We are planning on going on our first cruise summer 2014. Ive been reading, researching on websites, etc. to learn about cruising, but shame on me, did not come to the boards until I heard the rumor 2014 might be released soon. I was just hanging out, waiting for 2014 to be released before contacting a TA for a quote. Now that Im back on the boards I see all these posts for dummy bookings. Aside from someone who booked a dummy booking while on another cruise to receive a discount, what benefits would a dummy booking give me? Am I going to be at a disadvantage not having one because by having one you already have your foot in the door so to say, so your TA will take care of those first before any new quotes that will come in? At this point should I bother booking a dummy? How do I do that, just pick any 2013 date on the quote form and include a note that its 2014 I really want?? Having never cruised before I feel so dumb about how to do things. WDW no sweat, cruising, no clue. TIA for any advice!