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Old 08-31-2009, 07:03 PM   #1
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Anyone tempted with the cruise offer?

It might be the only way we can afford to cruise with a family of 5. Heck Dh said he would even drive to FL from PA (he said he would NEVER drive, LOL).

Anyone stay ina Cat 4 with 5 people? I figure our kids are still smallish so it won't be bad.

Just waiting for our quote to come....
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:13 PM   #2
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you might be better off with two cat 12s or 10s or whatevers then 1 cat 4.
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:17 PM   #3
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2 cabins would be more expensive with that special unless you settle for an inside cabin. For booking purposes, 2 of her children would be adults.

I'd take the family cabin.
It's a great deal!
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:19 PM   #4
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DCL is not cheap. In fact, they are among the priciest cruiselines sailing out of Port Canaveral. A family of 5 would have to book a stateroom in Category 4. You would not fit in a Cat. 5 or smaller. Cat. 4 can be spendy just by itself because you're paying for the veranda AND the larger cabin AND being closer to the pool deck.

The current offer of "kids under 17 are free" is very attractive. If you can travel on the specific sailings that the offer is valid - and you have your heart set on DCL - I say go for it. You will never find a better price again.
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:20 PM   #5
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We're booked into a cat 4 with 5 people. Those rooms seem large, so we're not expecting any problems. This seems a great deal - but hoping the dates get extended a bit - and then we'd qualify! Hoping, hoping....fingers and toes crossed!
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:13 PM   #6
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Definately tempted! I have one on hold. I think we might cap our spring break trip to Florida with a 3 night cruise on the Wonder.

With the promotion, the price for April 2010 is better than we paid in August 2008 (and April isn't even hurricane season ... woohoo!!!). I had pretty much written off a cruise for 2010.
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:30 PM   #7
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We booked with the special - Feb 28th - 2 adults, 2 children, $977.00 - can't beat it. We were going to go to WDW in December with free dining, but jumped on this as soon as I saw it - would much rather cruise

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Old 08-31-2009, 08:39 PM   #8
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We booked with the special - Feb 28th - 2 adults, 2 children, $977.00 - can't beat it. We were going to go to WDW in December with free dining, but jumped on this as soon as I saw it - would much rather cruise

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Wow how did you get that cheap???

4 nights for 5 of us in cat 4 was over $3000 with the girls being free. Maybe it was the week and cat room?
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:49 PM   #9
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We booked!!! there's 5 of us...so Cat4, 3 day, $2022, 2/11. We've done a cat 4 before with 5 (kids were 6, 9, 11) and have done the two rooms( 13, 11, 8). Of course with the kids free promo you have to do the cat 4 to get all three kids free. With the Cat 4 they each had their own bed so it was fine.
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We booked with the special - Feb 28th - 2 adults, 2 children, $977.00 - can't beat it. We were going to go to WDW in December with free dining, but jumped on this as soon as I saw it - would much rather cruise

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Where did you find this rate? sounds too good to be true.
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We're booked into a cat 4 with 5 people. Those rooms seem large, so we're not expecting any problems. This seems a great deal - but hoping the dates get extended a bit - and then we'd qualify! Hoping, hoping....fingers and toes crossed!

The dates won't be extended. The Magic is sailing to Europe, so the Wonder prices shoot up, since it will be the only ship at PC for Disney. Unless the ship is empty for those months, I really wouldn't count on it.
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:11 PM   #12
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Sooooo tempting! We sailed this past April with the kids sail free promo. I've narrowed it down to 2 dates, both 3 nighters for the 4 of us in a cat 12 for $777....decisions, decisions!!!
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:40 PM   #13
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Last year i sat on the kids sail free offer and missed it, but i jumped when they extended it and offered Kids 1/2 off through May.

I would love to make this happen again. We have party of 5 as well.
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:29 PM   #14
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I'm more than a little tempted to tack on a 3 night cruise to the end of our Jan trip. It would make for a nice vacation after the craziness of a week at WDW!
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:29 AM   #15
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We were already booked on B2B cruises and just heard from our agent (DU). We're waiting to hear about the difference in cost!!! We NEVER qualify for these discounts. We always seem to book at just the wrong time. This year I think we got lucky!!!

The real bummer is that we're a family of 6. So, there's no room that qualifies for the discount that we can stay in. We're currently booked in connecting SPH rooms for both cruises - so category 10. Only two of our children will be free for the cruises. I'd love to figure out a way to make it cheaper for us!!
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