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Old 10-09-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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Last Booking Date?

What is the last date, prior to the ship setting sail, that Disney will book a reservation?
I realize that they need to clear customs/immigration, confirm all cabin numbers, and stock the ship, so they need a diffinite head count before sailing. What is the cutoff point? Does it vary by length of cruise: a three day versus a seven day?

I suppose showing up at the dock with a packed bag, passport, and cash in hand won't work?

On that same idea: a last, last, last minute booking...is there any way of knowing if/when that last day arrives, the price will drop?

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What is the last date, prior to the ship setting sail, that Disney will book a reservation?
I realize that they need to clear customs/immigration, confirm all cabin numbers, and stock the ship, so they need a diffinite head count before sailing. What is the cutoff point? Does it vary by length of cruise: a three day versus a seven day?

I suppose showing up at the dock with a packed bag, passport, and cash in hand won't work?

On that same idea: a last, last, last minute booking...is there any way of knowing if/when that last day arrives, the price will drop?

Thanks to all.
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I know cruises are taken off the website three day prior. Not sure if you can still call and book.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:19 PM   #3
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I know of someone who booked the night before the cruise. This was a couple months ago. They had to call the 800# to book it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:22 PM   #4
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Correct--they are taken off line 3 days before embarkation. The closest I ever booked was 2 days (Thursday for a Sat. cruise). I also know of at least 2 people who claim to have booked the day before by phone. One was initially told that it was impossible; she supposedly suggested that if they wanted to sell 2 more cabins that perhaps they'd be willing to contact PC and make it happen (shoreside in Celebration used the excuse that everything had been sent to PC).
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I just went back to the FB group to find out how the person booked it and when they called the DCL 800# they were told "Basically with the exception of NYC yu can book same day,.as the cruise departure, just not at the terminal." I was not able to find a post about if they booked the night before or the morning of, just the morning before and the fact that they were on the cruise.
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