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Old 12-09-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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How do you figure out actual cost of cruise using onboard discount?

Hubby is wanting to see the actual cost breakdown of our cruise, but Dreams does not show this in our online cruise info.

I know they are busy, so I don't want to bother them at this time, but does anyone know if they calculate the 10% onboard discount before or after tax?

What about taxes and fees?

Our total cost is $5633.08. This same cruise today has gone up a bit since opening day (Aug. 9/14-Western), so I am not sure?

Just thought one of you savvy cruisers could help me as I don't want to bother my TA right now, as it's been a hectic week for them!

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Old 12-09-2012, 03:08 PM   #2
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The 10% is taken off before the taxes are added in and then the full taxes amount is added to the discounted cruise fare.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:10 PM   #3
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The 10% is taken off before the taxes are added in and then the full taxes amount is added to the discounted cruise fare.
Thank you!

That is what I thought, and was getting another number, but I was mixing up the discount, so thanks for helping me with that.

So, the cost today, is the same prices as on opening day then.

Thanks for your quick reply! Tiger
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:11 PM   #4
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If you price out a cruise at disneycruise.com you'll see that the first number is the category amount in the breakdown. That's the total of the fares before taxes. Take that number and multiply it by 90% and then add in the government taxes and fees amount.
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Standard Inside Stateroom
Category $4,018.00
Guest 1 Cruise Fare $1,260.00
Guest 2 Cruise Fare $1,260.00
Guest 3 Cruise Fare $749.00
Guest 4 Cruise Fare $749.00
Government Taxes & Fees (Cruise) $ $328.48
Total Price $4,346.48

So it would be 4018X90%=$3616.12+328.48=$3944.68
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:38 AM   #5
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I was once told by a CM to take the full price, and then #1 - subtract taxes shown, and #2 - subtract $159 per person for 7 night trip or $119 per person for 3/4 night trip. Take 10% after those subtractions are made to get your discount amount. This was a couple years back, so the $159/$119 figure could have changed, but at least you will be rather close.

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:32 AM   #6
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I was once told by a CM to take the full price, and then #1 - subtract taxes shown, and #2 - subtract $159 per person for 7 night trip or $119 per person for 3/4 night trip. Take 10% after those subtractions are made to get your discount amount. This was a couple years back, so the $159/$119 figure could have changed, but at least you will be rather close.

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How do those numbers work? Some trips are way more expensive than others depending on the time of year you sail. In other words it could be $150pp in October but $250pp at Christmas for example.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:46 AM   #7
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How do those numbers work? Some trips are way more expensive than others depending on the time of year you sail. In other words it could be $150pp in October but $250pp at Christmas for example.
These numbers don't always work, but will get you somewhat close most of the time. ( the $159 and $119 quoted above) The 10% discount includes only the "cruise fare" portion of the ticket. It does not include the taxes, government fees, and "non-commissionable items" (whatever that it!). The TA gets a statement that shows the full breakdown, but it isn't in the stuff that DCL sends to guests.

The onboard booking will typically save 7%-9% of the total cost of the cruise depending on the category and dates. As noted, the more expensive the cruise, the higher the percentage of savings because the government fees (fancy words for port charges) don't change based on dates.

Now, to complicate things even more---different cruise lines do things differently. We priced out a cruise on another line. While their overall costs were lower than DCL and their posted per person rate was a LOT lower, they added more than double DCL's amount for "taxes and fees" for the same ports. Yes, they ended up being cheaper than DCL, but not by nearly as much as it would appear just by looking at the "cruise fare."

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:49 AM   #8
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Kirbo... that seems so simple, why haven't I realized before that it's done that way?!?!
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Kirbo... that seems so simple, why haven't I realized before that it's done that way?!?!
That's the way I was told it worked and so far, we've only had four OBB, that's how it was done for my reservations. Our latest OBB was moved on Saturday and it worked out exactly like that, so I was surprised by the other ways quoted above, I didn't know they did anything differently ever.

For our August 23, 2014 cruise it looks like this on disneycruise.com


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Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
Category $4,158.00
Guest 1 Cruise Fare $1,330.00
Guest 2 Cruise Fare $1,330.00
Guest 3 Cruise Fare $749.00
Guest 4 Cruise Fare $749.00
Government Taxes & Fees (Cruise) $ $328.48
Total Price $4,486.48

Our total is $4070.68 with our OBB. Which is the same as $4158 X 90% + $328.48. It worked out the same way for some others we have scheduled. But from above posts, it looks as if that may not be the case all the time and it might be a fluke that ours are always like that.
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cool! thanks Kirbo, and cute baby pic!
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cool! thanks Kirbo, and cute baby pic!
Thank you
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:17 AM   #12
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future DCL cruisers (if not already) I bet!!
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future DCL cruisers (if not already) I bet!!
They are indeed. Been on two so far and we have three more booked. They, and we!, love DCL cruises.
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