What's your favorite time of year to cruise???


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Jun 22, 2001
We are planning a family cruise for 2003. It will be the DH, myself, our DD 5 and DS 4, Grandma and Grandpa.

We are flexible with the time of year but want it to be warm enough to swim. What is your favorite time of year to cruise???

We think the best deals are in January, so that is when we typically go if at all possible. Being from the middle of Iowa, we have never thought it too cold to swim at any of the ports.
We found the water at CC a bit chilly on our March cruise, but the water was warm on our Sept and May cruises. Sept to Dec (except holiday season) Jan, Feb and April-May (except Easter) are the cheaper times to cruise.
Thanks for your input. Have you booked your cruises through Disney or a travel agent?

I've booked all 3 of my cruises through Cruises Only. They do a large volume of DCL bookings, so they are able to offer discounted prices vs. DCL own web site. Their cruise insurance is cheaper than DCL also. I even had a CM at the DCL ressie # tell me that Cruises Only is one of the better agencies to use. I always contact my TA for a quote, but then check several others such as Cruises Direct, Expedia, Travelocity, All Seasons Travel, DU or Mouse Ear Vacations for several other quotes. If I obtain a quote lower than what Cruises Only gave me, my TA has always beaten their price. If you want my TA name send me a PM-she's great-she has kids around your kids ages and really knows her cruise stuff.
Tay N Evie's Mom,

Thanks for the offer; I'll send you a PM.
I will cruise any time of the year, but my favorite is Fall. The weather is nice when it is cold back home and not much rain.

Thanks for your input. I noticed that you are going on two October 2002 cruises. How did you decide to do back to back dates???
Popovich: We had booked the 10-19 cruise last OCtober while on board, our anniversary is the 19th.
We wanted to go on another cruise this summer, but the prices were too much, so we booked the 10-12 cruise with our DVC points. A bunch of people we cruised with last October were going to be on this cruise.
14 days on the Disney Magic is going to be pure bliss! As you know,living in Rocky River, weather in October starts to get yucky. We have already had snow on our anniversary (when we lived in Broadview Heights). Now we live in Strongsville.

14 days of cruising does sound like pure bliss. Have a great anniversary. Maybe we'll be on your 2003 October cruise:D This October we're going to WDW for 8 nights on DVC points. We are taking the kids and grandma and grandpa. We like to travel in October as well due to the yucky weather in Cleveland.

Thanks for the reply!
The seas have been fine. I tend to get sea sick, so I wear my patch. They can get a little rough if there is a tropical storm off the coast somewhere. I actually have a rougher time going over the gulfstream on the first and last nights.


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