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Old 03-10-2014, 12:36 PM   #1471
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Add that to airfare and I can't see how these will sell well to the average family. No way I could do it.
DCL usually sells their 'special' itineraries at a higher rate - so I actually think this being 5 years later and seeing what they charge for the Dream/Fantasy, I think the price will be closer to $4,000pp for cat 11C (just my speculation).
Also, not every family will need airfare, there are many families in Europe that would sail this itinerary especially because they don't have to fly.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:38 PM   #1472
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I agree. The appeal of this cruise is the wonderful port schedule of fantastic countries, but that would mean a lot of expensive touring. We did lots of private tours on our med cruise and loved it. So for this cruise I would want to do the same, and as you said airfare is pricey too, so I think I will end up having to pass on this one. I wouldn't want to be so strapped for cash having paid so much of a base cruise price that I couldn't enjoy my port days the way I want. Hopefully they will offer these in future years when I have more time to save, but hope I can afford Hawaii or another special itinerary in the meantime for 2015!
This is what I keep thinking with regards to people coming from overseas for the cruises out of Copenhagen and Dover. And then add to it that British school kids are still in school while the Magic is close by (our last day is July 22, I think). The only cruises British kids could, in theory, go on would be the Jul 23 (is that right?) Dover Baltic and/or the Dover repo.

DH and I want to try for either the Copenhagen-Dover repo or one of the Baltics but that would be sans kids.

Maybe DCL is trying to get the European crowd? Maybe they have different summer holidays...
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:47 PM   #1473
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When I went to school (in England) we had a week off school the last week in May/first week of June and school holidays started around July 16th. The dates will differ slightly between counties.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:47 PM   #1474
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Another reason to hate Mondays....

Does anyone else feel like this is getting ridiculous? Is Disney trying to force those w/ dummy dates into 2014 cruise, b/c if so it won't work. I'll cancel & start looking at other Alaskan cruises.

Thanks for letting me vent to the only people who would understand why Mondays feel worse w/ no summer 2015 release info as we wait not so patiently.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:48 PM   #1475
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DCL usually sells their 'special' itineraries at a higher rate - so I actually think this being 5 years later and seeing what they charge for the Dream/Fantasy, I think the price will be closer to $4,000pp for cat 11C (just my speculation). Also, not every family will need airfare, there are many families in Europe that would sail this itinerary especially because they don't have to fly.
Yup. Was pretty much referring to those who have to buy airfare though. Also starting at $4000 pp for an inside is just not doable for many families anyway.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:52 PM   #1476
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When I went to school (in England) we had a week off school the last week in May/first week of June and school holidays started around July 16th. The dates will differ slightly between counties.
Yeah there's still the May-June half-term (one week off school) but if DCL is doing 12 day cruises, no one would be able to take one (policies on holidays changed this year, some schools are starting to issue fines, etc). For interests sake I checked term dates in France and Germany and both seem pretty similar to the UK. Obviously some parents will take kids out of school, but it's not summer vacation the way it is in North America.

I forget what the schedule looked like but if DCL is smart they'd put a 7 day cruise right smack dab in that May/June half-term, Sat to Sat or Sun to Sun so as to avoid any kids missing school. According to my cousin, Germany has started putting police officers at the airports to make sure parents don't take their kids out of school early!
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Yup. Was pretty much referring to those who have to buy airfare though. Also starting at $4000 pp for an inside is just not doable for many families anyway.
That's why we didn't go this year. I'm going to see if I can get 2 of 3 flights with miles.

Over the weekend, I went ahead and put a deposit down on 2 NCL cruises. For 2 adults, 1 child for a 7-night Norway out of Copenhagen in a Family Suite (~400 sq ft with concierge and butler) it was $4800! We also reserved a 7-night Med out of Barcelona that leaves 2 days after the Norway one returns for $3900 (not as nice of a room). Each cruise also has $200 OBC. I'm still hoping I can afford DCL, but I'm trying to be open about other options (and I'm tired of waiting!)
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:07 PM   #1478
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I am hoping for the WBTA in an outside cabin with tips and insurance for $3200. Hotel and airfare another $2000. $5200 for 2. That maybe are only cruise next year. But so worth it. Luckily my cruise has an old OBB.
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:19 PM   #1479
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I am hoping for the WBTA in an outside cabin with tips and insurance for $3200. Hotel and airfare another $2000. $5200 for 2. That maybe are only cruise next year. But so worth it. Luckily my cruise has an old OBB.
Will the WBTA be in September again in 2015? Or end of August? Thanks.
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:25 PM   #1480
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I really don't think it's terrible if Disney is delaying the release of summer 2015 to ensure those with reservations for summer 2014 PIF. People reserve dates and drive up the price IMO and never really plan on taking the cruise. Maybe this coupled with the new rules will stop this process.

Of course, I am booking Disney summer 2015 regardless so I don't care when they release. I don't need to shop around.
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:26 PM   #1481
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Last med cruise is last Saturday in August so the WBTA should be the first Saturday in Sept.
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Last med cruise is last Saturday in August so the WBTA should be the first Saturday in Sept.
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:32 PM   #1483
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hi were those prices based on last year please? Just curious as to where they came from!
The prices there were from a glitch price on a website and was in response to a poster saying they will cost millions, the Dover to Bsrcelona run didn't sell well last time so could be a good price.
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hi were those prices based on last year please? Just curious as to where they came from!
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Did someone post what the 12 night Baltic prices were from 2010? I am curious what opening day price was for 2 adults in the cheapest available. Anyone have this info? Also are these expected to be more or less or about the same as the 12 night med cruises?
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thanks! Those are quite handsome prices! Omg per person! Oh my!
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