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Old 12-06-2012, 08:25 AM   #31
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I"m happy, both cabins i have booked dropped a little over $100 each.

Had 4 Dream night early Dec '13, now early Jan '14

With all taxes fees:

$1,398xx 5E 2 adults (reflecting OB booking promo)

$1,766xx 10A 2 adults, 1 child

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:31 AM   #32
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Just looked for a eastern carribean in june for our family of 5. 8D for $8400. I was on the magic out of NYC this year in June and spent $2700 less for an 8-nighter that included a 6th passenger. That fare even included a park hopper pass and transportion to the parks and back. DCL has completely lost their minds.

I hope you are reading these threads DCL. You have lost another loyal customer as our family has dropped our OBB and will be taking our vacations to another cruiseline. I am sure these other companies are very happy that DCL can't stop making poor business decisions. All the improvements in kids activities elsewhere will come in handy now.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:36 AM   #33
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Just looked for a eastern carribean in june for our family of 5. 8D for $8400. I was on the magic out of NYC this year in June and spent $2700 less for an 8-nighter that included a 6th passenger. That fare even included a park hopper pass and transportion to the parks and back. DCL has completely lost their minds.

I hope you are reading these threads DCL. You have lost another loyal customer as our family has dropped our OBB and will be taking our vacations to another cruiseline. I am sure these other companies are very happy that DCL can't stop making poor business decisions. All the improvements in kids activities elsewhere will come in handy now.
I emailed our TA to abort the mission for moving our OBB to 5/24/14. No way DCL!
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:49 AM   #34
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So, opening day for 2014 is actually HIGHER than the comparable cruise for 2013 (looking at early June). That is ridiculous. I was banking on saving SOMETHING by booking day 1. I need to book 5 rooms, looks like this trip ain't happening...BOO!!!
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:02 AM   #35
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I moved my OBB to a 5 night wonder out of Miami but will most likely cancel the whole thing. I hate how the only 7 night cruises are on the fantasy and the prices make that impossible (over 5k for an inside stateroom for 4 and still have flights to book). Time to wait for last minute deals.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:09 AM   #36
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Already see that DCL did not learn from their 2013 overly inflated prices. Am I the only one to feel they are taking advantage of their loyal customers by gouging the initial pricing? With four ships in FL at the same time there will be incredible last minute fare specials to try and fill their ships. I foresee plenty KFO opportunities for the first half of 2013.

I will not be falling into their trap by booking our cruise tomorrow.

I think that is exactly what they are counting on. They know there are many people out there that worship the Mouse and think that Disney can do no wrong and will book with them no matter what. How many people on here have you seen bash all the ther cruise line for no reason other then the fact that they are not DCL? I think they will see a lot less people booking initially and instead they will hold out for *GT rates, whereas if they set initial prices 15% lower they would probably have the ship booked (and stay booked) way in advance of the sail dates.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:11 AM   #37
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So, opening day for 2014 is actually HIGHER than the comparable cruise for 2013 (looking at early June). That is ridiculous.
that to me is the strangest part of all this.

I must say overall the prices dont bother me, being a florida resident I sense ongoing deals over the next several years. I have already taken advantage of one, hope to follow with more.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:15 AM   #38
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For the May 2014 cruises, there's a significant difference between the fares for the Magic & Dream. Why would anyone pay to $300 to $400 more to sail on the Dream?
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:37 AM   #39
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that to me is the strangest part of all this.

I must say overall the prices dont bother me, being a florida resident I sense ongoing deals over the next several years. I have already taken advantage of one, hope to follow with more.
How is this fair to the vast majority of the population who live outside of FL? Must be nice to be able to live inside your bubble.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:03 PM   #40
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How is this fair to the vast majority of the population who live outside of FL? Must be nice to be able to live inside your bubble.
That's unnecessary.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:08 PM   #41
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that to me is the strangest part of all this.

I must say overall the prices dont bother me, being a florida resident I sense ongoing deals over the next several years. I have already taken advantage of one, hope to follow with more.
I wish they would have done that for NY residents when the Magic was up here, but NJ and NY have such a huge Disney fanbase they sold those suckers out in a NY minute. I sense a lot of VGT/IGT/OGT's along with those FL resident discounts too.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:39 PM   #42
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I think it's ridiculous, too. This will likely be our last DCL vacation.

We booked, and will go, but once my children are older & I'm comfortable with them being in the other lines kids programming, we wont sail DCL.

Our May '14 sailing is almost exactly $1k more than I paid for the same exact room in June '12. My children have aged into a more expensive price, which makes me feel a little better, then I remember I'm getting an OBB discount. I need to stop thinking about this now or I might just call and cancel the whole thing!
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:57 PM   #43
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I thought the summer prices were out of the ball park. We love DCL but also like RCCL. Its funny our last RCCL cruise with excursions and the soda package was 1/2 of what the same on DCL would have been. For summer 2014 it looks like that gap is growing where DCL is going to be more than double. I wonder what DCL is thinking but some people will pay it, but I think with past clearance sales they are finding not enough. On our last cruise on the Fantasy if we would have waited we would have saved a bundle even with the OBB, so that negative memory is still with me as I look into 2014.

Its interesting though RCCL announced a 6th ship with Dreamworks http://www.usatoday.com/story/cruise...-seas/1750959/
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:05 PM   #44
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I just have to chime in...

Same cruise we took this year for category 4A - verandah for a family of 5 has jumped by 4K for 2014. We loved the Western and wanted to do the Eastern but for 4K price increase I will absolutely pass. Now I get to sit back and wait until they offer another DVC deal b/c they have overpriced cabins again and can't fill them.

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Old 12-06-2012, 01:26 PM   #45
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I booked, this is our first cruise, and we're going in January (I homeschool) which makes it cheaper. We're paying $4923, for 2 adults and 3 children (9, 6, and 4).

Out of curiousity I looked at similar cruises (7 night caribbean out of PC) around the same time. On most of those we would have to book 2 cabins to accomodate 5 people. I can't handle not having a window, and we have young kids who can't be in a non-connected cabin without an adult. It actually was more expensive to go with someone else (as far as I could tell), and that's without all the Disney perks. So I don't feel too bad for what we are spending.
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