Cruising

Shannen Findlay

Cruise insider reveals trick to bagging cabin upgrade that WORKS

Cruise insider reveals trick to bagging cabin upgrade that WORKS

Cruise ships are not so different from hotel rooms and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and amenities. While some passengers would prefer to save a few hundred dollars by going for a smaller room so they can enjoy their time out in the sun or in the ocean - there are passengers who prefer a level of luxury that can cost. 

A former Carnival Cruise Line employee Joshua Kisner told express.co.uk there are simple tips to get a free upgrade so passengers might enjoy lapping in luxury without scraping the back of their wallets. 

In Kisner’s book, The Truth About Cruise Ships, he wrote sometimes the ships he worked on were fully booked, meaning the only way to get an upgrade was if there were no-shows (cruisers who paid but for some reason or another couldn’t make it onboard). 

“The pursers didn’t know if there were any no shows until the ship sailed.

“Most of the time the cruise line was very accommodating and unfortunately, the ones who complain themes usually got the most compensation.”

If a passenger goes out of their way to seek out the cruiser after the cruise ship has set sail, they may be able to get a room upgrade. 

If you are looking to do this, it is advised not to unpack - so scooting to another cabin will be of ease.