Can I transfer a 2013 cruise to 2014 when the dates are released?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by topsy, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. topsy

    topsy Mouseketeer

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    Hi,

    You may have read before that I am desperate to book the Alaska crusie for our Honeymoon in 2014, but I am becoming more concerned that Disney just might not return to Alaska after 2013.

    The lovely folks at Dreams Unlimited have given me a good quote for the cruise in September 2013 which I am tempted to book just in case. My fiance has agreed that we can make the trip in 2013 our reverse Honeymoon...having the trip before our Wedding!

    My question is:

    If I go ahead and book the 2013 cruise and then find that Disney release dates for a 2014 Alaska cruise, can I change my dates? If I can, how easy will it be and will I have to pay any more upfront?

    If we go next year, in 2013, I'm worried I won't be able to go on great excursions as our saving time will have been cut from 2 years to just one. Along with paying for a Wedding, we might have to go on the cheapest/most basic excusrions!!

    Thank you :)
     
  2. bats

    bats Enjoying Bahama Mama's

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    You should be able to change the date, but I don't use DU as my TA so best to check .. I think they will allow it though. My TA doesn't charge for a date change so I can't think why others would!

    My mum went to Alaska, not on DCL, but said it was the most amazing cruise ever (she's done a fair few) ... She did plenty of excursions though so if you can't do those, perhaps a rethink?
    Hope you manage to sort something out? Perhaps ask for friends and family to buy towards your excursions rather than the normal wedding gifts of pots and pans! I would find the cost of the excursions I wanted to go on, break them down into sensible amounts of money (say $20-30 bits), then offer those up as presents on your gift list too!
     
  3. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    As long as you haven't passed the paid in full date for your 2013 cruise, you can basically cancel your 2013 reservation & rebook for 2014. You'll be paying whatever the 2014 prices are at that time, not the 2013 prices you book now. You can probably transfer the deposit rather than get a refund and pay again, but DU could tell you that. And if the 2014 date costs more, your deposit might go up a bit.

    If you *have* passed the paid in full date when the 2014 dates come out (although I think that's unlikely) then you'd pay a cancellation penalty. The amount depends on just how close to your sail date you are.

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