It seems like premium vista balcony cabins, especially on Carnival Freedom are almost always sold out. I assume this is a very popular room and they get booked fast. How far in advance should I book if I want a premium vista balcony? Has anyone every had an upgrade from an aft balcony to a premium vista balcony closer to their cruise date?
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Carnival Conquest Class Premium Vista Balcony
We prefer another line but we have cruised Carnival many times. We have one booked way out there on VISTA, after we eyeballed the Havana Suites after a friend's recommendation. The short answer to your question is theres no such a thing as booking too early but there surely is booking too late. If the bug bit you, get on their website, do the deck plans, and book it as far out as their lines schedule will permit. Theres virtually no risk financially, and if life gets in the way, well....stuff happens...but if you're cagey, and think you want "something" in particular on a given ship, book it...why wait for 2-3k of your newest friends to get there b4 you.
When we first started cruising back in the day, I had a hard time understanding people who booked a year or two in advance...whats the big deal? I have since figured it out, and now we do exactly that..as far as upgrades, exercise caution....the lines do whats good for them. and that's not necessarily whats good for you. good luck!
True, to get what you want would require booking well in advance. This also allows you extra time to avail of possible price drops.