Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > The DIS Unplugged Podcast > Podcast Cruises
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-19-2013, 06:42 AM   #91
bjkjoy
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 138

Smile Ports? What Ports?

Forget the ports. We are going to treat them all as "Sea Days."
bjkjoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 06:47 AM   #92
NitroStitch
DIS Veteran
 
NitroStitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,197

Quote:
Originally Posted by bjkjoy View Post
Forget the ports. We are going to treat them all as "Sea Days."
I have the feeling we may do much the same. Castaway Cay will be our port.
__________________


I just need to win the lottery in order to have enough time off and money for my Disney fixes. That's all.
NitroStitch is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 09-19-2013, 07:01 AM   #93
TadyBug
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Missouri
Posts: 37

Quote:
Originally Posted by bjkjoy View Post
Forget the ports. We are going to treat them all as "Sea Days."
Sea Days and Castaway Cay. Sounds like the perfect cruise to me!
TadyBug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 07:05 AM   #94
OKW Lover

Yes, we love Old Key West
Connoisseur of the fine things in life, and has the time to enjoy them (Just ask his wife)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: 2 miles north of the Castle!
Posts: 21,418

Quote:
Originally Posted by bjkjoy View Post
Forget the ports. We are going to treat them all as "Sea Days."
So true. If I can keep Val out of the mexican ports it will be a much cheaper cruise than PCC 4.0 was.
__________________
OKW Lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 07:18 AM   #95
NancyIL
DIS Veteran
 
NancyIL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 23,770

Jamaica will be a new port for me, and I would like to go to Tulum if it's offered out of Cozumel (the only Mexican port). I learned to like DCL's sea days on the May Transatlantic, but I won't make "sea days" out of port days. There isn't much scheduled onboard for adults while the ship is in port.
NancyIL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 07:24 AM   #96
Merry Mousketeer
I've got a lot above my ears
We never miss them when we visit DL
 
Merry Mousketeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 544

Tulum was offered by DCL on the last Podcast Cruise. We had an excellent tour guide. Based on my experience, I highly recommend it.
__________________
Michael
Disneyland Correspondent - The DIS Unplugged
michael@wdwinfo.com
Merry Mousketeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 07:38 AM   #97
NancyIL
DIS Veteran
 
NancyIL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 23,770

Quote:
Originally Posted by Merry Mousketeer View Post
Tulum was offered by DCL on the last Podcast Cruise. We had an excellent tour guide. Based on my experience, I highly recommend it.
Thanks! I almost booked it on that cruise, then decided to visit the San Gervasio Ruins closer to Cozumel. I think our port time in Cozumel is shorter on the Magic than it was on the Fantasy, but it should still be long enough to do the ship's tour.
NancyIL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 10:55 AM   #98
bjkjoy
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 138

Sea Days vs Port Days

Usually the ship is not nearly as busy on port days but I'm afraid this cruise may be different. More will stay on ship and it won't make much difference. We just can't spend our money on board either. Come to think of it...that's ok too.
bjkjoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2013, 08:55 PM   #99
Lindaland
Mouseketeer
 
Lindaland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 485

YAY!! Got my spot for the cruise and I am sooooooo excited!!
__________________
Me DD

Lindaland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 08:02 AM   #100
willie28
Earning My Ears
 
willie28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 37

From what some people are posting, it sounds like we should stay on the ship during the port days. Is it not worth it to do any of the excursions, or not safe to walk around? For us who've never been on the Western Caribbean cruise before, or any cruise for that matter, I'm getting the feeling that no one is too excited to visit these ports. As first timers, we're pretty darn excited to be going! Has anyone done any excursions that they enjoyed, or can recommend? (Or definitely not do?!) There are just so many of them!
__________________
willie28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 08:34 AM   #101
NancyIL
DIS Veteran
 
NancyIL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 23,770

Quote:
Originally Posted by willie28 View Post
From what some people are posting, it sounds like we should stay on the ship during the port days. Is it not worth it to do any of the excursions, or not safe to walk around? For us who've never been on the Western Caribbean cruise before, or any cruise for that matter, I'm getting the feeling that no one is too excited to visit these ports. As first timers, we're pretty darn excited to be going! Has anyone done any excursions that they enjoyed, or can recommend? (Or definitely not do?!) There are just so many of them!
The only time I stayed on the ship rather than go into town was on my 4th visit to Nassau. I like visiting ports (even Mexico!), and have enjoyed Cozumel (ship tour to San Gervasio Mayan ruins - with plans to go to Tulum on the Magic) and Grand Cayman (Stingray and Island tour with Native Way Watersports: http://www.nativewaywatersports.com/). I have read Jamaica has its safety issues, so I would tour there with a group (ship tour or private) and not wander on your own.

Check out the Caribbean Ports of Call forums on Cruise Critic for help with each port: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=587
NancyIL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 06:16 PM   #102
wdwscout


DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 2,423

We were on Podcast Cruise 4.0 which was also a Western Caribbean- and our first Western Caribbean as well.

Some people did stay on the ship- but I think most did get off- if even only to shop right in the port area. And many people who have cruised to these ports many times enjoy the ship better than the ports.

We got off at every stop. 2 of the locations ton PCC 5.0 will be the same- Cozumel and Grand Cayman. We did not want to spend an hour on a bus (each way) going to the ruins, but we did want to say we were in Mexico and have some sort of experience in each port. We did the DCL excursions in Grand Cayman and Cozumel because we had never been to these places before and felt safer being in Disney's hands than exploring on our own.

In Cozumel, we did a Disney Cruise Line excursion called "Tequila and Tacos" - it was not too expensive and included lunch. And it did not take all day. We still had time to enjoy the ship. We enjoyed it so much, we would consider repeating this (or something similar) if we can get a group together this time.

In Grand Cayman- we did another DCL excursion- the "Grand Cayman Island Tour". It took us to the Cayman Turtle Farm, the town of Hell, and a ride-through tour of Georgetown. It was fun, not too expensive and only about 3 hours long. So we were able to participate in a fun DIS activity (Bunco) in the morning before our excursion.

One of the things that makes it hard (for me) to plan excursions, is that John & I love to attend as many of the DIS events as we can. We enjoy the company of our fellow DISers and the activities are always lots of fun. Often we do not find out about these events until much closer to cruise time. So even though I can be an uber-planner, I have to give that up for a Podcast Cruise if I want more of the DIS experiences.

Another thing- is that more and more many of the DIS events are planned by our fellow cruisers and not the Team. We have had wine tastings, cocktail classes, Bunco, Bingo and more.TONS of fun, and we usually find a way to raise a little money for Give Kids the World while we are doing it.

So, read up of the available options in each port and pick a few you think you might like. Then wait and watch the boards here to see what else is being planned!

John & I do not want to cruise any other way than with hundreds of our closest friends!
__________________
Linda / John (DH) / DS27 / DS24 WDW MK Entertainment Captain

wdwscout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 07:50 AM   #103
willie28
Earning My Ears
 
willie28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 37

Thank you so much, NancyIL and wdwscout, for the suggestions!!
__________________
willie28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 08:36 PM   #104
zulemara
Oh Boy! I'm a WDW sailor!
Had a Thriller of a time on the Wonder
 
zulemara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 2,346

I have 2 ports, Senor Frogs and the Serenity Bay Bar

on that note, all you dancers better start practicing! Time to do the Wobble!
http://youtu.be/8vTIY0xHBUg
And Thriller!
__________________
DIS Unplugged DTD/Rumors special correspondent
Come join us on the rumors board!



zulemara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 07:19 AM   #105
DSNYDREAMER
Cruising with Unlimited Dreams
Ring of fire! Ring of fire!
 
DSNYDREAMER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 223

Last Day for Price Freeze!!

Today is the last day we will know what the pricing is for this cruise. The price freeze will expire at the end of today, after that we don't know what will happen with the pricing it is out of our hands. We don't know if it will increase right away or take a few days...we also don't know if only some categories will change or all of them will.

In order to get in on the pricing listed in the link, you will need to submit your quote request by 4pm EST today, Monday September 23rd!
__________________
Tracey H
Dreams Unlimited Travel

DSNYDREAMER is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: