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11 Of The Stupidest Reasons Cruisers Have Given For A Free Cabin Upgrade

11 Of The Stupidest Reasons Cruisers Have Given For A Free Cabin Upgrade

Getting a surprise upgrade on your cruise has to be one of the most exciting things to ever happen on your holiday.

Just picture it; you’re checking in and the clerk behind the desk hands you your room key with the great news that you have, in fact, been upgraded. What could be better?

Unfortunately, over the years we’ve heard a lot of angry customers demanding their free upgrade from either us or the cruise line directly. There’s been some seriously absurd reasons for demanding one too…


It’s My Birthday

This would, of course, be fine if you weren’t lying and the cruise line didn’t know you were lying as you’d just given them your passport at check-in with your date of birth in it…

It’s my birthday, can I have a free upgrade please?


We Know We Shouldn’t Laugh But…

My pet pygmy goat just died and I’m really upset… but an upgrade on my cabin might make me feel better


Every Man For Himself Of Course

My wife’s pregnant and is really stressed and short tempered; do you think I could have my own cabin please?



I’m not ‘feeling’ the feng-shui in my cabin… Can I look at some better ones please?


Merry Christmas!

It’s Christmas. No one ever cruises over Christmas so I think I should get a free upgrade!


Let Us Think About That For A Second

I know I booked an inside cabin but I feel I’m much more of a ‘suite’ kind of person. Could you upgrade me to one of those please?

Don’t Be ‘That’ Person

I’ve personally met the Captain on three separate occasions… I’m sure he’d want you to upgrade me.


We Stopped Counting How Many Times We’ve Heard This a Long Time Ago!

grumpy man


Slipper Problems

We’ve just checked into our cabin and there’s no complimentary slippers. My wife didn’t pack any and now our holiday’s ruined. We demand an upgrade as compensation!


I’m claustrophobic… No one told me my inside cabin wouldn’t have a window!


You Have To Wait For The Ship To Leave Port First!

The view from my balcony is of the dock. The brochure showed a view of the sea; can you upgrade me to a sea view balcony?


What do you think of the reasons above? Have you ever used those excuses, or similar, yourself? Have you ever been given an upgrade on your cruise? Leave us your comments below…

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