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7 hours ago, kernow said:

Just had an email for our 15th Feb Quantum cruise. We are in a JS and have been offered the following

 

Sky Loft suite £175pp

OS £175PP

2 bed GS £175pp

GS with large balcony £145pp

GS 1 bed £60pp

 

I've put in weak bids for Sky Loft and 1 bed GS but don't hold out much hope as none of these are currently showing as available to book on the website.

 

Same cruise in an Obstructed Balcony on Deck 6. My travel partner got an offer and can log in, but I can't with my name.

 

GS w/Large Balcony - 1br $260pp

GS - 1br $230pp

JS - $120pp

Large OV Balcony - $60pp

OV Balcony - $50pp

 

I'm tempted on the JS but the lack of double points kills it for me. GS isn't worth it since it's only 2 of us, no 2x points, and don't need the space.

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13 hours ago, Chiliburn said:

Some people love joff but I’m not one of them .

Yes there’s are quite a few unsold cabins.

 I haven’t seen you on the rollcall,it’s fairly active.

 

Will join the royal call. The meet up is normally really good.

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6 hours ago, louv2000 said:

If we win our bid from Sky class to Star class do we get our pre-paid gratuities automatically refunded?

Yes. I had prepaid from sky loft to ATS and was refunded back to my cc

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1 hour ago, Biker19 said:

From the same cabin type on the same sailing? The lower end cabin type usually have similar bid mins.

 

We have Oasis an Harmony booked a month apart coming up.

For my Oasis we are in an OV balcony. The min for Ultra Spacious Balcony is $150 pp

For Harmony we have an OV all the way up front. The min for Ultra Spacious Balcony is $300 pp

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1 hour ago, Crism said:

 

Same cruise in an Obstructed Balcony on Deck 6. My travel partner got an offer and can log in, but I can't with my name.

 

GS w/Large Balcony - 1br $260pp

GS - 1br $230pp

JS - $120pp

Large OV Balcony - $60pp

OV Balcony - $50pp

 

I'm tempted on the JS but the lack of double points kills it for me. GS isn't worth it since it's only 2 of us, no 2x points, and don't need the space.

 

Go for it, that GS will get you into CK and the Concierge Lounge

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10 hours ago, Crism said:

 

Same cruise in an Obstructed Balcony on Deck 6. My travel partner got an offer and can log in, but I can't with my name.

 

GS w/Large Balcony - 1br $260pp

GS - 1br $230pp

JS - $120pp

Large OV Balcony - $60pp

OV Balcony - $50pp

 

I'm tempted on the JS but the lack of double points kills it for me. GS isn't worth it since it's only 2 of us, no 2x points, and don't need the space.

I know what you mean about the JS, we had a similar price from balcony to JS on Indy last year and it seemed a waste of money without the points. You would get dinner in CK on Quantum though.

 

For us the GS was too cheap not to try (I bid £100 pp) and we've never had a Sky loft so couldn't resist that one. I'm expecting we'll still end up in our JS though.

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19 hours ago, Tesam said:

We’re in an owners suite and I bid on a 2 bedroom and a 4 bedroom suite. My kids are in an ocean view balcony. Does anyone know if I would be able to upgrade them with us to the new suite if we were to get it? 


Only by upgrading outright, bidding is not a guaranteed upgrade.

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13 hours ago, Ourusualbeach said:

The rates change but I don’t think the room options do.  

 

Funny thing is is that the rate I paid was around $600 pp for the balcony so if I were to bid they would be fantastic prices. 


last year we received an offer on 1/21 and then 2/22. The bid minimums went up but they also added 2 categories not previously sent.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Casino Comp Chick said:


last year we received an offer on 1/21 and then 2/22. The bid minimums went up but they also added 2 categories not previously sent.

 

 

 

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Thanks for the update.

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18 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

We have Oasis an Harmony booked a month apart coming up.

For my Oasis we are in an OV balcony. The min for Ultra Spacious Balcony is $150 pp

For Harmony we have an OV all the way up front. The min for Ultra Spacious Balcony is $300 pp

 

I have quickly noticed our "flavor of the month" here in PC is a lot more expensive all the way around than Oasis was.  😞 

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20 hours ago, island lady said:

 

I have quickly noticed our "flavor of the month" here in PC is a lot more expensive all the way around than Oasis was.  😞 

 

Possibly, but keep in mind that my example only showed that the cost to go to the ultra spacious balcony was more expensive when my original cabin was an OV no balcony

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45 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Possibly, but keep in mind that my example only showed that the cost to go to the ultra spacious balcony was more expensive when my original cabin was an OV no balcony

 

Cruised in a GS on Harmony last month, cabin was same location, same deck, and same time of the year as Oasis GS the year before.  Was almost 2K more.  😮  

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Put in a slightly above minimum bid for an outside cabin on 2/28 GOS sailing. I  have a guarantee inside and just doing this for the halibut to see how it goes.

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Just got my invite for March 1st Liberty. Last year I went on 3 cruises and all bids I made were declined. But, hope springs eternal.

Usually travel in JS, and bid on GS. Always make a moderate bid...but I always see GS is booked and not available. So I am counting on someone cancelling. 
Anyone have luck with bidding on GS? 

 

 

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On 1/4/2020 at 1:23 PM, island lady said:

 

I have quickly noticed our "flavor of the month" here in PC is a lot more expensive all the way around than Oasis was.  😞 

I agree and the Mariner is also pretty pricey

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1 hour ago, alphawave1 said:

Just got my invite for March 1st Liberty. Last year I went on 3 cruises and all bids I made were declined. But, hope springs eternal.

Usually travel in JS, and bid on GS. Always make a moderate bid...but I always see GS is booked and not available. So I am counting on someone cancelling. 
Anyone have luck with bidding on GS? 

 

 

I asked my ta who asked RCI why they send out offers for cruises that show as being sold out. the answer was that RCI keeps some cabins in inventory so they can get people to bid on them. In other words, the ship may be sold out if you want to book on line, but they have set aside cabins to offer for bid.

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5 hours ago, wolfcathorse said:

I asked my ta who asked RCI why they send out offers for cruises that show as being sold out. the answer was that RCI keeps some cabins in inventory so they can get people to bid on them. In other words, the ship may be sold out if you want to book on line, but they have set aside cabins to offer for bid.

Sounds like a curious business model - surely an outright sale of an in demand cabin would bring in more cash than an upgrade bid (and then reselling the cheaper cabin).

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Just now, Aus ATC said:

Sounds like a curious business model - surely an outright sale of an in demand cabin would bring in more cash than an upgrade bid (and then reselling the cheaper cabin).

 

Especially when a chunk of the upgrade cost goes to the marketing company who runs this😉

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4 minutes ago, Aus ATC said:

Sounds like a curious business model - surely an outright sale of an in demand cabin would bring in more cash than an upgrade bid (and then reselling the cheaper cabin).

 

2 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Especially when a chunk of the upgrade cost goes to the marketing company who runs this😉

I’ve found that a lot of the time the reps just make up an answer knowing that you don’t know what the right answer is. 

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Just now, Ourusualbeach said:

 

I’ve found that a lot of the time the reps just make up an answer knowing that you don’t know what the right answer is. 

 

Sometimes I wonder if some people here and on FB do the same.🤔

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We are sailing on January 20th, 2020 aboard Serenade of the Seas for 11 days.  We had booked an inside room on deck 8 originally.  The cruise had been showing sold out for a couple weeks now.  We just got a Royal Up email with offers of an Ocean View, Ocean View Balcony and a Large Ocean View Balcony.  Crossing fingers one of our bids will be accepted but still happy with our original booking.

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2 hours ago, Sugar67 said:

We are sailing on January 20th, 2020 aboard Serenade of the Seas for 11 days.  We had booked an inside room on deck 8 originally.  The cruise had been showing sold out for a couple weeks now.  We just got a Royal Up email with offers of an Ocean View, Ocean View Balcony and a Large Ocean View Balcony.  Crossing fingers one of our bids will be accepted but still happy with our original booking.

 

Not much difference between OV balcony and Large OV balcony 

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On ‎1‎/‎3‎/‎2020 at 12:06 PM, Katieniesen said:

sailing on NOS 1/24 in an ocean view balcony room.  Got the royal up offer to bid the following. I am totally content in the room we have given it's such a short trip (3 nights) but I did bid the minimum on all just for the heck of it.

Grand Suite - 2 Bedroom

$355 USD per guest

Grand Suite

$200 USD per guest

Junior Suite

$100 USD per guest

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

$50 USD per guest

 

Update:  was just notified that my offer on the grand suite was accepted.  Definitely didn't see that one coming!

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