Let's use this thread to keep track of IGT, OGT and VGT assignments?

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  1. RosiePA

    RosiePA Mouseketeer

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    #1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT, 1/28/2013 Wonder
    #2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 13
    #3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? 6598 (5B, I think)
    #4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Very happy!!! I never thought I'd be able to take a Disney cruise at this price!!!!
    #5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
    #6. How many days before departure date did you book? 45-ish days
     
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  3. alliesmommy

    alliesmommy Just the two of us

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    Patiently waiting for our IGT cabin assignment for our 2/9 Magic cruise
     
  4. Matty Ice

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    #1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT - Wonder 1/28
    #2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 13
    #3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? 5B - Room 7020.
    #4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? - Very Happy!
    #5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? 2 attached ressies - Room 7020 and 7018
    #6. How many days before departure date did you book? 90
     
  5. fatfish

    fatfish DIS Veteran

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    Originally Posted by fatfish
    We're OGT on this same cruise. I check every day to see if we've been assigned a cabin yet, even though I know it will likely still be at least 2 weeks before we know.

    There are 7 Outside cabins left. All on Deck 2, just outside the Edge. This is not a problem for us as DD11 will likely be going to the Edge now. There are many veranda cabins left, on all decks. I didn't check the inside cabins, but I'll keep my fingers crossed that yours end up together. :wizard:
     
  6. shburks

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    Finally got our cabin assignment and now so sick that I'm not sure we'll be able to go...

    #1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? IGT, 1/27/2013 Dream
    #2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 11
    #3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? 8061 (11A, I think)
    #4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Pretty happy. Midship. It's what I paid for...
    #5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
    #6. How many days before departure date did you book? 65-ish days
     
  7. gweeptrish

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    Same problem here. We leave a week from today and I'm completely flattened. If I'm lucky this is a really bad sinus infection and some Zithromax will fix me up. If I'm not lucky and it's influenza I guess we'll find out how good our trip insurance is.
     
  8. shburks

    shburks DIS Veteran

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    Exactly. We leave next Saturday and I've been down for almost three weeks. Been through Zpack already and no better. Seeing ENT today. Otherwise, like you, we'll be testing our trip insurance.
     
  9. Bsb1012

    Bsb1012 Earning My Ears

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    What's the difference between GTY and VGT? We are booked for a 5B category which is Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah...so how does that differ from VGT? Our reservation says GTY.:confused3
     
  10. gweeptrish

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    GTY in a category means that you will get a room in that category or better, but you don't have a specific room assigned yet. You have all the regular flexibility and rate rules.

    VGT means that you will get a room in any verandah category and you give up pretty much all flexibility in terms of changes or refunds and had to pay in full up front.

    GTY is pretty much a normal fare at a normal price. VGT/OGT/IGT are highly restricted special deals that are very cheap and very last minute.

    Does that help?
     
  11. Bsb1012

    Bsb1012 Earning My Ears

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    Yes, that helps alot. So you can't get a VGT early on? We paid in full when we booked, but were still a GTY. Why not a VGT? A verandah is a verandah right? There's really no difference in them.:confused3
     
  12. fatfish

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    VGT rates are not offered on every cruise. And they are usually only offered after the 75 day mark, the day the cruise needs to be paid in full. You take a risk waiting for these rates, as they may not offered on the cruise you want. But if you can get one, its a great deal! I actually had to cancel my original reservation on upcoming cruise, but then in Dec the *GT rates came out, and I was able to book at almost half price of my original reservation. :banana::banana: We were eyeing the March spring break cruise, but as of yet there are no *Gt rates offered on that cruise, so I'm glad we picked the cruise we did.
     
  13. alliesmommy

    alliesmommy Just the two of us

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    #1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? IGT, 2/9/13 Magic
    #2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 16
    #3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? 6635 11B
    #4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Happy. Great location, deck 6, aft. Looks to be a quiet location. Would have liked a split bath but for the price, I'm elated! Half of what an 11B is going for and I'm 3 doors down from my in laws who booked a 5C.
    #5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? 3 cabins down
    #6. How many days before departure date did you book? 41 days
     
  14. Bsb1012

    Bsb1012 Earning My Ears

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    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I get it now!!! :idea: So basically if you REALLY want to go, you better book in advance, otherwise take your chances on a VGT and wait to book and HOPE they offer those rates on the day you need to pay in full. How clever of them and how unfair to those that book in advance! I paid nearly $6000 for this cruise and if I waited I could have maybe got it for under $3000? I understand you are taking a chance, but man oh man!
     
  15. Deej82

    Deej82 Earning My Ears

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    #1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT, 2/7/13 Dream
    #2. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 14
    #3. What category (ex: 7a, 4c, 11c or whatever) and room # did you get? 4E 5660
    #4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Happy! Excited for the extended verandah and proximity to the Nursery for our 1 year old.
    #5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? Just 1
    #6. How many days before departure date did you book? 45 days
     
  16. neg58

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    I'm about to go on my 3rd cruise, and I don't believe I will ever pay full price for a cruise. I'm flexible, I don't care which cabin I'm in, and I don't think I could ever book a cruise a YEAR away! I'm just too impatient to go.

    So I wait for the VGT or FL rates or some other deal and adjust to the deal. Leave a day earlier or out of Miami and not PC. However, if you need a certain cruise, NYE or Christmas, 4th of July in Alaska, spring break, you're probably going to have to pay the full rate. I know there won't be FL rates for spring break and I'm okay with that.

    Nancy
     
  17. Meghatron

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    Given how heavily restricted the fare is, I don't think it's unfair at all. If one wants the privilege of assured reservations for cabanas, Palo, nursery, etc, one pays for the privilege of concierge. No one calls that unfair. Paying for the privilege of knowing exactly when you will be sailing and exactly which room or specific category you will be in, plus the flexibility to move or change those things, is also not unfair. It's a choice.
     
  18. Bsb1012

    Bsb1012 Earning My Ears

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    I totally understand! I'm impatient too!!! I wish I could be flexible, but I work at a high school and the only real time off is summer... so a "little" flexible, but not alot! I'm envious!
     
  19. Luet02

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    I may be wrong about this, but I believe that you could always rebook your cruise as a VGT, or whatever, and get the difference back on your original amount, if a deal came up after you pre-booked. (For example: If you paid $6000 total for a 4C cabin, and then a VGT total price of $4000 came up at a later date, you could rebook the cruise as a VGT, get $2000 back, and still have a cabin on the same cruise, but it may not be as nice a cabin) HTH.
     
  20. s232271

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    from what i have seen it's only offered on sailings that seem to have many cabins left, not on nearly sold out crusies, so it's a way for the cruise line to entice people to sail I suppose....not a mean thing.:upsidedow
     
  21. Meghatron

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    You would get the $2000 back minus whatever the penalty is, because usually the *GT rates are released after the PIF date. It depends on the cruise whether the discount is high enough to justify the lost deposit, or in cases closer to the sail date, part of the fare as well.
     

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