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Old 10-22-2012, 07:43 PM   #16
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Remember that you are booking a room type - not a specific category.

It's a good idea if you book say a low end category. But if you book a say a 4A and the switch to a VGT you could end up with a 5E.
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So the IGT rates I booked 5 days ago just disappeared for our 12/8 Fantasy cruise, but now the VGT rates are up and for an add'l $450 for a party of 4, we could have done a VGT! The current lowest price on an inside room for 4 is now $1000 more than what I paid a few days ago with the IGT.

I'm still happy we did IGT though because I haven't done an inside room on DCL and my kids have told me before they want the virtual porthole, and the only way I could justify doing this cruise (I just got back from a Wonder cruise last month) was because it was rock bottom price.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:50 PM   #18
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So the IGT rates I booked 5 days ago just disappeared for our 12/8 Fantasy cruise, but now the VGT rates are up and for an add'l $450 for a party of 4, we could have done a VGT! The current lowest price on an inside room for 4 is now $1000 more than what I paid a few days ago with the IGT.

I'm still happy we did IGT though because I haven't done an inside room on DCL and my kids have told me before they want the virtual porthole, and the only way I could justify doing this cruise (I just got back from a Wonder cruise last month) was because it was rock bottom price.
Chances are good you'll end up with an upgrade... There are few inside and ocean view rooms. These are the rooms that can still be sold at the last minute...

During the summer, an OGT was less than $100 from an IGT total for four people on a five day cruise. But the jump to VGT was over $800.

We of course booked OGT and ended up on a 5E aft room...
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:53 PM   #19
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We saved $1100 not picking our room with the VGT rate. I will do that any day to save that kind of money That is for 2 adults and one child.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:00 AM   #20
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We paid $7000 for 2A2C in a 5B for the 8/25 Magic cruise out of NY on opening day. Shortly after the 75 day mark VGT came out & the price would have been $5600. I didn't bother to cancel & rebook since the savings would have only been $50 after losing the deposit.

I have a Fantasy cruise booked for next year. I'm definitely going to watch the trend. If I feel there will be VGT I'll cancel before the 75 day mark and rebook the VGT when it comes out.
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What is a 5E aft room? Was that a verandah? I just booked OGT because the jump to Verandah was too extreme, but am hoping that there might be an opportunity for an upgrade.
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Chances are good you'll end up with an upgrade... There are few inside and ocean view rooms. These are the rooms that can still be sold at the last minute...

During the summer, an OGT was less than $100 from an IGT total for four people on a five day cruise. But the jump to VGT was over $800.

We of course booked OGT and ended up on a 5E aft room...
What is a 5E aft room? Was that a verandah? I just booked OGT because the jump to Verandah was too extreme, but am hoping that there might be an opportunity for an upgrade.
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