Verandah Guaranteed room assignment

If you booked Guaranteed verandah room, how many days out was your room assigned?

@jennyturin I believe you’re being paged

I think mine was a VGT rate, actually, and IIRC we got our room assignment about 2 weeks out?

I booked VGT. Saved $1200 from my original booking which had the 10% off placeholder discount. I did add the travel insurance at the suggestion of my TA since it became non-refundable.

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Well I booked 2 VGTs for January a few weeks ago…but I haven’t of course been assigned a room yet. I’ll let you know when it happens

“Category: VGT
Deck: To Be Assigned
Location: To Be Assigned”

“Category: VGT
Deck: To Be Assigned
Location: To Be Assigned”

for both right now.

*This is my cruise date: January 06 - 13, 2023
** This is when I booked: 7/20/22 for one and 7/23/22 for the other.

*GT is usually within 14 days of embarkation.

A specific category GTY like 8A GTY is usually further out - like 30 days or so.

BUT it can be up to at the port on embarkation day.

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So when you get the yellow tags for luggage, does it omit room number and I just add those on with a sharpie?

I’ll be leaving for Disney on a Tuesday and cruise doesn’t leave until Saturday. I can’t remember how soon I got my tags last year.

I have never done a *GT so I’m not sure - but I think the bar code links to your reservation and that is what is scanned.

Or you can just have the porters put tags on at the port when you have the cabin assignment.

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My tags had the room number on them. They only came a couple of days before I sailed

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Im on my 3rd gt. First one i never got tags, assigned 15d out. Second we got tags, assigned about 2 weeks out. Both times we got great rooms. No upgrade on the dream igt, it was a standard w no split bathroom BUT super quiet midship deck 7. For the magic vgt we went from 6a to 5c, aft deck 6 near the elevators. Awesome room.

This time we are vgt on the dec 17 fantasy. Hoping for midship since DH gets seasick and the caribbean in dec is not the med in june. Will try to get an early port arrival time and upgrade at port if not. There’s a thread on disboards where people report their assignments, dates, etc

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I’ve done it twice in the last 6 months. One was about 2 weeks out, and the other was about 8 days out.

FWIW, we always got a decent version of our guaranteed room. Nothing “awesome” or slightly better than expected. But nevertheless what we expected, so we were happy. You do always hope for something a bit better, though!

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Got my VGT room assignment yesterday, 16 days out. Got a deluxe family Oceanview stateroom with Verandah in 4E category so we have an extended verandah. Had originally booked 5A regular verandah room before switching to the VGT. Saved $1200 and got a better room than we had booked. Yay!

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