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Old 10-21-2012, 06:32 AM   #31
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Still hoping more will share their port upgrade data.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:36 AM   #32
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1) We paid for and were assigned 5D.
2) Disney Dream - October 18th - 3 night
3) Our arrival time was scheduled for 11am.
4) We actually arrived at 10:45 am via Alamo rental shuttle.
5) We were only offered 1 Bedrooms, which is what we wanted $750 offered and accepted!

The upgrade was such a great value, and the Concierge experience on the Dream was much better IMHO than on the Wonder. We were able to snag Cabana #1 at CC thanks to the fantastic Concierge staff. We all enjoyed the Concierge Lounge daily for breakfast and happy hours. If anyone has questions, I'd be more than happy to answer
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:59 AM   #33
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#1. What catagory did you pay for? 5 E(?)
#2. Which Ship? Fantasy
#3. Number of Nights? 7
#4. Month/Year of Sailing?10-13-12
#5. What was your Port of Arrival time assignment? 11 am
#6. What time did you check-in? 8:20 at MCO, on first bus out at 9:30 and 1st to desk when we arrived
#7. What catagory were you offered for upgrade? only a 1BR (and the only one they had)
#8. How much was the upgrade? $1855 We almost fainted, then snagged it!!!!!!
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:52 PM   #34
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#1. What catagory did you pay for? 11C
(please make sure you put the catagory you paid for and not the catagory you were assigned. For *GT reservations please put whether it was IGT, OGT or VGT).
#2. Which Ship? Wonder
#3. Number of Nights? 7 nights
#4. Month/Year of Sailing September 30, 2012
#5. What was your Port of Arrival time assignment? 1pm
#6. What time did you check-in? 1pm
#7. What catagory were you offered for upgrade? 9C
#8. How much was the upgrade? $175
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:02 PM   #35
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#2. Which Ship - Magic
#3. Number of Nights? 7 Nights
#4. Month/Year of Sailing- Ocotober 2012
#5. What was your Port of Arrival time assignment? 11:00am(but we arrived at around 10am)
#6. What time did you check-in? 10am
#7. What catagory were you offered for upgrade? None, we had to ask, they had many open, we chose to upgrade to a 1 bedroom concierge..
#8. How much was the upgrade? 1750.00 but WELL worth it..

Service from the concierge team was exceptional, the extra room was awesome and unless your booking on the same day/time as our next cruise splurge!
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:25 PM   #36
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Hoping to upgrade at the port, specifically to a Royal. We have a party of 16 and I think all the space would be great.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:15 PM   #37
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#2. Which Ship - Magic
#3. Number of Nights? 7 Nights
#4. Month/Year of Sailing- October 2012
#5. What was your Port of Arrival time assignment? 11:00am(but we arrived at around 10am)
#6. What time did you check-in? 10am
#7. What category were you offered for upgrade? None, we had to ask, they had many open, we chose to upgrade to a 1 bedroom concierge..
#8. How much was the upgrade? 1750.00 but WELL worth it..

Service from the concierge team was exceptional, the extra room was awesome and unless your booking on the same day/time as our next cruise splurge!
What category did you upgrade from to the Cat. T 1-Bedroom?
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:28 PM   #38
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Hoping to upgrade at the port, specifically to a Royal. We have a party of 16 and I think all the space would be great.
Please realize that there are only 2 Royal suites per ship, and are usually never empty. YOu should check your cruise to see if it is available before you go. Also realize if you are on one of the new ships, that your other party members won't have access to the concierge floors.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:55 AM   #39
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#1. What catagory did you pay for?
5B

#2. Which Ship?
Magic

#3. Number of Nights?
7

#4. Month/Year of Sailing
9/29/12

#5. What was your Port of Arrival time assignment?
N/A - B2B so we were walked thru the port before it opened

#6. What time did you check-in?
10, or so

#7. What catagory were you offered for upgrade?
4B

#8. How much was the upgrade?
$385

They also had the T available, but it was over $1,000 more so we opted for the 4B. 4A was an additional $30.

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Old 10-25-2012, 12:44 PM   #40
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We're currently on the Dream - 3 night.
Booked 4D
Upgraded to V for $315
Quoted $615 for T.

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Old 10-25-2012, 12:56 PM   #41
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Did you notice if there were many V or T cabins available?
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:50 PM   #42
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:15 PM   #43
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This thread will be similar to the one that is tracking *GT assignment. The hope is that once we build some history people might have a better idea of what they will pay if they seek a port upgrade.

#1. What catagory did you pay for?
(please make sure you put the catagory you paid for and not the catagory you were assigned. For *GT reservations please put whether it was IGT, OGT or VGT).
#2. Which Ship?
#3. Number of Nights?
#4. Month/Year of Sailing?
#5. What was your Port of Arrival time assignment?
#6. What time did you check-in?
#7. What catagory were you offered for upgrade?
#8. How much was the upgrade?

If there is anything I left off please let me know. It would be great to get this info from anyone who has even attempted an upgrade regardless of whether you accepted or not. The more data the more prepared we will be when we attempt a port upgrade.
#1. 11A IGT
#2. Magic
#3. 8 Nights
#4. July 2012
#5. 11 a.m.
#6. 11 a.m.
#7. 10C When we got our room assignment I noticed we were upgraded. There were no upgrades available once on board.
#8. Free
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:10 PM   #44
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#1. What catagory did you pay for? IGT - assigned 11C
(please make sure you put the catagory you paid for and not the catagory you were assigned. For *GT reservations please put whether it was IGT, OGT or VGT).
#2. Which Ship? Dream
#3. Number of Nights? 4
#4. Month/Year of Sailing 10/21/12
#5. What was your Port of Arrival time assignment? 11am but we were on a b2b
#6. What time did you check-in? 10am
#7. What catagory were you offered for upgrade? 9B
#8. How much was the upgrade? $440... We laughed and said no! A verandah (I think 6A) was approx $600. If you wanted a 1 bedroom suite the price was $2500.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:09 AM   #45
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9B to cat T

#1. What catagory did you pay for? 9B
(please make sure you put the catagory you paid for and not the catagory you were assigned. For *GT reservations please put whether it was IGT, OGT or VGT).
#2. Which Ship? Fantasy
#3. Number of Nights? 7
#4. Month/Year of Sailing Sept 29, 2012
#5. What was your Port of Arrival time assignment? 11 am?
#6. What time did you check-in? Probably 10:45 or so. Checked in at the airport and was first off the second bus from MCO. We were early but there were definitely a few people ahead of us at the Supervisor's Desk. We got the last available one bedroom.
#7. What catagory were you offered for upgrade? V or T
#8. How much was the upgrade? We went with the upgrade to T (one bedroom concierge) for $2170.
We were trying to upgrade our second room, which was a 7A, assuming it would be less. After trying for awhile and not understanding why it wasn't working, the CM realized that room had been booked as an OGT so she would only be able to upgrade that as a 9D (lowest category guaranteed for OGT). Just pointing this out because it looks like some people have had success upgrading from the cat they were assigned, which is clearly not something you should count on. So, obviously, we then did the upgrade from the 9B room. But before we figured it out, I asked for pricing upgrade options for cat T, V, and 4 from both 9B and 7A. They follow:
From a 9B to cat T (one bedroom concierge) was $2170
From a 9B to cat V (standard verandah concierge) was $1470
From a 9B to cat 4 (largest verandah room without being concierge) was $945

From a 7A to cat T (one bedroom concierge) was $1925
From a 7A to cat V (standard verandah concierge) was $1225
From a 7A to cat 4 (largest verandah room without being concierge) was $700

We were thrilled but now fear, like many have mentioned, that we won't be able to cruise without concierge again... Seriously, do take that possibility into account when deciding whether or not to upgrade.
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