Guarantee Status vs. IGT/OGT/VGT

Van Houten

Mouseketeer
Joined
Aug 15, 2012
I lost out on $200 which is a bummer.
That's the necessary evil of rebooking into *GT. For my last trip, I originally had a placeholder booking, and when VGT rates came out, decided to switch from one 8B to two VGTs for just a bit more. Loss of OBC was accounted in that calculation as well. :)
 

DIS_MIKE

DCL Commodore
Joined
Feb 2, 2015
That's the necessary evil of rebooking into *GT. For my last trip, I originally had a placeholder booking, and when VGT rates came out, decided to switch from one 8B to two VGTs for just a bit more. Loss of OBC was accounted in that calculation as well. :)
I’ll definitely take that into consideration for the next time. Live and learn!
 

DIS_MIKE

DCL Commodore
Joined
Feb 2, 2015
It helps to check each and every day for your stateroom assignments! I'm 10 days out and just found out my stateroom #!
Booked: VGT
Category 04C
Stateroom: 7134
This is a Deluxe stateroom so it will be nice to have a little more space. Super stoked now!:dance3:
 
  • Bozza

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jan 15, 2003
    We only booked our VGT room a few days ago for a cruise that's not too far away, and our room was allocated today. Details below...

    #1 what category GTY cabin did you book? VGT
    #2. What category and room # did you get? 05D 6520
    #3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 40
    #4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Seems like a great room to us, judging by the WDWInfo reviews. We were expecting an 07A which may have had a restricted verandah, but it seems we have the full verandah. We saved c$1200, which was the difference between the VGT and booking a conventional stateroom, based on pricing when we booked.
    #5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? n/a
    #6 What ship are you sailing? Dream
    #7. What day of the week was you cabin assigned. Wednesday
    8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? Noticed it at 8am UK time, so it may have been assigned yesterday evening US time.
    9. What month is your cruise? August
     

    PRN cruiser

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jun 28, 2019
    #1 what category GTY cabin did you book? VGT
    #2. What category and room # did you get? 05D 6532
    #3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 10
    #4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Am happy enough. Cabin has a regular balcony; was concerned I could be assigned a navigator balcony.
    #5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? Linked reservations; one cabin per reservation. On same deck both forward. One on the port side, one starboard.
    #6 What ship are you sailing? Dream
    #7. What day of the week was you cabin assigned. Tuesday
    8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? Around 12PM CDT.
    9. What month is your cruise? July
     
  • Plumberries

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 8, 2019
    1) What category GTY cabin did you book?
    OGT
    2) What category and room # did you get?
    9B
    3) How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room?
    55 days for one and 14 days for the other
    4) Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location?
    If I had chosen a room, it would have been Deck 2, mid ship, port, which is exactly what I was assigned, so I'm thrilled.
    5) If you booked more than one room, are they close together?
    Yes, three doors apart. I think that's good for two GTY rooms, especially considering they were assigned at such different times.
    6) What ship are you sailing?
    Wonder
    7) What day of the week was you cabin assigned.
    Monday for one and Wednesday for the other
    8) What time of day was your cabin assigned?
    noticed at approximately noon Pacific time for both
    9) What month is your cruise?
    July

    I've been using this forum so much that I felt like I should contribute some info that others might find interesting. I normally just lurk because I hate commenting, especially when I have to register.
     

    ajgardner

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 27, 2012
    1. VGT
    2. Midship 7th floor
    3. 10 days
    4. Seems like a good location, wanted midship and that’s what we got (deep down hoped for family verandah rather than regular, but that was wishful thinking)
    6. Magic
    7. Monday (sail next Thursday)
    8. Mid-afternoon eastern time
    9. August
     

    ajgardner

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 27, 2012
    After being assigned a cabin, is it typically all set or do they often switch things around while making other assignments?
     

    ruadisneyfan2

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 20, 2006
    After being assigned a cabin, is it typically all set or do they often switch things around while making other assignments?
    I was wondering this too. Our luggage tags just arrived with a blank space to write the cabin number. I thought maybe I should wait until we fly and just double check it before writing anything. Still 4.5 weeks til we sail. My gosh, I'd love mid ship deck 7. I'm guessing they'd hold off giving a deck 8 family size cabin to a VGT passenger hoping someone books them at full price.
     
  • ruadisneyfan2

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 20, 2006
    That's the necessary evil of rebooking into *GT. For my last trip, I originally had a placeholder booking, and when VGT rates came out, decided to switch from one 8B to two VGTs for just a bit more. Loss of OBC was accounted in that calculation as well. :)
    We were previously booked for our VGT cruise in cat 7A on the Magic using a placeholder booking, and had it booked as soon as the dates were released. Later, I felt guilty to spend so much on a vacation so I cancelled last fall. In June, I just happened to check it again and saw the VGT rate is $1000 per cabin less than what we had booked originally. (We need 2 cabins.) So even if we're assigned a NV, we're still making out better than before and there's a good chance we'll get a higher category than 7A.
    For us, it's a win-win situation.
     

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