Any rumor when 2014 dates come out?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by minnieandmickey, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. DahliaRW

    DahliaRW Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    Messages:
    3,099
    A couple weeks ago I requested the DVD and got the same message. The 2012 DVD came in the mail yesterday, with a "personalized" (i.e. copy and paste my last name) in it about ports they are no longer sailing out of (seattle and NYC). Very unprofessional they didn't at least change the letter. I wonder if I'll get the 2013 one or if I'll have to request it later? Though I really am just interested in the 2014 cruises!
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. cruisecrasher

    cruisecrasher DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    3,963
    The only way to keep people from jumping ship is to wait until all of the 2013 dates are into PIF before releasing dates...so like, October next year for the release date?
    :scared:
    That's a scary idea.
     
  4. disneydreaming92701

    disneydreaming92701 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2012
    Messages:
    2,891
    That would be financially absurd but I am starting to doubt the fiscal sense of those in charge. All this time waiting and my family and I are looking into otherwise cruise lines for 2014...... sad they aren't getting there act together.
     
  5. Princess_Kayla

    Princess_Kayla Pre Published Author

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Messages:
    228
    We're waiting for the 2014 cruises because we went on the dream last summer and loved it. There were 10 of us:
    Mom and Dad
    Me (15 at the time)
    3 brothers (6, 5 and 3 at the time)
    Grandma
    2 family friends and their daughter (9 at the time)
    The DCL is a great way for us to take a vacation together without worrying about the boys getting tired or bored. My parents can have time for themselves as for their friends. I could go to the teen club or hang out with our friends daughter. No planning on changing cruise lines any time soon.

    I would like for us to get our '14 date booked so I can start counting down and making magnets for our doors! :D
    :surfweb::badpc:
     
  6. RedSox68

    RedSox68 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Messages:
    2,694
    We have sailed two other cruise lines strictly because of pricing and better itineraries/packages. Sailed HAL in Alaska because they went to Glacier Bay (and it was incredible). Their price for a verandah for three vs. Disney's pricing was about $1,000 different. That difference paid our excursions ;)

    We did do NCL in Hawaii, but I cannot (in good conscience) recommend them. Because it was an all American crew (at that time - I think it has since changed), they were rude, dirty and our rooms were filthy. The pricing was terrific -- we got a verandah room and an inside room for less than one verandah would have cost on Disney, but you get what you pay for. The verandah was so dirty you couldn't even see out the sliding glass doors! :sad2: But it was a very convenient cruise because it was a 7-night Hawaii only (no transit)! It was basically a nice floating 2-star hotel that got us from port to port and we really did enjoy their in port handling and the tour companies they used were excellent. And glad we didn't have to waste 8 days at sea in a round-trip. Unless I read better reviews on Cruise Critic, I wouldn't sail with them again.
     
  7. RedxPanda

    RedxPanda DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Messages:
    537
    We did Hawaii, which has a lot of negative reviews because of it being mostly an American crew. We LOVED it. We did 1 specialty restaurant, but after trying the regular MDR too, we skipped the rest of the specialties because the dining rooms and buffet had every thing we wanted and more (chocolate fountain every night!). We didn't feel like we were nickel and dimed at all. Such a good deal.

    Freestyle was so relaxing to us too. It was definitely our style of cruise. If I 'have' to do assigned dinner times, and have to deal with feeling rushed to get ready for dinner, I pick DCL. I need the Disney magical touch.
     
  8. mevans0000

    mevans0000 Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2008
    Messages:
    63
    Royal Caribbean is our favorite. DCL has more for kids but I consider RCL very similar in quality. The Flow Rider, mini golf, etc. gives plenty for older kids to do on Freedom and Oasis Class ships.
     
  9. epgirl

    epgirl Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    May 1, 2011
    Messages:
    66
    Mevans,

    How old are your kids? DH and I did RCL before having kids and we loved them. We just took our 5 and 6 yr olds on the Fantasy this year and they loved it. I'm debating if we should do the Fantasy again in 2014 or try RCL's Allure of the Seas. Do you think Allure of the Seas would be entertaining enough for the kids??
     
  10. keishashadow

    keishashadow <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    Messages:
    20,219
    I'll be aboard in about two months:goodvibes in a great extended aft balcony.

    Interesting the talk re DCL delaying schedules to try and cut down on walking reservations. I wonder what % of guests actually do it? The fervent fans here know how it works but doubt it's common knowledge.:confused3

    I'm thinking many people may book other cruises to have something on paper. Once the new schedule is released some may cancel/rebook if they're still able to switch other variables around (airfare, vacation weeks, etc.) but coming out late of the gate could certainly backfire on DCL...maybe that'll lead to lower rates if the ships aren't booking;)
     
  11. cruisecrasher

    cruisecrasher DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    3,963
    Soooo

    Day 40 of no news.

    Please Disney, I want a cruise.
    :sail:
     
  12. Kathymford

    Kathymford A little obsessed is ok....right?

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    1,749
    I have not gone on a DCL cruse yet. I've been trying, but it just santos worked out. With the new 10% deposit, I priced out a 2013 cruise and based on some comments her priced out RCI. $800 cheaper!!! I had no idea. I'm tempted, but we are Disney nuts, and just don't want to be disappointed.
     
  13. luv2sleep

    luv2sleep DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2011
    Messages:
    4,851
    Any predictions for classic ship destinations in the summer of 2014? How likely do you think Disney will go back to the Med and Alaska? Are those selling well enough for them to consider that?
     
  14. *pixie*

    *pixie* Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    319
    This is what we are waiting on. Had our hearts set on Alaska 2014. Now trying to decide if we should do it with DCL in 2013 or another line in 2014.
     
  15. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2001
    Messages:
    27,188
    This thread is a monster (meaning very long)...so let's please keep it on track with predictions of the 2014 dates only.

    Thanks!!!

    MJ
     
  16. luv2sleep

    luv2sleep DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2011
    Messages:
    4,851
    My question was about 2014. Is there another thread I should have posted on instead? If so, I will. Thanks! :)
     
  17. alenushka

    alenushka DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Messages:
    656
    :thumbsup2
     
  18. nhgirl

    nhgirl Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2012
    Messages:
    131
    I'm hoping they send Magic back to NYC summer of 2014. It would make a nice family Christmas gift if they come out with the dates November or December.
     
  19. disneymath

    disneymath DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,473
    Me too ... our March 2013 Fantasy cruise is 99% not happening (unless miracle airfare comes out before December 24) ... and a cruise out of NYC would be much more convenient for us.

    A Hawaii cruise without a lot of sea days would also be awesome (though, from what I've read, not very likely).

    Whatever the case, I really hope they release 2014 before Christmas ... I would like to avoid the hassle of moving the March cruise to a dummy date in Dec. 2013 until 2014 comes out. (I've already had to move the original booking twice ... when we booked onboard, 2013 wasn't out yet, then we opted to go for the 7 night Fantasy over a 4 night Dream.)
     
  20. PrincessShmoo

    PrincessShmoo DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Messages:
    19,849
    Well, it's difficult to do the Hawaii cruise without a lot of sea days. It takes 4 days to get there from the west coast. Not much they can do about that. I, too and hoping for Hawaii again, more Alaska, and maybe an occasional Pacific Coastal thrown in.

    :cutie:
     
  21. luv2sleep

    luv2sleep DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2011
    Messages:
    4,851
    Ditto. :)
     

Share This Page