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I'm wondering if it's possible to get a price drop in this situation.

 

I originally booked an IS (I almost always sail in inside cabins since I'm often solo and it just keeps the price down; I actually prefer inside to OV and don't book a balcony unless I get a super deal (which is pretty much never on Carnival)).

 

But, I had a Diamond upgrade to use, so I upgraded myself to the cheapest OV cabin and then my TA called and I was moved to a BL at no additional cost.  Well, the OV price has dropped $60.  Is there any point in having her call to see if I get the price drop since I'm no longer in that category cabin?  Or does it strictly go by what I paid?

 

I'm guessing I'll get nothing.  What would stop us from cancelling and rebooking that OV at the lower rate and going through the upgrade process again?

 

These days, every dollar I can avoid paying is a good thing.  Just figured it wouldn't hurt to ask, right?

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I figured I'd ask here to see if anyone has any "real life" experience.  Of course, we know that Carnival isn't the most consistent in handling different scenarios.

 

She's been so swamped with rebooking, then those being cancelled and rebooking again (and again) that I thought I'd ask here before bothering her.  I have rebooked my Med/TA from October to next year, and have 3 other cruises booked.  Hey, I have to make up for my 3 cancelled cruises this year (still have a FCC from HAL to rebook!).

 

So, yes, every $ counts. 😁

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1 hour ago, NCTribeFan said:

I figured I'd ask here to see if anyone has any "real life" experience.  Of course, we know that Carnival isn't the most consistent in handling different scenarios.

 

She's been so swamped with rebooking, then those being cancelled and rebooking again (and again) that I thought I'd ask here before bothering her.  I have rebooked my Med/TA from October to next year, and have 3 other cruises booked.  Hey, I have to make up for my 3 cancelled cruises this year (still have a FCC from HAL to rebook!).

 

So, yes, every $ counts. 😁

It really depends on what is showing for the code in the booking.  I had a client that got offered a $40 upgrade from cove balcony to lido balcony, and took it.  In the booking, it still showed 7c (with an arrow showing the upgrade to 8f).  If yours shows that, you might have a chance (unlikely still), however if yours just shows your current category, then you would probably need to price match that new category from my experience.

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If Carnival upgrades you, the price match is against your original booked cabin. My guess is the same with a Diamond upgrade. It is basically a Carnival upgrade of your choosing.

 

What might stop you from canceling and rebooking is getting your Diamond upgrade restored as in the time it takes. All the layoffs are not going to improve response time.

 

But if you have a TA, let them spend their time talking to Carnival.

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Lol I'm really feeling sorry for my travel agent and all agents today I've made so many changes.

 

Totally unlike me, but things keep getting cancelled. Then something better comes along. He was up at 4 am this morning. My carnival booking I dont think will go down. I booked during early saver plus get $100 obc deal, so price dropped $20 but I'd lose my obc. I'm as good as carnival gets right now.

 

Be glad it's not rcl. Carnival is a lot more straightforward imo.

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Yes, they're working so hard to get everyone re-booked and then that gets cancelled.  They don't get commission on those interim bookings, which I guess makes sense, but it's tough on them considering how much time they're putting into this stuff.

 

My category shows 8D Balcony now, so I'm guessing I wouldn't get a price drop.  Shouldn't be too greedy, I guess.  I used the FCC from my cancelled Med booking so I have $600 OBC, ES booking has $100 OBC, plus she has a group for this and is giving $100 OBC!  Oh, and I used gift cards that cost me $240 to purchase another $300 OBC.  Plan on hitting the casino hard the first couple of nights to see if I can get the DOU card.  I see a spa day in my future! 😁

 

Please let there be a vaccine for this virus before the end of January!

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