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Old 06-02-2013, 02:10 PM   #16
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Thanks for sharing your knowledge and personal experience, Lisa. Much appreciated.

I will somehow do it before we board. Thanks to all who responded.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:19 PM   #17
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In November we board our cruise on the day that I can book reservations for our following cruise. Will Guest Services help me try to grab a cabana (I know it is a very long shot), make Palo reservations, etc.?

Ironically, this will be our 5th DCL cruise. Too bad we're not sailing 15-16 days earlier. Or maybe we don't become Gold until we disembark?
Do you have a friend or relative that you can trust who could do this for you. Tell them what you want and ask them to book it, also give them alternatives if your first choice isn't available? I know that would mean giving your password to someone but you can change the password when you return.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:22 AM   #18
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Do you have a friend or relative that you can trust who could do this for you. Tell them what you want and ask them to book it, also give them alternatives if your first choice isn't available? I know that would mean giving your password to someone but you can change the password when you return.
Thanks. That's a great alternative. I will keep it in mind if getting online access at the hotel won't work.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:51 AM   #19
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In November we board our cruise on the day that I can book reservations for our following cruise. Will Guest Services help me try to grab a cabana (I know it is a very long shot), make Palo reservations, etc.?

Ironically, this will be our 5th DCL cruise. Too bad we're not sailing 15-16 days earlier. Or maybe we don't become Gold until we disembark?
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Thanks for sharing your knowledge and personal experience, Lisa. Much appreciated.

I will somehow do it before we board. Thanks to all who responded.
Not to be a downer...but it sounds like you are counting on THIS cruise (the one you'll be boarding) to put you into Gold status and it's the Gold online check-in date that coincides with your boarding date. If so, I don't think your online check-in will be available at midnight, as you won't have even started that 5th cruise yet. Whether or not you'd become "gold" status during the cruise might be in question (only after you have boarded, though) - though the CC website indicates "Gold Castaway begins after your 5th completed cruise." You certainly should be able to do online check-in after you debark from that 5th cruise which (depending on length of the cruise) should still put you a few days ahead of Silver online check-in. But I don't think you can do Gold online check-in until after you finish the 5th cruise.

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That's what I plan to do if it turns out they can't help. However, I don't take my laptop on cruises. Any luck with doing it on a phone?
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YES! :-). I was thanking the iPhone gods when my laptop gave me the blue screen of death at 11:50pm! I was freaking out and cursing out Microsoft, lol. So I fired up the iPhone and crossed my fingers, and just at midnight I booked my Cabana and Palo ressies. My husband was holding his breath the whole time, hoping not to bear the brunt of my frustration if it didn't work, lol.

Can't speak to Android, but worked no problem with iPhone and Atomic Web app.
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In November we board our cruise on the day that I can book reservations for our following cruise. Will Guest Services help me try to grab a cabana (I know it is a very long shot), make Palo reservations, etc.?

Ironically, this will be our 5th DCL cruise. Too bad we're not sailing 15-16 days earlier. Or maybe we don't become Gold until we disembark?
You will not be in the system as Gold until you disembark your 5th cruise.

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Old 06-03-2013, 12:28 PM   #22
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Not to be a downer...but it sounds like you are counting on THIS cruise (the one you'll be boarding) to put you into Gold status and it's the Gold online check-in date that coincides with your boarding date. If so, I don't think your online check-in will be available at midnight, as you won't have even started that 5th cruise yet. Whether or not you'd become "gold" status during the cruise might be in question (only after you have boarded, though) - though the CC website indicates "Gold Castaway begins after your 5th completed cruise." You certainly should be able to do online check-in after you debark from that 5th cruise which (depending on length of the cruise) should still put you a few days ahead of Silver online check-in. But I don't think you can do Gold online check-in until after you finish the 5th cruise.

Enjoy your cruises - current and future!
Thanks but we board on the 90th day from the next cruise (unless we find a suitable non smoking verandah option for that one). That's why I meant ironically it's too bad it is not 15 days earlier and asked the rhetorical question. Sorry I wasn't clearer and thanks for your gentle help.

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YES! :-). I was thanking the iPhone gods when my laptop gave me the blue screen of death at 11:50pm! I was freaking out and cursing out Microsoft, lol. So I fired up the iPhone and crossed my fingers, and just at midnight I booked my Cabana and Palo ressies. My husband was holding his breath the whole time, hoping not to bear the brunt of my frustration if it didn't work, lol.

Can't speak to Android, but worked no problem with iPhone and Atomic Web app.
Excellent. I will investigate this afternoon. I do have an iphone but am not familiar with Atomic Web. Do you need that app. to use the DCL site? Thanks so much for this help. Solves my problem completely. Sorry about your blue screen. Huge congrats on the cabana.
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Good to know for the next level if we make it. Thanks, MJ.
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