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Old 06-13-2011, 09:11 AM   #1501
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Is there an address which we can use to send a box ahead to our stateroom?
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I suggest emailing DCL to ask this question since you are dealing with an international package delivery. Haven't seen anyone mention mailing a box ahead of sailing.
We looked into this ourselves, bigAWL. Our pre-cruise hotel was willing to accept and hold it pending our arrival. I don't know if DCL has a receiving agent like they do in Port Canaveral.
But, when we contacted the major consumer shippers (FedEx, UPS), we were cautioned about the possibility of packages being held up in the Canadian Customs process. We originally thought sending items two weeks early would be sufficient, but they felt otherwise. The hotel (Coast Coal Harbour)said they would accept it "a few days" before our arrival, so we didn't want to cause a problem there. And international pricing was more expensive than we planned, so we will be checking bags on our flights. Hope that helps.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:04 AM   #1502
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Also I think I read on another thread here that the Canadian Postal service is on strike...so that could cause even more problems.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:54 AM   #1503
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We looked into this ourselves, bigAWL. Our pre-cruise hotel was willing to accept and hold it pending our arrival. I don't know if DCL has a receiving agent like they do in Port Canaveral.
But, when we contacted the major consumer shippers (FedEx, UPS), we were cautioned about the possibility of packages being held up in the Canadian Customs process. We originally thought sending items two weeks early would be sufficient, but they felt otherwise. The hotel (Coast Coal Harbour)said they would accept it "a few days" before our arrival, so we didn't want to cause a problem there. And international pricing was more expensive than we planned, so we will be checking bags on our flights. Hope that helps.
Thanks for the info. I actually did end up contacting DCL directly and this is the reply I got:

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I would be happy to assist with package delivery to the Disney Wonder in
Vancouver.

Packages and boxed gifts with a value of under $250.00 USD and less than
50 pounds can be delivered to the ship via TMS Anchor.

Items that cannot be shipped to TMS Anchor and delivered to the ship
include: food products (all and any food products including baby
food/formula), beverages (liquor, water, etc.), chemicals and luggage.
These items will not be accepted and will be returned.

For cruises leaving on Tuesday, packages must be received by Monday at
3:00pm.

The following information needs to be listed on the package being
delivered:
-Name
-Sail Date
-Ship
-Stateroom Number
-Packing slip that details contents of the package (for prescriptions, a
copy of the prescription is sufficient)

Here is the address:
Disney Wonder/Guest Name, Stateroom Number, Departure Date
C/O TSM Anchor
CS Level, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 3E1

I hope this information has been helpful. If you require further
assistance in planning your visit, please feel free to contact us.

We look forward to sailing with you!

Have a Magical Day!

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*If applicable, please include your full name, reservation number, and
phone number on all correspondence.
As far as cost and customs delays goes, I haven't figured that out yet. I supposed from what is quoted above that they will hold things if they arrive early (if customs doesn't take such a long time). My problem is that I'm spending a few days with friends in Seattle before the cruise and then driving a rental car to Vancouver. Truck space will be very limited.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:21 AM   #1504
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:38 PM   #1505
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Air Canada may strike

Just got this email and thought I'd post it for others:

At Air Canada, in the event of a strike, we are fully committed to taking care of our customers.

Dear customer,

We are committed to averting a strike and are hard at work to reach a settlement with the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW), the union representing Air Canada's call centre and airport customer service agents in Canada.

What will happen if a strike occurs?

Rest assured that we will continue to operate our regular schedule. Existing bookings will be honoured and future bookings welcomed. We are also implementing a contingency service plan to minimize impact to our customers in the event of a strike.

Use our self-service tools

Our call centres are currently experiencing call volumes that are higher than normal. To avoid unnecessary wait time, please visit aircanada.com or contact your travel agent, to manage or book your flights.
We strongly encourage you to check-in within 24 hours of flight departure, online at aircanada.com or on a mobile device at mobile.aircanada.com
Flight updates are also available at aircanada.com
We look forward to welcoming you on board. It's business as usual, while we work things out on the ground.

For up-to-date information visit aircanada.com.


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Old 06-14-2011, 07:50 AM   #1506
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Will let you know - we fly Air Canada tomorrow.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:54 PM   #1507
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Will let you know - we fly Air Canada tomorrow.
Email today said negotiations failed and the Canadian workers are striking. They strongly suggest you check in online and print your boarding passes at home.

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Old 06-14-2011, 11:34 PM   #1508
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Email today said negotiations failed and the Canadian workers are striking. They strongly suggest you check in online and print your boarding passes at home.

Good luck!
They are also suggesting that, if possible, do not check bags. And, expect longer than usual lines at self-check-in kiosks. That said, a co-worker's husband flew home from Toronto-Pearson today (carryon only) and experienced no delays.


The following is from the Air Canada website: http://www.aircanada.com/en/news/tra...r_updates.html

Important information for all Air Canada customers

We are very disappointed that an agreement with the CAW leadership has not been reached, leading call centre and airport customer service agents in Canada to take strike action.
Please take note, however, that our full flight schedule will remain in operation during the strike.
To avoid longer queues at airport check-in kiosks, and to expedite airport processes, we urge you to do the following:
  1. Check in online or on your mobile device at any time within 24 hours of your flight's departure.
  2. If at all possible, avoid travelling with checked baggage.
A message to our customers

Our first priority is to take care of our customers and to ensure that everyone gets to their destination safely, with particular attention given to customers with special requirements.
A message to our customers
Frequently asked questions

Find out more about the strike and what we're doing to minimize disruptions to our customers.
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Check-in

Check in online or on your mobile device at any time within 24 hours of your flight's departure.
Although more than 500 self service kiosks for check-in and baggage tagging are available at the nine Canadian airports that will be affected by the strike (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto Pearson, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and St. John's NL), lines will be longer than usual with limited available personnel.
Take a few minutes to view our tutorial on self-service check-in tools. You'll learn everything you need to know about online, mobile and kiosk check-in.
Make sure you arrive at the airport in advance of recommended check-in and boarding gate deadlines to avoid problems associated with summer travel congestion.
Flight status

You can check your flight's status up to three days before departure. The easiest way to do this is to: Check your flight status online In the event that your flight is delayed or cancelled, you may be eligible to rebook your flight using our self-serve delayed and cancelled flight service.
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If at all possible, avoid travelling with checked baggage.
Take the time to familiarize yourself with carry-on baggage rules and travel requirements and regulations for international flights.

Over 22,000 Air Canada employees remain on duty, including over 1,700 available at the nine airports to help our customers. We are all focused on mitigating inconvenience to the best of our ability and, more importantly, getting everyone to their destination safely.
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Waiting on the phone for 2 hours because online would not allow me to check in.
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I hope you get through soon. That really sucks.
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VINCI parking is much more expensive than Cruise Park was. I had made reservations with Cruise Park for our vehicle ($120), but not for the second vehicle arriving with our group of 7. VINCI is honoring my rate for our vehicle, but the cost of our friend's vehicle is $184. This may have already been covered in this thread as I have not read all the posts.
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Waiting on the phone for 2 hours because online would not allow me to check in.
Sending you good vibes.

2 weeks ago, when I booked my ticket I tried phoning the call center with a question and I was told the wait was 60 minutes! That was before they were striking!

The website is awful too, I tried setting up a frequent flyer # and after several failed attempts gave up.
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Sending you good vibes.

2 weeks ago, when I booked my ticket I tried phoning the call center with a question and I was told the wait was 60 minutes! That was before they were striking!

The website is awful too, I tried setting up a frequent flyer # and after several failed attempts gave up.
that's too bad, and too bad that Canadian Airlines had to crumble to AC. hope you are all able to get where you are going safely and on time.
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Long wait times at self serve kiosks? Possible cancelled flights? Try to avoid checked luggage?

Pixie dust to everyone traveling now. Hope all goes well. I'll be watching to see how it goes before our August 9 cruise.
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