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Hubby and I are sneaking away for a weekend without kids. I know there are lots of upgrade/sell posts, but my question is slightly different. I am curious if anyone has any thoughts/experience around booking a guarantee OV or assigned OV if we hope to receive an upsell offer for a suite (no balcony cabins on Inspiration unless suite). Would be happy with OV but would entertain an offer if it was provided and would like to set myself up for the most options. Thanks in advance :) 

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I've taken a GTY OV and had a cabin with an adjoining door. It was a bit noisy since we could really hear our neighbors. I now only book assigned cabins.

 

The only time I've heard of an upsell on one of the smaller ships was when someone booked the suite (aka balcony) and was offered the Captain's Suite, the one above the pool deck. I've never heard of ANY IN or OV passenger being offered an upsell to a suite (balcony).

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I wouldn't mind OV guarantee.  

 

However I like to select balcony...I want to be at least 3 floors above the lifeboats preferably near stairs/elevator. 

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With the most recent cruise I booked (departs in 6 days, eeekk), I booked a guarantee and received zero upsell offers until after my cabin was assigned, which luckily was 7 weeks out from sailing.  Not sure if this is the "rule of thumb" so to speak, but if it is, and you don't get your room assignment until a few days out from sailing, it could dramatically reduce the chances of you receiving an upsell offer.  

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We sail on the Breeze on Nov. 2nd, booked late and all that was left was balcony guarantees, still waiting for a cabin assignment.  We did get some upgrade offers to a suite, the cost to upgrade was more than we paid for the cruise!  I really like to pick my own cabin, concerned that we'll be above a night club or below the pool.  Hope we get a cabin before we get to the port.

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 I'm all about saving a little money and book guarantees quite often.  To our surprise we usually get upgraded (not really) in the same category. We have never been disappointed with the cabin they choose.  The only drew back for us is cabin not getting assigned till right before sailing.  Not always but sometimes.  Especially OV,  They are really for the most part all the same

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My sister booked a guaranteed room for our cruise on the 30th of November on the Breeze. When it was finally assigned to her she was on deck 1.  Check the site seen the upgrade and I paid for the $40 upgrade. I want to know where my cabin is located

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On 9/15/2019 at 12:10 PM, rass2008 said:

Hubby and I are sneaking away for a weekend without kids. I know there are lots of upgrade/sell posts, but my question is slightly different. I am curious if anyone has any thoughts/experience around booking a guarantee OV or assigned OV if we hope to receive an upsell offer for a suite (no balcony cabins on Inspiration unless suite). Would be happy with OV but would entertain an offer if it was provided and would like to set myself up for the most options. Thanks in advance 🙂

Guarantee ONLY> By accident my TA did not book our selected cabin and it ended up it a terrible location.

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15 hours ago, pirateg11 said:

With the most recent cruise I booked (departs in 6 days, eeekk), I booked a guarantee and received zero upsell offers until after my cabin was assigned, which luckily was 7 weeks out from sailing.  Not sure if this is the "rule of thumb" so to speak, but if it is, and you don't get your room assignment until a few days out from sailing, it could dramatically reduce the chances of you receiving an upsell offer.  

You are unlikely to get an "upsell" offer with a guarantee until you are assigned since they can put you into any unsold stateroom in your category up til boarding 

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Remember that if you book a guarantee cabin and don't get an upsell offer, you may be stuck with an undesirable cabin.

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It's all up to you and what your budget desires. If you want to save money then book the guarantee if you are ok with spending however much extra it ends up being to choose your own cabin then do that. 

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Yeah, it sounds like it all comes down to money and what you will accept for a cabin.  I have never booked a guarenteed room...I always like to choose my cabin so I am pretty close to elevators and I prefer to have cabins above and below, rather than be below the pool area or a late night public area.

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Thanks everyone - we decided to bite the bullet and booked OV guarantee. Keeping our fingers crossed we get an early assignment so we know and maybe an upsell offer lol.

 

Any which way will be all good - just happy to be going!!!!

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Depends on the price difference for me.  If there are substantial savings I rarely pass them up.  If they are comparable I will pick my cabin.

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Well that was fast - booked the cruise yesterday OV Gty (45 days out) and have my cabin assignment this morning :) Not bad at all category 6C. Now I cross my fingers for an upsell offer and see what happens. 

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