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13 hours ago, Chuckabobo said:


This ship isn't 100% full (though getting there) and the talk i've seen going back and forth of those that did get upgrades - and others that track upgrades out of a hobby apparently - is that indeed if upgrades are to happen all at once... it happens top down most expensive first, to least.

However when there is more ship availability to play with, last minute cruise bookings are more likely to sell cheaper interior/ocean view rooms - so having some of those available before the suites etc are filled first can also be profitable for the cruiseline.

But then to make things even more confusing, since the upgrades of inside/ocean view happened a few days ago - for several days on NCL and 3rd party sites - inside/ocean view rooms have not been available for purchase.... showing sold out - given they just upgraded a bunch of these people that seems odd - though what is also likely at play is the people who booked a sail-away rate - NCL upgraded inside rooms that paid a pick-your-room rate, to make room for all the sail-away-rate inside rooms they sold.

Again much conjecture and anybody's guess, upgrades as you see described throughout this thread are complicated 🙂

I noticed that your sailing (1/17) isn't even showing up anymore on NCL this morning so I'm guessing it's sold out?  Did anyone get an upgrade that you know of?

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2 minutes ago, stampincrazyinTX said:

I noticed that your sailing (1/17) isn't even showing up anymore on NCL this morning so I'm guessing it's sold out?  Did anyone get an upgrade that you know of?

 

There were a bunch of non-Haven upgrades recently and then nothing for the past few days. NCL has been doing site maintenance so the sailing often disappears and then comes back...

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2 hours ago, stampincrazyinTX said:

I noticed that your sailing (1/17) isn't even showing up anymore on NCL this morning so I'm guessing it's sold out?  Did anyone get an upgrade that you know of?

 

My 1/23 sailing on the Epic has disappeared as well, gone as of late last night.  

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Hi All, 

 

Has anyone noticed that categories normally show as "sold out" but when they get in to normal upgrade time, certain categories start showing as "not available." Thoughts? are those potentially being processed through upgrades? A day or two later they will also show as "sold out."

 

Seems reasonable, but I'm just curious if people have also noticed. 

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Bid $200 pp for a balcony from oceanview on the NCL Spirit 01/13 sailing. Just got notification that the upgrade wasn't accepted.

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Sailing on Breakaway 1/1, 10 days. Comped inside thru CAS, paid upgrade to BA. Put bids on H2, H3, H4, H5, H7, and H9. Just got the acceptance email for H5. $1020 per person which fell in mid fair range. 

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13 hours ago, FPJC03 said:

Booked on Getaway on 3/10 in mini-suite.  Bid on H5 Courtyard Haven and H9 Spa suite for $600 and $500 respectively offers.

Checked on occupancy and both categories are 90% EMPTY so far. I know that it is 8 weeks until sailing but both bids are in the upper level of POOR or lower level of FAIR offers. Might decide to increase the bids if more cabins get occupied.

Hi.  How do you check the occupancy of a cruise?

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10 hours ago, Sensenigr said:

Hi.  How do you check the occupancy of a cruise?

I go on the NCL website, pull up the cruise date and check each category, how many are still available vs how many cabins total.

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1 hour ago, FPJC03 said:

I go on the NCL website, pull up the cruise date and check each category, how many are still available vs how many cabins total.

 

 

The NCL site will only show a max of 15 available rooms in any category. There are other TA sites what will show up to 100 in a category.

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1 hour ago, JamieLogical said:

 

 

The NCL site will only show a max of 15 available rooms in any category. There are other TA sites what will show up to 100 in a category.

So can you share those sites that consumers can check on? On the NCL site, it shows the Haven categories on the deck plan and lists how many are still available for sale. 

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38 minutes ago, FPJC03 said:

So can you share those sites that consumers can check on? On the NCL site, it shows the Haven categories on the deck plan and lists how many are still available for sale. 

 

I can't, because we aren't allowed to mention specific TAs on this web site. I will say, I found out about them through this thread, so if you go back to some older posts you might be able to figure it out. Sorry I can't be more helpful, just don't want to get myself banned!

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On the Breakaway sailing for 1/17. Had a guaranteed oceanview. Put bids for everything offered. Ended up getting upgraded to a Mini Suite with Balcony for $75pp ($150 total) which was in the low "POOR" range. Got our confirmation yesterday (6 days prior to sailing)

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On 1/9/2019 at 5:56 PM, Sensenigr said:

I know that the Bliss has only sailed on two Panama Canal Transits to date.  I will be on the third one in March of 2019.  I just received my upgrade email. I am currently booked in a Mini-Suite with Large Balcony, so my upgrade options are all Haven. 

 

I am considering bidding on a H9 (Spa Haven Suite) or a H6 (Haven Aft Facing Balcony).  H9's are starting at $500 and H6's are starting at $750. Any luck with anyone obtaining success on the lower end of the scale?

 

I'm not sure how full the Panama Canal transit is currently.

We are also on this sailing, but did not receive the offer to bid.  We booked through NCL, CAS (casino at sea). We currently have a spa mini-suite, and would be thrilled to bid for a H9 at those starting bids.  Not sure why we didn't get the offer, other than, we booked this sailing 2 years ago, and rates have gone way up since then.  Any chance we could still get an offer to bid after the initial ones went out a few days ago?  Any idea why we would not have received an offer?  The spa mini-suites have been sold out for months - up until about a week ago and 2 opened up.  The last I checked, there were 10 haven rooms available across all categories.

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1 hour ago, Zellchat said:

We are also on this sailing, but did not receive the offer to bid.  We booked through NCL, CAS (casino at sea). We currently have a spa mini-suite, and would be thrilled to bid for a H9 at those starting bids.  Not sure why we didn't get the offer, other than, we booked this sailing 2 years ago, and rates have gone way up since then.  Any chance we could still get an offer to bid after the initial ones went out a few days ago?  Any idea why we would not have received an offer?  The spa mini-suites have been sold out for months - up until about a week ago and 2 opened up.  The last I checked, there were 10 haven rooms available across all categories.

 

Have you checked to see if you have the banner when you log into My NCL? Or the messages in your Message Center in My NCL? Sometimes people don't receive an email. I haven't heard of anyone booking through NCL and/or CAS and not getting a chance to bid. There was a stretch there where people in Spa rooms couldn't bid, but I believe that's been resolved.

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28 minutes ago, JamieLogical said:

 

Have you checked to see if you have the banner when you log into My NCL? Or the messages in your Message Center in My NCL? Sometimes people don't receive an email. I haven't heard of anyone booking through NCL and/or CAS and not getting a chance to bid. There was a stretch there where people in Spa rooms couldn't bid, but I believe that's been resolved.

Yes, daily.  Both in Message Center and looking for banner - nothing there.  Should I call to check on it?  But, who would I call?

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8 minutes ago, Zellchat said:

Yes, daily.  Both in Message Center and looking for banner - nothing there.  Should I call to check on it?  But, who would I call?

It was inside 70 days before several on our cruise next week received the offer to upgrade. 

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I'm on the 1/17 Breakaway sailing. Yesterday when I checked I showed 3 expired bids and 1 Processing.

When I checked later in the evening they were all set back to pending. Not sure what that is about.

But I was really bummed out.

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Might try your email that NCL has for you when you first placed your bid, they usually send a conformation letter for your bid. There is a link to modify or cancel your bid

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I used the email link to check in, and that's when I show the processing for 1 of the bids. I Did check my credit Card and there was no sign of activity. There is still time left, maybe I will get lucky. Either way I get to spend 2 nights in New Orleans and then the 10 day cruise. Life Is Good.

By the way does anyone know if upgrades are ever processed on the weekends?

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I received an offer to bid on our upcoming cruise in March. The form consisted of a sliding bar starting at the lowest acceptable bid and going up from there. There was no advice as to whether the bid was good, bad or indifferent. This is a bid for a higher category suite. Are things done differently for suites?

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5 minutes ago, cjbx said:

I received an offer to bid on our upcoming cruise in March. The form consisted of a sliding bar starting at the lowest acceptable bid and going up from there. There was no advice as to whether the bid was good, bad or indifferent. This is a bid for a higher category suite. Are things done differently for suites?

 

To the right of the slider is a thing that looks like the CBS peacock. When you move the slider a pointer moves on the peacock as shown in these graphics.

 

Upgrade1.jpg

upgrade2.jpg

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Thanks. I used my phone when I first got the offer. I found the dial by going into the modify offer section.

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3 hours ago, Zellchat said:

Yes, daily.  Both in Message Center and looking for banner - nothing there.  Should I call to check on it?  But, who would I call?

We've sailed with NCL 6 times before and this was the first time we received an opportunity to bid...

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The one that showed as processing was for a standard balcony from an ocean view for $110.00 per person.

then it reset to pending. 

Another person on the same cruise went from a ocean view to a balcony for $75.00 per person yesterday.

It must really just be a roll of the dice I guess.

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9 hours ago, Zellchat said:

We are also on this sailing, but did not receive the offer to bid.  We booked through NCL, CAS (casino at sea). We currently have a spa mini-suite, and would be thrilled to bid for a H9 at those starting bids.  Not sure why we didn't get the offer, other than, we booked this sailing 2 years ago, and rates have gone way up since then.  Any chance we could still get an offer to bid after the initial ones went out a few days ago?  Any idea why we would not have received an offer?  The spa mini-suites have been sold out for months - up until about a week ago and 2 opened up.  The last I checked, there were 10 haven rooms available across all categories.

I too, never got an offer to bid on my Feb. 2019 sailing.  I called the old upsell # 1-800-625-4309 and after 24 hours got the e-mail to bid.  Now the banner sporadically comes up on MYNCL.

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