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39 minutes ago, crusinthrough said:

 

I was in a JS on the Harmony and my bid options were a GS, CLS, 1 and 2 Bedroom ATS, Sky suite and the Villa suite.  

 

Interesting. Did you have two people, or more in the cabin (to be offered 2 bdr cabins)?

 

There’s only two of us. Wondering if that makes a difference. 🙂

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5 hours ago, ryanbarckley said:

Couple of questions about this!

 

Not trying to game the system or anything, just curious how it works and thinking ahead to possibly booking my next cruise as an interior, and if theres a chance to upgrade to a nicer room, I'd do it, otherwise I'd just stay as is happily!

 

I can’t answer your questions, but I do believe this: RCI’s ‘algorithms’ whatever they are, are aimed at maximizing their profits. 🙂

 

We may never get a handle on this, just like never understanding who they used to choose to upgrade without cost. 🤷‍♂️

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5 minutes ago, barbeyg said:

 

Interesting. Did you have two people, or more in the cabin (to be offered 2 bdr cabins)?

 

There’s only two of us. Wondering if that makes a difference. 🙂

 

One of our upgrade choices is for a 2bdrm GS -and it's just the two of us...

 

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5 hours ago, actuarian said:

I do not know the answer to your third question but the answer to your first two questions is yes.  However, it is not so much the "category of room" you book as how much you have paid for your original reservation (which is closely related).  They have a formula for evaluating bids that seems to take account of the amount you already paid so if two people bid the same amount for the same room category, the one who has already paid more for his or her original room has a better chance of winning.

I thought that price paid did NOT factor into it.  From what I have read those with casino comps and/or low casino pricing got the same bid prices as those that paid a lot more for their cabins

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Forget the upsale fairy now I love RoyalUp

 

sailing on the navigator sept got the email about the offer yesterday I went for the minimum-weak hoping to get a royal or owner if not Im ok with what I previously booked. Today my cc was charged and just got the owner suite, previously I had grand suite. 

Oh I forgot I was able to change the location of the suite 

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Have a Junior Suite for Aug. 16 Mariner, bid on Grand Suite at $100pp on Monday. Haven't heard anything yet. 9 days out.

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We got the RoyalUp email yesterday for our October 5th cruise on the Symphony.  We're in a balcony and put in a bid for a Junior Suite.  After this cruise we will be 8 nights away from Diamond Plus.  Minimum bid was $300pp and I put in a bid for $350pp.  My thoughts are that we will get 14 nights credit with the Junior Suite instead of the 7 nights in the balcony, leaving us only 1 night away from the Diamond Plus.  It's cheaper to pay the extra $700 to get the extra 7 nights credit than it would be to take another 7 day cruise and still be 1 night away.  Does that make sense???

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I was just reading back through the pages and came across one saying if you're upgraded you do not get the extra C & A points.  Does anyone know if that is true or not?  if it is true, I'm seriously considering withdrawing my bid.  I'm happy with my balcony, just wanted to get the extra points for the JS.

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Well I’ve increased my bid to the maximum I’m prepared to pay. Not heard anything. Card not charged. Cruise leaves on Sunday!! 

 

The cruise is no longer bookable on the RC site and doesn’t show up on a search. 

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2 hours ago, Cruzingal#9 said:

I was just reading back through the pages and came across one saying if you're upgraded you do not get the extra C & A points.  Does anyone know if that is true or not?  if it is true, I'm seriously considering withdrawing my bid.  I'm happy with my balcony, just wanted to get the extra points for the JS.

Sorry...but this is correct...you only get the points for the category you originally booked.

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Anyone sailing in September have bids get accepted yet?  We are on the Mariner.  There are still 7/8 owners suites left but no GS, which is what we wanted.  I placed a "moderate" bid a few weeks ago.

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2 hours ago, JTJT1 said:

Anyone sailing in September have bids get accepted yet?  We are on the Mariner.  There are still 7/8 owners suites left but no GS, which is what we wanted.  I placed a "moderate" bid a few weeks ago.

 

No one from our cruise has won their RoyalUp in the Roll Call (and another group on another website).  Our cruise is no longer showing up on RCI, and is considered sold out.  

 

I did see someone post on the other website yesterday that they won their bid for a cruise that is just over 30 days out.  Their cruise is a shorter one (4 nights) that still had availability.   That's all the info the poster offered.  So yes, some in September are getting notification of winnings.

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There are about 15 GS and 6 OS available for our sailing in a little less than a month. I’m in an panoramic ocean view suite. Bidding on both. I’m at the lowest bid, but still crossing my fingers. 

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I received an email from RC about the royal up program to put a bid in but since I'm booked thru a travel agent that I have to go thru them. I'm not familiar with this program can someone enlighten me what this is and is it worth my time

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I have decided to keep my boardwalk balcony >talked to my ta and she said a strong offer would be over a 1000 more so I'm not doing it for a js

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Hmm, I did not have to go through my TA.

 

But, what the heck, make a minimum offer.  If you get it, GREAT.  If not, you are no worse off.

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Question about this. 

 

If no one bids, will the minimum bid allowed go lower? I've always wondered. 

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@mcatmcat   What is your sailing date? I'm on the 20th and yesterday no GS available, today their is one and less OS. Curious if yours might be the GS that opened...

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22 minutes ago, Kayla103 said:

If no one bids, will the minimum bid allowed go lower?

Unknown, but the min bids do change sometimes.

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24 minutes ago, Kayla103 said:

Question about this. 

 

If no one bids, will the minimum bid allowed go lower? I've always wondered. 

 

You might be able to cancel and possibly get another opportunity to bid.

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Hi Everyone, new to RCCL.  I am currently booked on the Harmony of the Seas October 6th sailing in a D2 Oceanview Balcony stateroom on deck 12. Received the Royal Up email yesterday with the following “offers”

 

Owner suite $1.100 PP

Grand suite $700 PP

Junior suite $300 PP

Ultra Spacious Large Balcony $200 PP

Spacious Ocean View $150 PP

 

What do you guys think?  

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Advice needed please. We have an Interior cabin booked and have also booked the drinks package at £35pppd. If we successfully bid on a neighbourhood balcony will we get a refund of £15pppd to cover the free soda package which is included with the balcony cabin? 

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We are 23 days out and in a JS. you can bid on GS, CLS and ATS 1....although all suites are sold out. We are in a GTY so really have no idea where we will end up. no one on our roll call has heard either. It seems that the short cruisers are having some luck

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1 hour ago, Cheller1973 said:

Advice needed please. We have an Interior cabin booked and have also booked the drinks package at £35pppd. If we successfully bid on a neighbourhood balcony will we get a refund of £15pppd to cover the free soda package which is included with the balcony cabin? 

It has been noted in many place that Royal Caribbean doesn't offer a credit for not taking advantage of the free soda packages in the Boardwalk or Park Balconies.  Same situation for me.

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