Wait list vs. unavailable
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If they had an unreserved suite in a category, that should be "available", right?
"Unavailable" means they're all completely, thoroughly sold out, right?
So . . . "wait list" . . does that mean that they *are* all reserved, but they think a few people might back out, so they'll allow you to wait? Like overbooking by airlines? BUT, then how do they decide the cutoff between "waitlist" and "unavailable"? Oversold by one or two vs. oversold by 5 or 6?
Yep, still confused!
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As far as oversold, waitlist, etc., each cruise line would have it's own formula as to when to place cabins on a waitlist category. A guarantee is a DEFINITE of getting the category you paid for, or better.
Threechicks is right. The waitlist gives you a cabin IF one becomes available in that category.
Regent has a tendency to notify those on a guarantee really late. Some don't know the cabin until they are actually at the dock. If you prefer a certain type of cabin on a certain deck, then don't do a guarantee or a waitlist, as you could end up with a cabin you won't be happy with.
BTW, I think most cruisers would be happy in ANY Regent suite!
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