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Let me know tiger if that works since yours is coming quick. I have similar bid for April. Thanks. Hmmm..good luck

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My Haven bids for the 3/7 Epic sailing were rejected but I expected that based on my low bids and the ship being full. I went and reserved an excursion that we've been really wanting to do for a fraction of what I bid on Haven upgrades. Vacation starts today! 

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1 hour ago, travelingirl70 said:

Just got my upgrade email for the Getaway on 3/10!!  Upgraded from an aft balcony to Haven Penthouse.  

 

What did you bid? Everyone wants to know 🙂

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2 minutes ago, SparklingBlonde said:

 

What did you bid? Everyone wants to know 🙂

Sorry!  I bid $750.  Gave up an aft balcony which may have helped.  

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6 minutes ago, travelingirl70 said:

Sorry!  I bid $750.  Gave up an aft balcony which may have helped.  

 

No problem. Thanks for sharing. You were in a regular or haven aft balcony? What kind of penthouse did you get? We are on the same ship on Mar 22 and trying to figure out a good bid for the haven. It is our first NCL.

 

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2 minutes ago, SparklingBlonde said:

 

No problem. Thanks for sharing. You were in a regular or haven aft balcony? What kind of penthouse did you get? We are on the same ship on Mar 22 and trying to figure out a good bid for the haven. It is our first NCL.

 

Regular aft cabin.  I put in a whopper of a bid for an Aft Haven.... and got the Penthouse instead.  So we are in a Haven Penthouse on deck 16 which is right in the Haven proper.

 

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14 minutes ago, travelingirl70 said:

Sorry!  I bid $750.  Gave up an aft balcony which may have helped.  

I am actually bidding same from aft balcony to PH on a different date.  Was that 750pp or total bid?

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Just now, I need a vaca said:

I am actually bidding same from aft balcony to PH on a different date.  Was that 750pp or total bid?

$750 per person

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1 minute ago, I need a vaca said:

Cool, thanks

 

Good luck!  It's my first time on NCL (I'm a Celebrity cruiser) and so my first time bidding.  I changed my bids up and down through the process.  I'm glad its over!

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On 3/2/2019 at 11:59 AM, romalley99 said:

 

So happy for you! I am on the same sailing, so look forward to seeing you onboard!

 

I went from the Haven Courtyard Penthouse to Haven 2 bedroom Family Villa, still happy, although, I bid $1000 p/p for Deluxe Owners Suite even though it said sold out! I'm surprised a lower bid won!! 

 

This just goes to show how random it is! CONGRATULATIONS! VERY happy for you! Enjoy that stunning room, I LOVE it!  

You are missing a very vital point. You do NOT know,  how much this poster paid.   Bids acceptance,  is going to based on the Total,   cruise price.     It's brilliant marketing,   because,  people focus on the bid amount.   Completely forgetting to add what they already paid.  

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3/10 Getaway, I paid $1449 originally for a spa balcony room. Bid $610 to upgrade to haven spa suite. Received my accepted upgrade email today. 

 

I called ncl yesterday to upgrade directly since they had dropped the price to almost equal what I was bidding. Wouldn’t let me do it and keep my free air to Miami. I understood but was a bit frustrated. Luckily my bid got accepted and I saved a bit of $$. 

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Thanks tiger and traveling girl for this great info. Too many people come here for ideas to bud and "forget" to come back to let us know if some of our ideas and numbers worked. Thanks again

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Tigergrl - thanks for the great info. We are on same Getaway 3/10 cruise. Currently in minisuite midship balcony and had bid on Spa Haven and Courtyard Haven at $550 and $600 each respectively. Just increased my spa bid to $620 and courtyard to $650. Hope that is enough to get one of them. THANKS.

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I have a question which I am not sure was addressed yet.  I booked my March cruise through Casino's at Sea. I was awarded a "free" room, I honestly can't remember if it was a balcony and I paid to upgrade to MS or if it was just a free MA, based on my previous casino play on my last cruise. I was given the opportunity to bid up and I bid on 5 haven categories. I did pay taxes and port charges for this cruise. What is anyone's experience with winning a bid upgrade. I honestly only bid barely above the minimum for each as that is all I feel would be worth doing. We are 12 days out and there are several who have gotten their upgrades but it's mostly inside to balcony and balcony to MS. I believe one mentioned they got their Haven but not sure what their bid was

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Has anyone heard their upgrade bid was successful/processed on Breakaway, March 17th, 2019?

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2 minutes ago, huntersh2 said:

Probably like 12th. Usually Tues before

Thanks!

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13 hours ago, Budget Queen said:

You are missing a very vital point. You do NOT know,  how much this poster paid.   Bids acceptance,  is going to based on the Total,   cruise price.     It's brilliant marketing,   because,  people focus on the bid amount.   Completely forgetting to add what they already paid.  

The process is not random at all and I don’t believe what you already paid comes into play in the bidding process as that is revenue already on the books.

The goal of the Upgrade process is to secure the maximum additional revenue for NCL. You also can’t look at it by just comparing two bids against each other as there is much more that goes into it.

A big factor is what type of room is opening up by upgrading a specific person.

Example. If two people are both bidding for an upgrade to H9, customer 1 bids a total of $2000 and customer 2 bids a total of $1900. Customer 1 is coming from a BA and Customer 2 is coming from a M9.

Customer 2 might get the upgrade over Customer 1 because their original room has more value for someone to upgrade into.  

It’s all about what chain of upgrades nets the most amount of additional revenue.

Good luck to all of you putting in bids.

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Hi. No mention from anyone receiving an upgrade offer for Norwegian Joy Alaska May departures. Has anyone received their e-mail yet.

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21 minutes ago, Murgs said:

Hi. No mention from anyone receiving an upgrade offer for Norwegian Joy Alaska May departures. Has anyone received their e-mail yet.

 

Still more than 80 days out.

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Thanks for you comment Rockfish but my calculations show that that the first three cruises following the refit are the 4th 11th and 18th of May and all three are now less than 80 days

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