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Old 01-04-2013, 08:02 PM   #16
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In my opinion, Alaska is a "cash cow" for DCL. Mexico (due to assorted issues) wasn't and DCL pulled out of that itinerary. I think they'll keep doing Alaska as long as they can.

As for Seattle vs Vancouver, the Vancouver itinerary was better in many ways. While flying to Vancouver from the USA is more expensive than Seattle, it's not significantly and if you use miles, there is no difference (helpful tip!).

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Old 01-04-2013, 08:20 PM   #17
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We did the DCL Alaska cruise that went Seattle to Vancouver this past September. Word from the crew seemed to suggest that 2014 and beyond would have Disney doing Alaska out of Vancouver. Of course they only "suggested" this but it was reportedly stated by many that they were not leaving Alaska any time soon.

I sure hope it is true because we hope to do Alaska agin in 2014 : )
Really hope that is true also!!! We enjoyed being in Vancouver before and after the cruise very much and all of us want to go back. The port was wonderful with a great set up and the airport custom proceedure made it super easy to fly from and back to NC through there.
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In my opinion, Alaska is a "cash cow" for DCL. Mexico (due to assorted issues) wasn't and DCL pulled out of that itinerary. I think they'll keep doing Alaska as long as they can.

As for Seattle vs Vancouver, the Vancouver itinerary was better in many ways. While flying to Vancouver from the USA is more expensive than Seattle, it's not significantly and if you use miles, there is no difference (helpful tip!).

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:26 PM   #18
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I wouldn't expect 2014 AK to be out until March or April this year at the earliest. The other lines should be releasing their schedules at that time so seeing DCL is usually last, not counting on it before then. I already know I'm doing AK in 14 with another line due to work. Would be sad to see a DCL ship and not be on it but their prices are outrageous.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:36 PM   #19
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Subbing! Planning to go to Alaska in 2014. Hope it will be on Disney!
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I wouldn't expect 2014 AK to be out until March or April this year at the earliest. The other lines should be releasing their schedules at that time so seeing DCL is usually last, not counting on it before then. I already know I'm doing AK in 14 with another line due to work. Would be sad to see a DCL ship and not be on it but their prices are outrageous.
March/April is not too far, does anyone know if there will be a huge price difference if we book now for 2014 July vs 2013 July? If there isn't we might be able to go in 2013 rather than wait a year.
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March/April is not too far, does anyone know if there will be a huge price difference if we book now for 2014 July vs 2013 July? If there isn't we might be able to go in 2013 rather than wait a year.
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Waiting waiting waiting!!!: it's supposed to be either today or tomorrow or wednesday or in 2 weeks!!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:22 PM   #23
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We'd go back to Alaska with DCL (did it in 2012) if they return to Seattle. The Seattle stop included Victoria, which was great even though it was short.

Our family members did DCL out of Vancouver and the flights were pricey, hotels pricey, transfers pricey.

Seattle was a breeze--cheap flights, public transportation to DT, extra port. Port times are short but that doesn't bother us at all. We're not (at this point) all day excursion people.
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We did the 2012 Alaska cruise that started in Seattle and ended in Vancouver. We were told by crew members that in the future they would be going in and out of Vancouver. We found Vancouver to be extremely easy. (we also found Seattle to be easy, but I don't think the switch will be a big problem) We are really hoping to book 2014... today would be great! LOL
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We did the awesome DCL Alaska cruise out of Vancouver in July 2012. We looked at the Itineraries for both Seattle and Vancouver. No contest. The Vancouver one was vastly superior to the Seattle one. Yup, a little more expensive to fly to Vancouver but so worth it!
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Just called Disney travel agent and they said Silver castaway members can book on Thursday (02/14/2013)!!!!! So i am assuming gold and Platinum will be able to book tomorrow.
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Just called Disney travel agent and they said Silver castaway members can book on Thursday (02/14/2013)!!!!! So i am assuming gold and Platinum will be able to book tomorrow.
Wait... tell me more.... LOL.... What did they say exactly? hee hee
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I wish too they had said more..LOL..but all they asked me was about my castaway status and when i said silver, the guy said you will be able to book on Thursday Then i called Costco to find out when they can book and the great TA there didn't even know the 2014 dates have come out!
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Very exciting, thanks for the info!
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Does anyone know if the 2014 itineraries are the same as 2013? Other than the added 9-night cruise? Thanks!
Also, has anyone flown into/out of Seattle and driven/taken train to Vancouver? Airfare may be much cheaper that way. Thanks again!
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