I have a week confirmed with RCI for a 1 br in the Caribbean. I have been told that if I call frequently I can upgrade to a 2 br if available for $99.
What are the chances of this happening?
Oe how would I go about getting it? Talking to a supervisor or manager?
It depends where in the Caribbean you are going.
You can request an upgrade by calling periodically and asking a guide to search for you.
If you get a larger unit within 60 days of check-in, you will have to pay another exchange fee; if it is before the 60-day window, it will be $99.
Also, you might call RCI when you are within 6 days of your arrival date; ask about an upgrade under the Passport Club. If a larger unit is available (this doesn't happen often), you can then join the Passport Club for $69 to get the larger unit, which is cheaper than paying the full exchange fee.
One of the benefits of joining the Passport Club is free upgrades within 6 days of check-in.