booking dummy reservations ?'s

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  1. JimGA

    JimGA DIS Veteran

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    If you book a dummy cruise while on board, I know the date can be changed, but can you also change the ship?
     
  2. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    Yes, you can. :)
     
  3. su_A_ve

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    The only restrictions are as follow:

    * You cannot change the primary reservation - ie the first name added to it
    * You cannot change it towards a IGT/OGT/VGT booking - that requires a complete new reservation (DCL will help you transferring the deposit however)

    Otherwise, you can change the ship/date/time/people/category - The length will affect the OBC you get ($100 for 1-6 nights, $200 for 7+ nights). The 10% discount will be based on the prices on the day you set set up or change your cruise.
     
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  5. JimGA

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    Perfect! The flexibility sounds great. I was concerned I might get locked into a ship and could not jump over to the Magic or Wonder if they offered Kids Sail Free promotion on dates that worked for us.

    Now, I just have to convince the wife to allow me to book a dummy reservation when we sail in May...:flower3:
     
  6. Loriekins

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    The flexibility of it is wonderful. I budget the money for another booking to each cruise. Booking another is a given. :rotfl2: You can always move your booking to another year if that works better for your family.
     
  7. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala 1937, what a year that was

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    You should check and see if you can move an existing cruise reservation to a Kids Sail Free - sometimes offers like that require a new booking.
     
  8. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    You aren't able to move an OBB to a KSF offer. Each requires a code and there is only one code allowed per reservation.
     
  9. JimGA

    JimGA DIS Veteran

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    Oh darn. But it is nice to know that you can change ships.
     
  10. Meghatron

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    We moved two OBBs deposits to a *GT rate and did not get to keep the attached OBC. It is considered a completely new booking and requires cancellation of the previous reservation if you are moving a deposit from one to another.
     
  11. su_A_ve

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    An IGT/OGT/VGT rate requires a new reservation. You will not get the OBB OBC nor 10% discount. The only thing you can get is DVR OBC. In fact, by default, you cannot transfer your deposit to this.

    KSF, FL or MIL rates require a code and hence do not qualify for the DVR OBC, but also are treated a new reservations.

    My first cruise reservation I moved it to a *GT rate. Originally I had it reserved with the online booking OBC. I could not move that over as it was a new reservation. In fact, it was a new reservation number. I insisted and DCL transferred the deposit. I did keep the DVR OBC however.

    My second cruise was with KSF. I had an OBB and could not move it over. I kept it for the future (dummy). In fact I have now two dummy.
     
  12. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    Hmmm...thought that I had seen people post that they were able to do that??? Since can't search for it will have to wait and see if anyone posts who has.
     
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    Many confuse GTY with *GT, and think GTY is a special rate, but it's not. There's no discount for GTY - DCL only guarantees you a room in the category reserved, and hence that is the same as any regular cruise and you can move an OBB to it.
     
  14. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    Maybe the post I saw was someone who didn't realize the difference between the two. :confused3
     

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