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Old 01-08-2013, 11:09 AM   #1
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Royal suite in 2014?

Just running some variations for 2014 and noticed something a little odd. I can book the Royal Suite for 3 nights on the Magic for May 16, 2014 out of PC going to the Bahamas for our family of 4 for $4718. Or, I can book the Dream for 3 nights for May 15, 2014 out of PC going to the Bahamas for our family of four for $8972. Yes, basically the exact same cruise is 90% higher in cost on the Dream contrasted to the Magic in the same suite classification.

I know all about supply/demand, Disney's pricing, new ships vs old ships, etc. However, it seems like an excessive premium for the Dream.

And, yes, I know Disney can charge whatever they think they can get for a cabin.

Just curious if anybody else finds this pricing structure a little odd.

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:44 AM   #2
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Yes. And I happily booked a royal on the magic


I'm not going I argue lol
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:13 PM   #3
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I hear that!

When I looked, a 5 night on the Wonder out of Miami was $6,220 on the Wonder and a 7 night on the Fantasy was somewhere around $15,000.

Wonder, here we come!
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:56 PM   #4
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The prices could be lower since the ships are older. My question is will the price for the Magic be the same after she comes back from dry dock or will it be similar to the Dream? I wouldn't mind trying the smaller ships if our trip on the Dream goes well.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:59 PM   #5
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We booked the Roy suite on the Magic for after dry dock. I had never seen the Roy or the Walt available before.
If the price increases, it will not affect those who have already booked. The price they set now is the price you pay.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:02 PM   #6
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Right now, you get significantly more on the new ships with the lounge, complimentary beverages, etc. It isn't anywhere near worth doubling the price, but it is more than on the classics.

What will happen after dry dock, we don't know. However, they can't raise the price if you book now.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:13 PM   #7
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We booked the Roy suite on the Magic for after dry dock. I had never seen the Roy or the Walt available before.
If the price increases, it will not affect those who have already booked. The price they set now is the price you pay.
*wave* Hi neighbor! We'll be in the Walt across from you.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:36 PM   #8
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There're 700 more square feet in the Dream Class Royal suite than the Classic Royal suites...
(1029 sq. ft. vs. 1781 sq. ft.)
Around 70% more space.

But, I'm booked on the Magic.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:28 PM   #9
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We love that the classic ships have four two bedroom suites available. Maximizes the private space for our family, so people can go to bed and get up at different times without disturbing others in the main cabin space. On the new ships, I think you have to book two connecting cabins to,get two bedrooms, which is more expensive since the major cost is the first two people in a stateroom.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:07 PM   #10
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There're 700 more square feet in the Dream Class Royal suite than the Classic Royal suites...
(1029 sq. ft. vs. 1781 sq. ft.)
Around 70% more space.

But, I'm booked on the Magic.
The Sq ft includes the verandah. Classic ships have a nice 2 bedroom layout and Interior space well thought out but verandah very narrow. The verandah on new ships is gigantic with a private hot tub out there. I swear you could have a party for 75 people out there. The suite is great for entertaining.

I agree, DWF, that the pricing is bizarre when you relate those comparison quotes. The most outrageous thing is when I look at the per diems for these suites. They go as high as 4300/night ... (30K for 7 night cruise)

I couldn't snort enough pixie dust to ever justify that
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:48 PM   #11
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*wave* Hi neighbor! We'll be in the Walt across from you.
Nope, you're across from us!
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We love that the classic ships have four two bedroom suites available. Maximizes the private space for our family, so people can go to bed and get up at different times without disturbing others in the main cabin space. On the new ships, I think you have to book two connecting cabins to,get two bedrooms, which is more expensive since the major cost is the first two people in a stateroom.
This is true! I don't understand why they have such HUGE suites in the Dream class but they only sleep 5??? For that price, they should sleep more than 5, IMO. I only book the suites on the magic class because of our family's size. I have no interest, therefore to book on the Dream if we can't all fit into one room. I just can't justify two rooms at the dream price for our family when I am just fine on the Magic in one really nice room!
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:15 AM   #13
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Nope, you're across from us!
Are you right after drydock? Now Im confused lol
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The Sq ft includes the verandah. Classic ships have a nice 2 bedroom layout and Interior space well thought out but verandah very narrow. The verandah on new ships is gigantic with a private hot tub out there. I swear you could have a party for 75 people out there. The suite is great for entertaining.

I agree, DWF, that the pricing is bizarre when you relate those comparison quotes. The most outrageous thing is when I look at the per diems for these suites. They go as high as 4300/night ... (30K for 7 night cruise)

I couldn't snort enough pixie dust to ever justify that
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Are you right after drydock? Now Im confused lol
We are booked for Dec. 18 out of Miami. It is after drydock, but not right after.

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