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Old July 23rd, 2010, 09:34 AM
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Default how long did you wait for your cabin assignment?

Just for fun, and because it was a good thing to do last time, we took a guarantee for our sailing in August on the Veendam. Question is, we are 2 weeks from sailing and no cabin yet. How many of you do this? I'm just thrilled to be able to go back to Bermuda!
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Have you filled out all your precruise pape work online yet? It may show your cabin there.
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yeah, it's no big deal really. I fill it out the day after I sign up for the cruise because that's me. I guess it adds to the excitement!
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Our experience has been that the cabin assignment usually shows up 7-10 days before sailing. It adds to the excitement of the cruise!
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We got ours immediately upon booking last December for our Dec.2010 cruise
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Usually 7-10 days out, but once it was a day or two before the cruise, and I went from an inside cabin to the highest category of outside.

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Henry, with a guarentee, you are not assigned a cabin when booking...it's a roll of the dice, and, an assignment close to your cruise..
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Sometimes you won't even get your cabin assignment until you arrive at the pier, but like the others said probably 7-10 days before your cruise.

Henry - you couldn't have booked a Guarantee and got a cabin # a year before your cruise - you must have booked a specific cabin.
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I have received a guarantee cabin assignment anywhere from sixty days to five days before the cruise.

It really depends on how full the ship is and if additional inventory is needed in your category for "specials".

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Thanks everyone for your responses! I think this is fun waiting. We've booked specific cabins in the past but I'm ok with a guarantee at this point.
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My TA swears that we will have the cabin she told us we were getting .The 2 other couples that are cruising with us were told the same thing by their respective TA's .
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Sometimes you won't even get your cabin assignment until you arrive at the pier, but like the others said probably 7-10 days before your cruise.

Henry - you couldn't have booked a Guarantee and got a cabin # a year before your cruise - you must have booked a specific cabin.
That is correct-a specific cabin
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We got our cabin assignment last night. 9 days from sailing! Nice upgrade, very happy overall. And I just can't wait now!
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We booked the same way, 7 days to go and still no cabin assignment. I contacted HAL they said it would be 1-7 days prior to sailing before cabins would be assigned.
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3 days to cruise and we have a cabin assignment! YAHOO!! Everything is falling into place now, just one more working day and then a spa day! :-)
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4 days to sailing and no cabin assignment!!-makes me more nervous than excited.

Question- For those who have had to wait until 3 days or less before sailing, why do you think it took so long? IOW, what causes assignments so close to sailing? Have your upgrades been better when assigned close to sailing or is that not relevant?
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I tend to think that they are figuring out the cancellations. We also received an upsell a few days before sailing that we took gladly. We went to a lanai cabin, midship for $99.00 per person and we considered it a steal.
We had a wonderful time on that cruise and the air condioning on the August 8th sailing of the Veendam worked fine.
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This is nerve racking!!! I really do not like leaving on the plane with no cabin assignment. 2 days until the ship leaves- no upsell no nothing. If they are trying to figure out cancellations- what happens if I get to pier and there are no cancellations? I will have already spent money on plane and pre-cruise hotel? Has this ever happened?
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Did you book through a TA, internet agency or HAL? Whichever one you booked with, why don't you call them.

You may not know your cabin # until you get to the pier. I am sure it's nerve wracking but I really don't think you have anything to worry about as this has happened to others.
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This is nerve racking!!! I really do not like leaving on the plane with no cabin assignment. 2 days until the ship leaves- no upsell no nothing. If they are trying to figure out cancellations- what happens if I get to pier and there are no cancellations? I will have already spent money on plane and pre-cruise hotel? Has this ever happened?
You would have avoided this problem had you booked a specific cabin. By purchasing a "guaranteed" cabin, you have to roll with the punches. I'm sure that you will have a cabin assignment prior to leaving your home or at the time you check in at the pier.
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I don't often purchase a "Guaranteed" cabin. But, when I do, I get my cabin assignment about one week out.

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