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Old 02-11-2007, 09:30 AM
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My son and his friend have booked a guaranteed room level for their cruise on the Sensation. He's received his documents, and from what I can tell, there still is no assigned cabin number...on the documents, where it says "Stateroom" it just says "Gty" or "Guaranty" or something like that. It isn't a stateroom number is all I know for sure.

So...if you book a guaranteed type of room, when DO you find out your stateroom number???

I'm curious because hubby and I have booked a guaranteed ocean view on the Freedom for our Med sailing in May....and I'm wondering when we'll find out exactly what stateroom we'll be in.
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My son and his friend have booked a guaranteed room level for their cruise on the Sensation. He's received his documents, and from what I can tell, there still is no assigned cabin number...on the documents, where it says "Stateroom" it just says "Gty" or "Guaranty" or something like that. It isn't a stateroom number is all I know for sure.

So...if you book a guaranteed type of room, when DO you find out your stateroom number???

I'm curious because hubby and I have booked a guaranteed ocean view on the Freedom for our Med sailing in May....and I'm wondering when we'll find out exactly what stateroom we'll be in.
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Old 02-11-2007, 09:40 AM
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My understanding is that you typically won't find out until you get to the pier.
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My understanding is that you typically won't find out until you get to the pier.

Good thing we like surprises, then, eh? *s*
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I don't know how things are these days, but I booked a guarantee cabin with Carnival back in 2003 and my agent told me it was pretty much impossible to get the cabin number before the cruise started. I changed the booking to a specific cabin and really won't try a guarantee again since I prefer to pick a cabin based on it's location.

Anyway, there will be someone on the pier with a manifest who will tell you your cabin number. You then get to complete your baggage tags while standing there.

There was a way to find out - known as the "Kelley Method" - where you went on the Carnival website and tried to order a gift for the booking by repeatedly entering cabin numbers until it "took" one. However, Carnival got wise to it and it won't work that way anymore. Again, this was a few years ago and I don't know if they have loosened up on divulging cabin numbers or not.
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Old 02-11-2007, 12:36 PM
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So...if you book a guaranteed type of room, when DO you find out your stateroom number???

When we booked on the Pride (guaranteed view) a few years back we received our cabin number when we got our docs. It changed twice at the pier.
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We were on the Conquest last Sept. our first cruise so I'm by no means very knowledgeable but when we received our docs the luggage tags were included with our room number on the tags. I'm not sure when we found out what our room # was but at least a few weeks prior departure.
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My friend and I booked through a travel agent and on the docs from her (haven't gotten official Carnival docs yet) it states the cabin number.

Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean it will STAY that number, I suppose.
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we received our cabin number when we got our docs. It changed twice at the pier.


...for better rooms or status quo??
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We were guaranteed an ocean view. We were assigned one Ocean view, then another one. When we boarded we were put in an balcony.
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