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Old 02-04-2013, 12:03 AM   #1621
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I thought someone posted that cruisers onboard can book with platinum & gold. Maybe I misread that?

I thought someone said they were still able to book despite not being gold or platinum.

It can't hurt to try.
Someone started another thread and a couple posted that they will let you book with gold/platinum.

Of course, the cruise desk won't open till 9:30.. I'll be on board and will try this as I am only silver.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:33 AM   #1622
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I thought someone posted that cruisers onboard can book with platinum & gold. Maybe I misread that?

I thought someone said they were still able to book despite not being gold or platinum.

It can't hurt to try.
When they released the beginning of 2014 in Dec., the Gold & Platinum CC members received letters in their staterooms informing of the release & subsequent ability to book. Silver & the other folks booked the day after.

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Old 02-04-2013, 09:54 AM   #1623
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Someone started another thread and a couple posted that they will let you book with gold/platinum.

Of course, the cruise desk won't open till 9:30.. I'll be on board and will try this as I am only silver.
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When they released the beginning of 2014 in Dec., the Gold & Platinum CC members received letters in their staterooms informing of the release & subsequent ability to book. Silver & the other folks booked the day after.
Sometimes DCL releases new dates to everyone. Sometimes they allow only Platinum and Gold CC members to book the first day with everyone else booking the next. This would explain why there have been two different things experienced onboard. It sounds like if there is a distinction between booking dates for CC members, then it is also enforced onboard. Either way, I would suggest doing the same thing that I do each cruise to avoid sitting in long lines at the booking desk. Just fill out the form and drop it in the box prior to the opening day. I always do that the afternoon we board and have a quote in our room after dinner, so the agents are working at times when they are not at the desk.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:32 AM   #1624
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For platinum/gold day 1 bookings, is it over the phone only? What time have they started in the past? If online, is it midnite like booking cruise activities?
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:42 AM   #1625
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For platinum/gold day 1 bookings, is it over the phone only? What time have they started in the past? If online, is it midnite like booking cruise activities?
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Platinum and Gold will book beginning at 8 a.m. only on the phone. The prices will go online the morning silver can book.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:55 AM   #1626
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Sometimes DCL releases new dates to everyone. Sometimes they allow only Platinum and Gold CC members to book the first day with everyone else booking the next. This would explain why there have been two different things experienced onboard. It sounds like if there is a distinction between booking dates for CC members, then it is also enforced onboard. Either way, I would suggest doing the same thing that I do each cruise to avoid sitting in long lines at the booking desk. Just fill out the form and drop it in the box prior to the opening day. I always do that the afternoon we board and have a quote in our room after dinner, so the agents are working at times when they are not at the desk.
Right. The cruises released in Dec were "new" since they included Jamaica.

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Old 02-04-2013, 10:57 AM   #1627
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Right. The cruises released in Dec were "new" since they included Jamaica.

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The 9 night Alaska would be new I would think.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:10 AM   #1628
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The 9 night Alaska would be new I would think.
Absolutely.

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If we're gold and want to use DVC points for a cruise, can we book it one day early?
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Right. The cruises released in Dec were "new" since they included Jamaica.

Rest assured these announced will be new
DCL hasn't always used reason when determining if they will release early to CC members though. Maybe they have listened to complaints about the times they haven't. Hopefully they won't repeat the silent release they did in 2011 where nothing was sent out to anyone.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:32 AM   #1631
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If we're gold and want to use DVC points for a cruise, can we book it one day early?
I believe so. I remember people posting their points on the plat/gold opening day when I was doing the rate thread.
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Did I miss something? Did the new itineraries get leaked? Or is this all still speculation?
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Did I miss something? Did the new itineraries get leaked? Or is this all still speculation?
There's a 9 night to Alaska showing on the DCL site map.

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Several sources say the new itineraries will be released 2-11-13 and will include a 9-day Alaskan cruise which includes Sitka.
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Right. The cruises released in Dec were "new" since they included Jamaica.

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Can I ask, if you don't mind, is the Alaska 9 night cruise - or the worst kept DCL secret ever cruise - the only new thing we can expect?

To be honest, I can't see what people are getting excited about. Seems same old, Magic coming to Europe again, doing the same itineraries.

Are people really that stoked about a 9 night Alaskan when the Wonder has been going there for a while?

I really hope this doesn't come across as offensive, I don't mean it to be!
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