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Old 08-13-2012, 11:24 AM   #331
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Finally got a room for 8/25 Fantasy. We are in 7654, not what I was hoping for, after seeing a the great upgrades. We are 4 adults and 1 child, and this isn't even a larger verandah room.
All DCL has to do is give you a room that holds 5 people in the category you booked....in your case one of the *GT rates. It is the luck of the draw if you get upgraded or not.

I think that is one of the problems with everyone posting what they got...it leads others to be disappointed when they finally get their assignment and it is not what they hoped for. It is one of tradeoffs for getting a fantastic rate...you lose your ability to choose a specific stateroom.

Not everyone is going to get upgraded....some are going to get the category they booked.

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Old 08-13-2012, 11:38 AM   #332
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All DCL has to do is give you a room that holds 5 people in the category you booked....in your case one of the *GT rates. It is the luck of the draw if you get upgraded or not.

I think that is one of the problems with everyone posting what they got...it leads others to be disappointed when they finally get their assignment and it is not what they hoped for. It is one of tradeoffs for getting a fantastic rate...you lose your ability to choose a specific stateroom.

Not everyone is going to get upgraded....some are going to get the category they booked.

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I don't know the category Susieark originally booked (assuming it was 5C ?), but just wanted to say that I agree with you mmouse37. I booked a 5E GTY because I was fine with that and didn't even desire an upgrade. I was assigned a 5E and we're very happy with that. We actually had had a 6B GTY but paid $150 extra just a couple weeks ago to book the 5E.
I am sorry Susie is not as happy.....looks like a great location near stairs/elevators. Hope you have a great cruise !
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:48 AM   #333
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I don't know the category Susieark originally booked (assuming it was 5C ?), but just wanted to say that I agree with you mmouse37. I booked a 5E GTY because I was fine with that and didn't even desire an upgrade. I was assigned a 5E and we're very happy with that. We actually had had a 6B GTY but paid $150 extra just a couple weeks ago to book the 5E.
I am sorry Susie is not as happy.....looks like a great location near stairs/elevators. Hope you have a great cruise !
I'm not UNhappy with the room, but was hoping to get the Family Verandah, so we wouldn't feel too cramped. Location is good. Others from our cruise are starting to post, and got the family size verandah, about 50 sf bigger.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:26 PM   #334
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Sorry if I used the wrong word Susie. I guess I incorrectly perceived a little disappointment. Hope you have a great cruise !

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Old 08-13-2012, 02:28 PM   #335
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All DCL has to do is give you a room that holds 5 people in the category you booked....in your case one of the *GT rates. It is the luck of the draw if you get upgraded or not.

I think that is one of the problems with everyone posting what they got...it leads others to be disappointed when they finally get their assignment and it is not what they hoped for. It is one of tradeoffs for getting a fantastic rate...you lose your ability to choose a specific stateroom.

Not everyone is going to get upgraded....some are going to get the category they booked.

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I totally understand that it is not a for sure thing to get upgraded, but, I didn't get a FANTASTIC rate...I got the same rate that is still posted for my cat..I know it's a luck of the draw and now, our only choice is to suck it up and pay to upgrade! lol
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:31 PM   #336
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We booked an 05B GTY for October 27th on the Magic. Hoping we don't get a solid white wall verandah
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:43 PM   #337
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I totally understand that it is not a for sure thing to get upgraded, but, I didn't get a FANTASTIC rate...I got the same rate that is still posted for my cat..I know it's a luck of the draw and now, our only choice is to suck it up and pay to upgrade! lol
I was referring to Susiesark's response. They also posted on the IGT/OGT/VGT thread so it can be assumed that they did get a discounted rate....not the regular rate...that was what I was referring to.

But, then again, even with regular GTY assignments there are going to be disappoints, unfortunately.....and I know the disappointment can be increased if you paid the same rate as someone else who did get upgraded.

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I was referring to Susiesark's response. They also posted on the IGT/OGT/VGT thread so it can be assumed that they did get a discounted rate....not the regular rate...that was what I was referring to.

But, then again, even with regular GTY assignments there are going to be disappoints, unfortunately.....and I know the disappointment can be increased if you paid the same rate as someone else who did get upgraded.

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I think that is what is confusing a lot of people. The IGT/OGT/VGT thread asked that only those booking that type of fare post there. It's when they post on the GTY thread it gets everyone here confused. They did get good discounted rates. People booking OGT at less than my 7A GTY rate are getting assigned nicely located verandah cabins. But that's okay with me; I am happy with my cabin and its location!
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:15 PM   #339
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All DCL has to do is give you a room that holds 5 people in the category you booked....in your case one of the *GT rates. It is the luck of the draw if you get upgraded or not.

I think that is one of the problems with everyone posting what they got...it leads others to be disappointed when they finally get their assignment and it is not what they hoped for. It is one of tradeoffs for getting a fantastic rate...you lose your ability to choose a specific stateroom.

Not everyone is going to get upgraded....some are going to get the category they booked.

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I couldn't agree more.. When people sail off season they have such high hopes of getting an upgrade- however, with a special discount rate they are already getting a great deal compared to anyone who booked earlier. Although I can understand the disappointment, no one should expect a higher category. Besides, if there is opportunity at the port they may be able to upgrade at a fraction of the cost..
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I think that is one of the problems with everyone posting what they got...it leads others to be disappointed when they finally get their assignment and it is not what they hoped for. It is one of tradeoffs for getting a fantastic rate...you lose your ability to choose a specific stateroom.

Not everyone is going to get upgraded....some are going to get the category they booked.
This is so very true. Six cruises, and we have been upgraded just once - on our first cruise. Our upcoming cruise in October we had a 9A GTY and received a 9A regular stateroom (there are a total of six regular and two HA 9As on the Dream). Odds were we would get upgraded due to the low number of staterooms in that category, but luck of the draw we did not get upgraded. I'm just happy we are on Deck 8!
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:13 PM   #341
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I wasn't sure if this was a GTY or XGT thread. There's a GT thread already which is why I posted in this one. I booked GTY.
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This is so very true. Six cruises, and we have been upgraded just once - on our first cruise. Our upcoming cruise in October we had a 9A GTY and received a 9A regular stateroom (there are a total of six regular and two HA 9As on the Dream). Odds were we would get upgraded due to the low number of staterooms in that category, but luck of the draw we did not get upgraded. I'm just happy we are on Deck 8!
We've never been upgraded! But that's okay; I book what I want to stay in so it's fine by me. I just try to not go back and look at prices later when I book a GTY so I can't make myself upset!
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In 6 cruises, we've booked 2 GTYs. Our 1st cruise in 2005, booked Cat 12 & were upgraded to a Cat 11 on deck 7. Our 3rd cruise was in 2011 & booked Cat 11C & upgraded to Cat 9B or C.

All other cruises have been verandah cabins & are booked "Do not change cabin."

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I couldn't agree more.. When people sail off season they have such high hopes of getting an upgrade- however, with a special discount rate they are already getting a great deal compared to anyone who booked earlier. Although I can understand the disappointment, no one should expect a higher category. Besides, if there is opportunity at the port they may be able to upgrade at a fraction of the cost..
What really sucks is when you book a gty room and pay the same price as everyone else in that cat and it never says that you are restricted to what you get, but you are even if there is availabilty in your cat you cant move but this isnt explained up front. You pay the same rate but get restrictions

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sailing 10/04 on the Dream, booked an 8A GTY through DVC and was just given cabin assignment in category 5B. Was looking forward to the huge 8A cabin, but a Balcony works just as well!
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