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Old 05-01-2013, 10:11 PM   #2416
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Hi everyone! I just found you guys today - boy am *I* late to the party I actually just booked the cruise last week and am very excited to be leaving in less than 3 weeks.

I live just outside Dallas in Richardson, Texas.

I am trying to figure out how / where to register for group outings and would love some advice (preferably PM so as not to hog up the boards!) on my next steps ;-)

Can't wait to meet everyone! I'm avid on FB, so you'll probably see me more on that side of the media.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:34 PM   #2417
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We are already booked on WBPC - gotta remember to write down how much we booked for and rebook onboard if cheaper! Woo hoooo!
OK, I imagine that I'm getting obsessive.... but I've got a file folder on Disney Cruises we may be interested in (EBA, WBTA, WBPC, EBPC, and Alaska) and what they are going for $$$$ as of May first. I will be a pest at the booking desk (hey-- we have 14 days, right?) and try to maneuver the best deal. I am liking the possible 20% off; but since DH just **needed** space on this cruise <me screaming> and booked a 4A --FOR THE TWO OF US!!!!, I'm angling for smaller and cheaper next time. Mostly cheaper. Being prepared beforehand with prices is key, I agree, twopeasinonepod!
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:37 PM   #2418
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Hi everyone! I just found you guys today - boy am *I* late to the party I actually just booked the cruise last week and am very excited to be leaving in less than 3 weeks.
I live just outside Dallas in Richardson, Texas.
Can't wait to meet everyone! I'm avid on FB, so you'll probably see me more on that side of the media.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:20 AM   #2419
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Unless you are flying back to the US or Canada right after we arrive in Barcelona, remember to bring European plug adaptors. If you are from Europe, then you'll need US plug adaptors.

EEEEEKKKKK- I forgot to pack that!!! Good thing you mentioned it! I usually use my iGo (but that isn't iGo-ing! he he he). Gotta go find the stupid adapter now...thanks again!!

I just sent an email to the hotel in Barcelona asking if they have both formats, but I seriously doubt it. Disneyland Paris did the last time I was there (I think) but off to find the adapter tomorrow!

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Old 05-02-2013, 03:16 AM   #2420
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MandyGirl's list of 20% off select cruises which she posted on Facebook (4 available after our cruise) included in 2013:
the EBPC on Sept 14 on the Wonder, LA to Galveston;
and in 2014,
the WBPC on May 2, Miami to San Diego on the Wonder,
the EBPC Sept. 12 on the Wonder, San Diego to Port Canaveral,
and the EBTA on May 13, Port Canaveral to Barcelona.

Just checking out prices ready to make a decision onboard.

Got me thinking, I don't think I have ever seen concierge available for this cruise, right from booking window?? Has anyone else noticed??
Yet on all the repo cruises next year there is still availability.

Maybe I'm just reading too much into it but all this secrecy about entertainment
Onboard has my head working overtime

Btw I don't need to know I like surprises
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:41 AM   #2421
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Just checking out prices ready to make a decision onboard.

Got me thinking, I don't think I have ever seen concierge available for this cruise, right from booking window?? Has anyone else noticed??
Yet on all the repo cruises next year there is still availability.

Maybe I'm just reading too much into it but all this secrecy about entertainment
Onboard has my head working overtime

Btw I don't need to know I like surprises
Morning Sarah,

I have already booked for next years EBTA, however the first thing I want to do is to make a new reservation onboard and then cancel the original ressie. In doing so I will probably change the Cat of at least one stateroom. Whilst I won't save anything, it will make my wife and daughter happy, it's 2 staterooms for the first time, Mary and I in one and daughter and friend or cousin in the other.

As for entertainment, Disney Cruise Line think they are being oh so special not telling us, however remember that DCL is not really "known" outside of North America, most people don't even know they have cruise liners that come to Europe and should be doing more to advertise whats onboard like RCCL and others are doing in Europe in a big way. I think the not "telling" is more to do with "booking" acts at specific timelines rather than it being so special. That said they generally have something of note, such as singers from favourite classic movies, even Charro was a laugh. It will be unusual, as previously they get the bigger acts to join the in the Caribbean and on the EBTA that's not possible, who knows, however whatever they have we always have the stage shows to look forward too. We shall just have to wait to check in.

Off to do some packing.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:53 AM   #2422
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This time in two weeks, I will be frantically packing for my flight to the United States the following day. Yikes! I really can't believe it's so soon. All my paperwork is sorted except for making extra passport photocopies. Sea sickness wrist bands have been purchased in case of illness.

My friend said to me in the lift at work today - it's only 2 weeks til your cruise right? I couldn't even say anything in response I was grinning so widely

So great to see the list of movies, thanks for finding that out!

We also had the WBPC cruise booked for next year, but the dates were looking a bit early to suit us so I'll be keen to check out the discount on the EBPC later in the year. Or maybe even another Transatlantic...

Great, now I'm going to start dreaming about the next cruise and I haven't even set sail on this one yet!!
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:11 AM   #2423
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Hi everyone! I just found you guys today - boy am *I* late to the party I actually just booked the cruise last week and am very excited to be leaving in less than 3 weeks.

I live just outside Dallas in Richardson, Texas.

I am trying to figure out how / where to register for group outings and would love some advice (preferably PM so as not to hog up the boards!) on my next steps ;-)

Can't wait to meet everyone! I'm avid on FB, so you'll probably see me more on that side of the media.
Welcome aboard!

I sent you an email last night Definitely read page one where the event organizers have each event's info and the embedded links. Let me know how many for PJ breakfast and I can add you to that list. If you are overnighting in Galveston and want to come to Tremont, just show up. Too late for name badges (they are already printed and in my hands). Just contact each person via the method indicated. Make some quick posts to get to 10 so you can send private messages here. And I hear ya about Facebook --- some of us (like myself) use facebook for many aspects of life and work, but some don't use facebook at all so the decision was made about a year ago for this thread to keep the main details on DIS. We try to keep both places updated (and of course you have the rollcalls going on CruiseCritic, etc).

I am crazy busy these next several days for sure - about to get dressed to pick up one family from this rollcall who landed from London yesterday - and being tourists with them Thurs/Fri (translation: Work on their YEE HAW with a British accent! Billy Bob's later today....) Better wake the others in my house up!!
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:12 AM   #2424
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Does anyone else think the ESTA scheme is a waste of time? I just updated my document and firstly noticed that I hadn't updated it last time I flew to the US so that in itself is ridiculous, but then I added my flight details, where I will be staying for 8 hours (ie the first night hotel) but there is no mention of flight dates etc.

It just doesn't make sense to me. I guess it is generally covering you for travel to the US for 2 years, but why make me fill out flight and hotel details that are meaningless? Let's assume they want to find me on May 28th? Are they going to look at the hotel I was in on May 17th? Surprisingly they won't find me.

It just actually seems a way to tax people entering the US, $14 every two years. I think I prefer the old Visa Waiver Forms.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:20 AM   #2425
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It just actually seems a way to tax people entering the US, $14 every two years. I think I prefer the old Visa Waiver Forms.
Made me think of departure taxes when flying out. Speaking of.... I need to look at the countries we are visiting post cruise and flying out of... we were almost short in Costa Rica a month ago for departure taxes and hate the credit card fees!
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:00 AM   #2426
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Hi everyone! I just found you guys today - boy am *I* late to the party I actually just booked the cruise last week and am very excited to be leaving in less than 3 weeks.

I live just outside Dallas in Richardson, Texas.

I am trying to figure out how / where to register for group outings and would love some advice (preferably PM so as not to hog up the boards!) on my next steps ;-)

Can't wait to meet everyone! I'm avid on FB, so you'll probably see me more on that side of the media.
Welcome!!
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:25 AM   #2427
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Hi everyone! I just found you guys today - boy am *I* late to the party I actually just booked the cruise last week and am very excited to be leaving in less than 3 weeks.

I live just outside Dallas in Richardson, Texas.

I am trying to figure out how / where to register for group outings and would love some advice (preferably PM so as not to hog up the boards!) on my next steps ;-)

Can't wait to meet everyone! I'm avid on FB, so you'll probably see me more on that side of the media.


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Old 05-02-2013, 08:27 AM   #2428
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My friend onboard the Magic this week found the 20% off flyer at deck four. Certain cruises. Posted a pic on the fb page that he sent me of the flyer.
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MandyGirl's list of 20% off select cruises which she posted on Facebook (4 available after our cruise) included in 2013:
the EBPC on Sept 14 on the Wonder, LA to Galveston;
and in 2014,
the WBPC on May 2, Miami to San Diego on the Wonder,
the EBPC Sept. 12 on the Wonder, San Diego to Port Canaveral,
and the EBTA on May 13, Port Canaveral to Barcelona.
I wish I could take advantage of one of the 20% off cruises in 2014, but I am already committed to 2 major trips earlier in the year. I recently moved a dummy booking to a Dec. 2014 4-night Magic cruise out of Miami. If I sail with DCL in 2014, that's as exciting as it's going to get!
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:29 AM   #2429
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I have already booked for next years EBTA, however the first thing I want to do is to make a new reservation onboard and then cancel the original ressie.
me too..a rt is cheaper than a 1 way air flight ..so since I am going on the WBTA 2014, I figured it was cheaper to book the EBTA 2014 too..

How is that for rationalization?? Plus since I am taking Son#1 on this trip, to make it even I need to take son #2 on the next..LOL
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me too..a rt is cheaper than a 1 way air flight ..so since I am going on the WBTA 2014, I figured it was cheaper to book the EBTA 2014 too..

How is that for rationalization?? Plus since I am taking Son#1 on this trip, to make it even I need to take son #2 on the next..LOL
If my wife doesn't do "away" with me before then I expect to be doing both also, together of course. Your right a return is the best way to go and 26 days of cruising to boot at a good price.
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