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Old 05-11-2013, 03:43 PM   #2806
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I broke my 5th Metatarsal on Monday, just had the plaster off & got the good news that I am able to walk with this break.

I know you can use the underground tram to get to the hotel just, would like to know if you take a luggage cart all the way to the hotel or do the hotel do a courtesy pickup

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David, I'm not sure about the luggage cart on the tram but you can call from the airport for the hotel's courtesy shuttle for transport.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:50 PM   #2807
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. . . Wait, can I get UK Pounds instead of Gibraltar Pounds from their ATM?
No. Gibraltar Pounds is the official currency in Gibraltar.

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Old 05-11-2013, 05:36 PM   #2808
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Currency in Gibraltar

Just to set your mind at rest you CAN draw UK pounds from certain ATM machines in Gibraltar, thre is certainly a Barclays ATM on he main shopping street that stipulates that it is UK currency only.

If anyone has a problem with any Gibraltar currency left over I will happily exchange it for UK currency as any bank in the UK will accept it as legal tender and I can just bank it when I get back home.

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Our first stop at an ATM will be in Portugal for our tour and souvenirs. Our Gibraltar tour is already paid for so I will only need to get money for a tip and for souvenirs. I will just ask for change to be in UK Pounds. Wait, can I get UK Pounds instead of Gibraltar Pounds from their ATM? If so, that will work out much better!
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:46 PM   #2809
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Last cruise (Oct 2012) there was a person that wore the same clothes everyday for entire week. You could smell him coming and where he had been.

I bet their luggage was lost . This is my fear.
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:01 PM   #2810
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Extreme "packing light."

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or lost luggage! we knew a person on our PC cruise that didn't have luggage the entire time..thankfully, there was a Wal-Mart in PV so he could get some things for his trip..
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:21 PM   #2811
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Just to set your mind at rest you CAN draw UK pounds from certain ATM machines in Gibraltar, thre is certainly a Barclays ATM on he main shopping street that stipulates that it is UK currency only.

If anyone has a problem with any Gibraltar currency left over I will happily exchange it for UK currency as any bank in the UK will accept it as legal tender and I can just bank it when I get back home.

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We may even have extra when we settle up with you in Galveston from Dallas touring. Can help out that way too in helping others save an exchange rate. MissAndrea -- on our tour in Gibraltar so might come in handy since I think we have to still pay our nature reserve entrance fees.

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or lost luggage! we knew a person on our PC cruise that didn't have luggage the entire time..thankfully, there was a Wal-Mart in PV so he could get some things for his trip..
Same here.... we had some on WBTA that did not receive their luggage in time to depart Barcelona. Stevie might remember more of who it was but there was definitely no Walmart on our initial stops.

In fact, I forgot a neutral colored bra and had to go shopping for one in Barcelona. Most expensive bra I have ever bought!
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:58 PM   #2812
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We are using Disney transfers to the airport. Flying directly to London after the cruise. Should we be worried about the timing?



I was wondering







Same here!
I should explain my last post regarding the Disney transfers after the Hawaii cruise...
(We were not in a hurry - headed to Disneyland, not the airport - but it still made us wonder about the procedures DCL had)

We were told to be at the bus by 9:00 am & that the bus would leave promptly at 9:30. We were out there before 8:30 - and we waited & waited & waited. Around 9:30 a bus pulled up & by that time there were probably close to 100 people waiting for the ONE bus.
The DCL rep had his clipboard with all the names listed and it was obvious there were way too many people for one bus. When the crowd started getting a little anxious, he pulled out his radio saying "maybe we should get a second bus" - ya' think????

So then those of us at the beginning of the line start handing our luggage to the driver to load and proceed to get on the bus. The bus filled quickly but it became very obvious that the luggage for those on the bus was not going to fit in the luggage hold. (I guess no one at DCL thought about the fact that this was a 15 night cruise and people might have more than 1 suitcase each). So the driver started to unload what he had already loaded and tried to repack. At this point, the poor guy looked like he was going to have a meltdown, so several male passengers (DH was one) got off the bus to give him a hand.

Long story short, we arrived at the Grand Californian around noon. The whole situation was ridiculous - DCL knew how many people they had to transport & should have assumed there would be more luggage than a shorter cruise. (Especially since the whole luggage situation started before the cruise. We stayed at Paradise Pier & used the Disney transfers to the ship. They sent a box truck for everyone's luggage and had to call for a second box truck - so they knew people had a lot!)

Anyway, like I said, we were not in a hurry & it was not the airport bus, so they were not in a hurry either. I'm sure the airport transfers will be fine if they know people have early flights. But just because I can be slightly neurotic about being on time, we decided to book private transfers :-)
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:13 PM   #2813
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In fact, I forgot a neutral colored bra and had to go shopping for one in Barcelona. Most expensive bra I have ever bought!
OMG I have no idea how European women pay for their undies... did that come out wrong? Lingerie is so much more expensive there!!!!
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:05 PM   #2814
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If you are under the allotted purchase amount and wish to carry off your own bags, you can elect express departure.
Hi Noel,
Thanks for all the useful advice and peace of mind. We're very appreciative. We look forward to meeting you in person. Disney should buy you at least, a couple of drinks for all the help you're giving the cruisers
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:38 PM   #2815
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. . . I'm sure the airport transfers will be fine if they know people have early flights.
In a pinch, there's also a taxi stand just outside the port terminal.

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Old 05-11-2013, 08:52 PM   #2816
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OK....unlike most cruise lines, DCL has bathtubs, and that makes it hard for me to shower. I am unsteady in the tub. When I was on the Dream, I was able to get a length of stay for the Rainforest, and used the showers there. I bought this on the first day. I've been reading, and it doesn't seem that the Magic offers such a package, or does it?

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Old 05-11-2013, 09:21 PM   #2817
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OK....unlike most cruise lines, DCL has bathtubs, and that makes it hard for me to shower. I am unsteady in the tub. When I was on the Dream, I was able to get a length of stay for the Rainforest, and used the showers there. I bought this on the first day. I've been reading, and it doesn't seem that the Magic offers such a package, or does it?

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I think you can buy it on-board at the spa on your first day. You don't need a pass to use the spa changing room showers though - they're also for use for anyone using the gym. I doubt anyone would notice if you didn't use the gym but just went into the locker room and showered.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:49 PM   #2818
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I think you can buy it on-board at the spa on your first day. You don't need a pass to use the spa changing room showers though - they're also for use for anyone using the gym. I doubt anyone would notice if you didn't use the gym but just went into the locker room and showered.
Really...that's great news!

So, on the Magic, the gym and spa are in the same area?
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:18 PM   #2819
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OK....unlike most cruise lines, DCL has bathtubs, and that makes it hard for me to shower. I am unsteady in the tub. When I was on the Dream, I was able to get a length of stay for the Rainforest, and used the showers there. I bought this on the first day. I've been reading, and it doesn't seem that the Magic offers such a package, or does it?

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On the last couple of TA's I have purchased the length of stay purely for health issues, OK I tried losing weight in the steam room, it doesn't work!!

That said, I will probably try again I think it was $199 for the trip.

It's three in the morning here, and I am laughing as our friends have just left full of gin, however they have to stay up till five in the morning to book Palo for there upcoming cruise. good luck Tony
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:26 PM   #2820
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Really...that's great news!

So, on the Magic, the gym and spa are in the same area?
Yep - check out the map here: http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/cruise/deck9.htm

Ladies' locker - where the showers are.
Fitness area - where the gym is.

You get to them both by following the corridor through from the spa reception area.
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