What the H is a 2 category upgrade....

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#1
West Michigan
234 Posts
Joined Mar 2012
and when would I see it?

When I test book ES or PG, I get the same room selections but a price diff of $40.
So, exactly, what is the benefit of paying more for a PG booking?

Do they surprise you with an unknown upgrade or what?
This is a big deal for me because I definitely want a balcony on the Lido and that's what I'm choosing.

If that's the case, am I better off just booking ES?

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edited to add: I understand the deposit aspect of the prices but that's a non issue for me because if I had to cancel, a lost deposit would be the least of my worries because I'd probably be dead - only reason I can think of. :-)
#2
North Carolina
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Joined Jan 2005
It usually just means a higher deck. These upgrades don't mean anything to me, as I prefer to be lower in the ship. It's not like it's a free upgrade from oceanview to balcony, for example.
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#3
West Michigan
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Joined Mar 2012
Originally posted by emelvee
It usually just means a higher deck. These upgrades don't mean anything to me, as I prefer to be lower in the ship. It's not like it's a free upgrade from oceanview to balcony, for example.
Ah, making more sense to me now.

As a PG, my rate is $40 more but choosing Lido deck is included.
ES charges me $50 more for Lido deck so I save $10 as a PG.

On second thought... No it doesn't! I'm looney!
The only benefit is the deposit, cancellation and change fees.
Still costs me $50 more for Lido no matter.

Thanks
#4
Toronto, Ontario
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Joined Mar 2008
Common way for them to do a sale. Honestly, not a great offer, compared to some others that I've seen before. Usually upgrades within the same type (eg interior, balcony, etc) are ~$20 per category. So a two category upgrade would equate to an approximate savings of $40. Of course it all depends how much you value your room location and such as well as the terms (such as cancellation) of the booking.
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