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BuzzBoyMom
03-21-2006, 09:33 AM
Has anyone else clicked on the rates under the Med cruise...while you can't book yet - it is showing 4500 per person for Cat. 6 . Yowza!!

All I can say to all those who are going - ENJOY!!!!

BuzzNutt
03-21-2006, 09:35 AM
I looked to see how bad because I was going to try to change my 4 night in August over but now there is no way my budget will allow.
Yes, to those going...Have a great trip!

tigger2on
03-21-2006, 09:37 AM
Where are the rates for the cruises????

BuzzBoyMom
03-21-2006, 09:40 AM
Ya have to play with the "Cruises" menu on the right till it shows Mediterranean cruises. Then pick the 10 night or 11 night cruise and there is a link to show the basic rate structure: Here is the 11 night structure. But I'm sure after the first wave of ressies they will skyrocket even more!!


Stateroom Type Category Rates:
Royal Suite with Verandah 1 $6,499 - $6,699

Two-Bedroom Suite with Verandah 2 $6,199 - $6,399

One-Bedroom Suite with Verandah 3 $5,499 - $5,699

Deluxe Family Stateroom with Verandah 4 $4,899 - $5,099

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah 5 $4,499 - $4,699

6 $4,299 - $4,599

Deluxe Stateroom with Navigator's Verandah 7 $3,999 - $4,499

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom 8 $3,599 - $3,999

9 $3,099 - $3,899

Deluxe Inside Stateroom 10 $2,799 - $3,599

Standard Inside Stateroom 11 $2,599 - $3,499

12 $2,599 - $3,399

BuzzBoyMom
03-21-2006, 09:42 AM
And the 10 nighter:
10-Night Mediterranean Cruise in Europe
Use the information below to find stateroom rates by category. Please note that these are general rates; for a specific quote based on availability, your travel dates and the size of your travel party, visit Reservations.

Rates For First Two Guests
Rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Stateroom Type Category Rates:
Royal Suite with Verandah 1 $6,199 - $6,699

Two-Bedroom Suite with Verandah 2 $5,899 - $6,399

One-Bedroom Suite with Verandah 3 $5,199 - $5,699

Deluxe Family Stateroom with Verandah 4 $4,599 - $5,099

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah 5 $4,199 - $4,699

6 $3,999 - $4,599

Deluxe Stateroom with Navigator's Verandah 7 $3,699 - $4,499

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom 8 $3,299 - $3,999

9 $2,899 - $3,899

Deluxe Inside Stateroom 10 $2,599 - $3,599

Standard Inside Stateroom 11 $2,399 - $3,499

12 $2,399 - $3,399


Third, Fourth and Fifth Guests Age Requirements: Rates:
Under Age 3 $259

Ages 3-12 $1,299 - $2,799

All other $1,399 - $2,799



Infants under 12 weeks of age will not be allowed to travel.

Prices vary within these ranges based on sailing date and time of booking. Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Third, fourth and fifth Guest prices valid with two full fare Guests in the same stateroom. Government Taxes and Fees not included. See "Excluded From Vacation Fare" section of Terms and Conditions for more details. Certain restrictions apply. Subject to availability. All rates in U.S. dollars. Prices, savings offers, sailing dates, and other terms subject to change without notice inquire when booking. Some package prices and savings offers may not be available at all after the first distribution of this information.



It is highly recommended that Guests purchase travel insurance. See details on Vacation Insurance.

BuzzBoyMom
03-21-2006, 09:43 AM
DCL site rates for the East bound Transatlantic...

14-Night Transatlantic Cruise - Eastbound
Use the information below to find stateroom rates by category. Please note that these are general rates; for a specific quote based on availability, your travel dates and the size of your travel party, visit Reservations.

Rates For First Two Guests
Rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Stateroom Type Category Rates:
Royal Suite with Verandah 1 $5,999 - $6,699

Two-Bedroom Suite with Verandah 2 $5,699 - $6,399

One-Bedroom Suite with Verandah 3 $4,799 - $5,699

Deluxe Family Stateroom with Verandah 4 $4,099 - $5,099

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah 5 $3,799 - $4,699

6 $3,699 - $4,599

Deluxe Stateroom with Navigator's Verandah 7 $3,599 - $4,499

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom 8 $2,999 - $3,999

9 $2,699 - $3,899

Deluxe Inside Stateroom 10 $2,299 - $3,599

Standard Inside Stateroom 11 $1,999 - $3,499

12 $1,999 - $3,399

BuzzBoyMom
03-21-2006, 09:45 AM
And the ports for that Eastbound transatlantic:

Cruise Itinerary Day Port Ashore Onboard
Saturday Port Canaveral 4:30 p.m.
Sunday Castaway Cay 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Monday At Sea
Tuesday At Sea
Wednesday At Sea
Thursday At Sea
Friday At Sea
Saturday At Sea
Sunday Tenerife, Canary Islands 8:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m.
Monday At Sea
Tuesday Cadiz, Spain 11:00 a.m. 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday Gibraltar, U.K. 8:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Thursday At Sea
Friday Barcelona, Spain 11:00 a.m. Overnight
Saturday Barcelona, Spain 6:45 a.m.

PhotoLisa
03-21-2006, 09:46 AM
I've been pricing Med cruises through other lines and the prices above really aren't outta whack. Disney is typically a tad more expensive on Caribbean cruises and I'd expect the same for Med cruises as well.

kcashner
03-21-2006, 09:48 AM
Oh my!!! And you are right.....we did the Panama Canal trip, and it increased $800 from the time I saw it on the web to the time I booked the next morning. They will be popular, and prices will increase.

Remember that we have no idea what these special ports, etc. are costing DCL.

BuzzBoyMom
03-21-2006, 09:48 AM
Thanks for the info Lisa....just too rich for my wallet. Guess I won't be cruising the Med on Disney or anyone else.

ColeenD
03-21-2006, 09:50 AM
Add Roundtrip airfare to Spain on top of that.........

tigger2on
03-21-2006, 09:50 AM
:teeth:

PhotoLisa
03-21-2006, 09:53 AM
My dh wants to cruise the Med next but he says it won't be a DCL trip. We're looking into Raddison (Regent) with all balcony rooms and smaller guest load per trip.

I'd love to do a DCL Med cruise but we're scheduled for a super-duper anniversary trip to the Appalachian mountains during fall color in October. Having just cruised at the end of February, looks like our next won't be until 2007 at the earliest.

lillygator
03-21-2006, 09:55 AM
Here's hoping to get on one of the repos!

jodifla
03-21-2006, 09:59 AM
It will be very interesting to see if there's really such demand for a family cruise with prices like this.

I can see the upper categories going like hotcakes...but who wants to pay 8 grand for a category 12?

carolfoy
03-21-2006, 10:01 AM
The prices are phenomenal, even converted from dollars to pounds, royal caribbean and princess are far cheaper! I reckon they might have to look again if they're trying to capture more of the european market

Luckymommyx2
03-21-2006, 10:02 AM
I've checked out repo cruises through RCI several times and their prices are nothing like DCL. Sorry Disney...love ya', but my wallet can't afford you on this one!

misseulalie
03-21-2006, 10:04 AM
just to let you know,deposits are $700 for cat's 1-3, $500 for cats' 4-12

makelab
03-21-2006, 10:06 AM
just to let you know,deposits are $700 for cat's 1-3, $500 for cats' 4-12
per person?

makelab
03-21-2006, 10:10 AM
It will be very interesting to see if there's really such demand for a family cruise with prices like this.

I can see the upper categories going like hotcakes...but who wants to pay 8 grand for a category 12?
if you try to get a similarly sized room, the prices aren't that much different than rccl or princess.

misseulalie
03-21-2006, 10:11 AM
yep, per person. Heard it straight from DCL
$500 is refundable. cat's 1-3 are non-refundable

cindalu
03-21-2006, 10:12 AM
Yes that would be per person.

We won't be going on those cruises either. They are too expensive.

KEH
03-21-2006, 10:20 AM
Maybe I'm being a bit slow here but why would the repo cruises show a range of prices for each category of stateroom? I can understand it on the 10 and 11 night cruises as it might depend on the date of the cruise but why on the repos? Am I missing something?

Does it depend when you book maybe?

Luckymommyx2
03-21-2006, 10:22 AM
Just for fun I priced a 14 Night Westbound Transatlantic Cruise on RCI. A junior suite Deck Eight
Occupancy: Up to 4 guests.
Amenities: Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area with sofa bed. (236 sq. ft., balcony 75 sq. ft.)

1st or 2nd Guest 3rd or 4th Guest Stateroom Total
*$1,999.00 USD *$299.00 USD *$4,596.00 USD

$4596 is for four people, not per person! I knew there was a difference, but WOW!!

I'mWong
03-21-2006, 10:26 AM
Does anyone know the date of the repo cruise from Florida?

tchrmom
03-21-2006, 10:29 AM
While this cruise would be the summer of my 20th wedding anniversary..........

I think it is just too much $$$$$$ for us. This would have to be one of those "Once in a lifetime" vacations. We try and take 2 cruises a year.....with the kids, on Disney. This would have to count for those and then some!

I think it will be like the west coast cruise this summer. We flew to CA from FL just to take the cruise, but we were the ONLY ones from FL when they wanted to know where everyone was from. (I bet 80% were from CA) This time, I think it will me mostly Europeans taking this trip.

Fran
:teacher:

explorer1977
03-21-2006, 10:31 AM
We were thinking of changing our 7 night western to the med 10 night but not anymore (that cat 6 plus airfare for two is ouch!!). At that price we could do the western and a trip to italy later.

Stitch1404
03-21-2006, 10:36 AM
And the ports for that Eastbound transatlantic:

Cruise Itinerary Day Port Ashore Onboard
Saturday Port Canaveral 4:30 p.m.
Sunday Castaway Cay 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Monday At Sea
Tuesday At Sea
Wednesday At Sea
Thursday At Sea
Friday At Sea
Saturday At Sea
Sunday Tenerife, Canary Islands 8:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m.
Monday At Sea
Tuesday Cadiz, Spain 11:00 a.m. 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday Gibraltar, U.K. 8:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Thursday At Sea
Friday Barcelona, Spain 11:00 a.m. Overnight
Saturday Barcelona, Spain 6:45 a.m.

6 days at sea in a row! I know there's a lot to do onboard...but for 6 days in a row, I think I would be begging to get off the ship.

SimonV
03-21-2006, 10:36 AM
As much as I like DCL and rate their ships, you'd have to be borderline insane to consider these very ordinary Med itineraries at these kinds of prices. Try P&O, try Royal Caribbean, Princess, MSC, Costa, Fred Olsen, Thomson, Ocean Village, Island Cruises, Carnival, Oceania, Holland America, Celebrity, Swan Hellenic; even Crystal are cheaper than DCL here. There is SO much choice here, I can't believe the Disney difference is worth that kind of money.

pyramid2000
03-21-2006, 10:37 AM
Just for fun I priced a 14 Night Westbound Transatlantic Cruise on RCI. A junior suite Deck Eight
Occupancy: Up to 4 guests.
Amenities: Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area with sofa bed. (236 sq. ft., balcony 75 sq. ft.)

1st or 2nd Guest 3rd or 4th Guest Stateroom Total
*$1,999.00 USD *$299.00 USD *$4,596.00 USD

$4596 is for four people, not per person! I knew there was a difference, but WOW!!

The big difference is because the Magic will be travelling in August, not late Oct or Nov when the others typically come back. This is the only reason I am even contemplating the repo back because it is before the kids go to school.

Price wise it seems as if a Cat 4 for our family of 5 will actually be a better deal than even a Cat 7 and an 11.

joksten2000
03-21-2006, 10:46 AM
I can cruise the Carb for 4 weeks on the Magic for the cost of the Med cruise and airfare, and a lot safer. Guess I will go to Mexico or cruise Costa next summer with the family. :guilty: Exactly what I thought to take the family $35,000

ivanova
03-21-2006, 11:12 AM
...but who wants to pay 8 grand for a category 12?
Someone who lives in Europe, doesn't have to pay transatlantic airfare, and that gets a good Euro/USD exchange rate (good for them, not so good for us).

Tiggery
03-21-2006, 11:21 AM
We live in the UK and we can get premium economy return flights to Orlando, 7 night DCL cruise cat 6 and still have 1000 left over to spend for the same price as the 11 night med cruise cat 6.

disneycrazzzy
03-21-2006, 11:25 AM
The fare for our family for the Eastbound repositioning cruise on August 20, 2005 was $7956 when I booked the first day. Using the cheapest fares listed for the Westbound repositioning on August 18, 2007, our fare would be $9596. Category 6 2A2C. Fare only. No taxes, fees, insurance, transfers, or airfare.

Bottomline: even DCL upped the prices by 20% for the repo cruise compared to the similar cruise 2 years before. Ouch!

Sea Days: Our first and only DCL cruise was the 14-day Eastbound repositioning and we could have handled more sea days without a problem.

Az Pirates
03-21-2006, 11:34 AM
The fare for our family for the Eastbound repositioning cruise on August 20, 2005 was $7956 when I booked the first day. Using the cheapest fares listed for the Westbound repositioning on August 18, 2007, our fare would be $9596. Category 6 2A2C. Fare only. No taxes, fees, insurance, transfers, or airfare.

Bottomline: even DCL upped the prices by 20% for the repo cruise compared to the similar cruise 2 years before. Ouch!

Sea Days: Our first and only DCL cruise was the 14-day Eastbound repositioning and we could have handled more sea days without a problem.


Same with us - except our 1st and only DCL cruise was the Westbound.
Of course the biggie for us booking that one was the trip through the Panama Canal. :thumbsup2

I agree about the sea days. I was a bit concerned about going stir crazy... but it was NEVER a problem.

Just don't think I can justify the cost on the Med cruises though.
I'll have to watch for the trip reports.

Dreamer04
03-21-2006, 12:17 PM
Its too much for me,too!

BrianD
03-21-2006, 12:34 PM
I'll I can say is...Bring on that 7 night Eastern Caribbean!!!

kaseyC
03-21-2006, 12:44 PM
You will also need to factor in the price of excursions. Since major points of interest are usually quite a distance from where the ships dock, it can get quite expensive. Most tours usually last for 9-10 hrs. For our upcoming Med cruise our excursions are more than what we paid for our airfare for the two of us and pretty darn close to the cruise fare for one of us - and we are sailing in a suite.

We will also take a bath with the conversion rate for changing dollars to Euros.

So there is alot to factor in when considering the overall cost. ;)

Merylj
03-21-2006, 12:52 PM
Well I live in Europe and these cruises are too expensive for me and I suspect for alot of other Europeans too!
Good luck to those going have a fab time!

MrsJobba1
03-21-2006, 01:22 PM
Couple of questions???

If prices for a cat 11 are $2400 - $3500 approx pp. (10 nights)

Do you think the 8th Aug sailing will be one of the cheapest? Or is it likely to be one of the dearest? ( It is peak holiday time in UK wondered about USa?)

How much do you think taxes would cost?

I am trying to work out approx what the cheapest way to get on board in August for DH & myself - that is without stowing away!!! :rolleyes:

SimonV
03-21-2006, 05:26 PM
August is more likely to be peak period, I'm afraid, MrsJ. It is high season for European vacations and that is most likely to affect pricing. To be honest, at these prices, you'd be much better off looking at another cruise line; or, if it's DCL you like, waiting until they are back in the Caribbean. I have never seen such outrageous prices for a mainstream operator (and, no matter what DCL think of themselves, they are still in the same market as Royal Caribbean, Princess, Celebrity, Holland America and NCL) and hopefully people won't be fooled into booking at these rates.

(Can you tell I'm a bit steamed up about this?! :rolleyes: I really do think Disney have got this badly wrong)

momginger
03-21-2006, 05:27 PM
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