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Old 01-02-2013, 10:59 AM   #271
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Are you guys using enterprise one way rentals? Will the hotel drop you off in the a.m.? We are booked at the Harbor House, its' sister property, but I only chose it because we could walk to the port in the morning.
We will have a car service drive us from the airport to Galveston, then the Galvez has a cruise shuttle in the morning. I thought their sister property did, as well, but I thought it was called the Tremont House so I might be confused!
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:14 AM   #272
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We will have a car service drive us from the airport to Galveston, then the Galvez has a cruise shuttle in the morning. I thought their sister property did, as well, but I thought it was called the Tremont House so I might be confused!
The Galvez has 2 sister properties. Harbor House is within walking distance of the port. If we want to swim, we take a free shuttle over to the Galvez. I have some friends who recently sailed out of Galveston on Disney and they loved the Galvez. Harbor House looks nice, but the Galvez looks amazing!
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:29 AM   #273
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The Galvez has 2 sister properties. Harbor House is within walking distance of the port. If we want to swim, we take a free shuttle over to the Galvez. I have some friends who recently sailed out of Galveston on Disney and they loved the Galvez. Harbor House looks nice, but the Galvez looks amazing!


Well if you do decide to come swimming, we'll be there!
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:40 AM   #274
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IMPORTANT UPDATE **FE Sign Up is Now CLOSED**

Big thanks to MiceFan and TracyJ for keeping an eye on our ever growing list and helping me keep it straight. When Dizzi and I started this page early last year and monitored it through the summer, it grew so slowly that we figured we'd probably never even have enough cruisers to do an FE exchange. I am so glad our group has grown to this size and that we have many active participants both in this forum and on our FB page.

In light of the current size of the FE exchange group, and because we have grown at a steady pace, we've decided that the time has come to cap it. I know we originally said February 1, but at this pace we could be up to 100 cabins by then! So the Magic Goes Texan FE Exchange (Group 1) is now FULL.

Newcomers take heart! If you are late to the party and would still like to participate, you are very welcome to start up a Group 2 exchange. I have been on a cruise where this was done and it worked out great!

Post 1 of this thread has been updated to include a list of all cruisers participating in the exchange. Please take a moment to look it over and let me know if there are any mistakes or omissions. Updates will pick up speed from here, and as always, I am thankful for any input from the group. For those of you too new to send a PM, post a few lines to take up space and you'll be at 10 in no time...we don't mind!

See you all SOON!!
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We tried to snorkel last march a week earlier than this cruise and the water was really cold and it was really windy. They had a lot of tubes the day we were there but there is no guarantee.
Thanks Traceyj123! We are a family that likes it HOT, so I am more than a little worried about cold temps. My kids LOVE water and I really hope the water at CC will be warm enough to snorkel. I wonder if inexpensive wet suits might help? Some kids wear them here for early spring swim team. Or would that be weird? ;-)
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Thanks emboyles!
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Thanks Traceyj123! We are a family that likes it HOT, so I am more than a little worried about cold temps. My kids LOVE water and I really hope the water at CC will be warm enough to snorkel. I wonder if inexpensive wet suits might help? Some kids wear them here for early spring swim team. Or would that be weird? ;-)
I wouldnt worry about wierd. If you bring them and they need them they are comfortable. if they dont then thats ok too.
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I saw on the FB board that group 1 for the FE is closed. While I know we were signed up on the FE early on, I don't think I've seen any PMs on for details. Have any PMs come out yet?
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Traceyj123 - I'll look into the shortie wet suits then!

I see from your previous posts that you have late dining - we do too! Does your 6yr old make it all the way to the late dining or is it better to plan to have kids eat earlier at the kids club? Or does everyone just shift late on the cruise (late nights/late mornings)?
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I saw on the FB board that group 1 for the FE is closed. While I know we were signed up on the FE early on, I don't think I've seen any PMs on for details. Have any PMs come out yet?
Not yet, but we have most of the details that we need from everyone. I want to give our GTY cruisers a chance to get their cabin assignments so we have fewer changes to make when the final list goes out. :-)
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:03 PM   #281
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We have cruised many times before (not dcl) but since they offered kids sail free it is to good of a deal to pass up and we are all so excited!! Our girls are teenagers but truly love anything Disney so better late than never. We would love to participate in the fish extender as well. We are 2 adults and 2 teenage daughters.
Hi! What are the ages of the girls? Thanks!
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We just rent once we get there....that way we have the freedom to change our minds!
You haven't had any trouble getting snorkel equipment the day of? I'm worried about reserving it in advance if the water is going to be cold. We don't do so well in cold ocean.
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You haven't had any trouble getting snorkel equipment the day of? I'm worried about reserving it in advance if the water is going to be cold. We don't do so well in cold ocean.
We have never had trouble getting it same day. The launch of the new ships has really been awesome for cruisers on the classic ships because the beefed up CC to accommodate 4000+ passengers. We've gotten bikes, tubes, snorkel gear, etc, and also awesome oceanfront chairs with umbrellas with no problem!

Also, FWIW, last year at the end of February the water at CC was excellent temp for swimming. I had to drag my family out of the water at the end of the day!
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Not yet, but we have most of the details that we need from everyone. I want to give our GTY cruisers a chance to get their cabin assignments so we have fewer changes to make when the final list goes out. :-)
Ok so what is a GTY and PM??? I am new to all this...ha ha ha
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