• On Apr 10, 2017
    Kathie from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do you book a GTY category stateroom on DCL, and are they cheaper to book ?

    Welcome aboard, Kathie! Planning a magical vacation at sea with Disney is always so fun, and it all begins with picking a ship and sail date and then the stateroom that is perfect for your family. Perfect for me not only includes the right size and location, but the right price too!

    Occasionally, Disney offers guests the opportunity to book a Guaranteed stateroom, or GTY. This means that you pay a certain price that is listed, guaranteeing that you will have a stateroom in that specific category of rooms, or better, though your stateroom will not be assigned until closer to sailing. Usually, when I've done this, I've found the price is better than other staterooms in that category, and a couple times we've ended up with a higher category stateroom than what we paid for when our room was assigned. Bonus! These are not always offered, but usually if a cruise still have available rooms a month or two out from sailing, as a way to help fill those staterooms.

    When you play around with the Find A Cruise page of the website, you can choose your sail date and ship and then check out the pricing and stateroom availability. That is where you'd see if a GTY stateroom is offered. If so, and the price is right, book it if you don't mind not choosing your exact stateroom location. We have always had great experiences booking Guaranteed staterooms, and I love saving money!

    I hope those details help as you continue to plan your cruise, Kathie. Please stop back and visit us again with any other questions as you get ready to set sail with Captain Mickey and his crew!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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