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Old 02-27-2014, 01:38 PM   #796
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Agreed. RCCL seems to have similar itineraries. Now we just need someone from Denmark or Russia to flush out the Copenhagen/St Petersburg schedules. wishful thinking.

Sounds like DCL is getting very creative in the Baltic and there will be a lots of good options. I'm a little surprised the Med options are looking potentially sparse. No biggie for us as we'll be ready for a change after this summer.
Against 2013 and 2014 summer Med cruises are far more interesting than the boring old seven night ones, but they have regular contractual agreements with these and the shore trip providers so will always have them, like the East and West Caribbean.

Back in 2010 in the Baltic I was told they would be back and I was asked for my thoughts on their port advent ours for future cruises.

Commodore Tom will be the one who has driven this with DCL I bet it's his dream to sail the fjords.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:53 PM   #797
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The seven day Med cruises are too short. Too bad.
I agree. We'll go with another line rather than do a 7-night with DCL. Makes me sad, but we don't want to wait to see what DCL offers in 2016.

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...Sounds like DCL is getting very creative in the Baltic and there will be a lots of good options. I'm a little surprised the Med options are looking potentially sparse. No biggie for us as we'll be ready for a change after this summer.
Yes, the Med options are looking very sparse indeed! Possibly a couple of short ones in late May/early June, and then a few 7-nights in August. I know there are lots of people who've already done the Med and are looking for something different, but I really wish DCL would offer just one or two longer Med cruises!
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Agreed. RCCL seems to have similar itineraries. Now we just need someone from Denmark or Russia to flush out the Copenhagen/St Petersburg schedules. wishful thinking.

Sounds like DCL is getting very creative in the Baltic and there will be a lots of good options. I'm a little surprised the Med options are looking potentially sparse. No biggie for us as we'll be ready for a change after this summer.
Agreed! My wife was just saying last night that she is ready to move out of the Med cruises. We have been hoping for a big change with something exciting.
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We did the 2010 Baltic as well. The Catherine's Palace Ball was by far the best port adventure that I've been on and IMO the best that's ever been offered on any of their European cruises. Pure Disney Magic.
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I agree. We'll go with another line rather than do a 7-night with DCL. Makes me sad, but we don't want to wait to see what DCL offers in 2016.



Yes, the Med options are looking very sparse indeed! Possibly a couple of short ones in late May/early June, and then a few 7-nights in August. I know there are lots of people who've already done the Med and are looking for something different, but I really wish DCL would offer just one or two longer Med cruises!
Agree but they can't do everything, I think the 2015 Baltic and Norway give new options, there is still time to book some longer Med cruises this summer and they will be back in the Med in 2016.


I read somewhere speculation on Istanbul for 2015 that seems very very wrong now. Maybe 2016?
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Price guess???

Anyone have any idea how the Norway or Baltic price will compare to a 7-night Med or Alaskan? I'd really like to know if it's even going to be an option in 2015. And if it is, I need to get those United cards opened now to try and get enough frequent flyer miles to cover the airfare!

I'm unbelievably excited about the idea of spending my birthday in the Norwegian fjords!!
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:08 PM   #802
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Anyone have any idea how the Norway or Baltic price will compare to a 7-night Med or Alaskan? I'd really like to know if it's even going to be an option in 2015. And if it is, I need to get those United cards opened now to try and get enough frequent flyer miles to cover the airfare!

I'm unbelievably excited about the idea of spending my birthday in the Norwegian fjords!!
Well one word "expensive."



If you look at the top of the board for 2014 prices for the Magic for 7 and 12 nights that will give you an idea per cat and per make up of your party.
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We have done the Baltics once before (not on DCL) and it was fantastic.
Would you mind telling me whom you sailed on...? I am psyched after looking at these ports, but am fairly certain we are going to have sticker shock.
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Well one word "expensive."

If you look at the top of the board for 2014 prices for the Magic for 7 and 12 nights that will give you an idea per cat and per make up of your party.
I guess that is my question - will a 7-night Norway be about what a 7-night Med is (or was on opening day) or will it be crazy-more? I had a Med booked on opening day for summer 2014 and it was under $5K for 2 adults, 1 child in a 7A room. We decided to cancel it and do the Southern instead.
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So what are the excursions on Norway and Baltic cruises that children would be excited about?
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So I hope this does not mean that they will also NY. That would mean no ship out west. Sorry east coast people but the west has gotta have a ship at some point in the year!
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Starting to think about an Alaska nine day to Sitka. Even though we have done Alaska before none of this is very interesting to me. I was really excited about the prospect of Instanbul. Maybe if their are back to back options in the Med. Otherwise maybe we will try Holland America or Celebrity.
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So what are the excursions on Norway and Baltic cruises that children would be excited about?
Baltic there were so many they had a Princess meet in St Petersburg at St Catherine's palace, which was great, Norway Oslo, Viking museum, the palaces are fantastic, the views great, Copenhagen is a walking town but there is a theme park that the magic kingdom is based on, DCL got early entry.

Note for St Petersburg you can't just get off and go DIY you have to go on a DCL tour, or an official tour operator who gets you a tourist visa.
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Baltic there were so many they had a Princess meet in St Petersburg at St Catherine's palace, which was great, Norway Oslo, Viking museum, the palaces are fantastic, the views great, Copenhagen is a walking town but there is a theme park that the magic kingdom is based on, DCL got early entry.
We loved Tivoli Gardens. Had a blast riding the rides. Although we went on our own and not with the Disney excursion. We saw a lot of DCL cruisers.
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Starting to think about an Alaska nine day to Sitka. Even though we have done Alaska before none of this is very interesting to me. I was really excited about the prospect of Instanbul. Maybe if their are back to back options in the Med. Otherwise maybe we will try Holland America or Celebrity.
Alaska is great I enjoyed it well worth it, they should be back there 2015 and 2016,

Istanbul was an incorrect rumour it seems elsewhere.
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