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Old 07-20-2012, 08:04 AM   #196
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Curious, will this be your first DCL cruise? Some people were saying second time cruisers were the most likely to get upgrades.
I think it really depends on availability, our first cruise we went from a cat 12 (now 11B) to a 9C...can happen to anyone at anytime
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:39 PM   #197
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Booked 1 VGT stateroom on Dream 5 night double dip for july 27th 2012

I was assigned on Tuesday the 17th 10 days prior to cruise

I received a 5A cabin

I did not feel like it was a leftover cabin, although it is directly across from the elevator so I am hoping that it is not too loud.

I booked 33 days before departure

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Old 07-23-2012, 12:44 PM   #198
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT Dream
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? Monday 12 days before
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? category 5A midship starboard on deck 10
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Overall very happy; hoping that noise from deck 11 upstairs won't be too bad but will pack earplugs and have a great time regardless.
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 60 days
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:53 PM   #199
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT Fantasy August 4th
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? Monday 12 days before
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? Category 4B Midship on Deck 8
#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 rooms that are connecting.
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 70 days, had to cancel previous booking and pay the penalty but still got $1152 back and much better rooms.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:51 PM   #200
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1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT DREAM AUG 5th
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? Monday 13 days before
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? TWO CATEGORY 5B's
#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 rooms that are connecting.
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 49
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:51 PM   #201
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT, on the Fantasy.
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? Twelve, on a Monday.
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get?Category 4C
#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? Yes, two rooms booked: assigned adjoining cabins.
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? Around sixty.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:04 PM   #202
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I am happy for the folks who booked IGT and are getting balconies but that just seems so weird; I would think the ships would be packed for July? Looks like it's primarily on the Fantasy...wonder what's up.
Very exciting for them indeed - both IGT & OGT are getting verandah assignments 8)

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Old 07-30-2012, 10:42 AM   #204
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:10 PM   #205
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Second time this summer taking chance on VGT and didn't have as much luck. In June, we booked 14 days from sailing (VGT) and received connecting 4c's on deck 7. Had such a great time that we cancelled our Thanksgiving cruise and decided to go with friends on the 8/11 Fantasy again.

We booked 28 days out and decided to book VGT instead of IGT/OGT in hopes that we had a better shot of connecting rooms or at least connecting verandahs.

Just checked online and was excited to see consecutive numbers. However, when I looked further at deck plans, we are connecting BUT not with each other! OK, I thought, at least we can have the stateroom attendant open the verandahs and still be able to keep the kids in the other room. Unfortunately, I didn't know that deck 10 verandahs have a solid wall every other room so ONLY connecting staterooms can connect verandas. I am happy that we are right next door and again taking a crusie, but have to admit I am bummed that both rooms and verandas connect with strangers and not each other! Anyone in 10556 or 10562 wanna trade?!
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:29 PM   #206
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Second time this summer taking chance on VGT and didn't have as much luck. In June, we booked 14 days from sailing (VGT) and received connecting 4c's on deck 7. Had such a great time that we cancelled our Thanksgiving cruise and decided to go with friends on the 8/11 Fantasy again.

We booked 28 days out and decided to book VGT instead of IGT/OGT in hopes that we had a better shot of connecting rooms or at least connecting verandahs.

Just checked online and was excited to see consecutive numbers. However, when I looked further at deck plans, we are connecting BUT not with each other! OK, I thought, at least we can have the stateroom attendant open the verandahs and still be able to keep the kids in the other room. Unfortunately, I didn't know that deck 10 verandahs have a solid wall every other room so ONLY connecting staterooms can connect verandas. I am happy that we are right next door and again taking a crusie, but have to admit I am bummed that both rooms and verandas connect with strangers and not each other! Anyone in 10556 or 10562 wanna trade?!

Maybe it's possible that once you board the ship, one of your neighbors would be kind enough to swap rooms with you. Guest services may be able to accommodate your request if the other family is willing. It couldn't hurt to ask. I would. You could ask the family next to your room and if they say no, you could ask the family next to the kids room.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:47 PM   #207
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? had a 5A, asked for upgrade to 4D and was given guarantee at no charge
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? Monday 11 days before
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? category 4D - 9011 - midship
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Very happy; we're right by elevators which a lot of people don't like, so maybe that's a "leftover"? But we like being close, so no complaints!
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? a few months, but just asked for the free guarantee upgrade 2 weeks out
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? had a 5A, asked for upgrade to 4D and was given guarantee at no charge
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? Monday 11 days before
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? category 4D - 9011 - midship
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Very happy; we're right by elevators which a lot of people don't like, so maybe that's a "leftover"? But we like being close, so no complaints!
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? a few months, but just asked for the free guarantee upgrade 2 weeks out
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:59 PM   #209
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT Dream August 10th

#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? Monday 11 days before(after 3:00 pm)

#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? Category 5A on Deck 9

#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Extremely happy we're on the 9th deck, did not want 10th or 5th floors.

#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? 2 rooms that are connecting.

#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 67 Days
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:01 PM   #210
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#1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? OGT Fantasy
#2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? Monday 11 days before
#3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? category 5B port aft on deck 8
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Ecstatic! Traveling companions also booked OGT and are in connecting staterrom next door!
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? next door, connecting
#6. How many days before departure date did you book? 39 days
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