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Old 07-12-2012, 09:55 AM   #211
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I've lost track.....who all is going on this cruise and the 1st AK cruise?

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Old 07-12-2012, 04:14 PM   #212
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Hi! My DH Barry and I (Janice) will be joining the cruise as well. This will be our 2nd DCL trip but our 1st without children. We're looking forward to exploring these west coast destinations!

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Hi Corinna, I don't think we have met before, but I'm looking forward to it! These will be our 6th and 7th Disney cruises. Hawaii was the 4th, and we booked a 3-day Valentine's Day 2013 on the Dream primarily to get to CC Gold level so we can prebook excursions on these :-)
I am still pondering if I can get a sneaky little cruise in this year. At the moment those cruises are number 9 and 10, but I would love for the Alaska cruise to be our first Platinum cruise.

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Old 07-12-2012, 09:21 PM   #213
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Corinna, thanks for the welcome. I've never used the DIS boards before this week, but I'm hooked! Loving the information I'm getting and can't wait to meet folks in person.

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Old 07-12-2012, 11:15 PM   #214
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:55 AM   #215
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I am still pondering if I can get a sneaky little cruise in this year. At the moment those cruises are number 9 and 10, but I would love for the Alaska cruise to be our first Platinum cruise.

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I can relate to that! In my case, I wish we could do another cruise in between (which we definitely can't - one b2b cruise per year is almost more than enough for DH! ) so we would become Gold BEFORE the whole b2b, not inbetween the first and second legs.
As far as I see it, the earlier online booking window is one of the two main advantages - the other being the 10% shopping discount -, and since our 5th cruise won't be done until the day we start our 6th ... no 105 days booking window for us.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:19 PM   #216
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I can relate to that! In my case, I wish we could do another cruise in between (which we definitely can't - one b2b cruise per year is almost more than enough for DH! ) so we would become Gold BEFORE the whole b2b, not inbetween the first and second legs.
As far as I see it, the earlier online booking window is one of the two main advantages - the other being the 10% shopping discount -, and since our 5th cruise won't be done until the day we start our 6th ... no 105 days booking window for us.
There is also a rather nice gift for Gold and Platinum members this year. And you get to attend the Castaway Club reception that I quite enjoy. The earlier booking window is a nice perk, but I don't think that this will be as important on this cruise. On our Hawaii cruise, if you were not a Platinum Castaway, you were in trouble. Two excursions we really wanted to do were fully booked within hours of the Platinum booking window opening. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise though. For one of them of them we found something very similar through a local tour operator that was not only half the price, but also added some extras like a wine tasting. The other we lost out on what we wanted to do, but the second choice absolutely blew my mind. Best of all, this gives me an excuse to return.

As far as this cruise is concerned, we are going the DIY/ independent route for excursions and I think we will for the Alaska part as well. I am hoping to get Palo Brunch and Dinner on both cruises though.

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Were the extra gifts for gold/platinum still the luggage strap, note cards and a journal? I miss the little box of truffles we used to get in addition to the other stuff. One on has so many suitcases and we've run out of suitcases to use the luggage straps on.
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Yes, they were. I have never got the truffles. Our first Gold cruise was the 2011 Panama Canal cruise and we got a document holder and luggage strap. On our Mexican Riviera cruise, we got the same, but also the note cards that have come in handy on a number of occasions. I love the journal that I got on the Hawaii cruise, but I don't dare using it. If I get some more next year, I will most certainly start using them. I have to say though, we now have enough luggage straps

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Were the extra gifts for gold/platinum still the luggage strap, note cards and a journal? I miss the little box of truffles we used to get in addition to the other stuff. One on has so many suitcases and we've run out of suitcases to use the luggage straps on.
That's what it was for us (Gold) on PCC 3.0 on June 24th. No truffles.
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There is also a rather nice gift for Gold and Platinum members this year. And you get to attend the Castaway Club reception that I quite enjoy. The earlier booking window is a nice perk, but I don't think that this will be as important on this cruise. On our Hawaii cruise, if you were not a Platinum Castaway, you were in trouble. Two excursions we really wanted to do were fully booked within hours of the Platinum booking window opening. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise though. For one of them of them we found something very similar through a local tour operator that was not only half the price, but also added some extras like a wine tasting. The other we lost out on what we wanted to do, but the second choice absolutely blew my mind. Best of all, this gives me an excuse to return.

As far as this cruise is concerned, we are going the DIY/ independent route for excursions and I think we will for the Alaska part as well. I am hoping to get Palo Brunch and Dinner on both cruises though.

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You're right, I totally forgot about the extra gifts and the reception! Yes, definitely looking forward to those! And you are probably right about the booking window, it may not be too important. I can't complain anyway, on my last two cruises (my first ones) I always got everything I wanted, even though being a newbie or silver CC member. True, I didn't get exactly the times I wanted for Palo dinner, and I had to recheck the website eight trillion times for a brunch to open up on our first cruise - but it all worked out in the end, and we even got a second Palo brunch thrown in because some very nice new-found friends spontaneously invited us to the Palo private room they had booked (thanks Kathy and Frank!).
So, absolutely no reason to complain about booking windows here.

Btw, we also think we will go without Disney excursions on this cruise, but probably not on the Alaskan one. Too early to say though, really - I haven't even started getting my mind wrapped around the dozens of Alaskan excursions that sound appealing to me! But anyway, I shall ponder that on another thread. This one is for thinking about San Francisco and Victoria, both of which we've never been to!

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That's what it was for us (Gold) on PCC 3.0 on June 24th. No truffles.
I'm so glad I never knew about the truffles beforehand, so I can't be disappointed not to have them. (Though in all honesty I still am - love truffles! )
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:20 PM   #222
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Just booked 2 night post cruise stay in Vancouver! It feels like its getting closer!

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Old 07-15-2012, 04:03 AM   #223
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Hi everyone! We have recently booked this cruise. We were originally booked on the Vancouver to LA one this September, but then had moved it to a Med cruise, but now have moved it again to this one! I think we will FINALLY keep this one.

This will by my 2nd cruise, but first on DCL, and DBF (Steve)'s first cruise EVER. Yay. We are very excited. We are already major Disney addicts, so why not add this addiction too! Can't wait to get to know everyone.
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Hi everyone! We have recently booked this cruise. We were originally booked on the Vancouver to LA one this September, but then had moved it to a Med cruise, but now have moved it again to this one! I think we will FINALLY keep this one.

This will by my 2nd cruise, but first on DCL, and DBF (Steve)'s first cruise EVER. Yay. We are very excited. We are already major Disney addicts, so why not add this addiction too! Can't wait to get to know everyone.
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Hi everyone! We have recently booked this cruise. We were originally booked on the Vancouver to LA one this September, but then had moved it to a Med cruise, but now have moved it again to this one! I think we will FINALLY keep this one.

This will by my 2nd cruise, but first on DCL, and DBF (Steve)'s first cruise EVER. Yay. We are very excited. We are already major Disney addicts, so why not add this addiction too! Can't wait to get to know everyone.
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