Feb 1st any news on the rest of 2014?

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  1. pequele

    pequele Some people think they are cool because they can h

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    Awesome pics! Still leaning towards Alaska with him, right now seems more his style. For us in NH it would probably be faster to get to Europe than Alaska though, to be honest ahaha.

    I know, I totally agree and that's what I am trying to determine. I do believe Alaska seems more like him right now, that was why I was trying to see what excursions people did in Europe since I do see some geared towards the kids, but I just don't know anything about them.

    GREAT thanks! I haven't settled on a time to go yet, but good to know we could still see the "calves" (funny name!).

    I totally think that is the thing, gotta find the right things for him to do in order to decide. I am sure I can drop him in the kids club to watch Tracy Arm. Then again I'd feel bad I did that, too. How far is the kids club from the top deck so I could run him down when he was bored:rotfl2:

    Good to know again about the glaciers! Thanks. Exactly what I want to know. Is the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg a kid's touch n feel museum ;) Just kiddin'. Everything you said about not being at the age where he would likely appreciate a lot of this stuff is what runs through my mind. He might appreciate the Pope though since he goes to a Catholic school, but I don't have a good track record with the guy. Last time I was to see him in audience, he was dying! I'd feel almost wrong trying to go back again! :rolleyes1

    Good to think about with the 7 day "go, go, go" pace! Luckily I think my son would be ok with not swimming really. He swims almost every day at home, so it typically isn't a must have with him. But the rest to break up the busy port days is really something to think about!

    The Belle pics are so cute!! What sort of excursions did you do while in Europe?
    From your pics, I don't think these are the same ports offered this year (who knows about next!). I see you are heading on an ABD this year? Have you done those before? If you have been before, which do you think is a better option, the cruises or the ABD?

    I really appreciate everyone's help!!! I really hope they release them tomorrow so someone can shed some light for me on what is offered. Maybe that will help my decision making popcorn:: waiting waiting waiting
     
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  3. Cousin Orville

    Cousin Orville Inventor of Air Cooling

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    Here's a YouTube video review. There's others for each day.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Fge5Jtl3qf4

    They had a DCL excursion where they opened up Tivoli an hour or 2 before the general public. They gave a tour of the park and then you were free to ride the rides. The rides included classic rides and modern roller coasters etc. It's certainly not Disneyland, but it is charming and you can see the influence it had on Walt.
     
  4. Cousin Orville

    Cousin Orville Inventor of Air Cooling

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    The first few pics are from the 2010 Baltic. Seems like there's a possibility DCL will be returning there next yr. We'll soon see. We did the Catherine's Ball "excursion" in Russia. Definitely not your typical excursion... More of an event. The Tivoli excursion was in Copenhagen. The other ports we either did on our own or with a private guide.

    In the med, we mostly did private tours or own our own. We did a tour in Palermo, but its unlikely they're going there next yr. In general I think a mix of excursions, doing things on your own, and a private guide for a couple of ports is a good mix.

    I've been to most of the Western Med ports a couple of times now between a DCL cruise and other trips. I'm still looking forward to seeing them again this summer. There are so many things to do in places like Rome and the south of France, it's always a new adventure. I've never been to Greece or Turkey so I am especially looking forward to that. As far as booking a new cruise, I'll be looking into the possible Repo cruise to Dover and/or the Baltic again. I do hope they offer a new port or two on the Baltic. We'll see.

    As far as ABD vs DCL, without hesitation I prefer ABD. However, I have young children including a new infant. European cruises with the kids is a blast. With young kids its the only way to go. But we did take our oldest on an ABD this past summer (7 ys old at the time) and it was wonderful. If I had older kids, I'd concentrate on ABD - no doubt.
     
  5. eemaxx

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    So , getting back to the original subject of this post (although I certainly enjoy everyone's comments, pics, etc:-)) does anyone know what TIME the new itineraries may be released tomorrow? Are we talking first thing in the morning or just at some point tomorrow? I can't book until Wednesday, but I'm just so anxious and excited!!! Looking for Alaska in August 2014...although all this talk of Europe sounds tempting too!
     
  6. pequele

    pequele Some people think they are cool because they can h

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    yes!!! I sure hope it is tomorrow. My question is, will we even see anything online before Wednesday? I know that Platinum and Gold can't book online on Tuesday, so would the Monday release (oh please oh please:wizard: ) just show up for people like the TAs? How does this work?
     
  7. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    You can only book the first day for gold/plat by phone...including TAs.
     
  8. pequele

    pequele Some people think they are cool because they can h

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    Right I realise only they can book, but do you know if the schedules are released can everyone see them online or will only TAs see them on Monday and Tuesday and the gold and platinum people have to call in and ask a zillion questions to find out what cruises are available? I guess I'm just wondering if we (those who any book until Weds) can plan starting Monday and Tuesday just by seeing the web page but of course no options to book until Weds?
     
  9. MAJPLO

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    I don't think anyone will see anything online until Wednesday. At least how the beginning of 2014 release was I'm pretty sure.
     
  10. LeslieG

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    Hasn't DCL done a press release in the past to announce the new sailings?
     
  11. pequele

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  12. kaseyC

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    You won't see anything on the DCL page but most Platinum/Gold Disers will post rates and dates from quotes that they have received on each ships 2014 Sticky thread at the top of the boards. So that will give you an idea of rates and whether they are rising fast or remaining steady.
     
  13. pequele

    pequele Some people think they are cool because they can h

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    Oh, how does that work? I just look there and see what they are getting? Is there a list updated or do I just have to keep going to the end? I wouldn't be able to call a TA on Monday or Tues would I, even if I can't book?
     
  14. DVC4US

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    Has any one else heard anything about the announcement coming tomorrow? I talked to my TA today and he seems to think the announcement won't be made until Tuesday with booking starting on Wednesday.
     
  15. AquaDame

    AquaDame Are we there yet?

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    What exactly do they announce ahead of time if it isn't dates/itineraries...? Just a quick 'Hey, gold & plat you can book the unknown tomorrow and silver & new can book the STILL unknown Wed"? Surely there is a place of dates/ports so we can actually know what we want to book...? :worried: I don't like the idea of finding out just to have to wait all day to talk it over with my husband that night, possibly letting the rates go higher and higher... :crazy2:
     
  16. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    Usually the quotes are updated throughout the day in the first post.

    I meant to say that the only information that will be gotten the first day for gold/plat is by phone. There will be nothing available ot look at online or elsewhere for rates. That was the reason we started doing the opening day threads here to share that info with everyone else.
     
  17. luv2sleep

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    If you are using a TA just let them know what you want and let them book you on the day Silver CC/general public can book. What I do is watch the DIS because someone will post what we need to know in order to decide what to tell our TAs what to book on Silver/General Pub day. Don't worry. You will see it on the DIS and have time to make a decision before you can book. Also your TA might send you an email with all of the info. Mine has done that before. Just wait and watch. It will all be here.
     
  18. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    That information will be available and someone will post it here if you don't receive the email. No prices will be posted though. Sometimes there is not an advance notice given...it just opens that day and you find out where they are going at the same time. I transfer our reservations to dates that will work for us based on the schedule and then tell DH what I booked later that day. If you wait on the popular cruise dates especially, the rates will increase even the first day.
     
  19. Subi WRX

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    If i'm reading this correctly, the big news is the port of Sitka and a possible 9-night AK cruise? Really? THAT's it?? Big deal. Pass on Rest of 2014 if that's the case. :rolleyes1
     
  20. Silverfox97

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    There "should" be more that that..... If the rumors we heard were true, then we will be blown away!

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  21. Stitchie13

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    I'm counting on it! :-)
     

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