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Any rumor when 2014 dates come out?

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

  1. lbgraves

    lbgraves <font color=darkcoral>Little Cinderella's Mommy<br

    I believe that the Dream & Fantasy's 2013 dates were open early for platinum and gold. The only new port for either was Puerto Rico. It basically boils down to what DCL feels like doing. They didn't even announce the Fantasy's dates for the end of 2012 opening.
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  3. keishashadow

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

    Certainly beats the long hold times. Unfortunately, I need to walk existing reservations forward to keep the OBCs.

    :scratchinDoes anybody know if it's permissable to book a new reservation online in order to secure the preferred cabins, then later call and request either that CM transfer the OBC/discounting pricing over to new reservation # or just cancel the new booking & transfer the cabins to the original bookings?
  4. pillow

    pillow Mouseketeer

    You don't have to call in order to do that. If you login and pull up your res, you can click "modify" and move it to a new date. The pricing that will come up will reflect your onboard discount. Love that we can do this online now. I would suggest trying it now and playing with it a little before the BIG DAY!

  5. disneydreaming92701

    disneydreaming92701 Mouseketeer

    Does the reservation number stay the same with the moved reservation or do they assign a new number.
  6. ThinkTink1

    ThinkTink1 Earning My Ears

    The reservation numbers stay the same. You are just modifying your reservation! : )
  7. ashleyt

    ashleyt Earning My Ears

    I'm not sure if concierge reservations can modify online. Does anyone know?
  8. EDH Family

    EDH Family Married to the Mouse

    Nope... Once you're concierge you have to call for any changes.
  9. smootenloopers

    smootenloopers Works to Support Cruise Habit

    No, concierge gets to pay more for the "convenience" of having to wait on hold for 30-40 minutes to make a change everyone else can do on the website in about 30-40 seconds. My big gripe with DCL and mention it every time they offer me a "survey" when I'm waiting on hold to talk to someone.
  10. disneydreaming92701

    disneydreaming92701 Mouseketeer

    Great makes that simple. We usually don't move dates but will this time... hurry up disney!!!!
  11. keishashadow

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

    :dance3: you have made my day! thank you

    Thought of this today while i was day-dreaming of disney cruises while making my gravy;):

    I booked a 2nd cabin for DS and his family and linked it to my reservation. It wasn't under the OBC perc. I called DCL and made (i.e. gifted) the down payment for them on my CC. I have copy of the confirmation email that DIL forwarded to me, but don't see their reservation listed when I sign in online to my account. Now i'm wondering if i can call to switch theirs or if DIL will need to make the change via a call or online.
  12. ruadisneyfan2

    ruadisneyfan2 DIS Veteran

    Only reservations #s with your Castaway Club member # will show when logged into your acct.

    You can still view your DILs acct but need to enter the res # and lead person's DOB.
  13. LJC1861

    LJC1861 DIS Veteran<br><font color=teal>Suffers from a Tag

    This question may have been asked already, but I do not have the energy to look through all 77 pages of this thread.

    If I book a 2013 date now...to take advantage of the 10% deposit, can I then move that reservation to a 2014 date? Will I have to pay an additional deposit? The difference if the deposits are different?

    Thanks in advance for answers to these questions....I do appreciate someone saving me lots of time reading through so many pages.

  14. Susiesark

    Susiesark Mouseketeer

    I also have a question that may have been addressed here. I booked a dummy date on my last cruise, cheapest thing possible, for 1 person. Do I need to add my family to the existing dummy cruise THEN change my date, or can I change the date then add them? Will I still get the discount on the rest of them if I add them after I move the date?
  15. ruadisneyfan2

    ruadisneyfan2 DIS Veteran

    If the date you move to is a more expensive cruise then yes you'll pay more. Typically the deposit is 20% of the pretax amount. If you book onboard, it's only 10%. So to get an idea of what your new deposit will be, look up that cruise online and see what the deposit is for a land based booking then half it.

    The discount is applied to the whole reservation like a promo code so everyone will get the discount.
  16. chateau

    chateau Mouseketeer

    I saw, on a thread somewhere, that other cruise lines have future bookings done in a different way. When Susieark booked her dummy, then person x did the same, etc... when a person looks for a real cruise, they are financially penalized. Cabins are booked up and prices driven up.
  17. ruadisneyfan2

    ruadisneyfan2 DIS Veteran

    Well, until DCL offers some voucher system, this is the only way. FWIW I book a very off peak time of year, late Sept or early Dec and I don't choose an actual cabin, just take GTY. I also take late dining.
    It wouldn't do anyone any favor to choose Christmas week and put my whole family on the res.
  18. EastYorkDisneyFan

    EastYorkDisneyFan Mouseketeer

    I think that the dummy bookings shouldn't effect availability of future cruises, but then again I don't think they should allow dummy bookings at all.
  19. MAJPLO

    MAJPLO Mouseketeer

    I thought if you booked through a TA you couldn't modify online. ???
  20. Joan1

    Joan1 Mouseketeer

  21. MAJPLO

    MAJPLO Mouseketeer

    How would it be possible to not allow dummy bookings at all? We booked on board for a date we fully intended to sail. Later we decided we would prefer a different ship and destinations so we changed it. Now, due to family conflict with a different vacation we have to move it again. I didn't intentionally book a dummy date but in the end it turns out it was. How could that have been controlled? By not allowing any changes at all? If that were the case I wouldn't have booked at all and would probably never be cruising again.

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