Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by nickcapp, Dec 28, 2010.
Just a quick FYI for the disboards community!
Thanks. Off to take a look!
thanks for the heads up. this is so exciting!!!!
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let the planing begin!!!!
let see here..... NICE:
Robin & Angel "D"
DCL really went all out 3 pages of excursions for every port. im expecting there is going to be a lot of new bookings when the people take a look at the excursions.
Thanks for the heads up - off to take a look now.
So excited!! Thanks- I'm off to check it out....
We cruised Alaska this past summer, the excursions are all the same among cruise lines, so if anyone has any specific questions, I'd be more than happy to try to answer.
We had multiple families onboard with us, and everyone tried something different.
I'll try to watch for questions, but if I don't answer within a day, please feel free to send me a PM.
I'll be on a cruise from Saturday, January 1st, until late Sunday, January 9th.
Is there any way to print all of the excursions with the details and prices?
the easiest way is to copy & paste to a word doc
but print in "draft" settng to save your ink.
hope this helps
Robin & Angel "D"
With a few exceptions, DCL's excursions are the standard cruise ship offerings, with DCL's mark-up being higher than some other cruise lines. I can book Alaska excursions now for my August Holland America cruise, and I am interested in going to the Butchart Gardens in Victoria. HAL charges $69/adult for the Butchart Gardens and city tour, and DCL charges $85 for what sounds like the same tour. My ship will be in port from noon until 8 p.m., so I will probably live dangerously and take the $5 (roundtrip) public bus (2 of them) to the gardens.
For many cruise line excursions there are independent vendors who offer a similar experience for slightly less money and/or much smaller groups. I like to give my money directly to local tour operators when possible. If port times are long enough, you might also consider renting a car.
The other thing I noticed is children pay the adult price at 10 years old....many of the independent tour operators don't charge adult prices until age 12.
I'm very happy that they are up!
I noticed this too! And I don't love it given that I have a 10 and an 11 yr old I was anticipating to be kids priced for excursions.... But I also noticed that the price diff from child to adult was pretty small for most excursions... I also have a 13 yr old, but I knew he would be adult price....
Anyone notice there is no Sea Bering Fisherman tour (deadliest catch). And whats wierd is the Sea Bering (sorry if misspelled) website lists Disney Cruiseline as one they have a contract/partnership with for 2011! So, I'm wondering if all the excursions have not been posted yet....
Also- I was looking to do the round trip White Pass RR excursion and Disney is not offering it- only ones that are coupled with other stuff and having you do one side via train and coming back motorcoach. I wanted the one that is train all the way coupled with nothing else!
hmmmmm..... I'm off to look some more!
I was wondering about the Bering Sea thing too...it was reported on Cruise Critic to be an excursion.
I think there is a good chance that more excursions will be added. We noticed this is Mex riviera. Initial postings were not the full list of what was eventually offered. Hope for you that this true. I don't know anything specific, but wouldn't be surprised to see the lists grow a bit.
Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour does not appear to be one of the ones selected by Disney but is independently bookable...here is the link
Pricing is $159 for adults and $99 for children 5-12 (minimum age to participate is 5 years old)
We are going with Chilkoot Charters and Tours for our Skagway adventure.
Selected the Yukon Bus & Rail Excursion with the dogcart ride included for $206/adult and $147.00/child (12 and under). This appears to encompass the best of both Disney's White Pass Railway and the Musher's Camp & Sled Dog experience (it misses Liarsville but we are going to do the Underground Juneau Gold tour).
This tour is about 9 hours, they pick you up and drop you off at the port, and is considerably cheaper if you have slightly older children. The Disney combination would cost us $1500 booked through Disney (for 4 adults and 1 eleven year old) but we are paying about $970 booking independently.
You can book directly for the Crab Fisherman's tour, they had open spaces when we got to the port and were asking people if they wanted to come along. The boat itself is docked right at the ships' port. Three minute walk, if that. Or you might be able to book it with Shore Trips. They're always cheaper than the ships.
We had originally booked the train round trip, and at the last minute we decided we didn't want to just sit on the train the whole time, and I'm glad we did. We had only teens/young adults along with us, so we coupled ours with the Brothel Tour...I think they called it the Red Light Train or something. And our bus stopped along the way up to the train station at different spots for us to take photos....we used one of them for our Christmas card picture this year. Had we taken the train round trip, we wouldn't have been able to do this. And besides, it's the same view going up and down. The trains do have potties....but they're a little primitive.
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