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Old 04-18-2006, 10:56 AM   #16
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Wilbeer--How old are your children? Watch out, the first cruise is addicting!!

VERY ADDICTING!!

Pretty soon windows will be opening up for hotels and flights and stuff. Air prices are outrageous right now so some more saving is required.

We're thinking of doing the Nick Hotel before the cruise and WDW after, but that depends on whethe the Air prices come down or not.
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We already had our airfare bought for our original cruise. The only thing is that it is with Delta. I'm crossing my fingers and toes that they stay in business.

I'm excited that it is less than a year away!! I need to make a ticker.
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Old 05-02-2006, 06:53 AM   #18
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Smile bumping to see if anyone else booked.

I'm starting to look at rental cars, airfare, hotels.

Anyone see that thread on the All Star Hotels now being on priceline for May and June? I swore I'd never do them again, but for $36 a night (w/o taxes), I would be willing to think about it for a night or two. Especially, if we plan to just live at the parks and not be in the room much.

Apparently, you still get Magical Express if you use priceline! So, even booking 1 night would be worth the free transfer back to the airport!

Anyone else doing the parks a little before or after the cruise?
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I'm starting to look at rental cars, airfare, hotels.

Anyone see that thread on the All Star Hotels now being on priceline for May and June? I swore I'd never do them again, but for $36 a night (w/o taxes), I would be willing to think about it for a night or two. Especially, if we plan to just live at the parks and not be in the room much.

Apparently, you still get Magical Express if you use priceline! So, even booking 1 night would be worth the free transfer back to the airport!

Anyone else doing the parks a little before or after the cruise?
I started looking at hotels and watching for airfare to open up. I will watch Delta but would rather go JetBlue.
Since it is school vacation week we are just going on the cruise. It is hard to miss school these days. We are going to try and fly out Friday so they might miss one day.
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Old 05-09-2006, 07:27 AM   #20
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I started looking at hotels and watching for airfare to open up. I will watch Delta but would rather go JetBlue.
Since it is school vacation week we are just going on the cruise. It is hard to miss school these days. We are going to try and fly out Friday so they might miss one day.
We would rather go JetBlue also, but may end up with SW or Delta. It all depends on price. PVD is actually closer for us since we're coming from the Cape, but we've always flown out of BOS so far. We loved Song with the TV's! It's a shame they had to move them to California flights.

I hope air prices come down, but if they don't then it's Southwest for us. Those TV's make a big difference when you've got three fidgety boys and you're dealing with them on your own!

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Have you looked over the excursions at all yet? I'm pondering the St. Thomas ones, right now. I've been to St. Thomas before and didn't have a great impression of it, so I'm seriously considering going to St. John which I hear is gorgeous.

It's just that we have to do one or the other island and there's no chance to do both!!!
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I just scheduled this cruise for our family. This will be our 3rd 7-night cruise. I can't stay away! There will be myself, DH, and DD 11 and DD 7. We normally have cruised in February to get away from RI in the winter but due to other obligations I changed the 2/18 cruise to this one. It is going to be great. CAN'T WAIT!
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Old 05-15-2006, 07:52 AM   #22
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I just scheduled this cruise for our family. This will be our 3rd 7-night cruise. I can't stay away! There will be myself, DH, and DD 11 and DD 7. We normally have cruised in February to get away from RI in the winter but due to other obligations I changed the 2/18 cruise to this one. It is going to be great. CAN'T WAIT!
Welcome Triggs2?

Was any of those 3 cruises - Eastern ? By any chance?

If so, I'd love to ask a few dozen questions!
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Old 05-15-2006, 04:37 PM   #23
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Thank you for the welcome! Yes, it has all been Eastern cruises. It just seemed to fall that way. I love the cruise because of the extra days at sea. It makes the trip very relaxing! We have done excursions at St. Maartin and gone on our own to a beach on St. Thomas. This time, we will check out an excursion at St. Thomas.

As always, looking forward to my next cruise!
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I just scheduled this cruise for our family. This will be our 3rd 7-night cruise. I can't stay away! There will be myself, DH, and DD 11 and DD 7. We normally have cruised in February to get away from RI in the winter but due to other obligations I changed the 2/18 cruise to this one. It is going to be great. CAN'T WAIT!
I think a lot of people from New England look forward to getting away after a long winter.
We might leave from PVD if Jet Blue does not work out. It would be funny if a group of us ended up on the same flight.
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Have you looked over the excursions at all yet? I'm pondering the St. Thomas ones, right now. I've been to St. Thomas before and didn't have a great impression of it, so I'm seriously considering going to St. John which I hear is gorgeous.

It's just that we have to do one or the other island and there's no chance to do both!!!
I have been reading up on excursions in my Passprorter's Disney Cruise book.
My MIL and Mother will also be going. My mother has been to St. Thomas so she was thinking about the St. John Island Tour (the book rated it a 9 out of 10) I am still thinking. My kids will too young to enjoy the Catamaran Sail and Snorkel. I know they would like a beach or some place they could go swimming.
Would love to hear what others might be doing or what they are considering.
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Just purchased my tickets for the flight down. Got one way with Delta direct from BOS to MCO. Flights just opened up for the Friday before the cruise. With it being school vacation week I wasn't going to wait. The prices usually shot way up.
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:47 PM   #27
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Just purchased my tickets for the flight down. Got one way with Delta direct from BOS to MCO. Flights just opened up for the Friday before the cruise. With it being school vacation week I wasn't going to wait. The prices usually shot way up.
Do you really think people would be flying down that late in the week for their vacation? Oh well, you can always get a credit if the price drops! I'm gonna wait for Jetblue and Southwest.

I was able to borrow a passporter from my local library so I can read up on those excursions. Especially the St. John won.


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Which Island is your fav.? Any hints or tips specific for the Eastern cruise?
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Do you really think people would be flying down that late in the week for their vacation? Oh well, you can always get a credit if the price drops! I'm gonna wait for Jetblue and Southwest.

I was able to borrow a passporter from my local library so I can read up on those excursions. Especially the St. John won.


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Which Island is your fav.? Any hints or tips specific for the Eastern cruise?
Since that is our vacation week I know it will fill up. The Friday before we sail is the last day of school - so vacation will be starting. This past April I tried to book with Jet Blue and Southwest and they were already either full or at their highest price. This year did tie in with Easter but I know when I purchased for Feb. vacation I bought on Jet Blue the day they released the flights and the prices was already over $200 each way.
My flightone - way was $ 119.00 today the price is up to 229.00 for the same flight. Yes, it could go back down but I am glad I bought them.
Even when Jet Blue and SW release their schedules I don't think the prices will be much less than what I paid.
I really enjoyed reading the passporter. I am glad you were able to get one from you library. Let me know what you decide on for excursions.
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Our favorite island is Castaway Cay. But, between St. Thomas and St. Maarten, I like St. Thomas. We have done the butterfly excursion on St. Maarten. Okay, wouldn't do it again. We have gone to the Pinel Island excursion on St. Maarten the next time for snorkeling. That was fun but once is enough. I have not done any excursions on St. Thomas. Always have taken the taxi to Magen Bay Beach. Fantastic Beach! Thinking about doing the excursion to St. John island this time around and no excursions at St. Maarten. Less than a year now. Wahoo.
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Thinking about doing the excursion to St. John island this time around and no excursions at St. Maarten. Wahoo.

No Excursions at St. Maarten???????

As in stay on the boat......or........find a great beach?


If it's find a beach, we're there too! Being Cape Codders, my kids gravitate towards the beach like flies to honey. They would be miserable stuck on a tour if they could see a beach out the window.

I'll never forget the Western Cruise when they went into Caribbean water for the first time! They were walking braced for the frigid water like they were used to into the water.....and then the astonishment on their faces when they discovered it was like bath water!!!

SO it's St. John for us also!




Whose staying at the Port the night before, doing the WDW, or flying in the morning of (which I always think is too risky!), and whose staying at a MCO hotel?

We are doing Nickelodean probably Thurs, Fri, and driving to the Port Sat. Morning. My kids love to board early and swim before the pools get crowded.

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