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Old 10-13-2011, 07:42 AM   #31
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what about people that booked there cruises with there DVC points? I'm assuming if there is a difference, they will get there points back?
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:59 AM   #32
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That's a very good question! Please keep us updated on what they end up doing for you. In the past, there were many who booked 9A GTY and got upgraded to verandahs where possible, which seemed to be an early indicator that DCL had concerns or complaints about those rooms.
Is there an official posting of this info? I think I am going to send up to TA who we booked through.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:15 AM   #33
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Is there an official posting of this info? I think I am going to send up to TA who we booked through.
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From what I gather, the information is "officially" posted on the DCL travel agent site. Other TAs have now posted the same information which gave me comfort that it was official!
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:25 AM   #34
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From what I gather, the information is "officially" posted on the DCL travel agent site. Other TAs have now posted the same information which gave me comfort that it was official!
Yes. I am a TA and we recieved an email yesterday. I haven't checked the site out yet as I've been busy, but I am sure it's there as well. We weren't given any actual room numbers, but maybe thats on the site?
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:59 AM   #35
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So my question is.... we booked a ctg 5E on the Fantasty to get the extended veranda. Normally ctg 4 rooms (Deluxe Family OV w/V) sleep 5 by use of a murphy bed and have a little more sqr ftg. Also they have the round tub. Will the Fantasy rooms be redesigned to include that? or will it just be a regular ctg 5 room - but it is called a 4 since it has the extended veranda?
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So my question is.... we booked a ctg 5E on the Fantasty to get the extended veranda. Normally ctg 4 rooms (Deluxe Family OV w/V) sleep 5 by use of a murphy bed and have a little more sqr ftg. Also they have the round tub. Will the Fantasy rooms be redesigned to include that? or will it just be a regular ctg 5 room - but it is called a 4 since it has the extended veranda?
My assumption, based on no official knowledge, is that they aren't changing the inside of the rooms as a result of this recategorization, at least not the square footage. Already on the Dream there are Cat 8 and 4 rooms that don't sleep 5 (or even 4 in the case of some Cat 8A rooms), and not all of them have the round tubs (or even split baths again in the case of some 8A rooms.) I don't think DCL will be increasing the interior size of these reclassed rooms to accommodate a 5th bed, though it is possible that they could consider changing the shower/tub configuration. Just don't know that they'd do that.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:57 AM   #37
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I have 10160 on the Dream next month and 9172 (used to be 6A and now 5E) on the Fantasy next year and can't wait to sit on those big verandahs.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:11 AM   #38
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I just booked my category 5E which will be changed to a 4E. Looks like I got in just under the wire!
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:12 AM   #39
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How could a 5 become a 4...?

Thought the 5s did not have the bigger bathrooms (Big tub) for families??
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Thought the 5s did not have the bigger bathrooms (Big tub) for families??
Because DCL ran out of letters and numbers! As noted in my reply above, currently there are some family (cat 4 & 8) rooms that do not have the round tub, split bath, 4th or 5th bed, or other things you would assume would be in that category of room.

They obviously wanted to find a way to reflect that these rooms have larger, more desirable verandahs than other rooms. They couldn't call them 5A rooms without reclassing all Cat 5 rooms, and hadn't left themselves any wiggle room between Cat 4 & 5 for something else, so they took the easier way out.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:30 AM   #41
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Thought the 5s did not have the bigger bathrooms (Big tub) for families??
I wonder the same. The Category 4 cabins have a larger interior space. These newly categorized 5E/4E will have a larger verandah but a smaller interior. Usually, the rate difference between a 4 and 5 is quite substantial as well. I think DCL may run into some problems trying to pass these cabins off as Category 4. For our family at least if we book a Cat. 4 it's for the extra interior space, I can't see myself paying more for a smaller cabin just because it has a larger balcony.
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what about people that booked there cruises with there DVC points? I'm assuming if there is a difference, they will get there points back?
This is what I want to know. I'm sailing in a now downgraded stateroom, on October 23.
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:53 PM   #43
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I was just told by DVC Member Services that there is "no change to the category of my stateroom on the October 23 sailing" (I'm in 8504 which is being downgraded from a 9a to a 9d) and "I will be notified if there is a change". Sounds like typical Disney tight lippedness. I'm going to be pretty upset if this goes into effect and members booked on points aren't compensated somehow.
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I'm in Category 9A, #7504, I guess to be 9D. What does it mean? Better / Worst / Should I care?
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:41 PM   #45
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I was just told by DVC Member Services that there is "no change to the category of my stateroom on the October 23 sailing" (I'm in 8504 which is being downgraded from a 9a to a 9d) and "I will be notified if there is a change". Sounds like typical Disney tight lippedness. I'm going to be pretty upset if this goes into effect and members booked on points aren't compensated somehow.
Remember these changes are in put into action till Oct 18, so if you were to get a point refund (and I don't know enough how points work to know if you will) they won't even do it till then and DVC may not even be aware of the change yet.
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