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Old 02-06-2013, 11:44 AM   #1696
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This is not directed toward you, exactly, but I kinda think this is why DCL is waiting to release these....they have too many Med cruises, Transatlantic, Panama Canal, this year's Alaska cruises where the PIF dates are/were in January...

Had they released the 2014 itineraries earlier...they probably would have seen more cancellations than is usual (whatever "usual" is)...
The issue with this and the release date doesn't make sense though. The final payment for the 12nt European sailings for June 15, 2013 isn't due until February 15, 2013 which if the release date is Feb 12 to book for Plat/ Gold and Feb 13 for everyone else people can still cancel or change to 2014
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:04 PM   #1697
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I don't know that it can't be linked. I will post the site's complete URL and see if it comes up. If it has been blocked it will show as ***s.

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Old 02-06-2013, 12:25 PM   #1698
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Okay, I did hit the one being talked about, and it does appear that there is speculation for a WBTA. Since this one wouldn't involve being right after a drydock, maybe it will really happen?! Hope so. However, other than hoping, I won't get exited until it's something I could actually book.

What excites me is that there may be some new itineraries, and change ups to the same-old-same-old.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:26 PM   #1699
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Scott's suggested EBTA itinerary has the Magic stopping only at Castaway Cay and Madeira - no Gibraltar. There's no reason why the ship can't stop in Gibraltar on May 29 and still finish in Barcelona on May 31, as that's what the Magic is doing on its 2013 TA cruise.

**Looking at his predictions for the Wonder, I don't see DCL doing a 2-night cruise to nowhere from Miami. Instead, I would guess a 14-nght Panama Canal cruise, a 7-night coastal repo, the 9-night Alaska cruise ending in Vancouver on a Sunday, and 7-night Alaska cruises sailing on Sundays. If DCL intends to sail from Vancouver on Mondays, I think they would extend either the PC cruise or the coastal repo by one day - rather than do a 2-night cruise from Miami.

***One more thought about the 9-night Alaska itinerary - after looking at a map and other itineraries of ships that stop there (such as HAL Oosterdam: http://www.hollandamerica.com/find-c...ineraryDetails): you don't need a sea day between Sitka and another Alaskan port. I think it's more likely there will be 2 sea days at the beginning of the cruise, followed by 5 consecutive days in port (including Tracy Arm). OR...maybe DCL plans to spend a whole day in Victoria on the 9-night cruise - with just one sea day at the beginning. That's what I first thought when I saw the list of ports with Sitka on it.
It wasn't on the Gibralter port calendar, so that's why it's left off his predictions.

Good thoughts, Nancy. I think that his thinking with the 2-cruise to no where was port space on the others plus past history - ill have to ask him later; I'm at work today.

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Old 02-06-2013, 12:30 PM   #1700
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Hm nothing there very exciting to me.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:36 PM   #1701
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I just want to hear they are doing longer cruises. A week is too short!
Longer cruises that take us some where new! Something, anything.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:45 PM   #1702
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Do you think the California Coast cruise will be offered 2014?
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:49 PM   #1703
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Do you think the California Coast cruise will be offered 2014?
I hope, I hope.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:56 PM   #1704
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More thoughts on the 9-night Alaska cruise...

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It wasn't on the Gibralter port calendar, so that's why it's left off his predictions.

Good thoughts, Nancy. I think that his thinking with the 2-cruise to no where was port space on the others plus past history - ill have to ask him later; I'm at work today.

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I edited my original post once more as you were posting!

Here is another thought on the 9-night itinerary - based on my 14-night HAL Alaska cruise in 2011. After our day in Sitka, we had a sea day, then arrived in Victoria at noon and stayed until 11:00 p.m. The cruise ended the next morning. I think it would be very easy for DCL to fit Victoria into the 9-night cruise, and it would make it even more attractive:

Day 1 - Vancouver
Day 2 - sea day
Day 3 - Ketchikan
Day 4 - Tracy Arm
Day 5 - Juneau
Day 6 - Skagway
Day 7 - Sitka
Day 8 - sea day
Day 9 - Victoria
Day 10 - Vancouver

Whatever the order of Alaskan ports - with a full sea day on day 8, the ship can spend almost a full day in Victoria on Day 9.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:16 PM   #1705
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I edited my original post once more as you were posting!

Here is another thought on the 9-night itinerary - based on my 14-night HAL Alaska cruise in 2011. After our day in Sitka, we had a sea day, then arrived in Victoria at noon and stayed until 11:00 p.m. The cruise ended the next morning. I think it would be very easy for DCL to fit Victoria into the 9-night cruise, and it would make it even more attractive:

Day 1 - Vancouver
Day 2 - sea day
Day 3 - Ketchikan
Day 4 - Tracy Arm
Day 5 - Juneau
Day 6 - Skagway
Day 7 - Sitka
Day 8 - sea day
Day 9 - Victoria
Day 10 - Vancouver

Whatever the order of Alaskan ports - with a full sea day on day 8, the ship can spend almost a full day in Victoria on Day 9.
If they are going to Victoria, does that mean they will be sailing out of Seattle next year....? We had to bump Alaska off the itinerary this year, but I think we'd hold out hope for inside passage in 2015...
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If they are going to Victoria, does that mean they will be sailing out of Seattle next year....? We had to bump Alaska off the itinerary this year, but I think we'd hold out hope for inside passage in 2015...
I think they will sail from Vancouver. With 2 additional days - they have time for an extra port, and could spend a long day in Victoria. However, they might sail to the west of Vancouver Island on the return as they go to Victoria and then Vancouver.

In 2012, DCL HAD to make a foreign port stop (Victoria) since the cruise was roundtrip from a US port (Seattle).
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Hm nothing there very exciting to me.
If they offer a southern Caribbean on a classic ship, I'll take it (depending on price of course). Would be the best New Years ever for us!!!

Alaska & Europe aren't in the cards for us yet.....

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Old 02-06-2013, 01:56 PM   #1708
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If they offer a southern Caribbean on a classic ship, I'll take it (depending on price of course). Would be the best New Years ever for us!!!

Alaska & Europe aren't in the cards for us yet.....

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I hear ya... 10 nights is hard for us... and NY pricing would be insane. I looked up the past Southern Itinerary and I'd be happier if they cut St Thomas (and CC?) to make it a 7-8 day. Also... if it leaves on NYE it will run past school vacations, right? Might be a tough sell...
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:01 PM   #1709
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I hear ya... 10 nights is hard for us... and NY pricing would be insane. I looked up the past Southern Itinerary and I'd be happier if they cut St Thomas (and CC?) to make it a 7-8 day. Also... if it leaves on NYE it will run past school vacations, right? Might be a tough sell...
Perfect here though! Kids in our school get out right before Christmas and go back mid Jan. if love a 10 night NYE cruise!
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:08 PM   #1710
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There's a 9 night to Alaska showing on the DCL site map.

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With the 9-night Sitka on the DCL site map, Alaska is most likely a go in 2014

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OK, so is it just me? I don't see any 9-night Alaska cruise or a port in Sitka on the DCL site map.

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