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Old 03-17-2014, 10:36 AM   #1756
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My mom took a 12 nighter Hawaiian cruise with either NCL or RCL. Though it started and stopped in Hawaii, they did stop in a country island out there (started with an F?) and that counted as their foreign port. It is an option for Disney.
You're probably thinking of Fanning Island. It takes a day to get there from Hawaii and another day to get back, and not much happening on the out-of-the-way island. http://www.hawaiiportreviews.com/FanningIsland.htm
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:43 AM   #1757
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Ships used to stop in Fanning Island - a distant foreign port. It takes several days to get there and back from Hawaii, and I haven't seen any recent itineraries that go there. There's really no reason to do so - when ships can do one-way cruises to or from Hawaii as they reposition between Australia/NZ and Canada or Mexico.

Now that NCL has a US-flagged ship, it does 7-night round-trip cruises out of Honolulu around the islands.
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You're probably thinking of Fanning Island. It takes a day to get there from Hawaii and another day to get back, and not much happening on the out-of-the-way island. http://www.hawaiiportreviews.com/FanningIsland.htm

yes that was it! I couldn't find it on their itineraries and I couldn't remember which it was. I did see that NCL did the 7 nighter around with no other outside ports. That makes sense with a US flagged ship. Is that the only ship that can do it in the fleet or can any since there is one US flagged ship? She did say it wasn't an overly exciting place to visit, but it is sad cruises won't be going there any more as I think they greatly depended on them for income from what I understood.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:59 AM   #1758
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yes that was it! I couldn't find it on their itineraries and I couldn't remember which it was. I did see that NCL did the 7 nighter around with no other outside ports. That makes sense with a US flagged ship. Is that the only ship that can do it in the fleet or can any since there is one US flagged ship? She did say it wasn't an overly exciting place to visit, but it is sad cruises won't be going there any more as I think they greatly depended on them for income from what I understood.
Right now, NCL Hawaii is the only cruise line that sails around the islands because they are a U.S.-flagged ship. The monopoly is probably the only reason they're still in business. We keep hoping someone else will buy them out and improve the service.
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:09 AM   #1759
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yes that was it! I couldn't find it on their itineraries and I couldn't remember which it was. I did see that NCL did the 7 nighter around with no other outside ports. That makes sense with a US flagged ship. Is that the only ship that can do it in the fleet or can any since there is one US flagged ship? She did say it wasn't an overly exciting place to visit, but it is sad cruises won't be going there any more as I think they greatly depended on them for income from what I understood.
Only the Pride of America can do the 7-night Hawaii cruises. NCL America used to have 2 other US-flagged ships: Pride of Hawaii (now Norwegian Jade) and Pride of Aloha (now Norwegian Sky): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NCL_America
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:55 PM   #1760
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So no hints out there, huh? No guessing games from DCL. Nothing?
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:08 PM   #1761
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This suspense is out of control right now!
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:11 PM   #1762
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I was THIS close to booking an April 2015 Princess Transatlantic cruise, but I'll wait to see what DCL plans for the Magic before I go further. Princess's ships go to more ports on their Transatlantic cruises vs. DCL's - but I really loved all those sea days on the Magic's May 2013 TA cruise from Galveston.
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:30 PM   #1763
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In 2007 my husband and I did a R/T from Los Angeles on Radiance of the Sea to Hawaii 15 nights. It was one of favorite cruises. We stopped for. 2 hours in Mexico. We had two over nights, one in Maui and one in Oahu. The other ports were long as well with Hilo until 7pm and Kona until 6pm. Sadly the Volcano was not errupting. It was a great cruise and we rented cars in all but one port and saved tons of money. When the DCL came out do Hawaii I did look at it but it would not stand up to the one we did so we did not book it. I want to go to Aulani and back to Hilo and Kona. But that is some years away.
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:40 PM   #1764
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Trying to book a quick event on Grand Cayman at the end of May 2015 and want to do it via DCL cruise on the Fantasy. I know the rumor is that the Fantasy will be back to alternating EC/WC from May-Summer. I also see from the Cayman port authority website where the Fantasy is scheduled to be there the week of May 19 and then bi-weekly thereafter for a few months (not being listed the weeks prior to that)- I would think this would be something that's semi-official. Do you think I can pretty much bank on the Fantasy sailing there the week of May 19? I realize the schedule will be out pretty soon, but I don't like uncertainty! Thanks for any thoughts on the matter.
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For those that think the rest of 2015 will be released next Monday, wondering if you think that will include Christmas and New Years. We are using DU for the first time to book NYE cruise and haven't heard anything from them. Wouldn't you know that we will be in Disney next week so part of me is hoping they hold those back.....

Just wondering what your thoughts were.
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For those that think the rest of 2015 will be released next Monday, wondering if you think that will include Christmas and New Years. We are using DU for the first time to book NYE cruise and haven't heard anything from them. Wouldn't you know that we will be in Disney next week so part of me is hoping they hold those back.....

Just wondering what your thoughts were.
I haven't heard anything from any Disney travel agency about the rest of the 2015 cruises. I don't expect to hear anything until they know when bookings will open and what will be available.
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:12 PM   #1767
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For those that think the rest of 2015 will be released next Monday, wondering if you think that will include Christmas and New Years. We are using DU for the first time to book NYE cruise and haven't heard anything from them. Wouldn't you know that we will be in Disney next week so part of me is hoping they hold those back.....

Just wondering what your thoughts were.
My thoughts are that it sounds perfect - they can take care of booking it for you, and you can enjoy your vacation. I would make sure they have a plan b or even plan c to go on so its no big deal if they can't reach you right away if plan a doesn't work out.
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:26 PM   #1768
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Just curious where this next Monday thing came around as I'm a TA and I haven't heard anything as of yet..
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:37 PM   #1769
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I believe in the past they have had all the dates for the rest of the year out when they did the "2nd half" dates (not that it's really "half" - 2/3rds is more like it!).
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Just curious where this next Monday thing came around as I'm a TA and I haven't heard anything as of yet..
A couple pages back there is discussion that training is going on this week and typically that means the dates will be released the next week. It is just a prediction.
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