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Old 03-10-2014, 03:56 PM   #1501
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We're planning to take our first cruise with DLC in 2015. We like to go Bahamas with the Disney Dream ship but we don't know in which dates we can take it. We're from Costa Rica, so our usual weather is minimum 72 F, which month is the most indicated for us? February, April?
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We're planning to take our first cruise with DLC in 2015. We like to go Bahamas with the Disney Dream ship but we don't know in which dates we can take it. We're from Costa Rica, so our usual weather is minimum 72 F, which month is the most indicated for us? February, April?
February the water may be quite cool to swim in, go April.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:04 PM   #1503
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February the water may be quite cool to swim in, go April.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:15 PM   #1504
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Is there port evidence for the Magic doing the Southerns and the Wonder doing the Westerns? I would have thought they would put the oldest non-refurbished ship on the most interesting itinerary like most other cruise lines do. It would also eliminate the requires foreign port stop between the West Coast and San Juan.

Then again DCL has never been logical!
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Is there port evidence for the Magic doing the Southerns and the Wonder doing the Westerns? I would have thought they would put the oldest non-refurbished ship on the most interesting itinerary like most other cruise lines do. It would also eliminate the requires foreign port stop between the West Coast and San Juan.

Then again DCL has never been logical!
In Fall 2015 either of Magic or Wonder could swap.

But.....

Magic has done the Southern Caribbean's before.
Magic is coming back from the East ie Europe, Wonder from the West, Panama.

For both the distance is less for Magic to go to San Juan and Wonder PC.

YES Magic is upgraded, but Wonder can hold it's own, in particular if it say has an exclusive Western run.


But there inter changeable.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:21 PM   #1506
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In Fall 2015 either of Magic or Wonder could swap.

But.....

Magic has done the Southern Caribbean's before.
Magic is coming back from the East ie Europe, Wonder from the West, Panama.
Yes. But... like you, I doubt it. The new locks on the Canal are 9+ months behind schedule. I don't see the Wonder doing anything in the Fall 2015 but keeping the west coast routes in operation.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:27 PM   #1507
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Yes. But... like you, I doubt it. The new locks on the Canal are 9+ months behind schedule. I don't see the Wonder doing anything in the Fall 2015 but keeping the west coast routes in operation.
So your thinking Mexican Rivera seven night cruises then?


The locks at Panama are not an issue, the Wonder has not been extended , with a duck tail like the Magic, and it's next dry dock is due 2016. So it can get through old Panama.

The Mexican Rivera, has had security issues and cruises there are best in the summer not Winter, it can be cool from LA to Cabo in fog in the Pacific.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:23 PM   #1508
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The overnight in Copenhagen has me highly suspecting the ebta will go straight there, sounds like a nice night off for the crew after a long sailing.
Would that mean arriving one day, and the next cruise leaving the next? How would a b2b work? You would have to take all your lugagge off and disembark, find a hotel, then embark again the next day? Hmmm....
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:40 PM   #1509
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Would that mean arriving one day, and the next cruise leaving the next? How would a b2b work? You would have to take all your lugagge off and disembark, find a hotel, then embark again the next day? Hmmm....
Most likely you'd have to leave for the night, but they might let you leave stuff on board. I have no idea. I just know that it's listed as a port, not just a stop, when you Look at the port schedule.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:56 PM   #1510
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Is there port evidence for the Magic doing the Southerns and the Wonder doing the Westerns? I would have thought they would put the oldest non-refurbished ship on the most interesting itinerary like most other cruise lines do.
Can the updated Magic dock at Key West? I know the Dream and Fantasy can't, and the Wonder is doing the only stops at Key West this year. If the a Magic can't do Key West but Disney wants to stop there on a Western Caribbean cruise, that would be a reason to use the Wonder for Westerns.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:44 PM   #1511
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Can the updated Magic dock at Key West? I know the Dream and Fantasy can't, and the Wonder is doing the only stops at Key West this year. If the a Magic can't do Key West but Disney wants to stop there on a Western Caribbean cruise, that would be a reason to use the Wonder for Westerns.
Yup the Magic can definitely dock at Key west. I was just on her this past December (after her dry dock) and we went to Key West.
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:30 AM   #1512
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Most likely you'd have to leave for the night, but they might let you leave stuff on board. I have no idea. I just know that it's listed as a port, not just a stop, when you Look at the port schedule.
Could the overnight be part of the TA? I was thinking it might be a sweetener to make up for bare minimum ports on the crossing.
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Could the overnight be part of the TA? I was thinking it might be a sweetener to make up for bare minimum ports on the crossing.
Who knows. But I've never heard of a cruise ship overnighting with passengers in a destination (last) port, and Disney has not done it at the end port for any prior TA. Doesn't mean it hasn't been done by someone else, though. My gut is time off for some staff and ample time to stock the ship for the European cruises. I also wonder, if it's true that some of these cruises might be "Frozen" themed, that the time might be used to put up related decorations, etc.
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Who knows. But I've never heard of a cruise ship overnighting with passengers in a destination (last) port, and Disney has not done it at the end port for any prior TA. Doesn't mean it hasn't been done by someone else, though. My gut is time off for some staff and ample time to stock the ship for the European cruises. I also wonder, if it's true that some of these cruises might be "Frozen" themed, that the time might be used to put up related decorations, etc.
I.ve been on a cruise (not DCL) that overnighted in the last port (Quebec City). I love overnighting on a cruise - also did it once with DCL in San Fran, but not last night.
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:56 AM   #1515
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Anybody know if there is likely to be a double dip CC in may 2015 from PC on any ship? :-)
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