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Old 02-28-2013, 10:51 PM   #1651
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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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Old 02-28-2013, 10:53 PM   #1652
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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.

Thanks! i'm on it! Should have done it weeks ago - I just trusted my TA and now sort of have doubts that she even called.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:02 PM   #1653
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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
Yes really exciting!! This is our first time as gold and I'd have to admit I'm more excited about the prospect of Palo brunch than the tours. We're not doing that many Disney ones. Primarily ones with a kid focus/interest since we have a 4yo. We're planning:
VillaFrance on our own
La Spezia - either private driver to do Cinque Terra, Lucca and Pisa or on our own Pisa/Cinque Terra
Rome - private tour
Acropolis Sightseeing and Family Archaeological Excavation
Ephesus, Didyma and Miletus with Lunch
Mykonos on our own
Blue Grotto and The Valletta Historical Hunt (I think these are at the same time range so might mean Blue Grotto on our own.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:06 PM   #1654
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Malta

Has anyone done the Blue Grotto in Malta on their own? My mom wants to do this but my daughter really wants to do the family historical hunt. They both start in the morning so we couldn't do both. I had read in TripAdvisor that you can do Blue Grotto on your own (it's fairly inexpensive) having never been to Malta, I'm not sure how easy it would be.

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Old 03-01-2013, 01:04 AM   #1655
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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.
Up hill is not a problem. Thanks I'll look into it.

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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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Old 03-01-2013, 08:37 AM   #1656
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Yes really exciting!! This is our first time as gold and I'd have to admit I'm more excited about the prospect of Palo brunch than the tours. We're not doing that many Disney ones. Primarily ones with a kid focus/interest since we have a 4yo. We're planning:
VillaFrance on our own
La Spezia - either private driver to do Cinque Terra, Lucca and Pisa or on our own Pisa/Cinque Terra
Rome - private tour
Acropolis Sightseeing and Family Archaeological Excavation
Ephesus, Didyma and Miletus with Lunch
Mykonos on our own
Blue Grotto and The Valletta Historical Hunt (I think these are at the same time range so might mean Blue Grotto on our own.
Palo Brunch is nice. I did it on the baltic cruise with some other DISers - we got the private dining room as we had enough who wanted to do it. It was nice for some of us who were either traveling alone or had spouses who didn't want to do it. It was really fun to get to know each other a bit more.

We are also planning Ephesus, Miletus, and Didyma through DCL. We are doing Cinque Terre on our own, Rome in Limo for Rome, and Mykonos on our own.
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Palo Brunch is nice. I did it on the baltic cruise with some other DISers - we got the private dining room as we had enough who wanted to do it. It was nice for some of us who were either traveling alone or had spouses who didn't want to do it. It was really fun to get to know each other a bit more.

We are also planning Ephesus, Miletus, and Didyma through DCL. We are doing Cinque Terre on our own, Rome in Limo for Rome, and Mykonos on our own.
We love Palo brunch. Its the only time they serve my favorite dish at Palo ( next to the souffle) chicken parm over parmesan risotto.

We're doing mostly private tours. We are hoping to get the Delos tour and Nice and Monaco excursion as well as Palo dinner and brunch and perhaps a spa appt
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Yes really exciting!! This is our first time as gold and I'd have to admit I'm more excited about the prospect of Palo brunch than the tours. We're not doing that many Disney ones. Primarily ones with a kid focus/interest since we have a 4yo. We're planning:
VillaFrance on our own
La Spezia - either private driver to do Cinque Terra, Lucca and Pisa or on our own Pisa/Cinque Terra
Rome - private tour
Acropolis Sightseeing and Family Archaeological Excavation
Ephesus, Didyma and Miletus with Lunch
Mykonos on our own
Blue Grotto and The Valletta Historical Hunt (I think these are at the same time range so might mean Blue Grotto on our own.
I'm a bit confused.

I don't think you have to be Gold to book a brunch - I know that we have done it a lot as Silvers on other DCL cruises?

Oh, and we are looking forward to DS FINALLY joining us for the Palo Brunch and Dinners - he always had to go off on his own before, but he will be 18 in May!
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I'm a bit confused.

I don't think you have to be Gold to book a brunch - I know that we have done it a lot as Silvers on other DCL cruises?

Oh, and we are looking forward to DS FINALLY joining us for the Palo Brunch and Dinners - he always had to go off on his own before, but he will be 18 in May!
You are right. You dont have to be gold to book brunch. Anyone can book it.
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I think they're referring to the fact that after the plats and gold book, there may not be a lot of slots left for booking brunch ahead of time. That may be true, although this cruise has four sea days and more opportunities than some cruises.
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Has anyone booked the "Highlights of Rome for Families"? We are considering taking our two DDs. It looks like a long day. Thanks!
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:43 PM   #1662
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I'm a bit confused.

I don't think you have to be Gold to book a brunch - I know that we have done it a lot as Silvers on other DCL cruises?

Oh, and we are looking forward to DS FINALLY joining us for the Palo Brunch and Dinners - he always had to go off on his own before, but he will be 18 in May!
Oh, sorry if I confused things. Anyone can book; we've just never gotten it before. Booked it once as silver but my parents were on their first cruise and we couldn't get a reservation for all of us so we didn't go. Previous cruises we've just never been able to get a reservation for whatever reason. I would think that since we have four sea days, anyone can book on this cruise as well.
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Good luck to all the Gold CC members who book at 12:01 am! Sue
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Good luck to all the Gold CC members who book at 12:01 am! Sue
thanks, Sue - are you gonna stay up with us? LOL
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thanks, Sue - are you gonna stay up with us? LOL
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