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Old May 21st, 2004, 07:18 PM
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I booked a balcony guarantee, but within one week the Princess website has assigned me a room. Is this final? Or subject to change because the original booking was a guarantee? Any one out there with a similar experience, please advise.

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Old May 21st, 2004, 08:15 PM
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Nothing's final. Your best bet is to obsessively check the cruise personalizer at least twice per day for the next 5 months. It doesn't actually help, but it's fun. And you never know...

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Old May 21st, 2004, 08:21 PM
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Or 5 times a day for the last two months!
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Old May 22nd, 2004, 04:44 AM
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I guess I'm not the only one obsessed.

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Old May 22nd, 2004, 09:17 AM
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No your not the only one, I am obsessed too.

We booked a BF Guarantee and were told there would be an 80% chance of an upgrade. Our Crusie personalizer status indicated "BF" for the room for about 3 weeks, then they assigned a room, an upgrade to BB AFT.

What room did they assign you, and what Category?

After they assigned the category (BB) we were able to move to another BB room that had a larger balcony.

Good Luck. Alway check w/your TA to see if there's an upgrade.
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Does the Princess Upgrade Fairy upgrade before final payment,as well as after final payment is made?



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Old May 22nd, 2004, 09:39 AM
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The Upgrade Fairy has visited us both before and after final payment - and once we were upgraded at the pier, upon check-in.

Just off Sun Princess' repo up the Left Coast, where we received two upgrades - and the last put us into an AC mini-suite, which was quite nice. We had booked a BD balcony originally, and had been upgraded once to a BA, and then to the AC. Sis-in-law and her hubby, who were travelling with us, were not visited by the Upgrade Fairy this trip. No accounting for it, other than just plain luck!

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Old May 22nd, 2004, 09:45 AM
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We booked a cateogry AD mini-suite on Diamond under a "gty" and were assigned a cabin a week or so later in catetgory AA. This was prior to final payment. After payment was made and about 1 or so months prior to cruise we were really hit with the upgrade fairy and were assigned a premium suite (ps 753) which I understand is a great aft location. So, you just never know. We are leaving next weekend and are greatly looking forward to our first full suite. I will be reporting when I get back.

Just remember, with cruising, I don't think there are any really bad cabins--it's all in the attitude and always book what you think you'll be happy with and that way no disappointments.

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Old May 22nd, 2004, 09:47 AM
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Thanks Michael,
We actually picked our cabin because we stayed in that one a couple of years ago when it was Renaissance, we liked the location.Although, I certainly wouldn't complain if the Upgrade Fairy sprinkled us with her "suite" dust.



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Old May 22nd, 2004, 09:49 AM
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Ha! You all think you're obsessed!!?? I check the Princess cruise personalizer twice a day, and I'm still under an "open booking" !

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Old May 22nd, 2004, 05:24 PM
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Hi suncat if you read this please respond. Did you originally book a guarantee? I booked a BD guarantee and within one week they assigned on the cruise personalizer a BA cabin on Carib deck. I would really prefer to be in a BA cabin on Lido deck. Should I just sit quiet and see what happens or should I say something? The cruise is still 5 months away.

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Old May 22nd, 2004, 08:53 PM
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Not to be too harsh or anything, but if you want a BA on Lido deck, it's best to book a BA on Lido deck. What you're really asking is, "I went for the cheaper price thinking I'd take what I got, but now I've got something other than what I REALLY wanted, so can I get the same privilege as someone who paid more?"

A guarantee means you'll get the minimum specified, nothing more. It's not a license to start making special requests. JMO, of course.

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Old May 22nd, 2004, 09:06 PM
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Carib Cruiser:
Hi suncat if you read this please respond. Did you originally book a guarantee? I booked a BD guarantee and within one week they assigned on the cruise personalizer a BA cabin on Carib deck. I would really prefer to be in a BA cabin on Lido deck. Should I just sit quiet and see what happens or should I say something? The cruise is still 5 months away.

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Carib Cruiser:

I hate to break it to you, but you have a great UPGRADE for what you booked. Why do you want to move from a BA on Carib (land of great balconies) to Lido?

I guess you can try calling your TA and ask to be relocated as long as you are in the same BA cat. it might work! Good Luck.

I have to agree with Spongerob - If you book a guarantee you should be happy with any upgrade or be ready to settle for no upgrade. (I'm sure you're happy) My TA indicated to us that we could book BF Guarantee and then if we were not upgraded by the time our final payment came around, we could pay the extra to get a better cabin CAT. Talk it over with your TA...

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Old May 23rd, 2004, 06:26 AM
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Don't get me wrong. I'm happy with where they put me wherever it is! Basically I wanted to know if I can plan on the suite they assigned me. Or if they change it more than once.

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Old May 23rd, 2004, 09:10 AM
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I thought I was the only one that checked daily! Glad to see that I am not. No upgrade for me yet!

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Old May 23rd, 2004, 09:26 AM
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Hi all,
I am fairly new to cruising. My daughter and her husband and Me and my husband have balcony rooms booked next to each other so we can open up the balcony. Is there a chance that they would still upgrade us? Not sure I would want to be upgraded since we are looking forward to having connecting balcony.

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Old May 23rd, 2004, 09:38 AM
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If you have been assigned a BA catagory - you can move anywhere within that catagory around the ship so long as there is a room available. You can also "down-grade" yourself to a lower cabin catagory if the location is better for you. We originally booked AE (minisuite) catagories and were given AB. We were able to then change our bookings so that the rooms were side by side - and I "downgraded" two of the rooms to AD because of the covered balconies. Princess had no problem with doing this - and we saved thousands by booking the guarantees! Also - once you are assigned a room - if you like it - you can then call and tell them you want to "lock in" that room. They will not move or upgrade you after that.

Hope this helps you!

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Old May 23rd, 2004, 04:40 PM
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Thanks for the help and information. I am just going to sit back and see what happens. I will be happy if they upgrade again, but if not I really don't care. I just want to be on the boat!

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Old May 23rd, 2004, 09:45 PM
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Question! i'm new here and to Princess.

We're booked for BE#739 Aft balcony on 10/02. Haven't made final payment yet and don't have to til July 17th.

Should we have done a balcony guarantee? Does anyone know if this room's balcony is big enough for 2 lounge chairs?

Also, I've read about all of you getting Blessed by the upgrade fairy....but is she only good to those that have sailed with Princess before? Not a very good chance of her visit to the newbies?

Thanks for your info!

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Old May 24th, 2004, 06:03 AM
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Pam, I don't have an answer for you about the balcony, but I can answer your question about the upgrade fairy. Our upcoming cruise is our first with Princess and the upgrade fairy visited us! We booked a specific cabin in Cat. BE and within a few weeks we were upgraded to a specific cabin in Cat. BB. Didn't seem like a huge upgrade at first until I checked the ship plans and noticed that the new cabin had a balcony that was twice as big! We're really happy with our new cabin. So, yes, the upgrade fairy likes newbies, too!

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