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Old 09-13-2012, 09:01 AM   #1441
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We just got off the Magic yesterday. While onboard I asked Capt Robert about the WBTA, he said DCL has everything scheduled but he can't talk about it until DCL makes their announcements. He wouldn't say when that would be. He did say the ship would NOT be dry docking in Germany nor Italy. Another officer said the WBTA would not be an shake down cruise with no passengers, but I couldn't get anything else out of him.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:40 AM   #1442
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Very promising!!! I'll be on the Fantasy in 9 days so maybe we can get more news!!
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:49 AM   #1443
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We just got off the Magic yesterday. While onboard I asked Capt Robert about the WBTA, he said DCL has everything scheduled but he can't talk about it until DCL makes their announcements. He wouldn't say when that would be. He did say the ship would NOT be dry docking in Germany nor Italy. Another officer said the WBTA would not be an shake down cruise with no passengers, but I couldn't get anything else out of him.
Can I just ask what is a shake down cruise?
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:21 PM   #1444
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Can I just ask what is a shake down cruise?
A shake down cruise would be similar to a ship's initial sea trials. They go out and test everything, generally with no passengers since they are attempting to recreate a wide variety of situations, such as emergency turns and such. They are attempting to "shake out" all of the bugs and problems before passengers come on board.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:45 PM   #1445
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A shake down cruise would be similar to a ship's initial sea trials. They go out and test everything, generally with no passengers since they are attempting to recreate a wide variety of situations, such as emergency turns and such. They are attempting to "shake out" all of the bugs and problems before passengers come on board.
So...... In theory, if they're NoT doing a shake down cruise, then potentially it'll have passengers onboard
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:19 PM   #1446
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So...... In theory, if they're NoT doing a shake down cruise, then potentially it'll have passengers onboard
Let's hope!
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:34 AM   #1447
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We just got off the Magic yesterday. While onboard I asked Capt Robert about the WBTA, he said DCL has everything scheduled but he can't talk about it until DCL makes their announcements. He wouldn't say when that would be. He did say the ship would NOT be dry docking in Germany nor Italy. Another officer said the WBTA would not be an shake down cruise with no passengers, but I couldn't get anything else out of him.
fingers crossed - will hold off booking my trip to WDW for a few more weeks - I'm bouncing up and down at the possibility - the Eastbound TA was sooo good - westbound with WDW at the end - even better
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:51 AM   #1448
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We just got off the Magic yesterday. While onboard I asked Capt Robert about the WBTA, he said DCL has everything scheduled but he can't talk about it until DCL makes their announcements. He wouldn't say when that would be. He did say the ship would NOT be dry docking in Germany nor Italy. Another officer said the WBTA would not be an shake down cruise with no passengers, but I couldn't get anything else out of him.
I can't believe there is still so much speculation and no announcement has been made when it is almost less than a year to go now . I am still hoping that the WBTA will happen and have everything crossed Please DCL let us know one way or the other as soon as possible as it would be lovely to have something to plan for through the winter.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:43 PM   #1449
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Ahhh ---- we can continue to still hold out WBTA hope!!!
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:00 PM   #1450
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Just when I had given up all hope.... I am pumped that a possibility even exists. Couldn't have surfaced on a better week.
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Just when I had given up all hope.... I am pumped that a possibility even exists. Couldn't have surfaced on a better week.
I agree! This is exciting! Hope we get good news soon!
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:19 AM   #1452
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We are going on the Dream next week so I will try and pry some information out of anyone that looks important
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:28 AM   #1453
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It is my birthday today .... so a perfect day for DCL to announce something special ...... I have spent my last two birthdays on the WBTA so it all makes sense. ( ok ...so a girl can hope )
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:39 AM   #1454
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It is my birthday today .... so a perfect day for DCL to announce something special ...... I have spent my last two birthdays on the WBTA so it all makes sense. ( ok ...so a girl can hope )
Hope you get a great birthday present from DCL - and that we can all share

birthdays on the WBTA must be awesome

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Old 09-18-2012, 11:34 AM   #1455
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So my friends (the Krafts) from the 2010 WBTA are currently on the Fantasy and she was trying to get information. They are being extremely tight-lipped and would only tell her the itineraries would probably be released in October (for 2014). No one comments specifically on the WBTA and she couldn't get information even on the dry dock dates.

Enough already DCL!!!!!
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