Let me start by saying I don't blog, I don't write a journal, I don't even scrapbook. But I am a Type A personality that likes to have everything organized and I definitely like sharing things I have found and suggestions I have picked up along the way in my research. I have done all the organizing I can do before I drive my family crazy. I have written a 30 page itinerary for everyone in my group to cover every day so everyone knows what has been planned, how payments need to be made and emergency contact numbers - I don't think any of them have looked at it....actually I know none of them have looked at it I think they are all so use to me organizing that it has become second nature to them, and they just assume everything is just so. So I thought I would share my planning and experience with you. Let me start by telling you there are 10 of us traveling to the Med for the July 13th 12-day Greece trip on the Magic. The 10 of us consists of 4 different families in three different cabins. Me, DH, DS(12) & DS (4) - My Mum & Dad & a friends daughter (15) - My brother & wife and daughter (1). Of the 10 of us, only my family and mum & dad have traveled DCL before. And my friend's daughter has never traveled outside of Atlantic Canada. And well my 1-year old niece has never traveled. I should also say that we (my family, my mum & dad) did the 7-day Med cruise on the Magic in 2011 - so the first three ports are repeats for us. Our itinerary is as follows: July 13 - Barcelona July 14 - Villefranche (Nice & Monaco) July 15 - La Spezia (Pisa & Florence) July 16 - Civitavecchia (Rome) July 17 & 18 - at sea July 19 - Pireaus (Athens) July 20 - Kusadasi (Ephesus-Turkey) July 21 - Mykonos (& Delos - Greece) July 22 - at sea July 23 - Malta July 24 - at sea July 25 - Barcelona Prior to our cruise, we are staying in England on a "Farm-stay" for a week and then a couple of days in Barcelona just prior to embarkation. We will also be in Barcelona for one day after our cruise (by accident - Air Canada moved our flight back 24 hours after we booked it and called it a minor schedule change) ).