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Old 10-21-2012, 05:13 PM   #91
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No firm dates yet, late Sepember is likely though...

DH has been back at work for approximately 1.5 hours and he's sending me messages asking when our next vacation is
bwahahahahaha. i think i waited all of 2 weeks after we got back from the last trip to start to plan for the next trip

your DH has clearly loved the trip planning you've done

one of the reasons i think we (the collective ANZAC disers) have such great trips is that we are compulsive planners.

trying to get 4 adults on the same page about whether they are coming on this trip or not, where they want to go etc is a nightmare akin to herding cats... in a pinch, i could totally obsessively plan a trip in .. 2 weeks. if i had to. and i am sure it would rock like nobody could even imagine.. but it's much, much better and less painful if i have some definite responses at least 8-9 months out, kwim? so totally tearing my hair out with all this to-ing and fro-ing on the decision making front.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:15 PM   #92
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No firm dates yet, late Sepember is likely though...

DH has been back at work for approximately 1.5 hours and he's sending me messages asking when our next vacation is
OH God...you have one of them too DH wanted to know this morning what I had planned already for next year.....so I have to send him a "program"....Good god people, what have we created

so my dates are TBC
syd-lax-mco 7 sept ANZ Prem Econ
wdw 8-15 sep BLT using our AP's from this year
cruise 15-22
cruise 22-29
universal/seaworld 29-2 oct
mco-lax 3 oct
lax-syd
4 oct......
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:19 PM   #93
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OH God...you have one of them too DH wanted to know this morning what I had planned already for next year.....so I have to send him a "program"....Good god people, what have we created

so my dates are TBC
syd-lax-mco 7 sept ANZ Prem Econ
wdw 8-15 sep BLT using our AP's from this year
cruise 15-22
cruise 22-29
universal/seaworld 29-2 oct
mco-lax 3 oct
lax-syd
4 oct......
wow, what a nice itinerary..

are you cruising RCI again? i was looking at RCI and NCL last night for itineraries... if my sis doesn't come with, thinking about doing the DCL eastbound panama canal repo in sept versus some of the RCI or NCL itineraries...
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:24 PM   #94
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doing western and eastern carribbean itin with freedom...around $2900 per week for a junior suite for the both of us..not including discounts/ on board credits etc....not bad
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:06 PM   #95
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wow, what a nice itinerary..

are you cruising RCI again? i was looking at RCI and NCL last night for itineraries... if my sis doesn't come with, thinking about doing the DCL eastbound panama canal repo in sept versus some of the RCI or NCL itineraries...
You can't go wrong with a Panama Canal cruise no matter who you sail with!
We were on the Jan 2011 Westbound Repo on the Wonder. It was fabulous!

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doing western and eastern carribbean itin with freedom...around $2900 per week for a junior suite for the both of us..not including discounts/ on board credits etc....not bad
Ok Karen, so weve booked ourselves an aquatheatre suite on the Allure of the Seas for Jan 2014 after our WDW/Fantasy segment. Im super excited. My parents are coming along so it makes the cost much more tolerable! Any hints or tips or special things to know about cruising with RCL? I hear they are introducing special coke machines on all their ships??!?!
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:13 PM   #96
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You can't go wrong with a Panama Canal cruise no matter who you sail with!
We were on the Jan 2011 Westbound Repo on the Wonder. It was fabulous!



Ok Karen, so weve booked ourselves an aquatheatre suite on the Allure of the Seas for Jan 2014 after our WDW/Fantasy segment. Im super excited. My parents are coming along so it makes the cost much more tolerable! Any hints or tips or special things to know about cruising with RCL? I hear they are introducing special coke machines on all their ships??!?!
just checked this out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knecz97bkn0
looks great.....your going to love RCCL...

dont forget as suite guests you get priority boarding etc...and I think you will be concierge so always go thru that...they will get you into hard to book things.....and great for the little things..ie: ginger ale when I got sea sick....

coke machines wiith the chips in the cups??? havent heard.....
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:17 PM   #97
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You can't go wrong with a Panama Canal cruise no matter who you sail with!
We were on the Jan 2011 Westbound Repo on the Wonder. It was fabulous!



Ok Karen, so weve booked ourselves an aquatheatre suite on the Allure of the Seas for Jan 2014 after our WDW/Fantasy segment. Im super excited. My parents are coming along so it makes the cost much more tolerable! Any hints or tips or special things to know about cruising with RCL? I hear they are introducing special coke machines on all their ships??!?!
Oh, you're making it very hard for me! Our cruise was awesome and we'd love to do another one, it's just not in the budget to do another one so soon
This morning my DS asked me "Mum, next time we go, which ship are we going on?"

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Old 10-21-2012, 07:30 PM   #98
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Oh, you're making it very hard for me! Our cruise was awesome and we'd love to do another one, it's just not in the budget to do another one so soon
This morning my DS asked me "Mum, next time we go, which ship are we going on?"

RCCL you can get an inside cabin for around $1200....bargain for 3
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just checked this out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knecz97bkn0
looks great.....your going to love RCCL...

dont forget as suite guests you get priority boarding etc...and I think you will be concierge so always go thru that...they will get you into hard to book things.....and great for the little things..ie: ginger ale when I got sea sick....

coke machines wiith the chips in the cups??? havent heard.....
Thanks for the video! I'll have to show it to DH so he knows what I'm spending his money on... We're actually in cabin 8730, so it should be exactly the same but in mirror image.

That balcony looks so much better in real life than on a small deckplan picture! Love the binocular thing on it! The kids will have a ball. OK, going to check out the concierge lounge now...

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Oh, you're making it very hard for me! Our cruise was awesome and we'd love to do another one, it's just not in the budget to do another one so soon
This morning my DS asked me "Mum, next time we go, which ship are we going on?"

Do it! Do it! It doesn't have to be a Disney ship for it to be awesome. Cruising is so much cheaper on that side of the world. Crossing the Panama Canal was truly a special experience. Just ignore the words and look at the pics...
http://deliriouslydemented.blogspot....ama-canal.html
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:40 PM   #100
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I agree

cruising in the USA is dirt cheap....and disney is one of the more expensive in the medium range cruises..but you dont have to sacrifice quality for price.....RCCL is one of the better ones..and have heaps of itins, price points and activities..

I cant believe we are going back to back......dang DH and his padi license
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cruising in the USA is dirt cheap....and disney is one of the more expensive in the medium range cruises..but you dont have to sacrifice quality for price.....RCCL is one of the better ones..and have heaps of itins, price points and activities..

I cant believe we are going back to back......dang DH and his padi license
It still frustrates me that everything there is so much cheaper, and the choices so much better. And the specials that they get are REALLY good specials. How nice would it be to be able to just to sail out of Sydney Harbour on a super cruise ship?

Lucky you to be able to cruise back to back!
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It still frustrates me that everything there is so much cheaper, and the choices so much better. And the specials that they get are REALLY good specials. How nice would it be to be able to just to sail out of Sydney Harbour on a super cruise ship?

Lucky you to be able to cruise back to back!
I know! We saw a repositioning cruise from Florida to the Med last year for $800 per person! For 14 nights!!!
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I know! We saw a repositioning cruise from Florida to the Med last year for $800 per person! For 14 nights!!!
If only we weren't limited to travelling during school holidays because otherwise we'd jump on specials like that! I just said to DH last night that, when we are retired, I really hope we are in the financial and healthy position to do long cruises like that. Thats a long time to wait though........
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I know! We saw a repositioning cruise from Florida to the Med last year for $800 per person! For 14 nights!!!
Drool....must stop looking....
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:39 PM   #105
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ok, heres my latest plans

Sept 7 syd-lax-mco ..going to be a long day...
Sept 7-15 WDW :BLT studio or BWV 1 bedroom (cant decide,using same amount of points) using AP from this year
Sept 15-29 back to back cruises RCCL freedom
Sept 29 mco-lax
Sept 30 Macys shopping
Oct 1 lax-syd

Oct 3 arr Syd

away 26 days.....Dh doesnt want to be away any longer.

flying ANZ kissy kissy and either Delta or Frontier in USA..depends on $$$ and schedule.

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