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Old 08-15-2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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Is January lower in price? January 2015

contemplating on a Disney cruise (preferrably 7 days) to see castaway island. Is the beg of January a good time and are prices lower then? Two families would be joining us. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Old 08-15-2013, 07:15 PM   #2
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Yes. Basically, when schools are in session are the low season prices.

Note that winter tends to have rougher seas in the Caribbean. Also water temp on CC is a bit chilly.

I'd say best time would be early May (before school ends) or November, when hurricane season ends.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:14 PM   #3
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YES! We cruised this past January - just after New Years but before the kids went back to school. Prices were substantially lower then, and the weather was beautiful. Yes - the water on Castaway Cay was chilly, but we didn't care. Its a great time of the year to cruise IMO.

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Old 08-15-2013, 08:33 PM   #4
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Yes, our Jan 4, 2014 cruise was a lot less expensive than peak season cruises.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #5
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Yes. We love cruising this time of year.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:00 PM   #6
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Thank you all for your input I guess now I have to wait to see the dates and save $$ for it!
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:57 PM   #7
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All I can say is that while it is lower it is also a gamble. I went this year on the Jan 19th cruise and CC was FREEZING! I could not enjoy it ...like at all. CC is my favorite destination so while onboard on the first day of cruise we booked a b2b for following January, I changed it to a cruise in Nov and a cruise in March. March was more expensive but kids will be on break and Nov is a great rate as well. So I think you should look at all options but if CC is really important to you I would chose November...The weather there at that time is GORGEOUS!
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:43 AM   #8
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When you say freezing how cold? Coming from Chicago in January 60 degrees sounds nice...so what temps are we talking about?
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It was cold when we went in Jan as well, we still had a good time but did not get the full CC experience. This is me on CC:

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As far as exact temp, I don't remember it probably was in the 60's or less but the worst part was the wind. It was SO windy! The water was WAY too cold to swim in...
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Google Castaway Cay average temperatures and you will get some data. Avg in Jan is 74 degrees.
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