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Thursday, September 4, 2008

What's a "guaranteed" cruise cabin

Here is a recently asked question: "We have been shopping on line for a cruise and want to know what a “guaranteed” cabin is?"

I think it is one of the best values in cruising and when offered to me I jump on it.

With a “guaranteed” cabin the cruise line guarantees to accommodate you in the cabin type that you paid for but may upgrade you at no additional charge to the best available cabin on your sailing date.

You pay for a windowless inside cabin (often the lowest priced one) with 2 lower beds and you may receive a better one like an outside room with a window or even a suite.

It’s a gamble that you’ll get upgraded but I think it is worth the chance.

Make sense? If you still have questions contact the cruise line directly or a local travel agent.

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