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  1. DW2DH&DS

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  3. jilljill

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    The news was included in a release from the park last week announcing awards to multiple cruise lines that had been competing for the limited number sailing slots. The permits cover sailing in Glacier Bay between 2010 and 2019.

    Disney Cruise Line spokeswoman Rena Langley said the company pulled its application because "for now, Glacier Bay doesn't fit in our future itinerary plans."

    But Langley said that doesn't necessarily rule Alaska out as a future cruise destination for Disney. "We're continuing to explore many future itinerary options and, certainly, Alaska remains on our radar."
     
  6. Scott H

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    Bummer
     
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    I don't think it puts a damper on going to Alaska. The article carefully states "Glacier Bay doesn't fit in our future itinerary plans." and "Alaska remains on our radar." There are plenty of alternative destinations that wouldn't require a 10 year commitment on DCL's part.

    Some of the alternatives to Glacier Bay were discussed here: http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2059954

    Sorry to anybody who read the unedited version of this post and found it snotty! It was NOT my intention to be snotty. I shouldn't reply to posts during a busy work day!
     
  8. lisaradz

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    I hope they will go to Alaska 2011! Glacier Bay would be nice but I would be just as happy with going to Juneau, Skagway & Ketchikan if it were on a Disney ship! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
     
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    We gave up waiting, so after 10 Disney Cruises we are taking our first non-Disney cruise (on the Norwegian Pearl) to Alaska in June. We'll go to Glacier Bay and Ketchikan and Skagway and Juneau, plus we can fly in and out of SeaTac on Southwest (much cheaper flights than to Vancouver). It will be strange, but at least we don't have to worry about being on another ship and running into Magic or Wonder in port. Yet. :-) What wasn't painful at all was the price compared to a seven day Magic cruise for four with a balcony stateroom!
     
  10. eeyoregon

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    As previously reported on these boards, DCL already has signed contracts for several ports in Alaska for upcoming years.

    This latest "news" only pertains to Glacier Bay which is heavily regulated regarding how many ships/boats can visit the area for environmental purposes.
     
  11. boardom

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    So disappointing! DCL Alaska is pretty much my dream cruise. :guilty:
     
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    On their "radar?" Yes, certainly....for a destination DCL decided can be blacked out from their plans for at least another decade. :rolleyes2
     
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    I'm ok with that, but I'm sure my husband will be bummed!
     
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    Does anyone know how sales are going for Adventures By Disney's 2009 Alaska Tours? I wonder if that will have any impact on DCLs interest in sailing Alaska in the future.
     
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    Signed contracts? I wasn't aware of that. Do you have any links to that info? I only remember hearing rumors that Disney folk were in the port cities investigating the ports.

    The Pearl is a fantastic ship. The only thing you might be a little disappointed in is the size of a balcony stateroom. It is a little smaller than a cat 6/7. I found our mini-suite (we had an aft facing one) more comparable to DCL's balcony rooms. Feel free to PM me for more pics, information!
     

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