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Old 08-13-2014, 10:59 AM   #1
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Talking Interesting tidbit from a CM that I hadn't considered...

I called to see how it was looking for a possible upgrade at the port and mentioned I would be coming early to see if I could grab something. The CM actually recommended coming later due to the fact that some people don't show up (illness, transportation issues) and some are denied boarding due to documentation problems....something to keep in mind
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:06 AM   #2
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Checking later on may be a better strategy for those who are in inside & oceanview cabins and who would prefer to upgrade to a veranda or oceanview. If you are looking for a concierge room and know that there are some open, getting to the port super early is still probably the best bet.
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I agree. Its a double edge sword. Your stuck if you do and stuck if you don't.
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Checking later on may be a better strategy for those who are in inside & oceanview cabins and who would prefer to upgrade to a veranda or oceanview. If you are looking for a concierge room and know that there are some open, getting to the port super early is still probably the best bet.
I agree about the concierge for sure!
My cruise hasn't had a concierge room available since I've been looking at it, so for us it's for the oceanview/verandah
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Keep in mind as well that there's nothing keeping you from checking at the Supervisor's desk twice. If you get there early you'll have first crack at anything that wasn't booked. If you don't have any luck then, you could always wait and try again a little later to see whether anyone has canceled or upgraded from a category you want.
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Keep in mind as well that there's nothing keeping you from checking at the Supervisor's desk twice. If you get there early you'll have first crack at anything that wasn't booked. If you don't have any luck then, you could always wait and try again a little later to see whether anyone has canceled or upgraded from a category you want.
This is absolutely true.
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But you'd have to wait in the terminal, wouldn't you? Once you board the ship, you couldn't leave and go back to the supervisor's desk, could you?
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But you'd have to wait in the terminal, wouldn't you? Once you board the ship, you couldn't leave and go back to the supervisor's desk, could you?
You can leave the ship if you need/want to. I had to get something we had left in the car. You just have to have your KTTW card scanned both ways and go back through security to reboard.
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But you'd have to wait in the terminal, wouldn't you? Once you board the ship, you couldn't leave and go back to the supervisor's desk, could you?
On a cruise a few months ago, we checked for an upgrade early and there wasn't anything available that we wanted. The CM at the upgrade desk told us that they would note what we were looking for and let us know later if something became available. We boarded around 11:40, and sure enough at around 5:00 we got a call that they had a room for us. We just had to go down to Guest Services to confirm that we wanted to move, and then they handled everything to get us switched over.
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On a cruise a few months ago, we checked for an upgrade early and there wasn't anything available that we wanted. The CM at the upgrade desk told us that they would note what we were looking for and let us know later if something became available. We boarded around 11:40, and sure enough at around 5:00 we got a call that they had a room for us. We just had to go down to Guest Services to confirm that we wanted to move, and then they handled everything to get us switched over.
This is what I am hoping for.....right now there are no Concierge rooms left. We are in a CAT V, but I really want a 1 bedroom. My older son is joining us. When I book the room there was just 4 of us, now there are 5. I know the bedding is the same in both categories but at least we will have more room with a 1 bedroom. We leave a week from tomorrow ......hoping for some pixie dust!
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