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Old 10-20-2012, 06:08 PM   #631
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New business Plan under development at DCL?

We got off the Wonder 10-14-12.

While aboard, I asked about the 2013 and 2014 DCL schedule, specifically the possibility of a WBTA. According to Pierre and Lisa, officers in the hotel services end of the cruise line, a lot depends on the decisions being made at an excutive meeting that was being held the week we were aboard. Apparently there was a meeting of the highest Disney executives, chaired by Robert Iger, to decide business directions, including the budget and overall business plan.

Specifically, they said a topic on the agenda was the future of the Magic. That would be determining the scope of the drydocking for the ship. So while they could not tell me anything specific, in part due to confidentiality directives, it was in large part because a lot is yet undecided. They did say that Magic would be drydocked in Spain, not Germany nor Italy.

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Old 10-20-2012, 06:30 PM   #632
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We got off the Wonder 6-14-12.

While aboard, I asked about the 2013 and 2014 DCL schedule, specifically the possibility of a WBTA. According to Pierre and Lisa, officers in the hotel services end of the cruise line, a lot depends on the decisions being made at an excutive meeting that was being held the week we were aboard. Apparently there was a meeting of the highest Disney executives, chaired by Robert Iger, to decide business directions, including the budget and overall business plan.

Specifically, they said a topic on the agenda was the future of the Magic. That would be determining the scope of the drydocking for the ship. So while they could not tell me anything specific, in part due to confidentiality directives, it was in large part because a lot is yet undecided. They did say that Magic would be drydocked in Spain, not Germany nor Italy.
I'm 90 percent sure you were on my 10/07/12 to 10/14/12 cruise, so I think you menat 10-14-12 not 6-14-12. I meant to talk to the future cruise desk to chat them up but they were always either not there or full of people ...
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:22 PM   #633
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Just off the Magic today

I asked about the 2014 bookings and the lady at the future cruise desk told me that they wouldn't be available until later this year.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:47 PM   #634
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I asked about the 2014 bookings and the lady at the future cruise desk told me that they wouldn't be available until later this year.
Well, there are only two more months left in the year, so they better hurry up before they run out of year!! ALOHA,Karen
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:54 AM   #635
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I was told Late October Early November when we booked our Dummy Cruise soooo probably soon (: !! I keep checking every day!
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:49 PM   #636
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:18 PM   #637
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Happy National Cruise week!! Hoping for good news this week from DCL🚢😀
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:54 PM   #638
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I asked about the 2014 bookings and the lady at the future cruise desk told me that they wouldn't be available until later this year.
Same thing we heard this past week when we got off the Fantasy yesterday. They said this winter (possibly as late as Jan).
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:13 AM   #639
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Same thing we heard this past week when we got off the Fantasy yesterday. They said this winter (possibly as late as Jan).
That is ridiculous. Other cruise lines have their 2014 dates out there. Boo DCL!
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We got off the Wonder 10-14-12.

While aboard, I asked about the 2013 and 2014 DCL schedule, specifically the possibility of a WBTA. According to Pierre and Lisa, officers in the hotel services end of the cruise line, a lot depends on the decisions being made at an excutive meeting that was being held the week we were aboard. Apparently there was a meeting of the highest Disney executives, chaired by Robert Iger, to decide business directions, including the budget and overall business plan.

Specifically, they said a topic on the agenda was the future of the Magic. That would be determining the scope of the drydocking for the ship. So while they could not tell me anything specific, in part due to confidentiality directives, it was in large part because a lot is yet undecided. They did say that Magic would be drydocked in Spain, not Germany nor Italy.
That’s very interesting. I have a colleague who sailed on the Fantasy a couple of weeks ago. He had lunch with the ship’s second officer who told him the Magic was going to get a major refit (like 12-18 months) and not a more simple dry-docking. At the time I chalked that info up to general misunderstanding, but now I’m not so sure. We may have a fairly major announcement coming.
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Maybe they plan to install an Aquaduck on the Magic. It is a difference maker when you are deciding to cruise. Fantasy / Dream or Magic / Wonder - "well it doesn't have an Aquaduck". I know it is only a fraction of your total expierence but for some it is a difference maker as to which ship to go on.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:35 AM   #643
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I sure wish they would roll the dates out. I have a final payment date coming up and we are wanting to move to a 2014 date. If it goes much longer, I am going to have to move it to a late 2013 date, then move again with 2014 comes out.
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Maybe they plan to install an Aquaduck on the Magic. It is a difference maker when you are deciding to cruise. Fantasy / Dream or Magic / Wonder - "well it doesn't have an Aquaduck". I know it is only a fraction of your total expierence but for some it is a difference maker as to which ship to go on.
Please not! I like the classy look without the aquaduck.
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Please not! I like the classy look without the aquaduck.
Personally, I would love to see the duck added to the ship. The pool area is so small, any added water feature would be helpful. I would also like to see them add mini golf, enchanted art, and magic portals.

If they do take the Magic out of service for 12-18 months, that is certainly not going to do anything to help lower prices on the 3 sailing.

Just please let us know something about 2014 DCL!!!
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