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Old 09-22-2012, 10:24 PM   #886
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New to the thread, new to DCL!

We booked our cruise back in July and have been excited since, but after seeing this site...WOW!! After Disneyfalcon's blog and some others, I feel ready to conquer some of these ports on our own. It will be me, my DH, DD who will be 10 and my DS who will be 8. This is my 6th cruise, but my first Disney. You all are going to be an amazing source of information!!!
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:47 PM   #887
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We booked our cruise back in July and have been excited since, but after seeing this site...WOW!! After Disneyfalcon's blog and some others, I feel ready to conquer some of these ports on our own. It will be me, my DH, DD who will be 10 and my DS who will be 8. This is my 6th cruise, but my first Disney. You all are going to be an amazing source of information!!!
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:53 AM   #888
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Anyone with DD ages 11 or 12 that would like to get the kids to know each other before the cruise? On our April Fantasy cruise we had the kids doing an email chain. Kinda broke the ice for them Pre cruise.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:08 AM   #889
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Anyone with DD ages 11 or 12 that would like to get the kids to know each other before the cruise? On our April Fantasy cruise we had the kids doing an email chain. Kinda broke the ice for them Pre cruise.
We've done that a lot before as well. I have a DS and DD that are now 11 and will be 12 when we cruise.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:11 PM   #890
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Anyone with DD ages 11 or 12 that would like to get the kids to know each other before the cruise? On our April Fantasy cruise we had the kids doing an email chain. Kinda broke the ice for them Pre cruise.
My DDs will be 9 3/4 and 12
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:20 AM   #891
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Well, you won't believe our itinerary for getting to Barcelona.

I booked our flights yesterday and I wanted to use my Aeroplan points (Star Alliance) because I've got a bunch and a bunch due to expire next year AND to offset the cost of what will be an expensive cruise.)

It is the most ridiculous routing but it could have gotten worse before it gets better so I took the flights.

Toronto to London Heathrow to Zurich to Barcelona

We're stopping in London for a few days after the cruise but we have to connect in Geneva to get to London.

Not to mention the fact that I waited one day too long and because of that, I missed out on a better itinerary AND the day I actually wanted to fly. Consequently, we get to spend 2.5 days in Barcelona instead of the original 1. I hadn't planned on seeing much of Barcelona but that's now changed. LOL

Let's hope our luggage follows us everywhere!
We've had several trips where our luggage was lost. Mostly on TAP Airlines. So what we do now, if possible, is check our luggage to each airport. We usually have enough time during layovers to go pick up our luggage, and then take it to the counter and recheck it on our next flight. I know it sounds like a hassle, but we haven't had any lost luggage since doing this. Best of luck!
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We booked our cruise back in July and have been excited since, but after seeing this site...WOW!! After Disneyfalcon's blog and some others, I feel ready to conquer some of these ports on our own. It will be me, my DH, DD who will be 10 and my DS who will be 8. This is my 6th cruise, but my first Disney. You all are going to be an amazing source of information!!!
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I noticed you are in Richmond. We live east of you in Williamsburg!
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:06 PM   #893
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My daughter will be 9.5 when we sail.
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Don't know if this has been mentioned or not, but just noticed that the tours are up for Gibralter and Madeira ... This is for the Transatlantic on May 18. Does this mean our excursions will be up soon ??

Hope everyone is doing good. Just did online checkin for my WDW trip in 10 days. Spending the Canadian Thanksgiving with lunch at Le Cellier !!!! I wonder if they'll have turkey?
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Don't know if this has been mentioned or not, but just noticed that the tours are up for Gibralter and Madeira ... This is for the Transatlantic on May 18. Does this mean our excursions will be up soon ??

Hope everyone is doing good. Just did online checkin for my WDW trip in 10 days. Spending the Canadian Thanksgiving with lunch at Le Cellier !!!! I wonder if they'll have turkey?
Have a great trip, Last week they told mid January hopefully that they were wrong. Sue
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:27 PM   #896
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Airlines are booked!!

MKE to Toronto on air Cananda. Then direct to BCN. Paid $1050/per a couple weeks ago....prices have gone up since. Return flight is between 11 and noon the day we get off the boat. No hotel yet. But we are traveling with our 12 year old girl...
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We've had several trips where our luggage was lost. Mostly on TAP Airlines. So what we do now, if possible, is check our luggage to each airport. We usually have enough time during layovers to go pick up our luggage, and then take it to the counter and recheck it on our next flight. I know it sounds like a hassle, but we haven't had any lost luggage since doing this. Best of luck!
You guys are making me nervous!

We're flying business class all the way so hopefully that helps and since we've got a couple of days in Barcelona, if the luggage is delayed, it can catch up with us before we board the ship. We're flying Air Canada across the ocean and the other flights are with Swiss.
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You guys are making me nervous!

We're flying business class all the way so hopefully that helps and since we've got a couple of days in Barcelona, if the luggage is delayed, it can catch up with us before we board the ship. We're flying Air Canada across the ocean and the other flights are with Swiss.
The luggage will make it. If not, consider it an adventure! We are so much better packers thanks to our luggage-less vacation
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Airlines are booked!!

MKE to Toronto on air Cananda. Then direct to BCN. Paid $1050/per a couple weeks ago....prices have gone up since. Return flight is between 11 and noon the day we get off the boat. No hotel yet. But we are traveling with our 12 year old girl...
When are you flying out of Toronto? I'm on the June 12 flight direct flight. Not flying back until June 30. Doing a side trip to Venice
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You guys are making me nervous!

We're flying business class all the way so hopefully that helps and since we've got a couple of days in Barcelona, if the luggage is delayed, it can catch up with us before we board the ship. We're flying Air Canada across the ocean and the other flights are with Swiss.
What day are you flying out? We're on the June 12 overnight flight.
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