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Old 01-26-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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How do you know which dummy cruise to book?

What criteria do you use when booking a dummy date? Do you research online before you leave to find the cheapest one possible, do you book for a time when you might want to go, a certain type of room, etc?

We cruise in 2 weeks and want to have all of my ducks in a row. I'm sure we're going to be DCL hooked by the end and ready for another!
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:52 PM   #2
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Just tell the person at the Future Cruise desk that you want to book a dummy date. They will find you the cheapest and farthest out date and stateroom they can.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:58 PM   #3
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My wife and I took a Sept eastern cruise on the Fantasy. Went to the cruise and they booked on a Nov 2013 3 day cruise with a deposit of $100. My TA at AAA received notification before we arrived back home two days later. We just changed it to a Western curise on the Fantasy for Feb 2014 and got the same room we had before.. Our TA did all this for us. Its a long wait.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:38 PM   #4
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Just book a 3 night cruise as far out as possible avoiding holiday weeks.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:07 PM   #5
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I like to search on DCL's website approx 1 week before sailing to see which dates will give me the lowest deposit. I do this just in case there's a long line at the future cruise desk so I'll know what date to write on the postcard to put in the drop box.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:17 PM   #6
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I always do a 3n in Sept(not Labor Day) or Oct in an 11c. those are the cheapest months to cruise so your deposit will be the cheapest.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:40 AM   #7
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We booked a dummy cruise earlier this week. lady at the booking desk handled everything and she booked us on a 3 day cruise end of Aug 2014 in an 11c cabin. Deposit was $94. We can change to any cruise that has availability and any cabin type.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:02 AM   #8
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Ok, I have a question...you can book just 1 person & then add more later? Does the 10% apply to the total cost when you actually find the cruise you want?
Also, since you are booking a 1 person, are you charged with the increase or does it just make sense to at least book 2 people?
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:25 AM   #9
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Ok, I have a question...you can book just 1 person & then add more later? Does the 10% apply to the total cost when you actually find the cruise you want?
Also, since you are booking a 1 person, are you charged with the increase or does it just make sense to at least book 2 people?
Yes, the 10% discount applies to the total pre-tax cruise cost, and the deposit amount will increase if you move the booking to a more expensive cruise. Since the single supplement is now 200%, there isn't much difference in the deposit amount for 1 person vs. 2 people.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:39 AM   #10
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What is the advantage to booking onboard? New to disney.

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Old 01-27-2013, 09:33 AM   #11
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What is the advantage to booking onboard? New to disney.

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I just asked this question recently. The answer is a savings of 10%. When you decide on an exact date (if you book a dummy date online just to get the discount) then you'll save 10% of the total cost of that cruise. So for a $5000 cruise, you'd save $500.

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Old 01-27-2013, 10:55 AM   #12
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We just told the CM at the desk that we wanted to sign up for a cruise and we knew that we would be changing it in the future to a 2013 date when they were posted. We also told him we knew it would be a seven night western Caribbean cruise. So he had us sign up for the very last date available on the calendar at that time for a western cruise.

We actually had to change it twice, once when the 2012 dates came out and again to the date we wanted once the 2013 dates came out. Less than a year to go
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