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Old 09-05-2012, 09:56 PM   #571
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Stayed at Newport Bay in 08 very nice not that bad a walk from the park.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:40 AM   #572
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That is interesting!
I have it booked for our 3 night pre stay and 1 night post stay for our
July 13th cruise.
I think I better find another hotel just incase!
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:00 AM   #573
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That is interesting!
I have it booked for our 3 night pre stay and 1 night post stay for our
July 13th cruise.
I think I better find another hotel just incase!
bummed!!!

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Are you talking about the Renaissance Hotel Barcelona Airport? If so we are all curious, how did you book it? When we tried on their site it does not let you book any dates after November and we now know that is because it wont be a Marriott hotel after November. Where were you able to book it?
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:28 PM   #574
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Just booked our plane tickets! We are so excited, purchasing the nonrefundable airfare always feels like it seals the deal. We got $1366 each nonstop from Philadelphia to Barcelona on July 10, and from Paris nonstop back to PHL on July 29 after our stay at Disneyland Paris. Doing it this way was about $200 more than just flying roundtrip from Barcelona but this is my 5th trip to Europe so I was not about to pass up the chance to go to Disneyland this time finally! And I'm so glad we have decided to fly in 2 nights prior to the cruise, we were previously going to do just 1 but then we were like, we are already missing 2.5 weeks of work, I have plenty of PTO so what difference does 1 more day make? We are so excited!!!
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:15 PM   #575
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Just booked our plane tickets! We are so excited, purchasing the nonrefundable airfare always feels like it seals the deal. We got $1366 each nonstop from Philadelphia to Barcelona on July 10, and from Paris nonstop back to PHL on July 29 after our stay at Disneyland Paris. Doing it this way was about $200 more than just flying roundtrip from Barcelona but this is my 5th trip to Europe so I was not about to pass up the chance to go to Disneyland this time finally! And I'm so glad we have decided to fly in 2 nights prior to the cruise, we were previously going to do just 1 but then we were like, we are already missing 2.5 weeks of work, I have plenty of PTO so what difference does 1 more day make? We are so excited!!!
sounds great! are you planning on flying from barcelona to paris?

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Old 09-06-2012, 10:25 PM   #576
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sounds great! are you planning on flying from barcelona to paris?

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Most likely, yes. It is a short 2 hour flight. We are hoping to get a good deal for under $100 on one of Europe's budget airlines once they release their fares in a few months. Thought about driving as a fun little european road trip, but apparently the fees are very high to rent a car in one country and drop off in another- it quoted almost $500 versus only $175 for example if we rented roundtrip in one country.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:53 AM   #577
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Are you talking about the Renaissance Hotel Barcelona Airport? If so we are all curious, how did you book it? When we tried on their site it does not let you book any dates after November and we now know that is because it wont be a Marriott hotel after November. Where were you able to book it?
Yes, I booked it on line through their site in July as soon as the dates opened up.
It was a great deal! 134 eros for room/breakfast/transfer to the ship....and shuttle from the airport.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:06 AM   #578
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That does sound like a great deal- odd that you were able to book in July and now they aren't allowing new bookings. I guess once they figure put what chain is taking over the hotel they will open bookings again.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:59 PM   #579
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Rome day trips and Barcelona apartments?

Okay so I'm paid in full for my cruise for next July!

However I am unable to choose any port excursions until 75 days out! What are the chances of getting what I want in Rome?

I know the exact details haven't been released but I've been scoping out previous Disney cruise excursions and I'm hoping for an 'all in one' day trip in Rome

What sort of guest limit does DCL put on each excursion?



Next question (can you tell I'm a first time cruiser?)...
Does anyone have any recommendations for an apartment in Barcelona that sleeps 4px, is close to La Ramblas and has a washer/dryer?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:20 PM   #580
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Okay so I'm paid in full for my cruise for next July!

However I am unable to choose any port excursions until 75 days out! What are the chances of getting what I want in Rome?

I know the exact details haven't been released but I've been scoping out previous Disney cruise excursions and I'm hoping for an 'all in one' day trip in Rome

What sort of guest limit does DCL put on each excursion?



Next question (can you tell I'm a first time cruiser?)...
Does anyone have any recommendations for an apartment in Barcelona that sleeps 4px, is close to La Ramblas and has a washer/dryer?

Thanks in advance!
I know that they did some "all in one" type of excursions in Rome last year, so I would think they would offer the same again for this cruise. Having spend a lot of time in Rome, can I ask if you have considered doing a private tour guide? There is so much to see, you can personalize it more and move at your own pace. I have nothing against the Disney excursions, I have done a number of them on other cruises. Rome is just one of my favorite cities in the world and I want everyone to fall in love with it too.

For apartments in Barcelona I would recommend CASP 74. They are very nice, giving you lots of space. The only down side is I don't remember them having a washer and dryer (I didn't see it on the website either). Here is their website:

http://www.apartmentscasp74.com/
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Okay so I'm paid in full for my cruise for next July!

However I am unable to choose any port excursions until 75 days out! What are the chances of getting what I want in Rome?

Does anyone have any recommendations for an apartment in Barcelona that sleeps 4px, is close to La Ramblas and has a washer/dryer?
For apartments - we stayed at the Amister Apartments (pelai) - which was a short walk to the Las Ramblas area, and close to a grocery store - also close to the HOHO bus stop and subway. Here is their website: http://en.amisterapartmentspelai.com The place was very clean and quiet. It had a washer with a spin dry and a clothes rack (which we easily did 8 loads with before we got on the ship). We found them by searching reviews on tripadvisor.

In terms of Rome excursions with DCL - last time we were first timers too and the one tour we wanted had no space left (3 of the 8 or so Rome tours were full). We ended up choosing to go on our own (and booking British Airways walking tour). Rome & Monaco were the only days I remember that some of the tours were full.

Just a note for budgeting: The one thing I do remember, is that af all the excursions with DCL - Rome was by far the most expensive. Averaging about $200 per person.
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For apartments - we stayed at the Amister Apartments (pelai) - which was a short walk to the Las Ramblas area, and close to a grocery store - also close to the HOHO bus stop and subway. Here is their website: http://en.amisterapartmentspelai.com The place was very clean and quiet. It had a washer with a spin dry and a clothes rack (which we easily did 8 loads with before we got on the ship). We found them by searching reviews on tripadvisor.

In terms of Rome excursions with DCL - last time we were first timers too and the one tour we wanted had no space left (3 of the 8 or so Rome tours were full). We ended up choosing to go on our own (and booking British Airways walking tour). Rome & Monaco were the only days I remember that some of the tours were full.

Just a note for budgeting: The one thing I do remember, is that af all the excursions with DCL - Rome was by far the most expensive. Averaging about $200 per person.
Thanks Heather!

I'll be looking up those apartments now.

Rome is the one day I do not want to do on our own! We budgeted to leave our 7yr old on the ship and for three people we figured $1000 would be enough. I really hope we do get a chance to book something direct from DCL as we don't want to risk missing the boat at the end of the day...
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:45 PM   #583
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Hello everybody !!

After reading this forum for many months, I now decided to join you all !! My name is joyce, married and proud mother of 2 sons, ages 3 and 5 !!
We live in the netherlands, and we also join you on the 12 nt east med cruise in july 2013 !! We have a stateroom verandah on deck 7, for the roll call !! I made my reservation the first day the bookings where open. We did the 10 night med cruise last year, and for us, it was the most magical experience we ever had !!

We visit disneyland paris 5 till 6 times a year, and been to all european cities, and some Cities like rome, paris and barcelona I know by heart.

So if you all have questions, Or you have some questions about disneyland paris, feel free to ask, more than glad to help you !! I hope to learn something more from more experienced cruisers
We can't wait to join you all in july !!

I sincere apologise for any mistakes I made, my writing is not perfect in english/ american, but will do my best !!!
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Last year we checked in at 10 and we're in group 5 at 11.45 to go onboard. Do you know, hoe do they make the groups ?! Is it really at what time you arrive to check n, or does it matter what stateroom you are in ?! Just curious...
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