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

CinderellaDream

Mouseketeer
Joined
Feb 27, 2013
#1. What category *GT cabin did you book and on which ship? VGT Dream
#2. What category and room # did you get? 4A 10092
#3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 4 days
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Happy - would normally choose deck 9 to have a buffer from pool deck noise but the noise from above wasn't too bad.
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
#6. What day of the week and time of day was your cabin assigned. Thursday afternoon
#7. What month is your cruise? Apr 2019
#8. How many days before departure did you book? 5 days
 

n2mm

aka WALTSGIRL
Joined
Oct 9, 2000
1. What category *GT cabin did you book and on which ship? OGT Dream
#2. What category and room # did you get? 9B 2542
#3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 13 Days
#4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Satisfied-exactly what I would’ve chosen myself, but would’ve been nice to get the next category higher, like 8B
#5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
#6. What day of the week and time of day was your cabin assigned. Tuesday noon
#7. What month is your cruise? May 2019
#8. How many days before departure did you book? 45 days
 
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william dietch

Earning My Ears
Joined
Apr 17, 2019
May 11th, waiting on my VGT reveal on the fantasy.

What would be considered good... anything but 7a?
 
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  • ember1205

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    Apr 15, 2019
    May 11th, waiting on my VGT reveal on the fantasy.

    What would be considered good... anything but 7a?
    I'm on the same ship/itinerary. Booked on 4/2 and am a Castaway Club Silver member. Still waiting on information with the departure being just over two weeks away.

    There seems to be no decrease in available Verandah staterooms today compared to three weeks ago when I booked. So, I'm holding out hope for a higher deck for myself.

    As far as what's better and such... Only you can decide that. The 07A category indicates a "Navigator's Verandah" which means that you don't have a 100% unobstructed view above a railing - it's a solid white wall with a very large porthole in it. For me, personally, I would very much prefer to not be assigned one of these rooms because I want to sit on my verandah in the morning to have coffee and this would definitely take away from the view. But, if that's what I get, so be it. I'll be on the ship for less than 7 full days in total (around 162 hours). I will likely spend no more than a total of 2-3 hours on my verandah during that entire time.
     

    william dietch

    Earning My Ears
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    Apr 17, 2019
    I'm on the same ship/itinerary. Booked on 4/2 and am a Castaway Club Silver member. Still waiting on information with the departure being just over two weeks away.

    There seems to be no decrease in available Verandah staterooms today compared to three weeks ago when I booked. So, I'm holding out hope for a higher deck for myself.

    As far as what's better and such... Only you can decide that. The 07A category indicates a "Navigator's Verandah" which means that you don't have a 100% unobstructed view above a railing - it's a solid white wall with a very large porthole in it. For me, personally, I would very much prefer to not be assigned one of these rooms because I want to sit on my verandah in the morning to have coffee and this would definitely take away from the view. But, if that's what I get, so be it. I'll be on the ship for less than 7 full days in total (around 162 hours). I will likely spend no more than a total of 2-3 hours on my verandah during that entire time.
    Yeah ,i booked through costco myself and i've been checking a few times and same stuff is available, rates went up a bit, i just checked and up to 1603 now, vs the 1450 i think, it's all negligible. This particular itinerary isn't as popular as the virgin islands itinerary so its a bit cheaper.. Interestingly, i noticed there is a lot of regular verandah available, as in say like probably 10+ Disney wouldn't put you in a 7a with a 4/5a or higher available and empty...At least i'd hope they wouldn't do that. That'd be rude. But, i don't know how the assignments work. i do see there is many non obstructed options available still.
     
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    ember1205

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    Apr 15, 2019
    In looking at the currently available for direct booking information... It SEEMS that ONLY stateroom 7022 is available in the 07A category. Looking up THAT room, it's only partially obstructed by the porthole as shown here: https://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/cruise-new/roomreport.cfm?Room=7022

    So, even if that's the room I get assigned, I will be pretty happy. Plus, it's a port side room which means morning sun on this itinerary for all but the last couple of days (when I'm going to be out there most).

    EDIT: Seems 6178 is available as well... Only partial obstruction in one corner.
     
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    william dietch

    Earning My Ears
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    Apr 17, 2019
    In looking at the currently available for direct booking information... It SEEMS that ONLY stateroom 7022 is available in the 07A category. Looking up THAT room, it's only partially obstructed by the porthole as shown here:

    So, even if that's the room I get assigned, I will be pretty happy. Plus, it's a port side room which means morning sun on this itinerary for all but the last couple of days (when I'm going to be out there most).

    EDIT: Seems 6178 is available as well... Only partial obstruction in one corner.
    I am sure it'll be great whatever room we get. I'm not stressing it at all, just curious! But, i wouldn't complain about more room with a toddler.... that's for sure.
     
  • rammh

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Aug 8, 2008
    Does anyone know what Travel Agent rates are officially considered? I have not ever booked one before. In my account it says GTY 7A however, when I asked the DCL cast member he said it is really a guaranteed "view" so made it sound like a VGT. Assuming the worst at a 7A on the Magic but no idea if it will be in the 45ish day category or the 10ish day assignment category. Anyone have experience to share?
     

    LittleMissMagic

    Victoria on Vacation
    Joined
    Dec 24, 2008
    1. What category *GT cabin did you book and on which ship? OGT Wonder
    #2. What category and room # did you get? 9A 5016
    #3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 15 Days
    #4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Very happy - it's a convenient location near the stairs, which I'm excited about.
    #5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
    #6. What day of the week and time of day was your cabin assigned. Monday
    #7. What month is your cruise? May 2019
    #8. How many days before departure did you book? 45 days
     

    i18mulan

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Aug 17, 2016
    #1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT Wonder
    #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? 4A - 7078
    #4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Happy to be between the midship and aft elevators. Short walk to the Cabanas.
    #5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/a
    #6. How many days before departure date did you book? 64 days
     

    Spartan86

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 15, 2017
    1. What category *GT cabin did you book and on which ship? VGT 7A Dream
    #2. What category and room # did you get? 5B 8526
    #3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 25
    #4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Very happy - Unobstructed veranda across the hall from second cabin booked for young adult son.
    #5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? Yes 8526/8527
    #6. What day of the week and time of day was your cabin assigned. Friday
    #7. What month is your cruise? May 2019
    #8. How many days before departure did you book? 31 days
     
  • william dietch

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Apr 17, 2019
    1. What category *GT cabin did you book and on which ship? VGT Fantasy
    #2. What category and room # did you get? 04D 6136
    #3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 12 Days
    #4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? i THINK so, i don't know anything about the rooms. No Port hole, so that's good
    #5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
    #6. What day of the week and time of day was your cabin assigned. Tuesday Morning
    #7. What month is your cruise? May 2019
    #8. How many days before departure did you book? 30 days
     

    ember1205

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Apr 15, 2019
    1. What category *GT cabin did you book and on which ship? VGT Fantasy
    #2. What category and room # did you get? 05A 10648
    #3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 12 Days
    #4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? I am very happy with the high deck, but not terribly excited about the placement (under Cabans's, far aft, right at elevators/stairs). We shall see.
    #5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
    #6. What day of the week and time of day was your cabin assigned. Tuesday Morning
    #7. What month is your cruise? May 2019
    #8. How many days before departure did you book? 39
     

    DIS_MIKE

    DCL Commodore
    Joined
    Feb 2, 2015
    1. What category *GT cabin did you book and on which ship? VGT Fantasy
    #2. What category and room # did you get? 04C 7134
    #3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 10 Days
    #4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? It's a Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom w/Verandah so I feel it is/was a bargain for the price I paid!
    #5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
    #6. What day of the week and time of day was your cabin assigned. It happened today - Tuesday but I am unsure of the time. I'm guessing in the morning as I checked around 2PM.
    #7. What month is your cruise? May 2019
    #8. How many days before departure did you book? 17 days
     

    rammh

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Aug 8, 2008
    Some people on our cruise got their assignment today but I haven’t yet we booked with the same discount
    Do they assign different categories on different days?
     
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    chopstick

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Oct 30, 2012
    #1. Did you book a IGT, OGT or VGT room, and on which ship? VGT Wonder
    #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? 6A 5142
    #4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Would have loved a plexiglass verandah, but we love being on deck 5 and are happy with the significant savings we got by booking guaranteed status.
    #5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? We have family on board who booked a regular rate HA room, we are located several decks below them but both aft.
    #6. How many days before departure date did you book? 74
     

    dacjam

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Oct 4, 2008
    1. What category *GT cabin did you book and on which ship? IGT Wonder
    #2. What category and room # did you get? 11C Deck 2 Forward
    #3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 14
    #4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover"- undesirable room/location? Definitely a leftover. I knew I could get the worst cabin on the ship but I was still disappointed.
    #5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
    #6. What day of the week and time of day was your cabin assigned. Tuesday afternoon
    #7. What month is your cruise? June 2019
    #8. How many days before departure did you book? 5 weeks
     

    mm824

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    May 15, 2018
    1. What category *GT cabin did you book and on which ship? OGT 9D Wonder
    #2. What category and room # did you get? 9C 2646
    #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"- undesirable room/location? Probably a leftover, but we paid $1600 less than the 9C/> Guarantee, so I'm happy to have a big window!
    #5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? N/A
    #6. What day of the week and time of day was your cabin assigned. Monday AM
    #7. What month is your cruise? June 2019
    #8. How many days before departure did you book? 8 Weeks
     

    ruadisneyfan2

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 20, 2006
    I love this thread. Thank you all. We're considering booking OGT or VGT for the Northern Europe sailing Sept 1. This thread is so helpful. We thought for sure that by booking this way, DCL would assign the crappiest room possible but that's definitely not the trend I'm seeing, especially with verandahs.
    :thumbsup2
     

    ruadisneyfan2

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 20, 2006
    Does anyone know what Travel Agent rates are officially considered? I have not ever booked one before. In my account it says GTY 7A however, when I asked the DCL cast member he said it is really a guaranteed "view" so made it sound like a VGT. Assuming the worst at a 7A on the Magic but no idea if it will be in the 45ish day category or the 10ish day assignment category. Anyone have experience to share?
    You probably have already sailed but I'm answering in case someone else has a similar question. 7A GTY means you booked a specific category and DCL will assign a cabin within that category. It is not restricted for cancellations, name changes, category changes, etc. OTOH, a VGT is very restricted. You must pay in full at time of booking and no cancellations possible. No name changes. No cabin changes. You don't even choose a category. DCL will assign a verandah from any of those categories. You get what you get and don't get upset. lol. I'm ok with that in exchange for the huge savings.
     

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