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Let see how fast this thread gets to 5000 . :)

 

 

 

I guess 5000 is the magic number!

 

 

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Has anyone received an upgrade offer on the Bliss or read about it on this thread?TIA

 

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Searching through the old thread, it looks like there have been a few upgrades won on the Bliss. I know a TON of people won upgrades on the Trans Atlantic, but they only sail at about 60% capacity for the inaugural TAs, so there was plenty of room to upgrade. It seems like the current Alaskan Bliss cruises are selling out, which means upgrades are far less likely (though not impossible due to last minute cancellations and such). I would say, if you are sailing on the Bliss in the near future, go ahead an book the stateroom you want outright, because upgrades will be few and far between.

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Searching through the old thread, it looks like there have been a few upgrades won on the Bliss. I know a TON of people won upgrades on the Trans Atlantic, but they only sail at about 60% capacity for the inaugural TAs, so there was plenty of room to upgrade. It seems like the current Alaskan Bliss cruises are selling out, which means upgrades are far less likely (though not impossible due to last minute cancellations and such). I would say, if you are sailing on the Bliss in the near future, go ahead an book the stateroom you want outright, because upgrades will be few and far between.
Thanks for your answer. So far that I have seen the Bliss has been totally booked on all the Alaskan sailings.

 

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cool.. 1st page of an expected 5000 post thread!

 

booked a Balcony (angled) on Bliss for Oct 2018.

What class rooms will be upgrade options for a balcony?

 

(when i was on the Gem last year, i had an Inside and the only upgrade options were OV and balcony.)

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cool.. 1st page of an expected 5000 post thread!

 

booked a Balcony (angled) on Bliss for Oct 2018.

What class rooms will be upgrade options for a balcony?

 

(when i was on the Gem last year, i had an Inside and the only upgrade options were OV and balcony.)

 

Balcony occupants can bid on mini-suites and all Haven suites.

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Do mini-suites count as a meta for the purposes of bidding? I.e.,

Inside can bid on Outside or Balcony.

Balcony can bid on mini-suites and suites (including Haven).

 

What about Outside. Can they bid on suites or only on mini-suites?

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As far as the subject of this thread, I got to 5000 due to other questions/answers posted. Not just "what was your upgrade offer and what did you bid". It's fun to follow though!

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Balcony occupants can bid on mini-suites and all Haven suites.

cool.. so a WHOLE bunch of options because of different Haven categories.

 

1) if i win a haven bid, am i paying the higher DSC?

 

2) also, i'm going solo on the Bliss.

am i paying 2x my Haven bid if i win? ie: forced double occupancy rate?

 

3) hm.. If on Bliss balcony, no bidding possible on aft or forward balconies? or Large balconies (B6)?

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cool.. so a WHOLE bunch of options because of different Haven categories.

 

1) if i win a haven bid, am i paying the higher DSC?

 

2) also, i'm going solo on the Bliss.

am i paying 2x my Haven bid if i win? ie: forced double occupancy rate?

 

3) hm.. If on Bliss balcony, no bidding possible on aft or forward balconies? or Large balconies (B6)?

 

Yes to 1&2. However, you'll also get the great suite perks, priority checkin, suite lounge at most embark ports, dining in the Haven/Suite restaurant, butler and concierge service, etc...

3 is correct, no designation for balconies and you must be in a balcony already to be able to bid on suites.

 

Good luck.

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Hi, all,

 

 

This is a continuation thread of the previous discussion, which was closed due to the size of the thread. It may be found at this link, for reading purposes, but is closed to new posts: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2453189

 

 

Please continue the discussion by replying to this thread.

 

Thank you for taking the time to do this, it was getting quite cumbersome. :)

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1) if i win a haven bid, am i paying the higher DSC?

 

Yes.

 

2) also, i'm going solo on the Bliss.

am i paying 2x my Haven bid if i win? ie: forced double occupancy rate?

 

Yes. On all upgrades you pay for double occupancy no mater what the actual occupancy of the room is. So if you are solo, you pay 2x your bid. If you are a family of four, the first two pay the bid and the other two are "free".

 

3) hm.. If on Bliss balcony, no bidding possible on aft or forward balconies? or Large balconies (B6)?

 

There are no in-meta upgrades for any category besides Haven. So if you are in an inside or oceanview, there's a chance you will get assigned an Aft Blacony or Large Balcony, but if you are in a Balcony already, you cannot bid for those. Also, if you are in a Haven already, you can only bid on the "higher" category Havens, even if some of those were actually cheaper than your original suite or you feel that some of the lower categories are actually "better" than your current suite.

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Yes.

 

Yes. On all upgrades you pay for double occupancy no mater what the actual occupancy of the room is. So if you are solo, you pay 2x your bid. If you are a family of four, the first two pay the bid and the other two are "free".

 

There are no in-meta upgrades for any category besides Haven. So if you are in an inside or oceanview, there's a chance you will get assigned an Aft Blacony or Large Balcony, but if you are in a Balcony already, you cannot bid for those. Also, if you are in a Haven already, you can only bid on the "higher" category Havens, even if some of those were actually cheaper than your original suite or you feel that some of the lower categories are actually "better" than your current suite.

thx.

 

looks like im not bidding on my solo Bliss cruise. :(

 

and it looks like the best bang for the buck is a balcony bid since you could be assigned a higher category balcony FOR THE SAME PRICE.

IE: Large balcony, aft/forward balcony or even a spa balcony

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cool.. so a WHOLE bunch of options because of different Haven categories.

 

1) if i win a haven bid, am i paying the higher DSC?

 

3) hm.. If on Bliss balcony, no bidding possible on aft or forward balconies? or Large balconies (B6)?

 

1- I have read on prior posts that those who had prepaid DSC at regular rate were not charged higher Haven rate. (Of course that could change)

 

3- Unfortunately, they do not let you bid from a BA to a B1 or B6. Wish they would!

 

If you are in an Inside or OceanView and win a bid on a balcony you could get lucky and end up in a B1 or B6 or B9.

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Our winning bid was £405 each from spa balcony to H5 Haven on Breakaway Baltic cruise.

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Our winning bid was £405 each from spa balcony to H5 Haven on Breakaway Baltic cruise.

 

Mind telling us the dates for your sailing?

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Does anyone else read this thread's name in Arnold Schwarzenegger's voice?

 

"Who is your daddy, and what does he do?"

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If my cruise is 3 weeks away and I book today, will I still receive the option to bid? Since its so close?

 

Yes. It's highly unlikely bids have been processed already, so bidding should still be open. Bids usually aren't processed until, at minimum, one week prior to sailing and sometimes they actually cut the 48 hours out pretty close. My bid on my last cruise was processed about 50 hours prior to sailing?

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My accepted bid notification came about April 28th for 30th May cruise

 

What range was it in?? I'm on pins & needles about mine....

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The minimum, starting price, in poor. Personally it wasn’t worth paying anymore. I would have been perfectly happy in the Spa Balcony I originally booked.

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Wow, thanks! I have actually a decent bid in on DOS on Bliss - they are showing sold out but what the heck....haven't told DH. I so hope to get it, these suites look awesome! Congrats to you!

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Wow, thanks! I have actually a decent bid in on DOS on Bliss - they are showing sold out but what the heck....haven't told DH. I so hope to get it, these suites look awesome! Congrats to you!

 

The trick is bid on all that’s available, they can only give you one

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What would be a good range bid going from a inside room to a balcony?

 

What sailing? What ship? Have you researched at all on how many rooms are still available?

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we are sailing on Norwegian spirit from Citavecchia on 8/30 to 9/9 We were offered a chance to bid for an upgrade on 4 different types of suites. has anyone who is booked on this cruise, heard back from them yet? We are hoping to hear before we leave for Rome, which is a week before the cruise sails. Thank you!

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Sailing on escape in Oct. In a haven forward ph, the lowest category haven. Anyone know what in meta bids to higher category haven rooms tend to start at? I'm going to try my luck but only so far as I'm still saving a little off published rates.....

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1- I have read on prior posts that those who had prepaid DSC at regular rate were not charged higher Haven rate. (Of course that could change)

 

3- Unfortunately, they do not let you bid from a BA to a B1 or B6. Wish they would!

 

If you are in an Inside or OceanView and win a bid on a balcony you could get lucky and end up in a B1 or B6 or B9.

Last year on the Gem we won our bid for OS and had already pre-paid DSC. We did not have to pay the difference on the DSC. We just had to pay the extra on the travel insurance.

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Sailing on escape in Oct. In a haven forward ph, the lowest category haven. Anyone know what in meta bids to higher category haven rooms tend to start at? I'm going to try my luck but only so far as I'm still saving a little off published rates.....

At 80 days should be H4 2 bedroom @ $500 and OS H3 & DOS H2 @ $750 starting bids. Good Luck!

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