I signed up for a cruise via the internet. Only 3 types of cabins remained -- "SS," "A" and something else (I forget, but it was an inside cabin). I selected and paid for the A cabin, with verandah. I received a written confirmation that said they were all out of A cabins but had put me in a B cabin (with verandah) at a lower price. I've never heard of being bumped down, especially when they didn't even offer B cabins. Isn't the usual "rule" that when you pay for a specific item, and the item isn't available, you get bumped up? At the very least, shouldn't the website state somewhere that bumping down is a possibility?
Before anyone jumps on me for being unappreciative or the like, I can certainly live with the B cabin at the lower price, but if the CruiseMates experts think my concern is worth pursuing, then why not?