Go Back   theDIBB > DIBB Members Trip Reports > DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports
Forgotten Password?
DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports Download the app for iOS or Android
QuickSilver
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 19 Jul 14, 10:36 AM  
Link to this Post
#1
SMAX
Administrator

 
SMAX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 02

SMAX's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 4
Restaurant Reviews: 3

theDIBB Guidebook
Pages Created: 14
Guidebook Photos: 69
Disney Magic Med Cruise - July 2014 - Day 1 Travel Day


The day before the cruise we started off in the BA business lounge at Gatwick. With European flights you can find some good deals on BA that means flying business class is not much more or sometimes even cheaper than economy. The lounge alone is worth more than the difference in flight prices.



Champagne and free wifi. What more could a girl want?



The BA business class seats and service aboard is very good. Even though the flight to Venice is under 2 hours they do a drinks service and food service in that time.



More champagne on board.



Arriving at the airport there was virtually no passport control. They just saw we were British and waved us through without looking at them.

We then got the coach to Venice from Marco Polo airport. The return tickets were available from the machines in the arrivals hall. Just 11 euros each return.

The coach took about 25 mins and dropped us at the busy Piazzale Roma square. We then had to drag 4 suitcases and hand luggage over the new bridge along the grand canal to our hotel for the night. Venice was packed with tourists and a lot pulling large suitcases.

The hotel was one of there cheaper hotels in Venice, but clean and basic for one night. Venice is pretty but a little too over touristy for our liking. Glad we were not there for more than a couple of days. You could soon get bored with it for any longer.



Oh look what we found.



It was nice to see the chalked artwork inside the store.






We were on the way to St Marks Square. How many bridges did they build in this place?



And then we found it. Or are we back in Epcot?



Just don't eat in these places or you won't be able to afford your next holiday.



The view across the main channel we will be sailing through tomorrow.

We saw the magic coming into port from the plane as we landed.



It was starting to get dark so we decided to walk to the ferry terminal to see the Magic. It was quite a walk from St Marks Square. Traversing the streets and bridges. By the time we got there it was totally dark.

Tomorrow we will get to see it in its full glory. 11:30am check in time.


SMAX is online now Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Old 19 Jul 14, 10:50 AM  
Link to this Post
#2
MrsBC
VIP Dibber

 
Join Date: Oct 10
Location: Hartlepool

MrsBC's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 7
Restaurant Reviews: 40
DIBB Villa Reviews: 1

theDIBB Guidebook
Guidebook Photos: 10
Guidebook Reviews: 1
Look forward to reading this. We love Med cruises, and enjoyed our 1st DCL cruise - the Magic in the Med last summer.
__________________
DISNEY HOLS:
Orlando - YC x 1, BC x 4, AKL x 2, villas x 5; Paris - Sequoia x 4, Cheyenne x 5, Santa Fe x1; DCL Magic in the Med
BOOKED Celebration & Beach Club Sept'17; OKW Oct '18
TRIP REPORT INDEX
www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=835984
MrsBC is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Celebration and the Beach Club
Reply With Quote
MrsBC is a Disney Podcast DIBBcast-ear
Old 19 Jul 14, 11:03 AM  
Link to this Post
#3
app
DIBB APP Notifier
 
Join Date: Nov 03
New Photo Added by SMAX - 19 Jul 14 11:03 AM.
app is offline Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Old 19 Jul 14, 02:59 PM  
Link to this Post
#4
Cutiepie
Apprentice Imagineer
 
Cutiepie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 09
Location: Bangor, NI
Great start, I really wanted to do this cruise but the rest of the family wanted to go to Florida.
Cutiepie is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Cruising in the Med
Reply With Quote
Old 19 Jul 14, 03:24 PM  
Link to this Post
#5
ginger ninja
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Apr 10
Location: Manchester

ginger ninja's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 4
Restaurant Reviews: 2

theDIBB Guidebook
Guidebook Reviews: 1
great start, will do one of these cruises one day
__________________

ginger ninja is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Baltic Breakaway
Reply With Quote
ginger ninja is a DIBBcast Disney Podcast Listener
Old 20 Jul 14, 05:55 PM  
Link to this Post
#6
Megandllsmum
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Apr 14
Location: South Yorkshire

Megandllsmum's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 2
Lovely start. . . Looking forward to seeing your trip reports. . . The Disney store looked lovely, a lot more character in the design than the one in our local shopping mall.
Megandllsmum is online now Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
sneaky week to majorca
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks
Orlando Attractions

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Attraction Tickets Direct

theDIBB Menu

Attraction Tickets Direct

US Dollar Rates
Cash/Travellers Cheques
Covent Garden FX  $1.3238
FAIRFX  $1.3200
M&S  $1.3053
Travelex  $1.3144
Prepaid MasterCard Rates
CaxtonFX  $1.3117
FAIRFX  $1.3200
Travelex CP  $1.3144
Updated: 17:02 26/09/2017

theDIBB Charity
Cancer Research UK
DIBB Members have Donated: £10,000.00

£

[Learn More]

Euro Rates
Cash/Travellers Cheques
Covent Garden FX  €1.1228
FAIRFX  €1.1200
M&S  €1.0926
Travelex  €1.1088
Prepaid MasterCard Rates
CaxtonFX  €1.1143
FAIRFX  €1.1200
Travelex CP  €1.1088
Updated: 17:02 26/09/2017

Orlando Weather
Florida Time
Tue 26th Sep 12:21pm
Now: 29C/84F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
Cloud Cover: 40%
Wind: 4mph - WSW Arrow points to where the wind is coming from.
Pressure: 1014mb
Humidity: 62%
Illuminations Smoke
Updated: 14:53 26/09/2017

Latest Group Posts
October 2017
Unwanted ADRs
by pixie81
Today 01:40 PM Go to last post
RunDisney events
Wine and Dine 2018
by Darwen Bird
Yesterday 09:39 PM Go to last post
Scottish Dibbers
Flying from...?
by layregula
24 Sep 17 05:09 PM Go to last post
November 2018 Disney Holidays
Linking to MDE
by Laura_<3
24 Sep 17 03:39 PM Go to last post
October 2018
Linking to MDE
by Sweetums
22 Sep 17 08:47 PM Go to last post
Bikini Babes
Happy Holidays Wileycoyote!
by Cutiepie
21 Sep 17 01:06 PM Go to last post
View All Groups