Posted August 18th, 2013, 08:48 AM
Last edited by cruzn buckeye; August 18th, 2013 at 08:49 AM
Sometimes the upgrades don't amount to much. In fact I've turned several down. Most of the time it just means a higher floor with the same cabin. If you do ES be sure you understand the conditions.
on my last cruise, we ended up being able to switch to a balcony guarantee from an inside which ended up costing us very little for the upgrade. However, they do not do upgrades to guarantees anymore on ES even if you are upgrading from a inside or ov to go to a balcony. You can pay for an upgrade if you select a cabin.
On our two cabins we have booked for next month, girls cruise, one cabin is for two and one is for three. Both Balconies on Verandah deck. Booked in February Early Saver. Since then, we have gotten 320 dollars in price drops on each cabin. So between both our cabins we have saved 640 dollars. I don't look for this to continue, as they are working on getting back to the image they used to have. And will not have such a hard time booking. Right now, people still are thinking about Concordia, yes I know it is not Carnival, but is owned by Carnival... and Triumph incidents. They really shouldn't let this stop them from cruising on Carnival. i have always had a great time on their ships! As I have stated in other posts, though, in the fall, which is right around the corner, they are planning on changing the pricing structure to make it easier for people to figure out. Personally I don't have a problem with it... but have been doing this for years. In my opinion, although I could be wrong, I look for early saver to become a thing of the past.