Upgrade fairy on a cruise

So…there is a rumor on the cruiselines of the upgrade fairy.  She visits you a week or two before the cruise and grants you an upgrade, for no additional cost.  Well, I got sick of waiting for that bitch, hunted her down, and pinned her wings to the wall…kind of.

So here’s what REALLY happened.  I’m a nerd, so I was obsessing over the cruise me and my husband are leaving for on Friday.  I went to the website to see if they had any cool bonuses, like more onboard credit etc.  About a month ago I went and they had free dinner at 3 of the specialty restaurants, as we’d lose $200 in onboard credit (different promotion) it wasn’t worth the price.  Well, turns out that I stumbled on something much better.  Our cabin cost us $1,399 / person (I knew this because I looked at it a few days ago after mentioning the price to someone and forgetting if it was right), and I see this 2 Bedroom Family Suite Cabin for $1,299 / person.  I was enraged, at first.  Then, I was intrigued.  If the Suite was only $1,299 / person, then what was our normal cabin down to?

$899 / person.  Yes, really.  Our cabin price dropped $500/person in the span of a week, because these were not the prices when I was on last week.  Here’s the original room we had, which I was perfectly content with:

Approx. Size: 285 sq. ft.

And here is the suite we ended up in:

TV, entrance to master bedroom and dining space:

Approx. Size: 546 sq. ft.

EXCLUSIVE AMENITIES ON SUITES AND PENTHOUSES

Special Services
  • Distinctive keycard
  • Butler & concierge service
  • Butler to unpack your luggage
Eats, Treats and Libations
  • Champagne, custom selection of liquor, fruit, bottled water and sodas
  • Sparkling wine, bottled water and fruit on Embarkation Day
  • Mini-bar and espresso/cappuccino machine
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Special Suite menus
  • Treats delivered right to your door each night
Thoughtful Touches
  • Bliss Collection by Norwegian™ pillow-top mattress
  • Fine linens, feather duvet and pillow menu
  • Plush bathrobes, slippers and towels
Arrival and Departure
  • Priority embarkation and disembarkation
  • Escort to suite
  • Priority boarding of tenders to shore

So…needless to say, I’m on cloud 9, and giddy as hell at this point.  So, our room has nearly doubled  in size, we now get a butler, wine, fruit, and treats, special VIP getting onto the boat (that means we board earlier, and in a shorter line, than everyone else). … well, you see the list.

I’m off to be giddy now…peace!

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