Ever Wonder Why Some Passengers Get Upgrades & You Don't?

Cruise Fever talks about this topic and offers clues that you can use to get cabin upgrades on a cruise ship - maybe not for free but cheaply.


Tags: Cabin upgrades

18 Answers

Although a few times my TA has called us with offers to upgrade that cost less than if we upgraded originally, they weren't low enough for me to be tempted. Still I hold out hope.

I remember reading this article...I used a TA last time, and they did not do any forthcoming to me with any upgrades, I ended up just changing reservations to upgrade myself because we did a guaranteed inside, and just pulled the trigger for a balcony.

Also when it comes to the 2nd day of the cruise, I've already settled into my original room so I don't want to pack up and move... If it was a longer cruise (9+) maybe... but for a week, I don't bother.

I've received upgrades twice directly from Princess mainly as a consolation to make up for something that didn't go right on a previous cruise. I have received emails for every Princess cruise I've ever booked offering upgrades at a cost - not usually worth the extra $$ to me. I agree that I wouldn't want to move after the 2nd day....

Aren't upgrades dependent on who you're sleeping with?Wink

I received an upgrade offer to the ocean suite on Carnival Valor. I took it and it was very nice. I didn't mind paying the $500.00 extra. Not sure if I would do it again though.

40 years ago maybe ... My own personal theory is because of the large amount and big $$$ excursions my son and I have taken but who knows ....

Very interesting information. Thanks for posting!

In the old days I had been upgraded from inside to a window cabin.... in those years there were no balcony cabins.

We have received some upgrades in the past. Lately we receive offers a few times to upgrade for a fee. Only once was it worth it to us.

Hasn't happened.


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