Cruise secrets that DCL doesn't tell you

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by misseulalie, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. LDevereaux

    LDevereaux Earning My Ears

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    Hi :)
    My friends name is Leah. This is their first cruise also! She is traveling with her husband and 2 boys (1yr and 5yrs). We wont be cruising on this ship. My family and I are cruising out of Miami on the 7th and visiting the exact same ports. Neither of us are concierge level so I'm afraid we won't be able to secure a cabana this time.

    Traveling with children in diapers...make sure you request a diaper genie from your stateroom attendant, they will bring you one. I also reserved bed rails for my toddler. They are very accommodating, so if you need anything, just ask.

    Have a great time!!!!!
     
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  3. ariel fans

    ariel fans Mouseketeer

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    Oh my, my wife will go nuts if doesn't get a pool chair lol thanks 4 heads up!
     
  4. ariel fans

    ariel fans Mouseketeer

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    Oh my no chairs, my wife will lose it lol
     
  5. Mom323

    Mom323 Founding member of FOG

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  6. ge0rgette2

    ge0rgette2 DIS Veteran

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    hahaha video was great!
     
  7. NASCARVW

    NASCARVW Earning My Ears

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    Getting ready to book our very first cruise ever in the next 2-3 days.
    YAY INCOME TAX $$!!!
    Simple question, which is the preferred way of booking?
    via online at disney.com?
    or thru a travel agent?:confused3

    Thanks for any advice!
     
  8. PrincessShmoo

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    Either way works. With a TA, you may get more OBC, or other perks, or maybe not. And you will lose a bit of control on your reservation.

    Booking direct with DCL, you handle all aspects of your reservation, with a TA, any stateroom, financial, or dining problems must be handled through them.
     
  9. PrincessAbby'sMom

    PrincessAbby'sMom DIS Veteran

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    I have always booked directly through Disney - but just finding out on here that you get an on board credit if you book through a travel agent. That OBC can be used for: tips, excursions, drinks,etc
     
  10. NASCARVW

    NASCARVW Earning My Ears

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    Thank you so much...
    :thumbsup2
    I'm starting to get the fever, and I haven't even started booking yet:cool1:
     
  11. pequele

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    Hmm haven't looked yet today for it (it originally said Feb 26 last I looked) but I wonder. I also wonder if the new ports would even have made it in there? In 2014 we are doing the Alaska 9 night to Sitka. Ok well, I guess that is 2014 so that doesn't count until next Year's version huh. Boo.
     
  12. PrincessShmoo

    PrincessShmoo DIS Veteran

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    A little clarification. You MAY get OBC or other perks from a TA. Not all TAs do.
     
  13. PrincessAbby'sMom

    PrincessAbby'sMom DIS Veteran

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    Thanks for that correction...
     
  14. toniosmom

    toniosmom AKV, BCV, BLT Owner!

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    Book a dummy date while on board for a future cruise and get a nice OBC that way.
     
  15. NASCARVW

    NASCARVW Earning My Ears

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    OK, I went ahead and bit the bullet, and booked it online myself though the Disney website... Sept seems so LONG away...:sad2:
    Apparently I will not be able to look at or book any excursions until after July 2nd. Bummer, I was looking forward to seeing what else was available, ect.
    In the meantime, looks like I will be reading all 89 pages of this post!
    Thank you EVERYBODY! :cool1:
     
  16. Tami0220

    Tami0220 Chip & Dale Fanatic

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    What days is Sept? I see you are new to the boards. Make sure you check out your cruise meet thread. We are sailing the 7th
     
  17. NASCARVW

    NASCARVW Earning My Ears

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    We set sail on Sept. 15th...
    201 days away!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. DisneyMouseHouse

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    You can look at excursions, just be aware that not every excursion listed is available on every cruise....don't do it from your reservation, go to ships and destinations and then to port excursions......
     
  19. SigalTchelet

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    Thank you for this info. It has allowed me to find a DCL accessible excursion in St. Thomas! :D :D :D
     
  20. NASCARVW

    NASCARVW Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the info! After checking out everything available, now it will be just the hard choice of choosing which one!
    Thank you again!
     
  21. amberann6783

    amberann6783 Earning My Ears

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    So this may not be a secret but we always like to book in the aft and ONLY use the aft elevators when we can. At peak times it's never crowded like the mid ship elevators are. If we need to get to the other end of the ship quickly, we walk the length of our hallway all the way to the forward elevators and then go to the floor we need that way. There is much less traffic to deal with on the stateroom floors and easier to push strollers.
     

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