June 27, 2013 - Magic in the Med (Venice)

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Meets' started by nzdisneymom, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. debdreamsofdis

    debdreamsofdis DIS Veteran

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    Hello! I wasn't on your cruise, but it just so happened that I was in Venice, Italy the same day your cruise was. I was there with a group of 230 high school band and choir students (if you saw a sea of maroon polo shirts, that was us!). You were just being tugged in as we were on the ferry to Venice and I snapped a few pictures. Maybe you can zoom in and find yourself on deck. :)

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  3. nzdisneymom

    nzdisneymom DIS Veteran

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    We saw you guys! Thx for sharing these photos.
     
  4. debdreamsofdis

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    You're welcome. I was way too excited when I saw the Magic coming in, lol! We had a great European tour of our own, but I'm not gonna lie, I was jealous of everyone onboard that ship. I would have traded places in a second if I could, haha!

    Hope everyone had a great time!
     
  5. nzdisneymom

    nzdisneymom DIS Veteran

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    Hope everyone has a safe trip home and will share their trip highlights when you have had a chance to catch your breath!
     
  6. DenverVal

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    Wow, how fun is that??? Thanks for the photos!
     
  7. JLSE50

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    Thanks for the photos!!!

    (This is the first port in 15 years of Disnsy Cruising that I have been aware of the ship being towed. I wonder if it was an attempt to not disrupt the bottom or sides of the canals with the thrusters!)
     
  8. kazerneke

    kazerneke Earning My Ears

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    Hi,

    Who did in Rome the "guided visit of the vatican museums + 4 hours on your own"?

    I have the following questions :

    When did you leave Civitavecchia ?

    When/where did you arrive in Rome ?

    Did you see Shutters somewhere in Rome ?

    Where were you supposed to show up for the guided visit ?

    When were you back in civitavecchia ?
     
  9. teerama

    teerama Earning My Ears

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    We did this tour!

     
  10. nzdisneymom

    nzdisneymom DIS Veteran

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    Thanks to all who participated in the Fish Extender exchange - what fun to find such sweet and thoughtful and fun trinkets and gifts in our fish extender!

    There were two that were particularly useful for us and I don't know who they were from but wanted to say a special thanks. The first one is the one that had the coin purse with the dollar / penny - I know there must be some significant meaning to it but don't know what it was and wondered if someone could explain - and we used the coin purse for our Euro coins (but kept the dollar / penny in, too). It made it easier for me to keep up with all those coins!

    The other was the hand soap that was in the travel kit - I had never seen that before - it's little sheets of soap that when you add water, you can wash with it. I put it right into my daybag and the next day needed it! I went to Bracciano and Wine Tasting tour, and the public WC in Bracciano, while it had plenty of tp, there was no soap. So I was able to use it then - and the other ladies on our tour were glad I had it because I shared it with them!

    And how fun to come home and have so many things I can use at the office - notepads, pens and pencils, and magnets for my filing cabinet to remind me of the fun we had meeting each of you.
     
  11. redcoral33

    redcoral33 Earning My Ears

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    Cindy, glad the coin purse was useful. My 10 yr old DD is into origami and made the origami heart from dollar bill. We thought it would be neat to include something she makes in the FE gifts. She was so excited every time we receive a gift in our FE and asked to deliver the gifts all by herself. :cutie:
    -Cynthia
     
  12. Cptjackandcrew

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    The soap was from us, I'm so happy you found it to be useful. Thank you for the handmade bag. I put the camcorder in it.

    Cynthia, please thank your DD for the origami and the coin purse. We also used ours for our Euros.

    Laurie-Loved your gift. I used to collect stamps, so your map was greatly appreciated.

    Tasha-Grape Soda Pin. Awesome! I wore it on my camera bag for every adventure.

    Thanks to everyone else who participated. Sadly we only received 10 FE gifts. I'm not sure what happened, but I made up for the shortage by purchasing myself plenty of other gifts. Thanks again everyone.
     
  13. ccander2011

    ccander2011 Earning My Ears

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    Love reading all these..1st time cruiser(magic-10/11/14)...can't wait
     
  14. lmcarr

    lmcarr Earning My Ears

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    what was your cabin number? I gave 3 different times to all on the list.
     
  15. Cptjackandcrew

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    I apologize for even posting this. No harm meant. It should've read from 10 rooms vs 10 gifts as I did receive 3 from you (magnet, pixie dust, pooh box, etc...) and 2 from Red Coral. Again, thank you so much to those who participated. I realize it's just meant to be fun.
     
  16. cdnxpat

    cdnxpat Earning My Ears

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    Hello everyone,
    I'm madly packing for the July 25th sailing of "your cruise" and I wondered if you had any tips for those of us set to depart. Cptjackandcrew gave a great tidbit about Malta and that got me wondering if anyone else has any suggestions. It would help those of us preparing and would also give you a chance to re-live your amazing experiences. Win-win! :)
    I would also like to say that I may consider naming my next born after the first person who was to post some navigators from this sailing.....;)
    TIA
     
  17. disprincess4ever

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    There is a link to my trip report from this cruise in my signatures I've just started it but there are some tips. If you have any questions in particular feel free to ask!
     
  18. Kouris_Family

    Kouris_Family Lovin the Magic

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    My take on Malta is get a good excursion going or stay onboard and enjoy a quiet ship. We very much disliked Malta. Hot, deserted and boring.
    Kay

     
  19. disprincess4ever

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    Same opinion about Malta. Very hot and dry, not very pretty. It's a good cultural experience but I almost wish we would have chosen to stay on the ship.
     
  20. Love2Cruise

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    Wow. We loved Malta! I liked that it was quiet that day. We went to Mass in St. John's Co-Cathedral. One of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen. We had delicious lunch and cappuccino at a cafe, visited The shipwreck of St. Paul Church( very interesting and free) and then we had a private tour(set up by a fellow Dis member) of Casa Rocca Piccola. Best tour of the whole trip. There is a lot of interesting history to be discovered on this island. I hope to go back one day.
     
  21. thumpery

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    I agree Malta was like a desert. However, the water is beautiful and there is a shopping area including a Hard Rock right on the pier. We did the Blue Grotto and fish market tour through Disney. It was not our favorite tour of our trip, but it did let us see Malta, shop for some lace items in the market and take a small boat into the caves of the Blue Grotto, which is gorgeous. Since it was a short excursion, we had plenty of time to wander around the shops and relax on the ship before everyone returned. Ended up being a relaxing day. :thumbsup2
     

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