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Old 01-12-2013, 09:39 PM   #16
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We were on the ship and disembarked around 4:30. I agree with the previous posters - the crew was great in terms of activities, meals, etc. I do feel they should have provided more frequent updates, even just to say "no change".

We missed our 4pm flight home and are now in a hotel near Hobby Airport with lots of Magic "refugees". Hopefully we'll make it home tomorrow.
That stinks. I like to study how airlines handle different situations. Just curious what airline you are on (assuming Southwest) and how they handled it. Did they charge you to change your flight to tomorrow?
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That would be terrible to be stuck an miss your flight! Still, I guess it's better to be stuck ON a Disney Cruise than stuck and unable to get on one.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:51 PM   #18
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That stinks. I like to study how airlines handle different situations. Just curious what airline you are on (assuming Southwest) and how they handled it. Did they charge you to change your flight to tomorrow?
We are on Air Tran. We had to argue and plead but they finally, after numerous calls, agreed to not charge us the $2000 or so to change our flight. It would have not only been the change fee ($75 per ticket) but the difference in fare between what we paid and buying a ticket today for a flight tomorrow. A number of us were in the same position. Of course missing the flight wasn't Air Tran's fault but charging people upwards of $2000 would have been punitive and exploitive and just plain heartless.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:16 PM   #19
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We are on Air Tran. We had to argue and plead but they finally, after numerous calls, agreed to not charge us the $2000 or so to change our flight. It would have not only been the change fee ($75 per ticket) but the difference in fare between what we paid and buying a ticket today for a flight tomorrow. A number of us were in the same position. Of course missing the flight wasn't Air Tran's fault but charging people upwards of $2000 would have been punitive and exploitive and just plain heartless.
That was nice of them. Of course they could have stood firm, but good for you they didn't. There is always risk of traveling without insurance, especially when have two non refundable, unconnected travel reservations on the same day. Like somebody else mentioned, thankfully you had weather delays causing you to miss your flight home instead of missing the cruise.
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We are on Air Tran. We had to argue and plead but they finally, after numerous calls, agreed to not charge us the $2000 or so to change our flight. It would have not only been the change fee ($75 per ticket) but the difference in fare between what we paid and buying a ticket today for a flight tomorrow. A number of us were in the same position. Of course missing the flight wasn't Air Tran's fault but charging people upwards of $2000 would have been punitive and exploitive and just plain heartless.
And another good argument for getting travel insurance.

Glad you could get the flight you needed.

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Travel insurance, DCL air , or both.

I still remember the Med where DCL offered us the chance to stay on for the next cruise at an amazing price AND if you did air thru DCL, they'd even change the air for you at no additional charge. Talk about tempting.......

Anyone know what time she finally departed this evening?
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. . . We missed our 4pm flight home and are now in a hotel near Hobby Airport with lots of Magic "refugees". Hopefully we'll make it home tomorrow.
Yikes!

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Old 01-13-2013, 01:34 AM   #23
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And another good argument for getting travel insurance.

Glad you could get the flight you needed.

Or another good argument for having lots of available credit left on your credit card at the end of a cruise in case you have to pay full fare to get home. Since Travel Insurance requires you to pay up front, and then file a claim.
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Anyone know what time she finally departed this evening?
I checked the webcam about 11:00pm cst and the other ship was still in port. The Magic docks behind her and could not see. Terminal Two on webcams is to the far left on Pier23 Cam which is down today (behind the ship you see on Pier Cam). The Harbor Cam is to the right as the ships make their way out of port.

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Old 01-13-2013, 07:53 AM   #25
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Definitely foggy there again this morning - check out the Pleasure Pier cam which is only a couple miles away as the crow flies:

http://www.galveston.com/pleasurepiercam/
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Travel insurance, DCL air , or both.

I still remember the Med where DCL offered us the chance to stay on for the next cruise at an amazing price AND if you did air thru DCL, they'd even change the air for you at no additional charge. Talk about tempting.......

Anyone know what time she finally departed this evening?
We left at 4:00 something in the morning.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:54 PM   #27
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Yikes, sounds like that could be a nightmare without travel insurance and/or helpful airlines! makes me glad we're driving!

Does DCL do anything special for the passengers that were delayed in boarding the ship? Sounds like they missed most of the day on board!
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