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Old 09-08-2012, 09:00 PM   #856
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What is DCL 'recommended' time to get an outbound flight on our return date? I can book a flight out at 11:55 a.m. This will put me back in Chicago at 5:00 p.m. that night. I can save the cost of a hotel room and food the day/night of June 27. I will be spending time in the Barcellona area the week before the cruise, thus seeing Barcellona will have aready been accomplished.
You should be fine with that time; just make sure you file your flight info with DCL because they can put you in early disembarkation. We are staying two nights pre and one night post because our return flight is earlier than we felt comfortable with. In 2007 we flew home the same day and were beat down tired. Coming back from the Baltic we spent two nights post cruise in London and it was better. I think what happens is we stay up entirely too late on the last night of the cruise but we will go to bed at a reasonable our when at a hotel so we are more rested when we head for home.
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You should be fine with that time; just make sure you file your flight info with DCL because they can put you in early disembarkation. We are staying two nights pre and one night post because our return flight is earlier than we felt comfortable with. In 2007 we flew home the same day and were beat down tired. Coming back from the Baltic we spent two nights post cruise in London and it was better. I think what happens is we stay up entirely too late on the last night of the cruise but we will go to bed at a reasonable our when at a hotel so we are more rested when we head for home.
We're out at 12:05 that day and our TA had no problems putting the info in with DCL....
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:40 PM   #858
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So, if you were holding out for airfare...

...and are looking to splurge on business class, go to American's website asap. I finally booked our flights last night after getting my weekly Kayak fare tracker email. I looked at it, then immediately started looking to see if I could duplicate the fare quoted ($2300-ish, round-trip, from both Seattle or San Francisco). It required us leaving the 13th from SFO instead of the 12th, but I'm good with that. I just looked again to see if the fares are still there, and it appears they are....
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:36 AM   #859
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Thanks for the responses. I called DCL air deviation and still can't figure out why they are so secretive about everything if they can tell me how much the flight is they should be able to tell me flight numbers. either way I found the flights we wanted on Air France out of Boston, so I will call and cancel Disney Air today. With that said do I drop the insurance too?
They don't actually book the flights until 45-60 days out - they contract with the airlines for prices - it's why they want $1818 for me to fly from ATL to BCN but I can book it myself (same flight, based on experience) for $1427. They also cannot change the airfare when the prices go up or down - it's fixed at that price. Our TA checked for us late last week to see if there was any negotiation room.

So we're going to book on our own - just haven't pulled the trigger because we're deciding if we want to rent a car and drive to ATL the day before or if we want to try to book from our home town and worry about flight delays that morning. I priced out one-way rentals to drive to ATL so we don't have to pay to park for a month or leave our car at my brother's house for a month (he's tight on parking space but usually lets us do that for two weeks - we've not done it for a month before). Home to ATL is $52, but ATL to home is $150.
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We did it. We booked airfare this morning. ATL to BCN, leaving June 12th on the red-eye. We got four seats together - two and two - so we're set for the flight. We have two nights booked at the Renaissance Barcelona through DCL pre-cruise. We are saving over $1,100 by doing air on our own even after adding back in travel insurance. Definitely enough to make it worth booking on our own.
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I did it too!! Flights are booked! Arriving on the 13th, then flying to Venice on the 27th and home on the 30th. Flight from Barcelona to Venice departs at 12:30 and DCL confirmed this is fine. I booked with Lufthansa ... They confirmed that since I am booked on one ticket, I won't have to pay any extra for the checked bag on the Barcelona/Venice flight. I got a direct flight to Barcelona, but the other two flights have a layover in Frankfurt, Germany, a short layover, so no chance of seeing Frankfurt.

Does anyone know what it would cost for a taxi from the ship to the airport?? Disney is charging $60 for transfers for the two of us? Wondering if a taxi would be cheaper??

I also checked on tips and Disney said the recommended amount is $288 for the two of us! Not sure if this has been mentioned or not?

Finally ... Has anyone been on the Magic lately (Sue) .. I was wondering if Ponz was back on the Magic??? I know he was on the Wonder before our Hawaiian cruise.
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The staff at EPCOT did the dessert party for DCL on our Bahamas cruise and I must say if you're doing the party for the desserts you will probably be disappointed. They are not great. We did it for the fireworks seats which we didn't end up getting. ( long story). Got most of our money refunded.
I've booked the 3D dessert party ... The desserts are made by different restaurants and bakeries. I've heard that Babycakes in NYC will be there! I can't wait! It also includes 3D Fireworks !
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:43 AM   #863
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I did it too!! Flights are booked! Arriving on the 13th, then flying to Venice on the 27th and home on the 30th. Flight from Barcelona to Venice departs at 12:30 and DCL confirmed this is fine. I booked with Lufthansa ... They confirmed that since I am booked on one ticket, I won't have to pay any extra for the checked bag on the Barcelona/Venice flight. I got a direct flight to Barcelona, but the other two flights have a layover in Frankfurt, Germany, a short layover, so no chance of seeing Frankfurt.

Does anyone know what it would cost for a taxi from the ship to the airport?? Disney is charging $60 for transfers for the two of us? Wondering if a taxi would be cheaper??

I also checked on tips and Disney said the recommended amount is $288 for the two of us! Not sure if this has been mentioned or not?

Finally ... Has anyone been on the Magic lately (Sue) .. I was wondering if Ponz was back on the Magic??? I know he was on the Wonder before our Hawaiian cruise.
Just got off the Magic a few weeks ago. Ponz has been off there for quite a while The last time we saw him he was on the Wonder and that was Aug 2011. He left the Magic to go to the Dream and then wanted a smaller ship so went back to the Wonder. I asked about him and some say they think he's still on the Wonder but I've heard nothing about him. We used to be friends with him on FB but he's not there anymore. I'm thinking that if he's not on the Wonder he's left DCL
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I've booked the 3D dessert party ... The desserts are made by different restaurants and bakeries. I've heard that Babycakes in NYC will be there! I can't wait! It also includes 3D Fireworks !
You know that the 3D is that they give you 3D glasses and they the desserts are not made by the different restaurants and bakeries. They are just generic desserts. The 3D glasses are cool those..all the lights look like Mickey Mouse.
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Finally ... Has anyone been on the Magic lately (Sue) .. I was wondering if Ponz was back on the Magic??? I know he was on the Wonder before our Hawaiian cruise.
MJ I asked and a few of the crew said Ponz has left DCL. We had a great time on the Magic and she looked in good form and ready for all of us to sail on her next year. I had two different CM tell me that dry dock in 2013 is going to be in Spain not Venice! Sue
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MJ I asked and a few of the crew said Ponz has left DCL. We had a great time on the Magic and she looked in good form and ready for all of us to sail on her next year. I had two different CM tell me that dry dock in 2013 is going to be in Spain not Venice! Sue
She's in ok shape. Was on her in August. She can use some TLC but she's still gorgeous. I was told that absolutely the drydock would be after the Med cruises next year in Valencia. They aren't booking an Eastbound TA in case they need the extra days to finish. Supposed to be the biggest overhaul she's ever had
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She's in ok shape. Was on her in August. She can use some TLC but she's still gorgeous. I was told that absolutely the drydock would be after the Med cruises next year in Valencia. They aren't booking an Eastbound TA in case they need the extra days to finish. Supposed to be the biggest overhaul she's ever had
I was wondering why there was no EBTA available. Not that we could've gone, but we could have dreamed! When was the Magic's last dry dock?
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I was wondering why there was no EBTA available. Not that we could've gone, but we could have dreamed! When was the Magic's last dry dock?
I think it was after the 2010 Med season
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Just booked airfare for 4(2A,2C) for 3993$ with Air Canada, from Calgary,AB. Can't wait.
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Just booked airfare for 4(2A,2C) for 3993$ with Air Canada, from Calgary,AB. Can't wait.
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