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Old 10-02-2012, 12:48 PM   #391
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No, not a cheaper price, but there is a chance (and often a good chance) of getting a better cabin type than what the GTY booking was. So say you book an inside stateroom that is GTY. You keep an eye on your sailing and notice that no insides seem to open up, but there are many ocean views available. Therefore, there is a good chance that when the room assigners start assigning for this specific cruise, those that booked the inside GTY will get pixie dusted to an ocean view cabin, thus getting a better stateroom for no more money.

Hope that explains it for you!
Wow!! Now I see....Sounds like a good deal if you are not real picky. How far in advance can you do this?
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:57 PM   #392
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Wow!! Now I see....Sounds like a good deal if you are not real picky. How far in advance can you do this?
For the regular guarantee status, you can do it whenever it is offered. When selecting your cabin category, be sure to select your own room. When trying to do that, if no rooms are available, they will tell you that category is on guaranteed status and you can opt to select the guarantee status or switch categories and select a specific stateroom (for either more or less money depending on if you move down or up the category chain). Whenever we've selected a regular guarantee status, we've almost always been given a better category of stateroom. Now that said, it may not be a jump from inside to ocean view or verandah or ocean view to verandah, but it could be a better deck within the same type of categories (insides, ocean views or verandahs).

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Old 10-02-2012, 03:20 PM   #393
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Turkey cruise Assignement

Finally - 50 days out we received our assignment. We had GTY of 9D and that is what we got, however ours is the corner accessible room so it should be larger!

Wonder what happens if someone needs an accessible room last minute? Guess they just might change us?
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:44 PM   #394
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Finally - 50 days out we received our assignment. We had GTY of 9D and that is what we got, however ours is the corner accessible room so it should be larger!

Wonder what happens if someone needs an accessible room last minute? Guess they just might change us?
i had 9d gty and got a 9d corner room as well, they look great lots of floor space!
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:59 PM   #395
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So is this "guaranty" the best way to go if you are kind of booking "late" and a bit stunned by the price?

I see a few people mentioning booking 9D rooms, is that a good choice for some reason? I am totally and completely new to cruising so I have NO IDEA what kind of room to look for, or anything at all!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:41 PM   #396
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Got our room 51 days out. Booked a 9A gty and got an 8D
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:07 PM   #397
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So is this "guaranty" the best way to go if you are kind of booking "late" and a bit stunned by the price?

I see a few people mentioning booking 9D rooms, is that a good choice for some reason? I am totally and completely new to cruising so I have NO IDEA what kind of room to look for, or anything at all!!
9d rooms are usually the lowest priced cat when they are all available. From playing around with different sailings and room cats it seems like they are almost always gty as well. There are 11 cat 9d rooms and 6 of them are corner rooms which are listed as the same square footage as all other rooms, but by reports they have about twice the square footage in floor space. They do have a slant to the ceiling and the window is not large and no privacy curtain and a different layout than most rooms. But they are still great, all are in the very front of the ship on decks 6, 7, and 8. Check out deck plans below. Just remember when booking a gty room that you might get the cat you booked, not always upgraded

http://ww .cru isech eap.com/ships/d...eck-plans.html
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:17 AM   #398
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Ok...so why do people do this? Do you get a cheaper price?
For me, it was a price I was willing to pay for a category that sounded good. And I'm not picky.

But I have been having some HYSTERICAL dreams about the fact that I don't have a room assignment. And there's over 100 days until my cruise. Yeah.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:21 PM   #399
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So is this "guaranty" the best way to go if you are kind of booking "late" and a bit stunned by the price?

I see a few people mentioning booking 9D rooms, is that a good choice for some reason? I am totally and completely new to cruising so I have NO IDEA what kind of room to look for, or anything at all!!
We booked GTY because that was all that was available to us as DVC members when we booked. I was planning on getting an inside room originally, but this worked out in our favor cause we have a port hole. Our room is a handicap room so I know we will have lots of space.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:31 PM   #400
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We booked a GTY 11A room and ended up with a handicap accessible room in that same category. We do not have anyone in our party that needed the accessibility, but I guess that was what the ship had left for our October 21st sailing! I can't wait to see the Dream again.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:57 PM   #401
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We booked 2 4D GTYs on the FLR rate for the Oct. 28 Dream cruise. We booked on the 30th and received our assignment today, 25 days out. We received 2 adjoining 4Bs! Awesome! Best cruise vacation decision I've ever made, waiting until the last minute!
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:07 AM   #402
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We booked ou cuise months ago and picked our...

room number. I looked at my cruise today at disneycruise and it now has a ? above the room number and says this room is subject to change.

Why is that? We picked a 5C category, while I'd take an upgrade, I thought that if you picked your room number, it didn't ever change. Is that wrong?

We are 30 days out, woohoo!!!
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:07 AM   #403
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We got our gty room for our nov 10th fantasy cruise but we upgraded 2 weeks ago to a higher cat and are once again waiting for a room...we are now 32 days out and getting nervous with no room yet!!!
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:03 PM   #404
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I got my GTY room assignment today And I am very pleased. I booked a 6A GTY through Dreams in January for my honeymoon cruise December 1st. My assignment...5156. That's a 4E with an extended verandah!!!! Quite a nice upgrade. Feeling the pixie dust!!! I am right around 50 days out, and this cruise does not seem to be all that booked up. They released a Verandah gty special just under 75 days for under $2000 and there are still Palo and Remy reservations available 25 days after the booking window opened. I am quite excited about my upgrade.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:19 AM   #405
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I still have 38 days to go...and I'm still waiting.

Everyday, when I look (okay stalk) online I see, "Room # GTY, Category IGT, Inside Stateroom with Restrictions"

But I'm sure, any day now, there will be a room number!
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