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Old 04-15-2013, 05:32 PM   #1396
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I looked online and there is availability for an extra night and if we had the Marriott points, I would book it. But we don't so no deal. I also called DCL to have them request at least one of the two rooms we have to have two twin beds so the boys don't have to sleep together.
I requested that our rooms be connecting but my TA told me that DCL can't guarantee connecting. So I didn't ask for the twin request. I just hope the rooms are connecting or we will have to split into girls room and boys room. I'll pack accordingly just in case we are separated.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:46 PM   #1397
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hi everyone...have not posted in awhile ...we are still going

just got back from a great spring trip with Lori jel0511 now I can focus on the Med

Just got off the phone with travel agent..I was getting concerned with the pre and post stay we booked with Disney at the Rennaisance with all three of us staying in one room and I just read a lot of reviews saying the hotel is very nice but the rooms are very small and I went on to the marriott website and all the rooms i saw said no roll aways so i was getting a little nervous...but travel agent spoke to disney and said we are in a executive room which will have either a king or queen and a roll away and that it is 340sq feet so we should be fine...Here's hoping the room will be ready when we get there...i Know wishful thinking

Also found out that our disney OBC went up from $250 to $350 because we have moved from gold to platinum since we had made this booking a while ago. Always can use more money on board.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:06 PM   #1398
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Does anybody know if we will need to bring our passports off the ship each time we go on an excursion? I was hoping we wouldn't have to do that?
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Does anybody know if we will need to bring our passports off the ship each time we go on an excursion? I was hoping we wouldn't have to do that?
No...only your sea pass.....and a charge card or Euros.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:13 PM   #1400
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I haven't mentioned it before, but thanks to those who mentioned that they added exclusive sistine chapel excursions. I had not realized that when we were first booking our excursions and so we changed our excursion in Rome from the catacombs to one that includes the exclusive sistine chapel!
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:14 PM   #1401
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You are welcome. We did the exclusive Sistine Chapel tour in 2007 with Disney and it was worth the whole trip. We were in a small group after hours and were free to roam and TAKE VIDEO AND PICTURES!!!! (which is not allowed during regular hours. It was amazing. Our guide was really knowledgable about the history of St. Peters and even kept the kids interested. Disney does employ excellent guide services.
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Also found out that our disney OBC went up from $250 to $350 because we have moved from gold to platinum since we had made this booking a while ago. Always can use more money on board.
I thought that they changed the OBC program and it is always the same now no matter your castaway level? Can anybody clarify? When we booked this cruise we were only silver level, but now we are gold. Yet, I don't believe our OBC will be magically upgraded.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:33 PM   #1404
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Does anybody know if we will need to bring our passports off the ship each time we go on an excursion? I was hoping we wouldn't have to do that?
You need your KTTW card and any photo id. I take color copies of our passports off with us and leave the actual passports in the safe onboard.
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Does anybody know if we will need to bring our passports off the ship each time we go on an excursion? I was hoping we wouldn't have to do that?
I emailed DCL to double check and they said your Key to the World Card and a photo ID is all you need.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:48 AM   #1407
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I thought that they changed the OBC program and it is always the same now no matter your castaway level? Can anybody clarify? When we booked this cruise we were only silver level, but now we are gold. Yet, I don't believe our OBC will be magically upgraded.
I should have clarified....this trip is from a dummy reservation that I made before the new OBC rules went into effect. You are correct that right now all new reservations it is the same OBC no matter what castaway club level you are .
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I requested that our rooms be connecting but my TA told me that DCL can't guarantee connecting. So I didn't ask for the twin request. I just hope the rooms are connecting or we will have to split into girls room and boys room. I'll pack accordingly just in case we are separated.
In 2007, our rooms were on the same floor but not near each other (different hotel than Renaissance). Because the boys were so much younger, DH stayed with one and I stayed with the other. I kept all the luggage with me and sent DH / DS with their toiletries, pj's and clothes for the next morning. Then because luggage pickup was at 9 AM, I had DH bring me their stuff back before that so I could pack it all up and they could go back to sleep just in their clothes

This time the boys are old enough that they can stay in a room by themselves, thus the need for the twin beds. If there aren't twin beds in one of the rooms, DH and I will probably split up unless the boys agree to get along and not complain about having to sleep together in exchange for having a room without us Since we will be there two nights, I am hoping that there will be twin beds for them and a not-twin-bed situation for me and DH. We will be spending the following 24 nights in a cabin together so we will want to spread out as much as we can before boarding and applying pixie dust.

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Just got off the phone with travel agent..I was getting concerned with the pre and post stay we booked with Disney at the Rennaisance with all three of us staying in one room and I just read a lot of reviews saying the hotel is very nice but the rooms are very small and I went on to the marriott website and all the rooms i saw said no roll aways so i was getting a little nervous...but travel agent spoke to disney and said we are in a executive room which will have either a king or queen and a roll away and that it is 340sq feet so we should be fine...Here's hoping the room will be ready when we get there...i Know wishful thinking
DCL is good about making sure that the pre-cruise hotel is suitable for accommodating party size. We were happy in London that they had rooms to accommodate four. We do keep reminding ourselves that rooms are smaller in Europe but we're about to spend time in a smaller place on the ship In fact over spring break, the hotel room we were in (holiday inn express), we stayed in a "suite" room which was a little larger than regular hotel rooms but much larger feeling than our cabin will be.

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Does anybody know if we will need to bring our passports off the ship each time we go on an excursion? I was hoping we wouldn't have to do that?
As others have said, no need for a passport off the ship. We have had ports where we've needed them but not on this itinerary We carry a copy of our passports with us into port so we'll have them should we need them, and we keep an electronic copy where our emergency contact person at home can get to them if necessary.
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