this. And we had ours on dcl as their first two.
Then we got a good deal on a RC on allure...then a better one on Anthem later.
been on two since and one scheduled.
I’m TRYING to go on this new dcl and I can’t get anyone to bite. Me the most but not much.
I know I shouldn’t “pay for the label” with Disney. I do it...I acknowledge it...I know it’s bad and self destructive.
but with DCL...it’s the biggest case of the label love ever.
dcl has some advantages. But the staunch “better in every way” is just not true. The better competitors are made out to be like a carnival ship from 1993. They are not. Not facilities, food or service.
That is not accurate at all.
opinions and choices vary. No problem. But at least respect some level of truth.
I've never been on Disney, but have done more modern ships with RCL, NCL and Princess. They are honestly really nice lines. I am also not actively looking to sail with children, so I know that knocks a bit of the value away from Disney.
I'm sure DCL is very nice and I'm also sure it's arguably better than the 'nice' mass market options. But I struggle that it is worth a 2-3x multiplier.
Generally with a bit of flexibility one can easily find 1XX$ per night, per head rates for inside cabins on RCL or NCL. To pretty much any destination outside of the really premium ones. Can you even find a 2XX$ rate on DCL for a frankly basic Caribbean cruise?
Not to mention half their fleet is kind of old by the other line standards. Some people like that I'm sure and hate the bigger majors. But I actually think Disney is not really a major player (or even a leader) in this industry, unlike Parks.
I think part of the blessing and the curse is that they remain a small player. They'll continue to get away with premiums by having a very limited number of ships with a loyal base. Even though they'll get up to 7... their 90's ships will need replacement within a decade.