What was your upgrade offer and what did you bid

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#41
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Originally posted by Horsegoer
anyone? Thx


You will get an email after your booked. As long as you are booking directly with NCL. Some travel agents participate but it doesn't seem like many.

You will need to be originally booked in a balcony or higher to be offered haven for bidding.


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#42
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Originally posted by Horsegoer
anyone? Thx

You will receive an email from NCL if you are selected to bid. Normally it's somewhere between 30-60 days out. From the boards I have read that not everyone gets these emails and if you don't you aren't able to bid.


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#43
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Originally posted by Horsegoer
anyone? Thx
Look at reply #37
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#44
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Originally posted by bklynfinest77
OK so there's lots of talk about this new upgrade bid system that went fleet wide recently.. so Im wondering
- what offer everyone received
-what cabin do you have now?
-did you bid ?
- if you don't mind telling what did you bid
- was it accepted
-how long did it take to get accepted?

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So it not looking good for me at all im 3 week out from my sailing and haven is sold out unless someone cancel I doubt I will be upgraded .. when I look at my sailing damn near the whole boat is sold out .. I do have a question do you thinking the inside and balcony rooms rates will go down within the next 2 weeks .. I have a few friends that will like to join us but the inside room is more then What I paid for a haven right now it's crazy

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#45
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Originally posted by lmm1967
You will get an email after your booked. As long as you are booking directly with NCL. Some travel agents participate but it doesn't seem like many.

You will need to be originally booked in a balcony or higher to be offered haven for bidding.


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Just FYI:

I booked with a very large online agency. They told me they participate and if they saw an email for me they would let me know.

Late this afternoon, I received my boddkng upgrade email directly from NCL.

I sail February 26 on Getaway. I have an H9 already booked.


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#46
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I just got upgrade emails for both my March 18th and March 25th Epic sailings that were booked through a TA. We have a balcony cabin on the first leg that we're happy with so we're not putting in a bid. The second leg we're in an inside, and have the opportunity to bid on either a balcony or mini-suite. I put in a moderate bid for both categories, and I'll just keep an eye on my credit card to see if I've been awarded the upgrade.

Last time we cruised NCL was in September, and I was able to call the upsell phone number and scored upsells for both those legs for about $100 pp. I was happy then, and I'll be thrilled if we get an upgrade this time.
#47
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I never received an email so I called the upbid number given to me by my NCL agent. I called and they told me all the offers. I'm on the NCL DAWN. They gave me a price of $500/pp. I jumped on it. They told me they don't send emails out for all sailings. So try calling.

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#48
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I think it will be a couple of more months until they get all ships on the new email bid process. I will miss the old way where you could call and negotiate
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#49
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Does anyone know if you can withdraw your bid before it has been accepted? If I bid now and let's say 2-3 weeks before sailing I haven't heard anything, can I withdraw my bid?

When does NCL notify you your bid was the winning one? I know that they don't assign the cabin until a few days before sailing.

We are sailing April 27th on the Esacpe. Currently in a Spa Mini Suite. Looking at a Haven Aft Balcony. Currently, the web site shows 7 out of 14 available.

Thanks.
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#50
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You can call and "negotiate" but only they have only a few suites left as of today for the 3/5 sailing so the negotiations were over pretty much.

I was excited before but much more excited as this is our first Penthouse Suite experience on a cruise


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#51
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From the official Terms:

You may revise or cancel your Offer through the hyperlink on the offer email before 48 hours of your departure, provided that your Offer has not already been accepted by Norwegian Cruise Line and provided your credit card has not been charged. However, if your Offer is accepted before you cancel or amend your Offer, you are legally bound to complete payment for the price stated in your original Offer.
#53
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We sail Sunday too but I haven't received an email yet.



Originally posted by ShanLeigh77
We sail Sunday on the Getaway and we were notified today.
Mid ship balcony to mini suite...


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#54
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Originally posted by ShanLeigh77
We sail Sunday on the Getaway and we were notified today.
Mid ship balcony to mini suite...


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I hope your bid was low, because this move would not be worth it to me - just a little bigger bathroom and a bathtub.
#55
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Originally posted by Horsegoer
Hello all and thanks in advance. So I'm not 100% clear how the bidding works. How do I go about this in NCL site? Me and the wife are getting ready to book the Breakaway leaving from NYC end of April 17'. Any tips advice would be great..thanks again. Much appreciated.
Once you book they will e-mail with you an upgrade offer about 60 days before your cruise.
I think that you may be able to call and request an e-mail to start the bidding process.
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#56
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Here is a question. I am traveling alone and I have a balcony booked on a cruise (not leaving anytime soon) do you think they would offer a bid to someone traveling in a balcony room (BA) alone or do you think they would make offers to couples / multi travelers in a room? And is there really any need for a single traveler to try to get a Haven room? A spa suite would be nice.
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#57
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Would anyone know if you booked a balcony guarantee cabin without an assignment recieved at the time you received the email to bid on an upgrade and then a few days after the bid you are assigned a regular balcony cabin - will there still be a possibility of getting the upgrade?
I hope this makes sense?
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Originally posted by jhawknj
Here is a question. I am traveling alone and I have a balcony booked on a cruise (not leaving anytime soon) do you think they would offer a bid to someone traveling in a balcony room (BA) alone or do you think they would make offers to couples / multi travelers in a room? And is there really any need for a single traveler to try to get a Haven room? A spa suite would be nice.
We are in a BA and we got the e-mail to bid.
They only charge for the first 2 passengers...even if there are more than 2.
The question is what if there is only one?


Originally posted by LOVEMYMO
Would anyone know if you booked a balcony guarantee cabin without an assignment recieved at the time you received the email to bid on an upgrade and then a few days after the bid you are assigned a regular balcony cabin - will there still be a possibility of getting the upgrade?
I hope this makes sense?
Yes.
You are now like everyone else who has an assigned cabin.
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#59
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Congrats to all those who had their bids accepted! I upped mine into the low fair area with 44 days to go. I am guessing at this point -with one room left in that category (Aft Penthouse) - you would have to go far above that to get selected earlier and there will likely be one person who is willing to pay a lot more, even the week before. And that won't be me. lol.

I'm admittedly too lazy to look but I thought that NCL was making the bid process fleetwide this month or next and that going forward, you could only upbid one category going forward, meaning you'd have to book a mini-suite to be able to bid on the Haven. That makes sense as I am sure they have plenty of mini-suite people willing to bid on most sailings.
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#60
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Originally posted by drneal
We are in a BA and we got the e-mail to bid.
They only charge for the first 2 passengers...even if there are more than 2.
The question is what if there is only one?



Yes.
You are now like everyone else who has an assigned cabin.
Thanks so much!