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#21
Raleigh, N.C.
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Originally posted by jennybenny
What I like about upsells is you are asked if you want to pay more for a different spot and you get to choose from what's available. As many of us know, those "free upgrades" are rarely a good thing.
Our free upgrade was great. We're going to be in an Aloha Deck balcony cabin (Cat. BB), upgraded from a guarantee Cat. BF.
#22
Northern California
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Joined Oct 2010
Originally posted by geoherb
Our free upgrade was great. We're going to be in an Aloha Deck balcony cabin (Cat. BB), upgraded from a guarantee Cat. BF.


Lucky !! However, the bad stories far outweigh the happy endings

I’m weary


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#23
Liberty Township, Ohio USA
320 Posts
Joined Apr 2002
We have 2 mini suites at Christmas on the Crown. Received several upgrade offers. The first was to a full suite for $525pp. We declined. The second was to a club class mini suite for $129pp which we grabbed. We had booked guarantees rolling the dice that we would be next to or near each other. We are right next to each other with this upgrade and can open the balcony divider.
#24
Vancouver
391 Posts
Joined Jun 2008
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Inside category ID to BA Balcony for $94 CDN each which is about $78 US each Great upsell,
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#25
Ventura County, CA
210 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
Just want to keep this thread going!
Personally, I like the upsell idea as there is greater opportunity to get an upgraded cabin and, you are able to view available cabins on the Princess website.
We were once lucky enough to be upgraded from a mini-suite to an aft full balcony, but chances are slim. We’ve since received several upsell opportunities, accepting some, passing on others.
Most recently, we declined an upsell to a Club Class mini but jumped at the opportunity to upgrade to an aft suite on the following cruise. It was a steep price, at $599/pp for a 10 day trip, and the location is probably the least desirable suite, but we are happy to have it!
#26
East Texas
27 Posts
Joined Feb 2010
Originally posted by Coveguy4
Ruby 11/25/17 Four day get a way ocean view to premium balcony P311 to C311 $29.00 pp
We're on the same cruise, upgraded from inside cabin to balcony for $49.
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#27
4,264 Posts
Joined Jun 2005
Originally posted by jeeper2
Just want to keep this thread going!
Personally, I like the upsell idea as there is greater opportunity to get an upgraded cabin and, you are able to view available cabins on the Princess website.
We were once lucky enough to be upgraded from a mini-suite to an aft full balcony, but chances are slim. We’ve since received several upsell opportunities, accepting some, passing on others.
Most recently, we declined an upsell to a Club Class mini but jumped at the opportunity to upgrade to an aft suite on the following cruise. It was a steep price, at $599/pp for a 10 day trip, and the location is probably the least desirable suite, but we are happy to have it!
This is the current message on the Princess website:
We are currently upgrading our systems so that we may serve you better. We apologize for any inconvenience and invite you to visit us again after 6:00 AM PDT, Thursday, Nov 2, 2017.


I wonder if they are loading new fares?
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#28
Brickell, Miami FL & Naples, FL
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Joined Apr 2003
Originally posted by Mapu
This is the current message on the Princess website:
We are currently upgrading our systems so that we may serve you better. We apologize for any inconvenience and invite you to visit us again after 6:00 AM PDT, Thursday, Nov 2, 2017.


I wonder if they are loading new fares?
Now they changed it to 6:30 am!

And now changed to 7:00 am!!
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#29
4,264 Posts
Joined Jun 2005
A friend received an upsell offer for her Plaza deck ocean view cabin on the 12/9 Crown sailing to a BB balcony on Baja deck for $49 per person. It will be interesting to see if there is new pricing for that Plaza deck cabin which was very inexpensive to begin with when she booked it.
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#30
Atlanta
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Joined Jan 2012
Originally posted by cjskids
Now they changed it to 6:30 am!

And now changed to 7:00 am!!


It’s now 7:30, but let’s stay on topic please. None of this has anything to do with the latest upsell offers.


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#31
4,264 Posts
Joined Jun 2005
Originally posted by CineGraphic
It’s now 7:30, but let’s stay on topic please. None of this has anything to do with the latest upsell offers.


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I think it is related to the upsell topic. The Princess website was back up at 10 so it was possible to check pricing. Princess is constantly "adjusting" inventory to figure out which pricing will be the new hook for prospective passengers and it can give you an idea of what is available if you are offered an "upsell.
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#32
466 Posts
Joined Aug 2017
while it's possible to check pricing and cabin availability, I was unable to print boarding passes or luggage tags this morning.
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#33
675 Posts
Joined Feb 2010
Just wondering if there has ever been upsells on the Star cruise to Hawaii. Right now the difference from interior to balcony is massive. We are happy with our Plaza Deck inside but would be happier with a balcony with so many sea days. Has anyone had success with making their own offer to Princess when it gets closer to sail date? I’m afraid any upsell offer will be to Oceanview, which we don’t want.
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#34
Vancouver, BC
1,339 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
Originally posted by pthjudy
Just wondering if there has ever been upsells on the Star cruise to Hawaii. Right now the difference from interior to balcony is massive. We are happy with our Plaza Deck inside but would be happier with a balcony with so many sea days. Has anyone had success with making their own offer to Princess when it gets closer to sail date? I’m afraid any upsell offer will be to Oceanview, which we don’t want.
We are on the Star to Hawaii over xmas and got an upsell from Balcony to mini suite for $299 per person. Pretty good considering it's a 15 day and the difference in price regularly is huge. However, we didn't take it as we are on a b2b and currently have same cabin for both portions and also have another cabin across the hall for the rest of the family. We didn't want the hassle of switching rooms and being separated....
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#35
Gorham, Maine
126 Posts
Joined Nov 2017
Wow looking at some of these other upsell deals, the one I received today doesn't seem so good! ocean view to premium balcony $149 11 day Panama Canal cruise from Fort Lauderdale 12/10-12/20
#36
Fort Worth
221 Posts
Joined May 2013
Regal Princess, 20 December, 8 days, balcony to mini suite, $89pp. You bet I took it!
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#37
Brickell, Miami FL & Naples, FL
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We received the upsell for a full suite from our mini for $449 or something like that back in Sept. Didn't take it this time as I was annoyed with them.

We also received an upsell from a mini to a club class mini for $149 recently. So not worth it in my book at all. Traveling with friends so won't eat in that area for dinner and I already receive the perks being elite. The price difference between what I paid and what they were gong for at the time was $80 per person.
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#38
466 Posts
Joined Aug 2017
Originally posted by Itchy&Scratchy
while it's possible to check pricing and cabin availability, I was unable to print boarding passes or luggage tags this morning.
ETA: was able to print them 5 hours later.
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#39
84 Posts
Joined Nov 2010
We missed an upsell today for the Caribbean Princess sailing on 1/13 to a full suite for 899 PP . I called but they had all been accepted. I am now on the wait list ...... I hope we get it
#40
Fort Worth
221 Posts
Joined May 2013
Originally posted by Denmal
We missed an upsell today for the Caribbean Princess sailing on 1/13 to a full suite for 899 PP . I called but they had all been accepted. I am now on the wait list ...... I hope we get it
You didn't mention how many days or the current cabin type
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