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Old 01-24-2012, 05:18 PM   #1
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5E GTY on the Fantasy/Dream?

I just changed my inside virtual porthole room on the Fantasy to a 5E oversized verandah room. These are the aft cabins on decks 5-10. They only had this type of room available for booking as a GTY for some reason. I'm a little nervous, because the size of the verandah in these rooms vary greatly, and for some of them it probably wouldn't be worth the extra money I paid to get the oversize verandah over a normal verandah room.

Has anyone ever done one of these rooms (on the Dream of course) as a GTY, and if so, what was the result? Anyone know why they are GTY? And do all of them sleep 4 people? If not I can narrow down the ones we are not going to get.

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I just changed my inside virtual porthole room on the Fantasy to a 5E oversized verandah room. These are the aft cabins on decks 5-10. They only had this type of room available for booking as a GTY for some reason. I'm a little nervous, because the size of the verandah in these rooms vary greatly, and for some of them it probably wouldn't be worth the extra money I paid to get the oversize verandah over a normal verandah room.

Has anyone ever done one of these rooms (on the Dream of course) as a GTY, and if so, what was the result? Anyone know why they are GTY? And do all of them sleep 4 people? If not I can narrow down the ones we are not going to get.

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We are book 5E GTY for early 2013 on the Fantasy. Have you gone on your cruise yet and if so what was your experience?

Thanks in advance
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:41 AM   #3
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We booked 5E gty and ended up with 9674. Loved the room and aft location! All the verandahs are very large. The only negative thing I've hard about these rooms is some noise on deck 10 from cabanas.
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We booked 5E gty and ended up with 9674. Loved the room and aft location! All the verandahs are very large. The only negative thing I've hard about these rooms is some noise on deck 10 from cabanas.
9674 was superb We book 5E everytime.

Deck 10 has staterooms, so they would get noise from deck 11 Cabanas.

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I just changed my inside virtual porthole room on the Fantasy to a 5E oversized verandah room. These are the aft cabins on decks 5-10. They only had this type of room available for booking as a GTY for some reason. I'm a little nervous, because the size of the verandah in these rooms vary greatly, and for some of them it probably wouldn't be worth the extra money I paid to get the oversize verandah over a normal verandah room.

Has anyone ever done one of these rooms (on the Dream of course) as a GTY, and if so, what was the result? Anyone know why they are GTY? And do all of them sleep 4 people? If not I can narrow down the ones we are not going to get.

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We booked a 5E GTY in September and were "upgraded" to a 4E (we didn't particularly consider it an upgrade). If you really want the 5E, you can try putting a "do not upgrade" request on your reservation. Happy sailing!
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We booked a 5E GTY in September and were "upgraded" to a 4E (we didn't particularly consider it an upgrade). If you really want the 5E, you can try putting a "do not upgrade" request on your reservation. Happy sailing!
Since you wanted the XL verandah (and having stayed in a 4E), I can see why you would not consider this an upgrade. We had booked a VGT and were happy with our assignment, but your situation really illustrates the opinion shared by some of us that the 4E rooms should actually be a subcategory of cat 5. If I had booked a 5E GTY, I would have considered 4A-D an upgrade, but not a 4E.

Back to the OP's point, I don't think I would book a 5E GTY since they are several different decks and the verandah shapes and sizes do vary.
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We are book 5E GTY for early 2013 on the Fantasy. Have you gone on your cruise yet and if so what was your experience?

Thanks in advance

Since I posted that I went on the Pixar/California cruise and cancelled the Fantasy December cruise. Then GT rates came out and I re-booked the December cruse, but as an IGT. We cruise next week So, guess I'll have to try the 5Es another time...
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