2015 sail dates?

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  1. Silverfox97

    Silverfox97 PLATINUM Castaway Club

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    Probably part of the year only at first. The Jan-May are the easy, 'boring' itineraries. It's the summer schedules that are usually the 'exciting' ones.

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  3. jdb in AZ

    jdb in AZ <font color=green>It could end up curdled<br><font

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  4. Twofebboys

    Twofebboys I wish I was going....

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    Sweet. I have been reading his blog for a couple weeks. His predictions prompted me to go look up my kids' 2014-2015 spring break schedule!

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  5. mum&son

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    So would we
     
  6. jelliott04

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    You could always book a placeholder cruise. That's what we did.

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  7. disneygrandma

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    What does that mean "to book a place holder cruise"? We're new to all of this, and trying to figure out what to do. We're hoping to do a 4 nt cruise, early June 2015.
     
  8. jdb in AZ

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    When people are on a DCL cruise they can book a future cruise for a 10% discount and onboard credit for that future cruise. They would also pay a 10% deposit instead of the usual 20%. If they don't know when they'll cruise again, or if the dates they want haven't started selling, they can book a "place holder cruise" also known as a "dummy cruise" for a date they have no intention of sailing, then later move the date onto the actual cruise they want when it becomes available. DCL allows you to move the date as many times as you need to, as long as you move it before the paid-in-full date of the place holder cruise so you won't lose your deposit.

    We cruised with DCL three times before I discovered the DIS boards and found out about dummy cruises. Oh, the $$$$ we could have saved.
     
  9. disneygrandma

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    So the place holder cruise can only be booked when you're already on a cruise. Thanks. That's something to keep in mind when we go in 2015.
     
  10. dllocals

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    Yes! Book anther cruise while on board. If you are sure you are going cruise again with DCL, book on one of your first few days because the cruise desk can get crowded.
     
  11. Jerseymomof2

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    NYC NYC NYC!!!!!!!! :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

    I cannot wait to see if they go out of NYC again. We went and it was wonderful. They were totally full for the cruises going south. The ones going to Canada were the problem. If they can work out the schedule to have most (all) of the cruises go south I know they will be sold out again.

    I have spoken to many of my friends who sailed out of NYC and all of us would go again.
     
  12. disneydreaming92701

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    We always do a placeholder. Waiting for 2015 dates so we can mkve iur current
     
  13. Marshay

    Marshay I'm Goofy for Mickey. Don't worry if you get a bi

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    I'm new to DCL, just booked my 2nd cruise on the Dream.

    What was the NY itinerary?

    Has Disney ever gone out from Baltimore?

    Thx!
     
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  15. Marshay

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    Nope..the only Canadian ones they had trouble with were the last three, after schools were back in session,the earlier ones sold very well. The Canadian cruise was good (wish we had two days in Halifax though, St. Johns was ehh). We did both and I would love the chance to do both again :).
     
  17. luv2sleep

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    Any rumors as to when the first sail dates will be out?
     
  18. mmouse37

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    I agree that it was only the cruise that departed after school was back in session that were slow sellers. We did Canada from NYC on DCL and loved it!!!

    MJ
     
  19. NancyIL

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    DCL seems to have a problem filling many of its cruises that depart when schools are in session. Its biggest strength (appeal to families) is also its biggest weakness when it comes to new itineraries in the off season. There are only so many places DCL can sail during Christmas, spring break, and summer. Until DCL can attract a larger number of child-free cruisers during the off season, it will continue to offer ho-hum itineraries out of "safe" home ports like Port Canaveral and Miami.
     
  20. ksloane

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    I flew from Texas to do both NYC cruises and would be for sure try to do them again if they go back. Loved them both! Though I am thinking we may try the Alaskan cruise in 2015.
     
  21. sabrecmc

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    We also quite enjoyed our Canadian cruise and spending time in NYC. Great combination trip.

    I wonder if some different itineraries would attract people during the school year? It is hard to justify taking DD out of school for another trip to Nassau, but if they were doing something rather unique, then that changes the equation. On the other hand, I'm staring at those FL resident rates right now and thinking DD could miss a few days...
     

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