I used the Kelly method to find my cabin, and was upgraded a little. I was wondering if anyone has used this method and found that they ended up being bumped down. I'd be disappointed if this happened the day of the cruise (Jan 18-Pride). Thanks, in advance, for any responses.
They have a post that describes the kelly method a little down the line. I was wondering do alot of people get upgrades and if they do how good are they? I booked my cruise today (yyyyyyaaayyyyyyyy!!!!) and I have a balcony cabin (could I have the possibility of being upgraded)?
We found our cabin (guarantee ^A category) on Conquest through Kelly method with no upgrade (yet!) . Read on another board that they got upgraded and then found out at port that they got bumped down again to the cabin category they had originally booked...so I guess you ccannot be guaranteed that if you find you have been upgraded that you will keep that room ..You'll only know for sure when you get to the port.
Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Re: Found my cabin through Kelly method
The Kelly method is a way of finding a guaranteed stateroom assignment - you will NEVER get lower than the category guaranteee you booked - for example if you book an outside guarantee you will never get worse than the minimum category outside cabin.
Crown Princess 1/18/14....the NEW Me, Myself and I cruise!
When you book a guarentee all it guarentees is that you'll have that catagory room or better. I booked a 6B guarentee and that's what I got. It's not a bad room, and though I'd LOVE anupgrade, I found out that the only rooms still available (Other than the suites) are on the rear of the ship, 2 decks up. Not sure I really WANT that upgrade.
I went on my cruise last week, and went from a category 4A to 6A, and I was in the middle of the ship. Still didn't do much good when the sea was so rough we could hear the slapping of the ship coming down on the waves. A woman fell and broke her hip, another broke her nose, and there were barf bags at every trash can. Oh well, had a great time all the other days except for that last one.
Just go to Carnival.com and click onto gifts, pick one as though you were going to purchase and it will ask you for your booking number and then your cabin number. You should know the category you booked. With a layout of the cabins, you start entering cabin numbers within your category. You will know when you hit the right cabin bacause it come back with your sailing date and your name. It can take some time to find the right cabin. If you were booked with a group rate, you may not be assigned a cabin.
We are going in October, on the Spirit and I located our cabin but my Sister who booked an inside cabin usuing the TA's group rate has not been assigned a cabin.
We are sailig in June and are still unable to use the Kelly Method. We have a guarantee cabin and I guess have not been assigned yet, so it tell's us you cannot book a gift online with a guarantee category and gives us a number to call to order gifts. I will keep trying though.