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View Poll Results: The new itinerary shown in the picture...
makes me thrilled. Show me where to sign up! 66 33.33%
makes me upset. I was booked and am jumping ship. So to speak. 10 5.05%
piques my curiousity. I hadn't been interested in the Galveston sailings before, but now am. 57 28.79%
Meh. Just not my cup of tea. 65 32.83%
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:51 PM   #46
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Actually we're ahead since one of the ports was traded for Castaway Cay, and the meals there are included.
Most of the excursions would not be long enough for us to need a meal. There was only one out of the 4 port days we would have been off the ship that long. Plus WDW food is going to be MUCH more expensive than in the ports.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:52 PM   #47
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It's a portion of an email confirmation. I booked this cruise just Monday afternoon when everyone was starting discussing this on here. That's cut from a screenshot of my confirmation email.

Thank you

Finally found fine after you mentioned it in my confirmation. My confirmation took awhile to get to me via email for some reason?

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Old 08-22-2012, 07:13 PM   #48
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I, like others have mentioned, feel very badly for those who have had their cruise plans changed on them. But, as a West Coaster, the new 8 night itinerary makes me excited. Since they took away the cruises from LA, Galveston is next closest for us and I would be happy to sail to Castaway Cay and Disney World. Now, they just have to schedule some of these sailings during the summer months.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:25 PM   #49
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Thank you

Finally found fine after you mentioned it in my confirmation. My confirmation took awhile to get to me via email for some reason?

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I gather they're a little busy right now (based on humorous asides while talking to whomever answered the cc line the other day.)
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:15 PM   #50
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I cannot vote, but I would be thrilled with this itinerary. I am actually hoping it does well and that it is offered again after 2013. If that happens I will definetly be booking my family.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:28 PM   #51
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For those that have switched to the new itenerary (8 night) would you mind sharing pricing? We are wondering about booking this perhaps depending on the pricing. We are currently booked for a B2B out of Miami and were going to move to the 8 night out of Texas before it was changed as it was going to save us some good $$.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:43 PM   #52
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I personally like the new 8 day itenerary, but I enjoy sea days, so that is a plus for me. I do think that DCL has handled this poorly, though. I am happy to see that they are taking guest feedback into consideration, but I think they should have just included this itenerary in 2014 offerings, NOT change iteneraries on sailings as little as 5 months out. I really feel for all of those who booked the "old" itenerary because it was what they wanted, abnd then had it chnged on them. I especially feel for those who wound up with 2 back to back 4 days. Sorry, but as someone said uptheread, 4+4 does not equal 8 in this case. Part of why I like to cruise is to visit multiple places while only packing and unpacking once. That all goes out the window with a b2b. Not to mention that it will repeat the same entertainment and theme nights, where you would have had more on the 8 night.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:04 PM   #53
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I understand why people would be frustrated.

I can say from my perspective I HOPE they keep the 8-night bahama sailings for the future. I'm going on my first disney cruise next month and am excited since it's out of texas, but if they keep the bahama sailings I'd be more apt to purchase again since it's new ports without a flight for me.

Purely selfish I realize but really really hoping I can book one of these in 2014....maybe?
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:15 PM   #54
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I am thrilled beyond all mortal expression with the new itinerary. My DS & I still can't believe it... We keep saying to each other, "Are we really going to get to sail practically out of our backyard on our favorite ship in the world, and go to our two favorite places in the world???" It seems surreal, it makes us so happy. And all those glorious sea days!! I am just




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It's a portion of an email confirmation. I booked this cruise just Monday afternoon when everyone was starting discussing this on here. That's cut from a screenshot of my confirmation email.

I would SO love to see what you guys are talking about, because I have no clue about times for our cruise now, but pictures are blocked here. Could anyone just give me the times right quick? Thanks!!
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:18 AM   #55
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I would SO love to see what you guys are talking about, because I have no clue about times for our cruise now, but pictures are blocked here. Could anyone just give me the times right quick? Thanks!!
Sorry, just now saw this.

Day Date Port Ashore Onboard
Friday 26-Apr-2013 GALVESTON 4:00 PM
Saturday 27-Apr-2013 AT SEA
Sunday 28-Apr-2013 AT SEA
Monday 29-Apr-2013 CASTAWAY CAY 8:30 AM 4:30 PM
Tuesday 30-Apr-2013 PORT CANAVERAL6:15 AM 11:45 PM
Wednesday01-May-2013 AT SEA
Thursday 02-May-2013 KEY WEST 7:30 AM 12:45 PM
Friday 03-May-2013 AT SEA
Saturday 04-May-2013 GALVESTON 8:30 AM

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Old 08-24-2012, 09:33 AM   #56
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Sorry, just now saw this.

Day Date Port Ashore Onboard
Friday 26-Apr-2013 GALVESTON 4:00 PM
Saturday 27-Apr-2013 AT SEA
Sunday 28-Apr-2013 AT SEA
Monday 29-Apr-2013 CASTAWAY CAY 8:30 AM 4:30 PM
Tuesday 30-Apr-2013 PORT CANAVERAL6:15 AM 11:45 PM
Wednesday01-May-2013 AT SEA
Thursday 02-May-2013 KEY WEST 7:30 AM 12:45 PM
Friday 03-May-2013 AT SEA
Saturday 04-May-2013 GALVESTON 8:30 AM

Hope that helps!

That helps immensely! Thanks so much!!
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:54 PM   #57
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My cruise was completely CANCELLED! How can anyone answer that this is a good thing? Can you imagine booking a cruise a year in advance, making all the plans, arrangements, nonrefundable airfare, etc, plus just plain ol' looking forward to cruising on the Magic again, and getting an email that is it completely cancelled? I had tears in my eyes, I was so disappointed and frustrated. Why in the world would I fly from Phila to Galveston to cruise to places (1) I've already been several times, and (2) would be easier and cheaper to cruise out of PC, and (3) I just plain and simple didn't choose! I am so glad for those of you that are excited; but couldn't Disney have waited til 2014 to change the itinerary?
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My cruise was completely CANCELLED! How can anyone answer that this is a good thing? Can you imagine booking a cruise a year in advance, making all the plans, arrangements, nonrefundable airfare, etc, plus just plain ol' looking forward to cruising on the Magic again, and getting an email that is it completely cancelled? I had tears in my eyes, I was so disappointed and frustrated. Why in the world would I fly from Phila to Galveston to cruise to places (1) I've already been several times, and (2) would be easier and cheaper to cruise out of PC, and (3) I just plain and simple didn't choose! I am so glad for those of you that are excited; but couldn't Disney have waited til 2014 to change the itinerary?
I'm sorry that they've changed your cruise.
Based on the poll alone you could conclude Disney did this for profit reasons. For every one very upset person, there are five people who are thrilled to book and five people who are now interested and weren't previously. That's a huge increase in interest.
I guess it's a calculated business decision.
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My cruise was completely CANCELLED! How can anyone answer that this is a good thing? Can you imagine booking a cruise a year in advance, making all the plans, arrangements, nonrefundable airfare, etc, plus just plain ol' looking forward to cruising on the Magic again, and getting an email that is it completely cancelled? I had tears in my eyes, I was so disappointed and frustrated. Why in the world would I fly from Phila to Galveston to cruise to places (1) I've already been several times, and (2) would be easier and cheaper to cruise out of PC, and (3) I just plain and simple didn't choose! I am so glad for those of you that are excited; but couldn't Disney have waited til 2014 to change the itinerary?
Same thing happened when our Dec MR cruise was canceled. Thankfully I didn't have anything non refundable booked but it was still disappointing. .
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