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I will be sailing on the Oasis in 2 weeks. The ship is not sold out. What are the chances of getting an automatic upgrade? I am crown and anchor member at the platinum status. Has anyone ever received an upgrade?
I am Diamond with Royal and have never received a complimentary upgrade. Others with more cruises under their belts will say they have had the same experience. But there the occasional rare experience where some have been upgraded (or so I have read).
Last edited by SMASHROX; January 31st, 2013 at 04:56 AM.
We were booked in an Oasis cat 7 balcony in late November 2012. There were lots of suites available a week out from sailing. On the Wednesday prior to sailing we noticed our cabin was changed from a D7 to a Jr. Suite (we had selected automatic upgrade on our profile).
We are D+ with 250 days, this was our first complementary ever.
Very rarely in life do you get something for nothing. I just book the cabin that I want and don't worry if I will get an upgrade. On our last cruise RCI wanted us to give up our cabin and they would give us a free cruise and refund all the money we paid for the cruise and airfare.
We didn't take the offer.
But they didn't offer to upgrade us for free.
Location: South Florida (previously lived in NYC, Washington DC, Israel, Cuba, Uruguay, & NJ)
We were plat when our connecting insides were upgraded to connecting CP Balconies. I've noticed Oasis class does more upgrades than other ships especially lower tiered. Maybe they want to liking balconies.
You didn't mention your cabin class. But good luck
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I have been offered a free upgraded once and it was on Oasis. Inside to balcony on deck 14
I believe the call was 2 weeks prior to sailing, it was in the evening around 7:45PM. Now 2 weeks before any sailings I stay home day and night waiting for the upgrade fairy to call.
I don't believe we were diamond at the time of the upgrade. I've read members with only 1 cruise have been upgraded.
May 1989 Sovereign
April 2001 Voyager - Wedding Cruise
Feb. 2002 Explorer
April 2003 Carnival Conquest Western
April 2004 Carnival Conquest Western
April 2005 Caribbean Princess
Feb. 2006 Carnival Glory Western
April 2007 Caribbean Princess Southern
Dec. 2007 NCL Dawn
April 2008 Freedom of the Seas - 100th voyage!
Nov. 2008 Grand Princess - 12 day Mediterranean
April 2009 Liberty of the Seas
May 2009 Carnival Liberty Western
August 2009 Crown Princess 12 day British Isles
Dec. 2009 Liberty of the Seas
April 2010 Liberty of the Seas
May 2010 Valor Western
July 2010 Ruby Princess 12 day Mediterranean
Dec. 2010 Liberty of the Seas
April 2011 Carnival Liberty Western
April 2011 Oasis - 10th anniversary
June 2011 NCL Star 7 day Alaska
Dec 2011 Freedom of the Seas,
March 2012 Oasis
May 2012 Crown Princess 12 day Rome to Venice
Sept 2012 Valor - Mother/Daughter cruise
Dec 2012 Freedom of the Seas
April 2013 Allure of the Seas
July 2013 Independence of the Seas
Dec 2013 Freedom of the Seas
I've sailed the Oasis last January (2012) and Last week, both were in a Grand Suite and for both cruises we received calls the Tuesday prior to sailing offering the Upsell... But both years it varied, last year we were offered to upgrade to the Sky Loft Suite for $500 total (when we tried to take it, it was already gone since we missed calling them back in time). This year we were offered $750 pp to upgrade to a Crown Loft Suite and passed. This was the first time on RCCL we were contacted to change cabins
Carnival Celebration - 1995
Carnival Imagination - 1996
Grandeur of the Seas - 1997
Carnival Imagination - 1999
Grandeur of the Seas - 2000
Enchantment of the Seas - 2001
Carnival Victory - 2002
Carnival Victory - 2005
Voyager of the Seas - 2006
Carnival Imagination - Feb. 2008
Jewel of the Seas - Sept 2009
Jewel of the Seas - Sept 2010
Oasis of the Seas - January 2012
Carnival Glory - June 2012
Oasis of the Seas - January 2013
Carnival Glory - June 2013
Oasis of the Seas - January 2014
We are also sailing on the Oasis on Feb 16th and have been able to get two upgrades/up-sells since final payment, but both times we had to ask.
We upgraded our kids from a CV (Central Park) Balcony to a BV (Boardwalk) balcony for no charge in December when the price dropped.
Then 2 weeks ago when they were trying to sell some of the remaining cabins and offered them as part of the Tuesday specials, we were able to upgrade from a D1 balcony to a JS for $20 each.
As there are still unsold cabins they will probably be offering up-sells, but in case they don't call you, you might want to consider calling them a few days before sailing and asking about upgrades especially if you are platinum
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Oasis of the Seas - Caribbean, Feb 2013 Majesty of Seas - Bahamas, June 2012
Adventure of the Seas - Caribbean, February 2012
Crown Princess - Caribbean, January 2011
Emerald Princess - Caribbean, January 2010
Celebrity Galaxy - Mediterranean, August 2008
Jewel of the Seas - Caribbean,March 2008
Grandeur of the Seas - Caribbean, March 2007
Crown Princess - Caribbean, August 2006
Carnival Inspiration - Caribbean, March 2004