Any rumor when 2014 dates come out?

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  1. MaryKatesMom

    MaryKatesMom DIS Veteran

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    I doubt DCL's computers could handle all four ships at once.

    We LOVED our Fantasy Eastern last summer and want to do it again in 2014.

    One thing I would definately do earlier is book my room at WDW. Holy Moley! I dithered about adding days pre trip - first it was 2 nights then 4 and well we have the PAP's lets go to the water parks 6 nights then earlier flights were cheaper on SW and we ended up with 8 nights pre cruise. Yikes!

    I'm going to book the rooms ASAP. By the time I was done I had to split my stay because the Dolphin was fully booked - no rooms at all 1/2 the week and I couldn't get waterfront BC Conceirge the other half.
     
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  3. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

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    We also loved our Fantasy Eastern this year and want to do the Fantasy again but do the Western in 2014. We did WDW after the cruise and now I know why I have done WDW in July in many years. It was too hot for me. I think in 2014 we will do a few days in Ft. Lauderdale or Clearwater before the cruise and save WDW for a Fall trip.

    MJ
     
  4. Mariellen102

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    How cold was it?! I wanted to book a Jan 2014 trip on the dream to the bahamas to celebrate my 30th Birthday, the only thing having me second guess myself is the weather....
     
  5. NancyIL

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    January can be cold in Florida - as in 30s or 40s at night. If it is, it will also be cool in the Bahamas. If I were cruising again in January or February, I'd go further south to the Caribbean.
     
  6. Mariellen102

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    As in where the Fantasy ship sails to? what is the weather there?
     
  7. RedSox68

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    Rumor is spreading that the Eastern MAY include San Juan again and the Western MAY include Jamaica (from a friend's newsletter)
     
  8. NancyIL

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    The Caribbean is considerably further south than the Bahamas, and will be pleasantly warm in January.
     
  9. su_A_ve

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    What did you book for that amount? I imagine 7night inside?

    I would have no problems with it, but we all got spoiled on our first cruise this past summer when we got upgraded to a 5E corner room - HUGE room. So now, they want THAT room period. Looking at opening pricing it was I think about 8K - the 10% would help however but still steep.

    It would probably be a New Years cruise for a 7night, but if we do a 5night, then it'll be a Xmas cruise + some parks which would come down to the same money anyway. I'd rather do a 7night in November though... tough choices...
     
  10. mom4fun

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    A family of 4 can get that dec. 28,2013 cruise for 8800.00 5e level with no discounts, today. Some of the opening day prices are not much of a discount.
     
  11. kstategrad

    kstategrad Disney Fanatic!

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    That would be awesome! At least it's something new!
     
  12. tiggspring

    tiggspring DIS Veteran: When I stop talking you'll know I'm d

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    What date did you book for? I'm looking at June 2013 either 1week or 3rd. January if definatley a better time for us to book but when I booked the dream for 2012 my five day cat 4b 5 passengers, jumped 1000 because I had to wait a month to come up with deposit. It makes sense though, if dcl is doing the same thing for the 3rd yr in a row then many people might "jump ship" so to speak and try oasis class ships for something different on another line.
     
  13. su_A_ve

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    Opening day rates for a 5D for 12/28/13 were:

    5D 2A2C [14,10] $7919.88 no ins/trns *10/23/11

    5E from other dates is about $50 less, which means this would have been a $900 savings or a little more than 10%...
     
  14. su_A_ve

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    Jamaica is a very good possibility but not sure about being for Fantasy. There is a ghost ship scheduled for part of 2014 already. It could be for Magic or Wonder...

    That said, if it is for Fantasy, then it would imply a new itinerary and hence gold/platinum CC members would get first dibs. I'm more inclined towards this being an option on Magic/Wonder as part of new or modified itineraries or even new ports...
     
  15. AquaDame

    AquaDame Are we there yet?

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    Does anyone know if there is much of a difference between xmas & NY celebrations on the Dream class vs the classic ships? I would LOVE to cruise over one or the other but can't decide on which holiday either... :scratchin
     
  16. eoliver921

    eoliver921 Earning My Ears

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    Any have an opinion on whether 8A rooms w two port holes are better than B, C and D? The price difference is only about $200.
     
  17. mom4fun

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    you will get 2 awesome windows but no curtain.
     
  18. GetGlowing

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    On Dream/Fantasy some of those rooms on Deck 5 are more like mini suites with a dividing wall between the bed area and the sofa area. No divided rooms on Deck 6. Note no split baths in 8A. There is a topic discussing the rooms and listing which have the divider.
     
  19. pillow

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    Yep - exactly- 7 night inside. A porthole was about $600 more. I just didn't want to spend the extra $$. We haven't stayed inside before. I'm a little worried since I really loved the natural light. But I'm really just happy to be on the ship. Our friends are right across the hall, so I suppose I can mooch sunlight from them!

    Jodie
     
  20. CMW0021

    CMW0021 Earning My Ears

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    This will be our first disney cruise. We are planning 2014, don't really care about the date at as our children are still pretty young. Couple of questions:

    What is a dummy cruise? What is the benefit to booking a dummy cruise?
    If I book opening day for 2014 for the fantasy/dream for their typical cruise but then decide to switch it to the magic/wonder if I like their itinerary better, is there a penalty?

    I am considering dreams unlimited as an agent. I'm sure they're swamped right now but would anyone be willing to give their agent's email? I'm not sure how to make a reservation for a quote when the dates are only through 2013 in their system.

    Thanks in advance!!
     
  21. jdb in AZ

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

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    When you're on a Disney cruise and book a future cruise you get a 10% discount. Lots of cruisers have no idea when they'll actually want to cruise again, so they book a "dummy" cruise, which is just a place holder, and pay a 10% down payment (half of the normal deposit.) When they decide the actual cruise date they want, they'll move the "dummy" booking to that date.
     

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