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I have been watching pricing for a 3 and 4 day Bahamas cruise between late march to mid may 2014 expecting cheaper in may due to spring break. Last week in April seems to be the lowest as of now. Does that seem pretty consistent to some of you regular Disney cruisers? Normally, I don't even consider Disney simply bc the pricing is so high but once we priced out 3 days at the parks, the cruise was a no brainier.

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the way Easter falls this year, the last week in April seems to be lowest for all the lines I checked a month or so ago. 1st & 2nd weeks in May were slightly higher. For other cruise lines early may had many deals. Sept, Oct & early Dec, followed by mid to late Jan always seems to produce the best rates DCL rates when I check.


As to crossing off the parks, the discounts aren't out yet for the spring. They haven't been offering the greatest promos but something always tends to crop up and it appears pincodes are still being sent to 'lucky' people. We always work in a split stay somewhere in Orlando area with a short DCL cruise since we're in the area. Sea World/Universal parks are great too and they offer multi park ticket options.


Good luck planning your trip

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We got a last minute (3 - 4 weeks prior to cruising) sale rate in April for a 3 day April 11-14. Sale rates aren't always guaranteed but they tend to open up about around the PIF time of sailing. (75-90 days out I think?) I don't know if that helps or not. It's risky to wait but you could always book and then rebook a sales rate if a *GT rate comes out. (means you can get Interior IGT guaranteed rate, as in they pick your room but you get that category or higher. Same for OGT - oceanview, or VGT - veranda.)


We went ahead and booked our May 5 4 day because the rates are fairly good. So far, they haven't increased, but as the ship sells, the rates could increase.


Due to the recent non-smoking veranda policy change, I am monitoring the rates for my cruise regularly to see if there are a bunch of cancellations. Maybe I can get us a cheap veranda upgrade! :)


If you like the Disney parks, DCL will blow your mind! We did a 3 day this year, and you can be happy with it but I suggest adding a Disney day at the park before hand (or after I suppose but we like before.) We plan to go to the parks a few days before or after our 4 Day. The 3 day is GREAT but very busy since you don't get a sea day. If a 3 day is all you can do, then tack on a day or two perhaps of park day and it is a great amazing trip! If you can do a 4 day, book the 4 day as it gives you a sea day to experience the ship.


If you have cruised before, typically it's about the ports. With DCL, the ship is so exciting, it's hard to decide to get off the ship for the ports!

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