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Crown princess 1/16/19 booked inside R736. I chose that cabin because of the huge deck right out the door. Asked to mark no upgrade! What do I see this morning but an email telling me I have been upgraded to plaza deck with a window!

 

I am going to call when they open wondering what my chance of getting my cabin back is. Anyone care to share their experience with this ?

 

Thank you Reader

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Usually if you notice the upgrade and call right away, there is a good chance you can get your old cabin back. Please keep us posted. It may take a few days.

 

Is your old cabin still available?

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Usually if you notice the upgrade and call right away, there is a good chance you can get your old cabin back. Please keep us posted. It may take a few days.

 

Is your old cabin still available?

 

 

Hi coral

 

Yes I just called and she put in a request to get the old cabin back. She said since this just happened yesterday good chance of getting it back :)

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"she said a good chance" - your TA?....i'm betting your cabin was never marked as a no upgrade...:evilsmile:

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Yes that wouldn't have happened if your booking had been marked as "no upgrade". I hope you get your original cabin back. If not, at least you will have a window. No deck down the hall like on Riviera but it's only two flights up to the Promenade from the cabin they upgraded you to. Plus the International Café would be right down the hall.

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We had this happen to us on an upcoming Royal cruise. What they called an upgrade to us was not.

 

Called our TA and she got our original cabin back.

 

Do not want to have us put in no upgrade because we would lose the chance to get a good one.

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We once were sailing on Carnival, and they decided to upgrade us. They apparently informed my Travel Agent who was told that it was a suite, and she made the mistake of wanting to suprise us and not tell us (last time we used her.)

 

When we got to the port we were informed of the switch and told that it was a "near suite." Basically it was listed as an upgrade, slightly larger, but in the back of the ship, under the pool deck.

 

Rather than take the switch, we refused. After about 30 minutes of arguing, Carnival gave us our original rooms back.

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Even if your booking is marked "Do Not Upgrade", it does happen. I guess the "computer" can't read!

Catching it asap usually results in reinstatement .

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"she said a good chance" - your TA?....i'm betting your cabin was never marked as a no upgrade...:evilsmile:

 

No TA and it was marked no upgrade, been on 29 cruises I know the game. :) Problem was that the rep marked it no upgrade unless higher catagory. I never said that ! Picked this cabin for the deck right out of the door.

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Yes that wouldn't have happened if your booking had been marked as "no upgrade". I hope you get your original cabin back. If not, at least you will have a window. No deck down the hall like on Riviera but it's only two flights up to the Promenade from the cabin they upgraded you to. Plus the International Café would be right down the hall.

 

 

Thank you!

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Reader, good luck getting your inside cabin back. Must be a real nice deck access to give up an Oceanview cabin.

 

I would guess that there is a high probability that you can switch back. If someone else already has your inside cabin, perhaps they will take the upgrade instead.

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Reader, good luck getting your inside cabin back. Must be a real nice deck access to give up an Oceanview cabin.

 

I would guess that there is a high probability that you can switch back. If someone else already has your inside cabin, perhaps they will take the upgrade instead.

 

 

Thank you! On crown princess you walk out your door up a small set of stairs and you have a large aft deck and pool. They can keep that window..lol An upgrade is not always an upgrade!

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On crown princess you walk out your door up a small set of stairs and you have a large aft deck and pool. They can keep that window..lol

We love that area. It's like having a semi-private pool and balcony.;)

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Tedferg, Perhaps you are looking at the deck plans of a different ship?? OP is not on Plaza, is on Riviera, although Crown does have a Plaza deck, too. The big deck area being discussed is the aft Terrace pool.

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No TA and it was marked no upgrade, been on 29 cruises I know the game. :) Problem was that the rep marked it no upgrade unless higher category. I never said that ! Picked this cabin for the deck right out of the door.

 

I ALWAYS state "no upgrade unless it's to the Owner's suite." they upgraded us once from the Caribe deck to the Aloha deck right under Lido buffet. We were livid! They don't ever want to upgrade us ever again. It's rarely ever an upgrade, always a downgrade. I'll pull an "S" fit if they ever try.

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I ALWAYS state "no upgrade unless it's to the Owner's suite." they upgraded us once from the Caribe deck to the Aloha deck right under Lido buffet. We were livid! They don't ever want to upgrade us ever again. It's rarely ever an upgrade, always a downgrade. I'll pull an "S" fit if they ever try.

 

 

Agreed!

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I would rather have my inside cabin over an ocean view. Only a balcony or better would I want for an upgrade.

 

 

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I’ve had Princess upgrade me from a cabin marked do not upgrade, traveling with other family members three cabins in a row, with all bookings cross referenced all marked do not upgrade. So I don’t think the computer really reads it either! We were upgraded from an inside to a nearby accessible balcony, so it worked out fine, but lesson learned, check your booking all the time!

 

 

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Thank you! On crown princess you walk out your door up a small set of stairs and you have a large aft deck and pool. They can keep that window..lol An upgrade is not always an upgrade!

 

This is a great location! I would take it over an oceanview any day.

 

Plaza and Lido decks are also good for inside cabins.

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This is a great location! I would take it over an oceanview any day.

 

Plaza and Lido decks are also good for inside cabins.

 

Thanks Coral I agree,just waiting to hear if I got my cabin back :)

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I’ve had Princess upgrade me from a cabin marked do not upgrade, traveling with other family members three cabins in a row, with all bookings cross referenced all marked do not upgrade. So I don’t think the computer really reads it either! We were upgraded from an inside to a nearby accessible balcony, so it worked out fine, but lesson learned, check your booking all the time!

 

 

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Glad it worked out for you :)

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I would rather have my inside cabin over an ocean view. Only a balcony or better would I want for an upgrade.

 

 

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Totally agree!

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Thanks Coral I agree,just waiting to hear if I got my cabin back :)

 

You probably won't hear back until Monday but I am guessing you will get it!

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Tedferg, Perhaps you are looking at the deck plans of a different ship?? OP is not on Plaza, is on Riviera, although Crown does have a Plaza deck, too. The big deck area being discussed is the aft Terrace pool.

 

correct - I deleted the post when I took a second look at Deck Plan :-)

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Wouldnt change my Plaza inside unless its to a balcony.

 

Love getting my coffee early in the morning at the International Cafe and enjoying the Atrium before the ship wakes up!

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No TA and it was marked no upgrade, been on 29 cruises I know the game. :) Problem was that the rep marked it no upgrade unless higher catagory. I never said that ! Picked this cabin for the deck right out of the door.

So not marked “no upgrade” but none unless higher cat, unfortunately what Princess (or any line) call a higher category many don’t think is an improvement, it’s why I now always say No upgrade, full stop.

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I haven’t heard anyone mentioning about the term META added to there reservations. It’s always on my reservations & it means that I will only except an upgrade to the next higher category like from inside to Ocean View or Ocean View to Balcony etc. It’s a great thing if you’re willing to be moved to a higher category.

The only time my stateroom was changed was on the Pacific Princess as they needed my inside handicapped stateroom. I was notified by my T/A.

Tom😎

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I haven’t heard anyone mentioning about the term META added to there reservations. It’s always on my reservations & it means that I will only except an upgrade to the next higher category like from inside to Ocean View or Ocean View to Balcony etc. It’s a great thing if you’re willing to be moved to a higher category.

The only time my stateroom was changed was on the Pacific Princess as they needed my inside handicapped stateroom. I was notified by my T/A.

Tom😎

 

 

But even then you can get moved to a cab8n you really don’t want or like.

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Of course they can always move you even when you say no upgrade, but that is really rare, think I’ve only heard of it happening to someone once and that was due to an issue with the selected cabin.

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So not marked “no upgrade” but none unless higher cat, unfortunately what Princess (or any line) call a higher category many don’t think is an improvement, it’s why I now always say No upgrade, full stop.

 

I did say No upgrade! do not know why they marked it like that!

This is exactly what I did not want. I mark all my bookings no upgrade.

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Hello

 

Crown princess 1/16/19 booked inside R736. I chose that cabin because of the huge deck right out the door. Asked to mark no upgrade! What do I see this morning but an email telling me I have been upgraded to plaza deck with a window!

 

I am going to call when they open wondering what my chance of getting my cabin back is. Anyone care to share their experience with this ?

 

Thank you Reader

Are you saying you don't want to go from an inside cabin to a perfect location on the Plaza deck in a window cabin? You are the exception, but call and get what you want. I wonder if you need that outside escape for a smoke? That's the only reason I can think you'd decline this lovely upgrade.

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Are you saying you don't want to go from an inside cabin to a perfect location on the Plaza deck in a window cabin? You are the exception, but call and get what you want. I wonder if you need that outside escape for a smoke? That's the only reason I can think you'd decline this lovely upgrade.

 

Actually - the location the OP had is awesome. It is an inside cabin within steps of being at the aft pool area. IMO - the only upgrade that I would take in his situation is a balcony. For someone who loves to be outside - this is the perfect location. This deck area is often empty at night and first thing in the morning so it is like having a large aft deck to yourself. I love the location and I have never smoked a day in my life.

 

Plaza deck is convenient for International Cafe but not for going outside.

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Actually - the location the OP had is awesome. It is an inside cabin within steps of being at the aft pool area. IMO - the only upgrade that I would take in his situation is a balcony. For someone who loves to be outside - this is the perfect location. Not plaza deck.

 

Plaza deck is convenient for International Cafe but not for going outside.

 

why would anyone want to go outside if not to SMOKE ???...:mad:

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In March, my sister and her husband and my husband and I had close inside cabins. Three days before the cruise, I was notified that I had been “upgraded” to a midship cabin two floors higher. I called immediately and the worker assured me that I would get my original cabin back, but that it wouldn’t show up on my cruise personalizer.

 

I didn’t know whether to print my documents or not. On the day before the cruise, I called again and the worker told me that I should have called at least five days before to get my original cabin! She then assured me that I would be changed back, but to print the documents as showing on my personalizer.

 

I printed my documents with the new cabin information and,indeed, that is where I was placed. This cabin was a four-person cabin with the top beds hanging down. It was the most uncomfortable cabin we have experienced in twenty-five cruises!

 

Point of the story: Don’t believe what you are told. You will be placed wherever they choose. At least that was our experience.

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Just checked all four of our booked cruises ~ two in the next few weeks or so. Thankfully, no change. We also choose our cabins carefully as we prefer to be all of the way aft and also like access to the "private" pool. No, we do not smoke either. That's like suggesting that all of us who spring for a balcony are out there secretly smoking.

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Are you saying you don't want to go from an inside cabin to a perfect location on the Plaza deck in a window cabin? You are the exception, but call and get what you want. I wonder if you need that outside escape for a smoke? That's the only reason I can think you'd decline this lovely upgrade.

 

 

Don't smoke and yes I booked that cabin for the near by deck/pool! They can keep their lovely upgrade!

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Actually - the location the OP had is awesome. It is an inside cabin within steps of being at the aft pool area. IMO - the only upgrade that I would take in his situation is a balcony. For someone who loves to be outside - this is the perfect location. This deck area is often empty at night and first thing in the morning so it is like having a large aft deck to yourself. I love the location and I have never smoked a day in my life.

 

Plaza deck is convenient for International Cafe but not for going outside.

 

 

You are spot on Coral!

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