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ShellyLynn3630
11-07-2010, 05:18 PM
If I were to put down a deposit on a dummy cruise next year while on the Dream, how long could I postpone that cruise?

nenner1
11-07-2010, 05:36 PM
If I were to put down a deposit on a dummy cruise next year while on the Dream, how long could I postpone that cruise?

I would imagine indefinitely, unless policy is changed along the way.

We just booked a dummy although we don't intend to hold it long (just until the remainder of 2012 dates are released, which for those curious we were told by the rebooking agent will be April)

dahuffy
11-07-2010, 05:45 PM
We booked a dummy on our '08 cruise for Dec. 10 and just moved it to the Fantasy sailing of June 23,2012. No problem. Who know's we may end up moving it again if hubby can't find a job soon. He was laid off the day after we got back from DW a year ago August.

nenis
11-07-2010, 06:16 PM
Forgive my ignorance, my family is new to cruising. what would be the point of booking a dummy cruise? is it a way of saving for a future cruise?
what happens to the money once you transfer the deposit to a second cruise? does it get refunded out of your account and charged back? or do they just transfer from one cruise to another?
thanks for your response!

lisaradz
11-07-2010, 07:39 PM
Forgive my ignorance, my family is new to cruising. what would be the point of booking a dummy cruise? is it a way of saving for a future cruise?
what happens to the money once you transfer the deposit to a second cruise? does it get refunded out of your account and charged back? or do they just transfer from one cruise to another?
thanks for your response!

Yes, you save 10% and get OBC. When you move the reservation, they just transfer the deposit to the new date, but you get to keep the discount and OBC. If you think you will take another cruise it is totally worth it.

closetmickey
11-07-2010, 08:08 PM
The posters are referring to booking another cruise while onboard to receive the discount. Thus, they book a "dummy" not knowing when exactly they want to sail next.

harrowgirl
11-07-2010, 08:34 PM
How do you book a "dummy" cruise? What do you tell them when you are booking?

nenner1
11-07-2010, 08:55 PM
How do you book a "dummy" cruise? What do you tell them when you are booking?

We told them find us the cheapest cruise in 2012. LOL! ;)

nenis
11-09-2010, 07:44 PM
Is it pointless to book dummy cruise through DCL? i know its an advantage to book it onboard, but are there ppl who book it through DCL for any other reasons?

Mindyjoy
11-09-2010, 08:05 PM
I have a question about booking onboard ... if I booked the cheapest cabin available, can I later upgrade to a better cabin and still get the 10% off the entire price of the more expensive cabin?

Mommb
11-09-2010, 09:52 PM
Is it pointless to book dummy cruise through DCL? i know its an advantage to book it onboard, but are there ppl who book it through DCL for any other reasons?

I can't think of a reason to book a dummy cruise date through DCL. The advantage to doing it onboard is that you can get a discount and an onboard credit. If you book off the ship, you are just tying up the deposit money. You will still pay whatever the current rate is when you switch to a "real" date. (In fact, some people who book offshore and look into rebooking onboard find that the fare they got by booking early is less than the fare they could get onboard, even accounting for the discount and credit.)

NTOFD
11-10-2010, 06:17 AM
I can't think of a reason to book a dummy cruise date through DCL. The advantage to doing it onboard is that you can get a discount and an onboard credit. If you book off the ship, you are just tying up the deposit money. You will still pay whatever the current rate is when you switch to a "real" date. (In fact, some people who book offshore and look into rebooking onboard find that the fare they got by booking early is less than the fare they could get onboard, even accounting for the discount and credit.)

You pay 1/2 the deposit, get the 10% and OBC then you can move it to whatever cruise you want. I booked a dummy date in March which I moved to the Fantasy when the dates first came out so I got early booking prices and the on board incentives.

Disneynutbsv
11-10-2010, 06:56 AM
Ok, quick question...normal deposit is 20% of cost, so it would be 10% if rebooked on board?

NancyIL
11-10-2010, 07:16 AM
You pay 1/2 the deposit, get the 10% and OBC then you can move it to whatever cruise you want. I booked a dummy date in March which I moved to the Fantasy when the dates first came out so I got early booking prices and the on board incentives.

Those are the perks for an onboard booking. I assume the person asking about booking a dummy date through DCL meant booking online or on the phone.

Mmketeer
11-10-2010, 08:10 AM
I so am gonna do this now. I was debating if I should book for my birthday (the end of April) for the new Dream when I boarded the Wonder in two weeks. But gosh, I really don't know if I'd be able to come up with full payment in a couple of months for it. Now, I can see from ya'lls post that as long as I change the date before final payment is due that I'll still be able to get the 10% saving and OBC and then I'll have more time to pay it off if needed. Right? :)