I have read a lot of threads on dummy dates but I'm still confused. I've even tried to ask questions at the end of some threads but I haven't really gotten a response. So here are my questions about dummy dates. We are traveling in Feb/Mar 2011. I want to take our next cruise in Mar 2013 over spring break or in the summer of 2013 during summer break depending on what they do with the Magic and Wonder by 2013. It would be a 7 night cruise that we would want to take. I would also want to ultimately take a verandah room. When booking the dummy date can I book basically the cheapest room and cheapest date available and then just pay the difference in deposit when I rebook for the 2013 date? Do I have to book the same category, # of people in the cabin and # of days planned? With the new deposite requirements it would make a lot more sense to book an inside cabin on a 3 night cruise when booking a dummy date than booking a 7 night balcony and then pay the deposit difference when you rebook it? I'd love to only have a couple hundred tied up for 2 years than $500+.