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Old May 7th, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Have you ever been called by your travel agent, close to your sailing with "an amazing deal" to get a"better" cabin? Different, then an upgrade, as you will know the cabin, but, have you been contacted,and, did you take it? Was the price insane or, did you think it was an amazing deal?

In the same vein.....sometimes the ship oversells,and they want your cabin...The cruise line is willing to offer you the world to, change the date, give you a better or longer cruise. Has this offer ever been presented to you? I have read on these boards that it has happened, and, if I remember, in "most" cases vacations from work could not be rearranged and, flights were booked, so it was refused. If it could be worked out, it can be an exciting gift. Has this ever been offered to you?

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Old May 7th, 2012, 11:53 AM
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We have been offered upsells a few times.

Normally we book a guarantee cabin in a category that works for us. If we get an upgrade we are happy and if we don't we are happy too. So we rarely accept an upsell. In some cases we have turned down an upsell, and eventually been upgraded anyhow. Once we did accept, AIRC we upgraded from an obstructed outside to a balcony on a 14 day cruise for $200 pp. We consider each offer and make a decision based on many factors.

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Old May 7th, 2012, 02:53 PM
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I know a couple who booked a cruise that was apparently overbooked .They were offered a 50% rebate if they cancelled and booked another cruise .They chose not to as the cruise was to celebrate a birthday.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 03:43 PM
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We were offered a $199 per person upgrade from an inside to a balcony on our HAL Alaska cruise. We jumped at it.

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Old May 7th, 2012, 03:56 PM
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Nope...had a free upgrade on =x= once balcony to concierge.
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We were offered a Penthouse on a 23 day cruise on Seven Seas Voyager for $1500 total last year; we took it just to experience the Penthouse Suite at a reasonable upsell. On the other hand, I have talked my way into a free upgrade to a balcony cabin on the Radisson Diamond once when it was pretty empty.

Other times, we have been offered upgrade onboard at half the price it would have cost if we had booked it in advance but turned it down as it wasn't worth the cost.

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Old May 7th, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Nope, never happened to me, hope to sometime....

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