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Old 12-06-2012, 10:25 AM   #211
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The price is what it is - if I didn't want to go on that date I wouldn't book it. Disney is not forcing anybody to pay these prices - if you don't like the price, don't go. You have options. The only thing that will change Disney's pricing is empty cabins, until that happens why would prices go down? Especially opening day pricing. What's more likely to happen is opening day stays high and popular dates full up quickly and the discounts for off-season increase but only as you get much closer to sail dates.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:26 AM   #212
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Originally Posted by Silverfox97 View Post
No, it's not supply & demand. It's because everyone has a different spring break week. We get no days off around Easter in my county in FL. Spring break for us is early March. In Ohio growing up, it was always Easter week. That's why WDW is busy from March thru whenever Easter is - variant breaks.

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Um, what do you think supply and demand is? My point was that price is determined by supply and demand. Supply is pretty constant. Demand is higher in the summer than Easter week (which I find surprising) so that dictates a lower price during Easter week than most weeks in August. I understand your explanation (Spring break is spread out) but it absolutely is determined by supply and demand.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:26 AM   #213
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I haven't heard from my TA yet, but I have full confidence that she has me booked. I checked the pricing on the website myself.

May 31 Eastern
Cat 4C - 2A 2C (4 & 9)
$5899.03 w/ 10% OBB
No insurance, no transfers

This is pretty much exactly what I expected to pay. I am a happy camper this morning! We are bringing family with us this time. I was afraid it would be sticker shock for them, but I think they can handle this.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:50 AM   #214
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March 22, 2014 - Eastern
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:52 AM   #215
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:11 AM   #216
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We booked:

March 1-8 , 7 nights Western Caribbean (My kids spring break)
Cat 8C - Deluxe Family Oceanview
2A3k (9,6,3)

Total with discount, no transfers


I am happy with this!
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:12 AM   #217
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Here's our cruise info

I am gold, so these prices are from 1st day...but they haven't gone up today!

These prices include 10% discount from transferred cruise (but I didn't get the "pricing glitch" from early yesterday.)

May 24, 2014
Western, Fantasy
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May 24, 2014
1 adult, 2 children (13,10)

so total for 2 staterooms: 6845

While I am still gagging over the price, I felt better a price per night comparison to my 2012 Spring Break Cruise. I booked that cruise 13.5 months out and had the onboard booking discount as well. (paid 3913 for 2 cat 8c).

Price per night for 2012 at 13 months out: 978.25
Price per night for 2014 at 16 months out: 977.86

The price of the 2012 cruise almost doubled before sailing.

Now I have the internal debate -- if my family can sleep in the same stateroom for 7 nights and still adore a cruise. (over a $1000 savings!) I almost think we could handle it for a 4 night cruise...but 7 nights? not sure.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:18 AM   #218
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Moved an OBB I had been holding for quite a while:

August 16, 2014 Western Fantasy

Cat. 5C - 2A, 2C (ages 13 & 8) $5,961.38. That includes our 10% OBB. No transfers or insurance.

About an hour after I booked that, my Mom decided she wanted to I went back in and changed it again.

Cat. 4C - 3A, 2C (ages 13 & 8) $7,371.40. That includes our 10% OBB. No transfers or insurance.

The $7300 is about what we paid for our August 2012 Eastern Fantasy cruise with one huge difference - that cruise price included DCL transfers and insurance. So, I think this pricing is about $700 more expensive than our last cruise.

Also attributable to the increased expense: my daughter will be 13 at cruise time and it looks like price-wise, she is now treated the same as a third adult in the room. So, I'm paying about $100 more for her in 2014 than I did in 2012, just by virtue of the fact that she had the nerve to grow up.

Expensive? Yes. Insanely more than I have paid for DCL in the past for this category cruise? No. I looked at similar cruise on RCCL, and the pricing seemed pretty close.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:25 AM   #219
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Originally Posted by yayasue View Post
We booked:

March 1-8 , 7 nights Western Caribbean (My kids spring break)
Cat 8C - Deluxe Family Oceanview
2A3k (9,6,3)

Total with discount, no transfers


I am happy with this!

Glad you got it. That came in only $200 than I calculated yesterday. I figured it should be somewhat lower as I think our DS(14) is about $50 or so more than your kids, so that would be about $150 of it.

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Old 12-06-2012, 11:34 AM   #220
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May 31 Fantasy Eastern
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$5062.36 ($1904/$1904/$1008)
No OBB, No insurance, No transfers

and three days to decide what to do....

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Old 12-06-2012, 11:49 AM   #221
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:55 AM   #222
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Just got the confirmation email from our TA

We moved a dummy booking to the Fantasy, March 8, 2014 (our Spring Break).
Category 4C, 7 night
2 adults, 2 children 8 and 9.
No insurance or transfers.
Online total $6152.48 with tax, $5824 without
My price with OBB $5570.08 with tax, $5241.60 without

We just did a 7 night Fantasy in November (booked this past May on board) which was $5484.36 with tax, $5166 without (same category). I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't more...
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:59 AM   #223
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Originally Posted by cwby22
Eastern Fantasy
June 28th 2014
2A 1C Cat 6B
$5820 w/on board discount, no transfers no insurance

WOW! That's $1600 more than our June 2012 cruise that had no discounts.
We got it on hold, but pretty sure were not going to keep it.
I wanted to do that week too. We did that week this year using VGT. I cannot believe how high the price was! $6800 for 2A1C in a 5A...crazy!
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:01 PM   #224
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I wish. DW is a teacher. One thing to pull the kids out of school. Another to pull the teacher out. could leave her at home but it will be her 40th birthday. Anyone know a good divorce lawyer??
DH is a teacher. He gets 3 days of paid personal days, but can take more unpaid. We calculated it was cheaper to go off season and lose two days pay, than to pay high season prices. Just a thought....? Plus airfare will be cheaper. We're linking our cruise with marathon weekend (he'll run the half the morning we set sail). It was the cheapest way to do it. Is it possible for your wife to do something similar?

Our kids are homeschooled, so they are flexible.

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Old 12-06-2012, 12:08 PM   #225
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