Now that our Summer 2014 Vacation has been planned, it is time to think about next vacations. And, yes, my mind has already started to wander and wonder about the possibilities.
The thinking so far has narrowed down three potential travel times during 2015: Spring Break which is mid-March and earlier than has been in the past which is a good thing considering prices and crowds; July 2015 which offers us the most flexibility in terms of travel days/times; and winter holidays in December 2015/January 2016.
Potential travel destinations include Disneyland, another Disney Cruise, and of course, Walt Disney World. If we want to sail again, which we do, it will be important for us to have a tentative plan so that we can rebook on board and take advantage of discounts and on board credits. Disney Cruise Line has changed some of its policies regarding on board bookings and discounts are no longer given for blacked out dates, which includes holidays. A reduced deposit and on board credit still applies.
Then there is the cost factor and how long it will take us to save for our next vacation. Cruises are more expensive, so it takes us longer to save for our next one. Airfare is another cost issue. I have been checking flight prices and flights to California are less expensive than to Orlando, which is another vote in the Disneyland column. Allegiant also flies non-stop from a nearby airport to LAX, but only during the summer months.
The husband will chuckle when he reads this post, as I have been putting some of these ideas “out there” during our walks. In the meantime, waiting for Disney Cruise Line to release the rest of the itineraries for 2015. We will definitely keep you posted!