Any rumor when 2014 dates come out?

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  1. Mariellen102

    Mariellen102 Mouseketeer

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    This is frustrating to me , bc I am looking to book the first 4day on the dream in jan!! Which if they stick to the same schedule would b jan 5.2014 !!
     
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  3. NancyIL

    NancyIL DIS Veteran

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    I think DCL's mistake was to price their cruises as though they still had only 2 ships to fill.
     
  4. DizDragonfly

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

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    :thumbsup2 I completely agree!
     
  5. AnnaS

    AnnaS DIS Sponsoor/Veteran

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    The year is almost over - DCL what are you waiting for????????
     
  6. disneydreaming92701

    disneydreaming92701 DIS Veteran

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    Yep.... that is the problem. Price like only two ships...
     
  7. GaDisneyFreak

    GaDisneyFreak Earning My Ears

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    Bingo!!! They have gotten to proud of their product and it has backfired bigtime!!! They probably don't know what to do with their prices now. 1. They could lower them for 2014, then many people will cancel and go then. 2. Or leave the pricing structure the same and have to continue the discounts. Either way, they are not going to be getting the prices their wanting.
     
  8. keishashadow

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

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    thank you:thumbsup2

    Classic sales strategy is to get customers to commit upfront. I'd be willing to venture that many guests don't realize they can walk their reservations forward unless they're DISboard savvy or call DCL and are advised it's an option.


    imo, DCL should consider offering an alternative to traditional on-board booking as to a specific cruise. Why not also offer cruise certificate that would permit a % off future bookings and OBC? It's not uncommon in the travel industry.

    Example: DCL would require a nominal downpayment pp (i suggest $100pp;)) to secure the certificate that naturally would be subject to availablity. Since suites are such hot tickets, they'd require a higher downpayment. Not that i'd want to see it, but they could put an expiration date on the certificate of say two years from orginal booking date to avoid messy accounting issues.
     
  9. Never to old

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    Last time they released them around the end of Jan. lets see if they do the same this year
     
  10. NancyIL

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    DCL released the 2013 Wonder and Magic itineraries through early September in January 2012. However, they released the 2013 Dream and Fantasy cruises in October 2011.
     
  11. FJS961

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    Word on the ship from last week is January
     
  12. disneyxperts

    disneyxperts Formerly "OH 6" on the Dis

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    Most airlines and hotels begin booking at 11 months or 330 days out - so they'll likely shoot for that. So I'd believe the Jan 2013 date...later in Jan most likely so that people have a little time to get the holiday spending in the rear view mirror.:car:

    We'll ask when we're on the Fantasy in a couple of weeks.
     
  13. jamodeo

    jamodeo Earning My Ears

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    i'm about ready to give up and go with another cruise line even though it's the last thing i want to do. but the difference in price at this point is also a a huge factor.
     
  14. canadianjovigirl

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    I have actually gone ahead and put a deposit on a suite on NCL for a Feb 2014 cruise (our first one) since i got tired of waiting on DCL. May still change it to Disney once i see the prices etc whenever they come out.
     
  15. MND

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    Which year?:lmao:
     
  16. NancyIL

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    Maybe DCL is waiting to see if the world ends on December 21st - before committing to 2014!
     
  17. DMMarla07860

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    Haha, seems like it
     
  18. disneydreaming92701

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    Agreed. Dh said maybe we should try something new. Disney what are you doing.......
     
  19. cruisecrasher

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    Soooo, day 59 of waiting and still nada. Wonder if I'll hit two cruises while waiting?
     
  20. su_A_ve

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    They are in trouble... I believe they recently gave away 100 free cruises for Miami cruising in this December in Facebook. Celebrating the new port...

    But if so, it means they had a December cruise with 100 empty cabins??? That's a problem. But I think it goes across all other lines. NCL had an 8night fire sale for early dec for under $200 per person from NY...
     
  21. ruadisneyfan2

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    Then again, who wants to cruise from NYC in Dec? Unless it's a really long cruise, at least 2 days in each direction will be too cold to enjoy the outdoor activities. It wasn't that cold in Alaska!
     

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