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  • T & R

    More cowbell !!!
    Joined
    May 8, 2017
    last year booking started on June 10th. I made sure I looked it up on last years email before posting. Lo
    My how things have changed. This time last year we were booking newly released itineraries. This year, they’re taking them away. Hope this ends soon. DCL is the great unifier. No matter what socioeconomic or political group you come from, we can all agree on DCL. God bless all of y’all and I pray we come through these times stronger and more united than ever (and hopefully a few more DCL ships as well).
     

    ChicosWife

    The Caribbean DCL Life For Us!
    Joined
    Jun 29, 2015
    My how things have changed. This time last year we were booking newly released itineraries. This year, they’re taking them away. Hope this ends soon. DCL is the great unifier. No matter what socioeconomic or political group you come from, we can all agree on DCL. God bless all of y’all and I pray we come through these times stronger and more united than ever (and hopefully a few more DCL ships as well).
    What do you mean they are taking them away?
     

    ofcabbagesandkings

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 16, 2014
    I can see why they are continuing to delay the Fall 2021 announcement, but for those of us with 2020 PIF dates approaching, it's a bad tactic. I'll cancel rather than PIF if there are no more 2021 sailings to move my deposit to. I don't want 125% FCC, as I would rather keep my investment in any cruise line at this point as low as possible, but I'm willing to gamble my deposit to secure opening day rates. Canceling altogether ups the odds that we do something completely different for our 2021 family vacation. DCL would be smart to keep people at least semi-committed to cruising in the future.
     

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  • T & R

    More cowbell !!!
    Joined
    May 8, 2017
    I can see why they are continuing to delay the Fall 2021 announcement, but for those of us with 2020 PIF dates approaching, it's a bad tactic. I'll cancel rather than PIF if there are no more 2021 sailings to move my deposit to. I don't want 125% FCC, as I would rather keep my investment in any cruise line at this point as low as possible, but I'm willing to gamble my deposit to secure opening day rates. Canceling altogether ups the odds that we do something completely different for our 2021 family vacation. DCL would be smart to keep people at least semi-committed to cruising in the future
    Good for them but not for us. They seem like a hero for offering 125% but what does it matter if you have nothing to put the 125% down on except for the current offerings that we don't even know whether or not are happening? We've already seen people on here that are on the 2nd round of cancellations.
     

    leannak

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 28, 2011
    Why wouldn’t they want to release new sailings so all the newly (and upcoming) canceled people have something to rebook? Last time I looked, next year’s cruises were filling up. People will be more likely to just ask for refunds if they can’t find a stateroom/date/itinerary that suits them.
     
  • ofcabbagesandkings

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 16, 2014
    Why wouldn’t they want to release new sailings so all the newly (and upcoming) canceled people have something to rebook? Last time I looked, next year’s cruises were filling up. People will be more likely to just ask for refunds if they can’t find a stateroom/date/itinerary that suits them.
    It's hard to say what they will do. A Wonder crewmember just died, very possibly of Covid-19 complications. I think it's hard for them to trumpet new itineraries in the face of the tragic current circumstances. Given the current case numbers and projected trajectory in the US, I'm not sure the large ship cruise industry will survive this. I'm thinking of cobbling together a few friends for a small charter cruise for Winter 2021 instead.
     

    Ravenclaw78

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 21, 2017
    With all the Disney parks having announced reopening dates (granted, Disneyland now has to reschedule theirs), that just leaves Aulani, ABD, and DCL to announce plans. Hawaii government just started lifting restrictions on tourism travel, so Aulani should be able to plan their re-opening now. Purely non-insider speculation on my part, but I suspect that we will hear an announcement of both DCL's reopening plans and their Fall/winter 2021 itinerary release either this week or next, along with similar announcements for ABD. Might have been planned for last week had they not needed to avoid making those announcements in the same news cycle as the Wonder crew member dying.
     

    Mitura

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jan 13, 2016
    I am wondering when the Winter 2021/2022 itineraries come out? I currently have a Nov 28th 2020 Fantasy 8 day EC cruise. I am debating moving it to winter 2021 but I don't know when that schedule will come out to see what I can move it to.

    Would anybody have an idea when those schedules come out? Maybe based on previous years?

    Thanks!
     

    T & R

    More cowbell !!!
    Joined
    May 8, 2017
    I am debating moving it to winter 2021 but I don't know when that schedule will come out to see what I can move it to.
    This is going to be a common problem with all the voluntary and involuntary cancellations. We're just running out of stuff to re-book to. There is currently less than 12 months worth of bookable DCL cruises on the books 10/04/20 to 09/27/21. There is already a thread on this board discussing how the concierge and veranda rooms are drying up.
     

    JM_97

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Dec 17, 2019
    My guess is that they won't do anything special given the circumstances. And they might keep all of them domestic for the time being. So only based out of New York, Florida, Texas and California. Might have to take a year off from Canada and Europe
     

    Husker Mike

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Mar 25, 2019
    I wouldn't expect Disney to announce any new itineraries until Disney knows how they can resume cruise operations - and where. At some point, they will have to modify their 15 month policies as things drag out, which probably will happen before cruising resumes.
     

    Vovin

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Sep 30, 2018
    I'm interested in seeing what the Dream/Fantasy will be getting upto in 2021, especially since theyve been outfitted for use in special emission areas such as Alaska.
     




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