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Old 11-17-2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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I had been thinking about a 4 N Dream cruise (posted yesterday in regards to this) for just my ds and I. I had been watching for a possible military rate for one week in particular. I checked again yesterday and no military rate but now IGT/OGT/VGT rates available. $1067 IGT/$1106 OGT

Should I pull the trigger now? I know there's no guaranty that there will EVER be a *GT rate OR a military rate. I shouldn't hold off hoping for a better deal via a military rate, right?

($906 military deal for earlier in January but we really want the late Jan sail!)
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:56 AM   #2
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There is no way to predict whether this is the best possible rate or not. DO be sure to read the restrictions on the *GT rates before booking and make sure you are OK with them.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:17 AM   #3
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I had been thinking about a 4 N Dream cruise (posted yesterday in regards to this) for just my ds and I. I had been watching for a possible military rate for one week in particular. I checked again yesterday and no military rate but now IGT/OGT/VGT rates available. $1067 IGT/$1106 OGT

Should I pull the trigger now? I know there's no guaranty that there will EVER be a *GT rate OR a military rate. I shouldn't hold off hoping for a better deal via a military rate, right?

($906 military deal for earlier in January but we really want the late Jan sail!)
Ask a travel agent who specializes in Disney Cruises, they might be able to offer some insight, i.e. when DCL typically offers Military Discounts, as in certain months of the year.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:49 AM   #4
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Ask a travel agent who specializes in Disney Cruises, they might be able to offer some insight, i.e. when DCL typically offers Military Discounts, as in certain months of the year.
I am working with a TA who does but not sure there's a real rhyme or reason! They have mil rates for the Jan 13 sailing but not the later ones
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There are really good MTO rates for the January Miami sailings if any of those interest you. They are on the Wonder, not as new, but the rates make up for it, IMO.
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There are really good MTO rates for the January Miami sailings if any of those interest you. They are on the Wonder, not as new, but the rates make up for it, IMO.
Thx. I am familiar with MCO and PC so prefer to sail from PC. I did look at those! Prices are great!
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We are also anxiously awaiting a military rate for our March cruise. I noticed that they released military rates for the particular cruise we're on through March 2nd, but not one for our cruise as of yet. When I called Disney, they said there wasn't any rhyme or reason behind when Disney releases those rates and that typically, if they do offer military, it is between 30-60 days before the sailing. Of course, by that time, we will have paid in full, so it isn't looking real promising for us.

If anyone has some experience in booking with a military rate and checked DCL's site every single day like I do , please let us know how early they released the rates for your sailing.

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