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Old 02-27-2013, 10:18 AM   #316
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Thanks OCC---I appreciate your response. This helps in figuring out our day.

I also posted this question on Fodors & Tripadvisor, and the responses seem all over the board so I'll just have to figure it out when we get there.
We booked our tickets online for pick up. We pick up our tickets and can tour the main areas of the Colosseum and Forum afterwards. Apparently, I could have purchased our tickets to print at home and then called to add the underground tour and could have toured beforehand.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:24 AM   #317
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We booked our tickets online for pick up. We pick up our tickets and can tour the main areas of the Colosseum and Forum afterwards. Apparently, I could have purchased our tickets to print at home and then called to add the underground tour and could have toured beforehand.
Thanks!

2 days ago, my DH called the colosseum office to ask, actually, about booking the tour on the phone.

We didn't book yet but let's just say that there was alot of Italiano-english screaming on his part at 1am PST.

Didn't work out that well.

After we decide on a tour time he'll have to call back later to scream our credit card number into the phone.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:25 AM   #318
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When did you pick it? I have not even booked the DCL transport. Guess I need to figure out how to do that.
After we did the on-line check-in.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:26 AM   #319
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After we did the on-line check-in.
Do you know if Port Arrival times matter for the Med cruise?

All aboard time is 5pm....and we're thinking of getting there after lunch.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:31 AM   #320
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Do you know if Port Arrival times matter for the Med cruise?

All aboard time is 5pm....and we're thinking of getting there after lunch.
I'm not sure if it matters. The option was there, so we took the earliest time available
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:05 AM   #321
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Vatican cleared to resume credit-card, ATM transactions

Just in case if anyone was wondering whether the Vatican City will be taking any credit-card transactions and if the ATM machines are working again.

I found this article in:

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/...?storyid=17047

The Vatican Museums have resumed accepting credit-card transactions, and ATM machines in Vatican City are working again, after the Vatican reached an agreement with a Swiss firm to process the bank-card transactions.

The Swiss Aduno group agreed to process bank-card transactions at Vatican locations, breaking a stalemate that had occurred when Italian banking officials refused to handle the transactions, claiming that the Vatican has failed to meet new European standards to prevent money-laundering.

The Vatican, which has worked for months to meet European banking standards, was caught off guard by a January 1 announcement that Italys central bank would no longer process bank-card transactions from the Vatican. The Vatican had hoped to persuade Italian officials that new internal controls have satisfied the immediate concerns of security officials, and Deutsche Bank Italiawhich had handled bank-card transactions inside the Vaticanshould be allowed to resume processing those transactions. The agreement with Aduno apparently resolves the problem, however.

The freeze on credit-card and ATM transactions had complicated life for tourists at the Vatican and cut into sales at the Vatican Museums, post office, and other shops. The resort to cash-only business reportedly cost the Vatican roughly $40,000 a day.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:22 PM   #322
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I am all registered for Rick Steves spring Travel Festival.

You are confirmed for the following on Saturday, April 6, 2013:

> Packing Light and Right - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Edmonds Center for the Arts (5 people)
> Italy - 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Edmonds Center for the Arts (5 people)
> Greece - 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Edmonds Theater (5 people)
> Provence and the French Riviera - 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., Edmonds Theater (5 people)
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:58 PM   #323
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I am all registered for Rick Steves spring Travel Festival.

You are confirmed for the following on Saturday, April 6, 2013:

> Packing Light and Right - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Edmonds Center for the Arts (5 people)
> Italy - 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Edmonds Center for the Arts (5 people)
> Greece - 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Edmonds Theater (5 people)
> Provence and the French Riviera - 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., Edmonds Theater (5 people)
I wish I could do this, but there is no way that weekend. . Hopefully they will stream them again. Would really like to see the Provence talk
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:21 PM   #324
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I am all registered for Rick Steves spring Travel Festival.

You are confirmed for the following on Saturday, April 6, 2013:

> Packing Light and Right - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Edmonds Center for the Arts (5 people)
> Italy - 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Edmonds Center for the Arts (5 people)
> Greece - 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Edmonds Theater (5 people)
> Provence and the French Riviera - 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., Edmonds Theater (5 people)
Nice If you get some good tips, please share them here
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I have to say I'm super excited about the fact that I can start booking my excursions on Sunday!!! My question is where are you finding the excursions ahead of time so we can look at list? Thanks!!!
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I have to say I'm super excited about the fact that I can start booking my excursions on Sunday!!! My question is where are you finding the excursions ahead of time so we can look at list? Thanks!!!
Click on the port you want, then scroll down and change the overview tab to port adventures.

http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/cr.../europe/ports/
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:44 PM   #327
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Do you know if Port Arrival times matter for the Med cruise?

All aboard time is 5pm....and we're thinking of getting there after lunch.
I am aiming for mid afternoon

On to another question

What time do they open up for shore excursion booking at the 90 day window? Do I have to stay up all night and do this at midnight?
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:38 PM   #328
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I am aiming for mid afternoon

On to another question

What time do they open up for shore excursion booking at the 90 day window? Do I have to stay up all night and do this at midnight?
I used to but now I'd rather just get up early the next day. I think since we're platinum it helps. If there's something you really want, I'd stay up til midnight.
BTW, that's midnight EST.
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I used to but now I'd rather just get up early the next day. I think since we're platinum it helps. If there's something you really want, I'd stay up til midnight.
BTW, that's midnight EST.
Are you already booked for your cruise, then?

It's so port intensive on this cruise---there's nothing we really *need.* We're skipping Palo this time around too.
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Are you already booked for your cruise, then?

It's so port intensive on this cruise---there's nothing we really *need.* We're skipping Palo this time around too.
Yes but we can't book excursions until Apr 19. We're undecided on Palo/Formal night. Dh loves Palo but I think I'd rather pack light and skip all the formality. We'll be exhausted anyway. We haven't been on the Magic since 2010 and we miss Twice Charmed, can only be seen there. We might be too tired for that too.
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