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Old 12-28-2012, 02:28 PM   #811
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Just wanted to say hello and introduce ourselves. I am Nancy and my DD is Nancy-Paris (will be age 9). We just got off the Panama Canal repositioning (still swaying but less than yesterday) with the Wonder. It was an absolutely lovely cruise! This will be our 9th Disney, with our first in the Med years ago with Disney.
While on the most recent cruise of 14 days, I was reminded once again how much I adore sea days. The 12 day Venice cruise is jam packed with wonderful ports, and don't like that we will just running around, not enjoying Disney as much. DD especially enjoyed bonding in the Lab with other children.
I have a question to ask---is anyone else waiting to confirm after the final payment is due?

Welcome to the thread. I've added you to the "who's sailing" list in the first post of the thread. I'm not sure what you mean by waiting to confirm?

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We are looking forward to the Med Cruise, We just got off the Repositioning Panama Canal on the Disney Wonder. Happy Holidays.
Welcome to Team Renshaw as well!


As a reminder, here's some helpful group information from the first post of the thread - if you're interested in joining the Facebook group, and to add your information to the Roll Call (and sign up for Fish Extender if you're interested.)

Facebook Group - send a PM to kmitchel or jel0511 if you want to join so they can add you.


Add yourself to the Who's Sailing spreadsheet here: Roll Call Form. You can also sign up for the Fish Extender through the same form. You should be able to see your entry (and make modifications later on if you need to) here.
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we just got off the end of the world cruise on the Fantasy and booked this cruise--we have wanted to do the med cruise for several years, and now is our chance! looking forward to meeting all of you in the med!!!!

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Old 12-29-2012, 07:14 AM   #813
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we just got off the end of the world cruise on the Fantasy and booked this cruise--we have wanted to do the med cruise for several years, and now is our chance! looking forward to meeting all of you in the med!!!!

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Welcome! Please add yourself to the roll call spreadsheet... Link in first post... If you haven't already.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:17 AM   #814
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Happy holidays everyone. Almost at the six month mark.
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Happy holidays everyone. Just got off the Magic Dec 21st. Had a great time. All of the CM are excited to go to the Med next summer and a few are asking for extensions on their contracts so they can stay through July 9th.

We requested a certain server on the cruise we were just on, but he was on vacation. Got new ones and they were great.

Can't wait to get back on June 15-July 9th for 24 nights of Magic!
Happy Holidays a little late
Getting excited for this trip too

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We are looking forward to the Med Cruise, We just got off the Repositioning Panama Canal on the Disney Wonder. Happy Holidays.
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Hello everyone
Just wanted to say hello and introduce ourselves. I am Nancy and my DD is Nancy-Paris (will be age 9). We just got off the Panama Canal repositioning (still swaying but less than yesterday) with the Wonder. It was an absolutely lovely cruise! This will be our 9th Disney, with our first in the Med years ago with Disney.
While on the most recent cruise of 14 days, I was reminded once again how much I adore sea days. The 12 day Venice cruise is jam packed with wonderful ports, and don't like that we will just running around, not enjoying Disney as much. DD especially enjoyed bonding in the Lab with other children.
I have a question to ask---is anyone else waiting to confirm after the final payment is due?
welcome aboard
I'm Laurie and traveling with my DH Darren, DS19 and DD(15 will be 16).
Team Renshaw we did the PC Repo back in 2008 and loved it. Not as many sea days on this cruise though so planning on doing very little on our last sea day to recoup.
nancy, we pay in full a few days prior to the date we can book Palo/excursions/checkin which for gold cc members is March 13th. DCL should send you some kind of notification to let you know what your date is for booking things or you can check their website for your reservation details.

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Six months from today we will be boarding for our cruise!

It seems like a long way away but it will be here before we know it, especially as we get closer to the dates we can book excursions.

Anyone on this cruise going to be at WDW for Marathon Week-end in a couple of weeks? Hoping to see you at the WISH meet if that is the case.

Welcome aboard to our new folks!
We'll be at WDW the first weekend in January for a short trip (using up DVC points). Is that when you are there?

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2 months from today I can do my excursions. Does anyone remember what time we can register to check in?
I think it varies
On our past 2 cruises it was a few hours after excursion/Palo booking was open.

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I think I read that someone besides me will be staying at the Hotel Petit Palace Boquería Barcelona. Does anyone remember who it is?
Me
The last few reviews on Trip Advisor for this hotel have not been great, but they all agree the location is very good. Since we are only there for 2 nights we are fine with less than perfect service. Reports of bug problems are the only thing that would cause me to switch at this point (knock on wood-hope I didn't jinx it).
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:21 AM   #815
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we just got off the end of the world cruise on the Fantasy and booked this cruise--we have wanted to do the med cruise for several years, and now is our chance! looking forward to meeting all of you in the med!!!!

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welcome aboard

We also have been looking to do the Med for many years as well.
When they included Venice as a port that was what had me hooked.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:35 AM   #816
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Were you on the July 18th 2010 Baltic Mrs. Scooby? We were on that one..
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:02 PM   #817
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We'll be at WDW the first weekend in January for a short trip (using up DVC points). Is that when you are there?
I will be there January 9th through the 13th at OKW using the last of my DVC points for a very long time thanks to this cruise.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:48 PM   #818
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Were you on the July 18th 2010 Baltic Mrs. Scooby? We were on that one..
Yup
Wasn't that an amazing cruise
Perfect combination of port and sea days.
Plus I liked that the fish extender group was on the small size.


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I will be there January 9th through the 13th at OKW using the last of my DVC points for a very long time thanks to this cruise.
Sorry we'll miss you.
Looking forward to checking out Be Our Guest, new rides/land in the Magic Kingdom, the new test track and other new stuff
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:22 AM   #819
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Well, spent some time researching transfer options in Barcelona and thought I would pass on some things I found.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g1...n.Summary.html

I did look through some posts on cruiscritic and found many that recommended taking a taxi from the airport to your hotel/port and cost being about 30 euros for 4 people.

We are coming in on a red eye and my DH wanted our own van waiting for us so we opted for suntransfers. The price was 54 euro for a 6 person minivan. We only have 4 people but didn't want to be crowded into a car with our luggage. The cost is refundable up to about 2 days prior to date I think.

I'm thinking of booking a segway tour while in Barcelona. We did something like this is Copenhagen on our Baltic cruise and my kids loved it.
http://www.barcelonasegwayglides.com/
Not sure if booking this on the day we arrive to make sure we stay awake or waiting until the next day (6/26/13).
If anyone else wants to do this as a group let me know
The segways are very easy to learn how to use
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:15 PM   #820
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Happy New Year's Eve!

I suppose it is finally time to introduce myself to the group...

We booked this cruise on opening day, but it has been a heck of a year and in the back of my mind I was afraid to get too attached to it because we might have to cancel.

DH and I really looking forward to this. We will be travelling by ourselves as our kids are kids no longer! They are both married with jobs and mortgages.

We were in BCN for a few jetlagged hours prior to the 2010 WBTA so we didn't see much of it. I have never been to Italy or France and have always wanted to go. There is so much to see and do that I am having a hard time in cutting the must sees down to what we can realistically do while we are in Port.

Plane tickets are booked and it suddenly occurs to me that I only have 6 weeks to decide what excursions we are going to want. Aaack! Time to get busy.

My plan is to try to decide on a port a week. We will see how that works...

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Old 12-31-2012, 01:01 PM   #821
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I'm thinking of booking a segway tour while in Barcelona. We did something like this is Copenhagen on our Baltic cruise and my kids loved it.
http://www.barcelonasegwayglides.com/
Not sure if booking this on the day we arrive to make sure we stay awake or waiting until the next day (6/26/13).

Laurie - that sounds like a lot of fun. I would recommend doing it the day after you arrive because if you have flight delays, you don't want to run into your Segway tour time. In 2007, we were supposed to arrive by 9 a.m. but didn't make it in til noon which put us at the hotel and ready to finally go out for the day just after 3 p.m. We were exhausted, too. When we went to London for the Baltic, we arrived on time and had booked the London Eye for the afternoon but there was a pretty big window that we could go during, so we had time to rest before heading out for the afternoon - but we were still so tired that we couldn't do much more than stumble around the British Museum Anyway, I'd probably do it for our family the day after we got in unless you had something else you were planning to do for the day. We are planning to do the HOHO the day after we arrive.


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I suppose it is finally time to introduce myself to the group...

My plan is to try to decide on a port a week. We will see how that works...

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Kathy - welcome to the group! I suspect we'll have several more DISers join us as we're under the 6 months mark and heading into excursion planning / booking phase It is a lot to figure out. Our first time through, we slammed each port full of touring and my children BEGGED me to NEVER do that to them again They were quite a bit younger then (in 2007) but I have heeded that as we are trying to not have two heavy-port days in a row. We will go to Florence as a heavy-port day, and of course Venice will also be a heavy-port day and a half Because we are back-to-backing, we'll do Rome as a heavy day on the previous sailing so we can have an easier day on this itinerary which will let us do Pompeii, too. I can't wait for DCL to put out the info for Venice and Dubrovnik.
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Does anyone have any idea what the nights will be (Formal, Pirate, etc.)?
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Does anyone have any idea what the nights will be (Formal, Pirate, etc.)?
I don't know when they will be but there is a sea day between Naples and Venice and another one between Dubrovnik and Malta. I would guess Formal Night would be the first sea day. We'll be the first DCL into Venice so I'm hoping there will be some sort of hoopla for us coming into port even though we'll be arriving mid-day.

Here's our schedule - it looks like we have a couple of early departures, so maybe Pirate night will be on an early-departure day.

Itinerary with port times:
Thursday, June 27 Barcelona, Spain - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, June 28 Villefranche, France 8:45 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 29 La Spezia, Italy 7:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 30 Civitavecchia, Italy 7:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Monday, July 1 Naples, Italy 7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 2 At Sea - -
Wednesday, July 3 Venice, Italy 1:00 p.m. -
Thursday, July 4 Venice, Italy - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, July 5 Dubrovnik, Croatia 1:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 6 At Sea - -
Sunday, July 7 Valetta, Malta 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, July 8 At Sea - -
Tuesday, July 9 Barcelona, Spain 7:00 a.m. -
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