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Old 08-06-2013, 06:49 AM   #166
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This is neat! I though you might like this. Maybe I'll post it on the Med planning thread too.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx
If you create a log in and name the Disney ships under My Fleet, anytime you return & click on my fleet it will show you all 4 ships all over the world.
I was watching the Magic dock in Barcelona (not live video but the tracking is) and noticed a strange time zone they use. (UCT?) It's not local Barcelona time either. So I dug deeper and found this, also helpful too.

http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/
Thanks for this.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:23 PM   #167
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I totally agree, the more the merrier It would be great to meet everyone who's been chatting on here

I have had to rethink which suitcases we are taking today as when I was packing it soon became clear that the ones I'd chosen just aren't big enough. of course I'm blaming it on Oscar's nappies rather than my dresses!

hubby got more time off work so we are going to go to Port Aventura in Salou for 5 days prior to the cruise now which means an extra case.

does anyone know if we need to print off registration for Flounders Nursery or Kids clubs?
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:53 PM   #168
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Thanks everyone, you are all lovely!

Pinkytink, my husband and kids would be jealous to hear that you are off to Porta Ventura! We will be in Barcelona for a couple of days pre-cruise and they were trying their best to persuade me to head there instead of staying in the city. Big bad old Mum has put her foot down because I am so looking forward to exploring Barcelona! Don't feel too sorry for them because before Barcelona we have 3 nights in Disneyland Paris...I think they will survive! We are actually getting the train from Paris to Barcelona and although it is a long journey (about 6 hours), I am quite excited about having the opportunity to watch the changing scenery through France and Spain while avoiding the dreaded airplane. Mind you, I still have to fly to Paris and back from Barcelona - yuck! We leave on Sunday, so I suppose I should get back to the ironing...
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:00 PM   #169
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I have a question for those travelling from the UK. I picked up a bunch of stuff from my TA on Saturday but I'm convinced I'm missing tickets. I was given a booklet telling the trips I'd booked, what I needed to do etc, luggage tags and a printed off voucher. When I asked where the tickets were she said that's all I needed. (I'm not convinced as its the first disney cruise they have booked, the booklet had been sat there for two weeks when I'd been told the tickets wouldn't arrive until this weekend ).

Basically my question is should I be expecting tickets too or is the voucher all I can expect?
Your tickets will be in your room in advance of any pre booked excursions ttxx
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:51 PM   #170
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I totally agree, the more the merrier It would be great to meet everyone who's been chatting on here

I have had to rethink which suitcases we are taking today as when I was packing it soon became clear that the ones I'd chosen just aren't big enough. of course I'm blaming it on Oscar's nappies rather than my dresses!

hubby got more time off work so we are going to go to Port Aventura in Salou for 5 days prior to the cruise now which means an extra case.

does anyone know if we need to print off registration for Flounders Nursery or Kids clubs?

See you there, we arrive at Port Aventura on the Thursday prior to the cruise.
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:56 PM   #171
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Thanks everyone, you are all lovely!

Pinkytink, my husband and kids would be jealous to hear that you are off to Porta Ventura! We will be in Barcelona for a couple of days pre-cruise and they were trying their best to persuade me to head there instead of staying in the city. Big bad old Mum has put her foot down because I am so looking forward to exploring Barcelona! Don't feel too sorry for them because before Barcelona we have 3 nights in Disneyland Paris...I think they will survive! We are actually getting the train from Paris to Barcelona and although it is a long journey (about 6 hours), I am quite excited about having the opportunity to watch the changing scenery through France and Spain while avoiding the dreaded airplane. Mind you, I still have to fly to Paris and back from Barcelona - yuck! We leave on Sunday, so I suppose I should get back to the ironing...
We were going to drive to Barcelona and stop at Disneyland Paris on the way down but struggled to find anywhere secure to park the car near the port. I am dreading flying with my very strong willed 2 year old. My big boys would love the train journey.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:21 PM   #172
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See ya there! Are you staying on site? we are staying in an apartment in Salou.

We changed our original flights so we arrive in Bercelona this Sunday then we are hiring a car to head straight to Salou. We had already booked a hotel in Barcelona the night before the cruise as our original plan was to fly in on that day, so we will still be going to Barcelona on that Friday as planned as this hotel is non refundable. Not sure what time we will head there though, I would like to explore Barcelona for the day but I'm not sure what that will be like with a 2 year old and 13 year old in tow, I suspect they would rather spend another day in the water park in Salou

we looked at all sorts of logistics to go to Disneyland before flying to Barcelona on our original date but it would have been a nightmare by car and far too expensive changing and adding flights so we had to abandon that idea. We also looked at driving down in the motorhome but had the same problem with not finding secure enough parking in Barcelona. next time we'll get organised properly from the start!

Is anyone considering one of the excursions around Barcelona on the day we disembark?
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:58 PM   #173
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We did Port Aventura last year and had a fab time. Most days I ended up wearing a swimsuit top and tank top. Most of the students/ teens there just wore the bikini tops. I felt over dressed. My suggestion would be taken snacks for the kids - we took little packets of biscuits and fruit winders (and smuggled bread rolls and fruit from the breakfast) as its typically theme park priced.

We are flying to Barcelona on Thursday so only have two days befor ethe trip to explore and wind down but I've promised we would do Legoland this weekend. (I may be crazy )

I still have room in the case but I'm hoping to go back through and ditch a little more clothing this weekend. My plan is to walk from the hotel to the port so I don't want the case to be too heavy. Of course once we've walked it on Thursday (the plan is to visit the aquarium) I may change my mind.

If I don't catch up with everyone before they leave have safe flights, train journeys, fun at the theme parks and I look forward to meeting you next Saturday.

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Old 08-07-2013, 05:10 PM   #174
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Wow! One case I'm so jealous! I just find it impossible to pack light when I know I have luggage allowance to use! It's like some crazy reaction to counter balance only travelling with hand luggage when we go to Spain with easy jet! and I know I'm taking too much and that it won't all get warn - I just can't help myself! I'm hoping that our 3 cases and 1 hold all will reduce to just 3 cases by the time we return though - those pesky nappies!

Right, I'm going to finish the packing now, I want it all done by midnight!

have a great time in Legoland Crackleandpop, and safe journey if I don't catch you again before Sunday.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:14 PM   #175
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Fish extender

Can anyone tell me if I need to sew the ribbon at the top of the FE that loops onto the fish, so it's like a big handle or if I need to sew it on like 2 ribbons which tie together at the top once it is on the fish?
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Can anyone tell me if I need to sew the ribbon at the top of the FE that loops onto the fish, so it's like a big handle or if I need to sew it on like 2 ribbons which tie together at the top once it is on the fish?
My FE is one solid ribbon that I hang over the fish. I also bring a zip tie (and scissors to cut the zip tie) to make sure the FE doesn't disappear during the cruise.


Everyone: safe travels and I look forward to meeting you and your families very soon!
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:01 PM   #177
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Thanks Jeni, have a safe trip, see you next week
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Hi everyone, we are flying to Barcelona on Thursday and have 2 nights pre-cruise and can't wait. The spare bed now has a huge pile of clean clothes on it ready to be packed. We are travelling light as I know it will be hot and it will mostly be in thin stuff and I can do a wash on the boat.

For strong tea drinkers I do remember last time that the tea was quite wishy washy and I couldn't get a decent cup. Maybe it was Lipton's, can't remember. So take your brews with you if you need to.
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:32 AM   #179
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For Jenny

Jenny, my DD is 14, your DD will recognise her by the purple hair! When she finally crawls out of bed each day she will be at the kids' club or 'The Groovy Gang' as DH calls it (courtesy of Only Fools and Horses).
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My philosophy on packing these days is the more I pack, the more I have to wash, sort out and put away when I get home. So I have a list to stick to. My downfall tends to be chunky jewellery!
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