Ths DIS is a great place to ask Disney Cruise Line questions and share tips.
Dreams Unlimited Travel - The official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums Dreams Unlimited Travel - the official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Cruise Line > Disney Cruise Line Forum
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-27-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
Mickeyhugger
DIS Veteran
 
Mickeyhugger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 5,618

Adding a person to our stateroom...no 10% discount?

Long story short..(hopefully)..we currently have two cat 9s booked for June 15th Fantasy. Our 18 year-old DD and her BFF in one room, DH and I in the other. Her BFFs parents might book later (for the same sailing.) If that's the case, we'd then like to move our DD to our room so BFF can share the other room with her family.

Would our DD still get the 10%, since we're increasing the number of people in our stateroom?
__________________
7 WDW vacations 1989-2005 12 DCL cruises 2002-2014 (we became PLATINUM!) 8 CCL cruises 2005-2012

Mickeyhugger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 09:51 PM   #2
kcashner
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 33,275

The answer used to be "yes," and was told that it still was in May by onboard booking agent. However, I've read here that this is no longer the case.

However, you do have some options. No one cares who sleeps where, only who is booked where. And since each KTTW card can be tied to a different pay source, you have no charging issues. Guest Services had no problem with issuing me a "mom key" so that I could get into each of the cabins when I had a group of "young adults."

So, you could just add a third person to each cabin--no problem really because they cruise at the "third person" rate, which is a lower fare than the first two. Then you can shuffle the "who is really sleeping where" after you board. Obviously, if they will allow you to shuffle people in advance, that's easier...but it shouldn't change the fact that you can make it work later.
kcashner is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 09-27-2012, 10:15 PM   #3
Momma2Jax
DIS Veteran
 
Momma2Jax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 751

You know, I just realized that's what happened with us! I booked a dummy on board and I only listed myself, so that we could put a very small amount down for a deposit. Now when I price the date change with my DH and DS added, I am the only one who gets a discount! Wish I would have known that before I did on board booking... I would have added all of us then!
__________________

Me DH DS 5


Momma2Jax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 02:00 AM   #4
GaDisneyFreak
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: North West Georgia
Posts: 66

Are you serious? I did this too last year and got the 10% off my additional family members I added later. I too just put myself down on the original ressie for a cheap down payment. If this is the way DCL is doing things now, they must really be getting desperate to try to salvage some of the many discounts they are having to offer.
GaDisneyFreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 07:23 AM   #5
Mickeyhugger
DIS Veteran
 
Mickeyhugger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 5,618

Thank you everyone.
__________________
7 WDW vacations 1989-2005 12 DCL cruises 2002-2014 (we became PLATINUM!) 8 CCL cruises 2005-2012

Mickeyhugger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 12:12 PM   #6
Momma2Jax
DIS Veteran
 
Momma2Jax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 751

Quote:
Originally Posted by GaDisneyFreak
Are you serious? I did this too last year and got the 10% off my additional family members I added later. I too just put myself down on the original ressie for a cheap down payment. If this is the way DCL is doing things now, they must really be getting desperate to try to salvage some of the many discounts they are having to offer.
Yeah, from everything I read and asked before hand, adding people still got them the discount! Now that this thread is here I checked my quote math again, and sure enough, I'm the only one with the discount! Apparently the moral of the story is to book everyone who you think is going when you book on board, and take them off if needed! Just kinda sucks because that initial deposit will be higher!

Just to add, the amount I am needing to add to my already placed deposit to add the people, and the right itinerary is still a 10% deposit.....but the fare is only discounted for me.
__________________

Me DH DS 5


Momma2Jax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 12:31 PM   #7
BAT
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 107

Is the deposit refundable? Can it at least be transferred to another passenger in the same reservation?
BAT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 12:52 PM   #8
phred52
I love vacation!
 
phred52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Too far from the Mouse~
Posts: 817

Quote:
Originally Posted by BAT View Post
Is the deposit refundable? Can it at least be transferred to another passenger in the same reservation?
I transferred my 'dummy' date earlier this month to a 'real' reservation. The original room was myself and nephew. The new reservation myself and DD. Deposit transferred no problem.
phred52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 01:01 PM   #9
Luv2Diz
We love the Wonder and Magic of Disney cruising!
 
Luv2Diz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Great Northwest
Posts: 1,166

I booked while onboard earlier this month for 2 people. I told the cruise agent that I wasn't sure if a third person would be sailing with us at that point or not. He told me the 3rd person wouldn't get the 10% discount anyway.

After we got home, I transferred our booking to our TA and added the third person. All three of us got the 10% discount.
__________________
DL 1969, DL 1971, DL 1972, DL 1996. WDW 1974 Offsite, 1977 Offsite, 1981 Offsite, 1985 Offsite, 1988Offsite, Sept. 2005 Shades of Green, Sept. 2008 SOG, Sept. 2009 POR, January 2010 POR, Sept. 2011 POR, Wonder Alaska 8/27/12, Magic W. Caribbean 12/1/12, Magic Bahamas 5/10/13, Disneyland April 2014
Luv2Diz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 08:42 PM   #10
MPS516
Disney #2 Fan
 
MPS516's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 839

yep, we were told on board that adding people would not qualify for discount. we always book 4 people and take off whoever is not going.
__________________
WaltDisneyWorld: 1976, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014
DisneyLand / California Adventure: 1986, 2004, 2013
DCL Wonder 2001, 2009, 2011, 2013 Magic 2003, 2006, 2010, 2014 DREAM 2011
GOLF: Palm, Magnolia, Lake Buena Vista, Oak Trail

MPS516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 09:27 PM   #11
kcashner
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 33,275

Quote:
Originally Posted by MPS516 View Post
yep, we were told on board that adding people would not qualify for discount. we always book 4 people and take off whoever is not going.
What irritates me about this is that in May we were going to book 2 people on each reservation. The onboard booking CM suggested that we just book one. grrrrrr.......and the savings in deposit was miniscule since at that time 1 person paid 175% of double occupancy fare.
kcashner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.