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Old August 15th, 2003, 11:01 AM
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Default how or why do upgrades occur?

First time cruiser. I'm booked in an inside cabin, no problem, cheaper. Going on Jan 26. If an upgrade would happen, how does it happen and why? We are also on the Rivera Deck.

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Default Re: how or why do upgrades occur?

Hi PMS,
There is no sure thing when talking about up-grades, you either get lucky and get one or not. As far as I can tell, there is a slightly better chance of getting one when booking a guarantee cabin catagory. Here is a link to an article that explains how some get upgrades, should answer all your questions:

http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/...r/upgrades.cfm

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ALWAYS book what you will be happy with. The chances of an upgrade, without paying for it, are slim to none. If you did by some remote chance get an upgrade..it will probably still be the cat you originally booked but on a higher deck. Have fun!

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Here is also a good article on booking a guarantee catagory cabin, sometimes a better chance of an upgrade:

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Default Re: how or why do upgrades occur?

What Rick said.

Don't expect one, but if one comes feel fortunate. We've been upgraded on about 1/2 of our cruises. Don't know why, it just happens. Sometimes we get the upgrade when we get our documents, sometimes at the pier, sometimes from the TA.

I seem to believe (with no statistical data to support it) that if you book with a travel agent who sells a lot of Carnival trips the Carnival rep in your area may give favorable treatment to your TA's customers when upgrades are available.

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