First Med Cruise - Our excellent adventure!

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  1. Disneyfalcon

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    That is very nice of you say! Thank you!:)
     
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  3. JenBill5

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    Is it 'legal' to ask where you are a travel agent? You TR is/was awesome! :thumbsup2
     
  4. FLVacationGirl

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    You have the most stunning vacation photos I have ever seen. WOW!
     
  5. JenBill5

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    I'm I correct that you and your daughter did not do any DCL excursions? Did you feel stressed going on your own? Is there a port where you would take an excursion next time?
     
  6. Disneyfalcon

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    I don't know if I'm allowed to say! PM me and I can tell you. :)

    Thank you FLVacationGirl! :)

    We didn't do any DCL excursions. We were a little concerned about doing Tunisia on our own, just because it was such an unknown entity, but it worked out great.

    I didn't feel like I would have to do an excursion at any of the places we went. Now if I had gone to Florence, I would have at least done Florence on Your Own like Debbie and her dd did, just for peace of mind. It's such a long way from the port.
     
  7. goofygal1975

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    I LOVED your report and pictures. For a while now I have not been interested in a Med cruise...but OH MY after reading your TR and seeing pictures I am so ready to go. Not sure if it will ever be in the cards for me, dh and ds...but what a nice dream.

    The sites and places you were able to experience will be memories to last a lifetime.

    Thanks for sharing:grouphug:
     
  8. Disneyfalcon

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    Thanks, Goofygal! I really appreciate you reading!:)
     
  9. ColoradoDisneyFreaks

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    This was a fantastic TR!!! We're in Colorado too, up in Denver, and are on the 9/8 Med sailing, I hope we can get pictures half as good as yours:worship:

    Thanks for doing this, now I've got to take notes!
     
  10. Disneyfalcon

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    Thank you ColoradoDisneyFreaks! We've been back in CO for about 10 months. Dh is Air Force so we've been in and out a few times, and we love it! I hope you have an awesome cruise!!
     
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    My dad was Air Force too, I ended up graduating from High School in the Springs (Rampart) but I only went there for 1 year! Feel free to give us a shout if you guys are heading up to Denver (Highlands Ranch) any time soon!
     
  12. Disneyfalcon

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    Awesome! Thanks for the invite! My Dad was Air Force too. We moved here my junior year (Air Academy for me!:cool1:) and my parents stayed. So Colorado is home to me now and it feels like it when whenever we come back.
     
  13. Melcatfish

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    Hi Disney Falcon,

    Just popping back to your report. I posted how much I enjoyed it a couple of pages back but thought I ought to come and let you know that your amazing photos were also a great tool in convincing my husband to let me turn our 8 night Dover to Barcelona Repo into a 19 night Repo and 11 night Med Cruise Back to Back!

    As a fellow photography enthusiast I am hoping I can get some photos approaching the standard of some of yours!

    Take Care
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  14. Disneyfalcon

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    Excellent Mel!! I would love to spend 19 days taking pictures of those places!! I'm glad I could help in some small way!!:banana:
     
  15. LendMeYourEars

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    Hi. Everyone in our crew loved your photos. We are bursting with excitement for our Aug 18th trip.

    I looked online for the lens you recommended -- I can see why you rented it. Can you share how much the rental was?

    You said that no shorts are allowed in the Vatican. What is the dress code? Are there any other ports that also have restrictions? Let to our own devices, we will be wearing shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops everywhere...

    Thanks!
     
  16. Disneyfalcon

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    Yes, that is why I rented it!:) It was about $150 with insurance for two weeks. A lot, but nothing like buying it.

    The Vatican wouldn't allow shorts or bare shoulders if memory serves. I think the ship also recommended we not have bare shoulders in Tunisia if I remember. Other than that it was only a problem in some cathedrals and you certainly didn't have to go in there. We wore capris most days when we went into port just to be safe, but it wasn't August heat either.

    Have so much fun on your trip!
     
  17. crzy4dals

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    Disneyfalcon,

    Love your TR

    What bus did you take from St. Peters to Trevi Fountain???

    We are looking to do a walking tour as well.

    Leaving in 29 days!
     
  18. Disneyfalcon

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    Thanks, Erin! I don't remember the exact bus. After we came out of the Vatican, we went in a newsstand and asked which bus to catch and where to go. They were very helpful!:)
     
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    Hi,
    I've just finished your report. WOW! The pictures were awesome; what wonderful memories you have made. Thank you for sharing.
     
  20. skibum

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    Loved your trip report. We were on the Med cruise three years ago, and did everything on our own as well. Nice to learn about some of the new ports.
    Just booked a Med cruise for next summer - taking the grandparents.
    Your TR helped bring back memories, and gave ideas for us next year.
    Thanks for an exceptional job!
     
  21. Disneyfalcon

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    Thanks for reading, Lucy!:)

    Thanks, skibum! I hope to repeat this cruise again one day. I feel like we learned so much!
     

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