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Old 04-03-2013, 06:56 AM   #1261
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In 2010 we also had problems with getting a taxi, waited at least 90 minutes(probably closer to 2 hours)... We had late dining so walked off after we finished breakfast, so probably around 9. Personally after experiencing the problem and knowing that you have 4 people with luggage, I"d find another private company The problem is that with 4 people and luggage you'll be required to take a van taxi (like us) and they aren't as numerous as the regular ones. Even with walking off as soon as you can, you still might have issues.
That's what I was afraid of...

We usually get breakfast at the deck 9 buffet on our last morning rather than visit the dining rooms, but I don't want to risk things.

I'll check with our DU TA to see if she has any suggestions for private transfers. My DH insisted we leave the day we disembark and since I was low on vacation time at work it seemed best but now I am wishing we booked airfare to stay overnight.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:00 AM   #1262
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That's what I was afraid of...

We usually get breakfast at the deck 9 buffet on our last morning rather than visit the dining rooms, but I don't want to risk things.

I'll check with our DU TA to see if she has any suggestions for private transfers. My DH insisted we leave the day we disembark and since I was low on vacation time at work it seemed best but now I am wishing we booked airfare to stay overnight.
We have Barcelona airport transfers booked for our transfers..... Maybe book DCL transfers to the airport......
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:28 AM   #1263
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Nicole what time were you waiting for the taxi after disembarking?

I just canceled our private transfers from the ship to the airport (the company made some changes that did not sit well with me) and now I am trying to decide if we should go with taxis or not. If it is just a matter of getting off the ship earlier than most others to make sure we get a taxi fast then I would stick with a taxi...but if we are walking off with our luggage as early as possible and still have to wait an hour for a taxi then I am going to look for another transport option.

We have an 11:55 am flight to make and I have heard the drive is about 30 minutes to the airport...and yes have trip insurance in case DCL gets delayed so much that we miss our flight..
But I am thinking that if we aim to be among the first people off the ship we should be ok.
I honestly couldn't tell you what time it was, but it was not early as we had no reason to rush and I have teenagers!
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:35 AM   #1264
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We have Barcelona airport transfers booked for our transfers..... Maybe book DCL transfers to the airport......
Checking on that now

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I honestly couldn't tell you what time it was, but it was not early as we had no reason to rush and I have teenagers!
My DS (19) would sleep all day and game all night if he could get away with it

And I have to check now to make sure my DD15 is not on her laptop late at night too.

I am assuming the first sea day they will be sleeping in pretty late...anyone told their stateroom host to skip their cabin so their teens could sleep in one morning
Wondering if this would just make things easier for everyone at least on the first sea day...
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:44 AM   #1265
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We are less than 3 months to our cruise date now...have I missed talk about fish extenders

Anyone have the most recent number participating?
I want to do this but I also don't want to spend a lot of time delivering FE gifts either. The number of participants on previous cruises went pretty high
I don't know that anyone officially said they would coordinate this.
If no one else wants to do it, I'll do it, but I'll need everyone's cooperation by making sure to sign up and provide their cabin number and such.

We have a big group on the June 15th cruise but with a longer cruise, you have more time to deliver We usually take a few with us whenever we're going somewhere - like to dinner, to get a drink, to the movies, etc., or maybe while the laundry is washing, we'll take some. I like delivering throughout the week because it's fun to still find stuff in your FE later in the week - a nice surprise!

I'll check the spreadsheet to see how many folks have signed up already and then post a link again here - it's in the very first post of this thread, too.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:49 AM   #1266
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Checking on that now



My DS (19) would sleep all day and game all night if he could get away with it

And I have to check now to make sure my DD15 is not on her laptop late at night too.

I am assuming the first sea day they will be sleeping in pretty late...anyone told their stateroom host to skip their cabin so their teens could sleep in one morning
Wondering if this would just make things easier for everyone at least on the first sea day...
This is a funny question! We totally have this problem, I always feel so bad for our stateroom host! We always get 2 connecting rooms, one is the "cave" where the big kids are and I would guess on sea days, it usually doesn't get cleaned at least half the time! I always tell our stateroom host that we don't mind as long as our half is clean.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:56 AM   #1267
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Ok, I just checked and there are only 15 cabins signed up for Fish Extenders but several undecided's. There are 43 DISers who have added themselves to the roll call.

Use this form to add yourself to the Roll Call if you haven't already: Roll Call Form.

Check the spreadhseet here to see if you signed up for Fish Extenders or not, and if you're undecided, you can change to a Yes or No here as well.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:02 AM   #1268
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Ok, I just checked and there are only 15 cabins signed up for Fishe Extenders but several undecided's. There are 43 DISers who have added themselves to the roll call.

Use this form to add yourself to the Roll Call if you haven't already: Roll Call Form.

Check the spreadhseet here to see if you signed up for Fish Extenders or not, and if you're undecided, you can change to a Yes or No here as well.
Thank you for checking into it! Maybe more people will join as it is such a small number. Shall we make May 1st our cutoff date or is that too late for everyone?
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This is a funny question! We totally have this problem, I always feel so bad for our stateroom host! We always get 2 connecting rooms, one is the "cave" where the big kids are and I would guess on sea days, it usually doesn't get cleaned at least half the time! I always tell our stateroom host that we don't mind as long as our half is clean.
Funny you call it a cave - that's what we call our teenagers's rooms - their caves. But since we share one room, I do want our room cleaned every day. Nathan doesn't want to sleep so late that he can't get to sleep at night, so we always have him tell us what time he wants to be up by on the days we don't have to get up early for an excursion. Then for Zachary, we tell him he has to be up by a specific time - but on the cruise, he usually bases it on what the next day's activities are in the youth program - he'll check the Navigator the night before and then tell me when he wants to be up by.

As for me, I am an early riser on cruises because I don't want to miss anything! Like a sunrise - or I'm so excited to see where we are when we are going into a new port. Now on a sea day, I'm more likely to sleep in. DH will sleep in on vacation but at home he is the super-early riser.

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My DS (19) would sleep all day and game all night if he could get away with it

And I have to check now to make sure my DD15 is not on her laptop late at night too.

I am assuming the first sea day they will be sleeping in pretty late...anyone told their stateroom host to skip their cabin so their teens could sleep in one morning
Wondering if this would just make things easier for everyone at least on the first sea day...
You can always leave a note on your door for your stateroom host, or if they are like the ones we often had, they are in the hallway pretty early so I'll go out for breakfast and just let him know if the guys are sleeping for a bit. I do think they start later on rooms on sea days because they know people are going to be sleeping.

I like to have our room cleaned before lunch at least because I like to enjoy the cabin during the day and don't feel like I can as much when the upper berth is still down and the couch is someone's bed
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Thank you for checking into it! Maybe more people will join as it is such a small number. Shall we make May 1st our cutoff date or is that too late for everyone?
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Thank you for checking into it! Maybe more people will join as it is such a small number. Shall we make May 1st our cutoff date or is that too late for everyone?
I was thinking April 19th to sign up - that's just over two weeks and gives two weekends for people to sign up for those that only get online during the weekend.

Here's the list of DISers who have signed up as a Yes or an Undecided:

NZDisneymom Yes
Golden lover Undecided
MrsScooby Undecided
Team Renshaw Yes
Bill3540 Yes
lmcarr Undecided
Tashaschindel Yes
kmitchel Yes
seaulater Yes
Gydell Yes
lgajohnson Undecided
just drea Yes
BeachGirlNJ Yes
dorothyn Undecided
yensidfan Yes
CptJackandCrew undecided
lisamcarr Undecided
redcoral33 Undecided
Wrabitdad Yes
poohmomof5 Yes
elm95376 Undecided
Michael - no DIS Name Yes
StuChang Yes
dakridge Undecided
MEB51 yes
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I was thinking April 19th to sign up - that's just over two weeks and gives two weekends for people to sign up for those that only get online during the weekend.

Here's the list of DISers who have signed up as a Yes or an Undecided:

NZDisneymom Yes
Golden lover Undecided
MrsScooby Undecided
Team Renshaw Yes
Bill3540 Yes
lmcarr Undecided
Tashaschindel Yes
kmitchel Yes
seaulater Yes
Gydell Yes
lgajohnson Undecided
just drea Yes
BeachGirlNJ Yes
dorothyn Undecided
yensidfan Yes
CptJackandCrew undecided
lisamcarr Undecided
redcoral33 Undecided
Wrabitdad Yes
poohmomof5 Yes
elm95376 Undecided
Michael - no DIS Name Yes
StuChang Yes
dakridge Undecided
MEB51 yes
I think your date is fine as well! Lets get signing up people!!!
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I think your date is fine as well! Lets get signing up people!!!
Earlier sign-up by date is purely selfish for me because we leave June 11th
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Earlier sign-up by date is purely selfish for me because we leave June 11th
Since you seem to have volunteered yourself for the job, you may as well be selfish!
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Ok, I just checked and there are only 15 cabins signed up for Fish Extenders but several undecided's. There are 43 DISers who have added themselves to the roll call.

Use this form to add yourself to the Roll Call if you haven't already: Roll Call Form.

Check the spreadhseet here to see if you signed up for Fish Extenders or not, and if you're undecided, you can change to a Yes or No here as well.
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Thank you for checking into it! Maybe more people will join as it is such a small number. Shall we make May 1st our cutoff date or is that too late for everyone?
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I was thinking April 19th to sign up - that's just over two weeks and gives two weekends for people to sign up for those that only get online during the weekend.

Here's the list of DISers who have signed up as a Yes or an Undecided:

NZDisneymom Yes
Golden lover Undecided
MrsScooby Undecided
Team Renshaw Yes
Bill3540 Yes
lmcarr Undecided
Tashaschindel Yes
kmitchel Yes
seaulater Yes
Gydell Yes
lgajohnson Undecided
just drea Yes
BeachGirlNJ Yes
dorothyn Undecided
yensidfan Yes
CptJackandCrew undecided
lisamcarr Undecided
redcoral33 Undecided
Wrabitdad Yes
poohmomof5 Yes
elm95376 Undecided
Michael - no DIS Name Yes
StuChang Yes
dakridge Undecided
MEB51 yes
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Since you seem to have volunteered yourself for the job, you may as well be selfish!
Thanks so much !
Put me as a yes
Have to have a cutoff point somewhere.
And we can always form a second group of latecomers of needed.
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