Posted June 30th, 2013, 12:56 AM
I recently got a great deal on an inside cabin as a solo traveler on Liberty's TA for this October. This will be my first time on RCI and only my second cruise.
Since I've been keeping an eye on this board, I've noticed folks mentioning going to Guest Services once they get on the ship to see if an upgrade is available. Does this work? I also assume that RCI does upswell offers as the cruise date approaches. Am I correct in this assumption?
I'm perfectly happy with my inside cabin that I've booked, but if there is a balcony cabin available that I could snag for a few hundred extra -- this is certainly something I'd be interested in.
I have never seen an upgrade from GS at time of sailing. At one time years ago you would see upgrades done at the pier by the pier coordinator but that has gone by the wayside also. Now they sell their ships pretty much full before hand.
I did have a call once for an upsell about 6 months ago which was the first time ever in over 10 years of sailing RCI.
Upsells with NCL you can call them and give them an offer. That doesn't work with Royal. They call will you, and that is far few and between. Really only heard it happening very rarely.