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o&smom

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Jun 23, 2011
Yes absolutely! I'll be in touch. Also if you are interested in the other exchanges, we need 2 more families for the ornament exchange (6 families total, you give one ornament to each cabin) and 6 more for the adult exchange (8 cabins total).
Thank you for offering, but no thank you on the ornament exchange. We will be in Europe for a month, so luggage space is at a premium!
 

siddda618

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jan 23, 2010
Thank you for offering, but no thank you on the ornament exchange. We will be in Europe for a month, so luggage space is at a premium!
Hi, we are closing our FE lists this week. Would you like me to add you to the family FE exchange? We have a smaller group, including you it could be as small as 5 cabins and as big as 7. What do you think? We would love to have you participate!
 

siddda618

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jan 23, 2010
Hi, we are closing our FE lists this week. Would you like me to add you to the family FE exchange? We have a smaller group, including you it could be as small as 5 cabins and as big as 7. What do you think? We would love to have you participate!
To o&smom, If you could get back to me by the end of the day today that would be great. We have to close the group today.
 
  • ionz13

    Earning My Ears
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    Jun 19, 2010
    excited that our trip is leaving in about 30 days. I am trying to do some planning on how we can get from Dover port to Central London. How long do you think it will take to disembark the ship? My wife and I have done cruises out of port Canaveral and were able to get off very quickly and through customs in about 30 min or less I think. We had to catch a bus back to WDW and wanted the earliest time.

    I'm thinking that the easiest method may be for us to use a private shuttle, b/c there will be a total of seven adults and one baby. I've priced the public transport and it works to be around 340 pounds, but does not bring us right to our hotel. I'm concerned about having so many people and finding space on a train for all of our luggage, transferring to a local train and finally arriving. Also we would have to take a Taxi from port to Dover priory.

    The private shuttle would cost about 200 pounds, anyone use one before? any companies to recommend?
     

    siddda618

    Earning My Ears
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    I'm thinking that the easiest method may be for us to use a private shuttle, b/c there will be a total of seven adults and one baby. I've priced the public transport and it works to be around 340 pounds, but does not bring us right to our hotel. I'm concerned about having so many people and finding space on a train for all of our luggage, transferring to a local train and finally arriving. Also we would have to take a Taxi from port to Dover priory.

    The private shuttle would cost about 200 pounds, anyone use one before? any companies to recommend?
    Some people in another group have recommended the following companies: iRide London, London Toolkit, Real Transfers. I'm doing the Harry Potter tour/London transfer with International Friends but I think it's sold out.
     

    o&smom

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    Jun 23, 2011
    To o&smom, If you could get back to me by the end of the day today that would be great. We have to close the group today.
    Sorry to not get back to you. I have been watching for any messages for me and nothing showed up until I logged on today. Thank you for trying to reach out. I really appreciate it. See you on the ship!
     

    o&smom

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    Jun 23, 2011
    We leave two weeks from today to start out vacation. Cannot believe it is so close! Really cannot wait to step foot on the ship. Just over two years has been much too long.
     
  • kbrybat11

    Earning My Ears
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    Jun 30, 2019
    I would be happy to organize a FE group here if you want. So far it would be your family and my family. There are usually stragglers who end up here looking for a group after the ones on the others have closed. Let me know if you have chosen to contact another group or I can start a list here for our cruise.

    FYI it is myself, Marni, DH Bill, DS Owen who will turn 16 the day before the cruise in Barcelona, and DD Spencer 9.
    Hi! My daughter and I are doing the European cruise for the first time.. she is 18 and we are huge Disney fans and would love to be part of the FE group.. but aren’t on Facebook.. what do we need to do?
     

    kbrybat11

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    Jun 30, 2019
    Hi! My daughter and I are doing the European cruise for the first time.. she is 18 and we are huge Disney fans and would love to be part of the FE group.. but aren’t on Facebook.. what do we need to do?
    Hi! My daughter and I are doing the European cruise for the first time.. she is 18 and we are huge Disney fans and would love to be part of the FE group.. but aren’t on Facebook.. what do we need to do?
    That sounds good! We haven’t done this before.. sorry so late!
     

    kbrybat11

    Earning My Ears
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    We leave two weeks from today to start out vacation. Cannot believe it is so close! Really cannot wait to step foot on the ship. Just over two years has been much too long.
    Sorry.. just figured this out and I am late.. will see everyone on the cruise.. let me know if you hear of any other stragglers wanting to organize!
     

    kbrybat11

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    Jun 30, 2019
    Welcome! How many Disney cruises will this be for your family? There is actually a thread on the main page about 18-20 Society. Have your kids been part of this yet? We are getting closer to this change in our family. Our son has only one or two more cruises before he moves on to the older group. Are you able to enjoy more time in Europe before or after the cruise? What cities/ports are you most excited about? Happy planning!
    Sorry I am very late to this thread.. I have an 18 year old daughter and she will be checking out the 18-20 society on this cruise!
     
  • o&smom

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    Jun 23, 2011
    Sorry I am very late to this thread.. I have an 18 year old daughter and she will be checking out the 18-20 society on this cruise!
    Welcome! How exciting for your first European cruise! Sorry I have not replied sooner. We leave in a couple of days and I’ve been working on packing and tying up loose ends. Yes, FE registration usually closes about a month prior to a cruise. If we had had more interest on here I would have organized something if needed. I do not do FB either, but it seems most do. I hope your daughter enjoys 18-20 society. You have heard to make sure she goes the first night since that is where they plan most of the activities. Hope to see you on the cruise!
     

    o&smom

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    Jun 23, 2011
    Hi! My daughter and I are doing the European cruise for the first time.. she is 18 and we are huge Disney fans and would love to be part of the FE group.. but aren’t on Facebook.. what do we need to do?
    Just reread this post and looked at your signature. Is this also your first Disney Cruise? If it is, you are in for such a treat. As you can see, we are now addicted after going on our one cruise of a lifetime. :) What’s eight more with another scheduled for next March? So very fun!

    Your first cruise can seem very overwhelming with so many options of things to do. Realize that you CANNOT do everything. Try to focus on a few things that really stand out to you, and make sure that you just enjoy being on the ship. It is very magical. Enjoy, and do not hesitate to ask questions. I will do my best to answer.
     

    o&smom

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    Jun 23, 2011
    excited that our trip is leaving in about 30 days. I am trying to do some planning on how we can get from Dover port to Central London. How long do you think it will take to disembark the ship? My wife and I have done cruises out of port Canaveral and were able to get off very quickly and through customs in about 30 min or less I think. We had to catch a bus back to WDW and wanted the earliest time.

    I'm thinking that the easiest method may be for us to use a private shuttle, b/c there will be a total of seven adults and one baby. I've priced the public transport and it works to be around 340 pounds, but does not bring us right to our hotel. I'm concerned about having so many people and finding space on a train for all of our luggage, transferring to a local train and finally arriving. Also we would have to take a Taxi from port to Dover priory.

    The private shuttle would cost about 200 pounds, anyone use one before? any companies to recommend?
    I did not post because we have only embarked in Dover. This will be our first debarkation there. My experience in any port is that it goes pretty quickly especially if you do express and just take all of your luggage off with you. We used the train from London to Dover last time and will be using the train to get back into London the next day. Hope you got your transportation handled. See you on the cruise!
     

    o&smom

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    Jun 23, 2011
    i don't know yet - we haven't had the family meeting..
    probably the kids will book their own excursions...
    i'll probably book the gatherings if they're still available..
    .
    I hope your booking went well and everything else is going well getting ready for your trip. I pray your health is good, and your treatments are over. We leave on Saturday to begin our journey. I am a little in shock that it is so close. Look forward to meeting you on the ship.
    Marni
     

    o&smom

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    Jun 23, 2011
    Ceremony of the keys you need to get the tickets ASAP. Like, go online and see if they're available NOW and book them. It was fascinating and awesome, and truly a once in a lifetime kind of thing.

    We'll see if I can convince the family to indulge my inner potter nerd.
    Did you convince your family to go to Harry Potter studios? Thanks again for the info on getting tickets early for Ceremony if the Keys. We will be going our first night in London. Hope everything is going well getting ready for the trip. So looking forward to being on the ship!
     

    disneyholic family

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    I hope your booking went well and everything else is going well getting ready for your trip. I pray your health is good, and your treatments are over. We leave on Saturday to begin our journey. I am a little in shock that it is so close. Look forward to meeting you on the ship.
    Marni
    Hi!
    Yes I managed the bookings and we pretty much got everything we wanted
    And yes I’ve finished treatments - woohoo!!!!

    Isn’t it insane that’s it’s now upon us??
    I can’t believe it.
    We had so much time and now time has run out - where did it all go???
    We leave on the 11th early in the morning and get to Barcelona at noon
    I’m a bit freaked out by the pickpockets- I hope it will be ok

    I can’t wait for the cruise
    Did you look at the navigators from the first cruises in Europe this year?
    So many things to do!!!!!!
    I wish we had 2 weeks on board!!! Or 3? The longer the better!

    Have a safe flight out and have a great time!!

    There are people planning on meeting on board during and right after the sailway party
    Deck 10 starboard side
    They’ll have a sign saying Facebook group

    Have fun!!!!
     

    TravelinCyn

    She-Ra, Princess of Power
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    Mar 13, 2011
    Did you convince your family to go to Harry Potter studios? Thanks again for the info on getting tickets early for Ceremony if the Keys. We will be going our first night in London. Hope everything is going well getting ready for the trip. So looking forward to being on the ship!
    Nope, but we're hitting House of MinaLima in Soho after we have tea at Brown's, so I'll get my Potter nerd on there.
     

    o&smom

    DIS Veteran
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    Jun 23, 2011
    Nope, but we're hitting House of MinaLima in Soho after we have tea at Brown's, so I'll get my Potter nerd on there.
    We ended up at House of MinaLima in between our two Harry Potter and the cursed child plays which were beyond words. I found all the printed material to be breathtaking with such vibrant colors. We all ended up getting the grab bags for £10. Lots of fun stuff. Hope you enjoyed your cruise and time in Europe!
     

    o&smom

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 23, 2011
    Hi!
    Yes I managed the bookings and we pretty much got everything we wanted
    And yes I’ve finished treatments - woohoo!!!!

    Isn’t it insane that’s it’s now upon us??
    I can’t believe it.
    We had so much time and now time has run out - where did it all go???
    We leave on the 11th early in the morning and get to Barcelona at noon
    I’m a bit freaked out by the pickpockets- I hope it will be ok

    I can’t wait for the cruise
    Did you look at the navigators from the first cruises in Europe this year?
    So many things to do!!!!!!
    I wish we had 2 weeks on board!!! Or 3? The longer the better!

    Have a safe flight out and have a great time!!

    There are people planning on meeting on board during and right after the sailway party
    Deck 10 starboard side
    They’ll have a sign saying Facebook group

    Have fun!!!!
    Hey, Beth, it was so nice to meet you in person and see you around the ship. How did Disneyland Paris go? I think you were gone before the record heat hit. We arrived in Paris on the day that they hit the new record. 107.8 is HOT! We enjoyed our time there the following week. We were finally able to try out Big Thunder Mt Railroad and we all loved the Rockin Rollercoaster. Had a great day trying out a couple of new places to eat and walked 12 miles.

    Hope all is well with your family.
    Marni
     

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