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#1
Peterborough, NH
32 Posts
Joined Feb 2001
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!
#2
Boston
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Joined Feb 2007
Good job! Enjoy your cruise..........
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#3
SF Bay Area
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I'm happy for you!
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#4
Fredericksburg, va. USA
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Joined May 2001
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!
#5
Peterborough, NH
32 Posts
Joined Feb 2001
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
#6
832 Posts
Joined Apr 2009
Originally posted by samantha6174
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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#7
"Where the West Begins"
1,515 Posts
Joined Sep 2007
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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#8
Florida
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Joined May 2009
Originally posted by Pichu21
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.
#9
Boca Raton
3,757 Posts
Joined Mar 2011
Originally posted by Pichu21
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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#10
"Where the West Begins"
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Joined Sep 2007
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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#11
Indiana
332 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
Wow, congrats! That sounds like a great upgrade!!
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#12
208 Posts
Joined Mar 2011
Did you book through RCCL or a TA? Did you call Crown and anchor direct?
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#15
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Joined Dec 2009
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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#16
New Hampshire
263 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Originally posted by IBookHePays
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I love your screen name!
Are you and my wife sisters? haha
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#17
Peterborough, NH
32 Posts
Joined Feb 2001
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.
#18
Florida
448 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
Originally posted by samantha6174
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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