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Old February 28th, 2012, 01:44 PM
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Just want to share a happy story...my 8 year old son and I will be on the Liberty for the March 12 sailing. I booked us into an inside Promenade, but wasn't really excited about the inside. I've taken 4 prior cruises, and always had an outside or balcony, but I thought I would save some money for just the two of us.
As it gets closer, I've gotten more unsure about an inside, so I just called to see if upgrades were available for our cruise. The very helpful guy at Crown & Anchor was able to put us into a balcony guarantee AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. He said he's not sure how I did that, but I could have either an outside or a balcony for no charge.
Not quite the Upgrade Fairy, since I had to make the call, but pretty darn good!
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Old February 28th, 2012, 01:45 PM
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Good job! Enjoy your cruise..........
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Old February 28th, 2012, 02:02 PM
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The prices for balconies must have dropped to allow you to move to a GTY booking! Who knows, maybe you'll even get something BETTER than a standard balcony...now THAT would be something!
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Old February 28th, 2012, 02:05 PM
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I went on-line earlier today, and noticed that balcony prices had dropped, which is why I called to begin with. I was willing to pay more for a balcony, so once that price dropped, I thought I might get a good deal. Didn't think it would be this good, though
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Old February 28th, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Just want to share a happy story...my 8 year old son and I will be on the Liberty for the March 12 sailing. I booked us into an inside Promenade, but wasn't really excited about the inside. I've taken 4 prior cruises, and always had an outside or balcony, but I thought I would save some money for just the two of us.
As it gets closer, I've gotten more unsure about an inside, so I just called to see if upgrades were available for our cruise. The very helpful guy at Crown & Anchor was able to put us into a balcony guarantee AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. He said he's not sure how I did that, but I could have either an outside or a balcony for no charge.
Not quite the Upgrade Fairy, since I had to make the call, but pretty darn good!
Okay, this is the second similar story that I've read in the past 2 minutes. What is going on!?!?! I'll be calling tomorrow right away to see if I can get in on this madness!
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Old February 28th, 2012, 09:00 PM
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Samantha~ online, how do the prices compare from when you booked? Are the balconies anywhere near the price you booked your inside at?

We booked our cabin in Oct 2010 for May 2012. There are tons of cabins left to book, higher than ours, but the prices are way higher than what we booked at.

Wonder if I'd have any luck at calling C & A as you did.
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Okay, this is the second similar story that I've read in the past 2 minutes. What is going on!?!?! I'll be calling tomorrow right away to see if I can get in on this madness!
If you booked via RCCL web, or called them for your cruise, I would call them tonight. They might not be there later.
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Okay, this is the second similar story that I've read in the past 2 minutes. What is going on!?!?! I'll be calling tomorrow right away to see if I can get in on this madness!
You can better call today Tuesday.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 09:12 PM
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I thought the Tuesday sale was only for new bookings though?

.........what is that website again? I can never get what I have written down to work.
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Wow, congrats! That sounds like a great upgrade!!
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Old February 28th, 2012, 10:26 PM
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Did you book through RCCL or a TA? Did you call Crown and anchor direct?
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I thought the Tuesday sale was only for new bookings though?

.........what is that website again? I can never get what I have written down to work.

http://www.creative.rccl.com/Sales/R...ales_event.pdf
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Old February 29th, 2012, 07:04 AM
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The Freedom isn't on there.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 07:19 AM
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Enjoy the upgrade!

I'm an odd bird. I enjoyed having a Promenade room more than a balcony room I spent more time looking out my window than I did hanging out on my balcony.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 06:14 PM
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I called C&A directly, as I'd booked on-line (only a couple weeks ago, actually). Prices definitely down from when I booked.
I'm pretty happy with a balcony. I never loved the idea of an inside, though i was happy to get what I felt was a good deal. Now it seems like an even better deal.
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Just want to share a happy story...my 8 year old son and I will be on the Liberty for the March 12 sailing. I booked us into an inside Promenade, but wasn't really excited about the inside. I've taken 4 prior cruises, and always had an outside or balcony, but I thought I would save some money for just the two of us.
As it gets closer, I've gotten more unsure about an inside, so I just called to see if upgrades were available for our cruise. The very helpful guy at Crown & Anchor was able to put us into a balcony guarantee AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. He said he's not sure how I did that, but I could have either an outside or a balcony for no charge.
Not quite the Upgrade Fairy, since I had to make the call, but pretty darn good!
That's really cool! Congrats!!!!
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