Posted October 10th, 2017, 09:06 AM
I don't know if they are still doing it, but DCL Inventory Control used to keep a record of people who were requesting the concierge suites for specific dates--there was a form that had to be faxed to inventory control and after you were contacted, you had 24 hours to plunk down your non-refundable deposit. They actually worked the list at the same time as the platinum bookings opened, so depending on the requests, some suites were booked before they ever showed up as "available." This applied to the "old" cat 1 and 2 on the Magic and Wonder. I do not know what the current policy is--whether it is "open season" to all when platinum booking starts or whether they still maintain the list.
yes we did that way back in 2002....but i don't know if they still do that..
we really wanted the walt disney suite on the disney wonder and the only way to get it was by faxing DCL a year before the cruises were even released for booking...
i was sure we wouldn't get it but we did!! really loved that suite...that was back when it still had the grand piano!!
but i don't know if they still do that today...