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Old 01-05-2013, 09:17 AM   #691
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I finally have Malta completely booked and organized - it took me a while to get the Playmobil factory tour tickets - but I can now say it is complete.

I am working on Mykonos. I wish DCL had their excursions listed for Greece already. I think that we are going to wander the town...maybe rent some ATV's, my parents might go over to Delos.

I am interested to see what Disney does about the shuttle from the Port to the town. Since the new Cruise Ship Port was opened it looks like most cruise lines are charging $10 each for the shuttle into Mykonos. For us that would by $100.

Hopefully we will see Greece (and Turkey) soon for excursions. Their website says 120 days before the first sailing which would take us to Feb?
Hello neighbor,

Who do you have Malta booked with? I am thinking of doing Mykonos on our own but would love to book a tour for Turkey or Athens or would they be easy done on our own. Here is another wish DCL would post the Turkey and Greece excursions.
I don't have anything booked yet, my head is spinning for reading so much about it
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Who do you have Malta booked with? I am thinking of doing Mykonos on our own but would love to book a tour for Turkey or Athens or would they be easy done on our own. Here is another wish DCL would post the Turkey and Greece excursions.
Hello fellow Atlantic Canadian

For Malta we booked a fishing trip for the morning (with Aquatica) and then a Playmobil Factory Tour for 2:30 and then back to the ship. No real touring the island. The kids got to choose this stop. Although I researched enough things that I could spend a week there easily. My parents are doing the HOHO bus in the morning and meeting us at the Playmobil park.

BTW the Playmobil factory only takes 10 people per day on tours (twice a day) and is one of the few toy factories in the world that isnot located in China. If anyone is interested in taking a tour message me your email and I can send you their flyer and contact info.

We have Greece booked. We are using a very highly recommended tour guide and she is organizing the transportation, driver and such. This was by far our most expensive splurge. She seems really excited and booked us a mini bus just in case.

I was waiting for DCL to post Kusadasi but know i think I am close to nailing down Turkey (I think). I am just negotiating price at this point. We are looking at a private tour (again) using Ekol. They have a 50% off special listed on their website for the holidays - I am trying to snag a good price. Comparing prices that other cruiselines charge for Ephesus tours - I think I can get much cheaper with some of the recommended private tour companies,

I really wanted to see if DCL was going to offer something interesting for the kids in Turkey but if the price is right - I might jump on it. The tour group offered me some tips for the kids to make Kusadasi fun - I post them for everyone in a separate post.

I have read a lot about Mykonos over the past day - and I truly think we are doing this one on our own. A couple of us might head over to Delos in the morning (there are only 3 ferries that go over a day) and then wander the town with everyone else afterwards. Most things I have read suggest beaches, ATVs, Jeep Safari, Delos and wandering the town.

If anyone is interested at Mykonos, the St. John's 5 star Resort offers day passes to their private beach and resort for only 30 Euros and that includes the shuttle to and from the ship. Considering the shuttle from the port to town (most likely) is $10 each this seems like a pretty good deal for some R&R. It looks like it is more geared towards adults (and older teenagers) and not necessary for families with younger children.

Anyway....I am on a little research kick this week...I think the excitement of it turning 2013 and I can see my vacation in sight is getting me excited again.

I stop now before I bore you all
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Hello fellow Atlantic Canadian

For Malta we booked a fishing trip for the morning (with Aquatica) and then a Playmobil Factory Tour for 2:30 and then back to the ship. No real touring the island. The kids got to choose this stop. Although I researched enough things that I could spend a week there easily. My parents are doing the HOHO bus in the morning and meeting us at the Playmobil park.

BTW the Playmobil factory only takes 10 people per day on tours (twice a day) and is one of the few toy factories in the world that isnot located in China. If anyone is interested in taking a tour message me your email and I can send you their flyer and contact info.

We have Greece booked. We are using a very highly recommended tour guide and she is organizing the transportation, driver and such. This was by far our most expensive splurge. She seems really excited and booked us a mini bus just in case.

I was waiting for DCL to post Kusadasi but know i think I am close to nailing down Turkey (I think). I am just negotiating price at this point. We are looking at a private tour (again) using Ekol. They have a 50% off special listed on their website for the holidays - I am trying to snag a good price. Comparing prices that other cruiselines charge for Ephesus tours - I think I can get much cheaper with some of the recommended private tour companies,

I really wanted to see if DCL was going to offer something interesting for the kids in Turkey but if the price is right - I might jump on it. The tour group offered me some tips for the kids to make Kusadasi fun - I post them for everyone in a separate post.

I have read a lot about Mykonos over the past day - and I truly think we are doing this one on our own. A couple of us might head over to Delos in the morning (there are only 3 ferries that go over a day) and then wander the town with everyone else afterwards. Most things I have read suggest beaches, ATVs, Jeep Safari, Delos and wandering the town.

If anyone is interested at Mykonos, the St. John's 5 star Resort offers day passes to their private beach and resort for only 30 Euros and that includes the shuttle to and from the ship. Considering the shuttle from the port to town (most likely) is $10 each this seems like a pretty good deal for some R&R. It looks like it is more geared towards adults (and older teenagers) and not necessary for families with younger children.

Anyway....I am on a little research kick this week...I think the excitement of it turning 2013 and I can see my vacation in sight is getting me excited again.

I stop now before I bore you all
Wow, you are so organized! Thanks for the great info
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Hello fellow Atlantic Canadian

For Malta we booked a fishing trip for the morning (with Aquatica) and then a Playmobil Factory Tour for 2:30 and then back to the ship. No real touring the island. The kids got to choose this stop. Although I researched enough things that I could spend a week there easily. My parents are doing the HOHO bus in the morning and meeting us at the Playmobil park.

BTW the Playmobil factory only takes 10 people per day on tours (twice a day) and is one of the few toy factories in the world that isnot located in China. If anyone is interested in taking a tour message me your email and I can send you their flyer and contact info.

We have Greece booked. We are using a very highly recommended tour guide and she is organizing the transportation, driver and such. This was by far our most expensive splurge. She seems really excited and booked us a mini bus just in case.

I was waiting for DCL to post Kusadasi but know i think I am close to nailing down Turkey (I think). I am just negotiating price at this point. We are looking at a private tour (again) using Ekol. They have a 50% off special listed on their website for the holidays - I am trying to snag a good price. Comparing prices that other cruiselines charge for Ephesus tours - I think I can get much cheaper with some of the recommended private tour companies,

I really wanted to see if DCL was going to offer something interesting for the kids in Turkey but if the price is right - I might jump on it. The tour group offered me some tips for the kids to make Kusadasi fun - I post them for everyone in a separate post.

I have read a lot about Mykonos over the past day - and I truly think we are doing this one on our own. A couple of us might head over to Delos in the morning (there are only 3 ferries that go over a day) and then wander the town with everyone else afterwards. Most things I have read suggest beaches, ATVs, Jeep Safari, Delos and wandering the town.

If anyone is interested at Mykonos, the St. John's 5 star Resort offers day passes to their private beach and resort for only 30 Euros and that includes the shuttle to and from the ship. Considering the shuttle from the port to town (most likely) is $10 each this seems like a pretty good deal for some R&R. It looks like it is more geared towards adults (and older teenagers) and not necessary for families with younger children.

Anyway....I am on a little research kick this week...I think the excitement of it turning 2013 and I can see my vacation in sight is getting me excited again.

I stop now before I bore you all
Thanks for all the great suggestions! Can you share where you found the info on a day pass at St. Johns? I went to their site and it looks gorgeous but I couldnt find any info about a day pass for cruisers.
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Thanks for all the great suggestions! Can you share where you found the info on a day pass at St. Johns? I went to their site and it looks gorgeous but I couldnt find any info about a day pass for cruisers.
The resort looks divine!

I first found out about it going through the cruise critic site and then looking them up at tripadvisor. I checked out their website as well but didn't see anything about day passes either. I looks like it is through word of mouth and you contact them via email. Here were two of the good links I found:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...t+johns+resort
http://cruiseforums.cruisecritic.com....php?t=1641336
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Hello fellow Atlantic Canadian

For Malta we booked a fishing trip for the morning (with Aquatica) and then a Playmobil Factory Tour for 2:30 and then back to the ship. No real touring the island. The kids got to choose this stop. Although I researched enough things that I could spend a week there easily. My parents are doing the HOHO bus in the morning and meeting us at the Playmobil park.

BTW the Playmobil factory only takes 10 people per day on tours (twice a day) and is one of the few toy factories in the world that isnot located in China. If anyone is interested in taking a tour message me your email and I can send you their flyer and contact info.

We have Greece booked. We are using a very highly recommended tour guide and she is organizing the transportation, driver and such. This was by far our most expensive splurge. She seems really excited and booked us a mini bus just in case.

I was waiting for DCL to post Kusadasi but know i think I am close to nailing down Turkey (I think). I am just negotiating price at this point. We are looking at a private tour (again) using Ekol. They have a 50% off special listed on their website for the holidays - I am trying to snag a good price. Comparing prices that other cruiselines charge for Ephesus tours - I think I can get much cheaper with some of the recommended private tour companies,

I really wanted to see if DCL was going to offer something interesting for the kids in Turkey but if the price is right - I might jump on it. The tour group offered me some tips for the kids to make Kusadasi fun - I post them for everyone in a separate post.

I have read a lot about Mykonos over the past day - and I truly think we are doing this one on our own. A couple of us might head over to Delos in the morning (there are only 3 ferries that go over a day) and then wander the town with everyone else afterwards. Most things I have read suggest beaches, ATVs, Jeep Safari, Delos and wandering the town.

If anyone is interested at Mykonos, the St. John's 5 star Resort offers day passes to their private beach and resort for only 30 Euros and that includes the shuttle to and from the ship. Considering the shuttle from the port to town (most likely) is $10 each this seems like a pretty good deal for some R&R. It looks like it is more geared towards adults (and older teenagers) and not necessary for families with younger children.

Anyway....I am on a little research kick this week...I think the excitement of it turning 2013 and I can see my vacation in sight is getting me excited again.

I stop now before I bore you all
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Hi everyone
this is a welcome find
sadly it is bedtime in the UK so will follow up tomorrow
you all seem organised with trips not yet thought about them myself !!
been to WDW 5 times but this is my first time cruising so apprehensive but excited too
I will be travelling with my 13 year old son

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this is a welcome find
sadly it is bedtime in the UK so will follow up tomorrow
you all seem organised with trips not yet thought about them myself !!
been to WDW 5 times but this is my first time cruising so apprehensive but excited too
I will be travelling with my 13 year old son
Cruising is soooooooo much fun!
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Hi everyone
this is a welcome find
sadly it is bedtime in the UK so will follow up tomorrow
you all seem organised with trips not yet thought about t!


Welcome. You will have an incredible time on the cruise. There are also a number of 13 yr old girls in this group so your son will have a blast too!
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Hi everyone
this is a welcome find
sadly it is bedtime in the UK so will follow up tomorrow
you all seem organised with trips not yet thought about them myself !!
been to WDW 5 times but this is my first time cruising so apprehensive but excited too
I will be travelling with my 13 year old son
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Eleblanc, did you see that Milliepie filled your design request this morning? It came out so great! I'm so excited to use this on our door. She is just so talented. We'll definitely have to request some more from her as it gets a little closer to the cruise, right now she is really swamped with requests for people leaving in the next few weeks- she just did 2 awesome 'solo and fabulous' ones for me this week for my Western cruise next week that came out so cool also!

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We're in!

I'm Debi and my BFF Angela are going. Our room is GTY so I don't have a room number yet. I must be patient! I've never been to the Mediterranean before so I'm really excited!
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I got Turkey all booked today! The tour looks pretty awesome. We booked with Ekol. Now working on booking Rome and Greece love the planning!
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