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13 minutes ago, JamieLogical said:

 

Wow! Only $100 above minimum for a Haven and you won? That's awesome! Congratulations!

 

I know. Last Wednesday bid went from pending to processing but they never charged my card. About 2 hours later the bid went back to pending so I figured it was a glitch. 

 

Today my credit card was charged before I saw the email.  

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5 hours ago, aamobbss said:

Breakaway 12/16/18 upgrade confirmed today. 

 

Booked family Mini-suite (M3) upgraded to Haven Spa Suite (H9).

Minimum bid was 500 per person.  I bid 600 per person.  Poor range. 

Sweet -- that's what I'd like to know...congrats

 

 

I think people have forgotten to format that the "original" poster started...but to narrow it down and to adjust it

 

-what cruise?

-what cabin do you have now?

-what was the min 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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What do you think this means?

 

I was looking at the availability of my upcoming cruise...specifically the Haven rooms.

 

When I choose 4 people room -- only H4 comes available.

 

By accident, I selected 3 people room, and H4, H3 and H2 are all available (H2 used to be available a few days ago for 4 person but now it is not) -- possible they are planning to upgrade cabins with 3 people only to these rooms?

 

Overthinking...I know...  I'm trying to keep myself busy and excited about my upcoming vacation.

 

Side note: my bids, though not changed are going back and forth from being good to poor? What gives...  Plus if the cabins are "unavailable" why let me bid?

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Our upgrade date is 12/20. Booked on Getaway for 3/10 cruise in mini-suite midship. Would like to get into basic Haven Suite. What is a reasonable bid going from mini to Haven? I know that full price is at least $2k per person more. What is considered a winning bid? Also, if we don't bid on Haven, what upgrade would we choose? All aft mini suites sold out, some aft balconies are available, but looks like same as our mini.

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20 hours ago, surfone said:

Very surprised....upgraded from inside to balcony $70 pp on the Dawn leaving Sunday out of San Juan.  Going to keep it a secret from my DH until we walk to our cabin.  :classic_biggrin:

I’m on the dawn cruise after you, I bet I’ll find out my fate next week. I know your cruise was much less full- but do you know how many balcony rooms were available before you got your upgrade? I currently have a bid for $60 for ocean view and $140 for balcony- I’m wondering if I should lower the balcony bid as I have heard I few now get it for under $100. Anyone feel free to chime in. 

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1 hour ago, FPJC03 said:

Our upgrade date is 12/20. Booked on Getaway for 3/10 cruise in mini-suite midship. Would like to get into basic Haven Suite. What is a reasonable bid going from mini to Haven? I know that full price is at least $2k per person more. What is considered a winning bid? Also, if we don't bid on Haven, what upgrade would we choose? All aft mini suites sold out, some aft balconies are available, but looks like same as our mini.

 

 

No one can tell you what a winning bid is. It depends SOOOOO much on your particular sailing, how many rooms are left of which types, etc. Just a few posts above yours, someone was upgraded to a Haven for only $100 over the minimum bid, which would have put them still in the "poor" range on the meter. But even if you bid max, you won't win if the category you are bidding on is sold out. So, there is just really no way to know. My best advice is bid what you are comfortable with. With the ideal bit you will be happy if you win the bid, but you will also be content if you lose the bid and just have that extra money to spend on board. If you are going to be super disappointed if you lose the bid, then you are better off paying for a direct upgrade instead of bidding.

 

As for non-Haven categories for you to bid on, aft mini-suites and balconies are not their own separate categories for the purposes of bidding. Only spa rooms are broken out as separate categories. So, if you are in a mid-ship mini right now, your only upgrade options will be a spa min-suite and all of the Haven categories.

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1 hour ago, tracyfitzs said:

I’m on the dawn cruise after you, I bet I’ll find out my fate next week. I know your cruise was much less full- but do you know how many balcony rooms were available before you got your upgrade? I currently have a bid for $60 for ocean view and $140 for balcony- I’m wondering if I should lower the balcony bid as I have heard I few now get it for under $100. Anyone feel free to chime in. 

Actually yesterday morning just hours before the email of my upgrade there were about a dozen balcony's showing available. Not sure what to tell you on lowering your bid as your cruise is definitely fuller.  You never know, but seems they are sending out the emails 3 to 4 days out prior to cruise day on the Dawn this month.  Personally if I really wanted the balcony I would keep my bid as is,  still a great deal.  I didn't bid on a OV by the way.  Didn't want to take a chance on being placed on a lower deck. Good luck and enjoy your Christmas cruise!!!

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9 minutes ago, surfone said:

Actually yesterday morning just hours before the email of my upgrade there were about a dozen balcony's showing available. Not sure what to tell you on lowering your bid as your cruise is definitely fuller.  You never know, but seems they are sending out the emails 3 to 4 days out prior to cruise day on the Dawn this month.  Personally if I really wanted the balcony I would keep my bid as is,  still a great deal.  I didn't bid on a OV by the way.  Didn't want to take a chance on being placed on a lower deck. Good luck and enjoy your Christmas cruise!!!

Thanks! Hope you have a great time as well!

 

Im currently on deck 4 in an IF so I’ll take any upgrade they will give me. Looks like there are about 12 ocean view and 10 balcony left at the moment. I’m going to keep my bids steady since really it would be a steal to get a balcony from my bottom of the line room. Even an ocean view would likely take me off the medical/tender deck. 

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We just put in our bid for an upgrade from inside to balcony! We still have so much waiting to do but we are already crossing our fingers!

 

When did you get your answer if your bid was accepted or declined ?

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41 minutes ago, Jcdcruise said:

We just put in our bid for an upgrade from inside to balcony! We still have so much waiting to do but we are already crossing our fingers!

 

When did you get your answer if your bid was accepted or declined ?

 

The range is huge. I have heard of some people's bids being accepted at 60 days out and some right at 48 hours before sailing. It seems like the *normal* time is in the 3-7 day range prior to sailing.

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Yes, I agree 3 successful bids now, all within 3 to 5 days ou including my best deal where I continually lowered my bid since it was a off season Escape cruise last early dec

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