We booked an interior guarantee for an Allure cruise this coming November. We booked it using some Next Cruise Credit RCI gave us after having a issues with our room on the last cruise. I also got $125 onboard credit.
Today I saw that the price of Ocean View Balcony went down really low only $54 more for both of us, so I gave them a call to see how much of a price difference I'd have to pay. The very nice lady put me on hold couple times and came back told me that I would lose my $125 credit on board but I'd only be paying $20 more. I was okay with that and was so happy even with it being Ocean view balcony guarantee. When I got the invoice, it just said GTY so I called them back to double check. Turns out that they gave me an ocean view guarantee, not the one with balcony. We used to be able to upgrade from interior to balcony in the past without paying extra on an Oasis cruise, so I thought 'Oh boy, we got lucky again! 😊'
The second lady told me if I want the ocean view with balcony, then I'd have to pay between $700-$900 more. I told her that I rather have my interior room back than have a room with a hole. No problem she said. Then the second invoice came my $125 credit on board was gone. Called them again and they gave me back my credit on board. It's been too complicated trying to get an upgrade with Next Cruise Credit tacked onto our reservation. Don't know how they calculate the number but it doesn't make sense to me. We're just going to stay with the interior room and enjoy our cruise 😂.