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Do you get an email inviting you to bid or is there a website, I cant remember as last time I booked via an agent and didn't get the chance 🤔

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1 minute ago, debgreg said:

Do you get an email inviting you to bid or is there a website, I cant remember as last time I booked via an agent and didn't get the chance 🤔

We got an email inviting us to bid.

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Interestingly, I didn't get a Royal Up invitation to bid this time (solo, in a JS -- same agent that I usually use).  I have gotten invitations when cruising with someone else with no problem.  I went to the site by myself and put in a bid...but then  I was also locked out once when I wanted to see if the bid range had changed.  I was told it was a "glitch."

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Is the Harmony more expensive for bidding then the Allure?

Sailed 1-19-2020 on the Allure in a L1 Crown Loft. Min bid for a Star Loft was $800 per person.

Sailing 2-23-2020 on the Harmony in a L1 Crown Loft. Min bid for a Star Loft is $1300 per person.

Cost of both cruises was almost the same. Harmony was a total of $200 more.

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15 minutes ago, STANMELB said:

Is the Harmony more expensive for bidding then the Allure?

Sailed 1-19-2020 on the Allure in a L1 Crown Loft. Min bid for a Star Loft was $800 per person.

Sailing 2-23-2020 on the Harmony in a L1 Crown Loft. Min bid for a Star Loft is $1300 per person.

Cost of both cruises was almost the same. Harmony was a total of $200 more.

Usually cabins in newer ships cost more , also supply and demand

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Thanks, I only booked yesterday, but travel in 20days , not letting me on the site yet 

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1 hour ago, STANMELB said:

Is the Harmony more expensive for bidding then the Allure?

Sailed 1-19-2020 on the Allure in a L1 Crown Loft. Min bid for a Star Loft was $800 per person.

Sailing 2-23-2020 on the Harmony in a L1 Crown Loft. Min bid for a Star Loft is $1300 per person.

Cost of both cruises was almost the same. Harmony was a total of $200 more.

 

For us Harmony was a grand more to purchase for same cabin, same time of the year, same route, same port as when Oasis was in PC the previous year.  Ouch..$$$ 😮  

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3 hours ago, STANMELB said:

Sailed 1-19-2020 on the Allure in a L1 Crown Loft. Min bid for a Star Loft was $800 per person.

Sailing 2-23-2020 on the Harmony in a L1 Crown Loft. Min bid for a Star Loft is $1300 per person.

 

Sailing Oasis 3-12 in CLS and Min bid for Star Loft was also $800pp

Aqua 2-bed min $400pp and Ocean Panoramic Star min was $400pp

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Has anyone in this thread been successful upgrading on the Independence of the seas leaving March 2nd?

 

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Hi all,  we are a party of 3 sailing in two cabins (me and a friend in one and my Dad in the other cabin across the hall).  My question is:  if I bid on a two bedroom Grand Suite, RCI told me that we couldn't officially move Dad into our GS.   I understand that.  But, could we keep his cabin (not cancel) and simply allow him to sleep in our Suite.  He's 89 and I like to have him nearby, especially at night.  Would anyone (the Cabin Steward) know or care???  I don't mean to get sneaky, but I'd love to get the GS and still have Dad close by. 

 

Thoughts?

 

Lynne

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1 minute ago, the2006Junket said:

Hi all,  we are a party of 3 sailing in two cabins (me and a friend in one and my Dad in the other cabin across the hall).  My question is:  if I bid on a two bedroom Grand Suite, RCI told me that we couldn't officially move Dad into our GS.   I understand that.  But, could we keep his cabin (not cancel) and simply allow him to sleep in our Suite.  He's 89 and I like to have him nearby, especially at night.  Would anyone (the Cabin Steward) know or care???  I don't mean to get sneaky, but I'd love to get the GS and still have Dad close by. 

 

Thoughts?

 

Lynne

I don't see why he could not sleep in your suite but he would not get any of the suite perks

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39 minutes ago, Bmendes1 said:

Has anyone in this thread been successful upgrading on the Independence of the seas leaving March 2nd?

 

You might also want to ask that in the roll call thread for that sailing.

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3 minutes ago, the2006Junket said:

Hi all,  we are a party of 3 sailing in two cabins (me and a friend in one and my Dad in the other cabin across the hall).  My question is:  if I bid on a two bedroom Grand Suite, RCI told me that we couldn't officially move Dad into our GS.   I understand that.  But, could we keep his cabin (not cancel) and simply allow him to sleep in our Suite.  He's 89 and I like to have him nearby, especially at night.  Would anyone (the Cabin Steward) know or care???  I don't mean to get sneaky, but I'd love to get the GS and still have Dad close by. 

 

Thoughts?

 

Lynne

If you get the cabin, he could sleep in your cabin. If you do not get the bid then your present cabins would remain the same. 

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Just received our Royal Up offer for our April cruise on Majesty of the Seas. We are currently in an oceanview on 4. Minimum bids are 400 for junior suite, 500pp for grand 1 bedrm, 550pp grand 2bedrm, 600pp owners suite. Im not sure we will bid due to not many perks associated with suites on this ship, along with some reviews stating the suites are below windjammer and pool area. I love the idea of being on 4, close to lattetudes, boarding area, dining room and casino. Ive tried looking for others who have recently been in suites on this ship to get opinions but nothing has really stood out as far as detailed perks .

Thanks in advance for any opinions!

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A number of people on my sailing who either did not receive an email invite previously or haven’t made a bid, received new Royal Bid invites in the last 24hrs.   We sail in 11 days, on Harmony and I’m trying to be optimistic on my chances but they still haven’t assigned some suite guarantees their room yet!  I bid as soon as I had the chance January 2nd and getting really anxious to know either way. 

 

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6 minutes ago, tvlworm said:

A number of people on my sailing who either did not receive an email invite previously or haven’t made a bid, received new Royal Bid invites in the last 24hrs.   We sail in 11 days, on Harmony and I’m trying to be optimistic on my chances but they still haven’t assigned some suite guarantees their room yet!  I bid as soon as I had the chance January 2nd and getting really anxious to know either way. 

 

I hope you get it!

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20 hours ago, vickic233 said:

I hope you get it!

Thank you! Someone on our sailing just received their confirmed royal up today, they are first that I know of. 

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20 hours ago, vickic233 said:

Just received our Royal Up offer for our April cruise on Majesty of the Seas. We are currently in an oceanview on 4. Minimum bids are 400 for junior suite, 500pp for grand 1 bedrm, 550pp grand 2bedrm, 600pp owners suite. Im not sure we will bid due to not many perks associated with suites on this ship, along with some reviews stating the suites are below windjammer and pool area. I love the idea of being on 4, close to lattetudes, boarding area, dining room and casino. Ive tried looking for others who have recently been in suites on this ship to get opinions but nothing has really stood out as far as detailed perks .

Thanks in advance for any opinions!

 

Can you bid on a Superior Ocean View.

Those are much nicer than the regular Ocean View cabins, and should be much less than JS

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On 2/18/2020 at 5:52 PM, the2006Junket said:

Hi all,  we are a party of 3 sailing in two cabins (me and a friend in one and my Dad in the other cabin across the hall).  My question is:  if I bid on a two bedroom Grand Suite, RCI told me that we couldn't officially move Dad into our GS.   I understand that.  But, could we keep his cabin (not cancel) and simply allow him to sleep in our Suite.  He's 89 and I like to have him nearby, especially at night.  Would anyone (the Cabin Steward) know or care???  I don't mean to get sneaky, but I'd love to get the GS and still have Dad close by. 

 

Thoughts?

 

Lynne

Yes - RCCL really doesn't care who sleeps where.  About a year ago there was some weird pricing,  (and perhaps because of the 150% single supplement) it was cheaper to book a single JS and a single interior than to  book the JS for the two of us.   

 

We told the cabin attendant of the interior that we would not use the cabin, we left his gratuity in place.  Then we let the JS attendant know there would be two in the cabin and added extra gratuity.      No problem at all.

 

Really no different than if two  passengers hook up and  use one cabin for a night or the cruise.  😀

 

M  

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5 minutes ago, cruisegirl1 said:

Really no different than if two  passengers hook up and  use one cabin for a night or the cruise.  😀

 

M  

Have no idea what you're insinuating 

 

😉 

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20 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Can you bid on a Superior Ocean View.

Those are much nicer than the regular Ocean View cabins, and should be much less than JS

Funny that it wasnt on the list!  We will probably bid ...still trying to decide lol. We will be happy either way:)

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I sail this Sunday and have had a Royal Up bid in for quite some time, but suddenly I’m now getting the “30 days” error message after being able to log in as recently as yesterday. Is it typical when the sailing gets this close that it just stops letting you in?

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