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Old 02-19-2011, 05:43 PM   #16
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Yay, another report...I can't wait!




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Old 02-20-2011, 09:04 AM   #17
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Hi,

Enjoying your report so far.

We are planing the same cruise for 2/12

How did you make out with your airfare?

I need advice about CA. Our plans are LAX to the Hyatt near DL before the cruise, we will be goint to DL the day before our cruise, next am take trasportation to the port.

My question is, is John Wayne airport closest to the port? Would you recommend leaving from there instead of LAX?

Thanks
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:18 AM   #18
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Hi,

Enjoying your report so far.

We are planing the same cruise for 2/12

How did you make out with your airfare?

I need advice about CA. Our plans are LAX to the Hyatt near DL before the cruise, we will be goint to DL the day before our cruise, next am take trasportation to the port.

My question is, is John Wayne airport closest to the port? Would you recommend leaving from there instead of LAX?

Thanks
I'm not the OP, but I can help you with those questions. Actually, the Long Beach Airport is the closest to the port. John Wayne (SNA) is the closest to Disneyland. I'd say, pick the airport out of the three that gives you the cheapest tickets. They really are all decently close to the port, you aren't going to be traveling for hours if you choose any of them. On a Sunday you're looking at 30-40 minutes for the one farthest away.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:07 AM   #19
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Hey now, don't rush this trip report!!! If you are writing it, that means we are home We haven't even left yet.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:33 AM   #20
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Hi,

Enjoying your report so far.

We are planing the same cruise for 2/12

How did you make out with your airfare?

I need advice about CA. Our plans are LAX to the Hyatt near DL before the cruise, we will be goint to DL the day before our cruise, next am take trasportation to the port.

My question is, is John Wayne airport closest to the port? Would you recommend leaving from there instead of LAX?

Thanks
I ended up paying $300 total for each of us...we are flying from STL and into SNA (John Wayne) on the 11th, that was $150 each, and then on the 21st flying from LAX to STL, that one is nonstop and $150. I got a little creative in the combo I have not scheduled transportation yet though, although I did find a transport company that is $50 and $5 each person, kids 12 and under free, I might give them a go.

I will happily report the differences and distances of SNA and LAX since I'll be trying both!
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:34 AM   #21
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Hey now, don't rush this trip report!!! If you are writing it, that means we are home We haven't even left yet.
I know! But writing it draws out the enjoyment for me and helps me remember the details It is hard every time I post a holding spot for the last day!
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:13 PM   #22
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Dicecatt;

Just a idea for you guys if you going to be visiting Hollywood. Across the street from Grauman's Chinese Theater is the El Capitan Theater (Disney Movies) with the Disney Soda Fountain right next door. You may not be able to see a movie there, but it a great place to pop in a take a look and the soda fountain and studio store is a must for us when we're in the area. Be sure and check out the Kodack Theater and for shopping check out Hollywood & Highlands Center.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:35 PM   #23
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Just a idea for you guys if you going to be visiting Hollywood. Across the street from Grauman's Chinese Theater is the El Capitan Theater (Disney Movies) with the Disney Soda Fountain right next door. You may not be able to see a movie there, but it a great place to pop in a take a look and the soda fountain and studio store is a must for us when we're in the area. Be sure and check out the Kodack Theater and for shopping check out Hollywood & Highlands Center.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:45 PM   #24
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Thanks everyone, for the tips!!!! Much appreciated
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:18 PM   #25
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Just wanted to pop in quickly...the cruise is wonderful. Service has been fantastic, we have two of the best servers I have ever had, and our stateroom attendant is fabulous (and not stingy with shampoo like they are normally!). We are having a fantastic time, Cabo was wonderful today, perfect weather, and tendering was tolerable. Certain areas are crowded sometimes but for the most part, we are not encountering lines or massive crowds...and when we do, they are done fairly quickly. Truly, this has been a wonderful experience so far, and it feels great to be back "home" on the Wonder, even after the beauty of the Dream! The Wonder is comfortable and still gorgeous, we were anchored by a Carnival and an NCL today and the Wonder far outshone both in design and class.

For those of you getting ready to sail, I think you'll be so very pleased!
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:31 PM   #26
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Can't wait for your report!
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:34 PM   #27
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Still on the ship...the ship came in late and we are camped out in Shutters. Lots of aggravated people are in the atrium. Our shuttle drivers are trying to accommodate, one of my clients is MIA, I am just hoping she hopped in a taxi because she didn't catch her shuttle.
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:37 PM   #28
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I look forward to hearing about your trip!
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:07 PM   #29
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We are finally off and it is Noon! We are now waiting for our shuttles, they had another pick up and are now stuck in traffic of course. There are still many people going through customs. This is NOT a good port to have any early flights...I would say anything earlier than 2 is pushing it. I did have clients on a noon flight that got out but they were highly stressed...
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:38 AM   #30
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We were off the ship and at LAX by 10:30 at the latest. If you tell them you need to be at the airport and show them proof you will be given the chip & dale luggage tags and allowed off early. It was a breeze. Our shuttle was waiting for us when we walked off and they took us to our hotel by the airport. We had to sit around the hotel lobby because it was so early and our room wasn't ready.

What a great trip!!!
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