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clten
02-26-2010, 04:08 PM
Just got the call from DCL. Got pixie dusted for the EBTA from cat 9 to a cat 5! (Only other time we had been upgraded was also on the TA; seems to be our lucky cruise!!)

Dizzyworld
02-26-2010, 05:58 PM
Congrats! Lucky. Enjoy.

dylan'smom
02-26-2010, 06:31 PM
Oh wow! that's great!! Congrats!!!!

I wonder if they are adding some cat. 12s like they did in the past.

mrosen
02-26-2010, 06:38 PM
Just got the call from DCL. Got pixie dusted for the EBTA from cat 9 to a cat 5! (Only other time we had been upgraded was also on the TA; seems to be our lucky cruise!!)

Congrats.

http://www.defensetech.org/images/tinker%20bell.bmp That is quite an upgrade! that was sprinkled your way.

shaylahc1
02-26-2010, 07:22 PM
Awesome!:banana:

tinkattitude!
02-26-2010, 07:34 PM
Just got the call from DCL. Got pixie dusted for the EBTA from cat 9 to a cat 5! (Only other time we had been upgraded was also on the TA; seems to be our lucky cruise!!)

Congrats! We're on that cruise too, and got upgraded from a 10 to a 5

MouseMomx2
02-26-2010, 08:27 PM
Congrats! We're on that cruise too, and got upgraded from a 10 to a 5

Us too! We went from an 11 to a 6! Six weeks to go!

ibouncetoo
02-26-2010, 08:35 PM
Us too! We went from an 11 to a 6! Six weeks to go!

Good to see they are still moving people around. They've been 'placing' us for about a week now.

We're hoping when the dust settles that we can move from our far forward cat 11 to a more mid-ship location as my cruisemate has major motion issues! :sick: If not, guess we'll just have to keep her drugged up! :lmao:

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mr.b
02-26-2010, 10:18 PM
We also received word of an upgrade today. We managed to go from a category 11, to a category 6 verandah. Woo-Hoo...this now makes it a total of 6 times that we have been upgraded out of 10 DCL cruises. Now all we have to do is get an upgrade for our January 2011 Panama Canal Cruise. Congratulations on your upgrade. We also are greatly looking forward to our eastbound transatlantic. Perhaps we'll run into each other. Have a great cruise.:thumbsup2

carmie3377
02-26-2010, 10:52 PM
Now all we have to do is get an upgrade for our January 2011 Panama Canal Cruise.

That's what I'm hoping for! However, I worry that the PC cruise will be full/close to full. We're in an 11B GTY and I told DH that if we did get upgraded, the highest we'd most likely get is OV. But I see inside to balcony here so I guess there is a chance, albeit a small one :goodvibes

clten
02-26-2010, 11:46 PM
Thanks for the congrats and congrats to the others who have gotten upgrades. Wanted to let everyone on the cruise know that they are still moving people around. The woman who called said they were trying to get them done within the next week so almost everyone will have their upgraded cabin number on their documents. So here's hoping we're going to hear of even more people getting pixie dusted on this cruise!

ibouncetoo
02-27-2010, 08:13 AM
That's what I'm hoping for! However, I worry that the PC cruise will be full/close to full. We're in an 11B GTY and I told DH that if we did get upgraded, the highest we'd most likely get is OV. But I see inside to balcony here so I guess there is a chance, albeit a small one :goodvibes

I'd say very small. The Panama cruise will be sailing with a much fuller ship than the transatlantic crossings.

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Happy Goofy
02-27-2010, 09:39 AM
We are on the TA and Med in April and booked when it first came out. We paid top dollar for our room -Cat 9 deck2 and whenDCL offered the $699 and $799 rates we tried to switch and were told we would pay a $1900 penalty plus lose the 10% discount!!!!!!!!. Now they upgraded the cat 11 to 9 and below for free. We did not receive anykind of compensation. I know they do not have to do it but there are a lot of us that got stuck this way. I always loved Disney but this has me thinking twice before I book again,

dwonderz
02-27-2010, 09:42 AM
Congratulations! Thats so awesome :cool1::cool1:

mr.b
02-27-2010, 09:58 AM
That's what I'm hoping for! However, I worry that the PC cruise will be full/close to full. We're in an 11B GTY and I told DH that if we did get upgraded, the highest we'd most likely get is OV. But I see inside to balcony here so I guess there is a chance, albeit a small one :goodvibes


Dear Carmie3377,

you may possibly get upgraded. I just checked the DCL site and there are lots of empty rooms available. (categories: 4,5,6,7,9,10,11 plus the subcategories A,B,C). Just keep checking with the DCL, Mousesavers.com, VacationsToGo, and of course the disboards & Dreams Unlimited. Like I said, we have been upgraded on 6 out of 10 cruises so far. We kind of have a system, and so far we've been lucky. Good Luck!:thumbsup2

carmie3377
02-27-2010, 01:10 PM
Good Luck!:thumbsup2

Thanks, and good luck to you too!!

arlenesp
02-27-2010, 03:10 PM
I've been getting emails from my TAs regarding the $ for the EB. This is what I got the first week of Feb.

Rates Start at $50 per person, per day based on double occupancy for a Category 12 on the 14-Night Transatlantic Cruise, April 10, 2010 ($699 per person taxes additional). That is a total of $1498 in total for a party of two including all port charges and government fees.

This is making it very tempting.So that is the reason for all the upgrades. They did this on the First TA and many of my friends booked the cruise and all got upgrades. Hope everyone does as well. It is a great trip. Loved the trip reports and if it wasn't for the airfare I would have done it myself. I really need some "Magic" now. Haven't been since the EBPC on 2008.

bgula
02-27-2010, 07:58 PM
Thanks for the congrats and congrats to the others who have gotten upgrades. Wanted to let everyone on the cruise know that they are still moving people around. The woman who called said they were trying to get them done within the next week so almost everyone will have their upgraded cabin number on their documents. So here's hoping we're going to hear of even more people getting pixie dusted on this cruise!

Anyone in a Cat 12 get a call yet? We downgraded from 11 to 12 to save money for a port upgrade if need be, but I've got my fingers crossed for a free upgrade. If they were to offer one, do you think they'd upgrade to a 7 or 8?

MouseMomx2
02-27-2010, 08:09 PM
Anyone in a Cat 12 get a call yet? We downgraded from 11 to 12 to save money for a port upgrade if need be, but I've got my fingers crossed for a free upgrade. If they were to offer one, do you think they'd upgrade to a 7 or 8?

We were upgraded from an 11GTY to a 6 but we never got a call. I found out about the upgrade when I checked my reservation on the DCL website. You just have to create a user account, but it's an easy process and you could check right now!

bgula
02-27-2010, 09:02 PM
We were upgraded from an 11GTY to a 6 but we never got a call. I found out about the upgrade when I checked my reservation on the DCL website. You just have to create a user account, but it's an easy process and you could check right now!

I went thru DU. Everytime I check DCL's website, it doesn't list anything about my reservation. Checked DU's website again, but I'm still listed there as Cat. 12.

clten
02-27-2010, 09:08 PM
If you book in a GTY, they don't usually call. Like the PP said, you usually just have to check online to see what you've been assigned or wait until you get your cruise docs. It is when you are in a confirmed cabin and they are upgrading you that they give the call (it is possible that people would refuse an upgrade). I would also imagine they are working the categories down to cat 12 (that way they know which cabins above that categories are open)

Happy Goofy -- don't know if they will still do this but the first time they went to Europe, we were booked on the TA and they released much lower rates after final payment. We were able to move our original reservation with a smaller penalty (a couple hundred dollars) to a future booking date (there were other penalties if we changed this future booking date, but don't remember what they were since we didn't make any changes). Then we made a brand new reservation for the TA at the lower rate.

shaylahc1
02-27-2010, 09:42 PM
Anyone in a Cat 12 get a call yet? We downgraded from 11 to 12 to save money for a port upgrade if need be, but I've got my fingers crossed for a free upgrade. If they were to offer one, do you think they'd upgrade to a 7 or 8?

We got upgraded from a 12 to a 9. No one called, I just logged in and checked my reservation online and based on the room number assigned I figured out I had been upgraded:thumbsup2 I bet you'll be upgraded too it sounds like the ship isn't full at all.:hippie:

bgula
02-27-2010, 11:59 PM
We got upgraded from a 12 to a 9. No one called, I just logged in and checked my reservation online and based on the room number assigned I figured out I had been upgraded:thumbsup2 I bet you'll be upgraded too it sounds like the ship isn't full at all.:hippie:

Did you go thru DCL or a TA? Maybe I'll try to call DCL and see if they can tell me if I've been upgraded.

JTN2005
02-28-2010, 12:02 AM
no call but res. seemed to indicate an upgrade

bgula
02-28-2010, 10:32 PM
Called DCL today and both of our ressies were upgraded from Cat 12 to Cat 9! Yeah! I'm kicking myself now for downgrading from Cat 11 to save money for an upgrade at the port - could've maybe got a Cat 7 which is what the wife wants. Checked online and the difference between Cat 12 and 7 is more than $3000, so I don't think even with a major discount at the port that we'd be able to do that, but I'll ask anyway.

kcashner
02-28-2010, 10:40 PM
Put me on the list of people kicking themselves for downgrading from an 11 gty to a 12 gty and still being in an inside cabin. Of course, I could have kept the 11 and still be in an 11...or I could be in a 6. OH well.....I'm going on a great cruise.

lmb
03-01-2010, 08:38 AM
We also downgraded from 11gty to 12 gty but fortunately got a 9. 6 would have been nice but this cruise is so unusual in the types of upgrades that have been given out. Who would have guessed 10s and 11s to 5s and 6s.

ibouncetoo
03-01-2010, 08:53 AM
We also downgraded from 11gty to 12 gty but fortunately got a 9. 6 would have been nice but this cruise is so unusual in the types of upgrades that have been given out. Who would have guessed 10s and 11s to 5s and 6s.

Yes, I don't think anybody expected being bumped up two levels! I wonder if they are done placing the EBTA GTY folks now? We want to try and move mid-ship from far forward, maybe I'll try making that call today.

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kevbar
03-03-2010, 01:28 PM
HELP!!! You guys are so clued up on all of this planning and upgrades. Where is all this information? I can't find any link or info on my room or if I'm upgraded.

clten
03-03-2010, 06:05 PM
HELP!!! You guys are so clued up on all of this planning and upgrades. Where is all this information? I can't find any link or info on my room or if I'm upgraded.

It is on your reservation. If you go on the Disney cruise website, you have to log in (if you don't have one, I suggest you make sure the name you use is the same name you booked your cruise under so your Castaway Club number can be added.) There is a spot for "Already Booked" so you can pull up your reservation by the reservation number. (If you already have an id w/Castaway club number you can go in the Castaway Club section and look at your cruise list and link from there.)

Either way, once you have your reservation pulled up, under reservation it lists Stateroom. This will list the category you booked (this won't change whether they give you an upgrade or not) and your assigned stateroom number. You may need to look at a deck plan to know what category the stateroom is.

kevbar
03-04-2010, 05:05 AM
God how easy was that it wasnt there last night:rolleyes1!

12 to 9. Which in my eyes is amazing value as online right now it would cost another $1970 (1308 out of my pocket) to book this room.

Cheers.

clten
03-04-2010, 09:47 AM
12 to 9. Which in my eyes is amazing value as online right now it would cost another $1970 (1308 out of my pocket) to book this room.

Cheers.

Congrats on your upgrade. Enjoy the oceanview!!