Originally Posted by aerospace
Check and see how many cabins are still available, if there are many near your category an upgrade is more likely. I did hear that upgrades are based on loyalty so if someone has sailed princess 30 times they get upgraded first if youve been 20 times if you booked the same category of course.
Originally Posted by poppadock
I sail with a couple who tells me that they get upgraded all the time, it comes from their TA.
The mysterious ways of the upgrade fairy are full of rumors. Here are some that float around:
Those who have sailed the most
First time cruisers, to encourage them
The ones who booked earliest
The ones who paid the most for the same category cabin
The ones whose TA does the most business
The ones whose TA is the most persistent in calling
The ones whose TA has completed the cruise line's special courses
Those traveling together with others
Those traveling alone
Those who booked on a guarantee
Some mysterious and unknown formula that weights all these ideas together in some way
So who knows? The knitting falling on a random key makes as much sense as anything.