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Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by wildzootv, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. JimGA

    JimGA DIS Veteran

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    Intersting, I booked my cruise through a travel agency and have wonderful results so far, 5 months away from my cuise so I have not had the opportunity to book excursions yet. Before I booked through them they gave me a 5 day hold on a room to what I specified I wanted, so I got to research the location before I committed.

    After I committed, I asked for my DCL reservation number and confirmation so I could log onto to the Disney Cruise Line web site under my reservation, I got that number. So I make my payments through them, but I got my DCL cruise line reservation number as well. I have had no issues, plus $150 on SBC waiting on me.:banana:
     
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  3. Billinaz

    Billinaz Waiting to spend time in our home away from home..

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    I agree, most travel agents dont know a thing about DCL. In this age of internet search engines, and comparison tools I dont see how travel agents can stay in business.

    Booking thru DCL just forfeits the benefit you can get from credits from placed like Costco or Dreams Unlimited..... in fact our benefit is close to $1000.

    You can set everything up with DCL, and tell them you want to name X as your travel agent and get the reservation number. Have that agent process the deposit and youre set. Now you have everything set up the way you want it and you also get the added benefit.

    When you're paid in full, you can still get on the DCL website and pre register and book excursions.

    To add $ to your onboard account you can fill out the gift form and on the bottom right is a place to add money to a room account. Fax that in and you will have that credit on your account when you board.
     
  4. Bear3412

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    It would take us 8 months to spend that @ Costco. I needed help with a cc bill.;)
     
  5. Wendybird55

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    I agree that with the right trvel agent you can hav a wonderful experience and I'm glad yours is. I have this great travel agent I've used for cruises and she is wonderful! Unfortunately this entire trip is my SIL's idea and plan and her friend made her "an official Disney travel agent" which is funny because I know so much more than she does, so to keep peace I hd to tle her book the trip and I feel we coul dhave done much better on our own or with a knowledgeable travel agent.
     
  6. wildzootv

    wildzootv Mouseketeer

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    Thanks. I would of never known about Costco and some of the other details.

    I set up a reservation via Disney online, have a reservation number, applied for a costco membership. Now trying to figure out my next step. I guess call disney and tell them Costco is my travel agent? Then call Costco and give them my disney reservation number??
     
  7. wildzootv

    wildzootv Mouseketeer

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    Oye vay. Well my deposit is due today via Disney but I can't call to tell them about Costo because it's a holiday. WHat happens if you don't pay the deposit on time?

    Should I just try to make the reservation via costco then?
     
  8. Billinaz

    Billinaz Waiting to spend time in our home away from home..

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    I might have to take 2 trips!

    I see you can also get cash from them for the card amount and walk out....
     
  9. Lisa Lisa

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    I've booked both of our DCL cruises directly with DCL, but the extra OBC from Costco sounds good. The part I don't understand is Costco paying the deposit after the reservation is made. Did I read that correctly? If I book another cruise while onboard in March, don't I have to pay the deposit immediately? I know that's what I did when we were on the Dream in February.
     
  10. Billinaz

    Billinaz Waiting to spend time in our home away from home..

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    You have to name Costco as your travel agent onboard.

    I havent done that in years since DCL eliminated the discount for booking a suite onboard.

    Call Costco and ask them..... just to be sure. My experiences lately have been setting up the reservation and then transferring to booking to Costco, then I call them to put the deposit down.
     
  11. Marshay

    Marshay I'm Goofy for Mickey. Don't worry if you get a bi

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    Thanks for the info on naming Costco! I didn't realize they offer a more generous offer. We do our first DCL on Dream in two weeks and if we decide to rebook, I now know who to name.
     
  12. canadiandisneycruise

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    Canadian's are unable to book through Costco travel, so we have used a travel agent - All Seas Travel. We have had excellent service, and everyone was so helpful. We booked two DCL cruises through them, and their help in selecting rooms, etc. was fabulous. They also helped us book pre and post transportation - much more economical than Disney, and it took us right to the cruise, even offering us a stop if we needed it. All Seas also gave us a great on board credit. We spoke to Janice, and she checked out the rooms when they sailed on the ship prior to us booking. Lots of great information and help from her!

    Good luck!
     

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