Ths DIS is a great place to ask Disney Cruise Line questions and share tips.
Dreams Unlimited Travel - The official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums Dreams Unlimited Travel - the official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Cruise Line > Disney Cruise Line Forum
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-05-2013, 09:44 AM   #1
sunryzez
Mouseketeer
 
sunryzez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 390

Question about onboard booking/transferring cruises

I currently have booked a back to back in Jan of 2014. My husband thinks we should do a four night cruise as well in November for our anniversary since it stops at Key West and we really want to go back there. ( We are trying to build cc status)
I wish I would have read these boards earlier because I had originally booked a cruise on a ship for this month but cancelled it when I found a florida rate for last month. I had no idea that I could have moved that one to keep the benefits and just booked the florida rate seperately ( wish my ta would of mentioned that) So my question is, if I move my Jan cruise to Nov what do you think my chances would be of still getting on the November cruise and being able to re-book a cruise that is only 2 months later?
It would be a waste to not use the "on board benefits" for the cruise in November since we can move it, but I just dont know if the ship in Jan would book up and we would not be able to get a resrervation for that one...
Anyone ever do anything like that before?
__________________


sunryzez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 11:42 AM   #2
lanejudy
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 5,286
DISboards Moderator

Since you are dealing with OBB on a B2B, it adds more twist. Technically, you were allowed to book OBB for 2 separate cruise dates, but they must remain linked as a B2B to retain the OBB - if you move part of it you lose the OBB benefit. Would you cancel the whole B2B with hopes of rebooking when onboard in November? There is a strong chance the fares will increase between now and November, thereby eliminating the savings you gained by switching the OBB to the November 4-night - yes, you would get 10% if booked onboard in Nov. but if the fare has increased more than 10% you lose what you are current saving.

I guess maybe you need to crunch some numbers and decide which will provide the better savings - using your OBB 10% on the current B2B in Jan 2014, or the cruise in Nov. 2014. Depending on when in November, those cruises can be more expensive as you get closer to Thanksgiving and of the month. Unless you are doing a 7-day in late November, you probably have the better discount using the OBB on the B2B. I wouldn't risk waiting until November to book a B2B for 2 months later, but the numbers may speak differently.

Good luck with your planning and enjoy your cruises!
lanejudy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 12:37 PM   #3
sunryzez
Mouseketeer
 
sunryzez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 390

The way the sales agent on the ship explained it to me is that I can move my 4 night cruise to any date but then I would automatically lose the 3night b2b portion of the trip. I am really kicking myself for having the ta cancel my other obb because I didn't realize you could change it. I know this year there were alot of Jan discounts so I am thinking it may be worth it to change to the Nov cruise and hope for a fla rate in Jan if its available again? My only issue is we are going with friends in Jan so I have to be on the boat and if for some reason there are no good rates and prices go up I have to pay it....So not really sure whats my better option.
But thanks for your info, I will def crunch numbers and see which works better! All in all its a good problem to have
__________________


sunryzez is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.