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Old 02-28-2013, 09:10 AM   #1636
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We're booking tomorrow too! Can't wait!

Did we decide this cruise only has one semi-formal night? I was thinking two, but I only have one in my notes.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:37 AM   #1637
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We're booking tomorrow too! Can't wait!

Did we decide this cruise only has one semi-formal night? I was thinking two, but I only have one in my notes.
I believe just one.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:17 PM   #1639
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Both 12, although one will be celebrating her 13th birthday in Malta.
What a great way to celebrate a birthday!

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I do believe that means my kids will have fun with your kids in Edge.
My DD 13 and also hangs out in the Edge.

If anyone is ok with allowing the Edge age kids in the group do a bit of pre-cruise ice breaking send me a PM. We did this on our last cruise and it was fun so my DD's been asking if there is one for this cruise.

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I can't believe it's just one more day until we can book our excursions. Getting so excited!

We are planning:
Monaco, Monte Carlo, and Eze
Acropolis Sightseeing and Archaeological Museum
Ephesus, Miletus, and Didyma
Malta by Private Vehicle with Driver and Guide - Van
I think we'll be adding Monaco, Monte Carlo, and Eze to our list also. Maybe we'll see you on it. Are you doing the Family or Adult Only?

We're still working out the logistics and budget. The bus doesn't run from from Monaco to Eze on Sundays, so the only way we'll be able to include Eze is by taxi or PA. March 16th/17th it'll be Silver's turn!
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:48 PM   #1640
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I think we'll be adding Monaco, Monte Carlo, and Eze to our list also. Maybe we'll see you on it. Are you doing the Family or Adult Only?

We're still working out the logistics and budget. The bus doesn't run from from Monaco to Eze on Sundays, so the only way we'll be able to include Eze is by taxi or PA. March 16th/17th it'll be Silver's turn!
We are doing the family one - our boys are 15 and turning 17 on that very day I just realized!)
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Afternoon all!

I need some assistance with who to call at DCL to address an issue. I remember someone posting here about working with DCL to change the low end age on one of the Malta tours and am now going to need to do the same. I had been working with my travel agent and am not sure that she's really called Disney or cares to pursue beyond Disney said no, oh how disappointing. My daughter will be 5 July 4 (about one week after the end of our cruise). There is an excursion or two that has a kids activity that we'd really like to do but the age starts at 5. So any suggestions or advice for working with Disney on this? Thanks so much!!!

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Old 02-28-2013, 05:32 PM   #1642
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Pam I would call. Don't take no keep pushing forward with the age of your child I don't think it will be too hard to get what you need.
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Afternoon all!

I need some assistance with who to call at DCL to address an issue. I remember someone posting here about working with DCL to change the low end age on one of the Malta tours and am now going to need to do the same. I had been working with my travel agent and am not sure that she's really called Disney or cares to pursue beyond Disney said no, oh how disappointing. My daughter will be 5 July 4 (about one week after the end of our cruise). There is an excursion or two that has a kids activity that we'd really like to do but the age starts at 5. So any suggestions or advice for working with Disney on this? Thanks so much!!!

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Pam,

Call DCL yourself. There's not much a TA can do once DCL says no. Sometimes you have more luck in person. So perhaps if you get nowhere on the phone with them, try at the excursion desk in person. Perhaps when they see your daughter and how mature she is for her age, they will bend the rules. I think for booking it through the computer, they can't over ride the age limits and that is what you are running into.
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I can't believe it's just one more day until we can book our excursions. Getting so excited!

We are planning:
Monaco, Monte Carlo, and Eze
Acropolis Sightseeing and Archaeological Museum
Ephesus, Miletus, and Didyma
Malta by Private Vehicle with Driver and Guide - Van
ONE DAY MORE!

Now that DS will be 18 at the time of the cruise, we are going to do the "Adult Only" excursions.

Not that we don't like kids, but it only takes one whining, crying, tantrumming child to really ruin an excursion. And I'm not blaming the kids either - I'm sure they are tired and sleep-deprived.

Anyway, here is what we are hoping to book:

Villefranche:
1. Value Package Nice and Monaco - Adults Only
2. Highlights of Monaco and Monte Carlo - Adults Only
3. Monaco Monte Carlo and Eze - Adults only

Civitavecchia:
1. Jumping Back into Eternal Rome - Adults Only
2. The Best of Rome - Adult Only Departure

La Spezia:
1. Florence and Pisa - Adult Only Departure
2. Piza - Climb the Tower

Piraeus:
1. Athens Acropolis and Sightseeing - Adult Only Departure
2. Athens Sightseeing, Acropolis and New Acropolis Museum with Lunch - Adult Only Departure


Kusadasi:
1. Best of Ephesus - Adult Only Departure
2. Ephesus and Terrace Houses - Adult Only Departure

Mykonos:
1. Delos Island - Adult Only Departure
2. Island Drive and Ano Mera Village - Adult Only Departure

Malta:
1. Highlights of Malta - Adult Only Departure
2. Blue Grotto Boat Trip and Fishing Village - Adult Only Departure
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We are doing the family one - our boys are 15 and turning 17 on that very day I just realized!)
Sorry turning 17? or 16? Either way another cool way to spend a birthday!

Cool then if we book it, we'll be on together. If we do, then it looks like we're doing 5 cities on our own (including Barcelona) and 3 with DCL. (Although my mom likes the idea of having reserved beach loungers in Mykonos so that may change things again).

Of those who have been to Malta on your own, how easy or difficult is it to get around Valletta? My daughter wants the "Valletta - The City of the Knights" PA, but I'm wondering if we can see all that ourselves.
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Sorry turning 17? or 16? Either way another cool way to spend a birthday!

Cool then if we book it, we'll be on together. If we do, then it looks like we're doing 5 cities on our own (including Barcelona) and 3 with DCL. (Although my mom likes the idea of having reserved beach loungers in Mykonos so that may change things again).

Of those who have been to Malta on your own, how easy or difficult is it to get around Valletta? My daughter wants the "Valletta - The City of the Knights" PA, but I'm wondering if we can see all that ourselves.
We were on a tour in Valletta last time but it pretty much a waste of time. You can easily do the town on your own and actually walk there from the ship if you don't mind going uphill.
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Afternoon all!

I need some assistance with who to call at DCL to address an issue. I remember someone posting here about working with DCL to change the low end age on one of the Malta tours and am now going to need to do the same. I had been working with my travel agent and am not sure that she's really called Disney or cares to pursue beyond Disney said no, oh how disappointing. My daughter will be 5 July 4 (about one week after the end of our cruise). There is an excursion or two that has a kids activity that we'd really like to do but the age starts at 5. So any suggestions or advice for working with Disney on this? Thanks so much!!!

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Pam, I think it was justhat who was able to get them to adjust the age for a tour. I agree with the rest - call DCL yourself about the excursion. The issue you'll first get through is convincing them to talk to you even though your reservation is through a TA - tell them you have some questions about excursions and have your reservation number ready because they'll want that before they even talk to you - plus they will make a note in your folio that you've talked to them. And if they can't give you a good answer, ask for a supervisor and ask them what you should do to see about getting a change / exception for your excursion. Good luck.
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Rick Steves in Florence is on PBS tonight. Love that it's in HD, too
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Sorry turning 17? or 16? Either way another cool way to spend a birthday!

Cool then if we book it, we'll be on together. If we do, then it looks like we're doing 5 cities on our own (including Barcelona) and 3 with DCL. (Although my mom likes the idea of having reserved beach loungers in Mykonos so that may change things again).

Of those who have been to Malta on your own, how easy or difficult is it to get around Valletta? My daughter wants the "Valletta - The City of the Knights" PA, but I'm wondering if we can see all that ourselves.
Sorry, that was confusing... We have two sons, one is 15 and the other is 16 and will turn 17 that day
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Pam I would call. Don't take no keep pushing forward with the age of your child I don't think it will be too hard to get what you need.
Thanks! I'm on it first thing tomorrow. We can book tomorrow night so I'd like to get it straightened out. Should have follow up more with my TA since I asked her to check a few weeks ago.
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