Any idea when ABD will announce add on for Med. Cruises??

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  1. kritter

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    Tia!!:) :)
     
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  3. kmcrosby

    kmcrosby Earning My Ears

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    The DCL website said the end of March 2012. When we called DCL yesterday, they referred us to ABD. ABD said information would be released by the end of April 2012. Who knows? But we're definately interested to know. We're booked on the 7/13/13 Med Cruise that includes Greece.
     
  4. WeLoveABD

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    We were wondering about the ABD add-ons to the cruises as well (for 2013), including the Barcelona-Madrid side trip. The cruise folks refer us to ABD, and ABD tells us the announcements will be soon--couple that with an ABD rep telling us that the rest of the ABD season would be announced soon after May 20 or 21....so will it all be one big announcement in late May? Or will the rest of the cruise itinerary (for the Magic and Wonder, for late 2013) be announced in late April--with ABD add-ons---and the rest of the ABD season in May? (With Greece added, and many trips tweaked, and now Vietnam...hard to believe there will be any more new trips announced, but who knows?)
     
  5. caniac27

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    ABD add-ons for Med 2013 announced
     
  6. canadakath

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    Where??? I have been anxiously waiting for this announcement!
     
  7. WeLoveABD

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    we couldn't find anything either--so called the Disney cruise folks (ABD was closed for the day). They just got the info today--the rep read it to us. No details on what excursions they will do in each port--but they had pre-trip packages (4 nights in Madrid, for example--or three nights in Barcelona). For the 7 night western med the price was $2299 pp for the ABD add-on. So weigh that with a typical total excursion cost--and then the other add-on benefits--to see if it is worth it. I know SayHello did this a couple of years ago and highly recommends it...

    Anyone finding details about the day to day excusions please post!!
     
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  9. Tozzie

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    I am so annoyed and a bit angry to be quite honest. My travel agent emailed me today that they opened up and I asked her about the 4 day pre cruise in Madrid and Barcelona, well they are not doing the pre cruise add ons for the 12 night cruises only for the 7. I was so wanting to do the 4 day add on.
     
  10. Tozzie

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    I have a few details on some of the ports from my travel agent for the 12 night add on.

    Rome- they are of course doing the collesium, trevi fountain. the vatican and the sistene chapel

    Greece- The tour will include the venue for the first modern olympics and Junior adventurers can join in a mini marathon for fun
    On mykonos, there will be a cooking lesson, in addition to what else I don't know

    Turkey will include a lunch in the heart of Euphres

    That is all the info i have.
     
  11. caniac27

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    Booked today:

    Adult $3149, child $2989

    Not a lot of details, but didn't want to miss out, so booked ASAP.

    Gratuities NOT included this time, photos still are. TA going to let me know as soon as more details released.
     
  12. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    I did do the Med cruise add-on in 2010, and I *LOVED* it! Totally worth it for me. YMMV.

    That is so weird. Maybe they think people wouldn't want to take a 16-day vacation, and it wouldn't sell well? You'd think they'd at least offer it & see how it did...

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  13. Tozzie

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    Maybe but there are people that do and are doing back to back cruises and many people add on days. I don't know why but I am very disappointed to say the least
     
  14. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    Totally understandable.

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  15. tufbuf

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    Ok, I just checked the itinerary for the Med Cruise next year (Venice), which we are booked and they look quite interesting!!! Question, is the dinner with the group or is it the regular cruise seating? Is the cost the same as the Greece one? Thanks!
     
  16. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    When I did the Med add-on in 2010, I was told the dinner was not with the ABD group, so I linked my reservation with others from my DIS Meet thread. When I got there, the Guides said everyone from the ABD was eating together -- except for me! To my knowledge, they've continued to do the ABD groups eating together, unless you've made other arrangements. (Although I also heard that on later cruises, they thought to seat the folks with other arrangements at the tables next to the ABD group).

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  17. tufbuf

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    Ok, thanks say hello!

    I just checked the ABD website and they have a pre-cruise Madrid tour!!! OMG!!! I am going to check on that. I wish they publish the price rather than us calling.
     
  18. jjb52

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    From my travel agent at DU today:



    Want to add even more magic to your Mediterranean cruise? You can now book an ‘Adventures by Disney’ pre-stay or onboard experience option for your Disney Cruise Line vacation!



    Pre-Stay
    3-Night Pre-Stay Barcelona

    Adult - $1899.00 per person

    Child - $1799.00 per person (Ages 4-11 but recommend children 6 and older)

    Additional Deposit due at time of booking: 20% of ABD Add-On (Per Person)

    Adventure Highlights:

    Privately guided tour to the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Montserrat and the Gothic Quarter.
    Experience the culture and meet the people through activities including stained glass making and a Flamenco dance performance.
    Get access to special experiences such as an archeology experience and a mountain hike.


    4-Night Pre-Stay Barcelona – 4 NIGHT ADD ON ONLY AVAIALBLE WITH 4 NIGHT MED. & 4 NIGHT MADRID SAILINGS
    Adult - $2899.00 per person

    Child - $2749.00 per person (Ages 4-11 but recommend children 6 and older)

    Additional Deposit due at time of booking: 20% of ABD Add-On (Per Person)

    Adventure Highlights:

    Visit the site of the 1992 Summer Olympics for a group photo with your fellow Adventurers.
    Privately guided tour to the Sagrada Familia Cathedral and the Gothic Quarter to discover the genius of architect Antonio Gaudí.
    Experience the culture and meet the people through activities including privately-held cooking class and a Flamenco dance performance.
    Tour the Codorniu Cellars, owned by one of the oldest winemaking families in Spain - dating back to 1551. Explore the vineyard grounds by train and tour the cellar before sampling their famed cava while Junior Adventurers sip grape juice.


    4-Night Pre-Stay Madrid - 4 NIGHT ADD ON ONLY AVAIALBLE WITH 4 NIGHT MED. & 4 NIGHT MADRID SAILINGS

    Adult - $2899.00 per person

    Child - $2749.00 per person (Ages 4-11 but recommend children 6 and older)

    Additional Deposit due at time of booking: 20% of ABD Add-On (Per Person)

    Adventure Highlights:

    Take a privately-guided tour of the splendid Palacio Real and then set out to the countryside for a visit to the medieval Alcázar of Segovia.
    Learn how to cook authentic Spanish cuisine from the chefs at Foxa Molino de Cantarranas, a former mill turned restaurant, hotel and museum.
    Ride a bike or take a walking tour through the vast Parque del Retiro, with 350 acres of shade trees, gardens, fish ponds and a lake.
    Experience the culture and meet the people through activities including tapas "pub crawl" and a Flamenco dance performance.


    Onboard Experience
    Enjoy multiple experiences in every port, along with impeccable Disney service provided by the group’s dedicated Adventure Guides. You’ll also take part in active experiences designed with everyone in the family in mind.


    7-Night Mediterranean Magic

    Adult - $2299.00 per person

    Child - $2179.00 per person (Ages 4-11 but recommend children 6 and older)

    Additional Deposit due at time of booking: 20% of ABD Add-On (Per Person)

    Adventure Highlights:

    Visit Monaco, playground of the rich and famous, for a tour of the opulent palace where film star Grace Kelly once resided.
    Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Grom Gelateria (gelato maker) in Florence.
    Take a private tour of Rome's most famous landmarks, including the Coliseum, Forum, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps, as well as the Vatican City Museum and Sistine Chapel.
    See how to press olive oil, make mozzarella cheese and harvest fruit at Agriturismo La Galatea Farm in Sorrento and enjoy a private pizza-making session with the chefs.
    Cruise around the isle of Capri on a private boat and swim in the Mediterranean waters.


    12-Night Mediterranean Magic (with Greece)

    Adult - $3149.000 per person

    Child - $2989.00 per person (Ages 4-11 but recommend children 6 and older)

    Additional Deposit due at time of booking: 20% of ABD Add-On (Per Person)

    Adventure Highlights:

    Take a private tour of Rome's most famous landmarks, including the Coliseum, Forum, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps, as well as the Vatican City Museum and Sistine Chapel.
    Visit Panathinaiko, the historic venue where the modern Olympics were first held with Junior Adventurers able to join in a mini marathon just for fun.
    Enjoy lunch in the heart of Ephesus where you'll get to try Turkish coffee.
    A chef will teach you how to prepare some classic Greek favorites in a cooking class with an idyllic setting on the island of Mykonos.
    Enjoy swimming off the coast of Malta.


    12-Night Mediterranean Magic (with Venice)

    Adult - $3299.00 per person

    Child - $3129.00 per person (Ages 4-11 but recommend children 6 and older)

    Additional Deposit due at time of booking: 20% of ABD Add-On (Per Person)

    Adventure Highlights:

    Take a private tour of Rome's most famous landmarks, including the Coliseum, Forum, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps, as well as the Vatican City Museum and Sistine Chapel.
    See how to press olive oil, make mozzarella cheese and harvest fruit at Agriturismo La Galatea Farm in Sorrento and enjoy a private pizza-making session with the chefs.
    Enjoy a private gondola tour of Venice.
    Take the family on a scenic kayaking experience in the Adriatic Sea along the breathtaking coastline of Croatia in Dubrovnik.
    Enjoy swimming off the coast of Malta.




    *Deposit-20% on all reservations, even onboard bookings.



    If you wish to book an Adventures by Disney Add-on’s, the amount will be added to your current reservation price, deposits are due at the time of booking.



    Please let me know if you have any additional questions or requests.
     
  19. sayhello

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    For those who haven't seen yet, the DCL/ABD add-ons are now on the ABD site at www.adventuresbydisney.com with full day-by-day itineraries.

    Just look under the regular destinations menus for Europe.

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  20. tufbuf

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    Yup! Have been looking at it the past few hours.

    Anyway, I called DCL and the Madrid add-on can be added to any of the Med cruises. It even says so on their website. This is so tempting!!! I'll talk it over hubby later and book it maybe tonight since it'll be just a group of 40, as usual.
     
  21. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    Well, that's interesting. I thought Tozzie was told the Madrid add-on was only for the shorter cruises. Conflicting information already! :sad2:

    OK, the funny thing is, what the ABD site says is this:

    But I don't think there are any 10- or 11- night Med cruises in 2013. They're either 4-, 7- or 12- Night. Looks like someone did a bad job of cut-and-paste from 2010 or 2011.

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