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Old 01-14-2012, 11:54 PM   #646
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I hope they don't return to Galveston, as that would make TWO flights for me. That would put a big crimp in my WBTA plans....
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If it ends in Galveston, we would be out. Higher airfare.
Yeah, I'm not sure how or if we'd do it if it ends in Texas. Last time we drove to Orlando and left our car at my parents house. They drove us to the airport and picked us up at PC, then we drove back to Georgia the next day. That was really perfect for us - much cheaper than flying and parking the car for 2-3 weeks. No way we could do that if it ends in Texas.

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Not sure why, but I am thinking the WBTA 2013 will return to Miami (np Port Canaveral double ship) to both get the WDW advantage and be ready for the winter.
I'm thinking the same thing. That might be do-able. We could still leave from Orlando, and maybe rent a car to get from Miami back to Orlando. I don't think Miami is really going to give the WDW advantage, though. It's still a 4 hour drive. Not anywhere near as convenient as PC.

I'm wondering what the point would be of having 3 ships in Florida ports. Where would the Magic be going from Miami that the Fantasy and Dream won't already be covering?
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:27 AM   #647
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I love reading all your theories!

COME ON DCL!!!! Please put us out of our misery!
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You know there is a chance the WBTA isn't leaving from Barcelona? It's just that we think it is, right? And like I said, add an at sea day and that changes a few things towards the end.

We're just going to drive ourselves nuts until it's actually announced with set itineraries.





I know it's not going to happen but I sooo wish it was leaving from the UK....Southampton would be my dream! at least some of us would also only have one long flight home to book too then!






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Old 01-15-2012, 07:42 AM   #649
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OK just scared myself at looking at prices for one way flights from Houston! $1661 per person in economy! My God that would definately rule us out! That's insane! Its $1061 per person for a return which is still over double what I paid for our one way in 2010! Getting worried now that I may need to rethink this cruise as the cost of flights might just push it too far! Anyone else looked at this?

Looking at Orlando:
$1458 1 way on BA
$1017 return on BA
$1431 1 way on Virgin
$944 return on Virgin

Looking at Miami:
$1483 1 way on BA
$1042 return on BA
$1456 1 way on Virgin
$892 return on Virgin

Prices just seem so much higher!
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    • Rosie's All-American Cafe
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    • Jardin De Fiestas
    • Lotus House
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    • Primavera Kitchen
    • The Smokehouse
    • Taste of Marrakesh
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    • Jiko – The Cooking Place
    • The Mara
    • Sanaa

  • Art of Animation
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    • Beaches and Cream
    • Cape May Cafe
    • Hurricane Hanna's

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    • Big River Grille & Brewing Works
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    • Contempo Cafe
    • The Wave
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  • Coronado Springs
    • Cafe Rix
    • Laguna Bar
    • Maya Grill
    • Pepper Market
    • Siesta's

  • Walt Disney World Dolphin
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    • The Fountain
    • Fresh Mediterranean Market
    • Picabu Buffeteria
    • Shula's Steakhouse
    • Todd English's bluezoo

  • Fort Wilderness
    • Crockett's Tavern
    • Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review
    • Meadows Snack Bar
    • Mickey's Backyard BBQ
    • Trail's End Restaurant

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    • Citrico's
    • Garden View Lounge Afternoon Tea
    • Gasparilla Island Grill
    • Grand Floridian Cafe
    • Mizner's Lounge
    • My Disney Girl's Perfectly Princess Tea
    • Narcoossee's
    • Pool Bar
    • Victoria and Albert's

  • Old Key West
    • Goods to Go
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    • Kona Cafe
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    • Spirit of Aloha Polynesian Luau
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  • Pop Century
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    • Sassagoula Flotworks & Food Factory

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    • Paddock Pool Grill
    • Turf Club

  • Walt Disney World Swan
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    • Kimonos Sushi Bar
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:01 AM   #650
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The flights scared me too until I looked at 800FlyEurope as Birkner suggested to me. Made me feel a whole lot better. Of course we won't really know until DCL makes this more than a rumor.

I am getting myself prepared to book this week just in case. (deposit money, plus travel insurance) Still hoping for a return to PC. Anything else (for me) could be a deal breaker...would have to give it some thought.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:07 AM   #651
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OK just scared myself at looking at prices for one way flights from Houston! $1661 per person in economy! My God that would definately rule us out! That's insane! Its $1061 per person for a return which is still over double what I paid for our one way in 2010! Getting worried now that I may need to rethink this cruise as the cost of flights might just push it too far! Anyone else looked at this?

Looking at Orlando:
$1458 1 way on BA
$1017 return on BA
$1431 1 way on Virgin
$944 return on Virgin

Looking at Miami:
$1483 1 way on BA
$1042 return on BA
$1456 1 way on Virgin
$892 return on Virgin

Prices just seem so much higher!
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The flights scared me too until I looked at 800FlyEurope as Birkner suggested to me. Made me feel a whole lot better. Of course we won't really know until DCL makes this more than a rumor.

I am getting myself prepared to book this week just in case. (deposit money, plus travel insurance) Still hoping for a return to PC. Anything else (for me) could be a deal breaker...would have to give it some thought.
Looking at sites like 800flyeurope they will not allow you to book this far out. But looking at late October this year it comes out at $400.15 for a oneway from Orlando to London direct and a flight with one connection is $399.70. (I wonder what I could use the 45cents for)
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I'm wondering what the point would be of having 3 ships in Florida ports. Where would the Magic be going from Miami that the Fantasy and Dream won't already be covering?
I wonder if they'd consider porting one in Tampa instead? If they really want all four ships to sail out of FL (just supposing here), why not give Tampa a whack?
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It's also impossible to look at flights other than ones this October as a suggestion, as lets face it: It is not carved in stone that the WBTA will leave from Barcelona! It seems likely, but it's not impossible that it could start from elsewhere.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:52 AM   #654
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Looking at sites like 800flyeurope they will not allow you to book this far out. But looking at late October this year it comes out at $400.15 for a oneway from Orlando to London direct and a flight with one connection is $399.70. (I wonder what I could use the 45cents for)
Oh thats a lot better!

Had a look at houston on here and it was $486.49 which is so much better (and in fact its on BA)! Feel a lot happier about it now! Few! What a great site! Definately going to add that to my favourites

Anyone know what the authorisation form you need to fax through is?
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Here's my list!

THEME PARKS
  • ANIMAL KINGDOM PARK
    • Flame Tree BBQ
    • Pizzafari
    • Rainforest Cafe
    • Restaurantosaurus
    • Tusker House
    • Yak & Yeti Counter Service
    • Yak & Yeti

  • Disney's Hollywood Studios
    • '50s Prime Time Cafe
    • ABC Commissary
    • Backlot Express
    • Brown Derby
    • Catalina Eddie's
    • Fairfax Fare
    • Hollywood & Vine
    • Mama Melrose's
    • Min & Bill's Dockside Diner
    • Rosie's All-American Cafe
    • Sci-Fi Dine-In
    • Starring Rolls Cafe
    • Studio Catering Company
    • Toluca Legs Turkey Company
    • Toy Story Pizza Planet

  • Epcot
    • Coral Reef (Living Seas)
    • Electric Umbrella
    • Fountainview (Starbucks)
    • Garden Grill (The Land)
    • Sunshine Seasons (The Land)
    • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway)
    • Biergarten (Germany)
    • Boulangerie Patisserie (France)
    • Chefs de France (France)
    • Fife & Drum (American Adventure)
    • Illuminations Sparkling Dessert Party
    • Katsura Grill (Japan)
    • Kringla Bakeri og Cafe (Norway)
    • La Cantina de San Angel (Mexico)
    • La Hacienda de San Angel (Mexico)
    • Le Cellier (Canada)
    • Liberty Inn (American Adventure)
    • Lotus Blossom Cafe (China)
    • Monsieur Paul (France)
    • Nine Dragons (China)
    • Restaurant Marrakesh (Morocco)
    • Rose and Crown (United Kingdom)
    • San Angel Inn (Mexico)
    • Sommerfest (Germany)
    • Spice Road (Morocco)
    • Tangierine Cafe (Morocco)
    • Teppan Edo (Japan)
    • Tokyo Dining (Japan)
    • Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar (Italy)
    • Tutto Italia (Italy)
    • Via Napoli (Italy)
    • Yorkshire County Fish Shop (United Kingdom)

  • Epcot Food & Wine Festival
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Belgium
    • Brewer's Collection
    • Canada
    • Caribbean Islands
    • Cheese
    • China
    • Craft Beers
    • Desserts & Champagne
    • Florida
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hawaii
    • Hops & Barley
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Mexico
    • Morocco
    • New Zealand
    • Poland
    • Party for the Senses
    • Scandinavia
    • Singapore
    • South Africa
    • South Korea
    • Terra

  • Epcot Food & Garden Festival
    • Buttercup Cottage
    • Fleur De lys
    • Florida Fresh
    • Hanami
    • Intermissions Cafe
    • Jardin De Fiestas
    • Lotus House
    • Pineapple Promenade
    • Primavera Kitchen
    • The Smokehouse
    • Taste of Marrakesh
    • Urban Farm Eats

  • Magic Kingdom
    • Be Our Guest Lunch (Fantasyland)
    • Be Our Guest Dinner (Fantasyland)
    • Casey's Corner (Main Street USA)
    • Cinderella's Royal Table (Fantasyland)
    • Columbia Harbour House (Liberty Square)
    • Cosmic Ray's (Tomorrowland)
    • The Crystal Palace (Adventureland)
    • Diamond Horseshoe Review (Frontierland)
    • The Friar's Nook (Fantasyland)
    • Gaston's Tavern (Fantasyland)
    • Golden Oak Outpost (Frontierland)
    • Liberty Tree Tavern (Liberty Square)
    • The Lunching Pad (Tomorrowland)
    • Main Street Bakery (Starbucks)
    • Pecos Bill's (Frontierland)
    • Pinnochio Village Haus (Fantasyland)
    • The Plaza Restaurant (Main Street USA)
    • Sleepy Hollow
    • Tomorrowland Terrace (Tomorrowland)
    • Tomorrowland Terrace Wishes Dessert Party (Tomorrowland)
    • Tony's Town Square (Main Street USA)
    • Tortuga Tavern (Adventureland)
    • Frontierland Turkey Leg Cart
Water Parks
  • Blizzard Beach
    • Avalunch
    • The Cooling Hut
    • Lottawatta Lodge
    • The Warming Hut

  • Typhoon Lagoon
    • Leaning Palms
    • Lowtide Lou's
    • Surf Doggies
    • Typhoon Tilly's
Downtown Disney
  • Marketplace
    • babycakesNYC
    • Bodie's All American
    • Earl of Sandwich
    • Fulton's Crab House
    • Ghirardelli's
    • Marketplace Snacks
    • Pollo Campero
    • Rainforest Cafe
    • T-Rex
    • Wolfgang Puck Express

  • Pleasure Island
    • Cooke's of Dublin
    • Paradiso 37
    • Planet Hollywood
    • Portobello
    • Raglan Road

  • West Side
    • AMC 24 Pleasure Island Dining
    • Bongo's Cuban Cafe
    • Crossroads at House of Blues
    • Crossroads at House of Blues Sunday Brunch
    • Foodquest
    • Splitsville
    • Smokehouse at House of Blues
    • Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
    • The Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
    • Wolfgang Puck Express

  • West Side Food Trucks
    • Fantasy Fare truck
    • Namaste Cafe truck
    • Superstar Catering truck
    • World Showcase of Flavors truck
Wide World of Sports
    • ESPN Grill
Resorts
  • All Star Movies
    • World Premiere

  • All Star Music
    • Intermission

  • All Star Sports
    • End Zone

  • Animal Kingdom Lodge
    • Boma Flavors of Africa
    • Jiko – The Cooking Place
    • The Mara
    • Sanaa

  • Art of Animation
    • Landscapes of Flavors

  • Beach Club
    • Beach Club Marketplace
    • Beaches and Cream
    • Cape May Cafe
    • Hurricane Hanna's

  • Boardwalk
    • Big River Grille & Brewing Works
    • Boardwalk Bakery
    • Boardwalk Pizza Window
    • ESPN Club
    • Flying Fish
    • Kouzzina

  • Caribbean Beach
    • Old Port Royale
    • Shutters

  • Contemporary
    • California Grill
    • Chef Mickey's
    • Contempo Cafe
    • The Wave
    • Top of the World Lounge

  • Coronado Springs
    • Cafe Rix
    • Laguna Bar
    • Maya Grill
    • Pepper Market
    • Siesta's

  • Walt Disney World Dolphin
    • Cabana Bar and Beach Club
    • The Fountain
    • Fresh Mediterranean Market
    • Picabu Buffeteria
    • Shula's Steakhouse
    • Todd English's bluezoo

  • Fort Wilderness
    • Crockett's Tavern
    • Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review
    • Meadows Snack Bar
    • Mickey's Backyard BBQ
    • Trail's End Restaurant

  • Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
    • 1900 Park Fare
    • Citrico's
    • Garden View Lounge Afternoon Tea
    • Gasparilla Island Grill
    • Grand Floridian Cafe
    • Mizner's Lounge
    • My Disney Girl's Perfectly Princess Tea
    • Narcoossee's
    • Pool Bar
    • Victoria and Albert's

  • Old Key West
    • Goods to Go
    • Olivia's
    • Turtle Shack

  • Polynesian
    • Captain Cook's Snack Company
    • Kona Cafe
    • Kona Island Sushi Counter
    • 'Ohana
    • Spirit of Aloha Polynesian Luau
    • TambuLounge

  • Pop Century
    • Everything Pop

  • Port Orleans
    • Boatwright's
    • Riverside Mill Food Court
    • Sassagoula Flotworks & Food Factory

  • Saratoga Springs
    • Artist's Palette
    • Grandstand Pool Bar
    • Paddock Pool Grill
    • Turf Club

  • Walt Disney World Swan
    • Garden Grove Cafe
    • Il Mulino New York Trattoria
    • Kimonos Sushi Bar
    • Splash Grill

  • Wilderness Lodge
    • Artist Point
    • Roaring Fork
    • Territory Lounge
    • Whispering Canyon

  • Yacht Club
    • Captain's Grille
    • Crew's Cup Lounge
    • Yachtsman Steakhouse
The DVC/Timeshare Advantage
    • Cooked a quick in-room meal
    • Cooked a full sit-down meal in the villa
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I think the authorization form is for you to actually sign for a credit card. After all, when one books online there isn't an actual physical signature. They want it. (which in my mind is a good thing!)
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:33 AM   #656
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Okay, information needed from the experienced TA cruisers. I am going to buy trip insurance.

What figures do you plug in? Cruise fare total, what you think you will pay for airfare, hotel costs? How do you come up with the figure and have it be realistic and not overdo, yet not underdo?
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:50 AM   #657
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Okay, information needed from the experienced TA cruisers. I am going to buy trip insurance.

What figures do you plug in? Cruise fare total, what you think you will pay for airfare, hotel costs? How do you come up with the figure and have it be realistic and not overdo, yet not underdo?


We did "best guesstimates" for the things other than the cruise fare. Airfare, we took comparables for the dates. Use www.farecompare.com, which tracks historic airfares by date. There's also a "trendtracker" feature on Expedia to help with hotel pricing as well as airfares.

Hotels, we also used historic rates for our dates in Barcelona. We insured for about $7,000, of which about $3,600 was cruise fare (we booked a verandah deck 7 on first day of booking, were upgraded in late December to a "family" verandah deck 8). We had splurged on business class flight home on Swiss Air, so our airfare was high - others that flew back to US on AerLingus were reporting airfares around $500pp. Also, interestingly, while we didn't use points to book that airfare, we DID for our flights to Vancouver this year - were told that insurance will NOT cover "reward" flights, something I had not known.

Considering that at the time of our arrival in Barcelona in 2010 was when the volcanic eruptions were disrupting European air traffic, we and others were glad for the insurance! Our flights out in the window without a problem, but others were not as lucky.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:27 AM   #658
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Looking at sites like 800flyeurope they will not allow you to book this far out. But looking at late October this year it comes out at $400.15 for a oneway from Orlando to London direct and a flight with one connection is $399.70. (I wonder what I could use the 45cents for)
Not much. Seems a bit silly to bother with a connection to save 45 cents, but who knows?

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Oh thats a lot better!

Had a look at houston on here and it was $486.49 which is so much better (and in fact its on BA)! Feel a lot happier about it now! Few! What a great site! Definately going to add that to my favourites

Anyone know what the authorisation form you need to fax through is?
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I think the authorization form is for you to actually sign for a credit card. After all, when one books online there isn't an actual physical signature. They want it. (which in my mind is a good thing!)
No, it's not for the credit card. It only comes up when booking a one-way fare. I know we signed it and returned it last year, but I don't recall what it said. Couldn't have been anything major. I think they may do that because of 9/11. A one-way fare is considered a "red flag."
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Not much. Seems a bit silly to bother with a connection to save 45 cents, but who knows?

No, it's not for the credit card. It only comes up when booking a one-way fare. I know we signed it and returned it last year, but I don't recall what it said. Couldn't have been anything major. I think they may do that because of 9/11. A one-way fare is considered a "red flag."
Cool ta. Was thinking it must be something of a waiver/declaration type thing to say you are allowed into the country on a one-way ticket but wasn't sure. Does it automically come up to print when you book the flight?
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:21 PM   #660
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Ah gee...here I thought they were protecting my credit card. Turns out they are just protecting themselves from....me.
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