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Old January 28th, 2005, 02:36 PM
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This is our first time booking a specific cabin, after always booking gty rooms and I have to say, I'm thrilled!

We knew we wanted an 8C (extended balcony - aft) and after some terrific effort from my TA, we have an 8E for less than what I thought the 8C would be!

It seems strange to already have a cabin number - I'm used to that last minute "surprise", but I have my extended balcony and can't wait to "watch the wake" as the ocean goes by!

Now, if only I can settle down and WAIT until September!

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Old January 28th, 2005, 02:44 PM
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Congrats,

I am in the process of trying to see if I can change mine. I posted a minute ago regarding the riveria deck on Inspiration.

I know since I booked a specific room, I may not have any luck, but thanks
to you, at least now I have some hope.

Keeping my fingers crossed.......

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Congratulations Dorothy,
I know how excited you must be ............... it's not that long until September! I've read a lot of good things about the Miracle, I'm sure you will love it! And of course, I'm looking forward to the "review".

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We've cruised 3 times - the last 2 we specified our room number b/c we love to be on level 8 midship.

How often do people do this? Do the vast majority do guarantees? Just curious.

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Old January 28th, 2005, 09:03 PM
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We are fixing to take our first cruise. We booked an oceanview room on the Sensation on the Riviera deck. I believe to be somewhere around midship. Is this a good room?? I can see what is on top of us but not under us.
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Old January 28th, 2005, 10:06 PM
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What's your cabin number, Bushwacker?

I've wondered the same thing, JA. Jim, Kuki? Any guesses as to a percentage of how many people book a specific room and how many book gtys?

For me, it's been a process of figuring out a little more on each cruise what I really *want* from a cruise.

We knew last cruise that we had been upgraded before we got to the pier, so I kind of missed that moment on our first cruise when the porter told us about our upgrade.

Guess I'll miss that moment this time, too, but I suspect the aft balcony will MORE than make up for any disappointment.

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I have always booked a specific cabin. I decided I wanted the 'element of surprise' and possibly an upgrade for my last cruise. NEVER again. I found my cabin #, and I would have been stuck in some awful little inside cabin. Called the PVP, very disappointed, and three days before the cruise, she got me an assigned cabin w/two portholes. Gotta love those PVPs.
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I think from reading these boards that most people just book and basically take what they are given, always with the thought in mind that they may be upgraded.
I always book a specific cabin. I keep up to date brochures from the major lines and when I call the T.A. I have my brochure open and ready. The last time I booked a guarantee was in ' 91 on Celebrity's " Horizon ". We ended up under the galley. It was a challenge, to say the least, to try to sleep. Since then, I know exactly where my bunk is before I leave home. But, to each his / her own.

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