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Old 03-25-2013, 05:49 PM   #16
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I use www.cruisefish.net to check prices. I agree with the other posters that you might not see GT rates..
The 5/27 and 6/3 cruises out of Vancouver have 11C in GREEN for $999...
So according to this site, the ship is 58% full or available for the dates I am looking at. So either way it is roughly 50% full. In fact the majority of them are at about 50%.

I am becoming OCD on this whole GT rate wondering if I should hold out or book. If last years GT rates are any indication there would be some big savings if we waited.

Does anyone remember about how far in advance they came out with these rates?
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I use www.cruisefish.net to check prices. I agree with the other posters that you might not see GT rates..
The 5/27 and 6/3 cruises out of Vancouver have 11C in GREEN for $999...
So according to this site, the ship is 58% full or available for the dates I am looking at. So either way it is roughly 50% full. In fact the majority of them are at about 50%.

I am becoming OCD on this whole GT rate wondering if I should hold out or book. If last years GT rates are any indication there would be some big savings if we waited.

Does anyone remember about how far in advance they came out with these rates?
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:57 PM   #18
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So according to this site, the ship is 58% full or available for the dates I am looking at. So either way it is roughly 50% full. In fact the majority of them are at about 50%.

I am becoming OCD on this whole GT rate wondering if I should hold out or book. If last years GT rates are any indication there would be some big savings if we waited.

Does anyone remember about how far in advance they came out with these rates?
That number means that 58% of the categories have at least 1 cabin available for booking.

*GT rates tend to come out after the paid in full date. Doesn't seem like there will be any for Alaska this year. Some paid in full dates have passed already.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:10 PM   #19
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That number means that 58% of the categories have at least 1 cabin available for booking.

*GT rates tend to come out after the paid in full date. Doesn't seem like there will be any for Alaska this year. Some paid in full dates have passed already.
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So is the PIF date 120 days for Alaska this year or 75? If it is 120 half of the season PIF dates have passed.

A pp mentioned they think Disney is waiting until the entire seasons PIF dates pass befor the GT rates come out. HMM... sounds like I should wait. LOL

How likely is it that Disney bumps up those who have PIF if GT rates come out?
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So is the PIF date 120 days for Alaska this year or 75? If it is 120 half of the season PIF dates have passed.

A pp mentioned they think Disney is waiting until the entire seasons PIF dates pass befor the GT rates come out. HMM... sounds like I should wait. LOL

How likely is it that Disney bumps up those who have PIF if GT rates come out?
Alaska PIF is usually 120 days (4 mos). At least mine is. They only offer *GT rates if they need to fill the ship for that sail date. This usually happens on less popular cruises. The Vancouver Alaska cruises seem popular. You can wait but if you really want to go I'd book. May and early June are less popular times of the year. If they were going to offer *GT rates they probably would have already. The PIF dates have passed for those. I don't think it's going to happen for July or Aug as those are more popular times to go.
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Oh and they don't necessarily bump ppl when they make assignments. It's actually not a common thing.
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So when you say last minute are you talking a month out? A week? Was that for 2? Cause that is crazy good for Disney!
We booked 5 to 6 weeks out.
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Alaska PIF is usually 120 days (4 mos). At least mine is. They only offer *GT rates if they need to fill the ship for that sail date. This usually happens on less popular cruises. The Vancouver Alaska cruises seem popular. You can wait but if you really want to go I'd book. May and early June are less popular times of the year. If they were going to offer *GT rates they probably would have already. The PIF dates have passed for those. I don't think it's going to happen for July or Aug as those are more popular times to go.
I'm thinking they're coming at least for my cruise (6/3/13). Special rates for Canadians, CM's, and TA's came out for it last week. So while it's later than I'd expect, I think the discounts are coming. Almost all categories still have some availability.
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I'm thinking they're coming at least for my cruise (6/3/13). Special rates for Canadians, CM's, and TA's came out for it last week. So while it's later than I'd expect, I think the discounts are coming. Almost all categories still have some availability.
That's great to hear!
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I looked at the May and June discounted rates for Canadians even though there was no way we could do it. For two adults, two kids it came to $3500 inside, $3800 outside. I forgot to check veranda rates. Hopefully if they're starting to offer discounts there will be at least some GTY offers.
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