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Old April 3rd, 2007, 04:12 PM
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I have been on 3 solo cruises and my fourth one coming up, I have never had an upgrade. I an always wishing for one, Has anybody ever had
one , I am sure it rare, as they would rather give it to couples.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 11:41 PM
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I have been on 3 solo cruises and my fourth one coming up, I have never had an upgrade. I an always wishing for one, Has anybody ever had
one , I am sure it rare, as they would rather give it to couples.
I can't say that HAL would NEVER give an upgrade to a solo traveler, but I would tend to think it rare.

Many cruise lines do not give any breaks to solo travelers ... Princess, NCL, and most other mass market lines charge us singles 200% single supplement for our cabins. HAL at least gives us a break on the lower end cabins ... between 140% to 150% normally. Thus, in effect, we are already receiving our "upgrade" going out of the gate.

So, I would tend to think if anyone was gonna get any sort of a "substantial" upgrade, it would be the couple both paying full freight in the cabin ... and in some respects this is fair.

But it's always nice to dream.

I'm dreaming of an upgrade from an inside to ... well, why not? The penthouse suite.

I always say ... if you're gonna dream, dream big!

Blue skies ...

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Old April 8th, 2007, 10:52 AM
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18 cruises and we have never been visited by the Upgrade Fairy. 3/4 of these cruises has been for the three of us, including DD which automatically takes us out of the Upgrade Pool.

We also manage to sail on sold out ships where one is more likely to get what one has paid for. Works for me.
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Old April 8th, 2007, 11:59 AM
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I am going on the Oosterdam April 14th and got a huge upgrade. I am a solo traveler. I signed up for VF cat and ended up with VA. The key to the upgrades is to sign up for guarantee. I have never been disappointed when I have done the guarantee. Everytime, I have gotten a very nice upgrade. Try that.
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