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Old October 16th, 2002, 11:21 AM
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...strikes again!!
We're now in Cat. 12's!!!!!!!!! I've been trying to find us in the 11's using the Kelly Method for a few days and couldn't, I guess that's why!!
WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SEVENTEEN DAYS!
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Old October 16th, 2002, 12:40 PM
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Congratulations Jess, sounds like a great upgrade! Enjoy your suite!

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Old October 16th, 2002, 01:00 PM
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Congrats, Jess! That's really great news! What did you originally book?

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Old October 16th, 2002, 01:07 PM
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We booked as an 8A guarantee...went from that to 8E to 8I to 11 to 12!!
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Old October 16th, 2002, 02:25 PM
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What is Kelly's method
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Old October 16th, 2002, 03:05 PM
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Hit the search button at the top of the screen, enter "kelly method" for search terms, you'll get back more information than you ever wanted!
In a nutshell it's a way of finding out what cabin you've been given. It does not upgrade you; it simply tells you whether you've been upgraded.

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Old October 16th, 2002, 09:10 PM
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Sorry, but what is the Kelly method?

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Old October 17th, 2002, 09:16 AM
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Here's a quote I took from Lisa off the chit-chat board... hope it wasn't copyrighted, Lisa...

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This only works for Carnival bookings!

If you have A LOT of time on your hands, there is something called the Kelly method that may help you find your cabin number (but keep in mind just because you find A cabin number does not mean it won't change later on!) To do this you need to have your booking number from Carnival. Then go to www.carnival.com - go to the section where you order gifts to be delivered to someone on board, pick a gift then enter the booking number and enter a cabin number. You will get an error message unless you happen to stumble upon your cabin number. This method works better the closer you are to your sailing date, but is VERY time consuming! And this is really the only way to find out what your guarantee cabin is before getting to the port unless your TA can somehow worm that information out of Carnival.
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Old October 17th, 2002, 05:53 PM
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Default Re: Upgrqade fairy....

Hi!
I'm new to this site & I'm trying to gather info about cruising & getting the best rates. From what I've read today your deals seem almost too good to be true!! What kind of rate increases go along wtih all these upgrades & how do you keep getting them?

Thanks Joanne :-)
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Old October 17th, 2002, 06:36 PM
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Hi Joanne... welcome to CruiseMates!

The people getting upgraded are booking "guarantee" cabins. They're not choosing their particular cabin, instead they just choose a category of cabin. Therefore, they don't know to which cabin they'll be assigned until sailing. The benefit is that you may possibly get upgraded, at no cost to you. The downside is that you might get stuck in a cabin in a location you're not happy with.

While there are terrific success stories like this one, most cruisers end up with a cabin in the same category they booked. It's a gamble, really.

Here's an article that better explains guarantee cabins.
http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/...guaranteed.cfm

Hope this was helpful!

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Old October 18th, 2002, 01:19 AM
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Hi Michelle,

Thanks for your quick response to my question! :-)
Well, I'm glad you got so lucky than. It sounds like your gonna have a great trip!! Do you do alot cruising?

PS. "Cheers" Are you English?

Thanks again, Joanne
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Old October 18th, 2002, 07:42 AM
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Hi Joanne,

I personally wasn't the one who got upgraded... I'm still waiting for that bit of good luck!

I would like to do a lot of cruising but so far I've only been on two cruises, with one on the way... it's just so addictive that once you're hooked, you tend to learn as much as you can about every aspect of cruising! Once you start cruising, you'll be an expert too! There are a lot of people on this site who've been on dozens and dozens of cruises. It's simply the best way to travel!

I'm American actually, but I lived for a time in London and am definitely an anglophile. Thus the "cheers."

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Old October 18th, 2002, 12:38 PM
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Fairy...sprinkle your dust on us!

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Old October 19th, 2002, 01:20 AM
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Hi Michelle,

Well, if your gonna have an addiction, cruising seems like a good one to me! :-)

I've been looking into info about Alaska & have looked at some of the photos people have posted. It looks awsome! I've been wanting to go to Alaska for longer than I can remember. So, maybe some day.

My best friend was English. She used to say cheers all the time. :-)

If you don't mind me asking, what trip will you be taking this time?

Bye :-)

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Old October 24th, 2002, 01:14 PM
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i booked and paid for with credit card a tba 1a on the riviera deck of the carnival spirit 11 months in advance. i am going single so i didnt care about the cabin anyway as far as the bunk beds. i know i will be upgraded because they are already only starting with the 4 a. does it sound to anyone that is a seasoned cruiser i have a chance of an even better upgrade. i dont say untill sept of 2003. i will be happy with any cabin since this will be my first cruise , but the upgrade fairy would be a very nice visiter in the next 10 months. what does anyone think????? thanks dusty
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Old October 27th, 2002, 11:30 PM
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So if I booked with AAA then my chances of getting an upgrade are about zero. Wish I had read this board before booking. Booked last March for Dec 22 sailing.

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Old October 29th, 2002, 12:51 PM
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Default Re: Upgrqade fairy....

I'm going to the Eastern Caribbean on Celebrity Millennium on December 15. It stops in Nassau, St. Thomas, San Juan, and the Dominican Republic.

There's always next cruise for that upgrade...

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