June 8, 2013 Mediterranean Magic!!

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  1. DisneyOHFan

    DisneyOHFan Livin' for Disney

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    Welcome to the group. I just added you to the FB page. We are headed for the Fantasy in a few weeks. Then I will be ready to plan this cruise. It will be me, my DH and 15 DS.
     
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  3. CBEW4

    CBEW4 Earning My Ears

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    Enjoy your cruise. We had a great time on The Fantasy. The cabins were so sparkly new and the service was great! Food was a little hit or miss, but we thought that was typical for any cruise. The detective agency games were a lot fun for all ages.
     
  4. smmast

    smmast Welcomed Guest

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    Just found this thread! So excited, count us in! Just sent request for FB too.
     
  5. DisneyOHFan

    DisneyOHFan Livin' for Disney

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    It's great to have you sailing with us. I just added you to the FB group.
     
  6. Alexanders

    Alexanders Earning My Ears

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    Seeing the chain for the first time, nice to get on early, we are leaving on the Fantasy in just a few days, from the chain it appears that we are not alone in doing so... Just found that chain as well... We, me, HA(40), and AA(8), are so looking foward to Europe. This will be our first time to visit as a family.
     
  7. simbasmom2

    simbasmom2 Just waitin around till boarding time!

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    Welcome Alexanders!
     
  8. SMFFMS

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    we are hoping to book this cruise on our next cruise to the mexican rivera in oct 2012. Hoping for a better deal while on the cruise. hope to join all of you.
    shannon:cheer2:
     
  9. DisneyHelen

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    One Year to go :)
     
  10. asemaria

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    We are looking forward to this cruise!
    We are: me Maria *almost*40 DH Fredrik 39 DS Johan 11 and DS Jesper 8.
    We went on our first cruise in April on the Fantasy and loved it so much that we booked a new one!

    This time our airfare will be pretty small, since we live in Sweden, but last time we paid a fortune. Good luck to all of you that are looking for good deals.

    I will be checking out the FB group as well!
     
  11. DisneyDavs

    DisneyDavs Earning My Ears

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    We are joining all of you on the 8/8/14 sailing. We just finished the 8-night NYC to Bahamas cruise on the Magic, and we had a wonderful time. It was a great experience for all. My family is DH (50ish), DD (17 at cruise) and DD (14 at cruise).

    I have seen some mention of hotels in Barcelona. For those that have done the Med before, how does this work? Does Disney do transfers from certain hotels? We will be attempting to use frequent-traveller points if at all possible, so I'm sure we'll need to look into this soon.

    Thanks!
     
  12. DisneyOHFan

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    Welcome to the cruise. We have not done the Med before, but also wanted to use Frequent Flyer points for the hotel, so we already booked at the Hilton Diagonal since that was a hotel Disney used in the past. From my understanding, if you are staying in a Disney hotel, you can do transports from the hotel. If the Hilton isn't a hotel they will be using this time, it is still a close cab right to the port.

    Again, welcome.
     
  13. castawaycayfans

    castawaycayfans DIS Veteran

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    We're in too!

    We are DH(43), DD (14), DS (8) and myself (43). DH and I originally booked the West Coast repo for next May, but DD will be a freshman in high school and we found out that it would not work out. It was a lot easier to take the kids out of school when they were younger! So, we switched to the Alaska for June 10, but after talking to a friend who is doing the 12 night later in June, we changed our minds. Alaska may be nice and we will do it one day, but our hearts were longing for Europe. We went in May 2010 on the night and LOVED it, so here we are. We are currently looking at hotels, we stayed at Hotel Zero Diagonal, which is close to the Hilton Diagonal, on our last trip and loved it. But we are on a tighter budget this time, so we are shopping hotels to find the best rates. We are also waiting for June to be released for airfare, hoping to get something similiar to what we paid in 2010, which was around $866. We'll see....popcorn::
     
  14. simbasmom2

    simbasmom2 Just waitin around till boarding time!

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    WELCOME all!!:hippie:
     
  15. DisneyOHFan

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    Now that I have our pre-hotel booked, I will feel SO much better when we actually get the airfare done. Trying to coordinate FF points and cost is not fun :)
     
  16. castawaycayfans

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    I am working on the pre-cruise hotel and post-cruise hotel for now, as we will be able to stay in Barcelona for a couple of extra days. I wish that we had FF points, but we used them to fly in for our last cruise in Jan.
     
  17. castawaycayfans

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    I have sent a pm to join the facebook group also.
     
  18. DisneyOHFan

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    Are you staying in Barcelona pre or post cruise?

    2 more weeks and the airfare should be available to at least get an idea on what the cost will be.
     
  19. DisneyHelen

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    I am very excited to book pre cruise Barcelona ABD add on and Hotel Arts after cruise
     
  20. castawaycayfans

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    We are flying in the day before and spending one night, as we experienced mechanical problems on our flight in 2010 and got in later than we had expected. Luckily, we knew to fly in the day before. We met people in Malta who had the same problem with their plane, but were due to fly in on the cruise day, so they missed the ship and the first 2 nights! As for after the cruise, we are hoping to spend 2-3 days in Barcelona, as the kids will be out of school this time and our schedule is more open.

    What part of Ohio are you from?
     
  21. DisneyOHFan

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    Yep, that is why we are shooting for 2 days early. 1 for flight issues and 1 to check out Barcelona (hopefully we don't have flight issues and get 2 days to see the city). We are from the Columbus area.
     

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