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Sailing on the Epic on 3/7 which is my birthday!! Trying to treat myself with a Haven experience. Any advice on the numbers needed to upgrade from family mini suite to an H4 or H2?? I have bids in now in the lower range but would love any tips on what would likely get it done. Thank you for any help! 🙂

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22 minutes ago, jdro said:

Congratulations, we are on this cruise also but have not gotten an upgrade yet 😞, stalking it multiple times during the day but I'm not sure if it will happen, not too many Haven rooms left (which I bid on) and the lowest balcony category is at a guarantee, so I'm not sure how the algorithm works and if I even have a shot....

 

 

Its totally random I agree. My college aged son who also is comped a cabin from CAS has not had any luck on his upgrade yet. I preferred the old days of calling the upgrade mine. Had more certainty. 

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Has anyone had any luck bidding from a B1 Aft Balcony to a Aft Penthouse suite, and if so what did you bid?

I should be able to bid next week and am just looking to see what a good $ amt would be.

Currently the PH suite price is $500 pp over my room, but where I am traveling alone I am not really keen on paying $1000 to upgrade outright.  I really like my current room too so if I don't win a bid I will be good (it would be nice to get suite perks too if cheaper)

 

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I just found out this morning that I won my bid!  

 

Final bid was $1300pp for an H4!

 

Good thing I hadn't printed my cruise docs / luggage tags yet!  

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8 hours ago, huntersh2 said:

You are allowed to bid into Haven from Balcony guarantee.  I was told that you could only bid into Haven if you purchased a room with a number.  You learn something new every day. The balcony guarantee just got a whole lot more appealing...then just throw a boat load of money at the Haven room after 🙂

All in cost was about 4500 for 2 adults and 1 child. Very happy with the rate paid seeing that this is Presidents week.

 

Always have had good experiences with sail away and upgrading. Good luck to all putting there bids in. 

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We booked a Haven front facing penthouse, a H7.  Anyone have experience with an upgrade offer at that level?  It is our 50th anniversary and I wanted to assure a haven room. 

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2 hours ago, ggooglyboogly said:

I just found out this morning that I won my bid!  

 

Final bid was $1300pp for an H4!

 

Good thing I hadn't printed my cruise docs / luggage tags yet!  

Nice! Congrats! Which ship and date?

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7 minutes ago, romalley99 said:

Nice! Congrats! Which ship and date?

 

Its the Feb 24 sailing on the Getaway!  

 

Will be my 3rd cruise on this ship, first in the Haven!

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As expected, my "poor" bid for a mini suite on the Jade 2/17 sailing was rejected.   That's okay...  we sail in two days!!

 

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58 minutes ago, llarosa said:

As expected, my "poor" bid for a mini suite on the Jade 2/17 sailing was rejected.   That's okay...  we sail in two days!!

 

Sorry for the rejection, but great outlook, enjoy.

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Mini suite cat MA  upgrade to Spa Mini suite Cat M9

 

Now correct me if i am wrong all i am being offered is the spa package access which is $199 pp. My range is $75 to $400pp. We have a third guest sailing with us. What would you think would be a fair bid for this upgrade.

 

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10 minutes ago, shout19661966 said:

Mini suite cat MA  upgrade to Spa Mini suite Cat M9

 

Now correct me if i am wrong all i am being offered is the spa package access which is $199 pp. My range is $75 to $400pp. We have a third guest sailing with us. What would you think would be a fair bid for this upgrade.

 

 

Yes, that would be the only difference for you, and potentially a "better" location depending on where your current MA is. Definitely don't bid more than $199 pp!

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11 hours ago, xcell said:

 

When I meant old -- I wasn't referring to the Gem or something (now that's older), but Getaway,  and Breakaway.

 

I think (and I know it doesn't mean it's true) that newer ships, like Escape, bliss and Encore, would be harder for a 4 person room to be upgraded.

 

Also sailing during holidays (Xmas, summer prime time -- not the last week of August, that's not prime, and spring break), it would be harder as well. 

Xcel I agree with you on those points. Def harder then but I do feel that Escape is on par w Getaway and Breakaway. Only thing I found better about Escape was the bar w tons of beer taps 🙂 on a cruise ship..that's epic haha

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9 hours ago, Sup_Devil said:

Sailing on the Epic on 3/7 which is my birthday!! Trying to treat myself with a Haven experience. Any advice on the numbers needed to upgrade from family mini suite to an H4 or H2?? I have bids in now in the lower range but would love any tips on what would likely get it done. Thank you for any help! 🙂

3020 got me mine. 1510 pp. But I'm seeing higher and lower on here

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8 hours ago, ggooglyboogly said:

I just found out this morning that I won my bid!  

 

Final bid was $1300pp for an H4!

 

Good thing I hadn't printed my cruise docs / luggage tags yet!  

Thats a score for that room. Easily best I've been in. I havent gotten in H2 or H3 yet so we will see but I hear from even H2 dwellers they love the H4..may just be best on ship. I thought so.

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5 minutes ago, huntersh2 said:

3020 got me mine. 1510 pp. But I'm seeing higher and lower on here

Gotcha and that's a H4 I'm assuming. I wonder what it will take for the H2... Thanks for the feedback 

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5 hours ago, ggooglyboogly said:

 

Its the Feb 24 sailing on the Getaway!  

 

Will be my 3rd cruise on this ship, first in the Haven!

What did you come from again? Mid ship Balcony.  Thanks. 

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2 hours ago, huntersh2 said:

What did you come from again? Mid ship Balcony.  Thanks. 

 

Family mini suite!  We usually do a balcony but with two kids now we wanted a bath rub....now we get a bath tub with a view! Very excited! 

 

Still booked in a mini suite for our November cruise on the Breakaway 

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1 minute ago, ggooglyboogly said:

 

Family mini suite!  We usually do a balcony but with two kids now we wanted a bath rub....now we get a bath tub with a view! Very excited! 

 

Still booked in a mini suite for our November cruise on the Breakaway 

 

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2 minutes ago, ggooglyboogly said:

 

Family mini suite!  We usually do a balcony but with two kids now we wanted a bath rub....now we get a bath tub with a view! Very excited! 

 

Still booked in a mini suite for our November cruise on the Breakaway 

Enjoy I miss it so. Best room everrrrrrr. Congrats my friend 

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1 hour ago, ggooglyboogly said:

 

Family mini suite!  We usually do a balcony but with two kids now we wanted a bath rub....now we get a bath tub with a view! Very excited! 

 

Still booked in a mini suite for our November cruise on the Breakaway 

Congratulations!!  Have a great cruise.

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Comped an inside cabin from CAS on Dawn sailing 2/17/19. 

 

Bid $150 pp for an OV.  

 

Bid accepted ... assigned a Family OV. 

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9 hours ago, Luvmypups said:

Congratulations!!  Have a great cruise.

 

Appreciate it!  Excited to show my 6 month old how fun cruising can be!  I remember taking my oldest son on board the Getaway when he was the same age, and the crew really went out of their way to make it fun for him

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Ncl agent told me that even if a cruise appears to be fully booked online they reserve a few rooms for upgrades 

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13 minutes ago, Gabby519 said:

Ncl agent told me that even if a cruise appears to be fully booked online they reserve a few rooms for upgrades 

 

That makes almost no sense at all from a business prospective...

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