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Old 09-08-2012, 04:14 PM   #1
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Using points for cruise..allotment full?

Hi everyone. I call DVC today when I was toying of using my points for a cruise (for the first time) the CM told me that for the month I was considering it was not possible because they have hit their allotment. I didn't even know that was possible. She said I would have to wait until next year.

Now it's not a big deal because it is semi-last minute I guess, as it is for the first week of December.What is this?

OT-I am just having a harder and harder time lately finding anything available under 5months out. I know it's not the nature of DVC and we usually plan way in advance, but this time we couldn't for certain reasons and being DH is an Accountant Jan- June is basically a no-no. So it seems planning anything for the end of this year with points aside from Aulani is impossible. I have never had this problem in years past. I remember I even booked a trip for New Years at Saratoga 3 months out a few years back. Aulani or cash on the Fantasy might be the only way to go!
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:25 PM   #2
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IMO the "extras" other than DVC stays, DCL, RCI, and the other point bookings are there for marketing purposes so Disney limits DVC availability. They also made the extras a poor value but that doesn't seem to matter.

Disney would rather book cash guests on DCL.

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IMO the "extras" other than DVC stays, DCL, RCI, and the other point bookings are there for marketing purposes so Disney limits DVC availability. They also made the extras a poor value but that doesn't seem to matter.

Disney would rather book cash guests on DCL.

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Yeah, those CMs on the DCL ships just don't like being paid in DVC points.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:51 PM   #4
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happened to us years back. everyone decided on a last minute december trip. we ended up going with Disney collection, at AKL on CL (before it became DVC). my sister in a wilderness cabin at Fort Wilderness (pretty nice actually). ms gave us limited availability as far as dates and choices in the collection, but we were able to reserve a trip & everyone had a great time.
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:23 PM   #5
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Ok makes sense. I know they are a poor value but we have been to WDW already this year, and don't plan a on going next year because we plan to fingers crossed start a family. We would just like to use our points even if it is not a "great value". I guess we could bank them if we had to but we are planning vacation the Dec no matter what and it may involove a Disney Destination so it would be nice to use it.

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:06 PM   #6
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For what it's worth we planed a cruise about a year out 4 night bahamian on the dream and thought it was well worth our points.A CM even called us about 2 weeks before the cruise and offered us an upgrade .
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:35 PM   #7
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Hi everyone. I call DVC today when I was toying of using my points for a cruise (for the first time) the CM told me that for the month I was considering it was not possible because they have hit their allotment. I didn't even know that was possible. She said I would have to wait until next year.

Now it's not a big deal because it is semi-last minute I guess, as it is for the first week of December.What is this?

OT-I am just having a harder and harder time lately finding anything available under 5months out. I know it's not the nature of DVC and we usually plan way in advance, but this time we couldn't for certain reasons and being DH is an Accountant Jan- June is basically a no-no. So it seems planning anything for the end of this year with points aside from Aulani is impossible. I have never had this problem in years past. I remember I even booked a trip for New Years at Saratoga 3 months out a few years back. Aulani or cash on the Fantasy might be the only way to go!
December is a busy time and as you mentioned, does fill up fast. But keep trying as I was able last year to put together a last minute trip for December and only started looking at the end of October.

The great piece of the online system is that you can check multiple times and I have had things pop up in the afternoon that were not there in the morning.

Good luck!
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:33 PM   #8
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Hi everyone. I call DVC today when I was toying of using my points for a cruise (for the first time) the CM told me that for the month I was considering it was not possible because they have hit their allotment. I didn't even know that was possible. She said I would have to wait until next year.

Now it's not a big deal because it is semi-last minute I guess, as it is for the first week of December.What is this?

OT-I am just having a harder and harder time lately finding anything available under 5months out. I know it's not the nature of DVC and we usually plan way in advance, but this time we couldn't for certain reasons and being DH is an Accountant Jan- June is basically a no-no. So it seems planning anything for the end of this year with points aside from Aulani is impossible. I have never had this problem in years past. I remember I even booked a trip for New Years at Saratoga 3 months out a few years back. Aulani or cash on the Fantasy might be the only way to go!
Just another risk of trying to use points for DCL or the like. Under 5 months is tough, best to plan earlier if possible even if you end up canceling later.
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Another reason points cruises are limited is because DVC has to give CRO a room to rent in a DVC resort and that has gotten harder to do without big discounts.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:05 PM   #10
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you could always try renting the points out... and do a cruise on the cash (or go somewhere else). If you do not want to deal with the hassle of finding and screening potential renters... you can just look on the DVC point rental thread on the DIS and there are rental organizations that will do the work for you ...
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