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Old 02-02-2013, 10:57 AM   #61
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Can't wait for details on the Magic in the Med! We are definitely booking it, but not sure what dates or ports they will be doing. Really liked the look of the Venice itinerary this summer. Not so thrilled with the prospect of Turkey and Greece though.

Just wish they'd announce it already so we can get our booking in!
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:23 AM   #62
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It will be interesting to see the price tag that comes with a 9-day Alaska cruise. Not sure it would be worth it to add two days to go to Sitka, but Alaska has a lot to love.

We cruised to Sitka several years ago, and FWIW the place looks nothing like the movie "The Proposal" with Sandra Bullock. That movie was filmed in rural Massachusetts.

In the real Sitka we saw the Archangel dancers do traditional Russian dances -- the dancers are all women but they put their heart and soul into the male roles as well as the female ones. Not sure what the venue was, but it looked like a high school cafeteria/auditorium with folding chairs.

I checked out the current visitor sites (Google is my friend) and there's a raptor rescue place that treats injured bald eagles. There's also a bear sanctuary that rescues orphaned bear cubs and rehabs them til they're ready to go to a zoo.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:01 PM   #63
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So ONE 9-night Alaska cruise?
I would say yes; just one. Then, 7-nighters.

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Old 02-02-2013, 01:57 PM   #64
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man I was hoping for either Hawaii or NY. Would love a Med cruise for 2014 but with the prices they are already showing for the old and tired itineraries, I can't imagine what the Med cruises will be going for! Probably just cheaper to go to DLP!
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:58 PM   #65
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We are going on our first Disney cruise in May. I am sure we are going to like it and want to book again. From what I have read the prices are the cheapest opening day, is this correct? If I book a cruise when 2014 dates are released, can I apply the 10% on board discount and OBC to this reservation?
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:37 PM   #66
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A one-way would work at the beginning and/or end of the Alaska cruise season, but it would have to begin or end in Canada or Mexico. There would be no LA-Honolulu cruises.
Understood, but they could also stop in Mexico each way like the Hawaiian cruises have so far.

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We are going on our first Disney cruise in May. I am sure we are going to like it and want to book again. From what I have read the prices are the cheapest opening day, is this correct? If I book a cruise when 2014 dates are released, can I apply the 10% on board discount and OBC to this reservation?
If you book first and then cruise, you would have to cancel original reservation then book a new one to get the OBC. If the price of the cruise has not changed, it would be worth it but if the price has gone up, probably wouldn't be.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:39 PM   #67
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Understood, but the could also stop in Mexico each way like the Hawaiian cruises have so far.
That's because those cruises were round-trip, beginning and ending in Los Angeles.

For a cruise to be one-way from one U.S. port to another, they have to stop at a "distant" foreign port. Nowhere in Canada or Mexico is considered "distant" enough to meet that requirement.
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That's because those cruises were round-trip, beginning and ending in Los Angeles.

For a cruise to be one-way from one U.S. port to another, they have to stop at a "distant" foreign port. Nowhere in Canada or Mexico is considered "distant" enough to meet that requirement.
Never heard of the distant requirement. Didn't the CA coast cruises also stop in Mexico which isn't distant?
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:49 PM   #69
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Never heard of the distant requirement. Didn't the CA coast cruises also stop in Mexico which isn't distant?
Again, the CA coastal cruises were closed-loop from LA to LA. The one-way repo is not from one US city to another.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:13 PM   #70
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Never heard of the distant requirement. Didn't the CA coast cruises also stop in Mexico which isn't distant?
The Calif coast cruises either begin or end in Canada. For example, the repositioning cruise in May begins in Los Angeles and ends in Vancouver.
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On our last cruise they said that there is some big announcement coming in march.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:20 AM   #72
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DCL switches the 3 and 4-night cruises at Thanksgiving so there won't be a departure on Thanksgiving Day. They could do the same for Christmas and New Year's.
That was my thought too. But there's a link in the site-map showing a '5 night Bahamian Holiday cruise' that just redirects to the 5 night cruises at this time.

So either a classic ship will sail out of Miami or even PC, or the Dream will do another double dip.

Maybe silverfox will shed some light?
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:57 AM   #73
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That was my thought too. But there's a link in the site-map showing a '5 night Bahamian Holiday cruise' that just redirects to the 5 night cruises at this time.

So either a classic ship will sail out of Miami or even PC, or the Dream will do another double dip.

Maybe silverfox will shed some light?
I really don't like those short holiday cruises that aren't out of PC. Why spend all that peak holiday travel $$$ to fly all the way across the country to just turn around and fly home? I'd do it if it could be coupled with a few days at WDW. This year I really wanted a holiday cruise but there's nothing decent and reasonable. They make more $$$ on shorter cruises though.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:18 AM   #74
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For Transatlantic cruises, we are having to stay home with our daughter who is siting some exams in May and will not let me travel alone, believe me I have asked.

Anyway, we are looking for a WBTA or both a EBTA also. I really dont think what the customer wants is what DCL provides any longer, that said I really enjoyed our 5 night on the Dream at Christmas. It will be able to see what DCL think of the tensions in Greece and Turkey, a US tourist found dead this morning which may make them rethink the eastern MED options.

Do I wait to book on board in Jun or do I do it straight away when the dates are released to Platinum cruisers?
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For Transatlantic cruises, we are having to stay home with our daughter who is siting some exams in May and will not let me travel alone, believe me I have asked.

Anyway, we are looking for a WBTA or both a EBTA also. I really dont think what the customer wants is what DCL provides any longer, that said I really enjoyed our 5 night on the Dream at Christmas. It will be able to see what DCL think of the tensions in Greece and Turkey, a US tourist found dead this morning which may make them rethink the eastern MED options.

Do I wait to book on board in Jun or do I do it straight away when the dates are released to Platinum cruisers?
Book straight away, whilst the prices are low.
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