First DCL Cruise AND AN UPGRADE!

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by sillysmom, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. sillysmom

    sillysmom DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Messages:
    501
    We're sailing on the April 3, 7 night eastern Magic. Just called my TA. We were booked for an 11 guarantee, and we got room 2544 which is a category 9 deluxe oceanview stateroom. Now my questions. Has anyone ever had this room? If so how was it? Secondly, does the porthole actually open. And my third question, and I know I may sound greedy, but does anyone know if I try to upgrade now to a veranda, will they charge me the difference from the category 11 to a veranda, or the difference from a category 9 to a veranda. I am so psyched I can't even begin to tell you!
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. ronandot

    ronandot Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2004
    Messages:
    50
    Congrats on the upgrade. We were hoping for one but it was not to be. Porthole does not open. Can't help on the other two questions...sorry. I did just stay in 2106 on the 2/7 Eastern and the room was fine. You will really appreciate the split bath. That came in very handy with two kids!!!!!
     
  4. GenieDana

    GenieDana DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2003
    Messages:
    1,187
    If you upgrade they charge the difference from the category you are currently assigned to the one you want to move to. The upgrade to where you are at now is gratis.
     
  5. mrsfuzzmo

    mrsfuzzmo DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2003
    Messages:
    590
    NO, portholes and windows on the ships do not open. Only a veranda has access to the ocean breezes.
     
  6. jrabbit

    jrabbit DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2002
    Messages:
    5,699
    The thing about the portholes on deck 2, you are at least 30+ feet closer to the water than on a veranda (granted you can't feel the breeze nor smell the sea). You do get a real feel for the speed that the ship is traveling and if there are big swells, you get an awesome view out of the deck 2 portholes.
     
  7. sillysmom

    sillysmom DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Messages:
    501
    Just to let you all know, I called my TA so that she would contact DCL about the upgrade from the category 9 that they gave me to a veranda. THE DIFFERENCE WOULD BE $3000. Now maybe that is because my cruise is full, but that to me is insane. I'm very happy with my free porthole thank you very much!
     
  8. Matthewsmom

    Matthewsmom Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2004
    Messages:
    68
    Sillysmom!!! Way to go!!!!! I'm down the hall from you!!! 2064. I'm smiling for you!!!:bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc :smooth:
     
  9. DVCLady

    DVCLady DIS Veteran, DVC member since 1998

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 1999
    Messages:
    707
    Way to go on the upgrade! :bounce:
     
  10. confal1

    confal1 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2002
    Messages:
    434
    Still check when you get to the cruise terminal about the upgrade. The worst they can say is 3,000.00 the best they can say is'' no problem here is your key to the world, enjoy!''
     
  11. Tandyc

    Tandyc Disney brings out the kid in me!

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2003
    Messages:
    797
    Congrats on the upgrade! Wow, $3,000. sounds steep. Free porthole sounds perfectly magical!


    Enjoy!
     
  12. Otimon

    Otimon DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2000
    Messages:
    2,323
    You will enjoy having the large porthole in your room.

    Bon Voyage.
     
  13. erminda

    erminda Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    36
    Hi, We had a porthole room back in March 2003, and we absolutely loved it! We were in stateroom 2570 and it was perfect. We were close to midship elevators, and the stairs. We used the stairs alot to go to decks three and four where the restaruants were, and down one deck to one for disembarking off the ship for excursions, it was great. We have booked for March 2005 and we were able to get the same stateroom. Can't wait. Have a wonderful trip, it is truly a magical trip!!

    Erminda:bounce: :smooth:
     

Share This Page