August 31st 7 nt Med aboard the Magic

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  1. debsters41

    debsters41 DIS Veteran

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    Will you also be on the TransAtlantic? I would so love to do one of those, but school schedules forbid it.
     
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  3. TnRobin

    TnRobin <font color=red>My body may be back in Nashville, Moderator

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    Nope, I will not be able to get that many days off from work. But I wish
     
  4. amystevekai&bump

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    Hi all:thumbsup2 We have just booked this cruise!!:cool1: There is me - Amy, dh Steve, and our two sons - Kai (who will be 9) and Lucas (who will be 6).

    We are also in WDW during October - we book our ADRs on 4/14/12 - although we are not on the DDP this time, so only have a few character meals to book. Where are you staying?:)

    We were on the Magic last Aug in the med - we absolutely LOVED the med ports - I dont recall the timings changing very much if at all though, and I think the days were long enough - just!!

    I did the DCL 1/2 day tour on my own in Monte Carlo (we had planned to do it DIY as a family but there was an accident on the train line and the buses were unbelievably packed as a result - so we spent the morning wandering around Villefranche with the children and I booked the last minute tour in the afternoon for just me) - We plan to do Monte Carlo as a family this time as I loved it and im sure DH will too - and I think we'll book through DCL as their tour was fine & easy on the legs!! and asI am unsure whether the boys would enjoy the hill walking especially if we have the same 45 degree+ heat we had last year I think DCL might be the way to go here for us!!:thumbsup2

    We stayed onboard at La Spezia last year, but will do the DCL tour of Pisa I think next time - the train sounds easy, but as I am being brave in both Rome and Naples - I will have at least a couple of care-free guided tour days!!;)

    Last year we did DIY in both Rome and Naples (Pompeii/sorrento) through private car tour companies - but next time we plan to just take the bus to Rome and have a wander around the colliseum, spanish steps and Trevi fountain, and we'll take the hydrofoil to Capri, as it sounds easy enough.

    Happy planning everyone!!:thumbsup2
     
  5. Kathymford

    Kathymford A little obsessed is ok....right?

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    I know I have a lot of time to go back and forth and back and forth again, but I'm really undecided whether to do tour or explore on our own. It's just me and DBF, but it will be our very first trip to Europe ever....

    Oh well, like I said. Lots and lots of time. :)
     
  6. debsters41

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    Welcome Amy, Steve and family!

    Kathy, We will also go back and forth as to whether to do excursions on our own or through DCL. I and dd2 are all for doing things on our own and hustling... I have even started walking a bit to get my trick knee and back in shape... but dd1 and husband are into being lazy. It is not likely that they will want to stay on the ship, however, so we will probably share private tours whenever possible. C'est la vie!
     
  7. bellaandmatthewsmum

    bellaandmatthewsmum Earning My Ears

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    Hi all!

    I have just booked for myself, DD (7) and DS (2) for this cruise next year! I cannot wait already!

    This will be our first Disney cruise, but since travelling on a Princess cruise and hearing the Disney ship horn in every port - I have been determined to book!

    Were in Windsor, in the UK, so its quite nice to share the excitement with others travelling from all over the world on the same trip. :grouphug:

    Sarah x
     
  8. tony64

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    Hi Guys just checking in.
    I was wondering if Amy can remember how much the DCL tours were last time?

    Planning and budgeting all at the same time. ;)
     
  9. debsters41

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    Hi Sarah and family. I'm glad to see you made the choice to switch, but I would be interested in hearing a comparison with other lines, having only been on DCL. For example, are meet threads popular on the other lines? I don't see roll calls on cruise critic as being as extensive as on here.

    Hi Tony, not sure if you are cruising with us or not. I don't think we can get a good idea of what prices will be on the excursions until DCL releases them. The good news is that the dollar is a bit stronger on the euro (bad news for me, actually) and that the european economic crisis is bad enough that many tour companies may be willing to negotiate a little more on price.
     
  10. tony64

    tony64 <font color=blue>Should've been a Cowboy<br><font

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    Sorry should have made it clear. We are booked on the cruise, can't wait to start the planning. :)
     
  11. amystevekai&bump

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    Hi Tony, sorry not replied before - I will see if I can dig out anything from last years cruise - not sure whether we were given a price list for excursions along with the navigator - is that usual? If so, I will have it here somewhere!!:)

    The only DCL excursion I booked was the highlights of monaco and montecarlo which was a half day tour (5 hours I believe) and I think it was something like $179 - but my memory isnt too good!!:goodvibes
     
  12. tony64

    tony64 <font color=blue>Should've been a Cowboy<br><font

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    Thanks Amy.:)
     
  13. Florida Mel

    Florida Mel Ready to sail on Disney Magic with Mickey

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    Hi everyone, I've just moved my booking from the 10 August cruise to this one as the price difference is quite something :cool1:

    This will be my 3rd Disney Med cruise and I'm super excited 'Hi' to everyone on board so far :banana:

    Cruising with me is my husband Leigh and DD Lydia (14)

    Let the planning commence :woohoo:
     
  14. Florida Mel

    Florida Mel Ready to sail on Disney Magic with Mickey

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    Ah Amy we cruise again lol :thumbsup2
     
  15. Florida Mel

    Florida Mel Ready to sail on Disney Magic with Mickey

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    ...Pirates of the Mediterranean

    or what about...

    Disney's Magical Mediterranean explorers
     
  16. Florida Mel

    Florida Mel Ready to sail on Disney Magic with Mickey

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    Hi everyone :cool1:

    To get this cruise up and running shall we?

    Have a Facebook page? (once we have a name)

    and here are somethings to think about:

    Fish Extender list?

    Dis meet?

    Cocktail tasting session?

    etc etc :thumbsup2
     
  17. tony64

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    Hi Mel

    it'll be our 1st Med cruise, we have dne the 7 day western Carribean cruise on the Magic so we know the ship.

    We are so looking forward to this one.:thumbsup2

    Dis meet would be good.
     
  18. tony64

    tony64 <font color=blue>Should've been a Cowboy<br><font

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    I like this name best so far, are we going to have a vote on it?
     
  19. debsters41

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    Glad to see you have switched! It is going to be a great cruise isn't it? I look forward to yours and others' voices of experience telling us what to expect! As far as your questions... Yes! ::yes:: to everything!
     
  20. Kathymford

    Kathymford A little obsessed is ok....right?

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    Is it my Disney cheesy side that likes this one bet?? :rotfl:

    I think a vote might work best. Although, when is too soon? Are we big enough yet?
     
  21. Florida Mel

    Florida Mel Ready to sail on Disney Magic with Mickey

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    Hi Tony, I love the Magic and the Med cruise is just wonderful. We had a Dis meet on the last cruise and it was nice to put a face to the names :cool2:

    Thank you, I'm glad too, more money to spend onboard lol :banana:

    There aren't many of us are there? Maybe a roll call on for the 1st page would be useful for example: Dis name, no in party etc
     
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