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Old 10-04-2013, 10:33 PM   #271
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This might be something worth tracking too. I can't remember which cruise it was but I do recall seeing *GT rates prior to PIF date. They weren't spectacular rates compared to my OBB rate and we didn't want to give up our good cabin or early dining for small savings.
Are you sure it was before the PIF date? Not all cruises have a PIF of 75 days. The WBPC was 120 days PIF and *GT rates were released right after that passed.

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Old 10-04-2013, 11:42 PM   #272
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Are you sure it was before the PIF date? Not all cruises have a PIF of 75 days. The WBPC was 120 days PIF and *GT rates were released right after that passed.

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Yes, I recall being excited that if I wanted to I could cancel & rebook w/o penalty but I was afraid we'd get a crappy location. It wasn't a huge savings over early booking with OBB. We did 4 cruises last year & honestly can't recall which one it was for. Maybe Alaska? We had a secret verandah & I know I wouldn't be willing to give that up.
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:42 AM   #273
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Yes, I recall being excited that if I wanted to I could cancel & rebook w/o penalty but I was afraid we'd get a crappy location. It wasn't a huge savings over early booking with OBB. We did 4 cruises last year & honestly can't recall which one it was for. Maybe Alaska? We had a secret verandah & I know I wouldn't be willing to give that up.
So then it should be easy to find in your cruising history. Also, if it was before PIF, why did you consider cancelling at all? The usual response in that situation is to move the OBB out to a future dummy date and book the *GT.

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Old 10-05-2013, 11:00 AM   #274
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So then it should be easy to find in your cruising history. Also, if it was before PIF, why did you consider cancelling at all? The usual response in that situation is to move the OBB out to a future dummy date and book the *GT.

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Other possible rates offered wouldn't be in my cruising history. We got a decent rate, great room (there are only 4 secret verandah cabins on the whole ship), close to other cabins in our group, early dining, etc. I didn't want to give all that up. It was a very small difference in savings when you factor in OBCs.
As of last year, platinum cruisers still got $350 for a 7-nt. Also my kids are teens so we get 2 cabins: a verandah for us and put the kids directly across the hall in an inside cabin. That gave us $700 in OBC from DCL (besides the 200/cabin from our TA.)
Due to the restrictions & uncertainty involved with the *GT cabins, I could not take the chance. It would be awful if our cabins were far apart and could potentially be on different decks. Not worth it.


I would not have cancelled the OBB res. I'd move it back to being a dummy date. I shouldn't use the phrase cancel. But basically it's giving up your old res and creating a new one. I'm not new at this. We've done 14 DCL cruises.
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I didn't mean that other offers would be in your cruising history. I meant the cruise that you took on an OBB that had also happened to offer the *GT rates before PIF would be in your history.

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Old 10-05-2013, 11:38 AM   #276
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We did 4 cruises last year & one this year, originally 3 for this year & we made a lot of date changes. All the little booking details become a blur after a while. I'm pretty sure it was Alaska that offered the *GT rates. The ship wasn't very full and there was only one more Alaskan sailing after ours. Our servers said they & many others were able to go home a week early, at the end of our cruise, because there were so few passengers on the next cruise.

Anyway, it's rare but occasionally they do offer *GT rates prior to FPDD.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:57 AM   #277
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April 21 /2012 Fantasy eastern Carribean we got OGT rate!
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:01 AM   #278
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We got OGT rate April 21/12 eastern Carribean on the Fantasy!
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:24 PM   #279
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I just added a bunch of dates from now thru Dec 8 on all 4 ships. Apparently Nov is a great time for *GT rates...saw many for about $100pp/night! Happy shopping!
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IGT, OGT, and VGT released for the Magic on Jan 10, 31.

http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/sp...da-departures/

I'm also seeing *GT rates for the Magic on Jan 13, 17, 20, 24, and 27.
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IGT, OGT, and VGT released for the Magic on Jan 10, 31.

http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/sp...da-departures/

I'm also seeing *GT rates for the Magic on Jan 13, 17, 20, 24, and 27.
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VGT on the Fantasy, Dec 21-28 (CHRISTMAS WEEK! Holy cow!!)
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vgt on the fantasy, dec 21-28 (christmas week! Holy cow!!)
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