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Old 06-24-2012, 09:28 AM   #1
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Question Booking Next Cruise - Day 1 Advice?

I just read a thread that stated "Pick up a cruise reservation card at the booking desk on your first day. Fill it out that night or the next with what you want and a credit card number and drop it off in the box. All done! If you're booking a dummy cruise, pick the farthest time out and a cabin that is the minimum you want. "

I assume that DCL offers a discount for current guests for future trips. Is there really a big enough savings for it to matter? Any other advantages? Can you pick a "dummy" cruise and modify your reservation later with no penalty?
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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We just booked a Fantasy cruise while on the Magic. The discount was 10% and there was an on board credit as well. The deposit was 10% of total pre-tax cost. I think anytime you can get a discount on DCL - it's worth it.
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Correct--there is a 10% discount on the "cruise fare" portion of the ticket; the cost before any taxes or government fees. And there is an onboard credit of $100 or $200 based on the length of the cruise. You can move the cruise at any time up to the penalty date without any loss. And you need only pay a 10% downpayment rather than 20%.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:04 AM   #4
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But if you book a dummy cruise, isn't your discount based on the price at the time you determine an actual date, not at the time of your (original) cruise? So if the price went up you would lose the discount on the difference in price?
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But if you book a dummy cruise, isn't your discount based on the price at the time you determine an actual date, not at the time of your (original) cruise? So if the price went up you would lose the discount on the difference in price?
If you book a dummy date, you will get 10% off when you choose your actual date, so you still get a 10% discount.

If your TA also gives OBC, name them at the time of booking onboard and you will get the OBC from Disney as well as from your TA.
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