. With that being said all your points are valid ... but this is also a reputable company with many reviews on many sites.... either way now I have to rethink this ....
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On another savings note, I jumped on the Target sale for gift cards today- buy a $50 gift card (I.e. Disney card) and get a $10 Target gift card. (Can't be used on he same transaction) I also used my Target credit card to get an additional discount. All in all, I purchased each gc for $48 and bought enough to get 3 $50 gc "free" with the accumulated $10 cards. There was a coupon - people said it was on the target FB page. Offer expires tomorrow. Down side....they're only supposed to do one coupon per transaction - thank goodness for the kind people who work at our Target!! You can apply those cards to the cost of your cruise!
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:52 PM   #682
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I did not think about drawing cash from the CC. not a bad Idea. the savings was not what enticed me ... it was the paying for it before the cruise ... I paid the cruise and airfare off pretty quickly we dont like bills lingering around. With that being said all your points are valid ... but this is also a reputable company with many reviews on many sites.... either way now I have to rethink this ....
I don't want to use a debit card overseas...to easy to get into that pool of cash that backs it up. Just make sure you have a PIN number for your CC. Also, not all CC's have the same rules for overseas use (fees-wise). I use a CC linked to my credit union as it had the best rates for international transactions. Some also differentiate between cash withdrawals and purchases. I think Capital One is fee-free, but I'm not going to apply for it just to have it for international trips. Their rewards seem to be good, tho...one friend uses hers for everything and keeps telling us that all her airfare seems to come from points.. (or seems to anyway..)

I contacted Rome in Limo and this was their response (they emailed back very promptly, btw..I swear they never seem to sleep):

Hi Kim

Sorry but it has to be all at once or cash at the end, i understand that you wish to wait but for many request that we have from different clients we decided to allow prepayment until the end of January.

Thank you
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:53 PM   #683
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On another savings note, I jumped on the Target sale for gift cards today- buy a $50 gift card (I.e. Disney card) and get a $10 Target gift card. (Can't be used on he same transaction) I also used my Target credit card to get an additional discount. All in all, I purchased each gc for $48 and bought enough to get 3 $50 gc "free" with the accumulated $10 cards. There was a coupon - people said it was on the target FB page. Offer expires tomorrow. Down side....they're only supposed to do one coupon per transaction - thank goodness for the kind people who work at our Target!! You can apply those cards to the cost of your cruise!
Sigh...I miss Target. We have it a drive away (lol..as you know...) but I NEVER go there as dealing with the traffic in that area is such a pain!
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:05 PM   #684
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No foreign transaction fees with CapitalOne Venture Travel card (gold version) .
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The regular capital one has no foreign transactions fees as well....we got that card specifically to go internationally with. It was fun when we thought we lost it on our last med trip and had to cancel the card, only to find it in the laundry....
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Sigh...I miss Target. We have it a drive away (lol..as you know...) but I NEVER go there as dealing with the traffic in that area is such a pain!
I have a target not too far from me and can pick stuff up for you, if you need.
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Just saw this on dcl's site:


Please be aware that on June 17, 2013 (Disney Magic 12 Night Greek Isles Cruise), saint patron of Pisa is celebrated. Religious sites such as the Cathedral and Baptistery may be closed for temporary events. The Piazza and the Leaning Tower of Pisa will be available.


Hmmmmm.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:33 AM   #688
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gone very quiet here... Happy Holidays all!!!
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gone very quiet here... Happy Holidays all!!!
That whole holiday thing, I'm sure. I don't know about everyone else, but between work, holiday stuff, and housework, I've been about swamped. Add to that all the running I've been doing. Less than a month until the Tinkerbell 1/2, so those long runs take up almost 2 hours, the shorter ones at least 1 hour.

So in contacting Rome in Limo, they seem to think that there will be a Mass, and specifically said either at 10 or 11 am. In light of that and their suggestion, we're going to flip our day and do Pisa in the afternoon. I JUST NOW!!! as I'm writing this got a reply from them. It's past midnight in Italy. I swear...they never sleep.

Hope everyone is happy and healthy!
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:19 AM   #690
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Just wanted to pop in and say thank you for this trip report! I've been agonizing over whether or not to keep our reservation for the June 8th DCL 7-Day Med sailing or change it to an ABD Italy trip.

After reading through the first few pages of this thread, I am very excited about visiting Cinque Terre, Rome, and Pompeii/Sorrento. Would you change anything about your visit to Cinque Terre? I've read that the views from a boat are amazing!
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