Newbie with booking question

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by AmandEm, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. AmandEm

    AmandEm planning our first cruise, Oct 2011!!

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    So we know the date and which cruise we want to take after weeks of research. Now, should we use a TA or should we book from the Disney website? I heard if you book through an agent you can get better deals, and I'm all about getting a good deal. :) I have sat with an agent just to get some details and she told me it's too early to book the cruise I want. Since we already have a vacation planned this year, we were looking at Jan. 2011. Is it too early to book this cruise? It just sounded a little fishy because she was trying to push an all-inclusive island get-a-way when we tried to make it clear WE WANT DISNEY! :confused3
     
  2. Tovin

    Tovin Earning My Ears

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    It's not too early to book January 2011, and if you're working with a TA who is selling you something different than what you want - RUN to a different TA! :)
     
  3. samily

    samily DIS Veteran

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    January 2011 dates were released for booking a few months ago. At the end of January 2011 the new ship, the Dream, will begin sailing, so you have the Magic, Wonder or Dream sailings to choose from in 2011.

    DCL does not allow TA's to discount cruise pricing but there are some TA's that do offer an onboard credit if you book through them. DCL offers a 25.00 OBC if you book through DCL's site online. Historically DCL's prices are lowest when first released and just go up as the ship fills, though they have offered a few specials over the past year.

    If you want to use a TA, find one that really knows DCL. It doesn't sound like the TA you talked to is the one. :confused3
     
  4. AmandEm

    AmandEm planning our first cruise, Oct 2011!!

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    Thank you so much. I feel we should "shop around" for the right agent who really knows what they are talking about. Glad to know we can book now if we'd like! Thanks again for the advice!
     

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