pricing cruises


Mar 21, 2001
Question: How do you all find cheap prices for cruises if you want to plan 9-10 months in advance? I priced compared RC and Disney, and RC was so much better! I've been on RC before (twice) and loved it. I would love to try a Disney cruise, but they just aren't affordable to me right now. So, how do you all do it, but still plan early?
I started shopping about 6 weeks ago for a booking in 11/2003, I found the best deal through Dreams Unlimited. Go to their website, you can get a quote on line, takes about 12 hours. I priced them, DCL, and AAA, I saved the most with Dreams. And the girl I'm dealing with seems really eager to help, she answered all of my questions within an hour. What I really like about these folks is once you book with them they will help you with an itenary if you would like. A big big plus for my family since none of us have ever been to Disney World.
You just have to play around with different dates and see what comes up as cheaper. I check out and do their rate quote. I check a bunch of different dates since the rate can vary from cruise to cruise.

The one thing to consider is that Disney rooms are pretty big compared to other lines. I had to get a cat 1 on Celebrity (Millennium class ship) to be about the same size as my Disney cat 9. The bigger rooms are part of the reason it costs more.

Personally, if you can swing the RC cruise, I'd go for it. Keep checking Disney and do that when you can. Booking years in advance can get you a pretty good discount. Maybe you can look towards 2004 when those rates come out. You'll get a great early booking discount then. Also, cruising during hurricane season is much cheaper. We've cruised twice in hurricane season and had beautiful weather, but are always prepared for rough seas and port changes.

I also recommend booking with Dreams Unlimited. They always check for lower rates for you and are so helpful.


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