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Old 10-23-2012, 03:20 PM   #691
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Well hubby said last night he like to do a B2B on the Fantasy in 2014. So for me who has been anxiously waiting with you all now is ok for the dates to come out later (like Dec 23 or later) So I can save up the additional deposit. Saying that and my luck, well the dates should be out any day now
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:09 PM   #692
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If there is unrest in spain and Greece, won't that cause 2013 cruises to be revised as well?
Please don't say that, I am on the EBTA in May
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:24 PM   #693
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I have been signed up at the DCL website for years and never get any email notifications of release dates or anything else other than my booked cruise info.

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Same here. For some reason in my profile - Disney Cruise Line is not an option. Yet we receive emails about our upcoming cruises, Disneyland offers and the occasional WDW offer.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:08 PM   #694
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I am constantly getting emails from DCL for the Sowa family (that's not us). I emailed Disney and they said they fixed it, but they still continue to come. It's annoying, too, because some are for offers I wouldn't mind using, but they specifically say must be used by the Sowa family .
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:09 PM   #695
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I've tried to change my profile on the cruise line site to add that I get notifications, but it won't let me change it. GRRRRRR Keeps saying "invalid user name" which is correct. Soooooo frustrating!
We had the same problem and called DCL, easy fix:-) go to www.disneyworld.com and sign in and update it there. He said they are updating the DCL website
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:10 PM   #696
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II check 8 times a day on the website xD Once at midnight then around 8 or 9 then noon then like 2 or 3 and then again around 6 and then at 8 and once more at 10 then it starts all over
that is what i am doing on a daily basis now
I just sent you a PM.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:45 PM   #697
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The person i spoke with on the phone from DCL stated there would not be an email notification sent out unless there was new iternaries being posted?! ?! So many conflicting stories...who knows what to believe!!

Does anyone know how many days in advance the people on the phone from DCL get before they are posted on the internet??! Bc he said ooo yah we know before so we can be prepared...forgot to ask him that one!
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:55 PM   #698
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The person i spoke with on the phone from DCL stated there would not be an email notification sent out unless there was new iternaries being posted?! ?! So many conflicting stories...who knows what to believe!!

Does anyone know how many days in advance the people on the phone from DCL get before they are posted on the internet??! Bc he said ooo yah we know before so we can be prepared...forgot to ask him that one!
It honestly depends. A couple years ago an email went out to gold CC members with the silver opening date on the email. If it wasn't for info posted here on the DIS many would have missed out on that date. In fact, when I called that morning at 8, then again at 10 the CSR said that it hadn't been busy at all and they were surprised. This was the year Alaska 2011 was released and we ended up switching to a different date on opening day. I told her that the email had the wrong date.

The last half of the Fantasy's 2012 dates were released without any kind of anouncement at all. Later on in 2011, the other ships had their late 2012 dates released with an email -- probably the morning it was available -- even though those itineraries were pretty much the same as previous ones.

I think that DCL simply sends out an email if it feels like it or not. Same thing goes for offering platinum/gold cc members an extra day to book or not. It has not been consistent.

Oh, and every single time I call opening day to move a dummy date the CSR has told me that they found out about the release that morning. Most times the computer server has not been ready for the release and this causes delays.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:25 PM   #699
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If there is unrest in spain and Greece, won't that cause 2013 cruises to be revised as well?


There really is no "unrest" in Spain or Greece. This kind of protest is fairly common in Europe and doesn't usually affect travel. Most guides will know ahead of time to schedule alternate routes to destination, etc. Much of their economy is based on tourism and they really don't want to impact that.

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P.S. There is an article on Rick Steve's website about this
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:47 PM   #700
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My travel agent(with Expedia Cruise Specialists) spent about half an hour on the line with a supervisor at Disney Cruise Lines. It sounds like they have not decided their final schedule yet. Evidently unrest/mass protests in Spain and Greece have thrown the initial plan of Med cruises in 2014 in to doubt. It has also created exchange rate uncertainty for they with the Euro's troubles.

So the upshot - it does not sound like anything is imminent. Really unfortunate because the Med Cruise is what we were wanting to do.
So do you think the travel agent really talked to the disney supervisor or is this just a bunch of hoowey?
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:53 PM   #701
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[QUOTE=Mariellen102;46528765]The person i spoke with on the phone from DCL stated there would not be an email notification sent out unless there was new iternaries being posted?! ?! So many conflicting stories...who knows what to believe!!

This is sounding like the presidential race. We better get the Fact Finders in to clear things up for all of us.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:53 PM   #702
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So do you think the travel agent really talked to the disney supervisor or is this just a bunch of hoowey?
Or the supervisor may have been speculating -- maybe he/she got the info from a WDW bus driver.
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Or the supervisor may have been speculating -- maybe he/she got the info from a WDW bus driver.
That was very funny. You made me chuckle.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:09 PM   #704
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So do you think the travel agent really talked to the disney supervisor or is this just a bunch of hoowey?
I know my travel agent fairly well and I don't believe for a second she would lie about this. There would be absolutely no gain for her to do so.

So I believe she did phone Disney Cruise Lines and ask for a supervisor, whether she actually talked to a supervisor or a random person would be a matter for conjecture.

I think if we assume that people on this messageboard are fairly honest, that Disney is giving completely different answers to people on almost a daily basis so who knows if it is the truth.

As for a couple of other comments

The same travel agent just returned from a 23 day Mediterranean Cruise. She has done it twice before and said that it was worse this time. At all ports in Spain, Italy and Greece the cruise ship received gunship escorts into port and they were checked in through customs by soldiers with machine guns. She said protests in Barcelona and Athens totally messed with tourist activities as traffic was slowed to gridlock because of them. Yes protests are a regular thing in southern Europe but with forced austerity they are far worse right now than normal.

As for changing 2013 as well, I think it is a totally different animal to start mucking with cruises that have been announced and as we understand at least in the case of the longer Mediterrean cruises have sold fairly well. This is totally different from changing a plan for an unannounced schedule in 2014.

Frankly, I hope the employee at Disney is completely off base and the cruises are announced tomorrow but that is the message we got.
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That was very funny. You made me chuckle.
You never know. The various messages that have been delivered to people phoning in to Disney Cruise Lines that post on this messageboard certainly don't add up to the same coherent message.
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