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Bahiri August 27th, 2012 01:40 AM

Discounted cruise tickets for the Disney cruise lines?
 
Hi! Where can i buy discounted cruse tickets for the Disney cruise lines? I am neither a Florida resident nor a Military personnel thus cannot avail the discounted fares listed on the DCL website. Isn't there another resource for purchasing these tickets?

Donna August 27th, 2012 07:40 AM

I would check out any cruise deals and good idea to talk to a cruise travel agent and see if there are any specials. I know Disney cruises do not come cheap, I too would love to grab a deal, but have not seen any lately.

hollyevans119 September 11th, 2012 07:54 AM

Talk to a specialist consultant and see if they can find you any deals, I got a wicked deal through edited for commercial reference I didn't have to stress about anything, they did all the work for me! Brilliant deals. But make sure you look around to!

storybookcruises.com September 11th, 2012 01:30 PM

Disney absolutely does NOT allow any discounting whatsoever. They require everyone to sell the same cruise for the same price, period. If any discounts such as Military Rate, Senior Rate, Resident Rate, etc. are offered, everyone can sell these. But Disney is very strict about this, so you will not find any other non-authorized discounts. If you do, be VERY careful because that company is in violation of Disney's policies and could have their credentials taken away - obviously, not someone you want to do business with.

So best advice, work with a reputable travel agent, preferably a Cruise Specialist, and know the price that's advertised on the DCL website is exactly what you'll be paying. But you do want to work with an agent as they represent you and should you encounter any problems, their resources can be invaluable to you.

Pete

Donna September 11th, 2012 06:16 PM

Cp,
Thanks, I figured they did not discount, I have never seen any for Disney....Guess, they see no need to, if they are sailing with full ships...

storybookcruises.com September 11th, 2012 08:44 PM

Yep, one thing about Disney, whether it be for their cruises or their theme parks, they are very stringent about the pricing. And if they offer a special, it's available to everyone, but they do not allow agencies to do their own specials, which is a good thing for the public.

Having been on Disney, I can say they have an absolutely wonderful product, but there are two things I just don't like; first, they charge alot more for their product than others. But they have a unique product, so they can charge what they want and get it. The second thing I'm not crazy about is their food. It's not bad, but it does not match other cruise lines who charge less. You would expect much better food for the price they charge. Their specialty restaurants are good, but otherwise, just not as good as others.

Pete

venicemayer September 25th, 2012 07:45 PM

It is recommended to always check out some cruise deals in order to see if they are offering some discounts regarding your inquiry. As far as I know some companies are offering that although its very rare for us to find it. Actually, I never had a chance to avail such because I can't find any. Anyone who can give much infos?

storybookcruises.com September 25th, 2012 10:28 PM

While some sites do offer discounts for some cruise lines, Disney does not allow it at all.

Quite frankly, if you have a good Cruise Specialist, contact them, let them know what you're looking for, and let them do all the research for you to find the best deals.

As I posted in another thread;

I'll be honest and say I'm not a big fan of those large online booking sites for the reasons CLIA (the Cruise Lines International Association) once stated. They said their investigation found that when booking with online sites and the cruise lines, you find that: 1) the person you're talking to works in a call center; 2) is not a travel agent - they're just an order taker; 3) has worked for the company for less than 6 months; and 4) has never even been on a ship or been to any of the ports, so their information is basically non-existent. Plus, booking with an online site with someone who is not an agent has inherent stress.

I suggest call an agent, preferably a Cruise Specialist, and discuss what you're looking for with them. They charge nothing for their services and their expertise can be invaluable. Plus, they'll have a great deal of knowledge and personal experience they can share with you that will enhance your vacation and make it more hassle-free.

But be very careful when shopping deals. Remember, price is what you pay - value is what you get. Sometimes best price can end up costing you alot in the end, especially if you have any problems and need assistance.

Pete

MouseFamilyVacations October 21st, 2012 06:52 PM

Aside from the promotions that Disney advertises on their website, there are no further discounts for the general public. An agent is not allowed to discount the prices any further.

An agent can, however, offer their clients an Onboard Credit to use on the ship. This comes out of the agents commission and so you will find the amount varies greatly from one agent to the next on how much of their commission they are willing to give away.


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