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Old 10-19-2011, 11:10 AM   #1
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Did DCL mess up? Got an unbelievable deal on 2013 Fantasy Cruise

Ok long story short(ish) - I check early yesterday morning after getting an email to tell me that 2013 dates had been released (I didn't know until later that they were released THAT DAY - been out of the loop!). We have a floating cruise that needed to be moved, so I started checking months. I started with Jan and got to March where I found the last two cruise in March to be like 1/2 price of all the rest. I then started checking cats and found out that we could get cats 7 & 6 for $799 per pass. 1 & 2 ...additional passages varied. Ended up we paid between $750-$900 pp for this cruise in a VERANDA ROOM.... AND it will be the week of Easter!

Cat 11's were going for $1,600 for two adults! So taking the upgraded room was a no brainer!

The Cast Member I spoke to was just as shocked as I was! She kept saying... what a great price, don't tell anyone. lol She almost made it sound like it could have been a mistake. Anyway, like an hour or so later I jumped on the site again to price out a room for a friend and the same cruise had jumped nearly $2,000.00 since I booked it!

Later when I checked all cat 11's, 10's, 7's, and 6's are sold out. The price for a 5 would be $1799 pp now! To book a cat 9 ocean view it would cost me $1795 MORE than I paid for a cat 6 veranda that morning. YIKES!

Glad we booked when we did. The only time we have stayed in a Veranda room was when DH & I got a free upgrade from Disney while on our Honeymoon. This will be everyone else's 1st veranda room. Plus with Dreams Unlimited, we should get an extra $200 OBC - making the gold rooms (Mom's and Mine) $475 in OBC total!!! Amazing! So excited!
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:19 AM   #2
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Short answer - yes, they messed up for sure. Nice find!
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:20 AM   #3
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Yes, you got one of the "glitch" cruises. There were a couple yesterday that were showing very low prices. I think DCL figured it out because by 11:00 am the prices had doubled.

Lucky you!
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:21 AM   #4
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I was in the process of booking one of tose great deals and before i could check out, the price went up $1200 per person!
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:34 AM   #5
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Yep, the only reason we are cruising in '13 is because of this!! I had planned on a January 2013 Fantasy cruise... was hoping to pay 5500 TOPS for a verandah for 5 (wishful thinking, with all I've heard about opening day thought there was a chance.) ... but it would've been 6700 for the cruise we wanted in Jan and I thought, whelp there goes cruising.
I started clicking through the months as well and when I saw what was going on in march I frantically called my TA to tell her to change our date!
The price literally jumped over 2k right after she held the room for us, within seconds it seemed, as I was checking it on my end while she was going through the steps.
The price on our cat 4A room for the 5 of us is today just about double (8k) what we booked yesterday morning. My TA gives a nice onboard credit as well that we will use for tips... so YEY excursion money! LOL
I would like to thank whoever 'goofed' for being responsible for us being able to go on another DCL cruise! LOL
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:04 PM   #6
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I got in on the great deal as well, I just didnt get the greatest category but who cares we are on the ship!
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:11 PM   #7
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WOW!!! That's some amazing pixie dust!!!
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:23 PM   #8
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Think it was a glitch? If so, how could they have made such a big mistake? I got a good deal too and was ready to pay lots more than what I ended up paying.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:35 PM   #9
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Wow, congrats to those who got the great deal. DCL can't raise the price on you now, right?
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:36 PM   #10
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I wasn't even planning on booking for March, was thinking of September,but when I saw the price for the last two weeks in March I felt I had to book one, and I wanted a San Juan itinerary.
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Think it was a glitch? If so, how could they have made such a big mistake? I got a good deal too and was ready to pay lots more than what I ended up paying.
Easy....it happens from time to time.....someone enters a wrong amount in the database.....or whatever. Aren't computers only as good as the humans that enter the info? That particular cruise had a glitch and showed incorrect prices and some were able to book at the cheap rate.

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Old 10-19-2011, 01:26 PM   #12
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I seen these low prices for the March cruise also and wondered why it was so low. Happy that you were able to take advantage of it!
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:39 PM   #13
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I thought it must have been an error. So glad I got in on it when I did. I actually called Disney to make sure the ship wasn't "under construction" or something those weeks.... called my mom and chatted about it for a few....then called back! Thank goodness it hadn't changed before I booked!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:19 PM   #14
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I got in on it too!! Easter week!! I never would have thought we would be able to afford Easter week! I got up early to hit the treadmill and just happened to check to see if the cruises were open. That got my heart racing!!! When I saw the amount of the cruise, I kept blinking thinking maybe I just wasn't awake. I thought...that can't be right!!! I am even more excited to know that it was an error. Further proof that the Disney gods want us to sail!!
Anyway, we are cat. 10A because that was the category I had planned to take if I were to book. I was in such a panic when I saw it, I just took it without looking at the higher categories. It seems to still be letting me upgrade for a reasonable price. So now I am torn in thinking perhaps I should upgrade to a cat 5D. $420 price difference for 2A, 2C.
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:48 PM   #15
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We got in on this too! Booked 7 staterooms w/dummy date onboard in August for entire family to come in July 2013. Saw the ridiculously high rates for July and then quick called my sister to check on spring break. My kids will miss 3 days of school but I am not worried and will happily take the price! It's the rest of the family's first cruise and can't believe the good luck! We are actually paying less for this 7 nighter than for the last minute 3 nighter my DH and I just took 10/6/11!! Wish I had booked back to back or looked at verandahs but we got just the staterooms we asked for and a price I will never complain about!
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