Just received an email from Carnival stating that if you book a cruise this THURSDAY, 09/25/03, you will receive a free upgrade to the best available stateroom. Minimum stateroom purchase is catagory 4a. There are other limitations, so contact your TA if you are interested.
8/92 Mex. Riv. Commodore
9/98, 9/00, 9/02 & 7/04 Caribbean - Paradise
10/00, 08/05 Pac. Wtrs. Holiday, Monarch
04/06 Hawaii - Celebrity Summit
09/07 Alaska - Celebrity Summit
07/09 Western Caribbean RCCL Liberty of the Seas
Jean, you are right but it only applies to inside to inside, outside to outside and balcony to balcony. On Carnival an upgrade is normally on a higher deck but not necessarily a better room. Of course there are rare exceptions to this rule but this is the norm for Carnival.
I checked on their last free upgrade e-mail and it was a free upgrade based on full printed fare so it wasn't really a great deal. It would of been cheaper for us to book the cabin we would be upgraded to then to book thru the upgrade deal.
Just make sure you know all the details before you get your hopes up too much.
I called my Carnival rep to check on the pricing for my cruise (to see if it will be less on Thursday). The sale does include good prices, but the upgrades are only for like cat's. 4A he would upgrade me to 4D and 6A to 6D with a room assignment. I still have a better deal with my guarantee...using a military discount...so no changes for me