Guarantee Status vs. IGT/OGT/VGT

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  1. ruadisneyfan2

    ruadisneyfan2 DIS Veteran

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    I don't know if you can change it; I would call DCL to confirm. We love deck 2 and have stayed many times but always choosing our cabin ourselves. If I were to book GTY for cat 9, I would book the 9B if it's still affordable for you. Simply because 9C means you will likely end up far forward, or far aft. Far forward feels more up and down motion with the waves than mid ship and then far aft would feel more vibration from the engine and thrusters. We love aft but near the aft elevators. We've never stayed more aft than 2118. Personally, we love being right near the aft elevators. People don't like being near an elevator due to more traffic & noise but we never found that to be the case & stayed in 2118 & 2618 and loved them both.
    hth :goodvibes
     
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  3. Team Renshaw

    Team Renshaw Earning My Ears

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    Great info , Thanks
     
  4. pamkass

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    We are booked on a cruise 10/2015 that went to guarantee status in 1 day after open day. My question is does your castaway club status has any perks to the asigment of cabin numbers? We booked the cat we would be happy with, just never booked guarantee before.
     
  5. SoonerfanJames

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    Update on VGT status...

    Room assigned 10 days before cruise.. Deluxe Verandah room on 8th floor.. I was hoping to be upgraded to Deluxe family, but it's not that much of difference.. Happy to be on 8 instead of 4 or 5..
     
  6. BriannasMommy

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    Hi, all. My family booked a last minute VGT on the Disney Dream for a 4-day Bahamiam cruise for June 22, 2014. We received our room assignment 11 days out from the cruise - on June 11th.

    Pleasantly surprised to get room 5660, a Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah. It is a Category 4E with oversized verandah. :cool1:

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    The only other time I've cruised was on the Disney Fantasy where we stayed in room 9646 (and room 9644 for connecting rooms), a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah. It was a Category 5A. Since we had both rooms, we opened the verandah for a much more room.

    I'm thinking I'm going to :love: sitting on the verandah in a lounge chair. :) :banana:
     
  7. hoover15

    hoover15 Earning My Ears

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    Last year I booked a VGT rate for the July 6th sailing on Fantasy and received assignment on June 26th. Was assigned a cabin on the 8th deck midship. Very pleased. I recently booked a VGT rate for the July 12th Fantasy sailing and anxiously awaiting cabin assignment as we speak. Hoping to have as good of luck as last year.
     
  8. Marshay

    Marshay I'm Goofy for Mickey. Don't worry if you get a bi

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    Can you combine on board booking discount and credits with any of the guaranteed bookings? We go on our 2nd cruise in November and already know we want to book again. I'm just wondering if we can do both if our next sailing has already opened up for VGT.

    Thank you!
     
  9. jmurg278

    jmurg278 2x DCL cruiser

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    Thank you for that great explanation....
     
  10. OKW Lover

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    Finally got our VGT cabin assignments for the 7/24 Dream sailing. Seven days before sailing. I suspect it took longer than normal to get the cabin assignment because we had two VGT cabins. We wound up with adjacent cabins so they may have taken longer than usual to find two together.

    Our past experience with VGT was that we got our (single) cabin # 13 days ahead.
     
  11. SCCruiseMom

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    We are 13 days out from cruise on Dream and finally got a room number. We had booked an GTY OGT in June for July 31st trip. They gave us room 8000. A little disappointed because I was hoping for some thing a little nicer. This room is at the front of the ship far from anything and apparently you have to duck to look out the porthole because the room is slanted. Oh well...
     
  12. prozario

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    1st time in Disney Cruise .. 4 days bahamas on Aug 3rd .... booked OGT - still not room assigned!!! Booked about 2 weeks back. Anxiously waiting, as wife and daughter don't want Deck2 - personally i don't care - as long as it is quiet area.
     
  13. Trisha79

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    14 days out and I've been assigned my OGT on the Wonder. I'm on deck two in a 9C, I got what I paid for and am thrilled to not have to cook and clean for a week.
     
  14. d76dots

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    This will be our first cruise with Disney (& only cruised twice before so a newbie). We will be booking 3 verandah staterooms...one for me & DH, one for DS & friend, and the last for DS, wife & 2 grandchildren (ages 2 & almost 1) on the Fantasy next May 2015.

    Could you be so kind as to letting me know why you would prefer to be on 8 instead of 4 or 5?

    I was told lower deck and midship helps cut down on the sway so hopefully the DS's and the rest won't get seasick since this is their first sailing.

    I was looking at a cat 05E, so does that mean it would be on the 5th floor? As I told you a newbie at this! Any help will be greatly appreciated!:flower3:
     
  15. Minerva Mouse

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    First time cruiser, heading out on the Disney Dream in December. We decided to take a gamble and try the GTY. We are guaranteed a 08C deluxe family ocean view stateroom. I'm curious to see how this GTY plays out, but as another poster said, I'm thrilled just to be going. :thumbsup2 I'll keep ya posted.
     
  16. ruadisneyfan2

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    If you were able to book a specific category such as 8C, that is not an IGT/OGT/VGT reservation. There is another thread that tracks GTY cabin assignments.
    This thread is about IGT/OGT/VGT reservations which is somewhat last-minute offer by DCL and is very restrictive: no cancellation, no name change, no request for cabin or category change, etc. Basically you get what you get and that's it.
    These are discounted rates typically only offered by DCL after the final payment due date to help fill the ship and the guest booking can only choose whether their cabin is inside, outside, or verandah. All else is left up to DCL. Their cabin assignments are also very last minute, as in less than 2 weeks prior to sailing.

    HTH. :goodvibes
     
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    Booked a Disney Dream 3 night Oct 2, 2014 cruise in late April through Costco travel gty for outside stateroom verandah. Received the state room right after we paid the remaining deposit early July. 10504. Deck 10, Cat 6a

    It's in the front of the ship under the Spa. I read it's quiet at night since the spa is empty at night, but the front of the ship might be rocky.:sick:
     
  19. hijetfan

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    Booked a Disney Dream 3 night Oct 2, 2014 cruise in late April through Costco travel gty for outside stateroom verandah. Received the state room right after we paid the remaining deposit early July. 10504. Deck 10, Cat 6a

    It's in the front of the ship under the Spa. I read it's quiet at night since the spa is empty at night, but the front of the ship might be rocky.
    :sick:
     
  20. astronautmom

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    I'm pretty sure I understand what *GT bookings are and how they work. My only question whether we would ever be able to take advantage of this as a family of 5 in one stateroom. I know that some of the categories include rooms that hold five, but we would need at cat 4 specifically, right? So does that mean it would just never be offered to me if I am searching for 2 adults, 3 children, or that by finding and booking one I would automatically end up with a room that sleeps 5 because I'd have to list all of the travelers at booking?
     
  21. ruadisneyfan2

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    It depends what ship you're looking at. On the Dream & Fantasy there are cat 8 (window) cabins that sleep 5.
    Search for the number of guests you want in one cabin and if *GT fares are available, it would show in search results. Your cabin will sleep the number of guests that you search for and book.
     

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