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Old August 9th, 2010, 10:00 AM
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I finally decided to upgrade to a balcony from my interior cabin for my cruise. When I called to upgrade, I had 2 options: 1 (much cheaper) not guarenteed where the balcony would be, but comes with possibility to be upgraded to a different cabin and 2. a definite room assignment. I went with the first one. When will the room be assigned to us? As well as, is it even likely that we will be even upgraded from the balcony??
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Old August 9th, 2010, 10:40 AM
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Not very many people get upgraded to a cat above what you booked anymore. The upsell has taken over. Sometimes you get your cabin number 1 month out and sometimes not till you get to the port. We had it both ways. We don't do it anymore. You used to have a chance at a really good upgrade even to a suite but not anymore. Now you got to pay for it. There good at giveing a 2 decks up to make you feel good but the room is the same as what you booked. We did get one on the Pride we went from 8a to a 8J got a larger balcony but that was thru a players club deal with Carnival. We will pay for that in the casino. Good luck. Balcony is the only way to go.
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Hi AM,
You could get a cabin assignment at any point, depends on how well the ship is selling. When is your cruise?

When you go to the Carnival web-site and put in all your personal info., keep checking that, as soon as you have an actual cabin, it will be listed there.
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my cruise is january 2011 so i still have time for it to go through, i was hoping an upgrade would actually be likely lol
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Upgrade within category much more likely with the way you did it.

Your cabin assignment could come anytime. Also a chance you will not know until you get your S&S card when you arrive.
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Be careful. Once you have experienced a balcony you can never tolerate a OV or inside!

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Be careful. Once you have experienced a balcony you can never tolerate a OV or inside!

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Especially in the aft....
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Exactly I've been on RCCL 2x balcony (one was originally an inside cabin, but we didnt last for more than 2 hours), and I don't think I could go back. I was going to try with Carnival a room with just a window (maybe it would be a bit bigger than the RCCL room we had?), but I just can't do it lol
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we took a up grade once from a window ang got a cat 9 stateroom on the back of GLORY loved it SPOILED,so when we go we are really spoiled and get a suite. go for the gusto you may get lucky
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wow I hope that luck rubs off on me I'd love to be upgraded!!
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