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Old 01-29-2014, 11:17 AM   #16
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I didn't book my upcoming cruise on opening day because we switched cruises. We have a 5A booked for 4 on 4/28. When we booked, it was $2600 but we paid around $2300 with our OBB discount. Our category is sold out but a 5c is $2900 and at the time we booked there was around $200 between the A and C so our cruise has risen $500 just since we booked.
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:02 PM   #17
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Wow! There have been some dramatic price increases! It pays to book a year in advance, and do so with an OBB discount!
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:13 PM   #18
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The Cat V I booked for Oct 25 2014 Fantasy for 3 of us at $5200 is now at $8029



Concierge has had a huge increase lately
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:24 PM   #19
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On 2/27/13 we reserved our 9/20/14 Southern Caribbean cruise on the Magic for $2,042.44 (Cat 11C). Now it's $2938.44 on the DCL site. Our price did include the 10% off, but still quite a difference!
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:35 PM   #20
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Just checked. Our cruise is just 3 1/2 weeks away. The cost for our cruise (2 adults , 1 child) that I booked over a year ago is up about $1,000.00. So glad I booked it so far ahead!!
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:21 PM   #21
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Our Alaska category is not available but went up almost $300pp before selling out according to cruisefish. Same with our Southern itinerary - went up $714pp before selling out.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:46 PM   #22
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Last August my fiancee and I booked an Alaska honeymoon cruise on the Wonder (Cat 09A departing July 21) for about $3500 after an onboard booking discount. The price has gone up about $850 since then, so I'm REALLY glad we booked when we did.

It was a complete and utter impulse booking while we were onboard the Dream for a short 3-day Bahamian getaway. We both loved DCL's amenities and attention to detail so much we knew that going with someone else for our honeymoon would be a letdown. Good thing we just threw caution to the wind because if we tried booking that today we wouldn't be able to afford it.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:57 PM   #23
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Wonder - April2014 - 5-night - cat 5A - 2 adults - booked at opening

price increase = $1,046.28
% of increase = 56.65%
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:54 PM   #24
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I booked a category 10c on December 30 for the 4 day Bahamian with 2 CC stops. In 30 days, the fare has gone up $376 for our family of 3.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:31 AM   #25
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In April of 2013, we booked a 7 night Eastern Caribbean on the Fantasy for 4/5/2014 - Cat 5E, 2A-1C. At that time, it cost $4817.36. The category is sold out now, but a Cat 5D now sells for $7665.22 for the 3 of us.
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:11 PM   #26
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We booked our April 2014 Wonder trip last April while onboard and it has increased $1552! Crazyness!
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:33 PM   #27
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We booked the EBTA on the first day with our OBB for $2168 for 2 adults and 1child ($738/adult $496/child) it is now $3594 ($1420/adult!!! and $552/child).

Close to double for the adult fares. The price we paid is a bargain at $60/day/person
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:44 PM   #28
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We had an on board discount. Cat. 4b week before Easter. 7 night Fantasy cruise for 2 A. 3C. We paid 7,000. Juts looked and a 4a is now going for 12,551!
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:49 PM   #29
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Our Cat 5C on the Magic sailing 4/7/14 has gone up just a little over $1,500. (Not OBB). Some significant increases on this thread!
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:56 PM   #30
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If I'm reading this thread and others correctly it appears the Easter, Spring Break sailings have the most increase from opening day price. Some of these increase are easily 60%. Insane. I feel for the folks booking at this price tier.

And I thought our fall booking went up a lot. Not, compared this this Easter nonsense.

So if you plan to sail Easter, Spring Break, Thanksgiving, Xmas, NYE, Summer, Valentines Day book opening day if possible , or else pony up $$$$$$$. I feel I generally have the order of most increases correct I believe.

Corrections always welcomed though of course.

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