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Old 10-23-2012, 08:56 AM   #676
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Lol I''d do it daily
Please post on here if they tell u anything!!
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:00 AM   #677
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I just called and the woman (rebecca) said that if you're signed up on the Disney Cruise Line Website that you'll receive an email when the dates are released.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:43 AM   #678
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I just called and the woman (rebecca) said that if you're signed up on the Disney Cruise Line Website that you'll receive an email when the dates are released.
True. But usually a day or two after release.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:05 AM   #679
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I've tried to change my profile on the cruise line site to add that I get notifications, but it won't let me change it. GRRRRRR Keeps saying "invalid user name" which is correct. Soooooo frustrating!
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:28 AM   #680
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I hate to stir the pot .......

But I did a search through all the major cruise lines and yes, Disney needs to catch up.

RCCL has their bookings open through May 2014; HAL open through April 2014; Princess through May 2014 and, the MOST shocking, NCL has opened up their site for bookings through April 2015. Yes, I said 2015! That's amazing!

So Disney could at least catch up by opening up bookings through May 2014 and get the ball rolling!
I am going to up the ante on stirring the pot. Since there are so many rumors floating around on DIS, I am going to make a guess as to why the delay.

Rumor #1: the magic will be undergoing a 12-18 month major refit not the initial drydock that was discussed.

Rumor #2: Release will be delayed until January.

With Disney big wigs meeting this past week to discuss future operations, here is my conjecture:

I feel DCL is putting off the improvements to the magic to see if demand for their product will change with one less ship in service and to see whether or not the economy improves. I would not be surprised if they mothball the magic or sell it if they feel it is not financially viable anymore.

Therefore, this change in plans has led DCL to restructure itineries based on the fact the magic will be out of service for an extended period of time leading to a delay in the 2014 release.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:46 AM   #681
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I am going to up the ante on stirring the pot. Since there are so many rumors floating around on DIS, I am going to make a guess as to why the delay.

Rumor #1: the magic will be undergoing a 12-18 month major refit not the initial drydock that was discussed.

Rumor #2: Release will be delayed until January.

With Disney big wigs meeting this past week to discuss future operations, here is my conjecture:

I feel DCL is putting off the improvements to the magic to see if demand for their product will change with one less ship in service and to see whether or not the economy improves. I would not be surprised if they mothball the magic or sell it if they feel it is not financially viable anymore.

Therefore, this change in plans has led DCL to restructure itineries based on the fact the magic will be out of service for an extended period of time leading to a delay in the 2014 release.
This makes a lot of sence but what I still don't understand is, according to word on the forum, the dream and fantasy are under contract with current ports so why wouldn't they just release their dates and not wonders?
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:48 AM   #682
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I just called and the woman (rebecca) said that if you're signed up on the Disney Cruise Line Website that you'll receive an email when the dates are released.

I have been signed up at the DCL website for years and never get any email notifications of release dates or anything else other than my booked cruise info.

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Old 10-23-2012, 11:48 AM   #683
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I am going to up the ante on stirring the pot. Since there are so many rumors floating around on DIS, I am going to make a guess as to why the delay.

Rumor #1: the magic will be undergoing a 12-18 month major refit not the initial drydock that was discussed.

Rumor #2: Release will be delayed until January.

With Disney big wigs meeting this past week to discuss future operations, here is my conjecture:

I feel DCL is putting off the improvements to the magic to see if demand for their product will change with one less ship in service and to see whether or not the economy improves. I would not be surprised if they mothball the magic or sell it if they feel it is not financially viable anymore.

Therefore, this change in plans has led DCL to restructure itineries based on the fact the magic will be out of service for an extended period of time leading to a delay in the 2014 release.
The Magic has cruises planned beginning in Oct. 2013 - so I doubt they plan a longer drydock. RCI and Princess have done major overhauls of their ships, and it doesn't take more than a few months for that.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:55 AM   #684
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Rumor #1: the magic will be undergoing a 12-18 month major refit not the initial drydock that was discussed.
This is highly unlikely, though not impossible. As you see below, what can be done in a 10 day dry dock is enormous. That is just one example. The Magic has not had cancelled cruises or other upsets such as mid-cruise breakdowns that would indicate the entire engine system has failed and needs to be rebuilt.

Unless they were to actually gut the whole ship and stretch it (rebuild length) I cannot think of what kind of retrofit would require that length of time.

Here is my excerpt on dry dock:

The Disney Magic entered scheduled 10-day drydock refurbishment on October 1, 2005 at the Norshipco shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia. Several enhancements took place during this time. The Vista Spa and Salon received a 1,700-square foot expansion including three new spa treatment suites. Three conference rooms on deck 2 were transformed into an additional children's area called Ocean Quest. A 24-by-14 foot LED screen was affixed to the forward funnel in the family swimming pool area where movies and major sporting and broadcast events are shown.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:00 PM   #685
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My travel agent(with Expedia Cruise Specialists) spent about half an hour on the line with a supervisor at Disney Cruise Lines. It sounds like they have not decided their final schedule yet. Evidently unrest/mass protests in Spain and Greece have thrown the initial plan of Med cruises in 2014 in to doubt. It has also created exchange rate uncertainty for they with the Euro's troubles.

So the upshot - it does not sound like anything is imminent. Really unfortunate because the Med Cruise is what we were wanting to do.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:20 PM   #686
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I have been signed up at the DCL website for years and never get any email notifications of release dates or anything else other than my booked cruise info.

MJ

I second this! I even called them last month to check my email status and they have the correct email information and the rep told me I should be receiving email notifications. I've never received one. The only notifications I get are from my travel agent!
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I've tried to change my profile on the cruise line site to add that I get notifications, but it won't let me change it. GRRRRRR Keeps saying "invalid user name" which is correct. Soooooo frustrating!
You have to call the Disney people to change it. They're changing/ updating the website so somethings y aren't working properly. My mom went to change her Email and it wouldn't let her she called in and they did it and its all good.
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True. But usually a day or two after release.
That's exactly what I was thinking!
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My travel agent(with Expedia Cruise Specialists) spent about half an hour on the line with a supervisor at Disney Cruise Lines. It sounds like they have not decided their final schedule yet. Evidently unrest/mass protests in Spain and Greece have thrown the initial plan of Med cruises in 2014 in to doubt. It has also created exchange rate uncertainty for they with the Euro's troubles.

So the upshot - it does not sound like anything is imminent. Really unfortunate because the Med Cruise is what we were wanting to do.
If there is unrest in spain and Greece, won't that cause 2013 cruises to be revised as well?
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That's exactly what I was thinking!
II check 8 times a day on the website xD Once at midnight then around 8 or 9 then noon then like 2 or 3 and then again around 6 and then at 8 and once more at 10 then it starts all over
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