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League City, TX
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Originally posted by moki'smommy
So, what 10 years ago would have been a free upgrade has turned into an upsell.
Only because passengers jump at the chance (or as this thread shows, almost beg for the opportunity) to pay $$$ to Princess for what used to be free. If nobody accepted these offers, there would still be a number of free upgrades.
Chico, California
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Originally posted by Jx8_cruiser
what is the email for upsell of princess cruise line, can i request it thru email or is it randomly given.
It's done by some arcane computer algorithm - or possibly by having monkeys throw darts. There's no address to "ask" for an upsell or upgrade.
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Originally posted by moki'smommy
The lower you book, the more likely you are to be offered an upsell. It is just a matter of numbers--there are more cabins which may be unsold that you could upgrade/upsell into. On the other hand, it is not unusual for people in a balcony to be offered a mini or people in a regular mini to be offered a Cabin Class mini.
Just about every time I have been offered an upsell, I've been in the highest Category for the mini-suites. This was before club class. For our last Regal sailing in December I had the highest mini category prior to club class and was offered first an upsell to a suite and then an upsell to a club class.
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League City, TX
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Originally posted by Host CJSKIDS
Just about every time I have been offered an upsell, I've been in the highest Category for the mini-suites. This was before club class. For our last Regal sailing in December I had the highest mini category prior to club class and was offered first an upsell to a suite and then an upsell to a club class.
I was in the lowest obstructed OV category when I was offered (and declined) an upsell.
Chico, California
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Originally posted by Host CJSKIDS
Just about every time I have been offered an upsell, I've been in the highest Category for the mini-suites. This was before club class. For our last Regal sailing in December I had the highest mini category prior to club class and was offered first an upsell to a suite and then an upsell to a club class.
I was offered an upsell from an IF cabin to a window mini-suite. We took the upsell. I didn't even realize there was such a thing as a window mini-suite. All the way forward on Coral and Island on Caribe deck and Baja deck. There are two on each side of the ship. They are just steps away from the forward viewing decks but there are no loungers on those viewing areas.

I was also offered, and accepted, an upsell from an IF to an OD on Coral. It's an aft-facing ocean view on Baja deck. Mere steps from the aft viewing deck with lots of loungers and mostly deserted.

A third upsell offer was to move from my aft-facing balcony - C752 - to a mini suite. I think it was some ridiculously cheap offer like $100 each but I turned it down as I had specifically chosen C752. Loved that cabin.
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Crown, 6/2/18, 14 day Med cruise, $499/pp, Balc (from int).

Interestingly, has shown as sold out for months.
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Originally posted by paradiselivin1
Crown, 6/2/18, 14 day Med cruise, $499/pp, Balc (from int).

Interestingly, has shown as sold out for months.
Did you take it? Seems like a good offer.
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Originally posted by juliethecruiser
Did you take it? Seems like a good offer.
No. This is such a port intensive itinerary that we though we'd give an inside a shot for the first time. I may live to regret it but am keeping current cabin.
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Clearwater, FL
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Originally posted by paradiselivin1
No. This is such a port intensive itinerary that we though we'd give an inside a shot for the first time. I may live to regret it but am keeping current cabin.
Didn't realize that and I think I would have done the same. That extra $1K will go a long way for those ports.


I'm on a sailing on June 2nd also but to Alaska. I received one upsell offer about 2 weeks ago but it was too rich for my blood. Maybe will get another one soon that is more in line with what the current prices are for a balcony. A balcony will be nice IF the weather is nice. Not so much if it is rainy and cold.


Enjoy your cruise! Your cruise is on my cruise bucket list and sure you'll have a great time!
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We have an inside on the Royal and are sailing on May 25 British Isles, 12-day cruise. We were offered an upsell to a balcony for $699 two weeks ago and didn't take it. Yesterday we got another email upsell offer for $249 and jumped on it. Interestingly the couple we are traveling with did not get the second offer as this is their first Princess cruise and we are Elite, so it seems--at least in our case-- Princess does favor loyalty. When I explained to the agent on the phone that our traveling companions did not get the offer and we wanted cabins close to each other, she said she could give them the same offer since they received the original offering two weeks ago. We now have two balconies next to each other and I'm a happy cruiser and so are our friends. We just booked this cruise about 6 weeks ago and the balconies were $1000 more than the very, very cheap insides, so I feel like we saved some money.
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Originally posted by bonship
We have an inside on the Royal and are sailing on May 25 British Isles, 12-day cruise. We were offered an upsell to a balcony for $699 two weeks ago and didn't take it. Yesterday we got another email upsell offer for $249 and jumped on it. Interestingly the couple we are traveling with did not get the second offer as this is their first Princess cruise and we are Elite, so it seems--at least in our case-- Princess does favor loyalty. When I explained to the agent on the phone that our traveling companions did not get the offer and we wanted cabins close to each other, she said she could give them the same offer since they received the original offering two weeks ago. We now have two balconies next to each other and I'm a happy cruiser and so are our friends. We just booked this cruise about 6 weeks ago and the balconies were $1000 more than the very, very cheap insides, so I feel like we saved some money.
That's awesome. Congrats. I am hoping they will come back with another offer, too. If not, we'll be fine. Will need the sleep!
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