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#1
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Hello all! Booked a round-trip TA with Cunard for the 2nd year in a row which is still more than 2 months out. Although we booked the room we wanted (same cabin as last year) we received a mailing with our luggage tags with cabin number. Just wondering if there remains a possibility of an upgrade since we are still a long time out or do the luggage tags assume the dream is over? Has anyone ever got upgraded after this point? (And yes, our booking has the option of accepting an upgrade.)
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North West England
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Originally posted by fourmile.ranch
Hello all! Booked a round-trip TA with Cunard for the 2nd year in a row which is still more than 2 months out. Although we booked the room we wanted (same cabin as last year) we received a mailing with our luggage tags with cabin number. Just wondering if there remains a possibility of an upgrade since we are still a long time out or do the luggage tags assume the dream is over? Has anyone ever got upgraded after this point? (And yes, our booking has the option of accepting an upgrade.)
There remains a possibility right up until check-in, albeit the nearer you get the less likely. The fact that luggage labels have been produced will not in itself prevent an upgrade. If you are upgraded new luggage labels will be available in the Voyage Personaliser for you to print off. Good luck!
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#3
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The one and only time we have been upgraded (on an eastbound crossing), the upgrade appeared on voyage personaliser 5 days before departure, well after we had received the pre-voyage documentation with the printed luggage tags for the cabin we had originally booked. So yes, it can and does happen.
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#4
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Hi,

I have received nice upgrades on my two most recent cruises on the QM2. In September 2016, I booked an inside stateroom (as a solo) and was upgraded to one of the new outside single staterooms. I found out about the upgrade approximately two weeks prior to the cruise. In April 2017, I was again upgraded from an inside stateroom to one of the new outside single staterooms. I did not learn about this upgrade until I checked in at the pier. Thus, it is possible (but probably not likely) to receive an upgrade at the pier. Don't give up hope.

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#5
Riding the Ocean Waves
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Upgrades will sometimes happen at checkin. When this happens it is sometimes quicker to locate your luggage from the previous attached luggage label stateroom, rather then wait for the luggage to be delivered to the upgraded Stateroom.
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Originally posted by fourmile.ranch
Hello all! Booked a round-trip TA with Cunard for the 2nd year in a row which is still more than 2 months out. Although we booked the room we wanted (same cabin as last year) we received a mailing with our luggage tags with cabin number. Just wondering if there remains a possibility of an upgrade since we are still a long time out or do the luggage tags assume the dream is over? Has anyone ever got upgraded after this point? (And yes, our booking has the option of accepting an upgrade.)
I found it interesting that you got a mailing with your luggage tags, as I haven't seen that in more than five years. We are forced to print the tags out, fold and staple them and they look dreadful. I liked the old way better. Out of curiosity, what do the luggage tags you received in the mail look like?
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#7
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Joined Aug 2017
We always get our tags in the mail in the back of our Cruise booklet with all of the excursions listed. They are perforated and made of a heavy plastic material. They have come to us this way the last 4 sailings we have taken.


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We had an upgrade on T/A . Checked in at Brooklyn to find that we had been upgraded from sheltered balcony to deck 10 balcony. Didn't realise until looked at luggage labels
#9
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Joined Jun 2009
We got an upgrade on a TA. Checked in at Southampton and found we were moved from an inside cabin to an obstructed view balcony. First balcony we've ever had and despite the lifeboat we could still see the sea .

Holding a gty inside cabin for our next cruise and have fingers, toes and eyes crossed that we might get an upgrade as we are now past the final payment date.
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#10
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Joined Nov 2007
Originally posted by babs135

Holding a gty inside cabin for our next cruise and have fingers, toes and eyes crossed that we might get an upgrade as we are now past the final payment date.
When you get your assignment, you must let us know, otherwise we will be left in suspense!!!

Of all the times we have been with Cunard, either booking in the Grills or a balcony cabin we have never once had an upgrade. Last Thursday our documents arrived by post for the November trip to the Caribbean on the QV and we still have the cabin we chose. At least we know it is a nice one, and happy to be in for 25 days.
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#11
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Originally posted by fourmile.ranch
Hello all! Booked a round-trip TA with Cunard for the 2nd year in a row which is still more than 2 months out. Although we booked the room we wanted (same cabin as last year) we received a mailing with our luggage tags with cabin number. Just wondering if there remains a possibility of an upgrade since we are still a long time out or do the luggage tags assume the dream is over? Has anyone ever got upgraded after this point? (And yes, our booking has the option of accepting an upgrade.)
Yes, I went from a Q6 to a Q5 and after printing my tags I got upgraded further to a Q1. Needless to say, I didn't begrudge reprinting my tags.
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#12
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Originally posted by BellaAnna
We always get our tags in the mail in the back of our Cruise booklet with all of the excursions listed. They are perforated and made of a heavy plastic material. They have come to us this way the last 4 sailings we have taken.


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The follow up question for posters is this? If you booked a guarantee, and have not gotten your cabin assignment did you get labels in your cruise booklet. After diligent and 5 minute speculation, I have tentatively concluded that since I book guarantees, they just don't know at the time the booklet is prepared where they are going to put me. If others who book guarantees got booklets with out luggage tags, that may be the answer.
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#13
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Originally posted by Bigmike911
I found it interesting that you got a mailing with your luggage tags, as I haven't seen that in more than five years. We are forced to print the tags out, fold and staple them and they look dreadful. I liked the old way better. Out of curiosity, what do the luggage tags you received in the mail look like?
I did not receive them last year but other friends did. Called Cunard and found out my account was set up not to receive mailings. Might want to check the status of that option on your next booking.
#14
Staffordshire
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Joined Sep 2010
Originally posted by Bigmike911
I found it interesting that you got a mailing with your luggage tags, as I haven't seen that in more than five years. We are forced to print the tags out, fold and staple them and they look dreadful. I liked the old way better. Out of curiosity, what do the luggage tags you received in the mail look like?
We got our luggage tags a few weeks ago for our future cruise on QE at the end of October. They are at the back of the excursion booklet sent out to I assume those that book Select fare.
#15
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We booked a guarantee last year and our booklet didn't have any tags.
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#16
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We were once upgraded on check-in on Queen Victoria at Civitavecchia from Princess Grill to Queens Grill.

The Butler sorted the luggage.
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#17
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Joined Apr 2011
Not necessarily an upgrade, but received an email for an upsell and took it the day before we board. Luckily I was at work when it popped into my inbox and was able to accept the offer immediately.

If people don't take the upsell I am sure there will be some free upgrades going on.
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Originally posted by Solent Richard
We were once upgraded on check-in on Queen Victoria at Civitavecchia from Princess Grill to Queens Grill.

The Butler sorted the luggage.
I would jolly well hope so too !