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

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  1. SerbianPrincess

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    Do you think this will sell out? My TA says I should be able to book on Hawaii to get my discount
     
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  3. carpenta

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    We just booked. We did the first Magic in the Med. in 2007 and then again in 2010. We have been in Venice on Royal Caribbean and it is a beautiful city. That is one reason why we booked this cruise so we can spend more time in Venice,. It is I male 54, my wife (less than 54;)) and daughter 11. We stopped in Malta on our last cruise and it is a wonderful island full of history. Very impressed. Thank goodness we are not stopping in Tunisia. It was very depressing.
     
  4. nzdisneymom

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    Welcome to Cliffside (Susan), SerbianPrincess (Angel), and Carpenta! Glad to have y'all with us.


    We enjoyed the overnight in St. Petersburg so we are really looking forward to having that extra time in Venice!
     
  5. jel0511

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    :wave2: Lisa!!!! I'm feeling the love from being stalked!!!!

    :wave2:Susan!!!! My cruise BFF!!!!!:cool1:

    To those fellow Venice cruisers also on the Fantasy Maiden, when/where are we having our mini-meet?!?!?!?!?!?!?
     
  6. Goofy559

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    In a bar with no children???:rotfl2:
     
  7. jel0511

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    Sounds good!!!! Julianna and Sage can entertain themselves!!!
     
  8. gydell

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    Go ahead and book in case the price goes up. You can always rebook on your next cruise if the price is better. You also will have a better choice of rooms now.
     
  9. Cliffside

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    Sounds great to me...can't wait to cruise the med again with you :goodvibes
     
  10. Cliffside

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    thanks for the welcome....Looking forward to an amazing cruise...:banana:

    when you had the overnight in St Peterburg were there excursions that were held in the evening for you to enjoy

    Susan
     
  11. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    I booked today as well! Not 100% sure we will be able to keep the reservation as I am a Nursing student and you never know what kind of commitments will pop up! Sailing will be myself, Lessa, I'll be 29 at the time of the cruise. Also my mom, Beth, who will be 50. This cruise is going to be a surprise for her 50th birthday in October.

    I traveled to Italy for my 16th birthday back in 1999 so I am excited to be returning to some old favourites and also exploring some new and exciting places. :goodvibes
     
  12. MrsScooby

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    Cool:cool1:
    I just did Hawaii though, chaperoning my son's marching band trip in December 2011. The kids were very well behaved so it was actually better than one would think;)

    My DH and I are planning a trip to Paris this summer to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Found tons of great info on Tripadvisor :cool1:
    My DH is also a big history buff as well. I just don't seem to remember the dates and names very well:rolleyes1

    :wave: Hey:wave:
    Also looking to get to Barcelona a couple days before we sail:woohoo:
    I'm trying to talk my DH into squeezing in a visit to both Pisa and Florence. Are the port times shorter for the 2013 Med cruise compared to previous ones? He's worried we won't get enough time in Florence.

    Ok, my lurking DH tells me go look at post #13 to see something funny...so I look at your post and it took me a couple minutes to realize what he was talking about:laughing:
    Welcome Lori and Darren from ...us, Laurie and Darren:lmao:

    We also checked out RCCL and Carnival after we saw the DCL prices thinking maybe it was time to try another cruise line...
    RCCL only had their 2012 prices out and they were pretty close to DCL's, in fact the same if you had the 10% discount.
    DH said the the rates he saw for Carnival were half compared to DCL (not sure how close he looked)...but I'm also not sure that I want to cut corners that much and risk having a disappointing time on the Carinval ship:confused3 DCL has spoiled us:sad2:;)
     
  13. jel0511

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    Laurie that's pretty funny!!!!!
     
  14. MrsScooby

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    Hey Henry and Brenda :wave:
    DH and I remember you from the Baltic cruise:thumbsup2


    That's what we're doing. We're gonna check to see if rebooking on the Fantasy this summer gives us a better deal:confused3


    All you experienced Med cruisers are going to have to help us newbies with planning:goodvibes
    Us too. Not having to rush back to the ship really made a difference:thumbsup2

    :lmao::rotfl:

    Oh I am so showing this to my DD!! What a great daughter you are:thumbsup2
     
  15. MrsScooby

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    :thumbsup2
    Our last name starts with an S so I can go by Laurie S...or my DH and I can go by our DIS names.
    He goes by "Nick Charles" on the DIS.
     
  16. Dahly

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    Hi! We are in! Booked today, and I am going to do my darnest to save my pennies over the next year so we can make this happen!

    It is DH (Ray) and I (Leslie).

    DH doesn't like cruises (he has never been on a Disney cruise with me) but he said he will go where ever I pick next year..and I pick this cruise! :thumbsup2

    We have two boys - one is grown and out on his own, the other will be 15 next summer and he has no interest in going..he loves DCL, (he and I have done 4 and have the 5th scheduled on the Fantasy this June) but he doesn't want to go to the Med - so he is staying home with Grandpa!

    I see many of you have either done Med cruises, or traveled in Europe, so I am going to be looking for tips and hints from you all!

    looking forward to getting to know you all in the next 17 months!
     
  17. nzdisneymom

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    Susan - yes! That was what was so great about it. We had a mid-day arrival like we'll have in Venice, and they had excursions for the afternoon and evening, and then all-day the next day. We booked three in St. Petersburg. The first was a shopping excursion (because we wanted to be sure we had time to shop for souvenirs - we've been on some excursions where there was no time and then nothing at the immediate port area), then an evening boat tour, and then the next day an all day city tour. Other offerings included the ballet and such. I'm betting there will be evening Gondola rides, etc. in Venice. The nice thing about the time of year we are going is that it will be light later in the evenings. That was one thing we had forgotten about when we did the Baltic - I was excited to see St. Petersburg in the evening - until I realized that the "evening" was more like the middle of the afternoon ;)
     
  18. nzdisneymom

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    Welcome Lifelong_Dreamer (Lessa) and Dahly (Leslie).

    Leslie - there is no way I cuold've left my boys at home - they are always packed and ready to go! Guess I've spoiled them. I was wondering at what point I'll feel ok about planning a vacation and not taking them with me even when they are in college!

    Laurie and Lori - I noticed the double-Darrens when I was updating the first post with who's traveling - that made me giggle!

    I'm starting to look for hotel options since I'm not sure how we will be able to work it out with DCL since one of our cruises is through DVC and the other is through our TA. I hope it won't get complicated. My TA assured me that she'll help me figure it out. Now to find a hotel that will accommodate four - in 2007 we waited too long to add the DCL hotel / air and ended up having to get two rooms at their overflow hotel - we didn't like the hotel much. If we need two rooms this time, at least the boys are older so I'll feel more comfortable splitting up the family.
     
  19. winnyis

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    Cindy - My kids are the same way... spoiled rotten... no choice for us to leave them home since the main reason for this trip is my DDs highschool graduation plus we have never traveled for longer than 3 days without them (2 cruises on the Wonder - just DH and I). We are celebrating our 20th anniversary this year and are taking them with us to Hawaii for 2 weeks in June.

    THe way I look at it in a few years they wont want to travel with us... so Im gonna enjoy these family trips as long as I can.

    Does anyone know if the Disney pre cruise hotel options are available to be added yet and if not, when they should be.
     
  20. jel0511

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    I just told my DH about this and he's like WE definitely have to meet up, it will be hilarious!!!! Don't worry, our last name makes my name sound like a cartoon character, so just call me Lois, that's what most people call me anyway......
     
  21. Goofy559

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    I would suspect it will be a while before they announce the pre-cruise hotels. However, I will say that last time we did the med with Disney, we booked our hotels and transfers on our own -- much cheaper and very easy! We stayed at Le Meridien right on las ramblas for 1/3 of what Disney wanted, splurged and used the hotel's car service to the port and still were way ahead of the game. Barcelona is an easy city to navigate on your own, and there are lots of options to get to the port.
     

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