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newtodcl
07-20-2006, 01:40 PM
LAst week we received a "Now you don't need pixie dust to fly!" brochure offering $99 RT airfare (east of the MS river) on the special 10 and 11 night cruises and this week we got a brochure about the med with a scratch and snioff coconut inside also discussing the caribbean cruises......anyone being inundated with DCL stuff? I am beginning to wonder if they are losing business?

We are going on our 2nd cruise 9/16 DD so I am not interested in another trip right now, but it is interesting to read... ;)

stampinshauna
07-20-2006, 01:46 PM
I haven't been getting mail from DCL, but I would like to. I've sailed both DCL and Princess and I always get princess flyers but no DCL. I like to get mail from the mouse.

mott
07-20-2006, 01:47 PM
No mail for us (snail mail or email).

cashewpeanut
07-20-2006, 01:58 PM
I just got the scratch and sniff coconut yesterday in the mail. I have been getting lots of e-mail and snail mail about upcoming cruises. It seems to me they are really pushing cruising this fall.

lindakmonty
07-20-2006, 02:09 PM
I'd like to receive more offers as well!! I'm ready for another cruise :woohoo:

we6clarks
07-20-2006, 02:11 PM
We've gotten the same mailings. I don't know if we'll take another cruise. The prices have gone up so much recently.

TiggerKing
07-20-2006, 02:28 PM
We did receive the mailing about the 10 & 11 nighters with the special airfare. Almost made me book one of them as well! I REALLY want to go to St. Lucia.

We have not received the coconut one as yet. I don't think it is just DCL who is pushing business. With FOS coming online right now, and several other new cruise ships recently, you have increased capacity that is getting close to outstripping demand. This is something a lot of "experts" have been talking about for a couple of years. You add to the increased availability the fact that every line's prices have increased due to fuel, not to mention additional costs of getting to the ports due to fuel prices, and you have a scenario that is going to have an impact on the industry. Of course, it didn't help that you have had all they hype around those who have fallen overboard and never been found, including that Discovery Channel special!

It would not surprise me if you start seeing price breaks within the near future on DCL, and price breaks from other lines as well.

(No, I am not an economist, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn once while I was obtaining my MBA.)

HollyTyler
07-20-2006, 02:32 PM
Wow! I've never received anything in the mail from DCL and our 3rd cruise is coming up. I will be booking another while onboard, so I'd like them to send me stuff. Oh well...Guess we do fine without! :thumbsup2

Scratch42
07-20-2006, 02:51 PM
We Don't Get Mail from DCL in Canada!

Wish we did!

I've always wanted a Coconut from DCL!

j

Momeska
07-20-2006, 04:41 PM
We sailed in May, 2005 and have not rebooked as DS19 is in college now and DS15 is right behind him. Since returning...we've received three separate mailings from DCL. All were of the scratch and sniff variety and each one makes me long for that experience once again. :sad1: From the postings I've read, DH & I are in the minority regarding our children's education. Yes, vacations are important to us, however, our children graduating from college debt-free is more important so DCL will, unfortunately, have to wait.
:wave2: Linda

Cruiser1969
07-20-2006, 05:16 PM
(No, I am not an economist, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn once while I was obtaining my MBA.)

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Amor4Pooh
07-21-2006, 03:14 AM
who has never cruised, but was booked once(traded with my aunt so she could attend concerts instead)- and is getting Castaway Club mailings- ironically I'm the CC member- and get none presently. She does however have a Disney credit card- which she got when she had NO job :rotfl: ! We thought that was hilarious since we all applied at the same time, and she was the only one who got one (with a $$$$ limit no less) :rotfl2:
Amor4Pooh :hourglass

AnnaS
07-21-2006, 06:28 AM
We just received the coconut flyer two days ago announcing the med cruises. We happen to be on one of them. That's about it.

DisneyMommyMichelle
07-21-2006, 06:32 AM
::yes:: we get these coconut flyers all the time! i love them!!! :)

Robert and Kelley
07-21-2006, 07:52 AM
We have probably gotten 3 mailings from DCL since our first cruise in 99. We have gotten nothing lately though.

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TiggerKing
07-21-2006, 08:42 AM
From the postings I've read, DH & I are in the minority regarding our children's education. Yes, vacations are important to us, however, our children graduating from college debt-free is more important so DCL will, unfortunately, have to wait.
:wave2: Linda

Please keep in mind that not all who cruise DCL are have children, use debt, or sacrifice family needs to go on a cruise.

Stepht5
07-21-2006, 09:09 AM
From the postings I've read, DH & I are in the minority regarding our children's education. Yes, vacations are important to us, however, our children graduating from college debt-free is more important so DCL will, unfortunately, have to wait.
:wave2: Linda

Really? We pay for our children to go to college (without any loans -- we write checks for tuition), we don't have any debt except a very small mortgage, pay cash for new cars and we go on vacations! Not just Disney, either! BTW -- we have 5 children...... 2 are now adults.
We certainly would NEVER go into any debt for a vacation.....

kfeuer
07-21-2006, 09:30 AM
From the postings I've read, DH & I are in the minority regarding our children's education. Yes, vacations are important to us, however, our children graduating from college debt-free is more important so DCL will, unfortunately, have to wait.
:wave2: Linda

I really hope you're not just trying to :stir: We've had enough of that lately!

OP, to address your question yes, we have gotten quite a few mailings recently. Oddly enough, most of them are addressed in the name of my MIL (who does not and has never lived with us, nor has she ever cruised with DCL).

Momeska
07-21-2006, 09:34 AM
Really? We pay for our children to go to college (without any loans -- we write checks for tuition), we don't have any debt except a very small mortgage, pay cash for new cars and we go on vacations! Not just Disney, either! BTW -- we have 5 children...... 2 are now adults.
We certainly would NEVER go into any debt for a vacation.....
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I'm happy to hear we're not alone. :thumbsup2 I've just read, not on this thread but on others, where parents think nothing of letting their kids borrow for college so that the parents can spend their money on cruises. My DH is an accountant and you'd be amazed how many people do, in fact, borrow for everything, including vacations. :sad2: That is their choice, I suppose. We, too, write out checks for tuition, pay cash for cars and only buy them when absolutely necessary...well over 100,000 miles, and have a small mortgage. We could probably squeeze another cruise out of what's left but you just never know what the future holds. But...we're okay with that. It will make when the time comes that much sweeter. I do love getting the literature from the cruise line though. It brings me back to these boards and all of the friendly people who frequent them.
:wave2: Linda

Momeska
07-21-2006, 09:38 AM
I really hope you're not just trying to We've had enough of that lately!

That was absolutely not my intent and I apologize if that is the way it came across. I was simply commenting...that's all. I love these boards and enjoy reading and occasionally commenting on them. Please, no offense meant.
:wave2: Linda

tde1969
07-21-2006, 11:01 AM
We've done three cruises, have the 11 day booked in September and an 11 day booked next summer in the Med. The funny thing being that on cruise number 2 when we rebooked on board, we booked an extra room in a friends name in case others wanted to join us. We ended up getting rid of the extra room, but to this day our friend still gets mailings from DCL on offers and promos. Yet, we seem to get none of these offers.

Stepharoonie!
07-23-2006, 10:14 AM
I've gone on 3 DCL cruises and have never once received anything in the mail... :confused3

Andrew DEREK UK
07-23-2006, 10:18 AM
I've gone on 3 DCL cruises and have never once received anything in the mail... :confused3
Proberly because i am in the UK, I didnt get any Casterway club stuff or mailings but did get a postcard from DCL for the first time ever recently.

Didnt get any of the Med stuff but booked it after seeing the threads here.