Thursday, February 11, 2010

2010 Disney Med Cruise Itinerary

Hello!  Jeff here again.  I figured I might as well start blogging a bit about our upcoming Mediterranean cruise on the Disney Magic in May.  Wait, what?  Didn't you guys already do that?  Yes, we did...well at least 75% of us did back in June 2007.  Unfortunately, our son Brian didn't get to make the first trip as he was in summer classes at Auburn University.  Soooo...since we had such a FABULOUS time back in 2007 AND Brian is graduating in May AND Disney tempted us again with those low Category 12 cruise fares, I could we NOT go?  See, it all makes sense.  :-)

Disney tweaked the itinerary a bit this time, dropping Olbia (Sardinia) - YEA!, Marseille (France) - we actually liked Marseille, but OK, and Palermo (Sicily) - wasn't bad.  In their place they've added Ajaccio, Corsica, Tunis, Tunisia and Valletta, Malta.  So we'll be adding the second largest continent to our travels - Africa.  I haven't made our flight arrangements yet (been watching airfares and hoping for them to drop) but the preference would be to fly out of Huntsville on May 13th and arrive in Barcelona in the morning on May 14th.  Our hotel this time is the Novotel, Barcelona City.  Looking forward to February 14th, which is when we can begin making reservations for Palo and any Disney tours that we might like. 

Here is the cruise itinerary.

Day Port Guest Ashore Guest Aboard
Saturday (5/15) Barcelona, Spain 4:00 p.m.
Sunday (5/16) At Sea
Monday (5/17) Valletta, Malta 8:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday (5/18) Tunis, Tunisia 8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Wed (5/19) Naples, Italy (Pompeii) 8:30 a.m. 9:00 p.m.
Thursday (5/20) Civitavecchia, Italy (Rome) 7:45 a.m. 9:00 p.m.
Friday (5/21) At Sea
Saturday (5/22) La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa) 7:30 a.m. 7:30 p.m.
Sunday (5/23) Ajaccio, Corsica 7:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Monday (5/24) Villefranche, France (Monte Carlo, Cannes, Nice) 8:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday (5/25 At Sea
Wed (5/26) Barcelona, Spain 7:00 a.m.


purtypat1 said...

Hi Jeff & Susan,
I have to say my Dad loved reading your 2007 blog. It printed it out each entry & read it to my Mom over breakfast each morning. He has since passed, but I will never forget how excited he was when you mentioned me in your blog.

I am so..... looking forward to reading your adventure blog next month.

Thank you for sharing


Jlspence said...

Thank you for sharing that Patricia. That was one great cruise in 2007 and I enjoyed meeting you there. Perhaps we'll cruise again together in the future!