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Old 06-04-2014, 01:03 AM   #1276
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There wasn't a tea party on the last 7 night Med last year nor was there a character breakfast
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:15 AM   #1277
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There wasn't a tea party on the last 7 night Med last year nor was there a character breakfast
Whaaaat? No character breakfast? They had it on the 10 day Med in 2011 :-( I thought they did it on all 7 day and longer cruises. I guess we will have to wait and see what others report this year. Fingers crossed!
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:31 AM   #1278
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I'm on the WBTA and we were told that they have discontinued the Character Meals for the summer on the Magic and it includes our WBTA. DCL says that they are too port extensive to do the character meals.

A lot of us sent in e-mails complaining that the WBTA has more than enough sea days and that it wasn't port extensive, but from the response everyone got it does not look like they will reconsider.
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Old 06-04-2014, 03:01 AM   #1279
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I'm on the WBTA and we were told that they have discontinued the Character Meals for the summer on the Magic and it includes our WBTA. DCL says that they are too port extensive to do the character meals. A lot of us sent in e-mails complaining that the WBTA has more than enough sea days and that it wasn't port extensive, but from the response everyone got it does not look like they will reconsider.
That sucks. And that's such a silly excuse, the WBTA has more than enough time (for passengers AND characters) to have done a character breakfast.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:09 AM   #1280
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I knew about the breakfast, but hope they keep the tea party! It's so popular! I hope someone reports back with good news.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:22 AM   #1281
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I knew about the breakfast, but hope they keep the tea party! It's so popular! I hope someone reports back with good news.
I know! I can't wait for the first WMed Cruisers to get back this Saturday and hopefully start giving us some details
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:46 AM   #1282
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We had a few from our group also on the EBTA and I asked if they had a character breakfast and they said no. They also mentioned there were a lot less characters on the ship.

Signatures on items left at GS were significantly less than previous cruises.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:36 AM   #1283
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FWIW, we had a character breakfast on our 2013 12 day med. And I thought there were a lot of characters on the ship. I hope they haven't cancelled it.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:35 PM   #1284
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Time Zones

When we did the Med in 2011, none of the ports were in a different time zone. I just realized Greece and Italy are an hour difference. Will the ship stay on Italy time? I'm really just curious...I know they will remind us several times while sailing!
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When we did the Med in 2011, none of the ports were in a different time zone. I just realized Greece and Italy are an hour difference. Will the ship stay on Italy time? I'm really just curious...I know they will remind us several times while sailing!
My 12 night has an hour change after Rome forward and an hour back after Mykonos.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:53 PM   #1286
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I don't mind eating so late, it's getting up so early for those early excursions that make it awful.
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Since I have early seating I'm happy to see the times pushed back. Looking at the length of some of the shore excursions it looks like we'd have to rush to clean up a bit after arriving back on board before dinner.
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Main dining was 6:15pm on the Magic in the Med back in 2011 as well. It's always later on European cruises (on DCL and other cruise lines) versus cruises out of American ports etc
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Last year they gave us 8:30 pm, even though I noticed others were assigned 8:15 pm.


In practice though, they never got around to taking our orders until 8:45 pm anyway and we never got out before 10pm. It made dining kind of a rush at the end there and we were always super tired afterwards.
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I am seriously considering moving to earlier seating.... and I am one of the 'locals in the Med'
Callers to DCL CMs last night including supervisors said this hadn't changed, but today DCL TAs have confirmed it's true.
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When we did the Med in 2011, none of the ports were in a different time zone. I just realized Greece and Italy are an hour difference. Will the ship stay on Italy time? I'm really just curious...I know they will remind us several times while sailing!
DCL changes time zones to stay in sync with the ports they are visiting, whether it's the Med or Alaska or wherever. They say something in the Navigator and the Cruise Director announces it before the show and such - you should see at least one of the reminders.
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:41 PM   #1288
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I just called Disney and they said if there are character breakfasts on the Mediterranean Cruises our dinner servers will tell us the first evening. (When I had asked a few weeks ago they said there were no character breakfasts due to the cruise having so many ports and excursions.)
She also said that there are no Tea Parties scheduled on the Magic at this time. Sorry to disappoint.
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Reports from the Med 2014, are dinner times have changed main dining is 6:15pm and late 8:45pm.
Well, that explains why I saw on my reservation that I was switched into my preferred late seating from main dining! 8:45 is very late though, I would have much preferred 8:15. Maybe I'll see if we can switch back...
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:49 AM   #1290
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Well, that explains why I saw on my reservation that I was switched into my preferred late seating from main dining! 8:45 is very late though, I would have much preferred 8:15. Maybe I'll see if we can switch back...
A number of people on our cruise have switched from late to main.
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