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Old 09-03-2011, 02:52 PM   #76
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Book a cruise as far out as you can and when the new cruises come out, move the booking to the one you want.

The future cruise desk onboard can guide you through the process. It's called a "dummy cruise." You pay 10% of a future cruise, and if your 2013 cruise is more, then you pay the additional deposit when you switch dates, but still get the discount.
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Old 09-03-2011, 02:55 PM   #77
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I cruise the end of the month on the Dream how will I book while I am onboard for the discounts when the 2013 rates are not out?
We went on the Alaskan Cruise Aug 16th. We told them we want to cruise in 2012. They book a cruise called a "hold" cruise. Our is in Dec 2012. When the new schedule comes out our travel agent will change it. We still get the discount and credits for booking on the ship.
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Old 09-03-2011, 03:09 PM   #78
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Does anyone know when the sail dates for 2013 will be posted?
We booked two dummies last Saturday when we were on the Dream with the intent of moving both. I asked the CM as part of a joke ('even if you knew you wouldn't be able to tell me, right?') and he suggested the end of October.

Total cost was something like $92 for the first, $96 for the second (cheap 3-nights toward the end of 2012).
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:32 PM   #79
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I wanted to do a Med cruise next year but they are not sailing there....so I emailed to ask if they might be in 2013 and all they could say was that they are looking at a number of options for 2013 and just keep looking at the site for up dates. So fingers crossed
There has been a lot of unrest in the Med this year and taking a year off seems to be a good decision on DCL's part. I also wonder how well those cruises sold as there were some really good deals offered--Kids Sale Free and the special discounted rooms that you paid in full and didn't get to select your stateroom, just inside, outside or veranda. I'm curious to see what 2013brings too.
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Old 09-03-2011, 05:09 PM   #80
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We booked two dummies last Saturday when we were on the Dream with the intent of moving both. I asked the CM as part of a joke ('even if you knew you wouldn't be able to tell me, right?') and he suggested the end of October.

Total cost was something like $92 for the first, $96 for the second (cheap 3-nights toward the end of 2012).
How was the deposit so cheap are the prices cheaper booking on the cruise verses what is on the DCL website and was that down payment for 2ppl? Also do you lose the deposit if you cancel? I am trying to get all the information I can, because when I cruised on the Wonder I had no clue about any of this, if I had known I could have saved money on my Dream cruise!
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Old 09-03-2011, 05:30 PM   #81
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How was the deposit so cheap are the prices cheaper booking on the cruise verses what is on the DCL website and was that down payment for 2ppl? Also do you lose the deposit if you cancel? I am trying to get all the information I can, because when I cruised on the Wonder I had no clue about any of this, if I had known I could have saved money on my Dream cruise!
The prices are cheaper when you book on board because you get a 10% discount on the cruise fare (you also get an onboard credit; the amount varies based on the length of the cruise and your castaway club status). But the deposit is also lower as you only have to deposit 10% of the cruise total (as opposed to the normal 20% cruise deposit). If you move your onboard booking to a more expensive cruise, you do have to pay the additional deposit to bring it back to 10% of the new total.

Normally, the deposit is refundable up until 75-90 days. There are exceptions like concierge cabins have non refundable deposits as does the Fantasy maiden voyage; and some special cruises may have to be paid in full earlier (like the Hawaii cruise).
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Old 09-03-2011, 06:05 PM   #82
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How was the deposit so cheap are the prices cheaper booking on the cruise verses what is on the DCL website and was that down payment for 2ppl? Also do you lose the deposit if you cancel? I am trying to get all the information I can, because when I cruised on the Wonder I had no clue about any of this, if I had known I could have saved money on my Dream cruise!
We've sailed on DCL three times and I didn't have a clue about the discount until I started reading the DIS.
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:03 PM   #83
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Thanks to all of you guys, I got everything worked out I will book 2 dummy cruises so that I can move them to 2013 but may keep one in 2012, wow I love the Dis, I have been on here for some years and I dont know why I had not looked into this onboard stuff and I know better cause I booked a future cruise onboard RCCL last December!
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Old 09-04-2011, 10:01 AM   #84
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We've sailed on DCL three times and I didn't have a clue about the discount until I started reading the DIS.
Then clearly you didn't read the literature they put in your stateroom! They put a future sailing brochure in your stateroom with the dates they have scheduled so far and a postcard that you can fill out to get a quote. They also have it posted in the Navigators to visit the future cruise desk and save on your next voyage.
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:54 PM   #85
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2013 cruise itinerary

Does anyone know when Disney will post 2013 itineraries?
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:59 PM   #86
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Old 09-04-2011, 04:09 PM   #87
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I am hoping for an Eastern Caribbean cruise that stops in Nassau. We really want to do Atlantis, but we'd also like a longer cruise than just 4 days (or a 5 day that does two of the same stop). Especially since we live in California and we have to fly all the way across the country (long, expensive flight) just to get to the port. Maybe we can do a 4-day and then spend 2-3 days at Disney World.
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Old 09-04-2011, 04:12 PM   #89
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I am hoping for at least a price range soon so we can start saving. The kids' passports expire in April of '14 so we need to do another cruise in summer '13.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:35 AM   #90
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Not to burst anyone's bubble but I just read a post by another TA (who has proven to be reliable in the past) that DCL may not be releasing the 2013 schedule for the Magic untill the spring!

Although they did suggest an Eastern Med Itinerary!
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