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Old 08-03-2012, 03:00 PM   #16
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It's August!!!

Counting down here til our 1 year out

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Old 08-14-2012, 09:33 AM   #17
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Hi

We have just booked this cruise and are first time cruisers. Our big boys have been nagging us for ages to book one so we were pleased when DCL announced that Magic is coming back to Europe.

Our sons will be 11, 9 & 5 when we cruise and our daughter will be 2.

We will be staying in Barcelona for a couple of days prior to the cruise and have not yet decided whether to fly or drive there.

I look forward to getting to know you all.


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We have just booked this cruise and are first time cruisers. Our eldest boys have been nagging us for ages to book one so we were pleased when DCL announced that Magic is coming back to Europe.

Our sons will be 11, 9 & 5 when we cruise and our daughter will be 2.

We will be staying in Barcelona for a couple of day prior and have not yet decided whether to fly or drive there.

I look forward to getting to know you all.


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Hi and a very big welcome!

Do I take it that if you are thinking of driving to Barcelona you are in Europe?

We will be staying probably 2 days in Barcelona before the cruise. It is one of my favourite cities.

Dh and I did one of the 1st DCL cruises round the med back in 2007 - it was fab

This will be our 8th Disney cruise.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:07 AM   #20
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Hi Helen

We are in London. Sometimes it is easier for us to throw the kids and our luggage in the car than fly. DH is leaning towards flying but I a would prefer to drive.

We are looking forward to Barcelona. Lots of places to visit on our list. We just need to find a reasonably priced hotel as we usually have to have two rooms.

So excited that we are at the one year mark.


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Hi! We are considering this cruise although still haven't finalized our plans. We would also like to spend some time in Barcelona before the cruise - if any of you find hotels to recommend or decide where you will stay, please let me know!

We are me, DH, DD14 and DD15 (at cruise time).
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We did - we are booked! It will be me, DH, DD14 and DD15. I am hoping to spend a week in Madrid and Barcelona before the cruise. We've been to Italy before on an ABD but there's still so much to see, we are all incredibly excited.
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We have booked our flights and a hotel for the Thursday and Friday night. It was very hard finding a hotel that was in our budget as we had to book two rooms and we didn't want to be to far away from the main sights.


I am glad it is all booked now.
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Hi,
I have a question for all of you who will be flying back to the US immediately post-cruise. We are considering this cruise but I am limited in the amount of time I can take off work. I have heard that with past Med cruises, DCL was very good about getting guests off the ship and to BCN with plenty of time for early return flights. For our dates, BCN to Philly departs at 10:30am. I worry this is so early but really if we had to stay over another night in BCN we would probably not be able to do this cruise (we would have to be at work the next day.) Past cruisers have said even with 10-something am flights they had plenty of time. We would use DCL transfer to BCN just to keep it simple.

Is anyone doing this?
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So- we figured out how to post, and found this thread. Not sure what to do. I'm new to boards believe it or not, but i like the idea of talking to people we'll be traveling with before we go. My DH, DD 13, DS 8, and DD 5, and my Mom will be with me. Any advice, tips, etc...? Can't wait!
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Hi all!

We just booked this cruise in late December.
It will be me, dh, ds16, ds13 & my parents.

We'll be staying 2 nts in Barcelona pre-cruise at the Hispanos 7 Suiza.
They are apartment-style accommodation that are very family-friendly.
http://www.hispanos7suiza.com/photogallery/index.html

For 230Euro/night we get a 2BR/2BA condo with kitchen, LR, & W/D. (190E for a 1BR that sleeps 2 guests.) This was a pre-paid rate. It was more if you want to be able to cancel. We need to save where we can so this works for us. I like that we don't have to book 2 separate rooms and stress if they're not close to each other.

Is anyone else staying here? What are you doing for airport/port transfers?
I'm looking for suggestions. The hotel offers them too but I have no idea if their price is high, low or what. It's 75Euros from airport to hotel & 55E from hotel to port.

I'm so excited to be able to do this cruise!
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Hi & welcome to those who have just booked.
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So- we figured out how to post, and found this thread. Not sure what to do. I'm new to boards believe it or not, but i like the idea of talking to people we'll be traveling with before we go. My DH, DD 13, DS 8, and DD 5, and my Mom will be with me. Any advice, tips, etc...? Can't wait!
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Hi

I was wondering how everyone is doing with their planning.

British Airways have changed our flight times but I actually prefer the new times; so all is good.


I am looking at transfers at the moment and they seem awfully expensive. Our hotel is only 4 miles from the cruise terminal and I have been quoted 70 euros. I think we may just get two taxis as I will have the little ones car seats with me.

Does anybody know what time we can arrival at the terminal?

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I was wondering how everyone is doing with their planning.

British Airways have changed our flight times but I actually prefer the new times; so all is good.


I am looking at transfers at the moment and they seem awfully expensive. Our hotel is only 4 miles from the cruise terminal and I have been quoted 70 euros. I think we may just get two taxis as I will have the little ones car seats with me.

Does anybody know what time we can arrival at the terminal?

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It is expensive; ours as well. Our hotel (Hispanos 7 Suiza) offered transfers: 75E from airport to hotel, then 55E from hotel to port. This is for 6 people. I got another quote from Barcelona Day Tours and they wanted 79E for each transfer. Makes the hotel price look good. I haven't booked it yet but sounds like the best deal. I'm kind of afraid to dig too deep for a better rate since BDT is the only other company I've heard of with recommendations.
I think 6 is too many for a taxi.

How is everyone else getting around?
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