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Old 01-21-2013, 07:34 PM   #826
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Oh Paula! You and I think alike. I have so been thinking that I could move to Galveston and open a car rental place that actually was willing to work with the cruise ship passengers. We would be rich!

We faced the same problem when we cruised out of there last March and again now. It actually makes more sense for us to do the long drive as well since we are a family of 7 traveling. That is crazy!
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:46 PM   #827
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Oh Paula! You and I think alike. I have so been thinking that I could move to Galveston and open a car rental place that actually was willing to work with the cruise ship passengers. We would be rich!

We faced the same problem when we cruised out of there last March and again now. It actually makes more sense for us to do the long drive as well since we are a family of 7 traveling. That is crazy!
Y'all are making me seriously happy to be driving. We booked parking at the place Gina recommended on friday (thanks for the discount code Gina!) so now all we have to do is show up. My mom wants to retire in a few years and buy a place on Galveston. I'm thinking ill encourage her to open up a car rental place for some extra income!
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:57 PM   #828
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Y'all are making me seriously happy to be driving. We booked parking at the place Gina recommended on friday (thanks for the discount code Gina!) so now all we have to do is show up. My mom wants to retire in a few years and buy a place on Galveston. I'm thinking ill encourage her to open up a car rental place for some extra income!

You're welcome, Katie!

It really is crazy... there used to be at least one other place, but they never returned after Ike. As more cruise business comes to Galveston, you'd think there would be a whole row of car rental places right there on Harborside!! But I guess they have done their studies, and likely determined that the number of people who drive to the port far outweigh the number who fly in, and they wouldn't make enough money. That's the only reason I can think of. Coupled with the fact that more and more private parking lots have opened up, maybe that is it?

I live close, but not close enough... and I WILL be on the island at some point. Maybe I'll start a private shuttle service, and a DIS-only B&B.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #829
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We are staying at the Comfort Suites Galveston the night before. Not near the airport but might work for afterwards for you. Two queens and a sleeper sofa, plus breakfast, it was $99 per night. They have a cruise port shuttle for an additional fee, it's $30 roundtrip for all 5 of us which was slightly cheaper than parking the car at one of the car parks so we are doing that.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:01 PM   #830
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Thanks for that list! There are several on there I wanted to see but never got the chance. I foresee a few movies in my time on the ship!
Me too! We have never taken the boys to he movie theater so this will be their first experience. When are we supposed to have time to watch movies? Does anyone know if the same movies run in the rooms?

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We are flying in very late on the 14th and need to book a hotel. We are looking for something near the airport, but there are 2 adults + 3 kids and most places seem to have a room capacity of 4.

We fly home on the 24th so we're looking for something to do and a place to stay and transportation options after we dock. Any suggestions?

We are so excited about our first cruise!
We fly in super late (12:15 am arrival) too. We are staying at the Hampton Inn Hobby. I had Hilton points so it was free but I think it would have been about $100 with free shuttle to/from airport and free breakfast. Our room has a king bed, sofa bed and I requested a pack-n-play.

We couldn't get a flight out on the 23rd so we are staying in Galveston that night at the Hilton Galveston. They have a fee shuttle to/from port to hotel. We used points but I think it's about $125 b/c it's the off season.

I'm still trying to figure out shuttles. The best pricing I've found is $135 one way for my family of 4.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:03 PM   #831
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Me too! We have never taken the boys to he movie theater so this will be their first experience. When are we supposed to have time to watch movies? Does anyone know if the same movies run in the rooms?
We watch movies late at night typically. But they run movies pretty much all day, and show the same movie at varying times throughout the cruise. We'll essentially have 4-1/2 days at sea (due to the half day at Key West). I'm sure we'll have time for a movie per day. :-)
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:02 AM   #832
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From Port Canaveral we always stayed at the Radisson and booked a shuttle time as much as a year in advance. I think we are spoiled...
We will be driving from the Dallas area on Thursday and plan to stay at LaQuinta Seawall West. It is $55, has free breakfast & parking, their shuttle to port should be $20. I need to call the hotel directly to confirm that I have it all correct. Honestly, the reviews make it look a little questionable but I made sure to book on a website that has no cancellation fees. We may opt to spend more $$.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:05 AM   #833
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Hi everyone!! I just booked this cruise. Crazy last minute decision. Me and my 7 yr old. My husband is stuck working..boo for him. I am soo excited but I have to get cracking on the planning. Someone please give me highlights..is WDW included??? I didn't even look at the details, I just knew it was 8 nights on the Magic!
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:14 AM   #834
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And I forgot to ask...is it too late to join an FE group?
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:04 AM   #835
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Hi Wshop,

Glad to have you sailing with us!

I just PM’ed you the information needed to sign up for the FE group. The group is set to close this morning, but if you can get it to me quickly then I can still add you.

The day at WDW is included. You will want to set up a bus time from the ship to WDW on your online check in page on the DCL site.

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Old 01-22-2013, 10:26 AM   #836
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So is the 4th fee closed now? I want to work on my gifts but dont want to find out i need more stuff later! Getting so excited!
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:40 AM   #837
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Wow, I haven't been on in a week or so, and so many new cruisers. Welcome! We've been crazy busy with cheer stuff, my DD's team is going to Nationals in Las Vegas this week, so they have been practicing like crazy and having meetings, etc. Also, my Dad made a last minute trip out here for a funeral and he stayed with us...Oh, and I've been busy watching my 49ers MAKE IT TO THE SUPER BOWL!!! All of my well laid out plans to be totally prepared for this cruise have gone down the drain...I think I'm going to be scrambling when we get back from Vegas, but I do my best work under pressure.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:53 AM   #838
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As of right now, group 4 is officially closed for the FEE. There was one last cruiser added this morning, so please make sure you are using the latest list. Thank you to everyone for signing up and I look forward to delivering your gifts.

Andrea, I wish the best to your daughter at the national cheer finals in Vegas an Go 49ers!
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If I am not mistaken, the first 8-night Magic Bahamas cruise out of Galveston is at WDW today. I'm very interested to hear how it all worked out. I'm so excited about this cruise I can't sit still!!!!
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If I am not mistaken, the first 8-night Magic Bahamas cruise out of Galveston is at WDW today. I'm very interested to hear how it all worked out. I'm so excited about this cruise I can't sit still!!!!


Oh yeah!! I can't wait to hear about it when they all get back! And I am wanting to see Navigators soooo bad!!

Welcome to all the new people! If you haven't already, be sure and check out the very first post of this long and fun thread -- Katie has done a great job of putting all the pertinent and helpful info there.
Only 24 more days!!!!


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