Parasailing at CC cancelled...

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  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Earning My Ears

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    Just thought that some of you would like to know that
    I just received a call from Disney Cruise Line and Parasailing at CC
    has been cancelled, at least for the day we will be there which is
    March 9th - I was told that they are having problems with the vendor.

    Too bad - this is our 1st cruise and this was mine and ds 1st time parasailing:guilty:

    Well, on the bright side - we are still cruising March 3rd and looking forward to it :cool1:

    Thank you all for a great place to come to and find everything we need !
    All the best.
     
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  3. Disneybridein2k3

    Disneybridein2k3 I am and I'm not afraid to admit

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    Sylvia - Thanks for the info. We haven't gotten our call yet to tell us about the cancellation. We'll be sailing with you and DH was booked to parasail on CC. I'm too cheap :rolleyes1 so DD13 and I were going to tandem parasail on St. Maarten. I've never used them before, but you may be interested to check out: http://www.bluebubblessxm.com/content/blogcategory/20/52/

    Only 10 days till we sail away! :woohoo:

    Stacy
     
  4. Sylvia

    Sylvia Earning My Ears

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    I was also going Tandem with my 9 year old son so I'm really hoping to find
    someplace to Parasail.

    Thank you so much for the info, I am going to look into this right now.

    Happy sailing !!
     
  5. Kristmay

    Kristmay Mouseketeer

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    This is interesting. I was on the 2/4 Wonder and had parasailing booked at CC for me and and my boyfriend. We had problems with the company, and never actually "went up," although we were on the boat and had all of the gear on and everything. We were given a full refund and an apology by the manager. I wonder if Disney is noticing some issues with the company and is trying to find someone else.
     
  6. misseulalie

    misseulalie DIS Veteran

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    I wonder if this is the same company that I had. I paid for me to go solo, but they wanted to stick me with this 12 year old boy, I guess to save time. Here I paid for a solo trip and they wanted me to go up with this strange kid? I think not!!!
    I made a fuss and they let me go up by myself like originally planned.
     
  7. Billinaz

    Billinaz Waiting to spend time in our home away from home..

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    We were too.

    We went parasailing with them on the previous cruise (on CC Feb 3) and had no problems. its the second time we have used that same crew without a problem.
     
  8. Luvtocruise

    Luvtocruise <font color=coral>I can't go back to work with a d

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    We are sailing on 3/15...will they contact you by phone? or by email? My husband is booked for 3/17...hopefully they will have another company by then. Happy sailing.
     
  9. Caropooh

    Caropooh POO, are you? POO POO, POO POO!

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    I guess it's a good thing DH signed us up for the Eco tour.
    Hey, come on over to our cruise meet thread.(if you haven't already!) We're alot of fun! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=941075
     
  10. eeyoregon

    eeyoregon I have DDD: Disney Destination DISorder

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    It was cancelled during our April 2006 cruise due to high winds. Sounds like it's a hit or miss shore excursion.
     
  11. Oihane

    Oihane Mouseketeer

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    They might've tried to do that cause the kid was too light or something...they paired me up with my boyfriend (which was fine, not some stranger) because I was too light.

    How long is your cruise? I wouldn't be surprised if they had parasailing in nassau, or other ports of call if you're doing a 7 day. CC was cool though...it was my first time parasailing, and first time on CC, but not my first disney cruise...we weren't able to go to CC the first time because of high winds.

    regardless...hope you have fun!! :)
     
  12. scottishwee35

    scottishwee35 DIS Veteran

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    Hi

    Well when we arrived CC as the weather seem windy and CC had cancelling parasailing for my husband which he loved it! He was a bit disappointed cos first time on CC but he got refund. Apart from that we had a lovely times on CC.

    I hope you will get it on March 3rd and hope weather is okay.

    Scottishwee35
     
  13. Sylvia

    Sylvia Earning My Ears

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    Yes, they just called me yesterday evening - so 9 days before sailing.
    I hope they find another vendor before you sail. :goodvibes
    Have fun !
     
  14. Sylvia

    Sylvia Earning My Ears

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    We are doing the 7 day Eastern cruise so I am actually now looking into Parasailing in St Marteen or St Thomas but at this late date, I'm not sure I will
    find anything BUT that's OK, it just means I'll have to cruise again in 2008 and Parasail then at CC!:banana:

    thank you for all the replies, as they told me they were having problem with the vendor, I will keep you updated if I get more info.
     
  15. Oihane

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    That's cool, we're going to do the 7-day eastern in January of 2008 actually...I'll be looking forward to see how your cruise is. Have fun! :)
     
  16. Sylvia

    Sylvia Earning My Ears

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    Oops - I also wanted to mention to you - they do call you but you may also
    want to check your excursions on line as mine was automatically deleted. I verified right after I received the call. I get back March 10th, I'll give you an update if I know more.

    have a great trip.
     
  17. spoon2003

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    You may want to try parasailing at Coki Beach/Coral World in St. Thomas. MY DH & DS did it in 2005 and had a great time, they saw giant sea turtles from above, way cool. While they were up, DD and I spent time on the beach.

    Sue
     
  18. TheTXTaylors5

    TheTXTaylors5 He's the Mickey to my Minnie

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    :sad2: DH was suppose to parasail at CC on our November cruise. However, due to high winds they had to cancel. He was really looking forward to it. I want to get him up on our next cruise. We are planning to visit Coral World and Coki Beach in St. Thomas when we cruise in November. Thanks for the heads up on parasailing there. I may surprise DH and book him to parasail there.

    Bon Voyage to everyone on your future cruises!

    :tinker: Jennifer
     
  19. AshAlytwins

    AshAlytwins DIS Veteran

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    Hi there Talyors!!!!
    We are planning out next cruise next November too!!!!
    Hope all is well!!!!
    We hope to parasail in November!!!!!:flower3:
     
  20. TheTXTaylors5

    TheTXTaylors5 He's the Mickey to my Minnie

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    Sorry, I meant next December. We changed our cruise for the second and final time last month. I hope you get to parasail next time too. That was going to be DHs first time to parasail last November. So, you can imagine how disappointed he was when they cancelled. There's always next time! :goodvibes

    :tinker: Jennifer
     
  21. captchris

    captchris Go Yankees!

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    We went parasailing in September and had a good time. The captain did not say much, but the first mate was very talkative and told us a lot of information about the Bahamas. They were a private contractor from Abaco. Could it be that DCL and the contractor are negotiating a new contract?

    I have read a lot more compliments on this excursion than complaints about this tour. One thing I noticed is that the crew mentioned tips, but since we were at CC, everyone in our party left cash on the ship. Perhaps, the contractors want more money due to this loss of revenue.
     

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