Have you gotten a free cabin upgrade?

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  1. georgeat

    georgeat Mouseketeer

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    Same here. Had booked a specific inside cabin (cat 10A) while on the Wonder last year for the Dream this August. (They tend to not change your room when you have booked a specific cabin number.) DW and I decided to upgrade to a 7A. Cabin number went to GTY. Couple of weeks later the cabin number came out and it is a 5B.
    Also cabin was upgraded on the first Hawaii cruise last year as well.
     
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  3. dznyacct

    dznyacct DIS Veteran

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    On our first cruise we booked a cat 12 (GTY) and were upgraded for free to a cat 9 :cool1:. The second cruise we booked a coveted SPH cabin and kept that cabin :thumbsup2. The third cruise we booked 2 connecting cat 11C (GTY) cabins and were upgraded for free to a cat 9B :cool1:. We have two connecting cat 11C cabins booked for our Fanatsy cruise next May. We have actual cabin assignments, so I don't know what our odds are for a free upgrade :confused3. We are cruising with a group of DIS friends, so unless we are all upgraded, I want to stay on deck 2 with everyone else :grouphug:.
     
  4. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    We have always booked specific rooms. It doesn't decrease your chance of being upgraded. Overall, it is a rare occurrence especially if the cruise has sold well.
     
  5. Silverfox97

    Silverfox97 PLATINUM Castaway Club

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    1st cruise in 2005 we booked Cat 12 and ended up with a nice Cat 11 on deck 7 aft.

    The only other cruise we didn't pick our stateroom and put a 'Do not upgrade or change room request' was booked Cat 11C GTY. We were 'upgraded' to an awful, noisy Cat 9C on deck 2. Never again. Just because a room is in a higher category doesn't make it an upgrade IMHO.

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  6. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

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    29 DCL cruises and were comp upgraded once.

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  7. momof2n2

    momof2n2 DIS Veteran

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    On our only cruise thus far we were upgraded from category 12 to a Navigator's Verandah. We were such newbies... We'd done no research, etc., but we were so excited after we'd picked up our documents from the TA. :)
     
  8. PrincessShmoo

    PrincessShmoo DIS Veteran

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    We've been upgraded on 3 of our cruises. Just little, baby upgrades - 9C to 9B.
     
  9. PatricenPete

    PatricenPete DIS Veteran

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    We are sailing 9/1 - originally had two Cat 9D GTY rooms, then paid $100 extra per room and upgraded ourselves to a Cat 7 GTY. Just found out this week BOTH rooms were upgraded to a Cat 5 ADJOINING rooms!!!!! So happy!!!!
     
  10. cwdefouw

    cwdefouw DVC Member since 1999

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    I definitely agree with that statement, and you have to watch Disney on it as well because they try this a lot I think. They have tried it on us twice, but I had no problems getting them to switch us back to the stateroom that we had picked specifically. If you get a "so called" upgrade in advance of the cruise, always do a little research on the old interweb to see if what you got is actually better than what you had.
     
  11. holula

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    We have only had the mini-upgrades too. Twice 11C to 11A, once 8D to 8C. Twice same category as we booked.
     
  12. ruadisneyfan2

    ruadisneyfan2 DIS Veteran

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    In 13 cruises we got 1 upgrade from a 5E to a 4C. I happened right around our FPDD. We LOVED the cabin and they sure knew what they were doing cuz we booked a cat 4 for the next cruise. :lmao:
     
  13. TinkGirl

    TinkGirl DIS Veteran

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    We just returned from a cruise on the Dream. We loved our navigator's verandah. The small obstruction has no big deal at all.
     
  14. TinkGirl

    TinkGirl DIS Veteran

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    I meant was no big deal. It seemed very private.
     
  15. DisneyDudet

    DisneyDudet Disney Music Addict!

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    When we sailed on the Dream when it was about 3 weeks old, we were upgraded before we got our cruise docs. We booked an oceanview but were upgraded to a navigators verandah. Our friends were too. It wasn't a full sailing.

    We did upgrade once at the port. A whopping $200 to go from an oceanview to navigators verandah for a week for 3 ppl.
     
  16. jasmine91

    jasmine91 Mouseketeer

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    For those of you that already know about your upgrades for September, which cruise are you on? We are on the Wonder Sept 28. Does this mean we should find out soon?
     
  17. GBBTomorrow

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    We got an upgrade at check-in, but it was years and years ago, around 2002. We had booked an inside stateroom, and were given one of the Deck 5 "secret porthole cabins" without any additional charge. We didn't know it until we opened the door to a wonderful surprise of natural light. I don't know if that really counts as an upgrade, but we were delighted with it.
     
  18. jasmine91

    jasmine91 Mouseketeer

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    Yes, we have heard good things about the NV, so even with no upgrade, I am sure we will be happy.
     
  19. AquaDame

    AquaDame Are we there yet?

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    No, not yet. We've been on two and gotten exactly what we paid for. Three more on the docket though...
     
  20. ruadisneyfan2

    ruadisneyfan2 DIS Veteran

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    When we got our Apr 2012 upgrade, we knew before final payment due date & luggage tags were sent out with the upgraded cabin #.
     
  21. Disneyholic

    Disneyholic Official Disneyholic! CM Wannabe! I'll Never Grow

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    5 cruise, 0 upgrades.
     

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