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Ok, so I know about Carnival's new policy and searched the threads on price reductions after final payment. I see that although there are no price reductions or OBC being offered some people are having success getting upgrades when the price drops. I paid $659/pp for my cruise, now the price is $609/pp - so $100 price drop in total. I have an OV 6B booked. (Could have gotten a 6A for same price but wanted room 2473 which has two windows and is oversized.) Is the only possibility for an upgrade at this point moving to a 6A? Balconies are still priced at $759 for this cruise so it's $200 more than I initially paid. Thanks for the info.

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Ok, so I know about Carnival's new policy and searched the threads on price reductions after final payment. I see that although there are no price reductions or OBC being offered some people are having success getting upgrades when the price drops. I paid $659/pp for my cruise, now the price is $609/pp - so $100 price drop in total. I have an OV 6B booked. (Could have gotten a 6A for same price but wanted room 2473 which has two windows and is oversized.) Is the only possibility for an upgrade at this point moving to a 6A? Balconies are still priced at $759 for this cruise so it's $200 more than I initially paid. Thanks for the info.

 

I would just call and ask. The most they would do is tell you no.

 

I got 2 upgrade offers after final payments 8D to 8E (was offered an 8G but declined - like my privacy).

 

Brinda

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I would just call your PVP or if you booked it via the web, call them up. We were on a cruise over thanksgiving and the price for the suite we were in went down so much that they gave us $600 OBC to offset. That has changed now and our PVP told us that after final payment is made, that dont even ask. However to get an upgrade, I would think that would be ok. We are going on the Glory July 4th w/ 2 balcony rooms and I am glad to see that the rate has gone up $100 per cabin but if it does go down, I will definitly be calling. :D

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Ok, so I know about Carnival's new policy and searched the threads on price reductions after final payment. I see that although there are no price reductions or OBC being offered some people are having success getting upgrades when the price drops. I paid $659/pp for my cruise, now the price is $609/pp - so $100 price drop in total. I have an OV 6B booked. (Could have gotten a 6A for same price but wanted room 2473 which has two windows and is oversized.) Is the only possibility for an upgrade at this point moving to a 6A? Balconies are still priced at $759 for this cruise so it's $200 more than I initially paid. Thanks for the info.

 

going from 6B to 6A is a downgrade not upgrade.

 

do as others suggest and just give them a call and see what they say.

 

Good luck :)

 

Bill

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OK, so I finally called on the price drop today - figured I had nothing to lose. I was offered to move to a 6C which I declined since I have my nice oversized aft 6B location already. If I wanted to upgrade to a balcony I would have to pay full price as advertised on carnival.com which would have been $200 total. (I was hoping they might only want the difference between the price drop and the cost of a balcony which would have been $100 total.) I'll have to keep watching the prices to see if they ever get balcony room rate down closer to what I paid for my OV. For now, I'm happy to be cruising in 51 short days and looking forward to my cruise in my oversized OV with two windows!

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Because Carnival is no longer giving price reductions they are really discounting the cabins after final payments are due.

 

I hate the idea of booking last minute because of airfare, but we were just on the Triumph and our balcony went for $150pp less right before sailing :mad:.

 

In the future I think that I'll just book an oceanview and then upgrade to a balcony when the balcony prices drop closer to sailing. I'll get to plan the cruise in advance AND get the fire sale price on the category I really want.

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OK, so we are getting there. Prices continue to come down for my May cruise. Balconies are now at $709 and we are still 40+ days out from my cruise. It looks like there are a lot of cabins left for this sailing. If they come down just a little more then maybe I can that upgrade. :)

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i know the prices for our up coming cruise have come down quite a bit. We were in a inside and the balconies dropped quite a bit to the point is was a 240 differnce in price. At less then 35 a night for a Balcony i couldnt say no so we upgraded to a 8B.

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At this point I'd only have to pay $100 to go from an OV to a balcony. But since I have one of the oversized OVs booked (2473), I'm hesitant to go to a balcony for that price. I still have time so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the prices keep dropping...

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I've only had OV on my three prior cruises so I don't know what I'm missing yet! Best to stay that way unless I can get the upgrade for dirt cheap since I've heard once you go to a balcony you never go back!

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I know you probably think I'm foolish but I'm waiting for something under $100. I'm hoping with 41 days out and how many cabins appear to still be available I'll get lucky. Besides, my husband would kill me if I paid another $100 for this cruise! I can justify $50 or $60 but not much more in his mind.

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