My family are frequent cruisers, having sailed (I believe) 17 times with Carnival. We are also frequent Disney World visitors. My wife and I have decided it's time to try DCL and expand our horizons. However, and I'm not surprised, the prices are just crazy, oftentimes double or triple what I can currently price out on Royal or Norwegian. Does anyone have any tips on scoring the best prices on a DCL cruise, whether that's booking certain number of days out, using certain promotions if DCL runs similar promos every year (similar to what Disney World does every year with free dining, etc.), or anything else?
Just curious if I'm missing something. I'm presently looking at a surprise anniversary cruise for the wife and I next year on the Dream on August 31, 2020. I can get an oceanview guarantee for $2,033. Still a lot of money for a 4-day cruise. Thanks everyone!
(And I understand that DCL is a huge step up from Carnival, and I realize the price differences are going to be there).