I booked a family to go with us this past july (they booked at the last minute) the only cabins that I could book were inside cabins. Inside cabin guaranteed.
They were upgraded to a nice outside cabin (with picture window) and they were really happy about it.
Hope this helps
NCL is one of the better lines at upgrading when you book a gty cabin. That being said: last year on the Jewel we didn't get upgraded, but I didn't expect to either. The ship was almost sold out and we were just happy to get a cabin in a price range we could live with. It was the transatlanitc crossing. One time on RCL we were booked in a standard outside cabin and I had 2 sets of clients booked inside gty: one got upgraded to top deck inside, the other outside, top deck. Another time I had a client go from standard outside to mini suite, but the one time we booked RCI gty inside, that is exactly what we got. As long as location on the ship isn't a big deal, gty can be a great way to go. NMNita
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Yes, if you book a guarantee balcony cabin you'll get a balcony cabin, somewhere!
The only disadvantage to booking the guarantee is that you may end up with the worst cabin in the category you book.
If you book a guarantee cabin, at the least you'll get a cabin in the category you book. Sometimes guaranteed cabins are upgraded to "better" cabins. This is usually just from a lower deck to a higher deck in the same category. The "upgrade fairy" may visit and give you a better cabin (i.e. inside to outside, outside to balcony, etc.), but you shouldn't count on it! Guarantee cabins usually cost less than booking a specific cabin.
If you book a guarantee be sure to book the category you'll be happy with if you're not upgraded.
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