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Old 09-15-2012, 10:53 AM   #1
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Dec 2013 already Sold Out?

I just checked the Disney Cruise Line web site and it is showing no inside staterooms available for the 3 night cruise departing on Dec 12th 2013.

I am having a hard time believing that they are already sold out since you can still book inside staterooms for the 3 night cruise starting Dec 13th this year.

What is going on!
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:02 AM   #2
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My guess would be that many of these rooms were booked as "dummy dates" by people on Disney Cruises taking advantage of the onboard booking discounts. That being said... Many of these people probably intend to push their reservation back to a 2014 date once those are announced (keeping their onboard booking discount). The 3-night cruises are especially popular for this because they require the cheapest up front deposit.

My advice would be to just keep checking, especially the week after 2014 itineraries come out, and I'm fairly certain you'll see many of those Dec 2013 cruises open up.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:43 AM   #3
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Yep - I agree with the above poster! We have our "dummy cruise" for this 3 night Dream cruise. As soon as the 2014 itineraries are released, we plan to move it to a 7 night Fantasy cruise - if the prices are reasonable. If not, we'll still move it to at least another Dream cruise.

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Old 09-15-2012, 11:48 AM   #4
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I'm confused. The entire cruise is sold out or there are no insides available? And the post says Dec 2013 which makes it look like all of Dec 3013 is sold out.

I've searched those before and the insides seem like the first to go and are very popular. If the insides for one specific date are sold out during a holiday season cruise I'm not surprised.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:31 PM   #5
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I just checked the Disney Cruise Line web site and it is showing no inside staterooms available for the 3 night cruise departing on Dec 12th 2013.

I am having a hard time believing that they are already sold out since you can still book inside staterooms for the 3 night cruise starting Dec 13th this year.

What is going on!
I had the same problem booking our 7-night western Caribbean for Oct 26 2013. Only thing left when we booked was verandah and concierge.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:39 PM   #6
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How many people are you trying to book for? I am finding 3 categories of Verandah rooms available for 2 adults ($1209 to $1341) and one category available for 2 adults and 2 children ($2124).

As others have said, I think that is a big dummy cruise date - end of 2013 and a 3 day cruise. People are waiting for 2014 to be released.
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Ages and number of people will make a difference for sure when you do searches.

My category on our cruise doesn't show up if I put 2 adults and 2 kids (Under 10) But if put 2 adults and 1 child it does....
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:59 PM   #8
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My friend discovered that. She has 5 in her family and couldn't get an inside stateroom to show up.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:03 PM   #9
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I had the same problem booking our 7-night western Caribbean for Oct 26 2013. Only thing left when we booked was verandah and concierge.
Same here.
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We also have a 2013 dummy booked.
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This is exactly the date the DCL suggested we use as our dummy date--it is low season, relatively low cost. The idea is to choose a dummy date as far forward as possible, with as little deposit needed as possible. This date is perfect.

What you will see--as soon as the 2014 dates are open for booking, people will move these reservations.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:50 PM   #12
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If you are looking at December 5th, that is our dummy date and we are switching soon to take an October 2013 cruise out of Galveston. If you want to PM me I can tell you what day and you can try calling or looking that same day. We have an interior cabin I believe on Deck 8. It's the same one as last time, GREAT room. Not connecting and very quiet.

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My friend discovered that. She has 5 in her family and couldn't get an inside stateroom to show up.
There are no inside cabins that sleep 5 people. You friend will need to look at cat. 8 and cat. 4 on the Dream/Fantasy or just at cat. 4 on the Magic/Wonder if they want to book 1 cabin.
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We also have the 12/12/13 Dream cruise booked as a dummy date. Several people in our DIS cruise group booked it, too.

Many of us are planning to switch our reservations to a 2014 date as soon as they open up, so I'm sure you'll see at least a few openings.

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There are no inside cabins that sleep 5 people. You friend will need to look at cat. 8 and cat. 4 on the Dream/Fantasy or just at cat. 4 on the Magic/Wonder if they want to book 1 cabin.
There are deluxe family oceanview staterooms that sleep 5 on the Fantasy. I could get one on this year's Halloween cruise, but none available for 2013.
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