Guarantee Status vs. IGT/OGT/VGT

btbnola

Earning My Ears
Joined
Feb 18, 2020
Booked VGT with Restrictions on the Wonder on February 8 for sailing March 2. No category was provided.
Received cabin assignment 2/17. Category 5B and Cabin 7102
Happy with the cabin and location!
 

insureman

DIS Veteran
Joined
Oct 3, 2008
1. What category GTY cabin did you book? VGT
2. What category and room # did you get? 5A Deck 9 Aft
3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 9 Days
4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?"Great cabin near aft elevators
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 you cabin assigned? Wednesday
8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? 9:30AM
9. What month is your cruise? Feb '20
 

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  • JM_97

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Dec 17, 2019
    I'm trying to decide if it's worth the risk for an OGT. What have people's experiences been with doing OGT? I'm wondering if it would be worth it since there's so many categories I could be in. I'm stuck between OGT and IGT.
     

    cwis

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 3, 2016
    I'm trying to decide if it's worth the risk for an OGT. What have people's experiences been with doing OGT? I'm wondering if it would be worth it since there's so many categories I could be in. I'm stuck between OGT and IGT.
    Same. We decided to go for the OGT, thinking “at least we're going to see the ocean, and we can always try to upgrade to a Verandah if we really really really don't like the stateroom”.
     

    slatterie

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jan 2, 2012
    1. What category GTY cabin did you book? VGT
    2. What category and room # did you get? 6B Deck 5 Aft
    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?" Not sure. It is all the way in the back so kinda worried about the engine noise, but the verandah looks very spacious that I might actually spend some time on it.
    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? 10:30 AM
    9. What month is your cruise? Mar'20
     

    DisMommyTX

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 7, 2015
    1. What category GTY cabin did you book? VGT
    2. What category and room # did you get? 5A, deck 10 all the way forward
    3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 11 Days
    4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?" Not sure. Very glad it isn't a navigator's veranda but was hoping for one of the family balcony cabins (2A + 2 teens); concerned by reports of early morning noise from fitness center directly above.
    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? Tuesday
    8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? 12:30 pm
    9. What month is your cruise? Mar 2020

    Other observations from FB group... Guests with connecting cabins received their assignments one day before. We booked 6 months in advance and received our assignment at the same time as another party of 4 who booked 2 weeks ago, but they got a quiet 4A. :confused3 Several family verandas still available, so we may try to upgrade to quieter location at port.

    Eta- We did upgrade at the port but it cost a lot. 5A to 4D was $602. They wanted almost $900 for 5A to 4A. There were lots of rooms available in every category except concierge, but that didn't seem to affect cost in any way. We were very grateful we moved. We had 3 days of 14ft seas with 40knot winds. Lots of rolling and swaying, and deck 11 all the way fwd would have been much worse. Definitely felt the engine vibration on deck 6 mid/aft though. Extra space was worth it!
     
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  • closetmickey

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 2, 2009
    When booking an IGT/OGT/
    1. What category GTY cabin did you book? IGT
    2. What category and room # did you get? 11A Deck 6.
    3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 12 days out
    4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?" I am happy as we didn't want to be on Deck 1 or 2. We still may try to upgrade at port to a Varanda.
    5. If you booked more than one room, are they close together? We booked one room only.
    6 What ship are you sailing? Magic
    7. What day of the week was you cabin assigned? Tuesday
    8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? 12 PST
    9. What month is your cruise? Jan 2020
    Were you able to upgrade at the port? What was the price differential? Thanks!
     

    soniam

    Wooden leg named Smith...
    Joined
    Jun 22, 2012
    They have already released guaranteed rates for my cruise in July. We don't have paid in full until 3/20. I thought they usually waited until after PIF. I am tempted, since I could save $2000 on a verandah. However, I have a 5A deck 9 aft booked now, I suspect I would end up with an undersized verandah. Looking at what cheap verandahs are available on my sailing, that seems to be what's left. What do you guys think about this? Is it normal to release them before PIF?
     

    princesscinderella

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 27, 2011
    1. What category GTY cabin did you book? GTY 4a, had ocean view assigned cabin booked a year out and after paid in full I called to see if I could switch to a verandah because of the possibility of quarantine because of the virus. They said they could gty a 4a cabin but weren’t assigning them until closer to sailing. I paid $950 for the switch the same cost as if I booked a verandah from the beginning.
    2. What category and room # did you get? V
    Concierge with the bump out verandah
    3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 36 Days
    4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?" We are ecstatic about being complementary upgraded to concierge!! :dogdance: Received an email about the upgrade from the concierge land team asking me to call and confirm.
    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? Thursday- the day cancellations were allowed without penalty due to Coronavirus fears.
    8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? 1:45 pm
    9. What month is your cruise? April 2020

    We are still in shock about this amazing upgrade as the price difference is huge for this spring break sailing. We are DVC with a ton of home resorts and this will be our 9th Disney cruise so maybe this helped with the pixie dust.

    ***sadly due to coronavirus we will not be sailing
     
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    Jimmy Vegas

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Oct 20, 2016
    1. What category GTY cabin did you book? VGT
    2. What category and room # did you get? 5A Deck 10 Fwd
    3. How many days before the cruise were you assigned your room? 51 Days
    4. Are you happy with your assignment or do you feel like you got a "leftover?" Very happy with the room. Upgrade from 7A guarantee.
    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 you cabin assigned? Wednesday
    8. What time of day was your cabin assigned? 9:00AM
    9. What month is your cruise? May '20

    I'm booked on the May 30th Fantasy. Just hope the cruise doesn't get cancelled. I've been on the other 3 ships but first time for the Fantasy. Excited to finally try out the Fantasy.
     




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