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Old 08-07-2010, 10:06 AM   #61
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We had no issues making it to our next destination (which was Barcelona) on time. Some of those rescued were put in the 2 rooms next to ours as the people who were in them got off in Gibraltar.

They posted someone outside their room at all times and we never saw them leave. One of them did require a wheelchair. There were numerous visits to the cabin by doctors etc. They were debarked early this morning and we weren't up yet.

They were also brought room service regularly, but I am sure the doctors were monitoring their diet.
Thanks for the first hand reporting! Looking forward to hear more of your trip from the Dover to Barcelona. Not many other posts from anyone since the Magic set sail from Dover.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:43 AM   #62
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On our Dec, 2001 Eastern Cruise on the Magic, someone had a heart attack during the night after we left Port Canaveral and the medical staff saved the guy's life. We stopped by a small island (could have been San Salvador Island) the next day to drop him off to be transported back to the States. The only thing we noticed was that the ship was stopped for a while during the time they ferried him to the island. We didn't find out the whole story until a sea day when the topic came up during a Q&A with the captain and he explained it.
We were on that cruise as well....It was awesome to see how they were able to handle an emergency like that.
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I'm onboard the Magic right now and Captian John came on at about noon today and announced that at 3:45am this morning, the Magic rec'd a SOS call stating that a nearby ship heard screams in the water. The ship then commenced rescue operations and found 18 Algierians who had been lost at sea for 4-5 days. They are onboard now and are recieving food and water and healthcare. WOW!

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Old 08-07-2010, 11:37 AM   #64
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This is so amazing. Hurrah for Disney... Mickey to the rescue!!!
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:20 PM   #65
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WOW!!!! thanks for sharing!!!
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:50 PM   #66
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Great job to the captain and crew of the Disney Magic! Just another reason to love DCL!
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Old 08-07-2010, 03:22 PM   #67
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Hiya Suzi!

Both the Magic and Wonder have their own built in retractable dock to bring a smaller ship alongside, it's how they work ports where they have to tender in.
Thanks for the info Mark!! I think it would be really interesting to watch!! (I think we sailed with you guys last year?? MC09.)
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We were on the final Baltic cruise. I love Disney! What a great story.
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:37 AM   #69
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I saw a link to an article about this thread on Facebook. Thank you for sharing! I love stories like this. This is exactly why I love Disney, what Magic they do!
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Geez, some people will do ANYTHING to get on a Disney Cruise
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Such a good story!!!
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It it WESH out of Orlando http://www.wesh.com/r/24564895/detail.html thought I'd pass that on!
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Wow, my former boss is on this cruise right now. Can't wait to hear her stories when she gets back. Way to go Disney!!
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thread quoted in USA Today!

This thread made the USA Today!!
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