Podcast Cruise 5.0 - Official Thread

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  1. NitroStitch

    NitroStitch DIS Veteran

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    What time to we have to be on the ship? I'm in Cocoa that morning for the Spacecoast marathon or half marathon, so I need to make sure I can be done with the run (and cleanup) with time to board. :)
     
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  3. DVC Kathy

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    Thanks. We always fly in at least one day early - and I don't think I'd be comfortable that weekend without a two day buffer.
     
  4. SleepingAriel28

    SleepingAriel28 Disney Tardis

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    Can we add more people later after we make our deposit?
     
  5. DSNYDREAMER

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    Possibly, but it will depend on availability and the price will be based on the price as of the day they are added.
     
  6. mnra

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    Travel on that thanksgiving weekend is always very expensive and very crowded. You have to hope the weather is good or you could be in big trouble when you have delays. I am not sure air travel was considered when the dates where chosen.
     
  7. SleepingAriel28

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    It would be in the same cabin would that matter
     
  8. mnra

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    Will the ship be decorated for the holiday in Nov

    I sure hope so.
     
  9. NancyIL

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    No - if the price has increased, additional passengers will pay the higher price.
     
  10. DSNYDREAMER

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    There are a number of factors that are considered when choosing a date, including airfare, other commitments, cruise schedules and pricing. The best date was chosen once all of these factors were weighed out. In most markets, flying on the Friday or Saturday is cheaper than the Thursday or Sunday. Unfortunately we will never be able to choose the perfect date for all scenarios.
     
  11. mnra

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    Tracey, and crew, please do not misunderstand me I know you guys have a lot to consider when you pick a date for such a big event as the podcast. I am sure you weigh all things out. you guys are great at doing this. I was just pointing out that it is expensive but I just add that in as a cost of going on a great trip and look forward to it already.
     
  12. wdwscout

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    We're in!! Deck 6. :cool1:

    This will complete our rounds of the DCL Fleet. The Magic was the only ship we had not sailed before. I was THRILLED to hear 5.0 would be on the Magic. :lovestruc

    Itinerary- eh. I would have liked the Eastern as well (haven't done that one before). But, as Mike said- the most important thing is cruising with DIS friends! And... celebrating Pete's 50th! :woohoo:

    My jewelry stop was Costa Maya on 4.0 - and I see we are missing that one and going to Jamaica instead. Oh well. May have to shop somewhere else this time! :banana:
     
  13. *NikkiBell*

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    This teacher is out too. :( I was really hoping for another summer cruise. Oh well, there's a mini-ABD reunion in the works for me anyway. :thumbsup2

    Have fun all!!
     
  14. mdvlprof

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    I teach on-line course, so my schedule is flexible, but DD will be back in college. So we're tied to academic calendar.
     
  15. WebmasterLeah

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    Can't wait! :cool1: Our kids are so excited to see the new kids spaces on the Magic.

    My husband teaches college, but he's already requested the time off. Nobody else has asked yet this far in advance, so his was approved! It also helps that his boss is a Disney fan and loves to cruise(he went with us last year!). :goodvibes
     
  16. SleepingAriel28

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    Tracy

    we are trying to see if we can do this how much is the deposit per adult also per kid

    thanks so much
     
  17. ronalee

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    My husband and I booked our first cruise for November 2, 2014 to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary... It is also a 7-night western Caribbean... Only difference is a change in one of the Ports (Jamaica instead of Key West)...

    I have never attended a podcast event. I am debating switching but I am not sure... Pros: I have listened to the podcast for years and it is Pete's birthday. Cons: I am not very active on the boards and don't know a lot of people, we will have to travel from NS to the States during American Thanksgiving (then again it could be cool to be in the USA during American Thanksgiving), and it will add 28 days to my countdown (I am already driving my husband crazy with the countdown - 424 days)...

    So what is everyone's top reason of why I should (or shouldn't) switch cruises...

    Rhonda
     
  18. NancyIL

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    Besides experiencing American Thanksgiving (and Black Friday the day after) - if you spend any time at WDW before or after the cruise, it will be decorated for Christmas. The ship will probably be decorated for Christmas by Nov. 30, but not for the Nov. 2 cruise. You'll be with a FUN group of people! And finally - Pete turns 50 only once! :teeth:
     
  19. Mary Jo

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    My boss told me no more December vacations, but I just emailed and asked that my dummy cruise be moved to this one. Here's hopin'!!!
     
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    :cool1::goodvibes:cool1::goodvibes pixiedust:
    Fingers crossed- pixie dust on the way!
     
  21. NancyIL

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    Yay! Tell your boss this is your November vacation...that just runs over into December a wee bit! :lmao:
     

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