BLYTH - Answered a Question by Clegg (18 Jan 09 18:06)

Our past experience has been you get told the ship is full but wait until the next day and go and see the purser I have helped get people upgraded before, but there will likely be some charge unless you are lucky, but try if you don't ask you won't get. I even did it on a ferry from Zeebruger to Leith and got us upgraded to a penthouse suite, fantastic but it cost £160 for that one night but we really enjoyed ourselves on the fruit, champers, food and TV, my wife saw the footie match she expected to miss.

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Wilba - Answered a Question by Clegg (18 Jan 09 18:07)

You don't say which line your on but the standard answer when anyone requests a change of cabin, for whatever reason, is 'the ship is full & no cabins are available'. Your more likely to get an upgrade onboard if your already in a top end cabin, getting upgraded to even more top end. That said my experiences of Guarantee cabins have been very favourable.......Wilba.

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