Magic in the Mediterranean...Dicecatt & Dicedawg, the April 24th Voyage

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports' started by Dicecatt, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. CRSNDSNY

    CRSNDSNY <img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/silver.jpg

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    11,731
    Hi!
    What airline are you flying and what is your connection.
    How far out did you purchase your fare and do you think you got a good deal?
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. Dicecatt

    Dicecatt DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,302
    We fly from STL, have one layover in Philly, and then to Barcelona, US Airways. $830 pp round trip, and we sail on April 24, I purchased airfare on Feb 9. Yes, I think it was a very good price!
     
  4. Tink rules

    Tink rules <font color=teal>The kids in my family sometimes t

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    Messages:
    18,119
    I'm in!!! Can't wait to hear it all... take LOTS of pictures!!! :banana: :banana:
     
  5. Dicecatt

    Dicecatt DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,302
    Oh, don't worry :thumbsup2 I will! I think my Egypt trip resulted in 3000 pictures:rotfl:
     
  6. Tink rules

    Tink rules <font color=teal>The kids in my family sometimes t

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    Messages:
    18,119
    I had 1800 on the PC repo... I think I will have much more than that with the Med!!!

    Also... are you taking DCL transportation? I was wondering how it will work going to the ship and or hotels.
     
  7. Dicecatt

    Dicecatt DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,302
    I am not using DCL transportation at the beginning of the cruise, but we are at the end...our flight leaves at 10:30 AM which makes me nervous but it was the only flight all day and a lot of people were put on that flight by DCL. I haven't quite figured out how we are going from airport to hotel, or hotel to port.
     
  8. Tink rules

    Tink rules <font color=teal>The kids in my family sometimes t

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    Messages:
    18,119
    I'm traveling with my 78 year old mom... I'm taking DCL for the convienance...
     
  9. Mineu

    Mineu DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    Messages:
    909
    Hey: I think we may be on the same flight with you-US Air from Phil. arriving in Barcelona at 8:35 a.m. on the 23rd? We're staying an extra day in Barcelona on the return-if I had know DCL was booking people that early-we'd be on the return with you as well!
     
  10. Dicecatt

    Dicecatt DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,302
    Yes, sounds like the same flight! There are three sets of couples in our group. We have a 5 hour layover first from STL :eek:.

    I was worried about that return flight time, especially since it changed to a little earlier (started at 10:45 and got earlier). But several on our thread have stated Disney put them on that flight so that made me feel so much better!
     
  11. Mineu

    Mineu DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    Messages:
    909
    I have the opposite problem-our connecting flight gets us there at 5:00-sort of a tight connection for international travel...but I preferred this flight because it was direct-connecting in Europe is stressful!!
     
  12. Dicecatt

    Dicecatt DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,302
    One week from today I will be on a plane to Barcelona.

    Thankfully it is next week and not this week, as I have what my doctor thinks is walking pnuemonia. He said he is just going to treat me like I have it since I'm leaving so soon. I'm having trouble getting excited about packing and things since it feels like someone with giant hands is squeezing my head, and my cough is ridiculous.

    DH called me today about the volcanic ash and the flights grounded...I am taking that as a sign that he is truly excited about our trip! He has been studying Italian but I am pretty sure won't understand most of what is said in Italy. A for effort, though!

    Our plan for traveling is two rolling duffles I bought (much lighter than our normal big suitcase) and two rolling DCL bags as carryons. We'll bite the bullet and pay for a third bag on the way home, I'm sure we'll need it for souvenirs! DH suggested we just buy another suitcase there, and who am I to argue when shopping is involved, so we'll probably pick up another rolling DCL while onboard. They aren't the best made things anyway, the threading is pulling out on my first one, but they are nice for carryon purposes.

    I'm making lists upon lists for my DMIL who is watching the kids while we are gone. I'm out of town this weekend for DD11's last cheer competition so before I know it, next Thursday will be here! Hopefully in a day or two my cough subsides and I can really get excited about it!

    Oh, and I made totally adorable booklets, one for each of our traveling companion couples. Our itinerary is in detail but also port information and historical details about most ports, costs for things, temperature averages, and I bound them all. I made them half page size so they are easily carried. I'll have to photograph them because I am really proud of them, they even have tabs! Any of you on the Meds coming up, if you'd like me to email you the booklet (obviously will have some of my details like the excursions we are doing but you could tweak it) PM me, I'd be glad to send it. I think they are going to be really handy.
     
  13. Dicecatt

    Dicecatt DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,302
    Here are some photos of Med booklet I made:)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Dicecatt

    Dicecatt DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,302
    replacement in right date
     
  15. shushh

    shushh DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,263
    Have a safe flight and see you at Barcelona! So glad that things are slowly working out for most of us.
     
  16. Dicecatt

    Dicecatt DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,302
    We have landed and coming into Barcelona we saw the beautiful Disney Magic! It was very exciting.

    Flight was delayed as rain began while we boarded so we sat on the tarmac for at least 40 minutes. There was a rainbow on the side we could not see, and then take off! The funniest part was when an older gentleman tried to get into an occupied bathroom and a hand came out of it and he jumped out of his skin.
     
  17. Dicecatt

    Dicecatt DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,302
    I am now updating on the saved pages, see page 1! :thumbsup2

    Update 4/24
     
  18. Dicecatt

    Dicecatt DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,302
    Update 4/24
     
  19. marlower

    marlower DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    993
    Loving your trip report Dicecatt! We will be on the May 26th sailing! Looking forward to your updates!! I have added a link to your posts on our cruise website too!!
     
  20. mishoe01

    mishoe01 Addicted to DCL but no need for an intervention

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2003
    Messages:
    7,861
    I :love: Griselle!!! She was my assistant server on the 2008 WBPC & my server for the EBTA (got off the day you got on).

    Please tell her that Monica say's HI!!

    Have a great time!
     
  21. pixie08

    pixie08 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2005
    Messages:
    5,075
    Subscribing!

    Loving the report...and whenyou get back you have to tell me how you made that book! Did you have it pro printed?
     

Share This Page