when to ask for cabin upgrade

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Bristol CT
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Joined Mar 2006
On nearly every cruise I've been on during the last few years, there has been a sign near the check-in area, and another near the guest services desk onboard, that state that the ship is full. The implicit message, don't bother asking about an upgrade now.
So if you want a different cabin than the one you have now, the time to act (and pay) is now.
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Petaluma, Ca. 94954
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Just remember, if you ask, you will pay the full cabin rate, usually. If the cruise line asks, you will get it for free (an upgrade) or for a usually reduced rate (an upsell).