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  1. aan1701

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    I might be dropping out. I will let you know by Friday.

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  3. houseofduck

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    Isn't there a free shuttle from the car rental return at MIA to the port?
     
  4. kbishop2013

    kbishop2013 Earning My Ears

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    I don't believe so. I looked at the MIA website, and all are with a fee. But many hotels offer a free shuttle to/from airport and port of Miami. While not as convenient, we are combining the free hotel shuttles to get car back and family to port. Also note that while many hotels offer free shuttles to the port, in some cases it is complimentary only for two customers per room - so if you are a 4 person family, there is an additional cost.
     
  5. kbishop2013

    kbishop2013 Earning My Ears

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    Does anyone know if DCL has a service desk at MIA?
     
  6. Beauty & the Best

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    We will bring 2-4 bottles and that will be plenty. We like to go to the lounge for a pre-dinner cocktail, so the wine is mostly for sailaways and just hanging out in the room/getting ready for dinner/etc. It seems like we always have leftover wine!

    Only 7 weeks until we cruise! If you're like me, you NEED this vacation :banana:
     
  7. cruzisme

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    Can someone give me the prices for the red wine packages? Number or days?
    Thanks.;)
     
  8. aan1701

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    I don't think so either. It's fine. I don't mind taking the DCL shuttle. Going to call in a little while to book that. Now I just hope this flying stand by thing goes just a smooth as it did when I went to WDW a couple of weeks ago. It's much easier to do, like I am doing Friday to go see the Dodgers at spring training cause that is only a hour flight to Phoenix and we have plenty of flights there.

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  9. houseofduck

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    We also are renting a car at FLL and returning to MIA. Although I haven't done it before, I thought I had read that some of the car rental companies (Alamo, National, Enterprise, Thrifty, and Dollar, I think) have a free shuttle from MIA to the port. I will call to confirm and report back.
     
  10. OKW Lover

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    We usually drink the wine mid-afternoon on our veranda to go with room service cheese and crackers. Strangely, that doesn't stop us from also stopping in the lounge for a pre-dinner cocktail.

    What is the "leftover wine" of which you speak? :rotfl:
     
  11. aan1701

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    Good looking out. I am with Alamo. I haven't called yet. I might just be waiting to hear your report

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  12. houseofduck

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    I just called the Alamo location at the Miami airport. They told me that there is a complimentary shuttle that runs from the airport to the port from 7:30am to 3:30pm and vice versa. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes.
     
  13. aan1701

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    Well maybe I will not be calling to book that shuttle. I wonder what will happen if I call and ask, then someone else calls. Wonder if we would get different answers.

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  14. OKW Lover

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    Don't remember the price but the package includes a selection of both red and white wines. You make your choice of which one to have when you are ready for it.
     
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    Most of the postings about this have indicated the car rental places at the airport to have free shuttles to both the airport and the port. The rental places in downtown Miami do not, but you can either get a taxi for about $10 or some of them have a shuttle service for about $5/pp.

    A taxi from the airport is $24/flat fee

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  16. annichan

    annichan There's a platypus controlling me, he's underneath

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    This is what it says on the DCL homepage when you prebook it - I am guessing the prices would be the same for booking onboard (?):


    Premium Wine Package

    7 Nights of Premium Wine, $292
    5 Nights of Premium Wine, $219
    4 Nights of Premium Wine, $174
    3 Nights of Premium Wine, $129

    Savor the smooth flavor of a premium vintage every night of your voyage. Save up to 25% when purchasing one of our wine packages from our premium offerings. Choose a bottle from the exclusive wine list selected by our onboard sommeliers to pair with your food each night. The wine of your choice will be served at your table. A gift message card will be in your stateroom when you arrive. Present the message card at the indicated location for gift redemption. Please note that the price does not include the 15% gratuity.

    White Wines and Sparkling
    Rosa Regale Banfi Piedmont, Italy
    Conundrum California, USA
    Domaine Chandon California, USA
    Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc Sonoma County, USA
    Iron Horse Fairy Tale Celebration Cuvée Sonoma, USA
    Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand
    La Crema Chardonnay Sonoma Coast California, USA
    Moscato Giallo Gaierhof Trentino, Italy
    Pinot Grigio Santa Margherita Trentino-Aldige, Italy
    Pouilly-Fuissé Louis Jadot, France
    Selbach-Oster Riesling Spätlese, Germany

    Red Wines
    Captain's Choice Cabernet Sauvignon
    Santa Barbara County, USA
    Château Peymouton Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
    Bordeaux, France
    Chianti Classico Riserva Banfi Tuscany, Italy
    Greg Norman Shiraz Limestone Coast, Australia
    Kendall Jackson Vintner's Reserve Merlot California, USA
    King Estate Pinot Noir Oregon, USA
    Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile
    Melipal Malbec Mendoza, Argentina
    Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon
    Napa Valley California, USA


    Classic Wine Package

    7 Nights of Classic Wine, $189
    5 Nights of Classic Wine, $139
    4 Nights of Classic Wine, $111
    3 Nights of Classic Wine, $84

    Enjoy a special vintage every night of your cruise! Save up to 25% when purchasing one of our wine packages from our classic offerings. Choose a bottle from an exclusive wine list selected by our onboard sommeliers to pair with your food each night. The wine of your choice will be served at your table. A gift message card will be in your stateroom when you arrive. Present the message card at the indicated location for gift redemption. Please note that the price does not include the 15% gratuity.

    White Wines and Sparkling
    Asti Spumante Martini & Rossi Piedmont, Italy
    Beringer White Zinfandel California, USA
    Captain's Choice Chardonnay Santa Barbara County, USA
    Casa Grande Pinot Grigio Veneto, Italy
    Chateau St. Michelle Riesling Washington State, USA
    Enchanted Rosé Abbazia Piedmont, Italy
    Grant Burge Benchmark Chardonnay
    Southeast Australia, Australia
    Hess Chardonnay Monterey California, USA
    Kendall Jackson Chardonnay Vintner's Reserve California, USA
    Moscato Allegro California, USA
    Murphy-Goode Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County, USA
    Simi Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County, USA

    Red Wines
    Beaujolais-Villages Louis Jadot Burgundy, France
    Castle Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles California, USA
    Centine Rosso Di Toscana Banfi, Italy
    Clos Du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast, USA
    Redtree Pinot Noir Sonoma, USA
    Robert Mondavi Private Selection Merlot California, USA
    Santa Carolina Reserva Merlot Casablanca Valley, Chile
    Wolf Blass Shiraz South Australia, Australia
    Zolo Malbec Mendoza, Argentina
     
  17. yukongirl123

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    Please let me now if you are interested in participating in the Scavenger Hunt. You will have most of the cruise to complete the tasks, more info is on the first page of this thread. Just want to make sure I bring enough copies for everyone!

    You can PM me on the DISboards or add yourself to the document on the FB group.

    Janice
     
  18. Chaopolis

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    I don't know if any of you have tried it, but the Rosa Regale is FANTASTIC. I've had many friends who really don't like wine, let alone red wine, drink it and become addicted (in a good way, I promise). :)

    It is a sweet, sparkling red wine (Brachetto d'Acqui). It's mainly a dessert wine, but screw it, you can drink it with ANYTHING.

    We had discovered it after having a similar wine at California Adventure called Magicale, that Disney has sadly discontinued. We had looked up in forums, and people were saying that Rosa Regale had the closest taste. It did and it's amazing. Ironically, Disney now carries it everywhere. We even had it as our "champagne" at our Wedding at Grand Floridian.

    So, if you're looking to try a wine that's sweet, different.... or just something to potentially change your mind if you don't like wine... I'd HIGHLY recommend Rosa Regale. :goodvibes

    Also, for those of you that think Champagne is a great idea, but a little dry, may I suggest the Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante. It's much like Champagne, but sweeter.
     
  19. Chaopolis

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    Happy 1-2-3, Everyone!

    1 Month
    2 Weeks
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    !!!!!! :goodvibes !!!!!!
     
  20. kbishop2013

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    Can't wait to hear the answer! That would be so much better for us!
     
  21. aan1701

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    This is so true. I am not a wine person by any stretch of the imagination, but my friends on my birthday trip to WDW insisted I try it at the wine cellar in Italy at EPCOT. Lets just say I had my fair share.

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