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#1
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Can someone explain to me how the cabin assignments work on guaranteed cabins?
Our cruise leaves in 12 days and still nothing. Is anyone else waiting for cabin assignments on HAL for cruises leaving October 1st or earlier?
Thanks.
#2
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Welcome to Cruise Critic!

We've done 9 guarantees and most of them were assigned at 11 or 10 days out. The shortest was 5 days out. Check on your Roll Call: https://www.cruisecritic.com/rollcalls/ to see if others are still waiting.
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#3
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Joined May 2016
Originally posted by my heart will go on
Can someone explain to me how the cabin assignments work on guaranteed cabins?
Our cruise leaves in 12 days and still nothing. Is anyone else waiting for cabin assignments on HAL for cruises leaving October 1st or earlier?
Thanks.
We usually see ours about a week before sailing date if I'm remembering correctly.
#4
Sturbridge, MA , USA
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Joined Jun 2000
Not sure how they do it.....I am 9 days before my cruise and just got my cabin assignment yesterday!! Its so hard to be patient!! They told my TA 10 days out and sure enough thats what it was! We had made reservations a year ahead..
#5
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Joined Jul 2001
Welcome to Cruise Critic.


No one knows how HAL decides when guaranteed cabins will be assigned.


Some people have gotten their assignments 2 - 3 weeks before their cruise.


Others have gotten their assignments just a couple of days before their cruise.


And then there have been people who got their cabin assignment at the pier.


Keep checking your "Luggage Tag" on HAL's assignment. Hope you get a good cabin.
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#6
NM Northern Mts
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Welcome to Cruise Critic. You should get your assignment soon, but once we got ours at the pier. If you don't have your assignment before you leave, no worries! Our best assignment was the one we got at the pier. Had to go find the porter with the manifest (all the luggage porters know who had it) so they could mark our luggage tag with the room number, no biggy, they have markers and tags.
Let us know when you get your assignment, and if you are comfortable, tell us if you got any category upgrade from what you booked. We're waiting for an assignment for an Oct 20th departure... so around two weeks out I'll start checking - then I'll check 3 times a day! Fingers crossed for all of us! m--
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#7
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Joined Sep 2017
So, should we leave our luggage even if we don't have our cabin number on our luggage tags? They have our name... I guess they'll find us eventually.
We're already in a signature suite, so maybe we'll get bumped up to a pinnacle suite! lol
#8
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Originally posted by my heart will go on
So, should we leave our luggage even if we don't have our cabin number on our luggage tags? They have our name... I guess they'll find us eventually.
We're already in a signature suite, so maybe we'll get bumped up to a pinnacle suite! lol

I hope you do!

The way I nudge the assignments into action is to print out one luggage tag. Usually the very next day, we get assigned, so I get the rip up that tag and print out the new one.
#9
NM Northern Mts
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Originally posted by my heart will go on
So, should we leave our luggage even if we don't have our cabin number on our luggage tags? They have our name... I guess they'll find us eventually.
We're already in a signature suite, so maybe we'll get bumped up to a pinnacle suite! lol
I would track down a porter with a manifest and get your cabin number onto the luggage tag. I would not want to leave luggage at the pier without a room number. And you'll most likely have your room number very soon. m--
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#10
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Joined May 2016
Originally posted by SilvertoGold
I hope you do!

The way I nudge the assignments into action is to print out one luggage tag. Usually the very next day, we get assigned, so I get the rip up that tag and print out the new one.
Thanks for that tip! I will try it next time
#13
USA
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Joined May 2016
My guess is you will be assigned on Thursday. Call me sceptical but I'm thinking being assigned after printing a luggage tag is a coincidence. It hasn't worked for me but good luck to you OP.
#14
San Diego, CA
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We received our cabin assignment last December for our sailing next week, because we selected it and confirmed it at time of booking.
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#16
Florida
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Joined Jun 2005
We are four days from cruising and still no cabin. We have received two upgrade offers. The first was from inside to outside for $129 each. The second was for the exact same upgrade for $79. Fortunately we said no the first time. We have also declined the second offer. The categories they offered were in the bowels of the ship and far forward. We might still get assigned those cabins but we won't have paid extra. Don't like not knowing but we rolled the dice and will have to wait.


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#17
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Joined Sep 2017
Originally posted by sopo1953
We are four days from cruising and still no cabin. We have received two upgrade offers. The first was from inside to outside for $129 each. The second was for the exact same upgrade for $79. Fortunately we said no the first time. We have also declined the second offer. The categories they offered were in the bowels of the ship and far forward. We might still get assigned those cabins but we won't have paid extra. Don't like not knowing but we rolled the dice and will have to wait.


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I'm at a loss as to why they have to wait so long. We started with a basic verandah cabin, then the price dropped, by like $3000. So I demanded something. We ended up with cruise credits & now a signature suite, but as a guarantee. I used to know what cabin we were in, but now we wait... 11 days out and nothing. And for you, 4 days out is stupid. This will be our last cruise with HAL. Going back to Celebrity.
#18
Oklahoma City
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Joined Oct 2000
Originally posted by sopo1953
We are four days from cruising and still no cabin. We have received two upgrade offers. The first was from inside to outside for $129 each. The second was for the exact same upgrade for $79. Fortunately we said no the first time. We have also declined the second offer. The categories they offered were in the bowels of the ship and far forward. We might still get assigned those cabins but we won't have paid extra. Don't like not knowing but we rolled the dice and will have to wait.
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Did you ask which cabins were available for the upsell? I have been able to do this and received/selected some very good cabins.
#20
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Joined Feb 2011
Originally posted by sopo1953
... four days from cruising and still no cabin. .... but we rolled the dice and will have to wait.
hope it's a good omen. Our latest assignment was our best upgrade ... from an interior to a verandah.