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Old 03-28-2013, 07:15 AM   #46
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I am about to put a deposit down on the 2014 EBTA cruise. However, I am sailing to Alaska in Sept 2013 and will try to re-shop the EBTA whilst onboard. Does this mean I should try to book a non IGT/OGT/VGT room now as I wouldn't be able to cancel/move it if I need to in September?

Also when booking via the DCL website, how do I knoe which rooms fall under these categories? I am looking for the cheapest Deluxe Inside Stateroom and am booking from the UK, not sure whether that makes a difference on the website?!
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:51 AM   #47
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Generally there are good discounts when you rebook on a cruise. As the Alaska cruise is 9 months from sailing of the EBTA, there may be some good deals. You can rebook, but I have never done this. I do not believe there are cancellation fees. Disney raises prices in steps between the time the cruise is available and the time it sails.

As for room types, check online or get a brochure with ship deck plans. Rooms are numbered and color coded by type and rate.

We are considering the EBTA and will be using DVC points.
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:16 PM   #48
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thanks so much for this info!
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:21 PM   #49
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WE have booked a VGT for May 4, 2013 on the Disney Magic - just YESTERDAY!

The only issue/question I have is - what if the room we are assigned is in poor condition? I had a friend of a friend who sailed the Magic in October and she showed me pictures of her bathroom - there were missing tiles, cracks in the tub, not pristine, clean condition!

If I were to encounter this problem, is it enough to try and transfer to another room or would I have to be stuck w/ the room (if this were to happen).

The friend was able to get some OBC but I think she was stuck in that room
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:52 PM   #50
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Silly GTY Question...

I am a first time Disney Cruiser and have a silly question. How do you know when you have been assigned a room when you have a GTY reservation? Do you get an email or do you just have to continually check the disneycruise.com site?
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:12 PM   #51
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Rooms are finalized at 45 days out. Check the DCL website then. Your room should be specified at that time. You might call the phone center before that, but it is unlikely you will get any info.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:06 PM   #52
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WE have booked a VGT for May 4, 2013 on the Disney Magic - just YESTERDAY!

The only issue/question I have is - what if the room we are assigned is in poor condition? I had a friend of a friend who sailed the Magic in October and she showed me pictures of her bathroom - there were missing tiles, cracks in the tub, not pristine, clean condition!

If I were to encounter this problem, is it enough to try and transfer to another room or would I have to be stuck w/ the room (if this were to happen).

The friend was able to get some OBC but I think she was stuck in that room
I can't see why they wouldn't move you or correct what was wrong unless there was no place to put you but IDK. Sailing VGT next week and hoping for the best. I don't think our ship is full though.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:24 PM   #53
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Gty oceanview

Hello, does anyone know about a guarantee deluxe oceanview? I thought we were booked in a room that was just a GTY room with an oceanview. But the TA has us as Deck 1. Is this some special deal we got ourselves into? It is a category 9D.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:25 AM   #54
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I have a 7A category and we did not pay it all in full. The booking confirmation says GTY. So, yes this is confusing and I can end up any where in that cabin category
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:22 PM   #55
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I recently booked 05E GTY on the Dream hoping for one of the extended veranda rooms at the aft of the ship, and when they assigned my a room it was an upgrade to a 05D room on the starboard side of the ship.

To be honest I don't consider a 05A, 05B, 05C, or 05D an upgrade from a 05E room.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:14 PM   #56
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I recently booked 05E GTY on the Dream hoping for one of the extended veranda rooms at the aft of the ship, and when they assigned my a room it was an upgrade to a 05D room on the starboard side of the ship.

To be honest I don't consider a 05A, 05B, 05C, or 05D an upgrade from a 05E room.
That is my worry... I too have a category 5E and I picked that especially for the extended veranda so what is one to do?? I don't want one of the tiny verandas...
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:54 AM   #57
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Here is my experience with booking a VGT room.

I originally invited my mom to come with me and she said that she didn't think she would come due to family issues.

I booked the VGT with a single fare rate (Just about 200%) and called her all excited because I was going to book GTY 7A and saved myself $600.

I told her that it was a great rate and I couldn't make any changes........the phone goes silent.......she said that she talked it over with my Dad and he was going to buy the cruise for her birthday.

I felt horrible and said, it's a long shot, but I will call and ask Disney if they will add you.

And they did

So you can make changes by adding people to the reservation. But the amount was due immediately and there are no refunds. And I am guessing you can't take people off either.

So in my case all worked out well
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:55 PM   #58
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I'm fairly confused. On our last cruise I booked it myself through the DCL website. We were assigned our rooms at about 45 days and given a slight upgrade to a sideways 11 room. It was fine.


For our next cruise, I booked with our travel agent and we already have exact room numbers. I was very surprised since it's more than a year away. I'm unclear now about any changes we want to make: we might add a niece to our room or we might like to upgrade. Can I do those things or are we locked in to this room?
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:25 PM   #59
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I'm fairly confused. On our last cruise I booked it myself through the DCL website. We were assigned our rooms at about 45 days and given a slight upgrade to a sideways 11 room. It was fine.

For our next cruise, I booked with our travel agent and we already have exact room numbers. I was very surprised since it's more than a year away. I'm unclear now about any changes we want to make: we might add a niece to our room or we might like to upgrade. Can I do those things or are we locked in to this room?
You may be able to add/alter until the ship or clubs or lifeboat capacity in your room section fills.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:08 AM   #60
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1. Can you get Disney insurance on a GT so that if for some reason you couldn't go, you'd still get a credit like on their regular cruises?

2. Is there a link somewhere explaining what the categories actually mean. I.e., 7a, 5b, etc.

3. I keep reading the comparisons between GT and 1st day bookings. Do prices jump right up after the very first day?
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