Med Cruisers...Let's Discuss Planning!(Updated Tour Info, Links & BCN Info on Page 1)

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  1. woody73

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    Comments in red.

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  3. JimmyJackJunior

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    I think the only thing that makes La Spezia different is that you have two consecutive stops in the same country and that is why you can't board there.
     
  4. OrangeCountyCommuter

    OrangeCountyCommuter DIS Veteran

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    Still doesn't make sense. Naples in in Italy too... So if this was the case you couldn't embark or disembark in Rome either.
     
  5. lilpooh108

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    I'm not sure whether Disney understood my question or not. This is what I said in my email. I sent it directly to a Disney rep who had helped me earlier with determining by OBC. It took her about a week to respond.


    Dear XXXX,

    One of the ports for our June 1, 2013 Mediterranean cruise is Civitavecchia (Rome).

    We are considering overnighting in Rome and catching up with the ship in Naples. My understanding is that I am allowed to do this since the cruise itself is not originating in the United States.

    Can you confirm whether Disney allows this? Is there a fee of any kind to do this?

    Thanks,
    XXXX
     
  6. OrangeCountyCommuter

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    Reading your question and their response... I don't think they got it. They don't even address getting back on the ship etc...

    Maybe a call?
     
  7. lilpooh108

    lilpooh108 DIS Veteran

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    You know, I don't read it the way you guys do.

    I think that she simply listed ALL of their policies regarding getting on and off the ship for the Med cruise.

    To me the rules are clear. :)

    (1) You can get off at any port, except for La Spezia
    (2) Before you get off (whether to transit or to debark), settle your account and notify DCL
    (3) If you debark permanently, take your luggage
    (4) If you do not return to Barcelona, you have to go through immigration at your "last" port, and notify DCL so that they know to set up this process for you
     
  8. OrangeCountyCommuter

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    I don't see that.... they seem to say if you get off at all take your luggage. which is why I think this is the "if you aren't getting back on the ship" response.

    I think that's why the issue is there with La Spezia. They probably don't have immigation for you there. Now that might still be an issue if you only want to skip that one night. (Although I am really curious as to what happens when someone misses a ship there... and it has to happen. I saw a miss at Nassau and you would think that would be hard LOL!)
     
  9. DisneyHelen

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    Does anyone know what time we disembark in Barcelona ? I think I need to book a Taxi. I don't want to waste time waiting.thanks
     
  10. Cousin Orville

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    I would guess it would be different from cruise to cruise depending on when the ship clears port authority. 2 yrs ago we were off before 9:00, and there were others off before us, but we had raced to Barcelona the night before for a medical emergency, and we were already docked early in the morning.
     
  11. lilpooh108

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    Has anyone used any company other than Barcelona Day Tours? We'd like a short city tour with drop off at the airport and they're really over priced. Looking for feedback on other transfer/tour companies. Thanks!
     
  12. ruadisneyfan2

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    Did you look on tripadvisor.com?
     
  13. lilpooh108

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    I did and I used it to email 2 other companies for quotes. Barcelona Day Tours is so overpriced, but I'll admit it, they're so highly recommended that I almost don't trust other companies to stay with our luggage for 2 hours while we roam around and eat before our flight.

    We have a late flight out and we want pick up/drop off plus some transportation to certain spots. We'd need 2 taxis, so it's "cheaper" to just book a private van for 2 hours.
     
  14. ruadisneyfan2

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    When I was looking for airport/port transfers I was also recommended Barcelona Airport Transfers. They were higher than BDT.
    http://www.barcelona-airport-transfers.com/
     
  15. Kellycanada

    Kellycanada Earning My Ears

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    Hi. We booked a boat tour with Angeleno's boat tours. We sail past the 5 villages, swim and eat. It lasts about 5 hours.
     
  16. lilpooh108

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    Thanks!
     
  17. Doingitagain

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    Is it a private boat or part of a large excursion?
     
  18. Kellycanada

    Kellycanada Earning My Ears

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    It takes up to 10 people. I had fat fingers before - Angelo's is the name. You can check it out on trip advisor. It had some great reviews last year and I thought this might be a better way way for the kids to see the 5 towns. Hiking in the heat might do them in! Kelly.
     
  19. Kellycanada

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    Has anyone gone to Gladiator school? I've booked it for our family and would love some feedback. Thanks.
     
  20. tufbuf

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    What is the recommended flight time on disembarkation day in Barcelona? I can't ind the info in their website.
     
  21. tajz90

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    I want to say 12:30. Might be noon. We booked a 12:35 based on DCL's recommendation.
     

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