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Old 01-13-2013, 09:59 AM   #1531
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The number of weeks missing from the villefranche schedule would allow time for a few Baltic cruises. If there was an 8/9 night repo from Barcelona to Dover there could be two 12 night baltics then another 8/9 night repo back. Probably unlikely but I would like to do the repo cruises. I can only hope.
I'm not sure, but I thought the repo cruises were 7 days last time. I can't remember though.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:03 AM   #1532
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In 2010 at least one of the was definitely an 8 night, I can remember pricing it but we couldn't make it.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:09 AM   #1533
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In 2010 at least one of the was definitely an 8 night, I can remember pricing it but we couldn't make it.
I couldn't remember. We met someone doing the Baltics, repo, then Med. I wanted to be that family
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:38 AM   #1534
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Agreed! Some cruise lines stop in the Azores, and my Princess TA (to northern Europe) stopped in Bermuda.
I understand wanting different ports, I could think of a few changes, myself! But, Madeira is one of my favorite places in the world, I hope they keep it for at least 2014 (if DCL goes back).
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:41 PM   #1535
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I've just been reading on another website that the Magic has been spotted on the Dover port schedule for summer 2014? Apologies if this has been discussed already on this thread - I haven't checked in in a while

I've got everything crossed for a Baltics. We were planning on doing a Baltics cruise for June 2015 with another line and Tokyo for September 2014 but would be very tempted to swap those two around if I could get on a Disney ship to the Baltics
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:06 PM   #1536
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Tink which website was Dover mentioned as being spotted. We can't find a schedule for the port of Dover
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:10 PM   #1537
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Not sure if it's appropriate to mention other forums, but if you google "2014 dover port disney magic forum" you'll eventually find another conversation discussing any evidence suggesting Dover. Bottom line is there's no hard evidence such as port schedules to suggest the Magic is in Dover next yr, since the Dover schedule isn't out that far. But there should be enough time between the June and August Villefrance stops to squeeze in repo cruises up to dover and a couple of Baltic cruises. One thing to think about is it would be rather odd if the Magic is sailing out of Barcelona during July but not stopping in Villefrance. That's a major port, and I don't think they've ever skipped it. So unless they are slingshotting across the Med for some more in depth Greek cruises, saling up to the Baltic seems more likely.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:33 PM   #1538
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When I first saw the gap in the Villefranche schedule , my first thought was the Eastern med, too. But with the economic situation still a bit iffy in Greece, and unrest in Egypt and Syria making a Holy Land itinerary very unlikely, I think those hoping for a Baltic option may have reason to get their hopes up.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:33 PM   #1539
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Tink which website was Dover mentioned as being spotted. Over on the Dibb non of us can find a Dover port scehdule for 2014.
Hmm the poster on the cruise forum I was on has now taken it down. Seems like she thinks she may have been mistaken.

I don't want to mention the forum sorry because I believe it is against the Dis's rules and this is my favourite forum so don't want to get into trouble
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My wild guess is they will do two 12 night Baltics similar to 2010 with of course two repo cruises. It's been mentioned that they could do 7 night cruises, but that seems unlikely as that would rule out St Petersburg - a big draw for Baltic cruisers.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:07 PM   #1541
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My wild guess is they will do two 12 night Baltics similar to 2010 with of course two repo cruises. It's been mentioned that they could do 7 night cruises, but that seems unlikely as that would rule out St Petersburg - a big draw for Baltic cruisers.
Yes I would definitely not do a Baltics cruise with Disney if they did not include St Petersburg - when every other line does.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:12 PM   #1542
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The Baltic was AWESOME!!!! But sooooo expensive! That said, I'd love to do the repo from Dover back down to Barcelona and then a full Med cruise! (Doubt I could actually afford it, but it would make me Platinum....Guess I'd better start saving my pennies!)
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The Baltic was AWESOME!!!! But sooooo expensive! That said, I'd love to do the repo from Dover back down to Barcelona and then a full Med cruise! (Doubt I could actually afford it, but it would make me Platinum....Guess I'd better start saving my pennies!)
Curious - were there any sale fares on your Baltic cruise? When we did our Med cruise in 2007, we cruised about the same time you did - mid June. Since some schools are still in session at that time, Disney had a hard time filling the ship. We got a cat 12 fare (old way of discounting before OGT/IGT/VGT) for only $4K. It was a great deal for 11 nights.

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Curious - were there any sale fares on your Baltic cruise? When we did our Med cruise in 2007, we cruised about the same time you did - mid June. Since some schools are still in session at that time, Disney had a hard time filling the ship. We got a cat 12 fare (old way of discounting before OGT/IGT/VGT) for only $4K. It was a great deal for 11 nights.

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Yes! We got an amazing deal! When the cruises first came out, the two cabins for our family would have cost $25K! But because we could make the June cruise, we got a last minute sale for $6K! (Guarantee Inside, but then when we got to the port we upgraded for a couple hundred.) Per night, it actually turned out to be the cheapest cruise we've done with DCL! But we never would have been able to do it at the original prices. That's my fear now with the Magic potentially returning to the Med. I soooo want to do it, and we'll be transferring to Europe this summer, so the airfare, etc. shouldn't be too much of a problem. Except, we certainly can't do $25K!
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Yes! We got an amazing deal! When the cruises first came out, the two cabins for our family would have cost $25K! But because we could make the June cruise, we got a last minute sale for $6K! (Guarantee Inside, but then when we got to the port we upgraded for a couple hundred.) Per night, it actually turned out to be the cheapest cruise we've done with DCL! But we never would have been able to do it at the original prices. That's my fear now with the Magic potentially returning to the Med. I soooo want to do it, and we'll be transferring to Europe this summer, so the airfare, etc. shouldn't be too much of a problem. Except, we certainly can't do $25K!
Funny - I got a call a few weeks before sailing and was upgraded to an outside room (no charge). I could not believe my luck. $4k for an outside for 11 nights. Even with that deal, it was expensive with airfare and shore excursions. Looking back, I would do more on my own and spend less on excursions.

Was your sale fare offered AFTER the cancellation deadline? I honestly don't remember when our sale fare popped up, but it must have been before since they allowed me to change rooms. We moved from a verandah to the cat 12 - saved something like $8K!!

I would love to do a Baltic, but I'm afraid we're relegated to a July trip (due to kids' activities). I'm sure no discounts will be available then - too popular a time to cruise.

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