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So' date=' what 10 years ago would have been a free upgrade has turned into an upsell.[/quote']

 

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.

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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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The lower you book' date=' 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.[/quote']

 

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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Caribbean Princess 6/16 7 day Balcony $259 pp Mini. I took it since we got the original on a Sail and Play for $225 pp. All in all a mini for $484 pp.

 

Suekel, may I ask when you received your Sail and Play offer? We were getting them last year but the offers seems to have dried up since January. I was hoping to get a Caribbean Princess Sail and Play offer for June but I keep checking the inbox and nothing ... :(

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I believe I got it the first week of May for a June 16th sailing.

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Thanks, suekel. I am going to call my Princess rep to see why I am not getting Sail and Play offers any more. I don't expect to get them all the time, but it has been a while. Last year we must have gotten half a dozen offers, only one of which we were able to take advantage of.

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I'm having the same problem not getting the sail and play offers anymore. I've talked to several reps who have said I should be getting them but I'm no longer receiving them via email nor in the mail.

 

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I was in the lowest obstructed OV category when I was offered (and declined) an upsell.

I think I've already mentioned it in this thread, but for our November '17 cruise, we got upgraded from inside to obstructed balcony for free, and my parents were offered an upsell from inside to obstructed balcony, but I called and got them upgraded for free as well. It was my parents first ever cruise.

Princess totally ruled for me!

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Hi all!! We are on for two weeks on the Crown in Europe and we have an Obstructed Window cabin (OW). We are Elite and received a good upsell last cruise. This cruise looks VERY busy and not many room left for each week. Also, they are selling this as a one, two or three week cruise, so it will be interesting to see if Princess can get rooms to line-up for an upgrade/upsell. We hope the Upgrade Fairy comes along... We shall see... Still looking forward to our free laundry and mini-bars... LOL:D :D Happy Sailing!!!

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Posted (edited)

Island, 5/30, 7 day, Balcony (BE), $79, Mini Suite (MD)

 

Sailing on the Island May 30 - Northbound Vancouver to Whittier. Had E736, a BE balcony - last balcony in the row, had a great aft view also. Received an offer on Friday, May 18, for a mini suite for $79pp and grabbed it. So now we are located on Caribe towards the back of the ship.

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Island, 5/30, 7 day, Balcony (BE), $79, Mini Suite (MD)

 

Sailing on the Island May 30 - Northbound Vancouver to Whittier. Had E736, a BE balcony - last balcony in the row, had a great aft view also. Received an offer on Friday, May 18, for a mini suite for $79pp and grabbed it. So now we are located on Caribe towards the back of the ship.

 

On my Alaska cruise on Star leaving on 5/26 they offered an upsell last month of $249 pp for an oceanview to balcony. They STILL have balconies available and have not budged on the $249 pp. We leave in three days.

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SKY Princess - 12/4/19 - 3 day - interior to balcony across hallway - $ 100 pp

 

took it...oh wait...:halo:

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Received the following offer from Princess today. We took it!

 

Golden, 6/2, 7 day, obstructed OV, $249, Window Suite; we retained all perks from original booking.

 

Funny thing was, it ended up costing us only $456, because when he did the change, he said we were owed some credits for taxes we overpaid. Not sure how that happened but I didn't question him. We received paid gratuities on our original booking and he adjusted paid gratuities to the new amount for the suite. All in all, very happy with our upsell. Alaska here we come!

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the credit was from port taxes, etc. where you paid an estimated amount and it was finalized..

 

if you hadn't changed rooms, it would have shown up as an OBC to your account

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Received the following offer from Princess today. We took it!

 

Golden, 6/2, 7 day, obstructed OV, $249, Window Suite; we retained all perks from original booking.

 

Funny thing was, it ended up costing us only $456, because when he did the change, he said we were owed some credits for taxes we overpaid. Not sure how that happened but I didn't question him. We received paid gratuities on our original booking and he adjusted paid gratuities to the new amount for the suite. All in all, very happy with our upsell. Alaska here we come!

Nice. $35 pp per diem bought you all the suite perks, club class dining, and a whole lot more space. Enjoy!

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the credit was from port taxes, etc. where you paid an estimated amount and it was finalized..

 

if you hadn't changed rooms, it would have shown up as an OBC to your account

Okay, never had this happen before on my other cruises. Live and learn.

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SKY Princess - 12/4/19 - 3 day - interior to balcony across hallway - $ 100 pp

 

took it...oh wait...:halo:

 

Seriously? You just booked that & it's so far off ~ can't imagine they need that cabin already!

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On my Alaska cruise on Star leaving on 5/26 they offered an upsell last month of $249 pp for an oceanview to balcony. They STILL have balconies available and have not budged on the $249 pp. We leave in three days.

 

:(:(:( :( maybe you will be pleasantly surprised at your embarkation! Here's hoping :)

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Seriously? You just booked that & it's so far off ~ can't imagine they need that cabin already!

 

Look at the name of the person who was posting. No, it wasn't serious.

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Alaska inside passage 7 day cruise , Ruby, June 9. Guaranty IA -IF, upgrade to balcony , $239 pp

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Received the following offer from Princess today. We took it!

 

Golden, 6/2, 7 day, obstructed OV, $249, Window Suite; we retained all perks from original booking.

 

Funny thing was, it ended up costing us only $456, because when he did the change, he said we were owed some credits for taxes we overpaid. Not sure how that happened but I didn't question him. We received paid gratuities on our original booking and he adjusted paid gratuities to the new amount for the suite. All in all, very happy with our upsell. Alaska here we come!

 

Very nice upsell! I would've jumped on it as well. We're sailing in an obstructed OV at the end of June on the CB - would love an offer like this!!!

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Star Princess June 2018 balcony to mini suite $99pp... but there are five of us in two cabins and there are no mini suite pairs next to each other left on the cruise, so doesn't work. Nice to get the offer though!

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Oct 14, 1 day Mex Riviera on Grand. Category BB Balcony to Window Suite F305, $199pp

 

 

This is booked on a casino offer for a free inside cabin. paid $200 for upgrade to balcony & port charges.

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Don’t know if appropriate to post Move over offers here, we received one yesterday for June 6 Royal (British Isles). Move to any other 12 day sailing anywhere, full refund of fare as refundable OBC, cabin upgrade, EZAir protected and up to $500 for non refundable deposits etc.

 

 

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Oct 14, 1 day Mex Riviera on Grand. Category BB Balcony to Window Suite F305, $199pp

 

 

This is booked on a casino offer for a free inside cabin. paid $200 for upgrade to balcony & port charges.

 

Wow ... that is a sweet suite deal!

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Wow ... that is a sweet suite deal!

 

Sorry meant to say 10 Day, not 1 day!

Yeah i can't complain, $400pp for a suite!

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Sorry meant to say 10 Day, not 1 day!

Yeah i can't complain, $400pp for a suite!

NOW that sounds like a suite deal! I was thinking $400pp for a one day cruise was a bit much;p

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Just received a upsell for July 21/18, 7 day Norwegian Fjords (sold out cruise) balcony to mini suite for $119US/pp. I declined as I have an aft balcony.

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RT SF Alaska 10 days. 6-25-18 sailing. Ocean View Plaza Deck to Aloha balcony below Horizon Court. $239 pp. Declined offer. There are almost 30 open cabins Aloha aft!!

 

Cheers, Denise

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Finally!! An upsell offer I felt good about. Caribbean Princess sailing on a B2B starting June 23 (7 days each leg) in an Obstructed Ocean View (OW) - Got the offer for an upsell of $229pp to move to a Window Suite for the June 23rd sailing. When I talked to them, they said they could offer the same deal for both sailings! So, for less than $1,000 (increase to protection plan with this), we get to move from the OW to the Window Suite for 14 days!! No room change in transit & we got the suite!! :cool:

 

I was really hoping to get this - had been watching the rooms & the window suites just weren't selling.

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