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Old 12-06-2012, 01:48 AM   #16
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And you know this how? DCL has Alaska cruises on the schedule for summer 2013. The new itineraries for the Wonder only go through the end of April 2014. DCLs contract for the Alaska cruises was for 5 years beginning in 2011.

You don't cancel all of your December cruises, including the holiday ones that people had already booked, AND move the ship to an entirely different port if you are planning to come back. IIRC the contract was for two years which should have meant they sailed out of LA until the end of January.

Then again, perhaps you are right and that would be just another example of DCL's incredibly stupid brand management. Los Angeles should have been a slam dunk with the Passholder population and they failed to do any significant promotion or offer anything less than a 7-night during the school year to get people interested. The single 2-night cruise they offered when they first arrived sold out right away, but instead of using that information to get people on the ships they ignored it and then inexplicably used it in NYC. Sometimes I think they just have a dartboard covered in sticky notes that each have a random business decision on them.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:04 AM   #17
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You don't cancel all of your December cruises, including the holiday ones that people had already booked, AND move the ship to an entirely different port if you are planning to come back. IIRC the contract was for two years which should have meant they sailed out of LA until the end of January.

Then again, perhaps you are right and that would be just another example of DCL's incredibly stupid brand management. Los Angeles should have been a slam dunk with the Passholder population and they failed to do any significant promotion or offer anything less than a 7-night during the school year to get people interested. The single 2-night cruise they offered when they first arrived sold out right away, but instead of using that information to get people on the ships they ignored it and then inexplicably used it in NYC. Sometimes I think they just have a dartboard covered in sticky notes that each have a random business decision on them.
Well, as to the cancelling of the Dec cruises and moving the ship to a different port on extremely short notice - they did that this year. The Panama Canal & Alaska cruises remained in place for 2013 after this move. The Mexican Riviera cruises were the ones that were not selling well, not just for DCL. Other cruiselines have pulled out of the MR as well.

I think DCLs problem is that they don't give the ships time to establish themselves in the new ports when they move there. I know Alaska was a struggle the first year, but it was better the second. I'm hoping that DCL stays with Alaska, at least. If they do, there's still the possibility of an occasional Pacific Coastal cruise or maybe another Hawaii, once in a while.

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