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Old 12-19-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Book now or wait for on board booking?

We are cruising in 2 weeks. I've just decided to take my mom on a cruise in Feb 2013. Right now I can get a room or $850 for 2 people for 3 nights. I'm gonna book 2 rooms.

So, should I book now and secure the cheap rate or wait 2 weeks and get the on board booking discount? What is the on board booking discount? Also, what is the DU OBC for this?
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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Is this rate for an IGT, OGT or VGT reservation? If so, get it now because you won't get a discount on it onboard. If not, you can book it now and reshop when you are on board for the 10% discount.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:41 PM   #3
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Is this rate for an IGT, OGT or VGT reservation? If so, get it now because you won't get a discount on it onboard. If not, you can book it now and reshop when you are on board for the 10% discount.
Yes. It is VGT what is that??
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Yes. It is VGT what is that??
They are the last minute restricted fares, offered on cruises that aren't selling that well:

•New bookings only. Existing reservations cannot be modified to these new categories.
•You are reserving a stateroom within the selected stateroom type: Inside, Oceanview or Verandah*.
•Disney Cruise Line will assign your specific stateroom at a later time, based on remaining availability.
•Specific stateroom requests will not be accommodated.
•Full payment is required at the time of booking for all Guests and is non-refundable.
•Sail date and stateroom category changes are not permitted.
•The stateroom offer cannot be combined with any other discounted or promotional offer.
•Full legal names of all Guests are required at time of booking and no name changes are allowed.
•* Most Verandah staterooms include a private verandah with a clear plexiglass wall; some may include a solid white wall depending upon location. A limited number of Oceanview and Verandah staterooms may include a partially obstructed view.


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We are cruising in 2 weeks. I've just decided to take my mom on a cruise in Feb 2013. Right now I can get a room or $850 for 2 people for 3 nights. I'm gonna book 2 rooms.

So, should I book now and secure the cheap rate or wait 2 weeks and get the on board booking discount? What is the on board booking discount? Also, what is the DU OBC for this?
If you're for sure going to do this cruise and ARE OK with not being able to cancel it, book it now! The "cheap rate" with the VGT may not stay around long! And, like the pp said, you cannot book the VGT while on board anyway and don't get the usual 10% off since its a special rate.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:09 AM   #7
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OK, booked it this morning. Awesome deal.

I booked it on-line at the DCL website, do they still offer the $25 OBC for booking it yourself?
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is there a place to check you onboard credit before you get on board??
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OK, booked it this morning. Awesome deal.

I booked it on-line at the DCL website, do they still offer the $25 OBC for booking it yourself?
AFAIK, the $25 online booking OBC has been eliminated. However, I've read reports that selected cruises have had it recently.

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is there a place to check you onboard credit before you get on board??
I believe you need to call DCL to ask. There's no place online to check it.

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:19 AM   #10
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We are cruising in 2 weeks. I've just decided to take my mom on a cruise in Feb 2013. Right now I can get a room or $850 for 2 people for 3 nights. I'm gonna book 2 rooms.

So, should I book now and secure the cheap rate or wait 2 weeks and get the on board booking discount? What is the on board booking discount? Also, what is the DU OBC for this?
I'm cruising in two weeks too! Are you on the 2nd or the 6th? I went ahead and booked my Feb 2014 cruise the other day because I got a great deal. I'm going to reshop it onboard, but I don't know that it will be any cheaper.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:11 PM   #11
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I'm cruising in two weeks too! Are you on the 2nd or the 6th? I went ahead and booked my Feb 2014 cruise the other day because I got a great deal. I'm going to reshop it onboard, but I don't know that it will be any cheaper.
We're on the Jan 2 cruise. This is a family trip with our kids. The Feb cruise is with my mom, sister and daughter.
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We're on the Jan 2 cruise. This is a family trip with our kids. The Feb cruise is with my mom, sister and daughter.
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2821389 Here's a bunch of others on our cruise if you're interested!
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