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View Poll Results: upgrades/upsells?
I got an upgrade/upsell & I was happy 4 30.77%
I never got an upgrade/upsell call 7 53.85%
I took it & was satisfied 2 15.38%
I took it and was sorry 0 0%
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Old November 1st, 2011, 09:35 AM
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Default Upgrades..ya or nay?

When you booked your cabin, you were happy, but hey, a suite, sounds sweet huh? So, how did that whole upsell/upgrade offer work for you?

Did You have an anchor at your head, or the disco, dancers lulling you to sleep? Hopefully, you ended up with the Owners Suite!

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Old November 1st, 2011, 10:15 AM
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Every upgrade until our most recent experience had been very good, however the most recent one that we've droned on about moved us from a chosen cabin to one that was below a potentially noisy area, next to a void which most likely housed crew work areas/quarters. These areas are also smoking areas for the crew, and can be very noisy with machinery or de-mob happy crew. We were very happy to be 'downgraded' to our original cabin.

btw not sure if this is a Carnival wide policy now or just P&O, but as we didn't state that we did NOT want an upgrade, P&O reserve the right to move you to any other cabin on the ship, without notice, and it only has to be 1 grade higher now, not one category as it was in the 2011/2012 brochure. Be warned, read the T&Cs every time the brochure comes out in case your chosen provider change their rules !!

Alan - I'll try & shut up about this now ;-)
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Old November 1st, 2011, 10:25 AM
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Alan, the impetus for this poll, was th NCL thread about the downgrade and your responces, so never shut up Information is power, so we all help each other!
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Best Rule(s) of Thumb.......

Book a Guarantee.....Be prepared for the worst and hope for the best.

Book a specific stateroom you do not want to be moved from.....Advise whomever you have booked with that no upgrades will be accepted.

Book a specific stateroom and be willing to be "upgraded"......make sure you are advised of the change and able to refuse the upgrade.

Book a specific stateroom and get the "UPSELL CALL"......Before accepting the offer, make sure you know the specifics of the "Upgrade" i.e. stateroom location, whats above/below you, if it is in a location you can deal with for the length of your cruise, AND the total costs.

A knowledgeable and travel savy passenger will come out ahead in any scenario above if they are prepared and have done their homework.
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I put ''never'' because apart from once we have never been asked, usually we are happy with the cabin & position (aft).
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In 2008 we booked an Outside cabin and were upgraded to a Balcony cabin .We hope to get an upgrade on our next cruise .
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