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Hello,

 

Never booked a guaranteed balcony room before, its cheaper, but is it worth it? What is the worse that can happen? Obstructed view..

 

For sure we get a balcony right? Do they upgrade sometimes..

 

Would love any imput.. Its $400 cheaper, but not sure..

 

thanks

newlu

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9 minutes ago, newlu said:

Hello,

 

Never booked a guaranteed balcony room before, its cheaper, but is it worth it? What is the worse that can happen? Obstructed view..

 

For sure we get a balcony right? Do they upgrade sometimes..

 

Would love any imput.. Its $400 cheaper, but not sure..

 

thanks

newlu

 

The ship matters.

 

Which ship?

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10 minutes ago, newlu said:

Hello,

 

Never booked a guaranteed balcony room before, its cheaper, but is it worth it? What is the worse that can happen? Obstructed view..

 

For sure we get a balcony right? Do they upgrade sometimes..

 

Would love any imput.. Its $400 cheaper, but not sure..

 

thanks

newlu

 

I'd have no problem doing a guarantee on a Voyager/Freedom class ship.  However, on a Quantum class ship, there are many obstructed view balconies.

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30 minutes ago, newlu said:

Hello,

 

Never booked a guaranteed balcony room before, its cheaper, but is it worth it? What is the worse that can happen? Obstructed view..

 

For sure we get a balcony right? Do they upgrade sometimes..

 

Would love any imput.. Its $400 cheaper, but not sure..

 

thanks

newlu

$400 is a pretty good discount, not worth it on Quantum Class.  Once you actually receive a cabin number you can change to any other available cabin on any deck in the same category. Lately cabins have been assigned later and later to put a stop to people changing cabins.   Rule of thumb, you must be happy getting the worst cabin in your category. 

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3 hours ago, newlu said:

thanks! It would be on the Freedom of the Seas.  I think we will go for it!

 

thanks again!!

 

I did a balcony guarantee on her sister ship Liberty several years ago. Great location on the Forward upper deck - deck 9, I believe - very quiet location. The only slightly negative was it was a connecting room but my neighbors were mostly quiet except for one or two occasions.

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22 hours ago, Merion_Mom said:

 

I would be ok taking a balcony guarantee on the Freedom.  Good luck!

Did a Balcony GTY on Grandeur for Feb. We got a balcony on deck 7. Seems to be a good location, between Centrum and Aft. It is a connected cabin.

Should I have concerns?

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6 hours ago, Arzeena said:

Did a Balcony GTY on Grandeur for Feb. We got a balcony on deck 7. Seems to be a good location, between Centrum and Aft. It is a connected cabin.

Should I have concerns?

 

Two reasons we won't do guaranteed. 

 

Under pool/Windjammer deck. So Deck 7 is fine

Possibility of getting a connecting cabin. Bingo

 

In my opinion

 

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I took a chance last week and booked a guaranteed balcony on a last minute cruise next month on the Vision. We received our cabin assignment - deck 7, mid-ship, not connecting. It looks like we are under the shops. I think it's a 1B. So I am super happy with that! 

 

I have booked a guarantee on Carnival's Magic and received a cove balcony that smelled so strongly of sewage that I couldn't sit outside. To me, that's the worst that could happen.

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