Dis / Dreams Viking Sea Cruise around Italy 3/24 - 3/31/2018

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  1. corky441

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    Thanks Lauren

    Hugs to you too
     
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  2. MaryKatesMom

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    Sorry for everyone affected by the storm.
     
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  4. DisVegas

    DisVegas Earning My Ears

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    We flew from Barcelona this evening and Alitalia didn’t even check!
     
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  5. TheMaxRebo

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    We flew AerLingus (well, are flying - just about to take off from Dublin to Rome) and they very clearly listed weight and size limits but didn’t even check (though perhaps they could tell our bags wouldn’t be an issue)
     
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  6. corky441

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    We’re fly Alitalia today, good to know

    But we’re within the limits anyway
     
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    We got an email today from the state department about a demonstration on Saturday; nothing to worry about I’m sure but wanted to pass along the info.

    U. S. Embassy Rome, Italy

    Demonstrations/Marches in Rome on Saturday, March 24, 2018

    March 22, 2018



    Multiple demonstrations/marches are planned this weekend.



    Location 1:

    Event: A demonstration is expected to take place in front of the U.S. Embassy, on the corner between via Veneto and Via Bissolati. The demonstration organized by a group of American citizens abroad is expected to take place Saturday, March 24, 2018 beginning at 1100 and ending at 1300. 50 demonstrators are expected. The police will be monitoring the event.



    Location 2:

    Event: A march is expected to take place from Piazza Barberini to Piazza del Popolo. The demonstration, organized in support of research for endometriosis, is expected to take place on Saturday, March 24, 2018 beginning at 1100 and ending at 1300 with the following routes: Piazza Barberini, Via Sistina, Trinita’ dei Monti to Piazza del Popolo. 200 people are expected. The police will be monitoring the event.


    Action to take: We recommend that you:

    · Avoid the area of the demonstrations.

    · Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.

    · Monitor local media for updates.

    · Keep a low profile.

    Assistance:

    · U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy

    +39 06 46741 (24/7)

    USCitizensRome@state.gov

    https://it.usembassy.gov/

    · State Department – Consular Affairs 888407-4747 or 202 501 4444

    · Italy Country Information

    · Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security

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  8. Capwkidd

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    Every time I went through security they pulled my luggage aside.... I expect the same on the way home...
     
  9. Capwkidd

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    I have heard that Europeans do not wear shorts, so anyone with shorts is assumed to be an American...
     
  10. Capwkidd

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    Good thing they didn’t weight my carryon, it’s 10lbs empty!
     
  11. Capwkidd

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    I think my carryon was 25... and my checked luggage was 48...
     
  12. Capwkidd

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    Oh, the pin... not the bag! Lol... I have at least one as well!
     
  13. MaryKatesMom

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    It’s official! Trish is the youngest person on board. Was talking to some officer’s and there is a 19yr old and another 20 yr old.
     
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    Just wanted to thank Kevin, John, Pete, the DIS and Dreams Unlimited for putting together this wonderful vacation.
    It was great to see old friends and made many new ones. And the ports- just wow. So thankful to be part of this group
     
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    What disdoglover said! Thank you so much for putting this together! Kevin and I both had a great time!

    It was also really nice seeing you yesterday ;-)
     
  16. OKW Lover

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    Val & I are back home (after spending an additional 3 nights in Venice) and just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the ship and the sailing companions! Some very interesting ports. Thought the food on board was very good. Loved the stateroom layout.
     
  17. TheMaxRebo

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    Just to add my thoughts/and thanks - Thanks for @WebmasterJohn and @DisneyKevin for organizing the trip itself and also for organizing the Meet and Mingle - and to everyone from the team that came

    We greatly enjoyed our trip - that was enhanced by traveling with the group

    This ship was really wonderful and the rooms were really nice (especially the heated floor in the bathroom!). Service and food were quite good as well (though, to me, just a tick below what I got on Disney Cruise Line). Enjoyed the ports and got to see so many things I never thought I would. I think Sibenik, Croatia was the positive surprise of the trip!
     
  18. khertz

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    This was only our second DIS trip, but I'm ever thankful again to @DisneyKevin and @WebmasterJohn for putting together an excellent trip! We thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone we did, spending time with old traveling buddies, and meeting lots of new friends! Although we (unfortunately) can't do them all, we certainly hope this won't be our last.
     
  19. OKW Lover

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    That's a feature I really love about Viking ships. They have them on their river cruise vessels as well.
     
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    I will also be adding a subset of my photos to Flickr and my Facebook acct. I enjoyed the trip. Loved the heated floors, wish their was some late night food or use of the winter garden besides for tea. Loved the new friends I met and of course enjoyed traveling with my old friends.
     

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