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Old 10-04-2012, 07:04 AM   #241
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Doingitagain... I think we talked to you on this year's Alaska cruise. At the DisMeet we talked about the Mediterranean cruise. DH is the guy with a bald head and all the tatoos... aka the guy who waited until the morning of to pack.
Sorry, not me. I wasn't able to make the DisMeet. Maybe this July 2013 cruise we will meet!
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:48 PM   #242
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Sorry, not me. I wasn't able to make the DisMeet. Maybe this July 2013 cruise we will meet!
I was going to say thank you for convincing us to do the Mediterranean! Oh well...
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:07 PM   #243
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Anyone who has experience with BCN airport and port. What is the drive time from the port to BCN airport? How early can I make a return flight on the same day as disembarktion?
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:38 PM   #244
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[QUOTE=pjc4925;46485761]Anyone who has experience with BCN airport and port. What is the drive time from the port to BCN airport? How early can I make a return flight on the same day as disembarktion?[/QUOTEhip]

Without traffic, travel time is 20-30 minutes. We did the med cruise in 2010 and were able to take a 10:45 flight with plenty of time to spare. We were part of the first group off the ship, probably around 6:30 AM. We just told Guest Services our flight time during the cruise. It was nothing unusual to them and there were people who had even earlier flight. Would definitely do this flight time again rather than staying in Barcelona an additional day after cruise.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:49 PM   #245
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In the last two days our waitlist for a different room and our waitlist for the hotel prestay both cleared. Has something happened to open things up on this cruise?
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:04 PM   #246
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Hi. This is my very first time posting!
We include: myself (I'm not saying how old I am!), my husband and son (13) and daughter (10). We are very excited and can't wait for the adventure to begin! This will be our kids first trip to Europe. My husband and I backed packed parts of Europe bk ( before kids!). Should be a slightly different experience!! We have booked a private guide for Naples and area and are taking the train into Rome and meeting our guide there. Haven't planned anything else yet. Our kids are very excited about meeting kids from other countries.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:47 PM   #247
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Welcome KellyCanada!

You sound like a planner. We have a cruise before this one, so it's been on the back burner. My girls will be 10 also.

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Old 11-11-2012, 06:57 AM   #248
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I just found the Custom Pre-Arrival Guide on Disney's Castaway Club site when I clicked on my reservation. There is some nice information in it, especially deadlines. And as we book excursions, it creates an itinerary. And it shows Pirate Night on Day 9 (Dubrovnik day).

It has a lot of stuff that I used to have to look all over the Planning site to find, all packaged in one place! I plan to run this periodically to keep on top of the cruise, and for sure right before we leave.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:49 PM   #249
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Hi. I just booked our flights as Aircanada had a sale on this weekend. (We booked 2 through airmiles) We also booked the Pulitzer Hotel (good deal through Expedia). My kids are really pumped as we also booked Gladiator School. Yikes. I have to start saving again. Yes, I am a planner! I'm driving my husband crazy! He will get excited about this trip sometime in July.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:38 PM   #250
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I looked at the excursions that started showing up on DCls website.
On the Best of Rome tour, it had the following note: This tour is not available for the Disney Magic 12 Night Venice cruises as the Vatican Museums are not available to private groups.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:18 PM   #251
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I looked at the excursions that started showing up on DCls website.
On the Best of Rome tour, it had the following note: This tour is not available for the Disney Magic 12 Night Venice cruises as the Vatican Museums are not available to private groups.
Wow, so strange.. We did the vatican museum with the dcl without any problem, sure it s not a private tour in the sence that the museum is crouded ! Maybe we are in rome on the day that all the museums are closed this time ?
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:21 PM   #252
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Wow, so strange.. We did the vatican museum with the dcl without any problem, sure it s not a private tour in the sence that the museum is crouded ! Maybe we are in rome on the day that all the museums are closed this time ?
I think we are there on the day that they have free admission to the public, so they don't allow private tours. But you could still go and fight the crowds.
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I think we are there on the day that they have free admission to the public, so they don't allow private tours. But you could still go and fight the crowds.
I believe we were there on a free day too, because our gides sayed something like that.... It was a total dissaster, you have to go trough security and they found our backbacks too big... We've ended up exiting a compleet other way of the vatican museum without backpacks !!! Yikes !! One of the gides had to run like crasy to get them back before our train left !! Hated the whole thing, they should have said something before about backpacks and the problems they could give ...
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I believe we were there on a free day too, because our gides sayed something like that.... It was a total dissaster, you have to go trough security and they found our backbacks too big... We've ended up exiting a compleet other way of the vatican museum without backpacks !!! Yikes !! One of the gides had to run like crasy to get them back before our train left !! Hated the whole thing, they should have said something before about backpacks and the problems they could give ...
When were were in the Med in 2007, I remember reading rules about backpacks so we really didn't carry anything along. And the guys wore zip off pants, so they could be in shorts most of the day and use the pant legs when in churches. DD and I wore long, cool skirts.
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Hi everyone and the newbies

Having had a great time in WDW and Universal, we are back and I am looking at the next holiday now, although OH is talking about fitting in a ski holiday between now and then!

WDW was great, we really enjoyed it, more so because we got an upgrade at the Beach Club to Concierge, so we had all the drinks and snacks we could ever wish for, along with breakfast, which we hadn't expected. It was lovely coming back to the hotel in the afternoon, grabbing a chilled Rose and sitting on the balcony - also part of our upgrade!

I am now worrying about our Cat 10B Gty without a window, we haven't cruised for a long time without a window, but checking out the prices today, I was shocked to see there is a $3,000 difference if we went for an outside view! In fact our Cat is no longer available, but the next down, is still over $1,500 from what we paid - albeit with 10% discount. Not sure if this means they are selling really well, or things just haven't moved, but looks like we are stuck with what we have for the time being. If anyone notices any changes in the prices, let me know!!!

Having booked our flights, I am now looking at hotels and I must admit to being a bit overwhelmed, I don't fancy the Novotel again and last years has gone up in price - Jill I love the idea of the W, but not within our budget!!!

I will keep looking for deals and report back anything that comes up.

Have a good Thanksgiving those in the US!
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