10 Tips For Getting A Cabin Upgrade On Your Cruise

Discover the 10 ways that you can get a cabin upgrade on your cruise. You will discover the things that have worked for me and others to move up a cabin grade. Support Tips For Travellers and book your next cruise through CruiseDirect using this link: http://www.tipsfortravellers.com/cruisedirect . You will get the best and lowest price around. I get a small commission but you pay nothing extra. I would love you to give the video a "thumbs up" and if you subscribed to the channel now: http://bit.ly/TFT_YouTube2 Every week Tips For Travellers shares videos to help you make the most of your precious travel time and money on both land and at sea. First-hand travel inspiration, advice and tips based on the over 20 years I have been travelling every month. Follow me on all social media platforms. Search there for "TipsForTravellers" or "Gary Bembridge"

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Discover the 10 ways that you can get a cabin upgrade on your cruise. You will discover the things that have worked for me and others to move up a cabin grade. Support Tips For Travellers and book your next cruise through CruiseDirect using this link: http://www.tipsfortravellers.com/cruisedirect . You will get the best and lowest price around. I get a small commission but you pay nothing extra. I would love you to give the video a "thumbs up" and if you subscribed to the channel now: http://bit.ly/TFT_YouTube2 Every week Tips For Travellers shares videos to help you make the most of your precious travel time and money on both land and at sea. First-hand travel inspiration, advice and tips based on the over 20 years I have been travelling every month. Follow me on all social media platforms. Search there for "TipsForTravellers" or "Gary Bembridge"

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CherryEggs
CherryEggs - 2 years ago
Got another tip that's more "luck" than anything: first time cruisers with a cruise line who are in a lower category cabin. On my very first cruise - which was with P&O -- my partner and I paid for an inside cabin fairly far in advance. Just a few days before we were set to sail, P&O rang us and said they were upgrading us from the inside to a balcony cabin at no charge!!

Very likely a promotional tactic to get us to try it and lean towards booking balconies in the future, but it worked. I only book balconies now. Still, if it's your first time with a cruise line at all and the ship isn't full or there's been a cancellation, it might be worth a gamble.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks for sharing your experience and tip. I am sure the lines are seen to upgrade people to get them hooked on the higher level. Inside cabins are among the easiest for them to sell and so if they sold out and space higher in grade it is in their interest to upgrade people close to the cruise as the insides will be easier to sell off. Thanks!
Raymond Chrystal
Raymond Chrystal - 2 years ago
Thank you so much just watched every single one of your videos and they helped my family and I, many thank yous
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks! Great to hear you find them helpful. Really appreciate you watching and taking time to leave some feedback.
kesayo
kesayo - 2 years ago
Thanks. You just convinced me to never go on a cruise. My wife complains at the slightest noise even when we stay at quiet, luxury hotels. So going on a cruise is not for her.
Emanon
Emanon - 2 years ago
I will only book a balcony, mid ship.
Andrew Walker
Andrew Walker - 2 years ago
Which cruise line is best for single travellers
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
The ones with solo cabins are really good as also you avoid the single occupancy surcharge. Most new ships have them but look at lines like Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Carnival but even lines like Cunard, Fred Olsen and Princess and P&O have them
Emanon
Emanon - 2 years ago
Andrew Walker Carnival
Petr Frizen
Petr Frizen - 2 years ago
Interesting tips, Gary. Thank you very much. It’s a pity I couldn’t watch it till the end, as something happened to the internet. Everything got buffered… I wonder whether someone constantly jams my internet, or it is the internet in general here… Though, most of the times it works OK…
Petr Frizen
Petr Frizen - 2 years ago
Very glad to hear from you, Gary! I am back from Morocco and am looking forward to your new narrations!
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
The joys of the Internet sometimes! That is very frustrating. Appreciate you (as always) watching and leaving feedback.
Loxi Bell
Loxi Bell - 2 years ago
You speak to fast, but I like what you say.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks ! I do have to keep reminding myself to not talk fast which I know I do. Good to get this reminder !!! Much appreciate you watching and taking time to add your comment!
Mylena's Beauty Room
Mylena's Beauty Room - 2 years ago
Hi, thanks for giving great info!!!
I hope this doesn't come off weird but there's a small lump/bump on the side of your neck, you might wanna go get that checked out by a dr.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks yes I have had it for some years now and it has been checked out and all is fine (though not aesthetically pleasing so thinking of getting it removed)
Ella Hitrec
Ella Hitrec - 2 years ago
Hi, love your videos! I'm going on a cruise in 2 montsh with my family and we booked an inside cabin 30 days ago. I'm Croatian and I don't really understeand what does an upgrade mean so can you please explain? and is there any chance for us to get a free upgrade or...? thanks!
Ella Hitrec
Ella Hitrec - 2 years ago
Tips For Travellers thank you so much!
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks, great to hear. An "upgrade" is when you get a better cabin than the one you paid for as the cruise line puts you in a nicer and better one without you asking and not having to pay any more

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Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks. I hope that it works for you. Keep me posted!!!
johnross1947
johnross1947 - 2 years ago
My experience has been to choose a cruise line and be loyal to it. You have the greatest chance of upgrades having sailed say 10 prior cruises with the same line as does someone with less cruises under thier belt. Repeat business is worth a lot to them.

There are other aspects to loyalty as well. One is that often you see the same crew and they remember who you are and you can often get other perks. Especially if you book the same ship over again. Most don't do this because they already been to those ports and want to go to other places.
However; if you more interested in the ship and relaxing than the ports or if you've been everywhere you want to go, then repeating the same cruise on the same ship can have it's rewards. Join thier loyalty club and stay current with your contact info helps to. Lastly be a good tipper the crew remembers good tippers. They will be working for that tip again.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks for adding this detailed insight. Good advice and hopefully helps other travellers as they work out how they will get upgrades!
Rachael Roth
Rachael Roth - 2 years ago
Hello! We are sailing in an accessible balcony cabin (just need a room large enough for my scooter due to mobility issues) this fall on Oasis. Do you think these ideas would still work to possibly get us an upgrade to a suite? We enjoy your videos. Thank you.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks, great to hear you enjoy the videos. As there are a limited number of accessible rooms on the ship there is a chance if people come in trying to buy your grade or lower and are not prepared to pay for the higher level. There is a chance then that you may be as that then frees up your cabin for them to sell (assuming the suites are available of course)
Maldwyn Roberts
Maldwyn Roberts - 2 years ago
As a novice cruiser, would you recommend seeking a specialist cruise agent?
Emanon
Emanon - 2 years ago
Sharon Euliss at 'All About Cruises' in Burlington, North Carolina is FANTASTIC!!!! She helps people all over the United States with Cruises. She is a Pro! She has helped me several times on cruises.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Yes I recommend using a cruise agent as they will be able to help work with you to find the best cruise line and usually can get extra benefits or deals. It won’t cost you more than going Direct
Bellairvideo
Bellairvideo - 2 years ago
Hi Gary, FYI we just received our cabin from Guarantee to FF 718 A deck
So we gained a full view full window from obstructed view in a quiet area with only cabins above us.
Feel free to use this info
Regards & looking forward to your next review and our next cruise on the Zuiderdam Uk, Ireland & Baltic 24 nights in May
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Great news! Have a great time
Wayne Harris
Wayne Harris - 2 years ago
We've never been upgraded.....we always book upper end cabins...not suites...but balcony etc. Thanks for posting...
Bellairvideo
Bellairvideo - 2 years ago
Ironically , we are awaiting our Guarantee outside cabin number for the Maasdam which sails on Thursday from Auckland to San Diego. Normally we receive notification a month out but probably will not get the stateroom number until we fly out of Melbourne or the day of boarding.
Regards
Noel - Bellairvideo
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks for adding your comment about your cruise. You are right that usually people hear a bit before the sailing. I would be dying to know when it was so close. Hopefully they are saving the news of a great upgrade or something !
FionaRestless
FionaRestless - 2 years ago
One important thing about booking a guarantee cabin - you can (and will) be placed anywhere on the ship - either in the category you book or higher. So if you have any kind of restriction or preference do NOT book a guarantee.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Absolutely agree! Very important that people understand that point!
MidWest Katie
MidWest Katie - 2 years ago
We had excellent luck with Celebrity and a guaranteed cabin upgrade. I also recommend joining one of the cruise boards online and post when you will be sailing. We were invited to a cocktail reception cohosted by Celebrity and CruiseCritics.com. I really believe this had a lot to do with our upgrade.
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Great point, thanks for sharing this tip!
Bellairvideo
Bellairvideo - 2 years ago
Many thanks indeed Gary,
Just two areas in the Guarantee pricing withHAL. 1: Once you choose a Guarantee type ie.outside cabin, you will not be downgraded but either remain in that selected cabin or upgraded to a higher type. 2: I believe when you choose a guarantee cabin and it is assigned to you, you cannot change your mind if you do not like the cruises selection, so you obviously take your chance.
Great videos mate.
Regards
Tips For Travellers
Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks! Also for the comments and watch out. That is my understanding as well. So if (like me) one wants to have control over the exact type and location then guaranteed is not the way to go (although is cheaper!)

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Annette Faith Morton
Annette Faith Morton - 2 years ago
Great advice thank you. Subscribed!
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Tips For Travellers - 2 years ago
Thanks! Great to hear you have subscribed. Much appreciated
Katie Marie
Katie Marie - 2 years ago
Thank you for the tips. I have never been on a cruise but I am gaining knowledge to become an expert on my first cruise someday ! Lol. Thanks again !
Katie Marie
Katie Marie - 2 years ago
You're Welcome ! :)

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