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Old 01-28-2012, 02:39 AM   #76
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Tinkerbelltwins,

Last year when we went on our Med cruise I did quite a bit of research on the different ports. I thought I would share those sites that I found useful...you might find something interesting for your links post...

Lots of great planning links: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2288346
Med Ports on your own: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2663068

How to get to Rome by train: http://www.europeportreviews.com/Rome2.htm
Port of Civitavecchia: http://www.europeportreviews.com/Rome.htm
Port of La Spezia: http://www.tomsportguides.com/Livorno-04-20-2011.pdf
Port of Villefranche: http://www.europeportreviews.com/Villefranche.htm
Port of Piraeus: http://www.europeportreviews.com/Athens.htm
Mykonos, Greece: http://www.europeportreviews.com/Mykonos.htm
Port of Kusadasi: http://www.europeportreviews.com/Kusadasi.htm
Port of Kusadasi: http://www.mediterranean-cruise-port...asi-tours.html
Valetta, Malta: http://cruise-international.com/vale...ta-port-guide/

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This is great info!! Thanks!! It's great to know there are people here who have cruised the Med with Disney before! We've actually been all over Italy... we covered pretty much all the major cities, plus a few smaller towns in 3 weeks, and just loved it! We've never been to Greece, Turkey, or Malta. My husband has been to Bacelona a few times, though. So, this info is so great for us, especially for the places we've never been to before!

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I have some port information from our last cruise (we booked private tours because they worked out to almost the same price since we are 4 people). Unfortunately all of my information is in my head so I can answer questions better than providing it directly. My suggestion is wait before looking at airline prices. Travel costs to Europe drop constantly. In the end we paid about 800 a person to Barcelona (we flew when the volcano had erupted in Iceland what a mess).
When I have questions about port info and private tours, I'll be sure to ask!

I also agree about the travel costs to Europe.... they can drop suddenly, and also airlines can come out with good deals. We travel tons, and I've found really great airfare closer to the dates... but it doesn't always work that way, so I suggest for everyone to figure out what is a good airfare price from your home city, and just keep checking weekly or even more often, and you might just happen to look at the airline prices at the right time, and find that excellent deal!!

My DH travels internationally for work, and he racks up tons of airline miles, so we are going to try to use miles for our tickets... but that is sometimes harder than the airlines make it out to be because they only release a certain number of mileage ticket seats per flight. So, we are going to start looking for our tickets way earlier than we usually do, just in hopes we can snag for mileage ticket seats and get free airfare! Fingers crossed!! Probably can't start looking until July of this year when booking windows for July 2013 start to open up.
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:44 AM   #77
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This is our 5th cruise (we did the Med. in may 2010)
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:19 AM   #78
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This is our 5th cruise (we did the Med. in may 2010)
Welcome Aboard! You have been added to the roll call!

Please excuse my unfamiliarity with Dutch first names (though my last name is one), as I wasn't sure if your children were boys or girls. If you could let me know, I'll add the DS or DD to their information in your roll call entry. Thanks!
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:29 AM   #79
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Thanks so much for doing this.




Beth, I kind of like our name. I vote to keep it. After all, I already made my rotating banner about Mouseketeering in the Med!!

I am one of the least creative people so designing anything is out, but I am thrilled that this thread has taken off and will help in anyway I can. Let's hope we keep up the pace.
Can't wait to meet everyone.

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How does this sound everyone regarding getting some sort of simple logo done now. I'll ask Millipie (who is so talented and generous with her designs) to modify the wording on her design that appears above. I'll ask her to have the wording "Eastern Mediterranean Mouseketeers" appear up at the top of the life preserver and the wording "July 2013" down at the bottom in the middle of the life preserver. Not sure if she can fit "Med" or "Mediterranean" up in that space so we'll have to see what she thinks. And that can be a generic logo that we can all use for anything we want. Later on if people want a different slogan with something fancier as a logo, we can change it out! I'm cool with whatever the consensus is as I have no talent whatsoever for making logos. Photoshop and I do not see eye to eye and I'm rather terrible with text boxes too, so I'll leave the creativity to other people on our meet board and over on the design board!

Also, I've posted our meet board request to Irish Cowboy so that should get added to the general Magic 2013 meet thread soon. When that happens, more cruisers should be able to find us.
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I think I gave you a wrong cabin #

we are #6309

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Old 01-28-2012, 08:58 AM   #81
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Welcome Aboard! You have been added to our roll call!

BTW: It looks like you live very near me in Northern Virginia. Maybe we've even driven by each other on the Fairfax County Parkway!
We live in Fairfax City so it is quite possible
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:10 AM   #82
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Welcome Aboard! You have been added to the roll call!

Please excuse my unfamiliarity with Dutch first names (though my last name is one), as I wasn't sure if your children were boys or girls. If you could let me know, I'll add the DS or DD to their information in your roll call entry. Thanks!
Tycho is a boy (at time of sail 14)

Quinty is a girl (at time of sail 11)

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I think I gave you a wrong cabin #

we are #6309

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Changed it on the roll call.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:38 AM   #84
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Tycho is a boy (at time of sail 14)

Quinty is a girl (at time of sail 11)
great -- added it to the roll call.
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We are in Fairfax Station.
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We're in too!! We can't wait!!
There's me (DW Joan), DH (Craig), DGM (my mom Barbara), DS (James who will be 18) and DD (Katherine who will be 13, almost 14) We're from Ottawa, Canada. We did the Med. In 2010 and are so happy to be going back!!
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Hello! I'm fun2cruise (Sheryl) and will be traveling with my husband (Dan) on our 6th Disney cruise. We are from outside Atlanta, have second dining and stateroom on the 7th floor.
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How does this sound everyone regarding getting some sort of simple logo done now. I'll ask Millipie (who is so talented and generous with her designs) to modify the wording on her design that appears above. I'll ask her to have the wording "Eastern Mediterranean Mouseketeers" appear up at the top of the life preserver and the wording "July 2013" down at the bottom in the middle of the life preserver. Not sure if she can fit "Med" or "Mediterranean" up in that space so we'll have to see what she thinks. And that can be a generic logo that we can all use for anything we want. Later on if people want a different slogan with something fancier as a logo, we can change it out! I'm cool with whatever the consensus is as I have no talent whatsoever for making logos. Photoshop and I do not see eye to eye and I'm rather terrible with text boxes too, so I'll leave the creativity to other people on our meet board and over on the design board!

Also, I've posted our meet board request to Irish Cowboy so that should get added to the general Magic 2013 meet thread soon. When that happens, more cruisers should be able to find us.
Looks great!!! Thanks so much for doing this.

Also, welcome to those new aboard!
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I like the idea of having the simple logo to start with, but as we grow and find out if we have a larger creative base, maybe we could do what our group did on the PC cruise last year. We held a contest for several people to make larger logo designs (ones that included the dates, ports, slogans, etc). Then we had a close date and voted on a poll for one official design (the one in my signature won). It was great because most of us ordered tshirts or sweatshirts with our winner logo on it but we also loved all the runner ups and many of us used those for door magnets too. What does everyone think about this idea?
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I like the idea of having the simple logo to start with, but as we grow and find out if we have a larger creative base, maybe we could do what our group did on the PC cruise last year. We held a contest for several people to make larger logo designs (ones that included the dates, ports, slogans, etc). Then we had a close date and voted on a poll for one official design (the one in my signature won). It was great because most of us ordered tshirts or sweatshirts with our winner logo on it but we also loved all the runner ups and many of us used those for door magnets too. What does everyone think about this idea?
Sounds like a great idea to me!

There are so many creative people out there and surely it would be super fun to watch it all unfold on our meet board! Any chance you'd like to volunteer to organize the logo design contest when our group gets larger?
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