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#1
Ithaca, NY
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Joined May 2012
Is it worth it to upgrade to the next category of the Carnival Miracle? From say and 8C to and 8J. This is just an example. When I'm looking at cabins, its not that much more to upgrade for essentially the same thing, but this money could also be spent on a nice bottle of wine at dinner
#2
Fredericksburg, va. USA
79,728 Posts
Joined May 2001
Within a catagory, there are different levels.....there is NO difference in space or amenities.

I don't consider a change within a catagory an upgrade at all.....what I consider an upgrade would be from an inside, to a balcony, or a balcony to a suite.....
#3
Boonville, New York
215 Posts
Joined Feb 2012
Originally posted by cruisingisgorges
Is it worth it to upgrade to the next category of the Carnival Miracle? From say and 8C to and 8J. This is just an example. When I'm looking at cabins, its not that much more to upgrade for essentially the same thing, but this money could also be spent on a nice bottle of wine at dinner
I say spend it on the wine!
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#4
phila, pa
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I would not upgrade to the same class

a 8C is located midship on Upper deck 5 or aft on Epress deck 6
is an extended balcony- the balcony will be bigger. If the price is not much different for the extended balcony-- i would take that

an 8 K is even better if you can get one of the massive ones like 7258 or 8232 for 2 people or 6232 for 4 people.


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only three tyes of those on the entire ship.
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#5
Pittsburgh Pa.
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It depends on the upgade , they are all different. Some only move you 2 rooms down the hall. Other will give you a window or a larger balcony.
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#6
Southern California
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I concur with CB. Just moving within a category is not much at all other then a few extra dollars for the cruise line to pocket. Use the cash for wine at dinner. Now if they are offering from balcony to suite then you have something to consider.

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phila, pa
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The upgrade is going from a standard balcony to an extended balcony.
Cabin will be the same size on both BUT the balcony will be a lot larger.
Not enough for lounge chairs but enough to stretch out some
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#8
shirley ny
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Joined Mar 2012
Originally posted by cruisingisgorges
Is it worth it to upgrade to the next category of the Carnival Miracle? From say and 8C to and 8J. This is just an example. When I'm looking at cabins, its not that much more to upgrade for essentially the same thing, but this money could also be spent on a nice bottle of wine at dinner
go with room 8237 - i believe it is a cat 9a -but the room and balcony are both huge for the money- it is behind the elevators but i didn't hear them once on the 8 day from NY.