Any rumor when 2014 dates come out?

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

  1. jahber

    jahber DIS Veteran

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    I think the point the pp was making was that many (most?) people don't do what you did. Yours was NOT a dummy booking, but booking the furthest out, cheapest cruise with one person in the cabin is. If DCL simply stopped encouraging/allowing people to do that, dummy bookings might be reduced. Not that they will, because they still haven't released next year (as we ALL know!), and yet they want to snag all the people currently are on board. Oh well.
     
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  3. pillow

    pillow DIS Veteran

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    I think you are correct. If you booked through a TA, you will need to call the TA to move the dates.

    Jodie
     
  4. MAJPLO

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    Well this is no good. My TA and I are on the west coast and while I'm willing to get up at four or five in the morning to look at opening rates, I'm sure she is not. Can I call DCL to change? Maybe look online for what I want while I wait on hold?

    What's the best advice from all the experienced DISers?
     
  5. NancyIL

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    If your travel agent works for an agency that specializes in Disney travel, I'm pretty sure she will be up very early in the morning. I know mine in Seattle is when new itineraries are available to book.
     
  6. luv2sleep

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    You always have the TA taken off or switch. Of call DCL and ask. I hope your TA will get up early though for you.
     
  7. disneydreaming92701

    disneydreaming92701 DIS Veteran

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    I agree. If this was not permitted there would be a lot less cruisers. West not think about disney next time if we hadn't already booked our next cruise on the ship and since we didn't want to cruise for at least two years there was no other way for Disney to ensure repeat customers
     
  8. DizDragonfly

    DizDragonfly <font color=green>Oooh oooh! Can we take a poll? I

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    Any given stateroom, on _any_ cruise line's ship, is sold an average of 2.5 times before sailing. So, don't stress it. :thumbsup2
     
  9. NancyIL

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    The travel agent has to agree to release a reservation back to DCL. Dropping a travel agent shouldn't be done for a frivolous reason.
     
  10. luv2sleep

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    Oh I wasn't implying that. So sorry if that's how that came across. Would never want to offend the wonderful TAs here! I just always assumed that using a travel agent was a choice. That's all I wanted to imply. I use one. I'm not concerned that she won't get things done for me. If I didn't have confidence in the process then I'd do my own bookings.
     
  11. Susiesark

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    I book through DCL so I can move it around if I need to but my TA works with me, knowing that I will transfer the ressie to her before final payment. That way I get her OBC and she gets a commission.
     
  12. NancyIL

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    Your travel agent gets a reduced commission from DCL for a transferred reservation. On the other hand, the travel agent has to do less work for a transferred reservation. Some travel agencies reduce the amount of OBC for transferred reservations, too.
     
  13. minnieandmickey

    minnieandmickey Queen of the run on sentence!

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    This is what I will be doing with my current ressie that I'm saving for a Christmas cruise in 2015
     
  14. Chee Chick

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    I booked a dummy date this past week during my Thanksgiving cruise, so now I am also waiting for 2014 to be released. I asked about the 2014 release date while booking and I was told that they should be released by early February.
     
  15. pixidustmom

    pixidustmom Dreaming of the World

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    Wait what did you just write? February?? Well gosh darn it. Oh well will have tax money then so I guess it's a good thing?
     
  16. RedSox68

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    Arrrghhh, February? Oh well, glad I got my TA to move my current dummy cruise to next November!
     
  17. PirateLife4Me:)

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    They aren't even giving people a full year to plan upcoming vacations, maybe they made a big mistake by adding a fourth ship
     
  18. disney minnie

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    We were told January on the Thanksgiving cruise
     
  19. ruadisneyfan2

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    I think the mistake wasn't the 4th ship but that the new ships have SO MANY cabins. The ships aren't too big, just too many people on them.
    :crazy: :crowded:
     
  20. cruisecrasher

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    We heard the same on the Magic qualified by "at earliest"
     
  21. disneydreaming92701

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    So frustrating because on the fantasy in June we were told October.....
     

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