02-11-2009, 02:49 PM
Do you think there is a better chance of an upgrade with a guarantee room as opposed to an assigned room? If so, will Disney change you from an assigned room to a guarantee? Curious...
02-11-2009, 03:22 PM
Pretty much this exact question was asked earlier today.
Here is a blurb I post when trying to explain upgrades.....
If you called DCL and "ask" for an upgrade DCL would assume you are willing to pay for that upgrade....but when DCL upgrades you on their own there is no cost to you.
DCL really does not upgrade out of the kindness in their hearts well, maybe sometimes they do!!!....But, in reality, they upgrade based on their inventory requirements at any given time. There is really no rhyme or reason or set pattern....it does not matter if you booked your cruise early or last minute, booked GTY status or got an assigned cabin, are a return cruiser or first timer, had a TA book it or booked on your own, paid off cruise early or at the due date, had 1 stateroom booked or many, had adjoining cabins or connecting cabins, booked onboard or from home, booked via phone or on the web, booked directly at the DCL site or with DCL on the phone, used DVC points or cash or reward dollars, yadda, yadda, yadda, etc.....none of these things matter in regards to DCL upgrading a cabin. Believe me, if there was a secret formula, the people on this board would have figured it out already!!! LOL!!!
The only "sure" upgrade right now is if you book 4 people in a Cat 12 then you will at least be upgraded to a Cat 11 since the Cat 12's only hold 3 people. This is the only category that DCL sometimes will allow booking more people than a cabin can accommodate. Again, this may change with the new ships. There is rumor that DCL is outfitting the Cat 12's to now hold 4 people....that would eliminate any "automatic" upgrade from that category. We will have to wait and see what happens!!
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