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Old 06-12-2013, 01:04 PM   #1
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End of August what's up?

I have been watching dream 4 nite for 8/25 and fantasy 8/24 for a while and all of a sudden today dream went from all avail. To only concierge and fantasy went from all to only veranda. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:07 PM   #2
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There were some specials offered earlier this week, though I didn't pay close attention to the sail dates.

Another possibility...were there actually several categories available for those sailings, or just that it appeared inside cabins, oceanview cabins, verandah cabins and concierge were all available? Could be just a couple cabins in each and those were booked in the past day or so.

Or maybe DCL is playing with itineraries again...
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:38 AM   #3
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I have been watching dream 4 nite for 8/25 and fantasy 8/24 for a while and all of a sudden today dream went from all avail. To only concierge and fantasy went from all to only veranda. Any thoughts?

Fantasy is back to all available, on 8/24/13, almost. Dream on 8/25 is only cat V and T currently.

I assume we are talking about this year, 2013.

Inventory changes often. And I swear DCL plays games with that inventory.
It can change hourly with DCL. Although I don't play the last minute game with DCL. We want specific cabins, so we book early.

Having said that check back often as DCL plays games with inventory.
They may offer *GT rates for your sailing. It can offer a discount, however it comes with tooooo maaany restrictions IMO. But, for some it's a great deal.

Keep checking the DCL website. Good luck and happy hunting.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:56 AM   #4
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I booked the Aug 25 Dream while on the EBTA about 3 weeks ago. At first, the cheapest category room I could get was a 5e (or 5something) but after checking back several times, got a GTY 8c. I suspect she's pretty full.
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Sorry to interrupt but I'm new to dcl. How do you know or check to find out what's available etc? Thanks
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Sorry to interrupt but I'm new to dcl. How do you know or check to find out what's available etc? Thanks
Check on DCL's official website by going through the motions but not booking the reservation.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:35 PM   #7
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Monday was the paid in full date so my guess is that they have sold out categories online while they sort out the guarantee assignments.

I bet next week you will see OGT and VGT rates appear.
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Baleeve I hope you are right! Do you know if vgt's typically come out before fl resident rates?
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I think ppl put cabins on hold to give some extra thought before committing. Then the hold expires so it shows availability again. Sometimes this close to a cruise date, it may only be 1 cabin available for a particular category so at first glance it appears like there's a lot a of availability but there really is just a handful of cabins.
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That same thing happened with I was adding a room to our upcoming Fantasy cruise. One day there would be availability in all categories and other days, just verandah.

One thing to check is how many people you are using in your search. If you look for just 2, all categories may come up but when you enter 4, it is only a couple of categories because that is all that is available for that number of people.

I caught myself doing this a couple of times and when I changed the number of people, I got the correct results.

But even when checking with just 2 people, it would vary from day to day with whole category types (inside, outside, etc) coming and going. Luckily our TA was able to grab one of those inside rooms when they were showing up
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I'm sailing on the 8/25 cruise so I've been watching as well. I just called and they said there are only 10 staterooms on hold and they are now only 24 hour holds. She said it lookslike its going to be a sold out cruise.
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Thanks again for the info!
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:00 AM   #13
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I have been watching dream 4 nite for 8/25 and fantasy 8/24 for a while and all of a sudden today dream went from all avail. To only concierge and fantasy went from all to only veranda. Any thoughts?
Hi castmbr

I looked this morning and there are cat 11 and verandahs open now for this date.

Just thought I'd let you know.
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Check on DCL's official website by going through the motions but not booking the reservation.
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