Upgrade Fairy Princess has landed

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Upgrade Fairy Princess has landed

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 13 Jul 2017, 17:06

Yes the Princess fairy has landed.

We've been sent an exclusive upgrade offer for our 2018 cruise.

Yes we can upgrade from our mini suite to a full suite for the bargain offer price of only.........












£1479








Per person.





Yes that's what we thought too. The clue is that the actual document attached carries the name UpsellOffer.

We quickly worked out that 2 × £1479 would buy us a 7 night cruise in 2019.

Still if they've got a surfeit of suites this far ahead and a shortage of mini suites they're trying to clear maybe the offer will get better later.

But if it doesn't we're more than happy with what we booked.
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Re: Upgrade Fairy Princess has landed

Post by Manoverboard » 13 Jul 2017, 17:33

We had a similar offer a while back, also rejected, but ours was a mere £1,000 for the cabin. :thumbdown:

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Post by Stephen » 13 Jul 2017, 18:23

We had a similar P&O offer on Aurora a couple of cruises back. Got a phone call asking if we would like to upgrade to a mini suite or suite for the same price of £200pp. We of course accepted, but we went for the mini suite in the end as the suite was right up on the pointy end and didn't want to be pinned to the wall every time we opened the balcony door.

Slightly disappointed with the mini suite to be honest. Nice and roomy but looked tired and dated, and the daily canapés were :sick: :thumbdown: .
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Post by GillD46 » 13 Jul 2017, 19:25

They have a whole dept for upselling now, and I think it's shared with Cunard. Recently we were offered - and accepted - an upgrade offer from Princess Grill to a higher grade Queen's Grill cabin in August, at an extremely good rate - I was asked not to mention the figure, but it was considerably less than quoted above. The silly thing is, I had literally just sent my TA a request to upgrade us at the "advertised rate" so we were more than delighted to save almost a couple of thousand.
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Re: Upgrade Fairy Princess has landed

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 13 Jul 2017, 20:11

I'd certainly consider a deal like yours Stephen, or even yours Moby. But best part of £3000? No way.

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Post by oldbluefox » 13 Jul 2017, 21:30

Not exactly the Bargain of the Year Merv. Not surprised you turned it down.

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Re: Upgrade Fairy Princess has landed

Post by towny44 » 13 Jul 2017, 22:39

When the upsell doubles in price next week, you'll wish you had accepted today's offer. ;)
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Re: Upgrade Fairy Princess has landed

Post by Stephen » 14 Jul 2017, 07:54

The days of the complementary upgrade look like they have long gone. So unless the offer is dirt cheap and the cabin position is as good or pretty close as I already have then they can forget it.

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Re: Upgrade Fairy Princess has landed

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 14 Jul 2017, 09:19

towny44 wrote:
13 Jul 2017, 22:39
When the upsell doubles in price next week, you'll wish you had accepted today's offer. ;)
No I won't. We're very happy with the cabin we originally chose.

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Re: Upgrade Fairy Princess has landed

Post by Gill W » 15 Jul 2017, 11:26

During the week, we had an upgrade offer from CMV, for our cruise at the end of August. It was £50pp for a cabin one grade up. In reality, it just meant a cabin of the same size on the next deck up. As we'd carefully picked our cabin, we declined the offer.
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Re: Upgrade Fairy Princess has landed

Post by qbman1 » 02 Aug 2017, 09:16

At least most of the lines now seem to be offering "upgrades" rather than just imposing them without telling you and you find you end up in a much inferior position to the one you took the trouble to choose. Mind you, after saying that, one of our table companions on Adonia last week arrived at check-in to be told they had been upgraded (although I could n't see a lot of difference between their original cabin and the one they were allocated). Only problem was, they ended up in the new cabin and their luggage ended up in the old one !!

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Re: Upgrade Fairy Princess has landed

Post by Stephen » 02 Aug 2017, 09:43

A 'case' of the left hand not knowing what the right is doing


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Re: Upgrade Fairy Princess has landed

Post by daib GC » 02 Aug 2017, 10:32

Mervyn and Trish wrote:
13 Jul 2017, 20:11
I'd certainly consider a deal like yours Stephen, or even yours Moby. But best part of £3000? No way.
It Merv you did consider it, only not for long.

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