My husband and I just returned from a cruise on Sept.10. We booked cruise for Halloween on the improved Inspiration through the same PVP I used for the previous cruise. We got a double upgrade. Instead of the oceanview cabin I was going to book, we were able to assign a room two decks up for the same price. We got a $140 upgrade. If I had intended to purchase a more expensive OV room on a higher deck, we would have been able to get a balcony. But we didn't spend that much time in our oceanview room the last time, so we'll spend our money on other things (like photos).
There is a special promotion coming up from Carnival for past cruisers:
Thursday, September 20th, BIG savings and FREE stateroom upgrades on cruises sailing between now and December 31, 2008. Contact a Carnival PVP for details.