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Pre trip report - Disney cruise

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Deafjeff, Apr 15, 2013.

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    Hi all,

    Just s short report to share this possible sad news, we may have to cancel the cruise :sorry: our usual dog sitters (three of them) are not available. We managed to find another dog board and had a trial run at the weekend. Our dog (COlin) was not happy at all. He became depressed and wasn't eating much. Didn't want to go for walk either.

    It became clear that he need specialist dog boarding with one to one attention and as Colin is deaf, he doesn't like the pack culture and he became very unsettled.

    We need to pay the full balance next week and we don't want to put Colin through another trial and error again.

    We prefer (not really but) to lose deposit as opposed to the full holiday costs. However the travel agent now wanting extra £179 to cancel the holiday. there is nothing in the contract so our solicitor friend will go through the contract and see if there is anything in the contractual law to argue that we are prepared to loose our deposit without having to fork out additional £179.

    We have provisionally booked the usual dog sitter for Sept 23rd as we are now thinking of going to Florida :wiggle:

    We are likely to stay at All Star Movies as this holiday is unexpected so we would have to do it on the budget.

    Will let you all know how we get on today.

    Jx
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    Jeff, sorry to hear about the dog sitter problems. Hope you don't have to cancel.
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    It Complicated now as my mind was set to cancel the cruise and go to Florida.

    Had a good quote from Charter Travel £2609 for two weeks at all stars movies resort with park ticket included and flying with Virgin.

    However Stephen found someone who can come and stay to look after our dog. My first reaction was gutted so now I'm not sure what to do sigh......

    Carry on with cruise or go to Florida :confused:

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    Soory to hear that jeff. Does he usually go to kennels or a person?

    :wiggle:
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    A person, we refuse to use kennels
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    Charlie never got on with kennels so I refused to put him in, I know how you feel about wanting everything right for him x
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    We are now officially confused! :surrender:
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    We have provisionally reserved the holiday until tomorrow so we can sleep on it.

    One minutes it... we will stick with cruise...

    next minutes it...... Let's go to Florida!

    :brickwall:
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    Oh I am so sorry you are confused :hug2: I don't know what I would do but I think I would be happier if Colin was with the usual sitters rather than someone else.

    I would always say go for the Florida trip :lol: but I know you were looking forward to the cruise. I hope you and Stephen don't have too restless a night trying to decide.
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    Go with the one that doesn't cost you any fees in canceling or rebooking. :yes: If that's the cruise, then take it. You've not done it before so therefore it will be a first experience and that is always a good thing. :yes:

    It's wonderful that you have found someone to come to the house for Colin. :yes: Now. Take your cruise and run with it!
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    mmhhh the dog sitter wont be able to stay here full time (she is lovely and I know that she will get on well with Colin) but I prefer if we are going on holiday then I prefer someone here full time so Colin can have his 'holiday' also
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    So, what have you decided :unsure:
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    I think Stephen want to bury me under the patio(!)

    I am now thinking of doing a week in Florida and 4 nights cruise at the Caribbean..... It worked out almost same as two weeks in Florida...

    In nutshell.. I have made things more complicated...

    :hide: :exit:
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    Best of both worlds that way :yes:
    :wiggle:
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    :lol: oh dear, how long shall we leave it before we come looking for you :wink:
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    not buried yet so far......

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    Are you SURE you aren't related to Herself???
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    Hehe we need to make a decision for the sake of Stephen's sanity!

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    The deed is done!!!! :Wiggle:

    We will be flying to Florida on 29th September for one week staying at All Stars Movies then going on the cruise to Bahamas and Castaway Cay for 4 days on Disney Dream then back home.

    :tralala:

    Planning beings now!!!
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    Killing two birds with one stone, though not the cruise you really wanted.

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