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Old 01-07-2013, 09:32 PM   #481
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Add me to the list of anxiously awaiting a VGT assignment for the Dream cruise on January 24th
If past trends mean anything, we could be hearing something tomorrow!
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:10 PM   #482
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We just booked 9A GTY for the 3 night on the Dream 5/30/13! Can't wait to find out what room we have but I know it will be a while!
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:23 PM   #483
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I've been waiting. I originally booked my room with a stateroom number. Then I went on the Fantasy last summer and talked to the travel agent on board. He got me the SAME cruise for $900 cheaper if I cancelled the existing reservation and rebooked with him on a GTY for a Magic trip to Greece 7/13/13...so I did. He said we would get our 5B category or better...so hopefully it won't be bad.

I check every so often to see if a room has been assigned, but it hasn't. Today when I checked, our category isn't even available anymore. So what takes them so long to assign a cabin? I'm soooooooooo impatient!
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:49 AM   #484
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Yay! We got our room number!!

Wonder. March 2nd. GTY 4E. Got 4B. 8586. I really wanted to be at the back near the little staircase so am very pleased.

Hope those waiting hear soon :-) I was prepared to have to wait until we got to port, but still hoped we'd hear soon!!
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:28 AM   #485
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I've been waiting. I originally booked my room with a stateroom number. Then I went on the Fantasy last summer and talked to the travel agent on board. He got me the SAME cruise for $900 cheaper if I cancelled the existing reservation and rebooked with him on a GTY for a Magic trip to Greece 7/13/13...so I did. He said we would get our 5B category or better...so hopefully it won't be bad.

I check every so often to see if a room has been assigned, but it hasn't. Today when I checked, our category isn't even available anymore. So what takes them so long to assign a cabin? I'm soooooooooo impatient!
Try to be patient...very patient...they normally assign stateroom to GTY reservations at 45 days prior. We booked our reservation while on board the Dream last February cruising this February Cat 5E...they assigned our stateroom around 45 days prior in Cat 5A
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:53 AM   #486
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Try to be patient...very patient...they normally assign stateroom to GTY reservations at 45 days prior. We booked our reservation while on board the Dream last February cruising this February Cat 5E...they assigned our stateroom around 45 days prior in Cat 5A
VERY PATIENT! We are less than 2 weeks out... and still nothing! I think on our last cruise with DCL we didn't find out 'til the port either.
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We are still waiting for our GTY VGT stateroom on cruise leaving Miami 1/24/13? Anyone on this cruise receive their stateroom yet?
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How do you find GT rates? Just by randomly pricing a cruise? Or is there an easier way to find what cruises are offering GT rates?

I just checked some of the cruises you are talking about here (Jan, Mar 2, May 30) and none have GT rates
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VERY PATIENT! We are less than 2 weeks out... and still nothing! I think on our last cruise with DCL we didn't find out 'til the port either.
I know...one of our DisFriends didn't find out until the week of and then it changed again! We were trying to figure out our plan of attack delivering the FE gifts...lol
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How do you find GT rates? Just by randomly pricing a cruise? Or is there an easier way to find what cruises are offering GT rates?

I just checked some of the cruises you are talking about here (Jan, Mar 2, May 30) and none have GT rates
For ours, March 2nd, the GTY rate was just for the category 4E. As there are not many of these, when they sell out they offer a few GTY rooms They then either fill those from a cancellation, or upgrade either party to accommodate.

IGT/OGT/VGT rates are something different, often offered after paid-in-full date, to fill empty cabins?

I'm not that knowledgeable, but there lots of info. here if you do a search
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:36 PM   #491
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How do you find GT rates? Just by randomly pricing a cruise? Or is there an easier way to find what cruises are offering GT rates?

I just checked some of the cruises you are talking about here (Jan, Mar 2, May 30) and none have GT rates
We have GTY for May 30 sailing on the Dream. We wanted a 9A and their were none available so I took a GTY which means I am guaranteed a 9A or better. I paid for a 9A but I could be upgraded or I could get exactly what I paid for. I will not find out until shortly before my sail date.

GT rates are a different matter entirely. There are IGT/OVT/VGT and are heavily restricted and must be paid in full at the time of booking. I saw on here earlier where GT rates are being offered on the Panamal Canal cruise and if you check the DCL website you will find it. I think the sailing is in May. Hope this helps.
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We have GTY for May 30 sailing on the Dream. We wanted a 9A and their were none available so I took a GTY which means I am guaranteed a 9A or better. I paid for a 9A but I could be upgraded or I could get exactly what I paid for. I will not find out until shortly before my sail date.

GT rates are a different matter entirely. There are IGT/OVT/VGT and are heavily restricted and must be paid in full at the time of booking. I saw on here earlier where GT rates are being offered on the Panamal Canal cruise and if you check the DCL website you will find it. I think the sailing is in May. Hope this helps.
Thanks for the info; it is helpful!
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We are still waiting for our GTY VGT stateroom on cruise leaving Miami 1/24/13? Anyone on this cruise receive their stateroom yet?
No?!I just signed up for a small FE.What was I thinking,I might not have it till port?Oh well.....just so anxious to see our location!
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Sorry if this is a dumb question, but if a catagory is no longer listed on the DCL site for a particular cruise, does that mean that they've overbooked it as much as they want to, therefore not even taking GTY bookings anymore?

Could that be an indication (although I know anything can happen, cancellations etc.) of how far up you could be bumpped? For example, we're booked in a 9A GTY but there is nothing listed on the site b/t 9A and 5D. So would the chances be good that if there are no 9A cancellations and we would get bumpped, it could be up to something with a verandah?
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anything could happen, but I wouldn't expect anything that drastic, They would most likely spread it around and up grade several people a category, everyone loves a little bump and they know that so they do the best they can. Just because they are no longer booking your category doesn't mean you don't have a room either, they don't typically overbook cruises like airplanes.
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