Podcast Cruise 5.0 - Official Thread

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  1. WebmasterJohn

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    Hey Gang

    I am very pleased to post the information for Podcast Cruise 5.0.

    This will be our official thread. If you plan on attending please make sure you post here so that you can connect with other DISers and Podcast Listeners.

    Please note that we do not have any details or specifics worked out for this cruise yet. Those will come MUCH CLOSER to travel. We hope to have pre & post-nights available for booking within the next few months as well as information on transportation (but don't hold me to a date).

    Thanks
    John

    DIS Unplugged Podcast Cruise 5.0
    November 30, 2014 - 7-Night Disney Magic Cruise
    7-Night Western Caribbean Disney Cruise with Jamaica

    Sunday: Port Canaveral
    Monday: At Sea
    Tuesday: Cozumel
    Wednesday: Grand Cayman
    Thursday: Falmouth, Jamaica
    Friday: At Sea
    Saturday: Castaway Cay
    Sunday: Port Canaveral

    Pricing and details can be found here - https://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/cruise/podcast-cruise-pricing-5.cfm

    It's important that if you're interested in this cruise you act fast. We only have this pricing for a very short window.

    John

    UPDATED 10/01/2014
    (Also sent via email to all cruisers)

    As we have done in the past we will be offering DIS Transportation as well as pre & post nights for Podcast Cruise 5.0. Below is the pricing, resorts and dates. Within the next few weeks I will create a special page where you can sign up for your cruise credentials, book pre and post nights as well as DIS transportation. I appreciate your patience while I work out all the details and get the booking engine ready. Please don’t worry about the transportation or pre or post nights selling out. We will have plenty of room for anyone who wants it.

    As usual all updates will be posted on this thread as well as emailed to all cruisers.

    DIS Transportation
    We will be offering DIS Transportation for this cruise. What this means is we will be hiring our own private bus (or buses) to transport our guests to/from the cruise.

    Pre-cruise transportation will be available from the all Disney Resorts to the port. We apologize but transportation will not be available from an off Disney property location.

    Post-cruise transportation will be available from the port to all Disney Resorts and/or the airport.

    The cost will be $25 per person each way unless you book a pre or post cruise stay with Dreams Unlimited Travel (see below). Transportation is non-refundable.

    Details on pick-up time and location at each resort will be provided much closer to the cruise and only after everyone has signed up.


    Pre-Cruise Nights
    11/28 & 11/29/2014 (check out = 11/30/2014)
    You MUST book both nights and it will be due in full at the time of booking and non-refundable.
    DIS Transportation included for free from Resort to Port when Pre Nights booked.
    Rates:
    Disney’s All Star Sports Resort – Standard Room = $79/night plus tax (for up to 2 guests in same room - additional guests = $10 per person per night plus tax)
    Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort - Standard Room = $129/night plus tax (for up to 2 guests in same room - additional guests = $15 per person per night plus tax)

    NOTE: These rates are room-only and cannot be converted to a package (i.e. cannot add dining, etc). You will be supplied with a Disney Reservation ID number if you want to add the reservation to your My Disney Experience. There will be no Dreams Unlimited Travel trip planning services available with these rates (i.e. we cannot make dining reservations nor create an itinerary for you)


    Post-Cruise Night
    12/07/2014 ONLY (check out = 12/08/2014)
    Due in full at the time of booking and non-refundable.
    DIS Transportation for free included from Port to Resort when Post Nights booked.
    Rates:
    Disney’s Pop Century Resort – Standard Room = $79/night plus tax (for up to 2 guests in same room - additional guests = $10 per person per night plus tax)
    Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort - Standard Room = $129/night plus tax (for up to 2 guests in same room - additional guests = $15 per person per night plus tax)
    Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort - Standard Room = $129/night plus tax (for up to 2 guests in same room - additional guests = $15 per person per night plus tax)

    NOTE: These rates are room-only and cannot be converted to a package (i.e. cannot add dining, etc). You will be supplied with a Disney Reservation ID number if you want to add the reservation to your My Disney Experience. There will be no Dreams Unlimited Travel trip planning services available with these rates (i.e. we cannot make dining reservations nor create an itinerary for you)

    John

    UPDATED 10/12/2014
    (Also sent via email to all cruisers)

    I am very happy to announce that the sign-up/booking page is now live for you to register for your Podcast Cruise 5.0 credentials, transfers and/or pre and post cruise nights.

    That page can be found HERE

    A couple of things to keep in mind:

    1. Everyone MUST sign up for credentials. Credentials will be checked for any and all official Dreams/DIS events and only those wearing credentials will be allowed entry.

    2. Transfers are available both pre and post cruise. See above for pricing. Our form does not allow for you to enter a different resort for pre versus post cruise. You can only choose one. If you need to be dropped off at a different resort than where you were picked up you can email me after signing up and I will make sure that gets noted.

    3. If you purchase a pre or post cruise reservation with Dreams Unlimited Travel your transportation will be included and free of charge. I ask that you sign up for your pre and/or post cruise stays first and then wait until you hear from me on how your transportation will be handled.

    4. Pre and Post cruise nights are available to book now as well - see pricing and resort options above. Because this is a group of rooms we have held with Disney there are certain procedures we must follow. Here are some I would like you all to be aware of:
    - We can only have the group 'open' until November 1, 2014. At that time we have to submit a full manifest and release any unused rooms. If you want pre or post nights please book them ASAP and don't wait until the last minute
    - Disney wants us to submit all booking information at once so we are going to do that after the group closes. What this means is you will not receive a Disney confirmation number for the pre or post night stay until after 11/1/2014. If this is an issue and you are uncomfortable waiting that long for your Disney Resort confirmation number then please do not book through our pre and post cruise resort reservations
    - Once we have your Disney resort reservation number we will share that with you so you can enter it into your My Disney Experience
    - Pre and post night stays are eligible for Disney Magic Express service to/from the airport to/from the resort. Once everyone is booked and the group has been closed I will be contacting you for your flight information so we can make sure that gets noted along with your reservation for DME

    UPDATED 11/03/2014
    (Also sent via email to all cruisers)

    Podcast Cruise 5.0
    Schedule of Events

    Embarkation Day (11/30/14)
    Registration and Credential Distribution
    Stop by to pick up your Podcast Cruise 5.0 Event Credentials and meet members of the team before the cruise even begins.
    Fathoms
    1:00pm– 3:30pm

    At Sea (12/01/14)
    Jodi Benson Private Performance
    Exclusive private performance by Disney Legend Jodi Benson.
    Walt Disney Theater
    Noon – 1:00pm

    Jodi Benson Private Autograph Session
    Dreams Unlimited Travel will provide an exclusive collectible item that Jodi Benson will personalize for you. You may bring one additional item for her to sign as well. We ask that you be respectful of your fellow cruisers as well as Mrs. Benson and limit it to one item of an appropriate nature.
    Fathoms
    1:00pm – 2:30pm

    Meet the TEAm - hosted by Madeline Werner
    ‘High Tea’ with Madeline is a casual and fun way to meet the Podcast Crew as well as your fellow cruisers.
    D Lounge
    4:00pm – 5:30pm

    Cozumel (12/02/14)
    Give Kids the World Charity Event
    Help us raise money for Give Kids the World. See future post for details.
    Fathoms
    4:30pm – 5:30pm

    Grand Cayman (12/03/14)
    Bunco/Games
    Join your fellow cruisers for fun and games. See this thread for more details and how to sign-up - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3272164
    Keys Lounge
    3:00pm – 5:00pm

    Falmouth (12/4/14)
    Rebooking Seminar
    Tracey Heinrichs walks us through the rebooking process to help us maximize savings for a future Disney Cruise Line vacation.
    Fathoms
    4:00pm – 5:00pm

    At Sea (12/5/14)
    Live Podcast Recording
    Our DISUnplugged Live Podcast recording is a Podcast Cruise tradition. You never know what will happen and who might ‘show up’.
    Carioca’s
    9:30am – 11:30am

    Podcast Cruise mix and mingle
    Come and spend some quality time with your fellow cruisers.
    D Lounge
    4:30pm – 5:30pm

    Castaway Cay (12/6/14)
    Pete’s Birthday Celebration
    Help us celebrate Pete’s birthday on the high seas!!! There will be cake, special guests and a whole lot of fun. Pete has asked that you make a donation to Give Kids the World instead of bringing a gift. Further details in a future post.
    Fathoms
    4:00pm – 5:00pm

    UPDATED 11/03/2014
    (Also sent via email to all cruisers)

    Give Kids the World Charity Event Info

    Cozumel (12/02/14)
    Give Kids the World Charity Event
    Help us raise money for Give Kids the World.
    Fathoms
    4:30pm – 5:30pm

    This event is designed to allow anyone who wishes an opportunity to donate to Give Kids the World. This event is completely voluntary. You are in no way obligated to attend this event or donate.

    So far we have planned a silent auction which will consist of items donated by the podcast team and your fellow cruisers. Payments and donations will be accepted in cash or check only.

    If you wish to donate something for the silent auction, or you would like to help with the event or have general questions you can send those to Teresa Echols at TEchols@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com or Kathy Werling at KathyW@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com

    Thank you in advance for helping us raise money for a cause that is very near and dear to our hearts.

    UPDATED 11/04/2014
    (Also sent via email to all cruisers)

    Pete's Birthday Celebration Info

    Castaway Cay (12/6/14)
    Pete’s Birthday Celebration
    Help us celebrate Pete’s birthday on the high seas!!! There will be cake, special guests and a whole lot of fun. Pete has asked that you make a donation to Give Kids the World instead of bringing a gift. Further details in a future post.
    Fathoms
    4:00pm – 5:00pm

    For those of you not aware, Pete Werner will be having a milestone Birthday during our cruise (December 6th to be exact). We have a celebration planned for the actual date and you are all invited!!!

    We will have cake and refreshments and there might be some surprise ‘guests’.

    Pete has specifically asked that no one bring him presents. Instead he is asking that you take the money you would have spent on a gift and donate it to Give Kids the World. There simply won’t be enough room in his luggage to bring back gifts and he would much rather the money go to his charity of choice. If you want to bring the donation with you feel free to do so. You can bring cash or a check made out to Give Kids the World and we will make sure it gets to them.

    This is NOT a mandatory event; please do not feel obligated to attend or to donate to Give Kids the World if you don’t want to.

    UPDATED 11/26/2014
    (Also sent via email to all cruisers)

    Due to a scheduling conflict we have to change the time for the credential distribution on embarkation day. The location is the same, Fathoms, but the start time has been moved to 1:00PM (originally it was 11:30AM).

    Embarkation Day (11/30/14)
    Registration and Credential Distribution
    Stop by to pick up your Podcast Cruise 5.0 Event Credentials and meet members of the team before the cruise even begins.
    Fathoms
    1:00pm – 3:30pm

    We apologize for any inconvenience.


    Thanks
    John
     
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    Subbing in... :goodvibes
     
  5. Cherinva

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    I so want to go on this cruise......really have to think about it
     
  6. NancyIL

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    I e-mailed Tracey to move my dummy booking to this cruise. :)
     
  7. mikelan6

    mikelan6 World Traveler, Usually Optimistic

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    I have a dummy date too, but I have to discuss this with my group to see if the dates are good. The itinerary - meh. The important thing is being with other DISers. :goodvibes
     
  8. DSNYDREAMER

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    Just a note, I am working on all of the transfers that have been emailed to me since yesterday. It may be tomorrow morning before I get back to everyone!
     
  9. lugnut33

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    Why does my wife need to be a teacher? Ugggghhhh
     
  10. ImTooExcitedToSleep

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    My wife's a teacher too. I sure will miss her. :lmao:
     
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    we are in. would have prefered the eastern but traveling on the podcast is still wonderful.
     
  12. NancyIL

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    Thank you, Tracey!
    Maybe you two can be roommates! :teeth: Oh course - you'll have to fight over who gets the bed, as I don't think they will split after drydock. :lmao:
     
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    Just sent in our info! :sail:

    Got our cabin number and paid the deposit.
     
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    hi Jeff, Hope you and val are doing good. Once i told sue of the destination she wanted to know if it was a jewlery cruise for her. lol.

    I usaully tell her befor hand if it is or not. Most of the time that doesn;t make a difference if she likes it she gets it.

    take care
     
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    Mark, Val was very pleased with the jewelry she got on PCC 4.0! Watch out!!!
     
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    I am already putting away for this time since on podcast 4 sue ended up with some nice things also. lol
     
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    How bad is air travel on Thanksgiving weekend? That's my biggest fear. We usually avoid it like the plague.

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    I never fly to a cruise destination the same day the ship sails. However, the Sunday after Thanksgiving is one of the busiest (and most expensive) days you could fly, and I would avoid it at all costs.

    I checked Kayak for Thanksgiving weekend in 2013. Thursday and Friday were less expensive than Saturday, and all were less expensive than flying Sunday.
     
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    We are flying to Orlando this year on Nov. 27 and returning Dec. 1st. We got our tickets in June with Southwest and while the fares were a bit higher than normal, they were not outrageous.
     
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    Big spoon or little spoon? :rotfl2:
     

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