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Old 06-03-2012, 02:02 PM   #631
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For those of you booking private tours, would you be opposed to others tagging along? It will be myself (Gail 37 then) my mom (Florence 68 then) and my nephew (Jakob 9 then) sailing. I had put a deposit down on the abd add on but upon further consideration of their itinerary and the price , I think we can do better ourselves.

If you don't want others on your tour, as you book, would you just post the details so us newbies can get an idea who you're using and what you're doing???

On the day we go to La Spezia (I think thats the port) I'd like to get to piza for the tower, and to Florence for some sight seeing and pictures (I know alot of the important stuff will be closed the day we are there). Anyone know how do-able that will be???

For Rome, I did a little research and found out their is a Jewish themed tour
available. Would anyone else have an interest in that? It's on romeinlimo's page. Looks kinda cool.

On the Mykonos day, I'd like to get to the nearby island (I forget the name now) with the ruins. Anyone else thinking of heading there? We're not really beach people so while it might be fun to get in the water there, I can't see us doing that for a whole day.

Any thoughts?? I know alot of people on here have been before so I'd love to hear about your plans and get to know you better. Anyone sailing with a near 9 year old boy? Thanks Gail


We are not planning any private tours - just Disney excursions with some ports exploring on our own. We will be travelling with our DS who will be 9, almost 10 on this cruise. He is always up for a new friend!!!

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Old 06-03-2012, 05:04 PM   #632
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For those of you booking private tours, would you be opposed to others tagging along? It will be myself (Gail 37 then) my mom (Florence 68 then) and my nephew (Jakob 9 then) sailing. I had put a deposit down on the abd add on but upon further consideration of their itinerary and the price , I think we can do better ourselves.

If you don't want others on your tour, as you book, would you just post the details so us newbies can get an idea who you're using and what you're doing???

On the day we go to La Spezia (I think thats the port) I'd like to get to piza for the tower, and to Florence for some sight seeing and pictures (I know alot of the important stuff will be closed the day we are there). Anyone know how do-able that will be???

For Rome, I did a little research and found out their is a Jewish themed tour available. Would anyone else have an interest in that? It's on romeinlimo's page. Looks kinda cool.

On the Mykonos day, I'd like to get to the nearby island (I forget the name now) with the ruins. Anyone else thinking of heading there? We're not really beach people so while it might be fun to get in the water there, I can't see us doing that for a whole day.

Any thoughts?? I know alot of people on here have been before so I'd love to hear about your plans and get to know you better. Anyone sailing with a near 9 year old boy? Thanks Gail

MY DH and I was willing to share. We did last time and enjoyed the families we meet.

Maybe as this gets closer we would make a list of people with private tours and if they want to share how may opening they have.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:33 AM   #633
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I keep checking to see if the cabin we want opens up. So far not yet, but I notice that the one cabin available in our category changes every few days - i guess as people hold reservations or change their plans. There was a time that only guaranty were available.

Still watching airfare to get a feel for what it could be, and as I'm thinking about it, we may end up cutting a day off the front end of the trip and fly over on Wednesday instead of on Tuesday. The price is the same to fly on Tuesday or Wednesday but goes up if you fly on Thursday. We'll have one night in BCN at the end of our adventure so that our flight home won't be quite so hectic. Last time we flew home the day we got off the ship. When we did the Baltic, we took two extra nights on the end and stayed in London (after having had three at the beginning) and it was nice to not end our cruise so crazily. We don't have a need to stay in Barcelona for so long so we figure if we arrive on Thursday before sailing on Saturday, that should give us enough time to see Barcelona pre and post cruise.

Carnival just sailed the Breeze from Venice so I've been seeing pictures online - it's so beautiful over there!
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I keep checking to see if the cabin we want opens up. So far not yet, but I notice that the one cabin available in our category changes every few days - i guess as people hold reservations or change their plans. There was a time that only guaranty were available.

Still watching airfare to get a feel for what it could be, and as I'm thinking about it, we may end up cutting a day off the front end of the trip and fly over on Wednesday instead of on Tuesday. The price is the same to fly on Tuesday or Wednesday but goes up if you fly on Thursday. We'll have one night in BCN at the end of our adventure so that our flight home won't be quite so hectic. Last time we flew home the day we got off the ship. When we did the Baltic, we took two extra nights on the end and stayed in London (after having had three at the beginning) and it was nice to not end our cruise so crazily. We don't have a need to stay in Barcelona for so long so we figure if we arrive on Thursday before sailing on Saturday, that should give us enough time to see Barcelona pre and post cruise.

Carnival just sailed the Breeze from Venice so I've been seeing pictures online - it's so beautiful over there!
Which cabin are you looking for maybe all of us can keep an eye out for you as well. I know what it is like to have a cabin that works well for you. DH said if we ever won the lottery he would buy our favorite cabin out for all cruises and send tips to the CM when we didn't sail. He just proved he is as crazy about DCL as I am! Sue
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Which cabin are you looking for maybe all of us can keep an eye out for you as well. I know what it is like to have a cabin that works well for you. DH said if we ever won the lottery he would buy our favorite cabin out for all cruises and send tips to the CM when we didn't sail. He just proved he is as crazy about DCL as I am! Sue
6116.
We are booked in 6114 which I've since found out is a connecting cabin with 6112. We'd be ok with 6118, too - it's just 6116 is our favorite cabin and we have 6116 booked for the second half of our B2B. It just wasn't available when we booked (opening day, but in the afternoon).

What's your favorite cabin?
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6116.
We are booked in 6114 which I've since found out is a connecting cabin with 6112. We'd be ok with 6118, too - it's just 6116 is our favorite cabin and we have 6116 booked for the second half of our B2B. It just wasn't available when we booked (opening day, but in the afternoon).

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Ours is 5622. We really like deck 5 since our first cruise. We have been luckily enough for our 8 cruises on the Magic/Wonder to get it 6 times plus for our two up coming cruises. On the Dream we went with 5050 and enjoyed it just as much including the over sized veranda as a bonus.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:27 AM   #637
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Our first cruise we sailed on Deck 8 and while we liked it ok (the space was nice) there were things we didn't like about being on Deck 8. So our next cruise we moved down to Deck 6 (FWIW, we booked Deck 8 when we changed our sailing dates to be the week before Christmas and could sail for less than we had originally booked the week of Christmas on Deck 6). We like the location of 6116 - near the AFT elevators, a hallway beneath us, three floors down from Topsiders. The kids like dropping down a floor to go forward to access the youth clubs.
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So I started thinking again (tell me if this is crazy) . I'm thinking it might be nice to fly to Florence instead of Barcelona, spend some time there since things will be closed on the Monday we go to Florence, then either fly, train, or ferry to Barcelona before the cruise? What do you all think? Figured it might be too much to try and do Florence/Pisa in one day, and since the good stuff will be closed anyway in Florence we'd miss out. Anyone done this before or think it's doable? Thanks
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So I started thinking again (tell me if this is crazy) . I'm thinking it might be nice to fly to Florence instead of Barcelona, spend some time there since things will be closed on the Monday we go to Florence, then either fly, train, or ferry to Barcelona before the cruise? What do you all think? Figured it might be too much to try and do Florence/Pisa in one day, and since the good stuff will be closed anyway in Florence we'd miss out. Anyone done this before or think it's doable? Thanks
Haven't done that, but I think with us being in Florence/Pisa on Monday, then it's a good idea if you want to see Florence. It shouldn't be too difficult to get from Florence to Barcelona. I'd definitely check into it!
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So I started thinking again (tell me if this is crazy) . I'm thinking it might be nice to fly to Florence instead of Barcelona, spend some time there since things will be closed on the Monday we go to Florence, then either fly, train, or ferry to Barcelona before the cruise? What do you all think? Figured it might be too much to try and do Florence/Pisa in one day, and since the good stuff will be closed anyway in Florence we'd miss out. Anyone done this before or think it's doable? Thanks
We look at air fares, and plan to fly into whatever European city is cheaper, and enjoy a day or 2 there before heading to Barcelona, either by plane or train.
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We look at air fares, and plan to fly into whatever European city is cheaper, and enjoy a day or 2 there before heading to Barcelona, either by plane or train.
Lynn, I think that will be our strategy as well

Ummmm we just decided to put off Braces for one more year for this cruise
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Sorry to say that we are not joining you

You sound like a great group and I am sorry that we are not going to be joining you. The dates are not going to work out for us. I hope that this itinerary does well and they offer it again! And i hope all of you have a wonderful trip. Maybe I will get to meet some of you on another DCL sailing!
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Bye for a few days!

Will be incognito for the next 12 days..... Doing B2B Fantasy - Caribbean then the NYC Canadian Cruise with Mickey YAY!

Ha! then it's focus on the MED time!!!!! ( I exist between Disney Cruises LOL)

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Will be incognito for the next 12 days..... Doing B2B Fantasy - Caribbean then the NYC Canadian Cruise with Mickey YAY!

Ha! then it's focus on the MED time!!!!! ( I exist between Disney Cruises LOL)

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Which NYC Canadian cruise are you doing. DH and I are on 9/7!
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Ha! then it's focus on the MED time!!!!! ( I exist between Disney Cruises LOL)

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