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Old September 22nd, 2010, 03:04 PM
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Paul,

I missed almost 10 years of cruising, coming back to the fold in 2007.

Biggest change? $$$ wise ...

The hysteria about the "upsell fairy".

Upgrades used to be free on cruise lines and almost automatic if you had status.

I speak as a past frequent cruiser and as a working travel agent until the early 90's.

Now it is quite clear that a key part of the ship dispatcher's job is to monetize every operational upgrade.

Passengers would now outbid each other to receive what used to be given out FOC.
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