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Old 02-06-2013, 03:41 PM   #706
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Do they ever offer VGT rates for Alaskan cruises?
Also, do these rates come out only after the PIF date?

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Old 02-07-2013, 10:09 AM   #707
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Maybe things have changed recently, but we booked a VGT for a Feb 2012 cruise on the Dream 90 days out. It was definitely a VGT, not a GTY. We ended up with a cat 4E.
DCL refer to my reservation as "GTY, Category VGT, Guaranteed Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah". What's the difference between a GTY, VGT or a VGT, etc.?

We've always booked concierge, so I'm definitely out of my norm. But, the short, last minute trip was priced too good to pass up!
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:09 PM   #708
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DCL refer to my reservation as "GTY, Category VGT, Guaranteed Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah". What's the difference between a GTY, VGT or a VGT, etc.?

We've always booked concierge, so I'm definitely out of my norm. But, the short, last minute trip was priced too good to pass up!
The lingo gets confusing! Our VGT booking was referred to in communications from DCL as "Category: VGT, Stateroom GTY" as well. On the DIS boards, people drop the GTY part when posting to avoid confusing this type of booking with a true GTY booking. IGT, OGT, and VGT are special rates that tend to be offered less than 75 days out -- but not always. There are restrictions that go along with the low rates with regard to payment and refunds. You could be assigned any room within the type (i.e., inside, outside, or verandah) you book.

GTY is offered when a category is just about full and DCL is unable to assign a specific stateroom. You pay the same for, say, a 5A GTY as you would for a 5A where you have chosen or been assigned a specific room. You are guaranteed a room in the category you book or higher. All other terms and conditions remain the same.
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Where can u find these rates?
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Where can u find these rates?
On the website....
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Where can u find these rates?
The only way to check is to do the quote process at the DCL website to see if the cruise you are interested in is showing any categories as IGT, OGT or VGT.

It will show the categories and in red it will say "RESTRICTIONS APPLY"

Right now on the Feb 24, 2013 4 night on the Dream an inside cabin costs approx $200 more than a verandah cabin because the verandah cabin is on a VGT rate and the inside is not....crazy!!!

I am anxiously waiting my VGT assignment on this cruise.

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A VGT rate for the 3-7-13 Dream sailing became available yesterday. I booked 2 staterooms...will post back when cabins are assigned.
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT, Dream 2/21
#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? 5a, 9014
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Happy
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? n/a
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 33 days
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We booked a VGT mid January and FINALLY have a stateroom #.....5A forward. I was REALLY hoping for a high deck, either mid or forward, so I'm VERY happy!
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We booked a VGT mid January and FINALLY have a stateroom #.....5A forward. I was REALLY hoping for a high deck, either mid or forward, so I'm VERY happy!
You would not have had to worry...there are no verandah cabins below Deck 5 so 5 was the lowest deck you could have been assigned on a VGT.

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You would not have had to worry...there are no verandah cabins below Deck 5 so 5 was the lowest deck you could have been assigned on a VGT.

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So you got category 5a deck 9??
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We sail on Feb 23 so 14 days out but no assignment yet. I hope we find out before we get to the port.
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Duh....I read it too quickly and thought you were on Deck 5...sorry!!! Enjoy your cruise!!

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