What do you guys condider a "good price" for a 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise

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  1. TwinPrincessMermaids

    TwinPrincessMermaids DIS Veteran

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    Wait a minute, WDW tickets can be reserved on my disney card for no interest in conjunction with the cruise?? Will I always be able to use my disney card no interest for trips (like besides my first introductory cruise) in the future?

    Now I'm getting excited...

    and yes I'm sure the $50 was part of the opening up the credit line, but I was excited because I got both the $50 on board credit AND a $50 gift card when I got home (I wasn't sure if it was an either/or thing) along with the cruise interest free (and I knew that only the cruise fare was interest free, not the trip incidentals)

    VERY interesting about the WDW tickets or should I ask you to clarify if that only refers to staying with the resorts?
     
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  3. anniemck

    anniemck DIS Veteran

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    For me... I will not pay more than $100 per day per person for a cruise, and for that it better at least be a balcony guarantee. That price won't get a Disney cruise, but it will get many of the other main lines out there.
     
  4. lanejudy

    lanejudy Moderator Moderator

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    I believe the official wording is "packages booked through the Walt Disney Travel Agency" or something to that affect. But we have found that tickets purchased *in advance* and through WDW, as well as room only reservations (also paid for in advance), netted us the 6-months-no-interest. Also, if you wish to put $$ towards your onboard account - again *in advance* - that will also qualify. Caveat that, I believe there's a minimum of $100 on any vacation financing to qualify.

    Perks may change, but the vacation financing has been around since Day One for the Disney Visa. (I believe the $50 OBC for cruises has been discontinued as of this coming September, but could be re-instated again in the future.)
     
  5. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    That is a good price for a verandah on a 7-night Fantasy cruise IMO. Just looked up for the four of us and it would be $3950 for an OGT or a $4164 for a VGT. My max for a cat 8 is around $4000 with the 10% OBB discount, so if we could go in May I would jump on that price. :(

    OMG!!! I just checked the opening day prices for the 5/25/13 Fantasy cruise. These are from the gold opening day. These are the possible rooms you could get with the VGT!!!! This is the first time I have seen the *GT prices be this much less than the opening day prices for a 7-night cruise out of PC.

    4A 2A2C [14,10] $6269.08 no ins/trns *10/21/11
    4B 2A2C [14,10] $6213.08 no ins/trns *10/21/11
    4C 2A2C [14,10] $6157.08 no ins/trns *10/21/11
    4D 2A2C [14,10] $6101.08 no ins/trns *10/21/11
    4E 2A2C [14,10] $6045.08 no ins/trns *10/21/11
    5A 2A2C [14,10] $5989.08 no ins/trns *10/21/11
    5B 2A2C [14,10] $5933.08 no ins/trns *10/21/11
    5C 2A2C [14,10] $5877.08 no ins/trns *10/21/11
    5D 2A2C [14,10] $5821.08 no ins/trns *10/21/11
    6A 2A2C [14,10] $5709.08 no ins/trns *10/21/11
    6B 2A2C [14,10] $5667.08 no ins/trns *10/21/11
    7A 2A2C [14,10] $5625.08 no ins/trns *10/21/11
     
  6. Meghatron

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    Most of our WBPC cruise meet thread are folks who booked opening day and then saved thousands, even after the cancellation penalty, by rebooking a *GT rate when they were released. We were supposed to be on the 5/25 Western and had already cancelled because the opening day price that we had gotten was simply too much for just a week. The Fantasy has some serious sticker shock (especially when travel expenses are factored in) for those of us used to the Wonder's standard rates when she was on the west coast, LOL.
     
  7. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    Yeah, they had a hard time giving those MR cruises away on the Wonder. You won't find much at that price out of PC for a 7-night cruise. I remember the PC repo. That was a great rate. I was thinking about 7-night cruises. Should have specified that. :)
     
  8. carissa1970

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    If you pay with your Disney rewards card, you get a $50 OBC. Just call and ask them to apply it. It does not have to be a new card.

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    Sorry, just read the PP clearly, and you were referring to the card in the mail.
     
  9. love280mickey

    love280mickey Mouseketeer

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    Do you have to pay on full with the Disney card or can it just be a portion?
     
  10. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    You have to pay in full with the Disney Visa to actually get the OBC.
     
  11. Meghatron

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    They had a hard time because they were introducing the ship to the market at 7 nights instead of 3/4. How often do people post here that they're starting with a shorter cruise to see if they like it or are worth it? The 2-nighter out of San Diego in 2014 is priced way higher PP/night than the MRs they were "giving away" and it's not having a problem selling at all. I got two families who would never commit to a 7-night MR the entire time the Wonder was here to book the 2-nighter on opening day. The lack of travel expenses makes it a much better deal than paying through the nose for the Fantasy.
     
  12. ruadisneyfan2

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    I've had mine for a couple years and use the 0% every time. It's great. Your statement will list the exp date. As a pp mentioned, onboard purchases don't qualify for the 0% but you can prepay gratuities and also add some of your own OBC and they do qualify. Sorry, I always forget the deadline to do this, maybe a week or 10 days? :scratchin Anyway, I usually do this around 2 weeks prior so that it has its own exp date later than the cruise final payment.
    In OP's case, it would all be on the same statement most likely since it's a last minute cruise. For example I just made my final payment for our Aug cruise. 0% for that will expire in Oct. Then around the 1st week of Aug I will have my TA prepay gratuities & add some OBC. 0% on those charges won't expire til Feb. I do the same with port transfers though this time it won't be practical to use the DCL bus.

    I only use it for DCL & don't really bother with the points. Yes, I'll redeem them when they're there but I prefer to use my Southwest card for everyday purchases & get free flights.
     
  13. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    Well, the *GT rates are gone for the 25th's cruise. Only some inside rooms left.
     

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