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Old 01-04-2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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2014 Alaskan Cruise

When will we able to book the 2014 Alalskan cruise? Anybody aware of the opening dates for this?

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Old 01-04-2013, 03:11 PM   #2
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:33 PM   #3
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When will we able to book the 2014 Alalskan cruise? Anybody aware of the opening dates for this?

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At this time Alaska hasn't been annouced/confirmed for 2014.

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Old 01-04-2013, 04:37 PM   #4
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Do y'all think it will leave from Seattle again..? Moving our one in June to next year would be nice, but I'd much rather sail from Vancouver.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:39 PM   #5
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People here have been guessing that the Wonder will have dry dock summer of 2014. If that is the case, I'm not sure if the Magic would take Alaska or if DCL would skip the 2014 season in Alaska. I'm considering 2014 for AK as well, but at the moment, I'm not banking on DCL being an option. Hopefully I'm wrong and I can put them back in the running again.
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People here have been guessing that the Wonder will have dry dock summer of 2014. If that is the case, I'm not sure if the Magic would take Alaska or if DCL would skip the 2014 season in Alaska. I'm considering 2014 for AK as well, but at the moment, I'm not banking on DCL being an option. Hopefully I'm wrong and I can put them back in the running again.
Dry dock generally only lasts 2 weeks. No reason they couldn't still have an Alaska season. The Wonder did her last drydock in Vancouver before (or after, I can't remember) that particular Alaska season.

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Dry dock generally only lasts 2 weeks. No reason they couldn't still have an Alaska season. The Wonder did her last drydock in Vancouver before (or after, I can't remember) that particular Alaska season.

Unless they plan a long one like Magic is having this year which is between 4 & 6 weeks.
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Do y'all think it will leave from Seattle again..? Moving our one in June to next year would be nice, but I'd much rather sail from Vancouver.
I'm not sure about this one. They had some problems with using Seattle (with the B2B at the beginning & end of the season). No way of knowing right now what DCL is doing.

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Old 01-04-2013, 06:23 PM   #9
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Do y'all think it will leave from Seattle again..? Moving our one in June to next year would be nice, but I'd much rather sail from Vancouver.
I'm hoping for Alaska out of Seattle in 2014! Flying to Vancouver is expensive and driving to Vancouver for us adds on a few hours of driving each way plus the hassle of crossing the border.
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I also want it to be from Seattle. it docks in Vancouver anyway and we can go around Vancouver then But flying to VC is def more expensive.Just wish i can book soon and make use of early bird prices. 2013 Alaskan cruises are like 9K already in July!
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:02 PM   #11
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Also waiting for the Alaskan cruise, but hopefully from Vancouver.
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In my opinion, Alaska is a "cash cow" for DCL. Mexico (due to assorted issues) wasn't and DCL pulled out of that itinerary. I think they'll keep doing Alaska as long as they can.

As for Seattle vs Vancouver, the Vancouver itinerary was better in many ways. While flying to Vancouver from the USA is more expensive than Seattle, it's not significantly and if you use miles, there is no difference (helpful tip!).

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We did the DCL Alaska cruise that went Seattle to Vancouver this past September. Word from the crew seemed to suggest that 2014 and beyond would have Disney doing Alaska out of Vancouver. Of course they only "suggested" this but it was reportedly stated by many that they were not leaving Alaska any time soon.

I sure hope it is true because we hope to do Alaska agin in 2014 : )
Really hope that is true also!!! We enjoyed being in Vancouver before and after the cruise very much and all of us want to go back. The port was wonderful with a great set up and the airport custom proceedure made it super easy to fly from and back to NC through there.
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In my opinion, Alaska is a "cash cow" for DCL. Mexico (due to assorted issues) wasn't and DCL pulled out of that itinerary. I think they'll keep doing Alaska as long as they can.

As for Seattle vs Vancouver, the Vancouver itinerary was better in many ways. While flying to Vancouver from the USA is more expensive than Seattle, it's not significantly and if you use miles, there is no difference (helpful tip!).

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Old 01-04-2013, 10:26 PM   #14
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I wouldn't expect 2014 AK to be out until March or April this year at the earliest. The other lines should be releasing their schedules at that time so seeing DCL is usually last, not counting on it before then. I already know I'm doing AK in 14 with another line due to work. Would be sad to see a DCL ship and not be on it but their prices are outrageous.
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Subbing! Planning to go to Alaska in 2014. Hope it will be on Disney!
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