There is always a chance that group space will be available on any given sailing. However, at this point there just isn't anyway of knowing for sure. I would expect though that if a "non-recoginized by Crystal" group were to book that your agent would add some extra amenities for the group members.
Also, the best chance of getting group space is to be ready with some concrete bookings the day it is released. Something the agent would be able to bring to the group desk and say "Look, I've been telling you for the last year this group is going on a holiday sailing, here are 5 bookings that are ready to go. What can you do for us that will ensure they go to you and not another line?" So be ready Oct/Nov 2009!
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- Time to book your cabin on the Cunard group cruises!