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Old 12-06-2012, 08:38 AM   #1411
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They depart on different days. The 3-night cruises are Thursday - Sunday (Dream) and Friday - Monday (Magic). The 4-night cruises are Sunday - Thursday (Dream) and Monday - Friday (Magic). Naturally - cruises on the Magic cost less.
You think those Friday to Monday Magic cruises will turn into weekend "Booze cruises" since you can BYOB and it's over the weekend? LOL
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:42 AM   #1412
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We booked New Years on the Fantasy for 2013 when prices were first released (12/28 Eastern). With the 10% OBB, price was $5,565 - CHEAPEST stateroom on baord. I have to think it will be higher this year given the summer pricing. My guess is that the price will be comparable to mid-summer pricing.

But you never know whats in store. You may be able to do New Years on the Magic for less. Just depends on where they take her. So, the waiting begins . . . AGAIN!

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Cheapest as in category ?
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:44 AM   #1413
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All booked for January 2014 on the Fantasy. So thrilled with my travel agent. She's the one who posted the dates upthread in an email to her clients and she was spot on with everything!

Let the countdown begin!
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:47 AM   #1414
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Cheapest as in category ?
Cheapest price which turned out to be lowest category available - 11C. We've never cruised at this time of year before, but I REALLY wanted to do a New Years cruise, so I bit the bullet and booked it. Not used to paying that price.

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:48 AM   #1415
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You think those Friday to Monday Magic cruises will turn into weekend "Booze cruises" since you can BYOB and it's over the weekend? LOL
I wouldn't think it would be more of a "booze cruise" than the current Thursday - Sunday Dream cruises. However, since the price will be lower on the Magic - time will tell. Friday - Monday is when Royal Caribbean sails from PC on their 3-night cruises.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:49 AM   #1416
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Cheapest price which turned out to be lowest category available - 11C. We've never cruised at this time of year before, but I REALLY wanted to do a New Years cruise, so I bit the bullet and booked it. Not used to paying that price.

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Agree on wanting to try Thanks for reply.

Sailing Christmas week this year. It's also something we always wanted to do
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:54 AM   #1417
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I just did an apples to apples comparision of the same week cruise on the Fantasy. For a family of 4 with 2 kids ages 7 & 3 (I did the comparison based on 3 and not 2) in a Category 4D the cruise price increase for opening day pricing was 19%. I'm just not sure how Disney can justify increasing the price on opening day 20% in one year.

For a detailed breakdown here is is.

March 9, 2013 Fantasy Eastern Category 4D
Adult 1 - 1582
Adult 2 - 1582
Child 1 - 798
Child 2 - 798
Taxes - 323.88
Total - 5083.88

March 8, 2014 Fantasy Eastern Category 4D
Adult 1 - 1974
Adult 2 - 1974
Child 1 - 903
Child 2 - 903
Taxes - 310.48
Total - 6064.48

The only difference is that 2013 is Eastern B with San Juan and 2014 is Eastern A with St. Maarten.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:28 AM   #1418
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I just did an apples to apples comparision of the same week cruise on the Fantasy. For a family of 4 with 2 kids ages 7 & 3 (I did the comparison based on 3 and not 2) in a Category 4D the cruise price increase for opening day pricing was 19%. I'm just not sure how Disney can justify increasing the price on opening day 20% in one year.

For a detailed breakdown here is is.

March 9, 2013 Fantasy Eastern Category 4D
Adult 1 - 1582
Adult 2 - 1582
Child 1 - 798
Child 2 - 798
Taxes - 323.88
Total - 5083.88

March 8, 2014 Fantasy Eastern Category 4D
Adult 1 - 1974
Adult 2 - 1974
Child 1 - 903
Child 2 - 903
Taxes - 310.48
Total - 6064.48

The only difference is that 2013 is Eastern B with San Juan and 2014 is Eastern A with St. Maarten.
Thanks for this rundown! Gives me hope we might just go. Prices looked worse than this but never had comparison close to what I was looking for. 20% increase is CRAZY especially when you consider that most of the crew we see day to day get paid $0 unless we pay our tips. Fuel/food prices have not gone up 20% so this is corporate greed. Prices in parks up to. was in WDW for dance the magic with dd and tshirts now average $30+/-.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:28 AM   #1419
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I'd rather have the one with San Juan -- at least it's a newer port
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:15 PM   #1420
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All I can say is WHOA! I was just quoted $9727 for cat 4b 2a3c june 29-july 5. $2000 more than a superior balcony room on allure of the seas...It pains me but I think Disney just priced me out. $475 on board credit and more the 1200 in free gas by using gift cards still make this look crazy hard to save for even over two years!
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All I can say is WHOA! I was just quoted $9727 for cat 4b 2a3c june 29-july 5. $2000 more than a superior balcony room on allure of the seas...
Wow, that is a lot of dough. I also booked June 29, 2014 but in a cheaper category.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:19 PM   #1422
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All I can say is WHOA! I was just quoted $9727 for cat 4b 2a3c june 29-july 5. $2000 more than a superior balcony room on allure of the seas...It pains me but I think Disney just priced me out. $475 on board credit and more the 1200 in free gas by using gift cards still make this look crazy hard to save for even over two years!
I looked at that same week and said the same thing. That was the week we went this year, and it worked out perfectly for us...school ended, camp hadn't started yet, perfect weather. We booked it 65 days out using VGT and paid $4100 and ended up in a 5A. I'll take my chances again. At these prices, i sense a lot of discounts in the future.
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I looked at that same week and said the same thing. That was the week we went this year, and it worked out perfectly for us...school ended, camp hadn't started yet, perfect weather. We booked it 65 days out using VGT and paid $4100 and ended up in a 5A. I'll take my chances again. At these prices, i sense a lot of discounts in the future.
How many in your party? We heard is near impossible to get a room for 5 on vgt.
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How many in your party? We heard is near impossible to get a room for 5 on vgt.
Only 3 of us. 2A/1C
Just looked, and for our little party of 3, a 5A that week in 2013 is $7045 right now..yikes! Bye bye Mickey, hello Shrek. Allure is pricing much cheaper.
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Dream come true! Just booked my Disney cruise

Fantasy January 4, 2014 to the Western Carib.

SO EXCITED, let the planning begin!
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