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Massachusetts
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We just received the email today for our feb. Sailing. We are in a BA and bid on the penthouse..
I know it’s a vacation week and we probably won’t get it.. But, it would be awesome if we did..
we had to cancel last year because my husband found out he had cancer.. he’s cancer free now and to be in the haven would just make it even better!!!
Longview, Texas
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Joined Feb 2013
Originally posted by punkinlr
Has anyone bid on and been either approved or denied for the 02/11/18 Pearl sailing out of New Orleans?

Good luck to those who have bids and are waiting to hear.

Happy New Year!
Was on NOLA Pearl sailing Oct 21 and Dec 14. Bid but no upgrade. Sailings have been FULL. Unless going from BA to suite, if still available ? Don't expect an upgrade.
Out of both sailings. I have not come across anyone that won a bid.
Longview, Texas
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Joined Feb 2013
Just checked Pearl Feb 11 bookings. Suites are available. A few balconies are available. Looks better than Feb 18 sailing which I have booked.
Gloucester Twp NJ
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Sailing Gem 1/13 10 day Caribbean, originally booked guaranteed balcony
Bid on most havens and penthouses (no mini suites).
All bids in poor range except for H3 & H2, very low fair bids
Today 11 days prior to sailing Bid for SE forward penthouse accepted $850pp
Even with paying that we are still over $1000 below what it would have cost to book originally


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Originally posted by davy jones
Can late bookings (30 days out) bid on upgrades?
Yes, once you book log into NCL. We booked directly with them on 12/20. On 12/21 we bid our cruise is 1/13.
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Syracuse, New York
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Originally posted by davy jones
Can late bookings (30 days out) bid on upgrades?

I've gotten upgrade offers booking less than a week ahead. Email came the next day after booking. Just happened on last month's Breakaway.
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Hello cruisers,
We just got our upgrade and our bid was accepted on the Breakaway for Jan 19th.
We had a mini suite and bid on a Haven Spa Suite with balcony based on our experience on the Gem in the 2 bedroom Haven suite last January. We love the spa and feel that having both luxuries will be a delightful way to spend two weeks. We live in Boston and have been hit with a deep freeze and a huge Noreaster is on the way.
So our mini suite is available and someone will enjoy their upgrade.
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New York
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Has anyone paid for an upgrade because pricing went down and then bid for a category above that and gotten the new category? I bid on a balcony and mini suite and then the pricing for the balcony went down lower than I was offering for the bid. So I canceled my bid for the balcony but kept my mini suite bid. NCl canceled my bid for the mini suite twice. So I bid again and so far nothing. We sail in 31 days.
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Originally posted by 3rdtimecruising
Hello cruisers,
We just got our upgrade and our bid was accepted on the Breakaway for Jan 19th.
We had a mini suite and bid on a Haven Spa Suite with balcony based on our experience on the Gem in the 2 bedroom Haven suite last January. We love the spa and feel that having both luxuries will be a delightful way to spend two weeks. We live in Boston and have been hit with a deep freeze and a huge Noreaster is on the way.
So our mini suite is available and someone will enjoy their upgrade.

Congrats, if you don't mind what was the cost? We got the same deal you did, mini to H9 on the Jan 5 sailing.
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Originally posted by Jewellss
Sailing on January 28th also. We made multiple bids and have not heard anything. We are anxious to find out and have been told we may not find out until the week of the trip. - Good luck and hopefully we will see you in the Haven!


We are also sailing the Getaway that same sailing. We have a couple bids in to upgrade to the Haven area proper (we are in a haven spa suite already) and also have not heard anything. At the same time we are tempted to cancel our bids and keep with the room we originally booked. If we decide to keep our bid I will let you know if/when we are awarded the upgrade or not!


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Originally posted by Loganpaulsmom
We just received the email today for our feb. Sailing. We are in a BA and bid on the penthouse..
I know it’s a vacation week and we probably won’t get it.. But, it would be awesome if we did..
we had to cancel last year because my husband found out he had cancer.. he’s cancer free now and to be in the haven would just make it even better!!!
Which week?
Rochester, NY
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Joined May 2014
Originally posted by JGJT
We are also sailing the Getaway that same sailing. We have a couple bids in to upgrade to the Haven area proper (we are in a haven spa suite already) and also have not heard anything. At the same time we are tempted to cancel our bids and keep with the room we originally booked. If we decide to keep our bid I will let you know if/when we are awarded the upgrade or not!


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We are on the same sailing and we bid on four different Haven upgrades. I'm not feeling hopeful at this point. Haven spa suites and aft facing penthouse show as sold out on a mock booking. We bid on courtyard penthouse, spa suite, aft facing penthouse and forward facing penthouse. We didn't bid on a mini-suite because it's not that different from a balcony and we like out location for the balcony. We will be fine if we don't get the upgrade, but I really want it!!!!
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Minnesota
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Originally posted by Junes
We are on the same sailing and we bid on four different Haven upgrades. I'm not feeling hopeful at this point. Haven spa suites and aft facing penthouse show as sold out on a mock booking. We bid on courtyard penthouse, spa suite, aft facing penthouse and forward facing penthouse. We didn't bid on a mini-suite because it's not that different from a balcony and we like out location for the balcony. We will be fine if we don't get the upgrade, but I really want it!!!!


Well we are in a haven spa suite and we bid on another haven suite... if we get our bid you might get our spa suite.... so it could be a win win. Lol


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Rochester, NY
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Originally posted by JGJT
Well we are in a haven spa suite and we bid on another haven suite... if we get our bid you might get our spa suite.... so it could be a win win. Lol


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Boston
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Originally posted by tgloersen
Congrats, if you don't mind what was the cost? We got the same deal you did, mini to H9 on the Jan 5 sailing.
Our upgrade bid of $1,000 each was accepted and we were delighted... IT IS TRULY WORTH IT... Are you on Breakaway Jan. 19th also?
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Boston
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Originally posted by 3rdtimecruising
Our upgrade bid of $1,000 each was accepted and we were delighted... IT IS TRULY WORTH IT... Are you on Breakaway Jan. 19th also?

OOPS... just saw your date. Have a great time and it will be wonderful to get out of this weather...
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I just got the decline email so I figured I'll share the details.

Ship: NCL Escape
Sail Date: 1/6/18
Original room: Interior (IC)
Bid for: Balcony
Bid amount: $55-65/pp. Fluctuated a few time but settled on $65.

RESULT: Declined 48 hours before sailing

Obviously I would have loved to surprise my brother with a balcony for his first cruise but we will have a great trip regardless and will just have more reason to spend as much time as possible exploring all the ship has to offer. And I just made $130 that I had already spent in my mind so that's a nice bonus. There were a lot of balcony and mini suite rooms available for booking as of a few days ago so I thought there was a chance we'd get it.
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Originally posted by coasterbrad
I just got the decline email so I figured I'll share the details.

Ship: NCL Escape
Sail Date: 1/6/18
Original room: Interior (IC)
Bid for: Balcony
Bid amount: $55-65/pp. Fluctuated a few time but settled on $65.

RESULT: Declined 48 hours before sailing

Obviously I would have loved to surprise my brother with a balcony for his first cruise but we will have a great trip regardless and will just have more reason to spend as much time as possible exploring all the ship has to offer. And I just made $130 that I had already spent in my mind so that's a nice bonus. There were a lot of balcony and mini suite rooms available for booking as of a few days ago so I thought there was a chance we'd get it.
Smart. I wouldn't go more than $50-75 for a balcony from inside.