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Old 11-16-2012, 07:18 PM   #631
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We are booked on the July 13Th cruise. I am starting to think about excursions. How much time do you really have on shore? If Disney says you have 7:45am to 5pm, I imagine you lose time disembarking (waiting in line) to get off and need to be back with with enough time to spare so you don't get left behind. Can someone tell me what to expect? Much thanks!
I should have said July 13th cruise of the Mediterranean.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:33 PM   #632
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We are booked on the July 13Th cruise. I am starting to think about excursions. How much time do you really have on shore? If Disney says you have 7:45am to 5pm, I imagine you lose time disembarking (waiting in line) to get off and need to be back with with enough time to spare so you don't get left behind. Can someone tell me what to expect? Much thanks!
Excursions in Europe are generally going to be significantly longer than what you might experience in, say, the Caribbean. There will be some where those with early dining don't quite make it back for their set dinner time (but don't worry - DCL will make it work - they know which of their excursions end up being late, and the dinning team is prepared).

That being said, many of the excursions include some definite travel time. For any ports that are far away from your actual definition (e.g., traveling from the port of Civitavecchia to Rome), I would always do an excursion through DCL. With that much distance, there's just too much that could happen, and if there's a delay, I want to know that the ship will wait for me

If you're thinking about doing things on your own, keep that in mind. Also know that the DCL excursions that need to leave the ship first thing (i.e., the longest ones) get priority. Once those guests disembark, then they usually announce for the rest of the guests.

For a hassle-free vacation, we always arrange excursions through DCL.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:02 PM   #633
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Any ideas when the Mediterranean excusion information will be available? The first one is June 1, so they'll have to have something out more than 4 months before that.
I checked the Disney site today....the excursions are up

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Old 11-19-2012, 05:19 PM   #634
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I probably should re-phrase my last post...some of the excursions are up :-( None of the new ports seem to be listed.

Oh well....I am having fun going through Malta's excursions anyway.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:41 AM   #635
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Turkey Excursions

A little preview of Turkey excursions was posted by Disney today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msKqQ...ature=youtu.be
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:08 PM   #636
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Speaking of Turkey, I'm curious- have any of you gotten or plan to get your Hepatitis A shot that is recommended for this region? I've seen it recommended on a number of sites but two of my doctors acted like it wasn't really necessary. Anyone have thoughts on this? If a vaccine was recommended for a port would disney be informing us or is this something you need to research and decide on your own?
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Speaking of Turkey, I'm curious- have any of you gotten or plan to get your Hepatitis A shot that is recommended for this region?
I have been to Turkey several times and I have never gotten the Hep A shot for any of the trips....I can't say that I even thought about it for this trip.

However, now that you brought it up - I might run the idea past my kids' pediatrician and see what she thinks.

Hep A is never a bad vaccine to have anyway no matter where you are or going...you always hear news stories even at home of some restaurant having an employee with Hep A and suggesting patrons getting checked.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:13 PM   #639
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Hep A is really necessary for turkey...if you stay there longer then the 1 day the disney cruise does. Plus if you are going to the inlands, and stay in a turkish hotel. I don't think anyone of us does, so I let it be. For that one day at the coast, and visiting touristic hotspots, i don't feel the need.
But if you want 100 % security...you cna take the shot off course.
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I have been to Turkey several times and I have never gotten the Hep A shot for any of the trips....I can't say that I even thought about it for this trip.

However, now that you brought it up - I might run the idea past my kids' pediatrician and see what she thinks.

Hep A is never a bad vaccine to have anyway no matter where you are or going...you always hear news stories even at home of some restaurant having an employee with Hep A and suggesting patrons getting checked.
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Hep A is really necessary for turkey...if you stay there longer then the 1 day the disney cruise does. Plus if you are going to the inlands, and stay in a turkish hotel. I don't think anyone of us does, so I let it be. For that one day at the coast, and visiting touristic hotspots, i don't feel the need.
But if you want 100 % security...you cna take the shot off course.
I agree with both of you. I think for 1 day we will be fine, however it is recommended for a lot of other underdeveloped countries in Asia and Africa that I plan to eventually do some adventure travel to, so I figure why not get it now and be extra safe. I have my appointment for next month, as long as they confirm my insurance covers it, I'm going to get it.
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Now that excursions for some of the ports are up, what is everyone thinking? Any must do's out there?
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Now that excursions for some of the ports are up, what is everyone thinking? Any must do's out there?
I'd like to try for the white water trip in France.
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