Florida rates

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  1. disney631

    disney631 Earning My Ears

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    My BFF lives in Florida and just called me today about booking a 3 night cruise in March. It will be an all girls trip..:yay::yay::yay::yay:

    So how does it work?? My BFF, my 18yr old daughter and myself will be sharing a room. She lives in Florida so can she get the Florida rate since she lives there and then we pay the out of state rate?
     
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  3. erionm

    erionm DIS Veteran

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    All passengers get the FL rate. One person on the reservation must submit proof of FL Residency within 48 hours of booking.
     
  4. Disney Crew Of 5

    Disney Crew Of 5 Had my ears since 1979

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    I just called today to ask for Florida Resident rates for an April Cruise. They said the rates are not available till about 45 days out? I guess ill keep calling back and hope for a credit. Don't want to risk loosing my booking
     
  5. disney631

    disney631 Earning My Ears

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    So I guess that is the problem we are having. My BFF is trying to book it but when she puts the discount code FLR, it's saying that there's no room available. But if she ommits the discounts, then there's space. Does that sound right?
     
  6. TinkRose

    TinkRose Mouseketeer

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    The Florida rates are last minute cruises, where they are trying to fill up the ship. One of my DH's co-workers used to do the last minute cruises all the time. Sometimes she would even book it the day before. Today they have 2 for October and 3 for November with a Florida resident discount. Sometimes it's only one per month or none. There are few selections available last minute and you might not get the dates, port, stateroom, cruise length or destinations you want.

    In general if you book early you will get a good rate. You will get to pick what you want, not what is available at the discount rate. We live in Florida and prefer to book early partly because it is hard for DH to get time off work, especially last minute and because we travel with between 16 and 22 family members, all living in Florida. We can't leave anything to chance. The best thing is to book your next cruise while on your cruise.

    I don't think they will give you a credit if some staterooms on that cruise get discounted rates at a later date. You would have to cancel before the final payment and re-book when and if something turns up. Lots of cruises are fairly full and never have discounted rates.
     
  7. disney631

    disney631 Earning My Ears

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    Good to know. We're booking anyway. Super excited that I don't have to wait till October 2014 when we do the family cruise.
     
  8. CruznLexi

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    That is pretty high season being in spring break time. As a fl resident they are less often at the time than others right now plenty. Do not count on it but it might surprise you and happen
     
  9. Trekker

    Trekker I've gone to find myself, If I return make me stay

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    These are the silings currently offering limited Florida Resident rates:

    4-Night Bahamian Cruise (departing from Port Canaveral) 10/20/13
    4-Night Bahamian Cruise (departing from Port Canaveral) 10/27/13
    5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise (departing from Miami) 11/01/13
    4-Night Bahamian Cruise (departing from Port Canaveral) 11/03/13
    5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise (departing from Miami) 11/15/13
     
  10. Silverfox97

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    Come on 10/27 out of Miami!!!!!!

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  11. su_A_ve

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    FLR rates come out after the PIF date and require a new booking. This means, you will loose at least your deposit (if not more - depends on when it is) and any additional benefit you may have had (like OBB discount and credits).

    You will have to do the math and see if it makes sense to cancel with penalties and rebook.
     
  12. Disney Crew Of 5

    Disney Crew Of 5 Had my ears since 1979

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    Im not even sure the cruise im going on even has a Fla rate beacuse its spring break week. Ill keep my res for now, so is not to loose it
     
  13. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    Also, there aren't FLR bookings on every cruise.
     
  14. neg58

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    Extremely unlikely to have a FLR for spring break.

    Nancy
     
  15. StJohnsCrew

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    Our travel agent told us that unless Disney changes their rules, if FLR rates come out after our PIF date Disney will credit our account.
     
  16. iloverags2

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    This is not the case currently. We have been able to apply the FLR rate after the final payment due date twice. Once we took a refund; the other time we upgraded to a better cabin. As of right now, DCL will honor a Florida resident rate even after final payment due date.
     
  17. Toria

    Toria It all started with a mouse

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    I just booked the Oct 20 sail date for 4 days using the FL rate. I got 2 verandah rooms for a steal. I am extremely excited. :cool1::dance3:
     
  18. Silverfox97

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    This is most definitely not correct. You can apply FLR AFTER the paid in full date has passed without penalty. I've done it twice.

    However, it is not combinable with another code, such as on board booking or Disney Visa.

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  19. slzer0

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    Ok this is AWESOME.
    I will have to keep an eye out.
     

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