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  • Apr
  • 2019

Choosing Cruise Ship Rooms: What is a GTY Cabin?

what is a gty cabin

Assigned Staterooms

When you book an assigned stateroom, you choose your cabin from the ship’s deck plan. You can expect to pay more for this cabin, but for many people, the difference in price is more than worth the conveniences it provides. They can choose the room that is on the side of the ship they prefer, the deck they want, or where they can choose rooms close to those belonging to other members of their family or group.

Assigned staterooms are about personal preference which can include a number of factors. You may want a room near the elevators or you may prefer upper decks to avoid stairs and elevator use as often. Assigned staterooms are the perfect choice for many people because they know they will get the exact room they choose.

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GTY Savings

When you select a GTY cabin, you know you are getting the lowest fare for the category of room selected. You also know there is a possibility you might get an upgrade, although that is not a good reason to choose this option. The main reason for choosing a GTY room is to save money. It’s the best value if you don’t plan to spend much time in your room.

If you intend to spend most of your time onboard enjoying the activities, entertainment, casino, lounges, the deck, swimming pools, restaurants, and shopping, a GTY cabin is your best option for a great room at the lowest price. If you plan to spend as many hours as possible exploring all the ports-of-call and only use your room for sleeping and showering, that’s another reason to book a GTY cabin.

If you have more questions about guarantee staterooms, please contact one of our experienced travel agents here at We are more than happy to answer any questions you have. We will help you decide whether booking a traditional cabin or guarantee stateroom is best for you. You can contact us by calling 1.888.804.CRUISE (2784) or visit our website,

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