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Old 04-02-2013, 02:17 PM   #886
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rollcall update

FarnMor & JMTwo - I've updated our rollcall, on page one, 1st posting, to include both of you. Welcome.
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Hello to everyone. My name is Judy and I'm brand new to the disboards and this is my first post (although I've been stalking quite a while and need to thank all of you for the wealth of information you've provided )

My DH Jeff and I will be joining you on the June 1 Med cruise on the Magic! Can't wait to get my first passport stamp!!! We are from the Pittsburgh, PA area and this will be my 4th cruise and Jeff's 3rd cruise.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:55 PM   #888
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Hello to everyone. My name is Judy and I'm brand new to the disboards and this is my first post (although I've been stalking quite a while and need to thank all of you for the wealth of information you've provided )

My DH Jeff and I will be joining you on the June 1 Med cruise on the Magic! Can't wait to get my first passport stamp!!! We are from the Pittsburgh, PA area and this will be my 4th cruise and Jeff's 3rd cruise.

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Old 04-03-2013, 02:57 AM   #889
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Vedant: 13, Vihan 6, Ishaan: 3
Also travelling with my parents and my sister, so we're 7 in all and SUPER excited as this is our first Disney Cruise!
Anyone have an idea as to what time we need to leave the ship on the 8th? Our hotel is not granting us check-in before 2pm so we were hoping to stay on board till around 12. Any clue whether that's possible?:
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:52 AM   #890
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Just two little tidbits! First of all I've been reading Med trip reports like crazy and I'm getting a little nervous about how much pickpocketing I've seen! Is there anything that you do to make sure that you don't get pickpocketed or any precautions you take?

And second, I just bought Rick Steves' Mediterranean Cruise Ports book and it is fabulous! I'm not extremely far into it yet but he's got some great tips and information. I highly recommend it! He is all for doing ports on your own but he's also realistic and lets you know when you really SHOULD do an excursion or tour. Can't wait to read more!

Thanks!
Hey. I've travelled extensively all over the countries where pickpocketing is common with no problems whatsoever. The basic precautions I always take:
Make sure your purse/travel pouch is a zipped one, and not an open tote.
2. Don't carry a wallet in your back pocket, and keep only a minimal amount of cash in your wallet, keep the rest in a zip pouch attached to your waist. Don't keep your credit cards in your wallet either.
3. Don't leave your things unattended in crowded places.
4. Pickpockets in Spain normally work in groups, where 1 distracts you'll and the other makes away with your stuff while you're distracted, so make sure you stay alert at all times.
Hope this helps! :-)
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:10 AM   #891
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Roll Call

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Welcome - would you like me to add you to our roll call on page one, first posting?
Hey Val, could you please add us to the roll call as well:

Cabin #: 6118
Anand + Pramila (my parents)

Cabin # 6120
Megha + Vedant (me- 30 years and my brother - 13 years)

Cabin # 6604
Suditi + Vihaan + Ishaan (My sister and her 2 sons: 6 yrs old and 3 yrs old)

This is our first Disney cruise and we're very very excited! Can't wait for 1st June!
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:50 AM   #892
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Vedant: 13, Vihan 6, Ishaan: 3
Also travelling with my parents and my sister, so we're 7 in all and SUPER excited as this is our first Disney Cruise!
Anyone have an idea as to what time we need to leave the ship on the 8th? Our hotel is not granting us check-in before 2pm so we were hoping to stay on board till around 12. Any clue whether that's possible?:
Unfortunately you will be off the ship way befor 12pm. Disembarkation usually begins just after 7am as the ship has to be prepared for the next cruise and the new passengers board from around 12-12:30pm.

Btw Welcome !
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Vedant: 13, Vihan 6, Ishaan: 3
Also travelling with my parents and my sister, so we're 7 in all and SUPER excited as this is our first Disney Cruise!
Anyone have an idea as to what time we need to leave the ship on the 8th? Our hotel is not granting us check-in before 2pm so we were hoping to stay on board till around 12. Any clue whether that's possible?:



I think they make everyone get off by 9:30 or 10am as they need to get the ship ready for the next group that starts boarding around noon.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:36 AM   #894
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Vedant: 13, Vihan 6, Ishaan: 3
Also travelling with my parents and my sister, so we're 7 in all and SUPER excited as this is our first Disney Cruise!
Anyone have an idea as to what time we need to leave the ship on the 8th? Our hotel is not granting us check-in before 2pm so we were hoping to stay on board till around 12. Any clue whether that's possible?:
Welcome - rollcall updated.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:39 PM   #895
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Weather forecasts

This are averages for the month of June. I got the information from the Vacations To Go website, http://www.vacationstogo.com/cruise_...ic_Islands.cfm and confirmed it on http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/c...ionname=Europe

Barcelona, Spain
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
High 75
Low 60
Precipitation Days
Days 9
Humidity
Percent 85

Nice (Villefranche), France
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
High 74
Low 62
Precipitation
2 inches
Humidity
Percent 74

Cannes average temp 68, precipitation 6 days, average humidity morning 79% evening 66, average wind speed 9 mph
Monte Carlo average temp 61, precipitation 2 days,

La Spezia, Italy
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
High 64
Low 53
Precipitation
2 inches

Pisa average temp 67, precipitation 2 in, 5 days, average humidity 70%
Florence average temp 70, precipitation 2 in, 6 days, average humidity 68%

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
High 83
Low 60
Precipitation
1 inch
Humidity
Percent 83

Naples (Capri), Italy
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
High 79
Low 62
Average 71
Precipitation Days
Days 2

Pompeii average high temp 79, average low temp 60, precipitation 1 in

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Old 04-03-2013, 07:24 PM   #896
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Question Any pinochle players on board?

My name is Jeff and my DW JMTwo and I love to play pinochle, euchre, cribbage, rummy and other card games.

Are there any other card lovers?
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:09 AM   #897
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Thanks for the info. Someone suggested that we can book a day tour of barcelona so that will give us something to do and someplace to store our luggage, so we're gonna do that. Appreciate the help
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:11 AM   #898
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:57 AM   #899
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I was just curious about that. It would be nice to just leave it on the ship and have one less thing to worry about when it comes to pickpockets.

I may be over thinking this pickpocket thing but I'm just so damn worried about it. I like to carry around my dslr with me and now I'm thinking about just leaving my camera at home....
I normally carry around a photocopy of my passport first and last page, as well as my visa, and I leave the originals safely in my locker. Alternatively, I have a scanned copy of it on my phone. That's normally enough. Once while I was driving along some mountains in Switzerland I accidentally crossed over into Italy without realizing it. This was before Switzerland was a schengen country, but when I turned around to get back into Switzerland, I showed them my passport photocopy and explained the circumstances, they let me through. Its really safer not to carry your passport around unless you're planning on doing some high value shopping and want to clain a tax rebate. Hope that helps!
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Hey everyone, just a quick question. Does anyone know if the Stateroom with verandahs will have a hot water kettle provided in the room? I'm a complete caffine addict and need my coffee as soon as I open my eyes in the morning, so if there's no kettle in the room I normally carry my own. Any idea?
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