When do cruises usually fill up?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by poohbear2, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. poohbear2

    poohbear2 <font color=CC66CC>Disney Think Formula is:<br>HE=

    Mar 16, 2002
    I was just on the DISNEY CRUISE SITE and was playing around to see how many rooms are left for our cruise. I was sort of surprised to see that there were a lot still available! Our cruise is in August. Is this normal? Do they usually start selling now, last minute? I noticed also that the price has gone up about $1100 sinced we booked.
  2. budwmn

    budwmn If you believe in magic, you belong

    Apr 18, 2003
    Some cruises sell out months in advance while others have availability closer to the sail date. Almost all sell out (out of 5 cruises, only one of mine didn't sell out). August is a transition month: the south goes back to school in early August while the north waits until later in the month. As a result, it may take longer to fill up.
  3. jrabbit

    jrabbit DIS Veteran

    Jun 13, 2002
    The FASTEST that I've seen a sailing sell out was the August Repo cruise - started taking ressies on Wed. and by Sat night / Sun. morning all booked!! Then there was some sporadic availability the following week as people decided that "Wow thats a lot of Money!! ::yes:: "
  4. CarolAnnC

    CarolAnnC <font color=blue>Caught Smuggling Jello Shot Syrin

    Oct 9, 2000
    The fastest I have seen a DCL cruise fill up was the 2003 DVC Member Cruise. They started selling staterooms on a Saturday morning, and by late afternoon they were full. There were a few sporadic openings as folks changed plans, but it remained a full ship and one of my absolute favorite cruises, thus far! :)
  5. jelzie

    jelzie Earning My Ears

    Jun 21, 2004

    In my experience, the holiday cruises and the cruises during school breaks book about 12-18 months in advance. I have a family reunion going on a Disney cruise over Thanksgiving and they reserved rooms and placed deposits in April 2004 for November 2005! They started having to wait for waitlists in January 25! Always book early...just in case! Disney has the tiered-pricing and the best prices go first, plus you always get the best choices on staterooms.

    Best Regards,

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