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Old 02-02-2013, 03:21 PM   #31
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1.Ok but how often does booking for just 1 person shoot you in the foot? Have there been a lot of people having issues getting an additional person or 2 added on? Seems like when I checked a 1 person vs 2 person Jan 2014 Eastern Carib on the Fantasy, the price difference was $220 TOTAL.

Singles have to pay for 2 people. The $220 are the port fees for the second person, who isn't sailing.



3. I can put a travel agent down like AAA (I usually have booked our trips directly online with Disney and not used a TA). Then later when a great deal comes up with them like OBC, I can book it with them but still get DCL OBB benefits, too? I'm confused.

See new rules about transferring to a TA w/i 30 days.

4. I had no idea about KSF offers! When do these usually happen and would I get it if I was to only sail with my DS or do you need 2 adults?
Always need to pay for the first 2 people as adults. Extras are the KSF.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:47 PM   #32
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Ahh the port fees. That makes sense.

But do you know about booking the cheapest (ie 3 night dummy cruise) vs wanting a 7 night just to get in with the OBB but how does that play out for the OBC later since one would get $100 and the other $200?
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:43 PM   #33
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Can you book for someone in a different household? I am headed on a cruise Feb 14th. So, I had planned on booking 3 different cruises while I was on board. Now I realize I can't, so I have to pick 2 of the 3. So, I will pick Alaska 2014 and the Fantasy, 2014.. ( I was thinking about booking Feb 14th 2014 for another "girl" cruise, but I guess I will put the 20% down for that one.)

My mom is going with me in Feb. However, my brother is going on the Alaska cruise 2014. Since he is almost 40 and married, he doesn't live with her. Can she book his room for the Alaska cruise while on the cruise?

Finally, I realize that the dates of 2014 are not out, so I will book dummy dates for the 2014 cruises if they are still not available by Feb 14th.
Yes, you can book for someone in a different household but you'll have to pay the deposit yourself.

And to be clear, you can book at the full discount for up to 2 cabins per household, but they have to be for the same cruise. Any additional cabins or cruise dates will not have the 10% discount, but will have the reduced 10% deposit and the OBC based on cruise length. So, if I'm understanding correctly, you and your Mom are sailing together in Feb 2013. You can each book up to 2 cabins for a specific cruise and it can be for anyone you name, including your brother who won't be there. Hope this helps understand so you don't get any surprises at the time you're trying to book on-board!
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:11 AM   #34
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Yes, you can book for someone in a different household but you'll have to pay the deposit yourself.

And to be clear, you can book at the full discount for up to 2 cabins per household, but they have to be for the same cruise. Any additional cabins or cruise dates will not have the 10% discount, but will have the reduced 10% deposit and the OBC based on cruise length. So, if I'm understanding correctly, you and your Mom are sailing together in Feb 2013. You can each book up to 2 cabins for a specific cruise and it can be for anyone you name, including your brother who won't be there. Hope this helps understand so you don't get any surprises at the time you're trying to book on-board!
Yes! Thank you very much So I can book as many cruises as I want to, but only 2 rooms per cruise. Perfect I take my kids on individual trips, (every even year.)

In 2014, I have one going in Jan on the Wonder, one who wants to go in Nov on the Fantasy (unless they come out with the Hawaiian cruise, then she wants that one) , one who wants to go in Feb (very short) then Spain for some soccer games. The family wants to go on an Alaskan Cruise. Normally, I lovingly ditch my kids even years over the summer and go on my own somewhere, but they really want to go on the Alaskan Cruise.

Thank you again for clearing that up. I really appreciate it! l will go ahead and plan on planning all the trips this Valentine's Day
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Yes! Thank you very much So I can book as many cruises as I want to, but only 2 rooms per cruise. Perfect I take my kids on individual trips, (every even year.)

In 2014, I have one going in Jan on the Wonder, one who wants to go in Nov on the Fantasy (unless they come out with the Hawaiian cruise, then she wants that one) , one who wants to go in Feb (very short) then Spain for some soccer games. The family wants to go on an Alaskan Cruise. Normally, I lovingly ditch my kids even years over the summer and go on my own somewhere, but they really want to go on the Alaskan Cruise.

Thank you again for clearing that up. I really appreciate it! l will go ahead and plan on planning all the trips this Valentine's Day
No, I don't think that's it. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. I think it's just one cruise date (up to 2 cabins booked by you, 2 by your mom) that gets full OBB perks. Any others after that don't get the discount but there's no limit to those.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:51 AM   #36
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With all due respect to the helpful answers from the PP, I'm thinking calling DCL may be the best option to clarify all this. We seem to be getting different answers from people.

I too am in the same situation of wanting to book extra rooms. It will happen regardless of the OBB offers.

I am thinking that ruadisneyfan2 is correct with this. I will be finding out on my next cruise
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Ahh the port fees. That makes sense.

But do you know about booking the cheapest (ie 3 night dummy cruise) vs wanting a 7 night just to get in with the OBB but how does that play out for the OBC later since one would get $100 and the other $200?
The OBC is adjusted later to the proper amount for the cruise you actually sail on. Of course the rules are subject to change so when you change the 3 nt cruise to a 7 nt cruise that you definitely want, then add all of your family, whatever the OBC rule is at the time of the change is what applies.

For example, I had a 3 nt dummy date from way back. Once they released 2013 dates, my TA moved my res to a week we usually cruise every Nov for a 7nt on the Fantasy for Nov 2013. At that time, the rule was platinum members would get $350 OBC from DCL for OBB for a 7nt so that applied to the new date(still same res #).
Then they changed the rules so that regardless of CC tier, everyone gets $200 OBC. So when we moved the Nov Carribean cruise to an August Med cruise, the new rule went into effect so now we only get $200 OBC. If we had kept it as a Nov Caribbean cruise, we would have still gotten the $350 since that was the rule at the time of booking.

Usually when rules change it's for new reservations or for when you move from one date to another.
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With all due respect to the helpful answers from the PP, I'm thinking calling DCL may be the best option to clarify all this. We seem to be getting different answers from people.

I too am in the same situation of wanting to book extra rooms. It will happen regardless of the OBB offers.

I am thinking that ruadisneyfan2 is correct with this. I will be finding out on my next cruise
I doubt DCL-shoreside would know this. Or you might get different answers from different CMs.

If it were so easy to just book 2 cabins per date, and could book multiple dates, we'd all be able to walk off the ship with 3 different dummy dates, 6 cabins total, or even more.
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No Problem... I will find out in less than 2 weeks. I will take all the stuff with me and see what I can do and figure out the best way to book to get the most benefits.
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No, I don't think that's it. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. I think it's just one cruise date (up to 2 cabins booked by you, 2 by your mom) that gets full OBB perks. Any others after that don't get the discount but there's no limit to those.
This is absolutely correct and is what I meant (but must not have said very well) in my earlier post! I apologize if my attempt to clarify just muddied things instead.
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This is absolutely correct and is what I meant (but must not have said very well) in my earlier post! I apologize if my attempt to clarify just muddied things instead.
I thought you said it well but sweetlovin' read as this:
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So I can book as many cruises as I want to, but only 2 rooms per cruise.
I don't want to nit pick but didn't want her to make plans then get on the ship, be disappointed and feel she got misinformation here.

I guess if you know you need to book multiple cruises and know going into it that the discount will only apply to one, and you're ok with that, then plan accordingly & choose the most expensive cruise to get the discount.
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I doubt DCL-shoreside would know this. Or you might get different answers from different CMs.
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I thought you said it well but sweetlovin' read as this:


I don't want to nit pick but didn't want her to make plans then get on the ship, be disappointed and feel she got misinformation here.

I guess if you know you need to book multiple cruises and know going into it that the discount will only apply to one, and you're ok with that, then plan accordingly & choose the most expensive cruise to get the discount.
Whoops! Sorry if I misunderstood the first PP. I need a suite for my Alaskan Cruise and I am going to assume those dates will not be out. So, I am booking a dummy date with 5 people and switching over to the Alaska cruise as soon as possible. I think a suite ends up being less expensive than 2 verandah rooms.

Since all the other bookings are just for 1 child and myself, I think that is the best option.
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I do think I understood. I only get the 10% discount on 1 cruise. The others I get the on board credit and the 10% deposit, but I have to pay full price.

Maybe I am still confused, but that is how I read it.
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I do think I understood. I only get the 10% discount on 1 cruise. The others I get the on board credit and the 10% deposit, but I have to pay full price.

Maybe I am still confused, but that is how I read it.
Ok, I forgot about the suite. Those still get OBCs but don't get a discount correct? I have no experience with booking suites.
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