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Old 05-14-2007, 03:54 PM   #1
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5.12.2007 - Live TransAtlantic Cruise Questions/Answers

At the excellent suggestion of TIGGR33, let's use this thread to ask questions of cruisers of the May 12 TransAtlantic cruise instead of posting general questions on other's TR postings.

Cruisers, we're anxious to hear about your travels!!
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Old 05-14-2007, 04:08 PM   #2
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I have a question on the internet packages available and costs
Whenever anyone has a minute if you can share that with us we would appreciate it
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:34 PM   #3
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I have a question on the internet packages available and costs
Whenever anyone has a minute if you can share that with us we would appreciate it


http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/cruis...r-internet.htm

$.75 per minute pay as you go
$27.50 for 50 minute plan ($.55 per minute)
$40 for 100 minute plan ($.40 per minute)
$75 for 250 minute plan ($.30 per minute)
Currently on the wireless plan you may surf the Internet, send/receive email, download/upload files, print and open/send attachments. Guests will also have free access to disneycruise.com. An unlimited package is unavailable with the wireless Internet offering, because the capacity of the wireless system is limited.
Some additional info from DCL:
To get started Guests must open their internet browser. They will automatically be directed to a Log-in page which will ask for a user name and password.
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Old 05-14-2007, 07:33 PM   #4
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Cell Service in Staterooms

With the new stateroom cell service which was announced for the transatlantic and mediterranean cruises, does anyone know if Verizon Wireless CDMA phones will work with this service ? I called Verizon yesterday and according to the service agent they do not currently have an agreement with Disney for shipboard roaming, although they do with some other lines such as Carnival, RCCL etc. I have seen on the boards that the carriers most referenced in regards to this new service include T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint, no mention of VZW. Not sure if any VZW customers currently onboard have tried to utilize their CDMA phones and if so did you have any luck ? Thanks.
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Old 05-14-2007, 09:12 PM   #5
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I am very curious how the exchange works with your credit card. When you exchange for euros, does it show as a charge on your credit card or a cash advance? OR do you need to give cash at the time of exchange. Also, are there any fees to do the exchange.
DCL has said there will be no fees and it's a charge, but as I have discovered in the past, one cm says one thing and when you get there it's really different.
Have fun...thanks for the answers in advance.
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Old 05-14-2007, 09:25 PM   #6
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What are the CC gifts?

Is there a lot of activities planned for sea days?
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:04 AM   #7
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What are the CC gifts?

Is there a lot of activities planned for sea days?
Today the things planned will be, I only know a couple..

But ducky is going to do his thing!
and there is Napkin folding..

Sorry that is what Epcotkilterfan has on her agenda.
Yesterday she was at brunch at Palo.
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:26 AM   #8
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If you use a credit card for money exchange then it is counted as a cash advance, if you use a debit card it isn't. The best thing to do is to check with your bank to see if they have the option of ordering some Euros before you leave. My bank has foreign currency available and if you order a certain amount there aren't any extra fees involved

When I was in Europe last the best way to get money was through an ATM, best exchange rate. Make sure you have a pin code that doesn't start with 0 and isn't more then 4 digits long. Again check with your bank to get more information. Also bring two debit cards in case one is damaged
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:18 AM   #9
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We're cruising on the first Med cruise. We had a great server for our Panama Canal cruise and was wondering if he still might be on the Magic. His name was Silvio. If anyone knows if he's still on the Magic could you let us know? We'd definitely ask to be at one of his tables if he's still there.

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Old 05-15-2007, 07:28 AM   #10
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regarding the computers...someone had posted somewhere that they are gone and you must bring your own laptop...is this really true? Hope not...
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:27 AM   #11
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regarding the computers...someone had posted somewhere that they are gone and you must bring your own laptop...is this really true? Hope not...
I am only reporting what I have read on other posts. The computers are gone, but there are laptops available to borrow. I do not believe there was a cost associated with borrowing the laptop (since they will get you by charging for the Internet).

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There are still computers in the Promenade lounge and Cove Cafe. The internet is slower in the staterooms.
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:35 AM   #12
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regarding the computers...someone had posted somewhere that they are gone and you must bring your own laptop...is this really true? Hope not...
I heard this was only in Cove Cafe. There are still computers in the Promenade Lounge as far as I know.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:43 AM   #13
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Is there anything special planned for the 18-21 yo?
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:48 AM   #14
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This thread is a great idea.

Can't wait to here about the CC gifts and lots more

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Old 05-15-2007, 11:16 AM   #15
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O.k., dumb question, but can you just bring your laptop and use it as a wireless w/ something DCL provides or do you already have to have a wireless acct.?
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