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SheriB
01-06-2010, 03:25 PM
pixiedust:Just got a call from DVC that our cat 6 room has been upgraded to a cat 4 by DCL!!!! We are right next to the Walt Disney Suite! Sweet!

Andrew DEREK UK
01-06-2010, 03:29 PM
pixiedust:Just got a call from DVC that our cat 6 room has been upgraded to a cat 4 by DCL!!!! We are right next to the Walt Disney Suite! Sweet!

Congrats....thats very nice... you must have been good to someone!!!

Enjoy...

crafty91
01-06-2010, 03:30 PM
Is it perhaps 8028? If so we LOVE that room and request it every trip! Congrats on the pixie dust! :)

luv2cruisedisney
01-06-2010, 03:30 PM
pixiedust:Just got a call from DVC that our cat 6 room has been upgraded to a cat 4 by DCL!!!! We are right next to the Walt Disney Suite! Sweet!

Suite indeed :santa::3dglasses:santa:

We are sailing on Sat also


Hope it warms up a little :yay:

Have you been by the meet thread? We are meeting at 3:00 in the Promenade Lounge on Saturday

trwprid
01-06-2010, 03:34 PM
Congrats to you!

Can I buy pixie dust? I wouldn't mind an upgrade to a verandah (currently in a cat 9). Do they keep that where the candy sprinkles are in the grocery store? I checked DCL and for my cruise it doesn't look like there's anything left higher than a cat 10, so I probably won't get to upgrade at port.

Andrew DEREK UK
01-06-2010, 03:39 PM
Congrats to you!

Can I buy pixie dust? I wouldn't mind an upgrade to a verandah (currently in a cat 9). Do they keep that where the candy sprinkles are in the grocery store? I checked DCL and for my cruise it doesn't look like there's anything left higher than a cat 10, so I probably won't get to upgrade at port.

Faith....hope.... and pixie dust....

(and run to the port asap)

lovethedream
01-06-2010, 04:09 PM
Is it perhaps 8028? If so we LOVE that room and request it every trip! Congrats on the pixie dust! :)

We always request 8528. (on the Wonder) It is next to the roy o disney suite and we love it.

Nette
01-06-2010, 04:36 PM
We had that room on our last 7 night cruise. It was a pixie dust upgrade as well! I hope the people in the Walt Suite on your cruise are nicer than the ones on ours.

stingmom
01-06-2010, 06:35 PM
congrats!!

DVC did your upgrade?

We also were upgraded for next Thurs from a GTY cat 12 to a cat 9! It's our 1st free upgrade and the kids are sailing free too. Happy cruising!!

sing4joy
01-06-2010, 06:55 PM
Stingmom, did they upgrade you at the last minute or was that the first room assignment you received? Trying to figure out when it's a done deal.. Thanks

stingmom
01-06-2010, 07:10 PM
got our cabin assigned about a month ago. no phone call, just showed up on our cruise details on our CC login (still identified as a GTY cat 12, but the cabin is a Deluxe ocean view room on deck 2.) We are lucky we got the upgrade since it appears the sailing is sold out. very pleased! it was the 1st oom assigned to us

sing4joy
01-06-2010, 07:16 PM
That is a treat :) Thanks for the info. - trying to learn how they operate - if that's possible... seems like a bit of a mystery to most :confused:

stingmom
01-06-2010, 07:37 PM
That is a treat :) Thanks for the info. - trying to learn how they operate - if that's possible... seems like a bit of a mystery to most :confused:

well, being a fam of 4, we knew would get an automatic upgrade to a least a cat 11, but I am very happy no matter what! we reserve what we know we can stay in. if pixie dust is availabale (free or $$), then we'll be surprised! We have paid for upgrades at the port (we gave up SPH to a balcony for a couple of hundred $$). Being a short stay of only 3 nites, i could sleep on a deck chair and be happy! (moon rays are much safer than the sun's! :cool1:)

sing4joy
01-06-2010, 07:42 PM
So when you type in 2 adults 2 children on the "find a cruise" page, it will still list cat 12's although it cannot accomdate 4? Curious...

DisneyJenn23
01-06-2010, 09:03 PM
pixiedust:Just got a call from DVC that our cat 6 room has been upgraded to a cat 4 by DCL!!!! We are right next to the Walt Disney Suite! Sweet!

Awesome!! I just got an upgrade today too! From 11 to 8! The Pixie Dust is flying!!

SheriB
01-06-2010, 10:05 PM
Thanks, guys. After I posted, I called my sister, who is also cruising with us, along with her family and a friend's family. Turns out we all got upgraded. We booked ours through DVC, they booked through a TA. Our ressies are linked, and we all got adjacent cabins (# 8028, 8026, 8024). I don't know why we all got upgraded, but it's not something I ever expected. A DVC rep called me, and my sister's TA called her. I don't know why or how we got it, but we'll take it!

taswira
01-06-2010, 10:22 PM
Thanks, guys. After I posted, I called my sister, who is also cruising with us, along with her family and a friend's family. Turns out we all got upgraded. We booked ours through DVC, they booked through a TA. Our ressies are linked, and we all got adjacent cabins (# 8028, 8026, 8024). I don't know why we all got upgraded, but it's not something I ever expected. A DVC rep called me, and my sister's TA called her. I don't know why or how we got it, but we'll take it!
I am on the same cruise and also got a call today, for free upgrade from Cat 7 to Cat 4. However, I turned it down because it is just my elderly DM and myself. We both really like the Navigator Verandah and I specifically booked my favorite stateroom. It's been so cold here that I was afraid my mom wouldn't get much use of a "regular" verandah due to her tendency to get "chilly," and since it's just the two of us, I thought perhaps a "family" would better benefit from the Cat. 4.

So congratulations on all of you getting upgraded! Wow - Looks like they had a lot of availability on deck 8. Maybe it won't be a very full ship. ;)

Shari

love2driveinct
01-06-2010, 10:30 PM
Congrats SheriB -- you and your group are going to have a wonderful time, enjoy the rooms!

And Shari -- :thumbsup2 to you for not taking the upgrade just because you "can" -- I know you had specific reasons for the room you selected, but it's nice to think that some family that probably does need that extra bit of space will get it. You are sweet! Have fun on your cruise!!

taswira
01-06-2010, 10:33 PM
Congrats SheriB -- you and your group are going to have a wonderful time, enjoy the rooms!

And Shari -- :thumbsup2 to you for not taking the upgrade just because you "can" -- I know you had specific reasons for the room you selected, but it's nice to think that some family that probably does need that extra bit of space will get it. You are sweet! Have fun on your cruise!!
Thank you! :goodvibes

Talray
01-06-2010, 10:43 PM
Question: We reserved a Cat 6 cabin and were put on GTY status without requesting it. The cruise line called my agent yesterday and offered to upgrade us to Cat 4 for $300. Is that common? Is that a good deal? I turned it down, though they said we could still call until Friday if we change our mind. I'm kinda sad that they're offering the upgrade to others for free, but asking us to pay for it. We're sailing on 2/27.

PrincessMonkey
01-07-2010, 01:51 AM
Congratulations! Magical upgrades are the best... on land or sea! :cool1:

(What's the Walt Disney Suite?)

taswira
01-07-2010, 08:03 AM
Talray - Don't feel sad about it. Sometimes even a free upgrade is not a great thing - perhaps a noisy location, etc. I turned down the free offer and am perfectly happy. From speaking with the DCL CM, I get the impression that MAYBE they offer the free upgrades first to those who have sailed the most with them or if there are other circumstances prompting them to do so. Most often it is probably random . . sort of like the lottery - lol. But obviously they won't give everyone a free upgrade just because the Cat. 4 were not selling. By the time your TA made the offer to you, my guess is they had done several free upgrades and were trying to at least make some profit from whatever Cat. 4 were left. It was nothing personal.

In 12 DCL cruises I've been offered three upgrades and only accepted one. Be happy with your Cat. 6. It just might be a better, quieter location. ;)

outahere
01-07-2010, 08:15 AM
(What's the Walt Disney Suite?)

The Walt Disney and Roy Disney suites are the two largest cabins on both ships. They each have 2 1/2 baths, a living room, dining room, media room and two bedrooms. They are currently labeled as Category 1 cabins and you must call DCL to inquire about, or book them (as well as the cat 2 and 3 suites). None of the suites show up as available, for any cruise, on their web site.

crafty91
01-07-2010, 11:35 AM
Room 8028 Rocks! Take care of it I'm sure we'll be back in it soon! It is an absolutely perfect location IMHO!

LMCmom25kids
01-07-2010, 12:32 PM
This is our 1st Disney Cruise, we are a family of 7. (myself, dh, 5 kids) Booked with Disney Crusie Line directly about 1 1/2 months ago. All we could get that would accomodate all of us was 2 (cat 5) rooms, dlx ocean view with verandah. As nice as the verandah sounds, it's something that we just really could do without. They told us there was nothing in any cat under a 5. I am sooo very confused as I happened upon something, someplace else (can't remember where) that showed the deck plans and it appears that other state rooms were available that would accomodate all 7 of us. (4 in one room, 3 in the other.) I realize a upgrade is never to be expected, or ever guaranteed. Just wondering if anyone out there has ever been upgrade from a cat 5 to a higher catagory? Thanks for your time.