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Old 06-09-2013, 11:21 AM   #16
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I would like to volunteer my time and head up the Fish Extender for this trip. All the info about the Fish Extender will be posted in this post, including how to sign up and other questions/answers anyone might have.

My wife, Cordelia, and our friend Val (Magic3forme) will also be helping head up the FE. Contact us if you have any questions!

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didn't realize that a FB group was already created.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:34 AM   #18
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Excellent! Thanks for volunteering.
No problem! I've done it a couple times before!

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Old 06-14-2013, 07:17 AM   #19
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Book recommendation for kids

My DS7 loves Magic Tree House series and they have one #13 Vacation Under the Volcano about Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii. They also have a fact tracker book (non-fiction) on the subject.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:07 AM   #20
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My DS7 loves Magic Tree House series and they have one #13 Vacation Under the Volcano about Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii. They also have a fact tracker book (non-fiction) on the subject.
My DD8 loves those books too. She has the fact book about Pompeii, so she ready with the Pompeii information It also had a fair amount of information about ancient Rome. I don't know if she has read the #13 book or not.
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Hello all! We booked while we were on our Fantasy away in the Caribbean! Cannot wait! Looking very much forward to getting to know everyone and making connections.

This will be our 3rd Disney Cruise and 4th cruise altogether. We will see what cruising NOT with Disney is all about in December, I'm kinda scared being so used to the Disney way!

It will be myself, my husband Tommy, our 10 year old son who will be 11 at the time of the cruise and my mom Pat who has also joined the board I believe. Her screen name is msalphamom1.

I have learned a little about fish extenders but not much so I am here to learn! Is it just for kids or can we spoil the adults too?

Happy Father's Day to all the daddy's out there!
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Hello all! We booked while we were on our Fantasy away in the Caribbean! Cannot wait! Looking very much forward to getting to know everyone and making connections.

This will be our 3rd Disney Cruise and 4th cruise altogether. We will see what cruising NOT with Disney is all about in December, I'm kinda scared being so used to the Disney way!

It will be myself, my husband Tommy, our 10 year old son who will be 11 at the time of the cruise and my mom Pat who has also joined the board I believe. Her screen name is msalphamom1.

I have learned a little about fish extenders but not much so I am here to learn! Is it just for kids or can we spoil the adults too?

Happy Father's Day to all the daddy's out there!
fish extenders are for everyone. Some of us travel without kids and still participate in the FE exchanges. We are all just kids in big bodies.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:48 PM   #23
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Hello all! We booked while we were on our Fantasy away in the Caribbean! Cannot wait! Looking very much forward to getting to know everyone and making connections.

This will be our 3rd Disney Cruise and 4th cruise altogether. We will see what cruising NOT with Disney is all about in December, I'm kinda scared being so used to the Disney way!

It will be myself, my husband Tommy, our 10 year old son who will be 11 at the time of the cruise and my mom Pat who has also joined the board I believe. Her screen name is msalphamom1.

I have learned a little about fish extenders but not much so I am here to learn! Is it just for kids or can we spoil the adults too?



Happy Father's Day to all the daddy's out there!
Welcome! There are some great threads on FE gifts....I have found if you do a google search it is often easier then trying to search here.

I am also traveling with my mom and my DS who will turn 8 on the cruise.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:50 AM   #24
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We're just 2 adults but often take part in the FEs. Not sure about doing it for this cruise yet as I'll probably be busy trying to sort out the wedding stuff, but I'll see how I get on and how big the group gets if that's ok.

A bit early for door magnets, but I've recently bought Photoshop Elements 11 and I've been busy learning how to create name fills and Mickey Heads with flags inside. If anyone would like any of those doing, please just let me know and I'll get them done for you.

We'll probably not get off the ship for this cruise, but if we do, it would probably be for the La Spezia day and we'd probably do Florence for half a day as opposed to Pisa (did it 2 years ago and it was great).

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Old 06-17-2013, 12:44 PM   #25
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ROME: Private Tour

Since it is never to early to begin planning I have contacted a person in Rome who provides private tours.

http://rome-day-tours.com/

You can also find reviews on trip advisor. He was very prompt in getting back to me via email and he is willing to put together a day tailored to the interests of group.

I asked him about the Colosseum along with underground tour, fountain and Spanish steps.

We would take the train to Rome and he meets us at the station along with making sure we get on the correct train back to the port.

Total Price: 2 people: 400 euro for a full day of private touring that includes admission costs to one major location, such as the tickets for ancient Rome. 25 euro for each additional person.

If anyone is interested in joining in please send me a PM.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:55 PM   #26
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Since it is never to early to beginning planning I have contacted a person in Rome will will provides private tours.

http://rome-day-tours.com/

You can also find reviews on trip advisor. He was very prompt in getting back to me via email and he is willing to put together a day tailored to the interests of group.

I asked him about the Colosseum along with underground tour, fountain and Spanish steps.

We would take the train to Rome and he meets us at the station along with making sure we get on the correct train back to the port.

Total Price: 2 people: 400 euro for a full day of private touring that includes admission costs to one major location, such as the tickets for ancient Rome. 25 euro for each additional person.

If anyone is interested in joining in please send me a PM.
I was just checking out tours for Rome and Florence too!

For Rome I was looking at Walks of Italy. We used them when we were in Rome in 2011 and they were great very informative guides. The other company I was looking at was Artviva. We did a bunch of tours with them in Florence, again the guides were good. There private tours are very fairly reasonable.

What is the maximum # of people for Rome day tours?

The sites you have listed are the main ones we want to see so we maybe interested.
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I was just checking out tours for Rome and Florence too!

For Rome I was looking at Walks of Italy. We used them when we were in Rome in 2011 and they were great very informative guides. The other company I was looking at was Artviva. We did a bunch of tours with them in Florence, again the guides were good. There private tours are very fairly reasonable.

What is the maximum # of people for Rome day tours?

The sites you have listed are the main ones we want to see so we maybe interested.
I am not sure he has a maximum # but I was thinking of keeping the group to 8-10 people so that everyone could hear and no one would get left behind!
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:58 PM   #28
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The company we used in 2011 were recommended by the DVC staff to us .. They were brilliant in Rome and we have booked with them again for Sorrento and Herculaneum this year.

In 2011, we had 42 people in 7 luxury mini vans, we were collected from the ship and returned right back to it .. No extra travel involved. They included a guide for us all day plus we had headsets so we could hear him which were great.

We did Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Trevi Fountain and it was a long, hot day!! Because we were in smaller vans, the drivers were able to drop us at the 'door' to each place which was a Godsend in the heat. The people who took DCL tours had a lot of walking to do as the buses were too big to be allowed into the city.
The company is www.yourtourinitaly.com and they do La Spezia, Civatevecchia and Naples pick ups.
Apologies if I've already told you all of this .. I'm on 3 cruise threads right now and my tiny brain is not keeping up!!

I would just say that whoever you choose to tour with, make sure they have a licence to pick up from the port (unless you want the added hassle of the train journey), that they have mini vans and not anything bigger or you'll be walking a lot and also that they will purchase your tickets in advance to any attraction. The queues were horrendous at the Colosseum but we went straight to the front which was awesome!!

When you're all in Rome/Naples/Pisa, we'll stay onboard and make sure the cocktails are on ice ready for your return ok!!
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Has anyone else started looking at flights home?
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HEY COUNT ME IN!!! It will be DH and I celebrating our 10 year anniversary! (not on the cruise...but the same summer lol).

I'm all about sharing a tour with someone to cut costs. My husband is all about laid back, and while I feel like this will be a once in a lifetime trip and will want to see EVERYTHING....I'm thinking that taking it easy and enjoying ourselves without running nonstop every day is the way to go.

I'm really jealous of the ones that get to take the EBTA!! It sounds great to me, but DH would never be able to get away that long. As it is, I'm hoping that we can fly in Friday morning rather than Saturday because that would SUCK for jet lag and also added stress.

This is my 4th Disney Cruise, but have never been to Europe. We've done, a 3, 4 and 5 nights to the Bahamas. One on the Wonder and two on the Dream.

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