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Old 12-25-2012, 04:57 PM   #46
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I think that they already have irritated a lot of people with all the changes they have already made to existing itineraries over the past two years.
You're right; I should've said a lot more people!

With only 4 ships - it shouldn't be that difficult to plan itineraries. It seems whoever is doing the job now is incompetent.
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:16 PM   #47
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I know that based on the past two years between the Med cruise shuffle and contracted cruise, the cancellation of the late 2012 MRs, and the two revisions so far of the cruise itineraries out of TX I would NOT book a cruise on the Magic or Wonder right now. I simply don't need the stress that seems to be connected to it until they find someone who can set an itinerary that they will keep.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:21 PM   #48
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I know that based on the past two years between the Med cruise shuffle and contracted cruise, the cancellation of the late 2012 MRs, and the two revisions so far of the cruise itineraries out of TX I would NOT book a cruise on the Magic or Wonder right now. I simply don't need the stress that seems to be connected to it until they find someone who can set an itinerary that they will keep.
As a Texan, I'm booked anyway and hope mine stay. Or that they change to cruises I also want.

What else can I really do?
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:37 PM   #49
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I know that based on the past two years between the Med cruise shuffle and contracted cruise, the cancellation of the late 2012 MRs, and the two revisions so far of the cruise itineraries out of TX I would NOT book a cruise on the Magic or Wonder right now. I simply don't need the stress that seems to be connected to it until they find someone who can set an itinerary that they will keep.
I agree. This is becoming a pattern with DCL. Poor sales lead to massive discounting and if that doesn't work, scrap the whole itinerary and move the ship... after bookings have been opened for awhile. It's like a weird game of musical chairs.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:38 PM   #50
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As a Texan, I'm booked anyway and hope mine stay. Or that they change to cruises I also want.

What else can I really do?
Have a Plan B.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:56 PM   #51
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I just emailed my TA at Dreams Unlimited asking for confirmation of or cancellation of the September 2013 PC cruise. Will let you know what I hear.

If it is cancelled, we will come up with Plan B.

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Old 12-25-2012, 11:03 PM   #52
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From what I can tell at the moment the cruises that are "sold out" are all cruises that port in Falmouth, Jamaica. Although this doesn't include the September 2013 PC cruise so that is still questionable.

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Old 12-25-2012, 11:17 PM   #53
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Have a Plan B.
We're booked in the Walt for our 10th Anniversary. What plan B do you suggest? Maybe the Grand in WDW? Problem is, when you add airfare x4, it kills it.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:18 PM   #54
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From what I can tell at the moment the cruises that are "sold out" are all cruises that port in Falmouth, Jamaica. Although this doesn't include the September 2013 PC cruise so that is still questionable.

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Idk. Half these cruises did not port in Jamaica. They started messing with these a while ago.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:25 PM   #55
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We have Nov 23, 2013 booked Wonder out of galveston and we are suppose to go to castaway cay, key west and naussa (spelling?)-- i will be heartbroken if they cancel our Thanksgiving cruise. Once DCL leaves Galveston for good I will never get to go on another DCL cruise its just to much money us if we also have to pay airfare.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:26 PM   #56
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I'd love to cruise to Hawaii, and I wouldn't have to fly to cruise from Vancouver, yet I still couldn't do a September cruise to Hawaii. Ten to twelve days in September is a hard sell for most families with school age kids.

I think the real problem Disney is having is that they are desperately trying to find an itinerary that will bring in top dollar from the classic ships and it's just not in the cards. Disney wants to charge $150 per person per night minimum and they don't seem to care who they inconvenience in the hunt for top dollar.

I think anyone who books on the classic ships these days needs to be very flexible or have a plan B.
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What I think is that someone was making an adjustment, tweaked something, coding went haywire and then it was their time off for the holiday. Lol! Bet it's fixed tomorrow and all this speculation was for nothing! Haha.

But, seriously, who knows! Sure keeps things interesting while we wait for the rest of 2014 to come out.
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We're booked in the Walt for our 10th Anniversary. What plan B do you suggest? Maybe the Grand in WDW? Problem is, when you add airfare x4, it kills it.
It's your anniversary cruise so it's probably best that you develop your own back up plan.

Seriously though, considering how DCL has been changing things, especially for the two classic ships. IMO, it would be in the best interest of anyone booked on either of those two ships on itineraries that are not selling well to be prepared for a change of plans.
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I just got off the phone with CM Rachel at DCL. She was quick to tell me that the website has some "glitches" and that the PC September 2013 is a go, as well as fall 2013 Galveston cruises. Will check the website tomorrow to see if glitches have been corrected.

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I just got off the phone with CM Rachel at DCL. She was quick to tell me that the website has some "glitches" and that the PC September 2013 is a go, as well as fall 2013 Galveston cruises. Will check the website tomorrow to see if glitches have been corrected.

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