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becca-becca
02-08-2010, 11:26 AM
I should have booked this long ago, but wasn't sure we wanted to go. While on the Magic, I priced it and all that is left is Cat 5 and higher. I want to go in a Cat 10 or 11. I know the deposit is non-refundable. Do you think there is any chance of one opening up? I keep checking every day, but no change. What would you suggest? I can't justify the price for the Cat 5 since we are taking whole family in June 2011 on the Dream.

Thanks!!

kcashner
02-08-2010, 12:48 PM
There is always a chance of something opening up--people get sick at the last minute, etc. The non-refundable deposit means that people won't cancel (or book) lightly. There is also the possibility that some who are currently booked in 10s or 11s will upgrade--by choice or by pixie dust. If you want an 11, tell DCL or your TA and keep asking about it. Unless the SHIP is completely full, there's always a chance.

All that said...on the maiden voyage the ship will probably fill.

Andrew DEREK UK
02-08-2010, 01:01 PM
I should have booked this long ago, but wasn't sure we wanted to go. While on the Magic, I priced it and all that is left is Cat 5 and higher. I want to go in a Cat 10 or 11. I know the deposit is non-refundable. Do you think there is any chance of one opening up? I keep checking every day, but no change. What would you suggest? I can't justify the price for the Cat 5 since we are taking whole family in June 2011 on the Dream.

Thanks!!

A lot of repeat DCL cruisers booked this cruise, they were able to do so a week in advance of non DCL cruisers. These people have cruised before and know what they want. A lot want to be first.

Then there is the non refundable deposit, so again it tells the story these people are happy to commit to go.

Shorter cruises ie 3/4 always sell from lower Cats to higher Cats, inside rooms selling out first. Cruises 7 days and more the opposite, happens the outside rooms sell out first, and from higher to lower.

So anything opening up? Well I wouldn't like to say never, but its very unlikely, those going want to go, its just unforseen circumstances that you claim on trip insurance that will cause people to cancel and DCL even factors that in on GTY Guarantee rooms.