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Old 12-28-2012, 06:19 PM   #631
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silver queen, your room is a 4e
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:01 PM   #632
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Thanks, gummyfisho! I just found out the same thing on the cruise blog. It's also a family stateroom with verandah so it looks like we got a bit of pixie dust!
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:04 PM   #633
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Thanks, gummyfisho! I just found out the same thing on the cruise blog. It's also a family stateroom with verandah so it looks like we got a bit of pixie dust!
I don't want to rain on your pixie dust ('cause it really is a great assignment!), but it's not actually a family stateroom. The website says it is, but it isn't. The verandah is oversized, though, and a great place to relax and enjoy the view! Just wanted you to know so you weren't disappointed when you arrived . Happy cruising!
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:37 PM   #634
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I don't want to rain on your pixie dust ('cause it really is a great assignment!), but it's not actually a family stateroom. The website says it is, but it isn't. The verandah is oversized, though, and a great place to relax and enjoy the view! Just wanted you to know so you weren't disappointed when you arrived . Happy cruising!
Can you elaborate? I thought all cat 4s were considered family stateroom. Maybe I should ask what makes it "family" stateroom? That it sleeps more than 4?
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:25 PM   #635
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Can you elaborate? I thought all cat 4s were considered family stateroom. Maybe I should ask what makes it "family" stateroom? That it sleeps more than 4?
I've posted about this before because it's my one DCL pet peeve . We ended up in cat 4E (5150) as a result of a pixie dust upgrade, so I wouldn't have dreamt of complaining on the ship. But it still bothers me for the people who pay for the category thinking it's a family stateroom. Cat 4E rooms are listed on the website as family staterooms, but they are actually not. They are the same size as 5s, but were recategorized as 4s (probably because of the verandah being oversized). I emailed DCL about it being incorrectly described on the site and received a standard response that yes, cat 4Es only sleep 3 or 4, depending on the room, and are NOT family staterooms. No acknowledgment of the fact that the room is falsely described as a family stateroom that sleeps 4 or 5.

Bottom line, DCL knows about this and it's been discussed on the board, but it hasn't been fixed. Buyer beware
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:34 PM   #636
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Well, since it's only the two of us we should have plenty of room. Yes, according to the website it's called a family stateroom and the square footage is about 50 ft. more, but maybe that's the larger verandah. In any case, we'll enjoy the larger verandah and will be wary if we ever intentionally try to book a family stateroom. As another poster mentioned on the thread I started concerning this room, with a VGT we could have gotten a category 6.

Thanks for your input everyone!
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:39 AM   #637
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? IGT
#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? 11A 9103
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? I'm fine with it.
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 80
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:22 PM   #638
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT, Disney Magic, January 18, 2013
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 14 days
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? 5B...6066, midship, port side
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Pretty happy, knew we could end up with a partially enclosed verandah, but we got a regular one. It's pretty centrally located overall, so I think we will enjoy it.
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
#6. How many days before departure date did you book?66 days
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT, Disney Magic, January 18, 2013
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 14 days
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? 5B...6066, midship, port side
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Pretty happy, knew we could end up with a partially enclosed verandah, but we got a regular one. It's pretty centrally located overall, so I think we will enjoy it.
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
#6. How many days before departure date did you book?66 days
just had to say you booked 66 days out and got 6066, pretty wild about the sixes....
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Still waiting on OGT for January 24 Dream. Anyone else heard any news?
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just had to say you booked 66 days out and got 6066, pretty wild about the sixes....
I know! That's exactly what I was thinking! I have to admit, I got a little nervous seeing the three sixes in our room number....thank goodness for that 0 to separate them!
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:18 AM   #642
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Hi all:

We're waiting on an IGT with Magic sailing Feb 15, I'll post what we get! We also got an inside cabin 11c on the 6th level, so I'm hopeful that they'll have pity on our family of 5 and keep us near each other. Anyone else in this situation?
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:00 AM   #643
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We book one VGTon the Fantasy (2A/2C) about 50 days out? We got our room assignment 12 days before we leave - a 4A- room 9610.
We are very excited about our room and definitely feel like we got a great deal!

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Old 01-14-2013, 10:18 AM   #644
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT -Fantasy
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 12
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? 4B, 8118
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? absolutely thrilled
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? n/a
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 53

I doubt we'll ever make a regular booking again as long as DCL is doing the *GT fares. We always travel fairly last minute and very flexible and the *GT rates and rooms I've been seeing over the last year are fantastic. We cancelled a regular booking to switch to this VGT. Even giving up the rebooking discounts and OBC we still saved money plus we jumped from a cat 9 to a cat 4.
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I think it would be interesting to see what kind of rooms are being assigned when booking a IGT, OGT or VGT room. I'm interested to see what categories are assigned, if the assigned rooms are in desirable locations, etc. I didn't see a thread that followed these over time, so if you booked one of these rooms could you please post your assignments when you get them (or post now if you recently got your assignment)? Please include:

#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship?OGT
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room?10
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get?9c
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? not happy, won't book OGT again.
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together?n/a
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 65

I think tracking this info over time will give us a better idea of what we might anticipate when booking one of these bargain rooms...
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