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Jo Ann January 10th, 2003 05:43 PM

I hear of people often getting upgrades. How does this happen. I have cruised only twice before and in oceanview rooms, but would love to get a middle range deck can I try for an upgrade? We always book 6 months or more in advance, thought that might be the problem Do they give the best rooms to the last people booking?
Thanks in advance

Donna January 10th, 2003 07:18 PM

Re: upgrade
Hi Jo Ann,
A few times we've booked a "guarantee" cabin in hopes for an upgrade. When doing this though, you need to book the least catagory cabin you'd want, in case thats what you get. Always talk to your travel agent and see if you can book that way, unless you want a specific cabin, then book it that way.

Here is a link to an article that explains booking a "guarantee" catagory cabin:

Here is one that gives some information on getting an upgrade:

ErnieMCC January 10th, 2003 08:06 PM

Re: upgrade
Jo Ann... you basic premise is wrong... the "best location" varies from ship to ship and is not always a "middle range deck" (whatever that is). As an example, the most expensive suites on the Millennium class vessels are aft... with the best of the best, the Penthouse suites, being at the stern. Your t/a can give you some good help with this. What is "good" on one ship may be far from good on another.

Don G January 11th, 2003 08:55 AM

Re: upgrade
I thought a guaranteed room was just that; you were guaranteed of getting that room.

Booking by category meant they could put you anywhere in that category with the possibility on an upgrade.

Since I don't like surprises, I guarantee the room I want after exhaustive, usually futile, research.

The times I didn't, received at least a two category upgrade. Once after booking with a $99 coupon.

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