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- Jul 26, 2014
I’m been once on the Dream and never on the Fantasy...so will be making my best guesses as to categories and decks. Time to pull out those deck plans!Agree. We've sailed on the Fantasy before so we have an idea of the staterooms we like. Hope it's a smooth booking process for all!
Good luck! I had a hard time distinguishing colors that designated categories! I asked for help on the cruise line forum here, and got the help I needed. We have done over 30 DCL cruises, but only three have been on the Fantasy. I have a better idea of what I want now!I’m been once on the Dream and never on the Fantasy...so will be making my best guesses as to categories and decks. Time to pull out those deck plans!
Aaakkk!! I have a long list of rooms in the order I want. I don’t like the idea of giving categories. But I guess if it avoids this taking four hours of busy signals and holds, that would be good.It does seem that the payment and picking a room is all on the second phone call. The first call is to verify membership. In our case, because I will use cash, my sister uses cash, and friend uses points, the reservation will be under her membership. The first phone call will also put you in a queue for the second call. This second call should be coming within 72 hours.
I am saying what my cabin mate learned. She was on hold for 5 minutes while the CM talked to someone who gave the answer. Maybe it will go the way you are thinking. We shall see!Hmmm - I had thought you would pick room on the initial call and the call back would only be for payment, but now I see that it may be different than that. I have to work tomorrow so DH is calling to book my DS and me and I have left him categories but exact cabin numbers in those categories...
There has often been a meet at TOTW lounge the night before, and it’s fun to meet fellow cruisers. You’ll be surprised how often you’ll be seeing them on the ship!I also didn't even think about booking a DVC room at WDW for at least the night before until I read through this thread! And here I thought I was so prepared for this!!!!
They have often asked you to have three categories and I do not think I have ever had three before. They do work with you. That’s one thing that takes awhile.I only left 2 category choices for DH (but multiple exact rooms in those), so I may have to take a look again at the chart and deck plan
I’ve only been on four MCs, all either Wonder or Magic, & have always gotten my category but not necessarily where in that category. I always have midship as my first choice but ended up aft on one cruise. The Fantasy is bigger so maybe categories will not fill as quickly?They have often asked you to have three categories and I do not think I have ever had three before. They do work with you. That’s one thing that takes awhile.
Keep an eye on availability in the DVC site. If it takes you a long time to get through and pick, you may have to get something else anyway.
I have been on at least 6 member cruises, and I have always been able to get, inside, ocean view, or veranda the years that I have wanted a particular category.