We’re sailing in a couple of weeks on the Solstice. I was poking around my reservation on the Celebrity website a few of weeks ago, and saw a panel that said “let’s get you upgraded.” I had read about bidding for an upgrade, but we’ve never bid. We reserved an aft Sky Suite, so were very happy with our cabin. I ended up making the minimum bids on a Penthouse suite ($690 /person) and on a Celebrity suite ($455 /person). Never, NEVER did I think we had a shot... Well — got an email this afternoon — we were upgraded to the Celebrity suite.
First, I’m really surprised that a minimum bid was accepted and secondly, we didn’t get the offer to bid via email. AND I was under the impression that these were awarded just a couple of days prior to sailing.
Was as going to keep it a secret and surprise my husband. That lasted about 45 seconds!