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Old 10-11-2011, 03:41 PM   #706
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Last year the standard itineraries were announced on Oct 19th and the special (seattle, galveston, NYC) were announced the following spring in April.

I am about 99% sure that is what is going to happen this year. The Dream and Fantasy are for all itents and purposes taking over the Magic and Wonders Bahamian and Carribean cruises (nothing new here).

The Magic and Wonder are the possible "special" itineraries. The no Europe rumors surprise me since ABD just expanded to include Greece and DCL asked on the survey cards if we would be interested 7 day western/eastern Meds.

Either way, if you want to sail on the Dream or Fantasy you should be able to book in 10 days to 2 weeks. (just an educated guess).
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:47 PM   #707
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Last year the standard itineraries were announced on Oct 19th and the special (seattle, galveston, NYC) were announced the following spring in April.

I am about 99% sure that is what is going to happen this year. The Dream and Fantasy are for all itents and purposes taking over the Magic and Wonders Bahamian and Carribean cruises (nothing new here).

The Magic and Wonder are the possible "special" itineraries. The no Europe rumors surprise me since ABD just expanded to include Greece and DCL asked on the survey cards if we would be interested 7 day western/eastern Meds.

Either way, if you want to sail on the Dream or Fantasy you should be able to book in 10 days to 2 weeks. (just an educated guess).
Oh, I so hope you are a great guesser
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:49 PM   #708
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I'm still holding out for Alaska. If the specials won't be announced until 2012, that's good for me because I'll be on the Magic in December and can book a dummy cruise.
I don't want Fantasy or Dream because they are running expensive right now and living in FL, I want a change of pace.
Crossing my fingers.
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:58 PM   #709
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Last year the standard itineraries were announced on Oct 19th and the special (seattle, galveston, NYC) were announced the following spring in April.

I am about 99% sure that is what is going to happen this year. The Dream and Fantasy are for all itents and purposes taking over the Magic and Wonders Bahamian and Carribean cruises (nothing new here).

The Magic and Wonder are the possible "special" itineraries. The no Europe rumors surprise me since ABD just expanded to include Greece and DCL asked on the survey cards if we would be interested 7 day western/eastern Meds.

Either way, if you want to sail on the Dream or Fantasy you should be able to book in 10 days to 2 weeks. (just an educated guess).
If this holds true, I'll end up booking for the Fantasy/Dream and then changing if something sails out of NYC for the summer, cuz that's what I really want.

Thanks for posting, this gives me a lot to think about.
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:19 PM   #710
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Not very good. I am a little confused on your March 29th date, so will assume you are looking at March 30. I want an Eastern on March 16, but am pretty sure it will be the western. If that is the case, yours will also be the western.
Sorry, I meant March 30th (I went back too many days from Easter ). Why do you think it would be a Western?
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:12 PM   #711
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If this holds true, I'll end up booking for the Fantasy/Dream and then changing if something sails out of NYC for the summer, cuz that's what I really want.

Thanks for posting, this gives me a lot to think about.
We're in the same boat (no pun intended) ... we'll move our current dummy date to what I anticipate will be our 2013 March Break week and then if "warm destinations" open up from NYC we'll move it again. (I think Canada/New England out of NYC would be awesome too ... but the family vote is that our next cruise is to somewhere tropical.)
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:38 PM   #712
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Oh, I so hope this is true! We just returned from the new Disney resort in Hawaii, Aulani, and I am having serious post vacation withdrawls and would love to start planning our 2013 voyage on the Disney Fantasy. I will be watching these boards closely the next few weeks as the DIS always has the best info about these things.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:05 PM   #713
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Sorry, I meant March 30th (I went back too many days from Easter ). Why do you think it would be a Western?
Someone found a port schedule for St Martin that listed the Fantasy, so if DCL continues the Eastern/Western schedule you can figure out what week will be what.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2800985
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:08 AM   #714
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When dates are released are they immediately open for booking? Just wondering how much time I'll have to make a decision.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:26 AM   #715
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When dates are released are they immediately open for booking? Just wondering how much time I'll have to make a decision.
And does anyone know how that will work with Gold and Platinum Castaway Club Members.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:47 AM   #716
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As mentioned a couple of pages back, typically the dates come out 2-3 days before Platinum and Gold members are allowed to book. Everyone else is typically allowed to book 2-3 days after Platinum and Gold members can book. So:

Dates come out
2-3 Days after dates come out: Gold & Platinum can book
4-6 Days after dates come out: Everyone else can book

Also, dates will come out via email to G&P, they don't (usually) come out online. Disboarder insiders will quite possibly get the dates before anyone else because they're just awesome
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:59 AM   #717
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Ohhh man this waiting this gets harder & harder... It's like you can see the ::finish line:: but not sure how close it is!! NEED TO PLAN SOMETHING My days are so long when I'm not planning a trip with Disney!! Can't wait to book our 2013 cruise...
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:39 AM   #718
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Sorry, I meant March 30th (I went back too many days from Easter ). Why do you think it would be a Western?
The Cayman port schedule (http://www.caymanport.com/shipschedules.php) shows the Fantasy in port on Monday April 1 2013, so the sailing on March 30th looks to be a western.
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:18 PM   #719
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As mentioned a couple of pages back, typically the dates come out 2-3 days before Platinum and Gold members are allowed to book. Everyone else is typically allowed to book 2-3 days after Platinum and Gold members can book. So:

Dates come out
2-3 Days after dates come out: Gold & Platinum can book
4-6 Days after dates come out: Everyone else can book

Also, dates will come out via email to G&P, they don't (usually) come out online. Disboarder insiders will quite possibly get the dates before anyone else because they're just awesome
But that didn't hold true for the Hawaii announcement of the addition of an October cruise. They announced AND opened up ressies for gold and platinum at 8 a.m. the same morning! I had no warning at all they were doing this!

As for the "special" itineraries, I'm hoping they go back to NYC in 2013, but offer cruises to Bermuda or longer New England cruises with stops at New England ports, or even itineraries out of Galveston with maybe 10 and 11-day itineraries to southern caribbean.
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As for the "special" itineraries, I'm hoping they go back to NYC in 2013, but offer cruises to Bermuda or longer New England cruises with stops at New England ports, or even itineraries out of Galveston with maybe 10 and 11-day itineraries to southern caribbean.
I'm with you on this!
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