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Any rumor when 2014 dates come out?

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

  1. SG101

    SG101 New Member

    Thank you!!! They're taking away our California port so I'm not about to drive to Florida, Texas, Vancouver or NY. I'm really getting tired of Disney's price hikes for no reason.
     
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  3. DMMarla07860

    DMMarla07860 New Member

    Maybe airlines should lower prices, I'd fly to CA, but it's expensive so I stick with cruising out of Florida, because even though still expensive cheaper to fly to Orlando
     
  4. peterpan47

    peterpan47 All our dreams come true if we have the courage to

    Exactly! From New Mexico, we can drive to LA in about 9 hours, so that isn't too prohibitive. Unfortunately, the variety of cruises out of LA is very limited. We are about a 17 hour drive to Galveston and I'm not even going to guess how long it is to Florida or the NE. Certainly not drivable. I just paid $300 one way for one person for a trip to Jacksonville I made last week for a business trip. Flights to Orlando now are about $250 one way. Even for just two people that adds up very quickly. Not so long ago we were able to get Southwest Dings to MCO for $150 per person RT or less. With the talk of carbon taxes and other rises in fuel costs that have been promised, I see this getting much worse before it gets any better. It would really behoove all cruise lines and not just Disney to provide some variety on each coast if they want to keep the cruise ship business lucrative.
     
  5. CaliforniaGirl09

    CaliforniaGirl09 New Member

    Yep, typo on the 2012--I meant 2011. Are you sure about Sept. 2009? I could swear we made our reservation in June...
     
  6. GoofyTwinDad

    GoofyTwinDad New Member

    Not everyone lives close enough to drive. Is there a new tunnel from Europe that I didn't know about? Spending close to another $3,000 for airfare is going to prevent me cruising DCL at their inflated rates.
     
  7. tajz90

    tajz90 Mama D

    Obviously I wasn't speaking of the Med cruises. ;) and I just purchased airfare for the Med.

    Yes, people can drive. You don't have to live in Florida to drive. We drove from Texas to Cali, Pennsylvania and other such places so it is possible to drive. You can save the air and enjoy Disney. We are doing that within the next couple of months. Driving 15 to enjoy the Fantasy. It all depends on what you want.
     
  8. mgroshans

    mgroshans New Member

    We are anxiously awaiting the dates also. We booked a cruise on board the Dream and want to change it to 2014. A side note: we are also awaiting our refund for the port fees and taxes from our 10/25 Dream sailing. There needs to be better communication between DCL and DVC. What a fiasco! DH has a bet to see what is first: our refund or the 2014 itineraries- LOL :)
     
  9. GoofyTwinDad

    GoofyTwinDad New Member

    From where I live the minimum drive time is 19 hours. That is without any stops. 1) I don't have an extra 4-6 days of vacation to waste driving with 3 going on 4 whiny kids in the car (love my kids, but not enough to do that long of a road trip). If you can handle it more power to ya.
     
  10. luv2sleep

    luv2sleep New Member

    Agreed. As a single parent with no one to share the drive, there's just no way.
     
  11. peterpan47

    peterpan47 All our dreams come true if we have the courage to

    Ditto! My schedule is less restrictive because I am retired, but I travel with my daughter who has to live within vacation time restrictions. Not possible for her to take two weeks for a one week vacation. Driving 15 hours to get to the Fantasy is something I would consider if it were possible, but it would take at least twice that from where I am.
     
  12. seaulater

    seaulater FIRST TO MAGICALLY CROSS FROM KINGDOM TO KINGDOM A

    Well, we just drove my daughter's car in August from Florida to Utah and it took us 4 days, and that was because she wanted to get home. If I'd had my way, we would have spent 5-6 days getting home. So for a week cruise I would need to take almost 3 weeks vacation? Not gonna happen.

    Was just on the Dream last week. I was able to use an AX companion certificate, but the airfare round trip was $550.

    Airfares to Florida have not dropped.

    We are going to Galveston for the Dec 15th cruise. 1500 miles each way. Allowing 2 days to get there and two back and then the cruise is 6 nights. The airfare to Houston was $600 each.

    If prices keep going up, we will have to cruise less or drive to Los Angeles since that trip is only 750 miles each way!
     
  13. SG101

    SG101 New Member

    Another agreed!!! Hubby and I don't have extra vacation time just so we can get there --- he's on call 24/7 so it's hard enough trying to get vacation scheduled as it is.
     
  14. keishashadow

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

    seriously, the prices were scary expensive for several different seasons I looked at booking for 2013:rolleyes1when onboard in 2012. Im waiting to walk a reservation when schedule is release. Booked a southern cruise out of SJU past summer and have another sailing upcoming January both in deluxe balcony...for less $ than same week would've cost sailing DCL for the various dates i checked! I'm jones'ing to enjoy the DCL magic again, but it has to be within my price point.
     
  15. tajz90

    tajz90 Mama D

    But choosing not to drive and having to purchase the very expensive airfare isn't Disney's fault. That's the vacationers choice. That's all I'm saying. We all choose and work for what we want and need.
     
  16. SG101

    SG101 New Member

    We're not saying it's Disney's fault; however, they need families to get to their ports in order to cruise their line. If we can get our families to these destinated areas because we can't take extra days off to drive, or driving is too expensive because of the price of gas & hotels, or airfare keeps going up, then Disney needs to offer incentives (lower their darn prices to somewhere reasonable -- yes 2013 prices were ridiculous).

    It is a choice to sail Disney, but we also have the choice to vacation elsewhere --- and DCL will feel it.
     
  17. tajz90

    tajz90 Mama D

    True. ;). We all should vacation elsewhere if unhappy, but there are people happy with Disney and will continue to sail or vacation at the parks.

    IMO Disney adjusting their prices to accommodate the higher costs of everything else will cause them eventually to have to nickel and dime their customers. That is one thing I don't want.
     
  18. peterpan47

    peterpan47 All our dreams come true if we have the courage to

    Sounds like you may be close to where we are. It's about 750 miles to LA for us too :-)
     
  19. NancyIL

    NancyIL New Member

    I don't know when the 2011 Med cruises were available to book. I do remember that the 2011 Alaska cruises were available to book in September 2009, and the 2011 Dream cruises were available to book in late October or early November 2009. I don't think the 2011 Med cruises were available to book earlier than Alaska.
     
  20. kaseyC

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    2011 Med cruise bookings opened in September of 2009 too.
     
  21. kaseyC

    kaseyC <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/" targ

    Just read the following on Cruise Critic.

    http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=5083

    More ships going to Texas, this time outside of Houston. More lower priced competition for DCL.
     

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