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Old 01-23-2013, 09:53 AM   #316
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For hotels, I've been spending some quality time comparing options using Priceline and Hotwire (both with the assistance of betterbidding.com, which is fantastic!) alongside Orbitz, Expedia, Booking.com, etc.

For our pre- and post-cruise stay in Barcelona, I ended up using Orbitz to book at the Nouvel Hotel Barcelona. From what I can tell, it's just off La Rambla. Looks like hotels are filling up for that time of year, so I wanted to snatch something up before they got crazy expensive!
Now this month's credit card bill has arrived, maybe I can go ahead & take the plunge! We're only doing 2 nights pre cruise & I think we are going to plump for the Novotel as will sleep the 4 of us in 1 room, includes breakfast & has a pool. Not to far from the action either

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Old 01-24-2013, 04:03 PM   #317
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Now this month's credit card bill has arrived, maybe I can go ahead & take the plunge! We're only doing 2 nights pre cruise & I think we are going to plump for the Novotel as will sleep the 4 of us in 1 room, includes breakfast & has a pool. Not to far from the action either

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We have booked the Novotel for 2 nights before the cruise too. I have read a lot of good reviews about the hotel from people that have previously done a Disney med cruise.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:57 AM   #318
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We have booked the Novotel for 2 nights before the cruise too. I have read a lot of good reviews about the hotel from people that have previously done a Disney med cruise.
I've gone & booked this too!!!!

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Old 01-25-2013, 05:24 PM   #319
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Now this month's credit card bill has arrived, maybe I can go ahead & take the plunge! We're only doing 2 nights pre cruise & I think we are going to plump for the Novotel as will sleep the 4 of us in 1 room, includes breakfast & has a pool. Not to far from the action either

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We have booked into the Holiday Inn Express which is in the Poblenou district a few blocks south of the Novotel on Diagonal Mar. We will be arriving on the evening before the cruise so "cheap and cheerful" was key. Managed to get a family room and it includes breakfast.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:36 PM   #320
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We are having the exact same issue especially as I am concerned that it could just be too hot for a hike up vesuvius in July/August. Just can't decide whether to instead opt just for Pompeii & play safe, although I really want to go up Vesuvius. Decisions, decisions!
Last time we opted to go to Herculaneum. I'd never heard of it until someone on the DISboards had mentioned it but it is a similar site to Pompeii but it's closer to the port and many of the buildings are more intact. We travelled there on a Sunday on the circumvesuiviana Italian train service which was relatively easy to negotiate, especially without a word of Italian between us! We easily negotiated the site and found it very interesting and got an easy to follow map on entry.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:21 AM   #321
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Last time we opted to go to Herculaneum. I'd never heard of it until someone on the DISboards had mentioned it but it is a similar site to Pompeii but it's closer to the port and many of the buildings are more intact. We travelled there on a Sunday on the circumvesuiviana Italian train service which was relatively easy to negotiate, especially without a word of Italian between us! We easily negotiated the site and found it very interesting and got an easy to follow map on entry.
I see Disney are doing a family scavenger hunt there which may be more appealing to the 8 year old. That said she is adamant she is not getting off anywhere in Italy because of "the volcano"!
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:06 PM   #322
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Do you mean Hermione? Remember how she and our Christopher were secret Mickeys during the Panama Canal cruise? That was fun for him, as I recall.
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Hello.

My name is Kimberly and my family I will be traveling with you on this cruise.
(My husband Mark, FIL John, and our two boys: Shane 10 and Riley 8).

I have some reading to do here in order to catch up!!! If someone hasn't already signed up to take care of FE, then I would be more than happy to do that. I've done it before.

I"ll be back soon. I'm going to try to read through this.

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Hello.

My name is Kimberly and my family I will be traveling with you on this cruise.
(My husband Mark, FIL John, and our two boys: Shane 10 and Riley 8).

I have some reading to do here in order to catch up!!! If someone hasn't already signed up to take care of FE, then I would be more than happy to do that. I've done it before.

I"ll be back soon. I'm going to try to read through this.

Welcome to the DISBoards 25/7 cruise forum Kimberly and family.
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That would be great if you would volunteer. We've talked about doing FE exchange, but nobody has yet volunteered to set it up.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:16 PM   #326
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Do you mean Hermione? Remember how she and our Christopher were secret Mickeys during the Panama Canal cruise? That was fun for him, as I recall.
Yes - what a great memory! I couldn't comment earlier as although I recognised your DIS name, reality is some what of a blur! Still undecided on Naples, but will DIY on all the other ports

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Hello.

My name is Kimberly and my family I will be traveling with you on this cruise.
(My husband Mark, FIL John, and our two boys: Shane 10 and Riley 8).

I have some reading to do here in order to catch up!!! If someone hasn't already signed up to take care of FE, then I would be more than happy to do that. I've done it before.

I"ll be back soon. I'm going to try to read through this.

Hi Kimberley!

If you're the FE queen I'm in. Having been planning my gifts for a while, but can not act on the plans until after my final exam in May

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My name is Kimberly and my family I will be traveling with you on this cruise.
(My husband Mark, FIL John, and our two boys: Shane 10 and Riley 8).

I have some reading to do here in order to catch up!!! If someone hasn't already signed up to take care of FE, then I would be more than happy to do that. I've done it before.

I"ll be back soon. I'm going to try to read through this.

Our family absolutely adores FE! Since we have such a long way to travel, we will have to be extra-creative with our gifts.

Thanks very much for organising this,

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Our family absolutely adores FE! Since we have such a long way to travel, we will have to be extra-creative with our gifts.

Thanks very much for organising this,

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I know that one only too well, especially since the economy baggage allowance was slashed to 1 bag each rather than 2 for transatlantic flights!

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