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    Atlanta, GA, United States
    joined Jan 2015
    post 1/3
    cruiser #28833
    Second "Standard" column in Past Fares?

    Hi-

    There are two "standard" columns when you look up a past fare for a cruise. I assume the first column is for one passenger--is the second "standard" rate column the total for two people? 

    Thanks!

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    Crosswicks, NJ, United States
    joined Jan 2015
    post 1/4
    cruiser #29198
    Re: Second "Standard" column in Past Fares?

    Are they one on top of the other in yellow? Is the lower one at a lesser price point? If so, it's still the same fare. The lower (less expensive) one is the older, original price for that category. At some time, usually when a given number of people purchase a percentage of rooms in a category, Disney will respond with raising the room rate. (Supply and demand.) That's the more expensive rate that you see on top. They're both listed because that's what this website does...you can compare when the rates go up, and keep track of when they (hopefully) go down.

    My SeaPasses
    south florida, FL, United States
    joined Aug 2010
    post 58/64
    cruiser #3131
    Re: Second "Standard" column in Past Fares?

    Can you give us the cruiseship/date you are looking at. For the most part, for RCI ships, its very clear. Standard price is shown in US$, CAN $. Standard price is typically per person based on two in the Cabin and shows on top as USD pp2. Often shown is a standard, but will show USD 1 pp. Categories only post once someone sets up an alert. So if no one sets up an alert for solo person, it will now display that. That is why USD 1p, isn't typically shown. Again, my experience is usually with RCI.
    Atlanta, GA, United States
    joined Jan 2015
    post 2/3
    cruiser #28833
    Re: Second "Standard" column in Past Fares?

    Thanks for your responses! I think I should clarify. I'm trying to gauge the prices of Disney cruises around spring break as well as Easter from last year (hoping they'll release some discounts this year), so I went to "Stats", then "Past Prices". From there, there's a drop down where you enter "Disney Cruise Line" and select the time period you want to see. I chose on April 2014 to see what the rates were on the various Disney ships. There are two "Standard" columns, side by side. I was just curious what the second set of "Standard" rates are, since that column isn't there when looking up current cruise rates under "Finder".

    Thanks!

    th.jpeg
    Crosswicks, NJ, United States
    joined Jan 2015
    post 2/4
    cruiser #29198
    Re: Second "Standard" column in Past Fares?

    Ah, I see, but I honestly don't know what that 2nd column is. Maybe Titus can chime in here and explain. While you wait, I would just go with the first column, as the initial prices are clearly lower there than the 2nd column... since you're probably also wanting to see just how low the pricing started back then for each individual category anyways!

    My SeaPasses
    south florida, FL, United States
    joined Aug 2010
    post 59/64
    cruiser #3131
    Re: Second "Standard" column in Past Fares?

    Okay, so it helps now that you have provided us the cruiseline. Its a very odd table. But it looks like the second standard column adds up from the first column times two (persons). But I can almost assure you, the first column wouldn't include the single supplement if you planned to travel solo. If its two of you, it should be the second column not including taxes or port fees. Disney doesn't often offer discounts, ESPECIALLY spring break.
    relaxing with Ernie
    Quebec, QC, Canada
    joined Apr 2010
    post 581/625
    cruiser #3
    Re: Second "Standard" column in Past Fares?

    Oops, it's an ugly bug: the "old" prices table has not been adapted for displaying rates collated by pax (1p, 2p, etc.)

    I'm working on it.

    Thanks.

     


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    Atlanta, GA, United States
    joined Jan 2015
    post 3/3
    cruiser #28833
    Re: Second "Standard" column in Past Fares?

    Thanks. Actually, they did give discounts on at least two cruises last year (April 5th Fantasy and April 4th Wonder) during our spring break, so I'm going to continue to monitor it. Not every school has that week for their spring break--some are March and some are later April. There's no doubt it will be tougher this year for us because Easter is falling the Sunday before our spring break, but the cruise I'm watching for this year is still showing 70% of it's categories available with several categories showing no increases in rate since they released them in 2013. From what I've learned, that indicates the ship isn't filling up, so there's a chance they may offer some GT rates closer to sail date.

    We're a family of 5, so I'm going to keep watching these, even it's probably not going to work out--we need a rate break! Disney really shot their rates up this year, and it looks like a lot people aren't biting on these 7-day cruises in April. We were lucky enough to get a Kids Sail Free with them in 2013 for our spring break, but I know they won't run those anymore. 

    Thanks again!