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A 9D (or any other category-specific) GTY is not the same as an OGT. OGT ...
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A 9D (or any other category-specific) GTY is not the same as an OGT. OGT will give you anything within a broader classification - any inside, any outside w/porthole, any verandah.
Since DCL added sub-categories (a, b, c, d, e...), the notion of an "upgrade" on a GTY has gotten interesting. Buy a 9D, and even a 9C becomes an upgrade. Not quite as exciting as going from a 9 to an 8, but you're more likely to get something that's considered an upgrade this way than in the past. The basic notion with GTYs is that they sell at the price of the cheapest stateroom within a grouping - 11c for inside rooms, 9d for outside porthole rooms, etc. This brings in folks who are bargain hunting, without eroding the advertised prices of the higher categories.
oooh ok, I see. Thanks for the clarification Dave. We have only booked a GTY once before and it was a basic standard inside GTY (which was a crazy slashed 40% off for the Med cruise back on 2010). This was the first time we ever booked with a category (I just checked it was 9c).
I still think we got a decent deal, considering some of the prices out there and considering the 7 night was almost the same price we paid for a 5 night on the Disney Dream in an inside cabin last year! I think it depends on the cruise. It looks like DCL is having a harder time selling Alaska so I think the prices might start reflecting that.