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Old 01-11-2013, 10:30 PM   #1
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California coast cruise ....why so few sail dates

May be its a new destination or is it not popular? Looks wonderful!
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:33 PM   #2
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DCL did 4 California "Pixar" cruises last fall. As far as I know, after some special promotions and discounts, they did pretty well. The only other California coast cruise is a repositioning cruise for their Alaska cruises. It would be nice if they did more and included Seattle. I really enjoyed it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:44 PM   #3
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May be its a new destination or is it not popular? Looks wonderful!
Well, the "California Coastal" cruises for this year are really the LA-Vancouver repositioning cruises. Not the coastal cruises they did last year with the Pixar theme.

I'd like if they would do some coastal cruises, I'm hoping

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:58 PM   #4
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I dont know the lingo. Do you mean they basically have to move the the boat back from a diff cruise so they turn it into a cruise?
I think it would be a great way to see some of the California attractions and enjoy the cruise experience.
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I dont know the lingo. Do you mean they basically have to move the the boat back from a diff cruise so they turn it into a cruise?
I think it would be a great way to see some of the California attractions and enjoy the cruise experience.
A repositioning cruise is a cruise that begins and ends in different ports. So the ship can do a different itinerary. The Panama Canal cruise is a repo cruise (PC to LA). The California Coastal cruise is a repo cruise (LA to Vancouver). Then the ship will sail Alaska for the summer. And then do the repo cruises in reverse to go back to Florida at the end of summer.

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Old 01-12-2013, 11:07 AM   #6
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The Pixar characters were awesome, the ship was awesome. Ports of call not so good, rather boring. Two days in San Francisco, one day in San Diego and one day in Ensenada. Two days in freezing cold San Francisco were too many, one day in sunny San Diego not enough, and there was nothing to do in Ensenada, everyone stayed on the ship.
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I absolutely LOVED having two days in San Francisco! Got to do lots of the local attractions I have wanted to see, it was like having a hotel right there in Fisherman's Wharf. San Diego was also a great stop, would have like more time to see some of the stuff there too. Ensenada is the only blah stop. I wish they would extend San Diego into a late night departure and only do half day in Ensenada. Anyway, I would do that cruise again in a heartbeat.
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I absolutely LOVED having two days in San Francisco! Got to do lots of the local attractions I have wanted to see, it was like having a hotel right there in Fisherman's Wharf. San Diego was also a great stop, would have like more time to see some of the stuff there too. Ensenada is the only blah stop. I wish they would extend San Diego into a late night departure and only do half day in Ensenada. Anyway, I would do that cruise again in a heartbeat.
I agree. We loved having 2 days in San Francisco. We were on the last Pixar cruise and had absolutely perfect, beautiful weather the entire week! I too could have done without Ensenada (stupid maritme laws), but we treated it like another sea day.
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My mom and I were on one of the Pixar cruises. We had a great ti me. We really enjoyed the ports.
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The Pixar characters were awesome, the ship was awesome. Ports of call not so good, rather boring. Two days in San Francisco, one day in San Diego and one day in Ensenada. Two days in freezing cold San Francisco were too many, one day in sunny San Diego not enough, and there was nothing to do in Ensenada, everyone stayed on the ship.
Compared to ports on caribbean cruises (other than Castaway Cay, of course!) the California ports are awesome! The repositioning cruise in May will stop in Victoria then ends in Vancouver -- much more interesting than Ensenada, that's for sure!

Mark Twain wrote that the coldest winter he ever spent was summer in San Francisco. We pack accordingly.
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I absolutely LOVED having two days in San Francisco! Got to do lots of the local attractions I have wanted to see, it was like having a hotel right there in Fisherman's Wharf. San Diego was also a great stop, would have like more time to see some of the stuff there too. Ensenada is the only blah stop. I wish they would extend San Diego into a late night departure and only do half day in Ensenada. Anyway, I would do that cruise again in a heartbeat.
We loved the two days in San Francisco too!! It was so nice in May that I WENT SWIMMING in the adult pool! Had dinner at PALO with a view of the Golden Gate and it was gorgeous!! We are going again this year, ALOHA, Karen and Ron
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A repositioning cruise is a cruise that begins and ends in different ports. So the ship can do a different itinerary. The Panama Canal cruise is a repo cruise (PC to LA). The California Coastal cruise is a repo cruise (LA to Vancouver). Then the ship will sail Alaska for the summer. And then do the repo cruises in reverse to go back to Florida at the end of summer.

The last Panama Canal cruise was LA to Miami, then it will be Miami to LA (which has some awesome rates now), then LA to Galveston.
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