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Old 09-25-2014, 10:46 AM   #1
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Booking for September, 2015-Am I too late?

We have never cruised before and we just came back to WDW. We need a break, but would still love to be in the Disney ambiance. I think a cruise might be just what we need to slow down a bit.

We are a family of five and I am pricing out one vs. two rooms, insurance and transportation/hotel. What my question ultimately comes down to is, are we too late to book for September 2015? I've read threads stating to book right when the dates are released to get the best rate, which I have no idea when they opened.

I don't know what a good "rate" entails for a cruise since I don't have anything to compare it with. What are your thoughts about the timing?

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Old 09-25-2014, 10:55 AM   #2
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We have never cruised before and we just came back to WDW. We need a break, but would still love to be in the Disney ambiance. I think a cruise might be just what we need to slow down a bit.

We are a family of five and I am pricing out one vs. two rooms, insurance and transportation/hotel. What my question ultimately comes down to is, are we too late to book for September 2015? I've read threads stating to book right when the dates are released to get the best rate, which I have no idea when they opened.

I don't know what a good "rate" entails for a cruise since I don't have anything to compare it with. What are your thoughts about the timing?

Thanks!
Not too late. September isn't a peak season for cruising. It's not like you are trying to book a Christmas or Spring Break cruise so booking on opening day isn't as important in getting a good rate.
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:17 AM   #3
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Based on the time of year that you are cruising and the ongoing upward trend in DCL prices, I doubt that you would see significant savings by waiting for the 2016 schedules to be released.
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:25 AM   #4
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You can use http://www.cruisefish.net/ to check current prices to see how they've changed since release.

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As long as what you priced out fits your budget and you feel it's acceptable, then you aren't "too late." Are you later than opening day? Yes. But September isn't a hugely busy time so fares probably have not increased much in the past few months since itineraries opened. And it is still a year out.

If the prices you found are not acceptable...well, then maybe you are too late. Or need to look at other ways to reduce the cost -- interior cabin vs verandah, dates a week or so different (fares can vary cruise-to-cruise), a different itinerary or ship or home port. Try tweaking any of those to see if you can find something acceptable.

Enjoy your cruise!
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:07 PM   #6
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I am having a problem booking for this cruise just because it seems all the good rooms are gone, and connecting rooms are no where to be seen. I wanted to cruise this month as well but now it looks like 2016 is my only choice
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I am having a problem booking for this cruise just because it seems all the good rooms are gone, and connecting rooms are no where to be seen. I wanted to cruise this month as well but now it looks like 2016 is my only choice
Which cruise are you trying to book?
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