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Is it cheaper to book onboard or on opening day?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by Jennifer_W, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Jennifer_W

    Jennifer_W Mouseketeer

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    or close to opening day, since 2014 dates have come out?

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  3. jdb in AZ

    jdb in AZ <font color=green>It could end up curdled<br><font

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    It depends on the popularity of each cruise. Sometimes the price barely budges for months, or they offer the *GT rates, or KSF or FL Res rates (clearance sales.) Other cruises, like specialty cruises, the rates can go up daily, even hourly. If you're planning a holiday cruise or any cruise when the kids are out of school, I would book asap. If the rates are cheaper with the onboard discount you can cancel your original booking and rebook when you're on the ship.
     
  4. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    Actually, usually with a combination of both. When you are onboard book a "dummy date" in the future that you plan to move on opening day. The discount and OBC will transfer with the reservation.
     
  5. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    For a new booking, that would depend on how popular the cruise is and how fast it fills up.
     
  6. lanejudy

    lanejudy Moderator Moderator

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    :thumbsup2 This!

    Book a dummy date onboard, then move it on opening day.
     
  7. chateau

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    Or in some cases have another in the wings... we seem to go through those dummy dates too quickly!!
     

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