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Old 01-10-2013, 08:08 AM   #1
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Satisfied with VGT?

I have been reading old posts and the current thread regarding *GT assignments. Can those that have sailed under a VGT provide input on how they feel about their VGT assignments? Also, has anyone found any rhyme or reason as to who gets what assignments? Is it totally random (other than 4 people can't be in a 3 pesron room)? I wonder if prior sailings, DVC, booking time, etc. may have an impact.

I realize some of this is speculation and that in reality booking a *GT is a gamble, but I am really curious as to individual, actual experiences.

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I have been reading old posts and the current thread regarding *GT assignments. Can those that have sailed under a VGT provide input on how they feel about their VGT assignments? Also, has anyone found any rhyme or reason as to who gets what assignments? Is it totally random (other than 4 people can't be in a 3 pesron room)? I wonder if prior sailings, DVC, booking time, etc. may have an impact.

I realize some of this is speculation and that in reality booking a *GT is a gamble, but I am really curious as to individual, actual experiences.

Thanks!
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It is totally random....just like upgrades are totally random. Does not matter how many times you have cruised before with DCL or how you paid, or how far out you booked. it is random based on their inventory requirements at any given time.

Not sure if it was the thread you checked out but there was a thread where people posted their satisifaction with what they received. The vast majority of people are happy with their VGT assignments. We received a mid-ship cabin on Deck 8 and were very satisfied.

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Old 01-10-2013, 08:32 AM   #3
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I have been reading the thread where folks post what they were assigned when they find out their assignment. I didn't know if opinions differed after they actually cruised and "lived" in their assignment.

If you are aware of a different thread, would you please post the link for me?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:42 AM   #4
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We just got our VGT assignment and are very happy with it. We got a 5a, deck 7, mid ship. We have never sailed DCL before.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:15 AM   #5
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We booked a VGT on the Dream last Feburary and were assigned a cat 4E, one of the rooms on deck 5 with an extended verandah. Our room was on the port side near the aft, and I was a little nervous because of the proximity to the kids' clubs and because we were over the adult area on deck 5. We had no issues with noise and we loved the oversized verandah. I'm not sure I'd pay more to book a 4E over a cat 5 room, but I would be happy if we were assigned one on a future VGT booking.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:35 AM   #6
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What cruise are you sailing on? We are waiting for our assignment for the January 24th 3 day cruise....the wait is killing us!!

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We just got our VGT assignment and are very happy with it. We got a 5a, deck 7, mid ship. We have never sailed DCL before.
What cruise are you sailing on? We are waiting for our assignment for the January 24th 3 day cruise....the wait is killing us!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:59 AM   #8
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We were very happy with our VGT assignment. But be very aware of the limitations - no refunds, must pay in full, you get what you get (room assignment), and they aren't always offered.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:09 AM   #9
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We have always been absolutely pleased with our VGT bookings. In fact, we had a 3 night booked on the Dream and the day of boarding I checked for the subsequent cruise and they had a VGT! It was a less expensive way to book a back to back!

Aside from the onboard booking discount, I have only leveraged VGT's on my past reservations. A tremendous discount! If you have the flexibility and don't mind the gamble that one will appear, it is a great way to save!
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:39 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the responses. I realize it is a bit of a gamble, but I just wanted a little more information on how people felt about their VGT assignments. It seems that most are pleased overall, which gives me some confidence.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:47 AM   #11
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Never had a problem when we've done the VGT at all!
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:25 PM   #12
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What cruise are you sailing on? We are waiting for our assignment for the January 24th 3 day cruise....the wait is killing us!!
Jan. 19th on the Wonder. We got our assignment 4 days ago.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:39 PM   #13
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Fwiw. Beware on the VGT on dream class, you could get one of these. There is ony two like this, but ... This would be dissapointing. You would think these would be for upper crew. Anyone been asigned these with a dream class VGT?
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Fwiw. Beware on the VGT on dream class, you could get one of these. There is ony two like this, but ... This would be dissapointing. You would think these would be for upper crew. Anyone been asigned these with a dream class VGT?
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...21&postcount=7
Is that what they mean by a Navigator's Verandah on the Dream/Fantasy? Because those are included in the VGT rate on the Magic/Wonder and that verandah in the video has more of a view than those.

For half off, I'll take anything with sea air.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:11 PM   #15
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I have no idea how they give them out.....other's would know better than I would.

BUT, having said that, I am a first time cruiser with DCL and travelling solo on this trip. About 2 weeks prior to my sailing, I was given a 5a on the Magic. Having looked at the rooms and locations and size, I am VERY pleased with what I got. I thought I would get a smaller balcony, a navigators, but nope. Can't wait
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