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On 4/30/2019 at 10:05 PM, JamieLogical said:

 

Some TA sites will show more than 15 in a given category. Unfortunately it is against the rules for us to post the addresses of TA sites on this forum.

Any clues as to those sites? I didn't realize private messaging wasn't available, now you've got me wondering. 🙂

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On 3/15/2019 at 5:11 PM, Sand and Seas said:

When people get a chance to bid on Joy upgrades, it will be interesting to see how the Concierge class comes into play.  Will the two Category upgrades restrict balconies to bidding on MiniSuite and Concierge?  Or will they also get to bid on Haven?

I'm on the Joy in June and have a BD balcony at the moment.  Have an upgrade offer and it lists a mini-suite, concierge family inside, penthouse, and family suite with balcony, along with multiple Haven options.  Hadn't seen any other answers to your question so even though it's a while since your original post I thought I'd chime in.

Now to figure if I want to bid on anything...

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5 hours ago, Say811 said:

Hi!  I’m new to this site and fairly new to cruising (one carnival and one previous NCL both over 10 years ago).  We are currently booked on the Star 6/23 out of Venice to the Greek isles. I looked through most of this thread but didn’t see any comments or experiences for that ship.  We are in oceanview with bids on balcony and mini suite.  I know at over 50 days out I still have a long wait to find out about the upgrade...anyone have any bid experiences on the Star to keep me entertained while I wait??

We were on the Star for a 14 day cruise thru the Panama canal in Feb 2018.

It was my first time at bidding and I think I bid to much.

 

Went from a BB  balcony to s SC  2 bedroom suite for $750 each.   reason I think I  bid to much is that the bid was accepted in 3 days after the bid.   However the suite was wonderful and I would do it again in a heatbeat

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On 3/14/2019 at 3:33 PM, huntersh2 said:

Hello. What is that in dollars? Do you have an idea. Thanks so much 

 

 

current exchange rate  USD to CAD is  about  1.28 %  so  100 cad  cost about $128 USD

Canadian Dollar U.S. dollar   U.S. dollar Canadian Dollar
1 CAD 0.78 USD   1 USD 1.28 CAD
5 CAD 3.90 USD   5 USD 6.41 CAD
10 CAD 7.80 USD   10 USD 12.82 CAD
25 CAD 19.50 USD   25 USD 32.05 CAD
50 CAD 39.01 USD   50 USD 64.09 CAD
100 CAD 78.01 USD   100 USD 128.19 CAD
150 CAD 117.02 USD   150 USD 192.28 CAD
200 CAD 156.02 USD   200 USD 256.38 CAD
250 CAD 195.03 USD      
500 CAD 390.05 USD      
1000 CAD 780.10 USD      

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10 minutes ago, Seawoff said:

 

current exchange rate  USD to CAD is  about  1.28 %  so  100 cad  cost about $128 USD

Canadian Dollar U.S. dollar   U.S. dollar Canadian Dollar
1 CAD 0.78 USD   1 USD 1.28 CAD
5 CAD 3.90 USD   5 USD 6.41 CAD
10 CAD 7.80 USD   10 USD 12.82 CAD
25 CAD 19.50 USD   25 USD 32.05 CAD
50 CAD 39.01 USD   50 USD 64.09 CAD
100 CAD 78.01 USD   100 USD 128.19 CAD
150 CAD 117.02 USD   150 USD 192.28 CAD
200 CAD 156.02 USD   200 USD 256.38 CAD
250 CAD 195.03 USD      
500 CAD 390.05 USD      
1000 CAD 780.10 USD      

Opps  I just noticed you were asking about Pounds not CAD

the current rate is 1.3047  dollars to the pound

 

U.S. dollar    Pound   times 1.30 or 1.31
 $1.00      $1.30 
 $5.00      $6.50 
 $10.00      $13.00 
 $25.00      $32.50 
 $50.00      $65.00 
 $100.00      $130.00 
 $150.00      $195.00 
 $200.00      $260.00 
 

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1 hour ago, Seawoff said:

Opps  I just noticed you were asking about Pounds not CAD

the current rate is 1.3047  dollars to the pound

 

U.S. dollar    Pound   times 1.30 or 1.31
 $1.00      $1.30 
 $5.00      $6.50 
 $10.00      $13.00 
 $25.00      $32.50 
 $50.00      $65.00 
 $100.00      $130.00 
 $150.00      $195.00 
 $200.00      $260.00 
 

 

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Sailing on the Star in 10 days. We bid the max bid on 4 suites as soon as the upgrade window opened. The NCL website as of this morning shows almost the entire ship is sold out ( one forward facing penthouse and a few inside rooms are all that’s left). Does this mean all of the upgrades have been given out and that’s it, or could the room shuffle still be going on and they just haven’t notified everyone yet? 🤤

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6 hours ago, JAYNECOBB said:

Sailing on the Star in 10 days. We bid the max bid on 4 suites as soon as the upgrade window opened. The NCL website as of this morning shows almost the entire ship is sold out ( one forward facing penthouse and a few inside rooms are all that’s left). Does this mean all of the upgrades have been given out and that’s it, or could the room shuffle still be going on and they just haven’t notified everyone yet? 🤤

We’ve been watching a cruise that’s leaving today and noticed changes in suite bookings being made in the last 36 hours. Vacant suite at high end suddenly sold out, suite level below it becoming available. I assume this means NCL accepted a bid 36 hours before departure. The rules state that you’ll be notified up to 48 hours before sailing. The suites are the last to be notified as they’re still hoping to get full price for them up to the last minute.

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7 hours ago, JAYNECOBB said:

Sailing on the Star in 10 days. We bid the max bid on 4 suites as soon as the upgrade window opened. The NCL website as of this morning shows almost the entire ship is sold out ( one forward facing penthouse and a few inside rooms are all that’s left). Does this mean all of the upgrades have been given out and that’s it, or could the room shuffle still be going on and they just haven’t notified everyone yet? 🤤

Probably,  I found the max bid is often the same as full price if not more

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25 minutes ago, SherRay6840 said:

Anyone get upgraded for the 5/26 Escape to Bermuda yet? 

We were just notified this morning for our Gem Bermuda cruise this Friday (5/10) that our bid was accepted.

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The Star departing May 12th now shows “itinerary no longer available”. Still no word on upgrade so I guess we didn’t get it 😏 Mabel next time 🤞🏻

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58 minutes ago, SherRay6840 said:

Anyone get upgraded for the 5/26 Escape to Bermuda yet? 

We are waiting patiently to hear also for that sailing; well, maybe not so patiently.

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1 hour ago, SherRay6840 said:

Anyone get upgraded for the 5/26 Escape to Bermuda yet? 

 

Probably not, that is still three weeks away. Unusual to hear that early.

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4 minutes ago, JamieLogical said:

 

Probably not, that is still three weeks away. Unusual to hear that early.

 

Do you happen to know what “itinerary no longer available” means?

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4 minutes ago, JamieLogical said:

 

Probably not, that is still three weeks away. Unusual to hear that early.

 

Do you happen to know what “itinerary no longer available” means?

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3 hours ago, cruiser1955a said:

We were just notified this morning for our Gem Bermuda cruise this Friday (5/10) that our bid was accepted.

 

Im sailing out the following cruise 5/17. May I ask what you bid and for what stateroom?

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13 minutes ago, BingoSlots said:

 

Im sailing out the following cruise 5/17. May I ask what you bid and for what stateroom?

It was the Garden Villa. They are sold out for the season now. This was a once in a lifetime, last minute opportunity. 

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5 hours ago, JAYNECOBB said:

 

Do you happen to know what “itinerary no longer available” means?

It means currently sold out which also can have to do with lifeboat capacity.  No matter what you will not get your rejection email until 48 hours prior, remember cancellations can happen plus they are still data mining all those pending bids for data for future cruise info, very valuable information to companies future bidding.  Good luck

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NCL GEM 5/10 sailing. Just had bid accepted from sail away Balcony to 2 bedroom family suite. Bid was $1220. Total was about $3306.00.  This was before getting assigned cabin. 

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NCL Spirit 8th May. Bid from inner cabin to balcony £130 x2 rejected exactly 48 hrs before sailing. Not too bothered it was a long shot.

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As I’m inching closer to my cruise on the Bliss, I’m starting to pay attention to this bidding process. My question is, when did this begin? My last NCL cruise was in 2016 and I just called to negotiate an upgrade.

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