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Old 01-21-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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Question for last minute cruising

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Amy and I leave for Orlando for a couple days in WDW, a day at Sea World and than a 3 day cruise. We are meeting her parents that are renting a flat for the month of Feb in Daytona. We had asked if they wanted to do Disney and they are on board with that. Probably Epcot for shopping and Magic Kingdom for parades and fireworks. Maybe able to squeeze in Fantasmic (best show) and Animal Kingdom (never been) if things go well.

Also asked if they wanted to go on the cruise as we could change our veranda cabin to one that slept 5 for $800 when adding them. Dad is ex Navy (like me) but had a very bad time on the ship (unlike me) and really hasn't been interested in a cruise despite Mom wanting it. He also was worried about tons of loud noisy kids thinking it would be like the parks.

Well, he found out out about the adult only areas on the ship and CC. He is all for it now. Of course now the cabins aren't available.

I am keeping an eye as it is constantly changing but what are the chances of them, when they drop us off at the terminal, of there being cabins available?

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Old 01-21-2013, 11:16 AM   #2
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I don't know the exact time frame, but they must have a completed list of passengers prior to cruise day. So it would not be possible to add them to your cruise at the terminal. Since you are only a few days out now, it may already be too late.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:01 PM   #3
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Look and see if there is a cabin for 2 available, it may not cost much more than adding them to you cabin.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:30 PM   #4
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I checked and the whole thing is full not just the changing from a cabin of two to a cabin of four. Called the # and will just have to keep checking constantly to see if something comes open. The line can make it up to two days before without ship permission. After that their manager needs to call the ship.

Might be able to get it at the terminal if there is anything available but a bit of a bummer that the in-laws waited this long. Now it looks bad because we can't deliver.

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Old 01-21-2013, 01:11 PM   #5
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You won't be able to add them at the terminal, but you can call the 800# and add them up to the morning of the cruise. This has been confirmed by a couple who have done this on the board. We have known one person on a previous cruise with us to book the cruise the night before also by calling the number. You won't be able to book them online.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:18 PM   #6
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lbgraves is correct (as usual)

The cruise will be removed from on line booking 3 days before embarkation. After that, you must call the 800 number or go thru your travel agent, but you can book if space is available. We have done it at 2 days, and I've met and personally spoken with a Dis-er who claims to have done it the evening before departure. I have no reason to doubt her word. I have read of people doing it on the morning of the cruise.

What you cannot do is to show up at the terminal without a reservation and just book it. You might be able to get it if you call on a cell phone. They don't check your ID against the mainfest before allowing you into the port area (as they used to!), but you still can't just walk in and book.
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They don't check your ID against the mainfest before allowing you into the port area (as they used to!), but you still can't just walk in and book.
Seriously??? When did this change?
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Seriously??? When did this change?
They check before allowing you into the TERMINAL, but not before allowing you into the Port Authority area...unless my memory has completely failed. I don't remember 2 security checks the last time we drove in....just the one before entering the building. I guess it is possible that I'm having old age forgetfulness issues.......
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They check before allowing you into the TERMINAL, but not before allowing you into the Port Authority area...unless my memory has completely failed. I don't remember 2 security checks the last time we drove in....just the one before entering the building. I guess it is possible that I'm having old age forgetfulness issues.......
That's how it is at San Pedro. Anyone can come in and park at the port. But they check your ID when entering the terminal.
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. . . Might be able to get it at the terminal if there is anything available but a bit of a bummer that the in-laws waited this long.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure they have valid passports or birth certificates.

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Now it looks bad because we can't deliver.

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How does "the ship is full because they delayed committing" get turned into "it looks bad because we can't deliver"?
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How does "the ship is full because they delayed committing" get turned into "it looks bad because we can't deliver"?
In-law magic, I suspect!
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:11 PM   #13
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How does "the ship is full because they delayed committing" get turned into "it looks bad because we can't deliver"?
Ok, not exactly our fault but we feel bad as we kept talking it up and now they can't go with us.

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Whatever you decide to do, make sure they have valid passports or birth certificates.

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Not a problem. They always travel with them. Being from the Canadian border it is standard practice for them.

I will keep checking the site and as we get closer call in.

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