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Old 10-18-2012, 03:35 PM   #601
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HOPEFULLY DCL pre-selects specific dates for DVC Member cruises BEFORE they release dates to the public, instead of allowing people to book cruises and make plans, then have that cruise ripped out from under them.
Ok how could that happen?? Haven't heard of this before.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:41 PM   #602
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Ok how could that happen?? Haven't heard of this before.
They just do it. "Cancel" it for those that have booked and open it up to DVC.
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:40 PM   #603
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is there any way to book opening day and take advantage of an on board booking when we sail a few months later?

Which would be better if we had to pick one? If there is a NYC cruise, we'll likely be trying that as New York is driving distance for us and/or pretty cheap for round trip train.
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:47 PM   #604
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is there any way to book opening day and take advantage of an on board booking when we sail a few months later?

Which would be better if we had to pick one? If there is a NYC cruise, we'll likely be trying that as New York is driving distance for us and/or pretty cheap for round trip train.
You can book opening day and then reshop the cruise onboard.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:39 PM   #605
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Ok how could that happen?? Haven't heard of this before.
Trust me.....it does.................read about what went down last year about this time for the Oct 21,2012 cruise this year.....and than the "BRAIN WORKS" at DVC changed it to Sept 16, 2012.Here it is. http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2785818
And it is in the making to happen again ,next year, Sept 29,2013 , DREAM cruise....go to their cruise meet site, and read the last ...say 5 pages.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:05 PM   #606
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Trust me.....it does.................read about what went down last year about this time for the Oct 21,2012 cruise this year.....and than the "BRAIN WORKS" at DVC changed it to Sept 16, 2012.Here it is. http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2785818
And it is in the making to happen again ,next year, Sept 29,2013 , DREAM cruise....go to their cruise meet site, and read the last ...say 5 pages.
Does anyone know how often these DVC cruise happens? It is once a year in sept? or twice a year Sept and jan???
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:44 PM   #607
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Does anyone know how often these DVC cruise happens? It is once a year in sept? or twice a year Sept and jan???
This is the first year they are doing 2 DVC cruises. In the past it has mainly been in Sept
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Great ....I'm planning to book the first cruise in Jan for my 30th Birthday , if they stuck to same schedule would b leaving jan 5th! I pray it doesn't get turned into a DVC cruise ! This year it's jan 10th!
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8:03 and nothing...

At the very least we will be waiting until next week
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Trust me.....it does.................read about what went down last year about this time for the Oct 21,2012 cruise this year.....and than the "BRAIN WORKS" at DVC changed it to Sept 16, 2012.Here it is. http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2785818
And it is in the making to happen again ,next year, Sept 29,2013 , DREAM cruise....go to their cruise meet site, and read the last ...say 5 pages.
IMO, I think DCL purposely does not pre announce the DVC date. They open reservations and whichever date has the most pathetic demand... becomes a DVC cruise - creating instand demand.
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IMO, I think DCL purposely does not pre announce the DVC date. They open reservations and whichever date has the most pathetic demand... becomes a DVC cruise - creating instand demand.
They're smart like that.
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HOPEFULLY DCL pre-selects specific dates for DVC Member cruises BEFORE they release dates to the public, instead of allowing people to book cruises and make plans, then have that cruise ripped out from under them.
Money talks, and if you notice the DVC cruises are more expensive than similar cruise itineraries on DCL.

DCL has chartered out their ships to others besides DVC in the past, and the same thing happens. The cruise is cancelled and those booked already are rebooked to another date.

So, I am sure DVC approaches the cruise line seeking to charter the ship after the itineraries are released, as would anyone else seeking to charter a cruise.

All the more reason for DCL to release their itineraries earlier than they have been. Come on, give us 2014 dates!!! LOL!
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They're smart like that.
I do not think that is correct........because all the non-DVC members get "booted" off the ship and their money back. The DVC members that have already booked , get to stay. And of coarse the cruise goes up in price.......someone has to pay for all those DVC member cruise perks that you recieve.
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All the more reason for DCL to release their itineraries earlier than they have been. Come on, give us 2014 dates!!! LOL!
I think it is time for DCL to "farm out" their next years cruise Itineraries to another company, look all the other cruise ship companys have there new cruise listing out already...........DCL....so so slow........do they know what a "PINK SLIP" looks like? I would back up the truck in a heart beat and clean house.
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I do not think that is correct........because all the non-DVC members get "booted" off the ship and their money back. The DVC members that have already booked , get to stay. And of coarse the cruise goes up in price.......someone has to pay for all those DVC member cruise perks that you recieve.
I've never been on a DVC cruise. What are the perks?
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