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After resubmitting my offers earlier today, 2 are already showing Expired and one still shows pending which I cannot change now. RoyalUp hates me!

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20 minutes ago, Crism said:

After resubmitting my offers earlier today, 2 are already showing Expired and one still shows pending which I cannot change now. RoyalUp hates me!

 

Disregard! They were literally IN THE PROCESS of upgrading us from Obstructed Ocean View Balcony to Grand Suite on Quantum!!! Coming from someone who normally does Interior rooms, this is going to be INSANITY!!!

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15 minutes ago, Crism said:

 

Disregard! They were literally IN THE PROCESS of upgrading us from Obstructed Ocean View Balcony to Grand Suite on Quantum!!! Coming from someone who normally does Interior rooms, this is going to be INSANITY!!!

Congratulations!!

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7 hours ago, ReneeFLL said:

I was told that you couldn't, but maybe it depends on the person I spoke with. I never tried it on line. Always getting different answers from different people so who knows. 

 

I can officially confirm that Interline rates DO get upgraded!

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Do you always place your bid amount at what they have on Royal up or do you set it to the minimum bid. I just did $100pp for a balcony on the Rhapsody. Does it make any difference being a Diamond member?

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3 minutes ago, fla gang said:

Do you always place your bid amount at what they have on Royal up or do you set it to the minimum bid. I just did $100pp for a balcony on the Rhapsody. Does it make any difference being a Diamond member?

Being Diamond makes no difference

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I do not believe status plays a part in the upgrade.  I think they consider what cabin you are currently in, what your bid is and of course are any cabins truly available.  I would also suggest if you are serious, bid at least 20 % over the minimum bid.

 

Good luck.

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On 2/8/2020 at 10:04 AM, Biker19 said:

So, you want a daily email saying your bid is pending? Like most every one, you will get the denial email around 6PM on the day before sailing. This has been reported for months. You know exactly what to expect - not sure how things can be improved. 

 

Mine actually comes in around 4-6 AM on the DAY of the cruise.  

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I placed three RoyalUp bids on 1/6 for my cruise that leaves this Sunday 2/16. Two of those bids now show as expired and the 3rd for a GS is showing pending. Now I have my hopes up 🙂

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Like Island Lady, I usually get my rejections very late at night or early in the morning of the day that I cruise.  I'm usually in a JS bidding for a GS.  The odds of an empty GS in the Royal Up pool are probably lower just based on the number of them on the ship, but you never know 😀.  

 

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18 minutes ago, Truluv said:

Like Island Lady, I usually get my rejections very late at night or early in the morning of the day that I cruise.  I'm usually in a JS bidding for a GS.  The odds of an empty GS in the Royal Up pool are probably lower just based on the number of them on the ship, but you never know 😀.  

 

I hadn’t thought about choosing my bids based on the number of rooms in each category, great tip! I’m going to make some changes for what I currently have pending 🙂  

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1 hour ago, CruiseWendy said:

I placed three RoyalUp bids on 1/6 for my cruise that leaves this Sunday 2/16. Two of those bids now show as expired and the 3rd for a GS is showing pending. Now I have my hopes up 🙂

Well...one hour after I posted this I received my upgrade email from Royal. Soooo excited! It's been a sold out cruise for a while. GS here we come! FYI- I put in what was considered a fair bid. I'm not telling my family until we arrive. 

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4 minutes ago, CruiseWendy said:

Well...one hour after I posted this I received my upgrade email from Royal. Soooo excited! It's been a sold out cruise for a while. GS here we come! FYI- I put in what was considered a fair bid. I'm not telling my family until we arrive. 

How exciting! Great idea to surprise your family!
I am the one who bids every time from JS to GS, and failed x4.

You give me hope for my March 1st Liberty cruise. Keep making strong moderate bids...

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1 hour ago, CruiseWendy said:

I placed three RoyalUp bids on 1/6 for my cruise that leaves this Sunday 2/16. Two of those bids now show as expired and the 3rd for a GS is showing pending. Now I have my hopes up 🙂

 

I leave on 2/15 on Symphony and 2 of mine are expired and 1 pending.....just check the CC and nothing has been charged.  

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12 minutes ago, fla gang said:

Found where to check and mine says pending. What does pending mean?

I'm in the same situation.  I think it means we're in limbo.  At least not rejected just yet!

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2 hours ago, louv2000 said:

I'm in the same situation.  I think it means we're in limbo.  At least not rejected just yet!

They need to hurry up!  I leave Saturday and well just want to know soon like now.  LOL

 

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19 hours ago, Crism said:

 

Disregard! They were literally IN THE PROCESS of upgrading us from Obstructed Ocean View Balcony to Grand Suite on Quantum!!! Coming from someone who normally does Interior rooms, this is going to be INSANITY!!!

 

Congrats on the GS, you will love it.

 

18 hours ago, Crism said:

 

I can officially confirm that Interline rates DO get upgraded!

 

Thanks for letting me know you used interline. Now I know I should push the issue if told no again.

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This thread is very long, have not read it all. My questions is does everyone get a royal up email and chance to bid? Are they always 30 days out? Cruising on serenade 3/13 and have been waiting for email.

 

Thanks for your help.

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17 hours ago, fla gang said:

Found where to check and mine says pending. What does pending mean?

Means the rejection letter they will send you the night before the cruise is pending 😄 

Edited by Tulsacoker

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36 minutes ago, islandwannabee said:

 My questions is does everyone get a royal up email and chance to bid?

Are they always 30 days out?

No. Availability depends on a few factors.

No.

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1 hour ago, islandwannabee said:

This thread is very long, have not read it all. My questions is does everyone get a royal up email and chance to bid? Are they always 30 days out? Cruising on serenade 3/13 and have been waiting for email.

 

Thanks for your help.

I didn't get a RoyalUp email but went to this link and put in my information. It ranges, as I was able to do this 40 days out. https://www.royalcaribbean.com/booked/cruise-room-upgrade   keep checking.

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We are sailing on the Independence of the Seas leaving on March 2nd.  I received an email for the Royal Up program yesterday.  I placed a bid on the Jr Suite, and the 1 bedroom Grand Suite (we are currently in a balcony).  My bids were roughly 25-30% higher than the minimum bid.  My question is, if they are sending upgrade emails with less than 3 weeks to the sail date, would that mean there are still upgrade options available?  The Royal Caribbean's website shows only inside rooms available.  And to anyone else traveling on the Indy leaving March 2nd, please say hi!

 

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