Guarantee Status vs. IGT/OGT/VGT

MouseinMelbourne

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jan 6, 2003
1. What category GTY cabin did you book? VGT
2. What category and room # did you get? 8622 - 4B Deck 8, Aft (barely)
3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 14 Days (the same day I booked)
4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?" Very happy. Perfect deck, large cabin, Castaway side. Couldn’t have picked it better myself and I saved $500. (Same as my previous booking in post #498!)
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 your cabin assigned? Thursday
8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? Noon. I booked the cruise at 11:15am and by noon I was assigned a cabin
9. What month is your cruise? September 10, 2021
 

lanejudy

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Oct 27, 2011
Sorry if the answer is here somplace, but I am completely confused.
I want to book cabin 9072 (05A) mid-ship on the Wish in June 2022. The Disney site said it is a Guaranteed space but they will assign the cabin. I have to stay mid-ship because Grandma has motion sickness concerns. Does Disney stay in the mid-ship area when they assign the cabin or could I end of front or back of the ship?

Can we cancel if we are not assigned mid_ship?
When DCL has a certain percentage of staterooms in a given category booked, they shift to "GTY" and no longer allow the guest to chose a specific stateroom. This allows them some flexibility.

However, by booking "GTY" you agree to allow DCL to assign the stateroom, which will be at least the category you book -- so most likely you would be assigned a 5A though it is possible you'd be assigned something in category 4(A-E). You may be able to request a different stateroom if you don't like what gets assigned, but they may not have another to give you. You can cancel, however depending on when you receive that stateroom assignment it may be within the penalty period if you do cancel.

Unfortunately, most if not all of the Wish cruises available have gone GTY status because of the popularity. If you can wait for the next release you may have a better chance of getting the area you prefer. Otherwise you take your chances with GTY.

(FYI...9072 on the Wish appears to be a category 5B. 5A staterooms appear to be only on deck 10, but forward, midship and aft locations.)
 

VacationBill

Earning My Ears
Joined
Aug 26, 2021
When DCL has a certain percentage of staterooms in a given category booked, they shift to "GTY" and no longer allow the guest to chose a specific stateroom. This allows them some flexibility.

However, by booking "GTY" you agree to allow DCL to assign the stateroom, which will be at least the category you book -- so most likely you would be assigned a 5A though it is possible you'd be assigned something in category 4(A-E). You may be able to request a different stateroom if you don't like what gets assigned, but they may not have another to give you. You can cancel, however depending on when you receive that stateroom assignment it may be within the penalty period if you do cancel.

Unfortunately, most if not all of the Wish cruises available have gone GTY status because of the popularity. If you can wait for the next release you may have a better chance of getting the area you prefer. Otherwise you take your chances with GTY.

(FYI...9072 on the Wish appears to be a category 5B. 5A staterooms appear to be only on deck 10, but forward, midship and aft locations.)
Thank you for your response. That clears it up!
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ArielRae

DIS Veteran (NJ)
Joined
Aug 2, 2007
Noticed not many people posting their assignments for COVID sailings so wanted to add mine.

1. What category GTY cabin did you book? VGT
2. What category and room # did you get? 4A Deck 8 Aft - #9108
3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 7 Days
4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?" Very happy, highest category before you hit concierge.
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 your cabin assigned? Friday
8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? In the afternoon sometime
9. What month is your cruise? September 24, 2021
 

markmyboy

Mouseketeer
Joined
Jul 10, 2000
Was very excited to get my stateroom assignment today, so thought I'd share!

1. What category GTY cabin did you book? VGT
2. What category and room # did you get? 4A #9604
3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 7
4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?" Very happy!
5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? Yes, family's linked reservation is in the connecting stateroom
6 What ship are you sailing? Dream
7. What day of the week was your cabin assigned? Friday
8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? Around 3pm
9. What month is your cruise? September
 

mmouse37

DCL Diva!!
Joined
Jun 29, 2001
Getting anxious.....6 days out and no assignment yet. Hopefully today or tomorrow! Booked VGT.

MJ
 

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  • brandtb

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Aug 4, 2009
    Two weeks to go. No assignment yet -- booked VGT. We will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary during this trip...
     

    mmouse37

    DCL Diva!!
    Joined
    Jun 29, 2001
    Ok....assignment was made today!!

    1. What category GTY cabin did you book? VGT
    2. What category and room # did you get? 4B #7110
    3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 6
    4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?" Very happy!
    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 your cabin assigned? Monday
    8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? Sometime between noon and 3:45 when I checked again
    9. What month is your cruise? September 27th
     

    brandtb

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Aug 4, 2009
    Got the assignment yesterday:

    1. What category GTY cabin did you book? VGT
    2. What category and room # did you get? 7A, 6178
    3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 11
    4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?" Meh
    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 your cabin assigned? Wednesday
    8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? Early afternoon
    9. What month is your cruise? October 4th
     

    rere101399

    DISmom
    Joined
    Jul 30, 2014
    1. What category GTY cabin did you book? VGT 7A
    2. What category and room # did you get? 5C 7034
    3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 13
    4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?" Happy enough. Would prefer midship but I’ll take forward over aft. Happy with 5C verandah vs 7A.
    5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together?
    6 What ship are you sailing? Dream
    7. What day of the week was your cabin assigned? Tuesday
    8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? Around 11:30-11:45 am eastern
    9. What month is your cruise? September
     
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  • MickeySwirl

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 14, 2021
    1. What category GTY cabin did you book? VGT
    2. What category and room # did you get? 5C 6036
    3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 10 (same day as booking)
    4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?" Works for us.
    5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together?
    6 What ship are you sailing? Wonder
    7. What day of the week was your cabin assigned? Tuesday
    8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? before Noon
    9. What month is your cruise? October
     

    Disneylovers

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Nov 29, 1999
    1. What category GTY cabin did you book? VGT
    2. What category and room # did you get? 5A 10638
    3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 31 days
    4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?" very happy
    5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? Yes, connecting
    6 What ship are you sailing? Dream
    7. What day of the week was your cabin assigned? Tuesday
    8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? around 3:00 pm
    9. What month is your cruise? November
     

    erinburrsir

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jan 31, 2018
    I'm so happy we finally got ours!

    1. What category GTY cabin did you book? VGT 7A
    2. What category and room # did you get? 5D (Deck 6 Forward)
    3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 31 days
    4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?" I'm very happy!
    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 your cabin assigned? Tuesday
    8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? Unknown, checked around 11:30pm
    9. What month is your cruise? November
     
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    Vegas2Disney

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Aug 25, 2015
    1. What category GTY cabin did you book? VGT
    2. What category and room # did you get? 5D 6648 and 6650
    3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 17 days
    4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?" Very happy
    5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? Yes connecting rooms
    6 What ship are you sailing? Dream
    7. What day of the week was your cabin assigned? Tuesday
    8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? Morning
    9. What month is your cruise? Oct
     

    Disneyland_emily

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 13, 2003
    1. What category GTY cabin did you book? VGT
    2. What category and room # did you get? 4B 8163
    3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 32
    4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?" Very happy
    5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? Only 1
    6 What ship are you sailing? Dream
    7. What day of the week was your cabin assigned?wednesday
    8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? Morning
    9. What month is your cruise? November
     

    Groucho

    Why a duck?
    Joined
    Jan 16, 2006
    1. What category GTY cabin did you book? GTY 11B
    2. What category and room # did you get? 8D 6147
    3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 30+
    4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?" Thrilled!
    5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? n/a
    6 What ship are you sailing? Fantasy
    7. What day of the week was your cabin assigned? not sure - Wednesday I think
    8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? not sure
    9. What month is your cruise? November
     

    GusGus67

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Aug 28, 2009
    1. What category GTY cabin did you book? VGT
    2. What category and room # did you get? 7108 - 4C
    3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 8 Days
    4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?" Very happy. \
    5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
    6 What ship are you sailing? Fantasy
    7. What day of the week was your cabin assigned? Friday
    8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? 7 am
    9. What month is your cruise? Oct, 2021
     

    gr8tdame

    Enchanted
    Joined
    Jul 23, 2007
    1. What category GTY cabin did you book? VGT
    2. What category and room # did you get? 5A. 10510
    3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 19
    4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?" Not Happy
    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 your cabin assigned? Wednesday
    8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? morning
    9. What month is your cruise? November
     

    Chrissy-Mickey

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 23, 2016
    1. What category GTY cabin did you book? VGT
    2. What category and room # did you get? 5A. 10510
    3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 19
    4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?" Not Happy
    Call DCL... if they have availability, they might be able to move you to a room you want.
     

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