It's official Disney cutting Galveston short

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  1. AquaDame

    AquaDame Are we there yet?

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    "based on guest demand for more options out of Port Canaveral."

    ...surely they are joking? OPTIONS, Disney, not more ships.
     
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  3. Sparrow78

    Sparrow78 Mouseketeer

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    I totally agree, however our flight we paid on airmiles and it was way cheaper airmiles to Glaveston then Florida.

    To be honest I'm surprised that they can sell out of sailings in Florida when it's sooo expensive for people on the west coast to get there.

    Right now this sailing out of Galvenston for us will probably be our first and last Disney Cruise for a long time!
     
  4. mickeyfan1

    mickeyfan1 <font color=purple>Come and let me show you my tat

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    THere are only so many ports that can be reached from PC. If you want other ports, you have to sail out of other places. People identify DIsney Cruise Line with WDW, so PC is the smartest place for them to be. DCL is going to sail where they cn fill the ships and make money. If that means 4 ships in PC, so be it.
     
  5. su_A_ve

    su_A_ve DIS Veteran

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    I think it's more options due to more people wanting to do parks and cruise vacations.

    Fly to orlando, go to the parks, cruise, come back... two weeks vacation...
     
  6. bmer1rick

    bmer1rick DIS Veteran

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    I know there are many of us that prefer the classic ships. Right now all you can sail out of PC is the newer ships. Maybe that is what they were meaning.. :confused3

    Either way we love the Magic returning to PC. :cool1::cool1::cool1:
     
  7. Meghatron

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    The association with Disneyland would have worked had they offered shorter cruises than 7 nights. The speed with which the single 2-nighter sold out proved that. Even die-hard passholders have a hard time shelling out Disney prices for a 7 night cruise when most of them had never sailed on the line before. They should have alternated between the 7-nights and shorter cruises to make people wiling to get on the ship and try it. Not to mention better promotion; I talked to SO MANY people, Disney fans like me, who had no idea she was here.
     
  8. luv2sleep

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    When was the 2 nighter? I live in southern CA, frequent DL regularly and have never seen a local ad. I started seeing TV ads just last year. Would have loved the 2 nighter!
     
  9. Meghatron

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    It was between the arrival of the Wonder via the PC cruise and the first MR. January 21-23 2011.
     
  10. jetskigrl

    jetskigrl No mumbojumbo here

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    The 2-nighter was the first cruise they did when they came to LA (before the first MR cruise) in January 2011. If I was not already researching Dream cruises, I would never have known about it either. We did that one along with an MR and a Pacific Coast cruise while the Wonder was here. And I would do more if they would come back.

    I posted the same thing on another thread. This area (I'm really close to the port) is plastered with advertisements for Disneyland but I only recall seeing one billboard for the Wonder. Even the TV commercials that I have seen were for the Dream.

    No one that I talked to about our cruises (outside of my message boards friends) even knew the Wonder was here. With the large number of local Disneyland APs here, you would think there would be at least one advertisement for the Wonder at Disneyland. But no, the only thing I ever saw there was the Dream or Fantasy at the DVC kiosks. No advertising at all for a ship that was docked just 30 minutes drive away :confused3
     
  11. MissDaisyofTexas

    MissDaisyofTexas DIS Veteran

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    We live about 5-6 hours (driving) from Galveston, and the super cheap fares in February have enabled us to book a "bonus" cruise! We sailed the Dream in June 2012 and didn't anticipate sailing again until 2014. We are sailing the Magic out of Galveston this Feb, 4-nights, for $1500 for our family of 5. That was too good of a deal to pass up! And no flights to buy!
     
  12. ekatiel

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    We are planning on Fall 2013. Are they going to yank the rug from under us? I really don't want to have my heart set on sailing and then have the cruise cancelled :sad2:. --Katie
     
  13. Meghatron

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    I would be very hesitant to count on a Fall or Winter 2013 Galveston cruise that one has already booked to actually happen. Just ask all the people who had December 2012 cruises booked on the Wonder out of Los Angeles and had the rug pulled out from under them. People's Christmas and New Year's trips taken away because of such stunningly bad management from the people in charge at DCL. It made me hopping mad and I wasn't even booked on one of those cruises.
     
  14. MissDaisyofTexas

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    I would hope not, because the by now I"m sure some people have purchased airfare. Weren't the LA cruises canceled almost 12 months out?
     
  15. disneymagicgirl

    disneymagicgirl Been there, Done that, Going back!

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    I can't imagine the average family vacations for 2 weeks.
     
  16. TXinmyheart

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    Why not? With the cost of airfare, we usually don't go for less than two weeks.
     
  17. jlwhitney

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    While many would love to o 2 week vacations many can't afford it or can't take that much time at once or it would wipe out all their vacation time for the years.

    We have done some 2 week, but with DH new job it won't be an option for a long long time.
     
  18. Meghatron

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    This. Flights for a family of four are so high I couldn't justify less than a 7 night cruise, and since my family wants to go to WDW if we're already going to be in FL that has to get added on. So the trip keeps getting postponed due to price, because we don't have a ship we can drive to anymore.
     
  19. disneymagicgirl

    disneymagicgirl Been there, Done that, Going back!

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    I don't disagree that some people do it, but it isn't an average length of vacation. My BIL and SIL do it each year. They are the only people I know. Most folks I know do 7 nights or less. Some do nothing at all and think we are crazy b/c we go 8-9 nights per year. I think for some there is a financial constraint, for others it's time off work. We'd love to do Europe, but no way my DH would take that much time off work at once.

    9 nights is perfect for us b/c we can go Fri evening thru the following Sunday evening....only needing 5 days off work/school.
     
  20. TXinmyheart

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    How sad. I cannot imagine anyone getting to the end of their life and thinking, Gosh if I had only worked more. We work so we can live, not live so we can work.
     
  21. Gina

    Gina <font color=red>Remembers the Great DIS Board Cras

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    While that makes a nice bumper sticker or headstone engraving, it's generally not reality. I've never worked anyplace where you could take more than a week off at a time for vacation. Most places have fewer people working there than in years past, so it's much harder to fill the gap when someone is gone. If you're like me, you're happy to have a good job with a good company, and you just wring that much more enjoyment and happiness out of your 1-week vacations! :goodvibes
     

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