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Old 02-26-2012, 07:38 PM   #256
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Help me LOL

I am booked on the july 13th med with Greece.

We are thinking of switching to this itinerary. We have been to Venice before and spent 6 days.

Were any of you guys torn between the Greece itinerary?

Might be joining you!
Sorry to tell you that no I wasn't torn. I had no desire to go to Greece, but,always Venice! The fact that this cruise went to Naples., whereas the Greece ones didn't cinched this itinerary for me. I LOVED sorrento on our last med and the chance to go back was MORE than enough to convince me ths wad thę way to go. Also the Greece dates don't work with my kids camp schedules, so never was an option.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:42 PM   #257
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Help me LOL

I am booked on the july 13th med with Greece.

We are thinking of switching to this itinerary. We have been to Venice before and spent 6 days.

Were any of you guys torn between the Greece itinerary?

Might be joining you!
Hey

Never considered Greece as Venice was the port that I wanted to see the most. Never been to venice before though. Do you have any recommednations with regard to restaurants in Venice??

Google "Dubrovnik, Croatia" and check out some of the websites.
It is an amazing port that can be done on your own and is only on this intinerary.
Also there is a chance we will be in Dubrovnik during their medieval festival-which could be a plus or minus depending on the crowds
If we do happen to be there during their medieval festival there should/could be more activities going on that won't require an extra fee

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Old 02-26-2012, 08:00 PM   #258
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Trying to see what is available but the website keeps giving me an error grrrrrr

I am most likely going to change. This itinerary seems more relaxing.

The 1st time I ever saw a large cruise ship up close was in Venice. It was unreal!!! My parents have been to Venice a lot. We all went 10 years ago. They go to the same restaurants each trip.

I will post them all tomorrow.

Not sure if anyone is Jewish. They have an amazing Jewish section with a synagogue.

We loved Venice. It was such a vacation after spending 3 days in Rome. I felt like I was in a movie

We picked Greece as we have never been.

Greece seems so stressful now with planning. I think I just want to wander around Venice and eat!!
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:04 AM   #259
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I am most likely going to change. This itinerary seems more relaxing.

We picked Greece as we have never been.

Greece seems so stressful now with planning. I think I just want to wander around Venice and eat!!
We picked this itinerary because we had promised our son if he had not been to Venice before he graduated high school, we'd take him for graduation. He'll actually be between junior and senior year when we make this trip.

However, DH was hoping that the itinerary would include both Venice AND Greece (particularly Athens). But since it didn't, he had me price it out with DVC points for Greece and lo and behold, we are B2B'ing so we get to do both. i'm looking forward to Greece, but I think I'm more exciteda bout having the opportunity to do the common ports twice! I nearly always leave a cruise port wishing we'd had more time!
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ok. I emailed DU to switch to this cruise!!

My parents will be in Venice at the same time so it all makes sense!!

There is this cheese shop where you can sit and have a snack and a drink. All the cheeses/olives etc were all lined up behind the counter and you just point to what you want. It was like a piece of heaven sitting there.

I told my mom we were considering changing to Venice and the first thing she said was "remember the cheese shop"

Will be me (Debbie) and my husband (Marty) we have 4 kids and leaving them all home

We are celebrating 20 years of marriage and my 50th Birthday for the cruise. I am really really really scared leaving the kids home (MIL will come stay). They will be at time of cruise 17, 14, 8 and my married oldest dd wil be 30.
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oh and I am praying. I called the school asking of their school calender was done for next year and they said no. I am praying school is over before we leave YIKES. Typically we end the 3rd week of June but with my luck there will be some freak reason we go until the last week.

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ok. I emailed DU to switch to this cruise!!

My parents will be in Venice at the same time so it all makes sense!!

There is this cheese shop where you can sit and have a snack and a drink. All the cheeses/olives etc were all lined up behind the counter and you just point to what you want. It was like a piece of heaven sitting there.

I told my mom we were considering changing to Venice and the first thing she said was "remember the cheese shop"

Will be me (Debbie) and my husband (Marty) we have 4 kids and leaving them all home

We are celebrating 20 years of marriage and my 50th Birthday for the cruise. I am really really really scared leaving the kids home (MIL will come stay). They will be at time of cruise 17, 14, 8 and my married oldest dd wil be 30.

Debbie - welcome! DH and I are celebrating 20 yrs this spring but we're bringing the kids! How fun that youre parents will be in Venice at the same time. We met some relatives in Helsinki when we did the DCL Baltic in 2010 - it was so great to hang out with them that day. I'll get you added to the "who's sailing" list in the first post of the thread. Welcome aboard!
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Thanks!

We wanted to bring the kids My daughter will be going to college the following year and her choices are pricey!!!

This July we had the NYC Magic booked and it was $9200 for the 5 of us so I canceled and booked NCL and the money that I saved doing that paid for half of my Med cruise.

I really wanted to sail the Magic from NYC but oh well.

Maybe I will hit lotto and I will take you all to the cheese shop LOL

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DU just confirmed my change. So you are all stuck with me

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I had a nice sideways cabin for Greece. None available for Venice but I will keep checking. I am sure DU must hate me by now.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:16 AM   #265
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oh and I am praying. I called the school asking of their school calender was done for next year and they said no. I am praying school is over before we leave YIKES. Typically we end the 3rd week of June but with my luck there will be some freak reason we go until the last week.

Our calendar isn't out either, and I'm sweating also. We also usually end the third week, and with DD a freshman in HS, she can't miss anytime at the end of the year due to finals!!!! I'm stalking the Board of Ed site hoping they'll post the calendars soon. Our friends who are also cruising with us, do have their calendars out, and their last day is the 26th, so they're pulling their DD out for the last day to fly in the day before. They have an additional week off than we do, so I'm hoping we'll still get out on the 21st or earlier.
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I called our district admin office and the woman was kind of rude about it. Oh well. She said it has not been voted on yet. I then called the HS office and they said it should be posted soon and to keep checking the school website.

I want to be able to get my then 8 year old set for day camp and all before I leave. My then 17 year old will really be in charge even though MIL will be here. I am also counting on her passing her license so she can drive her sister to camp each day (very close to my house).

I am counting on a lot of things falling in place. Kinda scary and exciting at the same time.

This sailing was also $400 cheaper then the Greece sailing I was on so that was a bonus! Although I did really want a sideways since we will be in an inside cabin.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:28 AM   #267
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I called our district admin office and the woman was kind of rude about it. Oh well. She said it has not been voted on yet. I then called the HS office and they said it should be posted soon and to keep checking the school website.

I want to be able to get my then 8 year old set for day camp and all before I leave. My then 17 year old will really be in charge even though MIL will be here. I am also counting on her passing her license so she can drive her sister to camp each day (very close to my house).

I am counting on a lot of things falling in place. Kinda scary and exciting at the same time.

This sailing was also $400 cheaper then the Greece sailing I was on so that was a bonus! Although I did really want a sideways since we will be in an inside cabin.
I'm not bothering calling. We've been in this district for 12 years, and in those 12 years, NOT ONCE have the kids gone past the third week, unless there is a ton of snow days.... With Labor Day being early in September this year, they'll probably start us on the 4th to try to get us out by the 21st. Camps around here usually start the last week in June, so I'm sure they BOfE will figure it out.

I'm mean mommy... I'm putting the kids across the hall in the inside...... Hey, they should be happy they're going.....
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We are lucky in that our school calendar comes out in late January / early February, and they generally try to get us out by the end of May / first few days of June. But we start back August 20th (or around then generally) and we don't get lots of days off. Labor Day, Teacher Planning Day in late October, Veteran's Day, three days at T'giving. two weeks at Christmas, MLK Jr. day, and a week plus one day at Spring Break (usually 3rd week of March). That's it. No mid-Feb break (they moved the President's day to the Monday after spring break). So for the spring semester, the only days off are spring break - which makes this time of year really long for the kids, plus after spring break is testing scattered throughout the last nine weeks. Ugh. They hate the 4th 9 weeks.
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ok. I emailed DU to switch to this cruise!!

My parents will be in Venice at the same time so it all makes sense!!

There is this cheese shop where you can sit and have a snack and a drink. All the cheeses/olives etc were all lined up behind the counter and you just point to what you want. It was like a piece of heaven sitting there.

I told my mom we were considering changing to Venice and the first thing she said was "remember the cheese shop"

Will be me (Debbie) and my husband (Marty) we have 4 kids and leaving them all home

We are celebrating 20 years of marriage and my 50th Birthday for the cruise. I am really really really scared leaving the kids home (MIL will come stay). They will be at time of cruise 17, 14, 8 and my married oldest dd wil be 30.
I like cheese
Our original plan was to leave our kids home as well, but it looks like we might be adding them on


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oh and I am praying. I called the school asking of their school calender was done for next year and they said no. I am praying school is over before we leave YIKES. Typically we end the 3rd week of June but with my luck there will be some freak reason we go until the last week.

Hope that works out

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Thanks!

We wanted to bring the kids My daughter will be going to college the following year and her choices are pricey!!!

This July we had the NYC Magic booked and it was $9200 for the 5 of us so I canceled and booked NCL and the money that I saved doing that paid for half of my Med cruise.

I really wanted to sail the Magic from NYC but oh well.

Maybe I will hit lotto and I will take you all to the cheese shop LOL

Cheese is good
My son is going to college next year and I was glad he decided to stay in-state. Heck I was relieved he got his applications in by the deadline

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DU just confirmed my change. So you are all stuck with me

Cabin #6603

I had a nice sideways cabin for Greece. None available for Venice but I will keep checking. I am sure DU must hate me by now.
I would keep checking periodically on the DCL website and make sure DU knows you prefer a sideways cabin too. We are so far out from the cruise date I would not be surprised if one opened up at some point.

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Thanks for the response. I will encourage my sister to make reservations.
I am both excited and nervous about sightseeing in the ports on my own with my then 16 year old daughter.
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