DISCruise 1.0 - 8/24-8/31/2013 Royal Caribbean Cruise Oasis of the Seas

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  1. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Lisa, 5:00 pm in Anaheim would be nearly impossible to make. Flights from FLL to LAX are ~5+ hours non-stop and then you would have to get your bags and actually get to DL. Figure 6.5 hours at the least in transit, so the latest flight you could take would be 10:30 am? Even thought the FLL airport is close to the docks, I'm not thinking you could plan on making a flight quiet that early.
     
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  3. mikelan6

    mikelan6 World Traveler, Usually Optimistic

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    I don't think you'd make it before 5 PM. Could someone else check in for you? Maybe ask another DISer ti help.
     
  4. WebmasterJohn

    WebmasterJohn Genius Administrator

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    You can ask to be one of the first ones off the ship - and if you are willing to pull your own luggage you could be off as early as 7AM (don't hold me to the exact time - obviously it could vary and depends on customs).

    We had friends pull their own luggage off the last RCCL cruise we were on (Allure) and they walked off the ship at 6:45AM.

    Of course the rest depends on how you are getting to airport, flights, etc.
     
  5. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    OK, but Anaheim is 3 hours earlier than FLL, so she actually could catch a flight at noon and conceivably still make it (because that's 9am in Anaheim).

    I wouldn't try it unless I could get a direct flight.

    Sayhello
     
  6. NitroStitch

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    Thanks everybody for the input! It would definitely be safer to have someone else pick up my packet for me, but its still cutting it close. I have hardly seen any direct flights other than from MCO, and then there's the added time to get back there to make a flight. Not to mention that it will be hurricane season, and a storm anywhere around the route could delay getting back to port or ground planes in and out of the area. Decisions, decisions... :)
     
  7. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    I knew I was forgetting something! Good point Tobi!
     
  8. itsmuggsie

    itsmuggsie I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minut

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    Have you checked Miami airport?
     
  9. NitroStitch

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    I'm going to check again once the airlines actually have Labor Day Weekend flights on their schedule, but Miami was surprisingly non-helpful for timing too. It seems nearly every airline has at least one stop required, and since I can't board an airplane before 7 am in Florida, there seem to be limited flights until too late in the day. I'm hoping the options will be a little better for a holiday weekend, but only time will tell. I didn't really think it would be that hard to find a flight... Maybe it's telling me to wait until 2014. :rotfl2:
     
  10. DSNYDREAMER

    DSNYDREAMER <font color=deeppink>Cruising with Unlimited Dream

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    Just a heads up for those on the fence about booking, we have received word from RCL that the prices will increase on October 4th.

    If you are thinking about joining us, don't delay!
     
  11. OKW Lover

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    Will this affect current bookings? Or just for new bookings?
     
  12. DSNYDREAMER

    DSNYDREAMER <font color=deeppink>Cruising with Unlimited Dream

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    New bookings only, anything that has been booked already is price protected!
     
  13. WebmasterJohn

    WebmasterJohn Genius Administrator

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    This is why we're trying to encourage anyone who is 'on the fence' to book now.

    If you book and deposit now your price is protected and your space is guaranteed. After 10/4 pricing will go up and space cannot be guaranteed - they basically going to sell this space to the general public.

    Remember - your deposit is fully refundable until 6/1/2013. If you cancel any time before that for any reason you will get your full deposit back. We will remind you well in advance of this date so that you can choose to cancel and get your deposit back.

    Please don't take the chance that the price will go up or the stateroom you want will be sold out!!!!!
     
  14. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    Hey, I have now officially booked on this cruise! :thumbsup2 It isn't the best time of year for me, but I just couldn't pass up the chance to check out this amazing ship with you all. I decided to try out a Central Park View balcony, because it's something different, and I wanted to see what it was like. Looking forward to planning and playing with y'all!

    Sayhello
     
  15. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family <font color=teal>Wayne always catches me<br><font

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    that's great!!!!! i'm so glad to hear you'll be on the cruise too!! :)

    :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
     
  16. LionKingRules84

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    I feel absolutely insane to be putting money down for something I said I would never do, on top of doing it at a time I don't like to travel, right before going on another HUGE vacation in a few days, but I did it! :scared1:

    I'll probably be more excited when I get back from Europe and need something to cheer me up from my post vacation blues(and I have a feeling it's gonna hit me hard). Don't want to pass up the chance of getting a good deal on a great cruise with a bunch of fun people. If I do go through with it this will be my first cruise ever!
     
  17. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family <font color=teal>Wayne always catches me<br><font

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    that's great!!!! it really is a very good price!

    it's not my first cruise, but it's my first time on the Oasis (and RCCL for that matter)......and add to that first time with other disers!!! how exciting!! party:
     
  18. LionKingRules84

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    Yeah that price blew me away which is why I'm doing it! I even booked a balcony room for Central Park which seemed great for a balcony room. I can't do ocean view since I'm afraid it might make me ill(the only time I ever got motion sickness was from a boat in choppy water granted it was a small fishing boat but the ocean still makes me queasy now. Makes me feel bad since my husband loves boats).

    I am concerned that I booked this last night but have not received a confirmation number yet just an e-mail from Dreams saying they are passing my information along to RCCL. Just want to make sure I'm in for this cruise since tomorrow is the 4th, don't want to miss out!
     
  19. Princessclab

    Princessclab Earning My Ears

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    I am pretty sure it will be OK; Tracey is awesome.
    I looke forward to cruising with you as I do the rest of the group....pixiedust:
     
  20. LionKingRules84

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    Thanks! :) I don't doubt Tracey!

    I just realized I can't count, tomorrow is actually only the 3rd! I guess I'm a bit stressed out having to leave at the end of the week I'm actually relieved it's only tuesday the 2nd though it will be the 3rd soon. I'm so not ready but I have to be by friday evening, excited and scared all at the same time! :scared1:
     
  21. Princessclab

    Princessclab Earning My Ears

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    Have a great time on your trip! Love to hear all about it when you return. I love hearing about other people's trips...pixiedust:
     

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