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Old 01-15-2013, 02:13 PM   #661
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT, 1/28/2013 Wonder
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 13
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? 6598 (5B, I think)
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Very happy!!! I never thought I'd be able to take a Disney cruise at this price!!!!
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 45-ish days
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:03 PM   #662
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Patiently waiting for our IGT cabin assignment for our 2/9 Magic cruise
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:21 PM   #663
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13 Days Out!!

#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT - Wonder 1/28
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 13
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? 5B - Room 7020.
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? - Very Happy!
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? 2 attached ressies - Room 7020 and 7018
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 90
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:24 PM   #664
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We're OGT on this same cruise. I check every day to see if we've been assigned a cabin yet, even though I know it will likely still be at least 2 weeks before we know.

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There seem to be loads of inside cabins left on this cruise, so I'm hopeful that our family's 2 cabins will be on the same level. It's like waiting to open a surprise gift! (Hopefully it's a nice surprise!)

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There are 7 Outside cabins left. All on Deck 2, just outside the Edge. This is not a problem for us as DD11 will likely be going to the Edge now. There are many veranda cabins left, on all decks. I didn't check the inside cabins, but I'll keep my fingers crossed that yours end up together.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:38 AM   #665
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Finally got our cabin assignment and now so sick that I'm not sure we'll be able to go...

#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? IGT, 1/27/2013 Dream
#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? 8061 (11A, I think)
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Pretty happy. Midship. It's what I paid for...
#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-ish days
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:04 AM   #666
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Finally got our cabin assignment and now so sick that I'm not sure we'll be able to go...
Same problem here. We leave a week from today and I'm completely flattened. If I'm lucky this is a really bad sinus infection and some Zithromax will fix me up. If I'm not lucky and it's influenza I guess we'll find out how good our trip insurance is.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:22 AM   #667
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Same problem here. We leave a week from today and I'm completely flattened. If I'm lucky this is a really bad sinus infection and some Zithromax will fix me up. If I'm not lucky and it's influenza I guess we'll find out how good our trip insurance is.
Exactly. We leave next Saturday and I've been down for almost three weeks. Been through Zpack already and no better. Seeing ENT today. Otherwise, like you, we'll be testing our trip insurance.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:57 PM   #668
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What's the difference between GTY and VGT? We are booked for a 5B category which is Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah...so how does that differ from VGT? Our reservation says GTY.
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What's the difference between GTY and VGT? We are booked for a 5B category which is Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah...so how does that differ from VGT? Our reservation says GTY.
GTY in a category means that you will get a room in that category or better, but you don't have a specific room assigned yet. You have all the regular flexibility and rate rules.

VGT means that you will get a room in any verandah category and you give up pretty much all flexibility in terms of changes or refunds and had to pay in full up front.

GTY is pretty much a normal fare at a normal price. VGT/OGT/IGT are highly restricted special deals that are very cheap and very last minute.

Does that help?
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:19 PM   #670
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GTY in a category means that you will get a room in that category or better, but you don't have a specific room assigned yet. You have all the regular flexibility and rate rules.

VGT means that you will get a room in any verandah category and you give up pretty much all flexibility in terms of changes or refunds and had to pay in full up front.

GTY is pretty much a normal fare at a normal price. VGT/OGT/IGT are highly restricted special deals that are very cheap and very last minute.

Does that help?
Yes, that helps alot. So you can't get a VGT early on? We paid in full when we booked, but were still a GTY. Why not a VGT? A verandah is a verandah right? There's really no difference in them.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:35 PM   #671
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Yes, that helps alot. So you can't get a VGT early on? We paid in full when we booked, but were still a GTY. Why not a VGT? A verandah is a verandah right? There's really no difference in them.
VGT rates are not offered on every cruise. And they are usually only offered after the 75 day mark, the day the cruise needs to be paid in full. You take a risk waiting for these rates, as they may not offered on the cruise you want. But if you can get one, its a great deal! I actually had to cancel my original reservation on upcoming cruise, but then in Dec the *GT rates came out, and I was able to book at almost half price of my original reservation. We were eyeing the March spring break cruise, but as of yet there are no *Gt rates offered on that cruise, so I'm glad we picked the cruise we did.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:51 PM   #672
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? IGT, 2/9/13 Magic
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 16
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? 6635 11B
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Happy. Great location, deck 6, aft. Looks to be a quiet location. Would have liked a split bath but for the price, I'm elated! Half of what an 11B is going for and I'm 3 doors down from my in laws who booked a 5C.
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? 3 cabins down
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 41 days
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:45 AM   #673
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VGT rates are not offered on every cruise. And they are usually only offered after the 75 day mark, the day the cruise needs to be paid in full. You take a risk waiting for these rates, as they may not offered on the cruise you want. But if you can get one, its a great deal! I actually had to cancel my original reservation on upcoming cruise, but then in Dec the *GT rates came out, and I was able to book at almost half price of my original reservation. We were eyeing the March spring break cruise, but as of yet there are no *Gt rates offered on that cruise, so I'm glad we picked the cruise we did.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I get it now!!! So basically if you REALLY want to go, you better book in advance, otherwise take your chances on a VGT and wait to book and HOPE they offer those rates on the day you need to pay in full. How clever of them and how unfair to those that book in advance! I paid nearly $6000 for this cruise and if I waited I could have maybe got it for under $3000? I understand you are taking a chance, but man oh man!
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:52 PM   #674
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT, 2/7/13 Dream
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 14
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? 4E 5660
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Happy! Excited for the extended verandah and proximity to the Nursery for our 1 year old.
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? Just 1
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 45 days
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:33 PM   #675
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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I get it now!!! So basically if you REALLY want to go, you better book in advance, otherwise take your chances on a VGT and wait to book and HOPE they offer those rates on the day you need to pay in full. How clever of them and how unfair to those that book in advance! I paid nearly $6000 for this cruise and if I waited I could have maybe got it for under $3000? I understand you are taking a chance, but man oh man!
I'm about to go on my 3rd cruise, and I don't believe I will ever pay full price for a cruise. I'm flexible, I don't care which cabin I'm in, and I don't think I could ever book a cruise a YEAR away! I'm just too impatient to go.

So I wait for the VGT or FL rates or some other deal and adjust to the deal. Leave a day earlier or out of Miami and not PC. However, if you need a certain cruise, NYE or Christmas, 4th of July in Alaska, spring break, you're probably going to have to pay the full rate. I know there won't be FL rates for spring break and I'm okay with that.

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