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Old 04-17-2013, 05:20 PM   #556
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We decided to rent a pocket wifi device. For about $150, we will be able to use the internet in every port on up to 5 devices. We plan to keep our iPhone, iPad etc. in airplane mode to avoid any chance of roaming charges.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:02 AM   #557
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We decided to rent a pocket wifi device. For about $150, we will be able to use the internet in every port on up to 5 devices. We plan to keep our iPhone, iPad etc. in airplane mode to avoid any chance of roaming charges.
Are you using TEP or xcom global? I signed up from TEP because we'll be in Europe for about a month and that's a long time to go without Internet! I'm hoping it works as described!
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:35 AM   #558
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I was looking at this last week and it appears this may be slightly more difficult in Italy due to their anti terrorism laws

". several spots around Milan, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome and other big cities are covered with free Wi-Fi access provided by the local administration, but at these and any other Wi-Fi spots around Italy, anti-terrorism laws make it obligatory to register for an access code before you can log on."

Seemingly you need an Italian mobile to register so it may be that the only places will be in France, Dubrovnik and Malta?
OK, this is news to me. Will send DH off on a research mission with colleagues at work that travel frequently & see what they come back with. If/when I get an answer I'll post it here.

We don't remove the batteries from the iphones, but do remove the sim cards which then effectively turns it into an iPod so they will only get any internet if it is free wifi. Worked well in the US at Christmas so hoping for a similar result in the summer

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Old 04-18-2013, 12:49 AM   #559
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Are you using TEP or xcom global? I signed up from TEP because we'll be in Europe for about a month and that's a long time to go without Internet! I'm hoping it works as described!
TEP. Hoping to avoid spending time at ports searching for Internet access.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:59 AM   #560
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We decided to rent a pocket wifi device. For about $150, we will be able to use the internet in every port on up to 5 devices. We plan to keep our iPhone, iPad etc. in airplane mode to avoid any chance of roaming charges.
We too will be away for about a month and that is a great idea. I will look into it. Thanks!
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:42 PM   #561
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Have any of you booked a cruise while on the cruise. What are the benefits? Do they give you an upgrade or anything?
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:19 PM   #562
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Have any of you booked a cruise while on the cruise. What are the benefits? Do they give you an upgrade or anything?
I posted a response for you on the Facebook group but here it is again for everyone. You get a 10% discount and you pay less deposit. You also get an on board credit for up to $200 depending on the length if the cruise. You can cancel up until the cancellation deadline for a full refund or you can move it to a different date and keep the benefits. You can book up to 2 staterooms. additional staterooms get the credit but no the discount. There is no discount for concierge but you still get the OBC.
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:14 PM   #563
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Well I am back on the boards after a very long break, sorry I haven't had time to read everything that I missed but we did the cruise in 2011 along with the Stewarts and our DD's became firm friends and are looking forward to seeing each other again. We are myself, DH, DS 15, DD 13, DD 10. If it isn't too late we would love to join the FE programme and have we got a meet planned yet?
Hi Helen!

Nice to see you back on here, I only checked back in a couple of months ago but had noticed you hadn't been on for a while. G is really looking forward to meeting up with L and E again in the summer and says she will be in touch at the weekend to catch up It seems an age away that we were all on the Magic in the Med doesn't it and we're really looking forward to the trip this time around too - my brother, sister-in-law and niece are joining us which will be great. We've all signed up for the FE too and are just starting to "magic" up some gift ideas (that don't weigh too much, take up much room etc etc)

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Question for anyone with a DD or DS aged 14 - will your child be going to Edge or Vibe (or neither!) my DS will be a couple of months away from his 15th birthday when we sail but I was wondering if the Vibe crowd would all be older teens in which case he might feel out of place. I would have thought he'd feel to old to be in Edge though if there was a lot of younger kids with him being at the top of that age bracket...
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Question for anyone with a DD or DS aged 14 - will your child be going to Edge or Vibe (or neither!) my DS will be a couple of months away from his 15th birthday when we sail but I was wondering if the Vibe crowd would all be older teens in which case he might feel out of place. I would have thought he'd feel to old to be in Edge though if there was a lot of younger kids with him being at the top of that age bracket...
What do you all think?
Lauren will only be 13 so has no choice, however I would very much guess it depends on the friends made - if they do edge, they'll go there, if they do vibe, they'll head there instead.

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Also could he change his mind about which one he goes to later in the cruise or does he have to decide on day 1 and stick with it?
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:31 AM   #567
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Question for anyone with a DD or DS aged 14 - will your child be going to Edge or Vibe (or neither!) my DS will be a couple of months away from his 15th birthday when we sail but I was wondering if the Vibe crowd would all be older teens in which case he might feel out of place. I would have thought he'd feel to old to be in Edge though if there was a lot of younger kids with him being at the top of that age bracket...
What do you all think?
We are in the same boat as my DS turns 14 after the cruise. He's going to try the Edge and if he feels too old they said he can go to the Vibe. He'll probably be happy anywhere aslong as they have Xbox!
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:47 PM   #568
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Time for Doge palace with princess excursion?

For those who are able to book your disney excursions already, do you know what time the "Exclusive Evening Tour and Disney Royal Visit to the Doge's Palace" excursion takes place? I'm trying to figure out what we could be doing earlier in the day.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:11 PM   #569
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For those who are able to book your disney excursions already, do you know what time the "Exclusive Evening Tour and Disney Royal Visit to the Doge's Palace" excursion takes place? I'm trying to figure out what we could be doing earlier in the day.
Just checked & its 7pm

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Just checked & its 7pm

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