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Old April 14th, 2005, 04:26 PM
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Default How soon can u use the Kelley Method?

We've always booked our own cabins. This time we're doing a guarantee for less money. This may be our last time if we're not happy.
We're booked out right now at 8 weeks to go. How soon could you try the Kelley method to find your room? I just read someone found it and they're cruising in 45 days. I didn't think they figure out cabins til much closer to your cruise as it can change. (for the better I hope) I'm guessing too when I find it, it could still change unless it's just a few days prior to leaving?

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Old April 14th, 2005, 05:24 PM
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I have a feeling that by the time you can use it you'll have way too much to do to spend that kind of time.

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Old April 14th, 2005, 06:52 PM
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My cruise is booked for June 6th on the Inspiration and I just found my room yesterday. I found it in gifts on the Carnival website. I got a upgrade on a 6a guar. Room is M188.
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Old April 14th, 2005, 09:57 PM
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Default Re: How soon can u use the Kelley Method?

>>We've always booked our own cabins. This time we're doing a guarantee for less money. This may be our last time if we're not happy.>>

If you have any doubt, which you seem to by your statement, that you might not be "happy" why wouldn't you book a specific cabin instead of leaving it to chance?

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Old April 14th, 2005, 10:08 PM
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Well, to save money. We're taking an extra person this time and had to book two rooms. Never had to do this before and also our first time in the summer which is more expensive. We did book a balcony, so I think we'll be fine.. We usually get mid ship. Haven't ever been near the very front or back. So if we end up somewhere I don't like, it's my fault we didn't book a specific cabin. I might like to be in the front or back.
It's not like it's going to ruin my cruise. I just prefer to know my cabin #. Next time...Who knows...we may get upgraded to a suite! Wishful thinking...
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What is the Kelley method?
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Old April 17th, 2005, 09:32 AM
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We are cruising May 22 on Destiny and I found our cabin using the Kelley Method and it was really easy If the cabin number is true.
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Hi
I sail on June 05 to the Bahamas on the Triumph and I found out my room number yesterday by using the gift method--took me about 2 hours but well worth doing as I had booked an 8a balcony guartnee on the upper deck and I am now on the Panorama deck 10. Anyone been on this deck. I am so excited--we can't wait.
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Old April 18th, 2005, 09:35 AM
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Please, could someone tell me what the kelley method is?
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Old April 18th, 2005, 11:47 AM
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If you have your documents look on the back of the one you fill out for your sign & sail card. On the bottom left is your booking number. Sometimes your cabin number is in the numbers right after the booking number. That can change the closer you get to sailing if you booked a guaranty. I know someone who's room changed about four times prior to getting to the ship.

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Hello you seasoned cruisers!

This is my first cruise and I booked a Guaranty Larger Outside Cat. E on Zuiderdam. This will suit me fine as it has a window.

I was wondering my cabin number so I could do my immigration papers on-line (from Canada, eh!) and they keep telling me they cannot proceed without a cabin #. I leave this Saturday and will take the hand-filled immigration forms with me, but if I go by the "Kelley Method" my room assignment is 001. I don't think that's it! But I will try putting in 001 and see if it helps. Any comments appreciated.

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Hello CruiseMates,

I tried the immigration form using the 001 and it worked!!!!! I filled out my form and I found out my cabin#. They upgraded me two levels. Not bad. But if it changes before we leave, also no problem, as I can only sleep in one bed anyway and I have a window, what else do you need? Maybe as I cruise more I will find out, but for now, I am a happy camper.

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All the best,

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