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Old 08-06-2012, 12:23 AM   #271
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I have a quick question. How does one find these GTY bookings? Are you online checking everyday???
We went on a GTY for a verandah room this past February and loved our room, cat 4B!!! But it was my friend who found the deal, not us. And now we are hooked on Disney cruises.
So any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated?
Hi...I just go to DCL site....search our cruise.....and up pops all the available categories. Once you start clicking on the categories (choose a category by clicking on the radio button). On the next screen, you will soon discover if it is a GTY when you are unable to "choose stateroom".

I am unable at this moment to choose a specific stateroom number for 7A, 6B, 6A, 5E.....
However, there are rooms for 5D, 5C, 5B, 4E, ..........4A.

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Old 08-06-2012, 08:10 AM   #272
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Hi...I just go to DCL site....search our cruise.....and up pops all the available categories. Once you start clicking on the categories (choose a category by clicking on the radio button). On the next screen, you will soon discover if it is a GTY when you are unable to "choose stateroom".

I am unable at this moment to choose a specific stateroom number for 7A, 6B, 6A, 5E.....
However, there are rooms for 5D, 5C, 5B, 4E, ..........4A.

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So, you basically go on everyday?
And I have to admit I am still very confused? When we booked our Verandah Guarantee room for last Feb, the room category came up as VGT instead of say 5E, 5D, 5C.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:29 AM   #273
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So, you basically go on everyday?
And I have to admit I am still very confused? When we booked our Verandah Guarantee room for last Feb, the room category came up as VGT instead of say 5E, 5D, 5C.
Usually you will find the GTY once the categories fill up---so closer and closer to the cruise date you get. I booked our Sept 29 cruise in late May of this year and got GTY for a 6B. There were higher categories available but the GTY was more in my budget at the time (I've since been able to book the slightly higher 5E GTY). I was checking every day for awhile before I booked. The inventory fluctuated a good amount back in May/June. But now that we're within 60 days of sailing, it's been pretty consistant though I've seen GTY's pop up that weren't there just a day or so ago. I still spot check--just out of curiosity--to see what is still there for our cruise.

The VGT and other categories are entirely different. I know there is a VGT now being offered for a verandah cabin. There is a thread for that and other special codes. I believe the VGT, IGT and OGT only pop up when the cruise date is very close. Has to be paid in full at time of booking and is non refundable. This thread explains more (it gets a bit too comfusing for me) :

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....&highlight=vgt
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:25 AM   #274
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So my TA just called. She put in my request to "not be upgraded" from our GTY 5E. DCL pretty much said, "we'll put it down, but a request like this is often not even looked at and nothing is guaranteed".

So that doesn't sound too good, does it ? I may have just paid $150 extra for nothing
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:07 AM   #275
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I have a question about room assignment. Sorry if it's already been asked. I didn't see it.
We have a 9B gaurantee cabin booked. I have no idea what the "guarantee" means My TA explained it briefly but I didn't understand her too well
When I did my on-line check-in it gave me a cabin number. Can this number change between now & cruise date? If so, how do I find out? Do I just go on the site every so often to check? HELP!!!!
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:20 AM   #276
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I have a question about room assignment. Sorry if it's already been asked. I didn't see it.
We have a 9B gaurantee cabin booked. I have no idea what the "guarantee" means My TA explained it briefly but I didn't understand her too well
When I did my on-line check-in it gave me a cabin number. Can this number change between now & cruise date? If so, how do I find out? Do I just go on the site every so often to check? HELP!!!!
Your guarantee status (GTY) means you will receive a cabin in the category that you booked (9B) OR HIGHER. So, if you now see a cabin # attached to your reservation take a look at the deck plan and see if you were granted an upgraded cabin category, or if it is a 9B room.

Technically your room number can change again before your sail date. When this happens it's typically for a magical upgrade! You would just have to keep monitoring your reservation online to see if the cabin number remains the same or changes.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:29 AM   #277
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Sounds like the cabin we had last Fall on the Magic !!! Our friends loved it and booked almost the same room this cruise. My hubby and I decided to go with a verandah room. So while it would have been nice to be next door to them again....we were not crazy about the location. But perhaps on the Fantasy, deck 2 is a totally different experience. I can't wait to see.
Deck 2 on the new ships is a totally different experince we had an inside deck 2 midship last year on the Dream and loved it.more than our Deck 2 OV on the Magic which we werent thrilled about

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Your guarantee status (GTY) means you will receive a cabin in the category that you booked (9B) OR HIGHER. So, if you now see a cabin # attached to your reservation take a look at the deck plan and see if you were granted an upgraded cabin category, or if it is a 9B room.

Technically your room number can change again before your sail date. When this happens it's typically for a magical upgrade! You would just have to keep monitoring your reservation online to see if the cabin number remains the same or changes.
Got it. Thanks! I'm kinda hoping it doesn't change because we like where we are at now.
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OGT booked on the 8/18 Fantasy, just assigned a 5C
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congrats

we are waiting for 8-15 dream assisgnment...suspense is killing us...booked OGT....would love to have upgrade to veranda..come on pixie dust
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:40 PM   #281
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Deck 2 on the new ships is a totally different experince we had an inside deck 2 midship last year on the Dream and loved it.more than our Deck 2 OV on the Magic which we werent thrilled about

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This is good to know !!! Thanks

Congrats to those who got upgrades and pixie dust to those still waiting (me included !)
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Congrats to those who got upgrades and pixie dust to those still waiting (me included !)
Thanks for the pixiedust! I'm waiting for my room assignment and sure hope that I get some pixiedust too! So, what the heck....pixiedust for everyone!
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:49 PM   #283
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So excited for all those finally getting their assignments today! Hopefully I'll be celebrating my own magical upgrade in two weeks!
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Sailing on the Dream, Oct 14th and received our stateroom assignment. Booked 8C and received the same..glad to be on deck 8! 
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:42 AM   #285
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We finally got our cabin assignment for the Dream 8/15 sailing!! It came some time after 10am and before 12 noon (I know because I was checking constantly!). We booked OGT and were assigned category 8B which we are pleased with!

It was "rough" waiting so close to the sailing, but in one week we'll be ON THE DREAM!!!

Take care and good luck to those still waiting for your upcoming sailings!
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