Posted July 28th, 2004, 10:28 AM
Last year I had the same problem. About 2 weeks before the cruise, my TA went away on vacation. I was looking to upgrade/upsell to a better cabin, and had learned from these boards that a few days before sailing was the best time to call NCL, and if there were any upgrades available you could manage to get a decent price.
I called NCL directly, myself, and explained that my TA was away on vacation, and that I was interested in an upgrade/sell. The women was very helpful, and offered me my choice of 2 different balcony cabins. I told her I would call right back. Lo and behold, the minute I hung up, the phone rang, and it was my TA calling from his vacation telling me that he was able to get me a balcony cabin. LOL LOL I guess NCL called him on his cell phone. I told him I knew, because I had called NCL myself and they had offered me the same upgrade.
To make a long story short, we did end up taking the upgrade from a inside cabin on deck 8 to a balcony cabin on deck 10 for $100.00pp more.
So if you TA is away on vacation, call NCL themselves and ask. I have also read here that if you don't get help the first time, call again, maybe you will be able to reach someone who will want to sell you that upgrade