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10 hours ago, regoodwinjr said:

There are plenty of posts that you could have gone to and posted that since it's not related to the topic of upgrades. Plus, the ships that are sailing in August are mentioned in the section you left off.

Nothing was cut off...do I smell denial?

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5 hours ago, Doggielover68 said:

Nothing was cut off...do I smell denial?

I was wrong it wasn't left out because this is in there. Easily missed.

 

Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream, Carnival Elation, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Magic, Carnival Sensation, & Carnival Vista sailings through and including July 31, 2020

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On 6/6/2020 at 1:05 AM, firefly333 said:

I got a offer 170 or 270 to move to a ov. I'm inside middeck 6 where I can walk to everything. I wouldnt pay that much to get a ov. Ovs all on lower decks and I'm going to try and avoid the elevators during covid. If was to a balcony great, but not that much to a ov ... offer for october. Crappy upgrade offer.

The ONLY time that we have been offered an upgrade was 2 years ago. We had an inside cabin booked on the Valor. Five minutes after boarding the ship, my cellphone rang and it was from Carnival. The rep asked if I would be interested in moving to a balcony cabin? I said "sure, how much?" She had the nerve to say $800! I told her to forget it, that I would spend my $800 elsewhere. I will probably never get another upgrade offer again.

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2 minutes ago, jordanaire said:

The ONLY time that we have been offered an upgrade was 2 years ago. We had an inside cabin booked on the Valor. Five minutes after boarding the ship, my cellphone rang and it was from Carnival. The rep asked if I would be interested in moving to a balcony cabin? I said "sure, how much?" She had the nerve to say $800! I told her to forget it, that I would spend my $800 elsewhere. I will probably never get another upgrade offer again.

I agree. I think carnival hates me. Still with the every day offers of a cheap cruise in australia. STOP.

 

Rcl so far is also batting 0 on upgrade offers. I got a decent royal up (their name) ... the day after they cancelled my april 26th cruise. I think I shop for the best deals and maybe they start with those who paid the most? I never get offers to upgrade, or that one that was terrible. I would only take one to a balcony. On carnival I can do portholes the same price as inside, why would I pay $200 more?

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22 hours ago, venicia said:

Ecstasy on Oct 24 from Jacksonville

So happy for you 😁  We just booked the Ecstasy for October 1 out of Jacksonville.  Could not believe the low price for a porthole room so we took the chance that this will sail. How do you get an upgrade offer.? We have never gotten one as I recall. Does Carnival email you? And can you get an upgrade offer without having made final payment yet?

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I received 2 offers for my cruise in August the first was last July for $ 22 from ov to deluxe ocean view and $ 400 to go to a balcony on 9. We took the deluxe ocean view. In november the offer was a balcony on 6 for $250, I turned it down but I now regret it.

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14 minutes ago, Dixe Lee said:

So happy for you 😁  We just booked the Ecstasy for October 1 out of Jacksonville.  Could not believe the low price for a porthole room so we took the chance that this will sail. How do you get an upgrade offer.? We have never gotten one as I recall. Does Carnival email you? And can you get an upgrade offer without having made final payment yet?

My upgrade offer was when I signed into carnival.com ... I booked thru a ta so maybe they only email if you book direct.

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8 minutes ago, firefly333 said:

My upgrade offer was when I signed into carnival.com ... I booked thru a ta so maybe they only email if you book direct.

I use a ta and both of my offers were through email but it seems like most right now are showing in the planner section of the booking on the Carnival site.

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2 hours ago, Dixe Lee said:

So happy for you 😁  We just booked the Ecstasy for October 1 out of Jacksonville.  Could not believe the low price for a porthole room so we took the chance that this will sail. How do you get an upgrade offer.? We have never gotten one as I recall. Does Carnival email you? And can you get an upgrade offer without having made final payment yet?

I check the confirmation off and on and it was posted there by Carnival, there was no way I was going to let an offer like that go away.  I jumped on it immediately and just like that we had a Grand Suite.  I always check my reservations on all the ships once a week to see if anything appears different.  Once a week I check amenities to see any changes. 

The other day when I checked one of our Royal Caribbean reservations I saw the Deluxe Beverage Package went from $72.00 a day down to $57.00, I thought since the cruise is in Jan I would just keep checking.  We now purchased it for $43.00 a day, one of the best prices we ever got. 

Just once a week go into your booked cruises and see if anything has changed, even check the pricing, last year saved $700.00 on one of our cruises.  

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37 minutes ago, venicia said:

I check the confirmation off and on and it was posted there by Carnival, there was no way I was going to let an offer like that go away.  I jumped on it immediately and just like that we had a Grand Suite.  I always check my reservations on all the ships once a week to see if anything appears different.  Once a week I check amenities to see any changes. 

The other day when I checked one of our Royal Caribbean reservations I saw the Deluxe Beverage Package went from $72.00 a day down to $57.00, I thought since the cruise is in Jan I would just keep checking.  We now purchased it for $43.00 a day, one of the best prices we ever got. 

Just once a week go into your booked cruises and see if anything has changed, even check the pricing, last year saved $700.00 on one of our cruises.  

Thanks for that advice.  I have never thought about checking my reservations. I do keep an eye on pricing and have need able to score a couple of price cuts on some of our cruises with the best one so far being $500 off our cruise to the Western Mediterranean on NCL Epic for next year. I will definitely be checking our reservations from now on. Had no idea to do that.

 

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On 6/6/2020 at 10:38 AM, TNcruising02 said:


I wonder if they will let you upgrade both cabins with that offer if you call.

I sent an email to my TA and she’s going to check for us. This is the first time we’ve used a TA, and she has helped us so much. We’ve rescheduled 3 times 😂

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6 hours ago, NCbmwmom said:

I sent an email to my TA and she’s going to check for us. This is the first time we’ve used a TA, and she has helped us so much. We’ve rescheduled 3 times 😂


Good luck!!  You never know unless you ask.

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DH and I are booked on a Level 6 interior on the Horizon on 8/22.  You've all given me such hope! 

 

I noticed that Conde Nast ran an article about modifications to cruise lines, and moving all patrons out of interior rooms was on their list.   This was more of a "proposed" or "likely" list than a sure thing, but I expect they have insiders in their ears.  

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On 6/8/2020 at 4:10 PM, TNcruising02 said:


Good luck!!  You never know unless you ask.

 She was able to move both cabins to Deck 8 right beside each other for $34 each. Way better than what we had. 

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yes, my sons family and my husband and I both got upgrades from ov to balconies, for freedom aug 1 sailing. we took it, as my husband loves the balcony. this will be the grandsons first cruise.

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On 6/4/2020 at 10:44 PM, Gizmo88 said:

Got the same offer the aug 28 cruise. main thing I just need is natural light. Booked a inside (porthole), not a big deal for me and I have no real use for a balcony. 

 For mine , It is US$288 upgrade from  interior pothole to balcony , I also think natural light is good for our need , no point to upgrade to balcony.

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On 6/6/2020 at 10:55 AM, Doggielover68 said:

Sorry, cruises are cancelled through the end of August 

 

 

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Actually some ships are sailing.  Breeze, Elation, Dram, Freedom, Horizon, Magic, Sensation and Vista will start sailing August 1st according to the above.   

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On 6/4/2020 at 10:54 PM, shibby sails said:

Here is my problem with upgrade offers or my casino deals. I have 4 casino deal bookings through January. If you up grade and they get your extra $160 then cancel will you only get FCC which will not cover a balcony on future cruises that may be more full. I am worried about my casino tax and fee only cruises if canceled, I will only have nothing towards FCC and doubt they will honor the original casino deal which would be expired and they will have more cruisers booking in the future. The casino rep really could not give me any definitive answer when I asked about this. So I am hoping all my sailing go on as planned. Four cruises, 26 days of sailing for $1200 for two. I will take my chances and wear a mask for that price.

I am in the same boat with three cruises booked using casino deals. If they get canceled I am left with a useless FCC or I guess I can use it for a deposit on a regular cruise. I already had to move my May canceled cruise to Jan but it wasn't booked as a casino deal.

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On 6/6/2020 at 12:55 PM, Doggielover68 said:

Sorry, cruises are cancelled through the end of August 

 

 

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I reported the same thing on the forum when the list was posted.  Just like you, I misread it.  Some are only canceled thru July.  I was uber-flamed and told I was illiterate....although I admitted that I made an error.

It's ambiguous unless you read each line about each ship.

 

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