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Old 08-31-2012, 01:12 PM   #451
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Thanks for the heads up gunka. Ahhhh the days are going to creep by soooo sloooowwly!
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:47 PM   #452
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT on 9/13 Dream
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 13
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? Cat 5C 7656
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? I'm happy, first time with veranda
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? NA
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 25 days
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:56 AM   #453
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:28 AM   #454
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Thumbs up We travelled on DCL Dream Jan 2012 on VGT

Hi Everyone! I'm new here...but definitely not a NEW Disney Fan.

We recently travelled on DCL Dream January 8-12, 2012. We had decided last minute as we travel to Florida every year and this time were staying a bit longer than usual. I decided to see if there was any Disney cruises departing during the time we were there! Fortunately for us...not only was there a cruise that would work with our schedule but it was on SALE!! For us that was amazing since I would have to book 2 rooms since we have 2 adults & 4 children (8 yrs and under!!)

So...to answer all your questions:

#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship?
VGT
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room?
I think it was approximately 2 wks prior
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get?
Category was 05B Deluxe Oceanview Room with Verandah Room #s 8652 & 8654
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location?We were extremely happy with our room assignment
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together?Luckily, we got adjoining rooms!!!
#6. How many days before departure date did you book?I think I booked approximately 3wks prior to departure as it was a last minute idea

I am so happy that we booked this cruise as I've been wanting to go on a Disney Cruise for a very long time (12 years ago!!)

I hope I can find another VGT Sale or any sale so we can afford to go again!!
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:54 AM   #455
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT, Wonder 9/16 Pacific Coast
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 13
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? 06A (Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah), Room 6148, solid white wall verandah (not plexiglass), aft
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Very happy - other cabins above and below so noise level should be minimal. Thrilled with having a balcony at all, but would have loved a plexiglass one.
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 61
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:56 AM   #456
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I have been following this post and find it very interesting.
I have gone on quite a few Disney cruises but have always booked when they first opened up.
I have my first Cruise out of Galveston On May 26th of next year and since we are driving to port it may be a good time to try to get a IGT,OGTmor VGT.
My questions are; Do most cruisings offer these, except I am sure very popular Holiday weeks? Is the price really that much less ? and When they post these guarantees do you book them right away or do they even get lower if you wait till closer to the Cruise date, or does the guar rate just stay the same. Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:39 AM   #457
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT, Wonder 9/16 Pacific Coast
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 13
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? 05B (Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah), Room 7020
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Very happy - the room location looks great. It is close to the elevators which is really good for us because my mom walks with a cane. But I wish I could find out more about the room - still looking for reviews. So far I saw one that said it was quiet. We've never had a verandah before on DCL and I want to know if it is a whitewall or plexiglass.
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 44
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:53 AM   #458
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT, Wonder 9/16 Pacific Coast
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 13
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? 05B (Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah), Room 7020
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Very happy - the room location looks great. It is close to the elevators which is really good for us because my mom walks with a cane. But I wish I could find out more about the room - still looking for reviews. So far I saw one that said it was quiet. We've never had a verandah before on DCL and I want to know if it is a whitewall or plexiglass.
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 44
Plexiglass.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:57 AM   #459
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:02 AM   #460
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship?
---VGT, category 6B on the Dream for September 20th, 2012

#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room?
---17 days

#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get?
---We got category 4E, cabin 5162

#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location?
---I really can't complain too much. It's really close to the aft elevators, and it has an oversized balcony! It's just two of us, so I'm not concerned about the size of the room because apparently this room is a bit smaller than others in that category. I've never been on a cruise, so I don't really know what to expect, but I cannot complain. Wish I was a few decks higher, but I paid for a verandah, and I got a verandah. We were bumped up two categories, so yay! I'm still going to keep checking it every single day just in case they decide to move things around.

#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together?
---just one room this time.

#6. How many days before departure date did you book?
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:36 AM   #461
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I have been following this post and find it very interesting.
I have gone on quite a few Disney cruises but have always booked when they first opened up.
I have my first Cruise out of Galveston On May 26th of next year and since we are driving to port it may be a good time to try to get a IGT,OGTmor VGT.
My questions are; Do most cruisings offer these, except I am sure very popular Holiday weeks? Is the price really that much less ? and When they post these guarantees do you book them right away or do they even get lower if you wait till closer to the Cruise date, or does the guar rate just stay the same. Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.
Hi there! I don't think all cruisings offer these rates but when they do the cabins are much less. When I went in January...comparing prices...I pretty much got 2 rooms for the price of 1...it was a great VGT rate & I'm so happy that I decided to book. I didn't realize it until later how great a deal it actually was! I don't think the VGT rates change...I think they stay the same HTH
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:56 PM   #462
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT - Wonder - 9/16 Pixar cruise
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 13 days
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? 5B (?) - #7600
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Very happy!
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? n/a
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 37 days
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:04 PM   #463
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT, Wonder 9/16 Pacific Coast
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 13
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? 05B (Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah), Room 7020
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Very happy - the room location looks great. It is close to the elevators which is really good for us because my mom walks with a cane. But I wish I could find out more about the room - still looking for reviews. So far I saw one that said it was quiet. We've never had a verandah before on DCL and I want to know if it is a whitewall or plexiglass.
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 44
Your room looks great. Our last cruise we were one floor below and loved the location. It is not a whitewall.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:06 PM   #464
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I have been following this post and find it very interesting.
I have gone on quite a few Disney cruises but have always booked when they first opened up.
I have my first Cruise out of Galveston On May 26th of next year and since we are driving to port it may be a good time to try to get a IGT,OGTmor VGT.
My questions are; Do most cruisings offer these, except I am sure very popular Holiday weeks? Is the price really that much less ? and When they post these guarantees do you book them right away or do they even get lower if you wait till closer to the Cruise date, or does the guar rate just stay the same. Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.
The only cruises that these rates are offerred are ones that have alot of open rooms that DCL needs to fill. THe prices depend on the cruise. I booked my last weeks cruise on day one. They released IGT/OGT/VGT rates after PIF, and my first day rate was still cheaper then that, plus I had an OBC and picked my room. Now, the cruise I am going on next week, we booked an IGT, and I am pretty sure that rate was cheaper then the day one, but I am not 100% sure since I never looked back then. The rates are much cheaper then the current rates.

Once they do a rate for the restricted gty's it stays that rate. And you never know when they will stop offerring it too.
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? OGT, Disney Fantasy, September 15th
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 11
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? 05A (Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah)
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? I am very happy! We basically saved $1500 by booking OGT.
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 30-40
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