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Old 02-12-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Two-night Wonder cruise to Nowhere May 17, 2014

I'm getting up at 4:45 tomorrow morning to book the cruise to nowhere. Did the first one on the Wonder in January, 2011 and can't wait to do it again!
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:58 AM   #2
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I'm really interested in this cruise. We went on the last cruise to nowhere and loved it. But I just saw opening day pricing and it's over $200 more than what we paid last time for an 11C. geez.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:09 AM   #3
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We just booked it and it has gone up about $80 pp then last time. Plus we have to drive further but it will still be fun!
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:47 PM   #4
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We booked it, but I about choked on my coffee when they told me the price. Forgot for a second that I had said two people and not four. REALLY expensive for two nights. We were also on the first 2-nighter in January, 2011, and that was $458 for two adults in an 11C.

For this, DH and I are both gold, so we booked 1A1C each in a secret porthole 10A and a 9D, and it was almost $1000 for the 10A and almost $900 for the 9D. (Which is weird. Why is a 9D cheaper than a 10A?) We booked two in case someone wants to come with us, but we'll move DH and DD1 from the 9D to the 10A, but it will still likely be around $14-1500. We could do a lot longer cruise on another carrier for that. Or double it and do a 7-nighter.

We're having a little bit of sticker shock, so we're not sure we're actually going to do it. We loved the 2-nighter last time, but $458 was a lot more palatable for 2 nights than $14-1500. I forgot to ask what an 11B would cost, but I'll check tomorrow when it goes on the website.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:32 PM   #5
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We booked it, but I about choked on my coffee when they told me the price. Forgot for a second that I had said two people and not four. REALLY expensive for two nights. We were also on the first 2-nighter in January, 2011, and that was $458 for two adults in an 11C.

For this, DH and I are both gold, so we booked 1A1C each in a secret porthole 10A and a 9D, and it was almost $1000 for the 10A and almost $900 for the 9D. (Which is weird. Why is a 9D cheaper than a 10A?) We booked two in case someone wants to come with us, but we'll move DH and DD1 from the 9D to the 10A, but it will still likely be around $14-1500. We could do a lot longer cruise on another carrier for that. Or double it and do a 7-nighter.

We're having a little bit of sticker shock, so we're not sure we're actually going to do it. We loved the 2-nighter last time, but $458 was a lot more palatable for 2 nights than $14-1500. I forgot to ask what an 11B would cost, but I'll check tomorrow when it goes on the website.
These prices are ridiculous. Last time they offered the 2 night cruise to nowhere it sold out really quickly. But it was a much more reasonable deal than these prices. I wonder how fast this one will fill up.

Our anniversary is on May 18 and it'd be nice to go on this cruise, so I am going to see what prices look like tomorrow, but I'm with you, if it's just too high, it's really not worth it. Like someone was saying in another thread, for $1400 you could stay for 3 or 4 nights at the Grand Californian.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:46 AM   #6
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Well, I'm priced out. Just checked online and for 2 adults in a 11C it's $814. Sorry, Disney, you're not worth it it. That is an insane price. Especially considering in the same search it brought up the 5 day cruise from San Diego to Vancouver for $1000 for a higher category cabin. If only I wasn't married to a teacher and that wasn't the last week of school

Hope everyone who's booked has a fabulous time. I'll be watching for IGT/OGT rates, but not holding my breath.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:23 PM   #7
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To me, the Grand Californian comparison is a bad analogy. The hotel does not have included food and drink, nor does it have included kids clubs and access to incredible babysitters for only $6 per hour. I do not get adult time when I am at GC, nor do I get the full value of my $1400 because I am in the parks at least part of the time if not all; that's an additional cost either via tickets or APs.

A more valid comparison would be what other cruise lines are charging for a two-night cruise. Now, given how many comparisons there are between Disney's upcharge and other lines, one would think they would be more expensive. I was shocked to find out otherwise.

I decided to go to the most conventionally "cheapest" line: Carnival. To compare the same season, I had to find a 2-nighter in May, which is only out of Norfolk.

2 Nights in May on the Carnival Glory for 4 in an inside stateroom, including taxes: $1225.24

2 Nights in May on the Disney Wonder for 4 in an 11B, including taxes: $1214.80

HELLO.

Also, no airfare for us and it puts us over to Gold. Count me in!
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I booked this today. It's going to be a girls' weekend for me, my daughters and my mom. So excited!
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:14 PM   #9
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I booked this today. It's going to be a girls' weekend for me, my daughters and my mom. So excited!
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:02 PM   #10
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Nowhere in Particular

In the words of Mr. Toad: "We're merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily on our way To nowhere in particular"

We were on the original LA 2 Night to Nowhere. We had gotten in that one when it was dirt cheap. This one, not so much, but still couldn't pass it up.

11-Cs were sold out both when I woke up and when DU tried to move our reservation. We're in an 11-B for the first time. about $40 total higher than the 11-C pricing posted yesterday. An 11-C popped up for a bit this evening, but at higher then our fare.

Is it wrong that I'm already craving Palo Brunch.

I guess I need to update my .sig file.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:08 PM   #11
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I'm booked on this! Cat 11B. My first inside. It should be ok for 2 nights, lol! Is this our cruise meet?
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Is this our cruise meet?
I'm thinking no, since the first few posters started the thread before they'd booked and then bailed when they weren't the rock-bottom prices from 2011. But I also don't want to start a new one because I'm a grad student and therefor unreliable for time devoted to reading every post and keeping the first post updated.
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I'm thinking no, since the first few posters started the thread before they'd booked and then bailed when they weren't the rock-bottom prices from 2011. But I also don't want to start a new one because I'm a grad student and therefor unreliable for time devoted to reading every post and keeping the first post updated.
Well I guess we will wait. I don't have that kind of time either really. Will see what happens! So excited to be going!
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If the first poster PM'd Irish Cowboy, this will be our cruise meet thread. If he hasn't, then we can start a new one and ask for it to be linked to the main 2014 Wonder page
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If the first poster PM'd Irish Cowboy, this will be our cruise meet thread. If he hasn't, then we can start a new one and ask for it to be linked to the main 2014 Wonder page
It was posted as a request to the master request thread. Don't know about a PM. Can we unrequest it in a subsequent post?
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