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Best time to cruise?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line' started by DisneyDayDreamer, May 16, 2017.

  1. DisneyDayDreamer

    DisneyDayDreamer Well-Known Member

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    IYO what time is the best time to cruise? Price and weather wise.
     
  2. DisneyJoe

    DisneyJoe Well-Known Member

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    Which destination?
     
  3. DisneyDayDreamer

    DisneyDayDreamer Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    We're not sure just yet lol. This will be all of our first DCL and cruise in general. It will be 2 families going. So, at least 9 of us and 4 staterooms.
     
  4. 21stamps

    21stamps Well-Known Member

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    I recommend staying away from August through October if doing the Caribbean

    Also staying away from January and February, maybe even December too lol.
     
  5. Kingdom Konsultant

    Kingdom Konsultant WDWMAGIC Board Sponsor Premium Member WDWMAGIC Sponsor

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    The least expensive time to do the Bahamas or Caribbean cruises is in Sept. Yes it's hurricane season but to be honest I have cruised at that time of year numerous times and never had an issue. Also keep in mind that DCL will do whatever needs to be done to keep their guests safe including changing ports of call.

    Pam
     
  6. NelleBelle

    NelleBelle Well-Known Member

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    For our wallets, we like doing Sept/Oct. But now that our kids are getting to be older and one DS heading into HS soon, we no longer feel good about pulling them from school (especially when your oldest is saying he doesn't want to miss school :jawdrop:). We like the weather that time of year around WDW, too, so we are definitely in a dilemma now. The prices during the summer are ridiculous, so we may try taking a look at RCCL until the new ships are sailing :arghh:
     
  7. belledream

    belledream Well-Known Member

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    We cruised in Sept. and actually did have our itinerary affected by a hurricane. However, I don't say that to put people off to it - rather, DCL did a great job adjusting our itinerary and making sure that we still enjoyed our time on board and off.

    Also, we were able to snag an amazing rate in late Jan. one year. Had a great time and found the Bahamian waters to be a tad chilly at first, but then absolutely perfect in a matter of seconds.

    I think it all depends on your destination though. :)
     
  8. Kingdom Konsultant

    Kingdom Konsultant WDWMAGIC Board Sponsor Premium Member WDWMAGIC Sponsor

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    I just booked the Bermuda out of NY for Oct 2018! WooHoo!

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  9. pilka214

    pilka214 Active Member

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    Oh wow, Disney is doing a Bermuda route now? That's by far my favorite port of call i've ever visited. It's the most expensive island to visit, but it's also the cleanest, kindest and most breathtaking locale's i've ever experienced!! You should be very excited!

    Keep in mind however that Bermuda is fairly far north (parallel with the South Carolina) so it could be cool in october.
     
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    Kingdom Konsultant WDWMAGIC Board Sponsor Premium Member WDWMAGIC Sponsor

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    I am! New itinerary for DCL so I'm stoked!!


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  11. Phonedave

    Phonedave Well-Known Member

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    What is the itenerary? Is it multiple nights at Kings Wharf? That MIGHT get me back on a DCL ship, depending on the price premium. Bermuda is great, especiall by ship, since you avoid paying the insane food and lodging prices. We will be back there the end of July (on Celibrity out of NJ)

    -dave
     
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    Kingdom Konsultant WDWMAGIC Board Sponsor Premium Member WDWMAGIC Sponsor

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    Hey Dave!!

    Yes it's 2 nights at Kings Wharf, 1 day at sea prior and 1 day at sea after. It's a 5 night going out on the 24th of Oct which is when we are hosting the next KK family cruise. If that is the Summit, I just cruised it in March out of FLL!

    Come on Dave!! Hopefully @Monty will be joining us again lol

    Pam
     
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    Phonedave Well-Known Member

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    Ah, DCL is a five night - the Celibrity itenerary out of Bayonne is 7

    Sunday - Depart
    Monday - At sea
    Tuesdat - At Sea
    Wed AM - Arrive at Kings Wharf
    Thurs - Kings Wharf
    Fri PM - Depart Kings Wharf
    Sat - At Sea
    Sunday - Return

    Yes, it is on the Summit, the run that itenerary out of Bayonne to Bermuda all summer,week after week after week

    The DCL Bermuda sailing has the same problem that keeps us off of most other DCL New York sailings - my wife is a teacher. we dont get vacations during the school year. We are lucky to get in a long food and wine weekend during "Jersey Week" and thats about it.

    Would love to meet up with some other people from WDW Magic on a NYC DCL cruise, but they just don't schedule to them meet our schedules.

    -dave
     
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    We just did a cruise in September and the price was great. Yes it's during hurricane season but that didn't really worry me. They can reroute ships if necessary.
     
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    Kingdom Konsultant WDWMAGIC Board Sponsor Premium Member WDWMAGIC Sponsor

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    We may be setting something up for Jersey week 2018. I'm sure it will be posted on Magic once it's set in stone.

    Pam
     
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    Sweet. Just keep in mind that for teacher's "Jersey Week" really means Jersey Wed after school to Sunday night. Some parents may take their kids out of school for the entire week (that's a topic for an other much longer thread) but teachers are there Monday - Wednesday.

    -dave
     
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    Kingdom Konsultant WDWMAGIC Board Sponsor Premium Member WDWMAGIC Sponsor

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    Oh I know lol

    Pam​
     
  18. EpcotCenter82

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    Anyone cruised in early to mid-November? How is the weather usually around this time for a western Caribbean cruise on the Fantasy?
     

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