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6 hours ago, tbmrt said:

We are sailing on 12/2 on Serenade, couldn't even check in yet, so cannot bid.

 

 Were you able to check in early for your cruise?

My sailing is 12/12 and I can't check in either.  However, I did get a RoyalUp email.  I was surprised.  I didn't expect one until after checkin or  final payment.

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So excited! Bid just over minimum on a grand suite on a 3 day Mariner Cruise leaving Friday and found out yesterday we did get it. We have new cruise docs already. Thanks to all on this thread that helped me figure it out. If anyone could tell me what perks they value most I’d appreciate it!

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3 hours ago, Tree_skier said:

My sailing is 12/12 and I can't check in either.  However, I did get a RoyalUp email.  I was surprised.  I didn't expect one until after checkin or  final payment.

If you checked in earlier when others checked in they are honoring those check in times.

 

I was on vista and didnt have wifi, now will be on breeze when it reopens. I hope they assign a time not 3 pm.

 

From sea to shining sea got 1230 check in, the first slot. 

 

I made final payment before I got on vista not knowing during my cruise they would extend dec final payments. 

 

No suite royal up offers for me, junk. Lol

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4 hours ago, joanniet said:

I get the same thing... but I think I angered them by changing my bids.. constantly.😌 

 

10 hours ago, NSnewcruiser said:

I'm within 30 days and I still get the message "Please ensure your sailing is within the next 30 days.Please ensure there are no errors in the information you entered" Does that mean I'm not eligible?

I got the same response for a cruise that is less than 30 days from sailing. I am wondering which ship and sail date you are getting the response from. I am getting it for my November 8, 2021 Anthem cruise which was changed from a 7 day down to a 6 day. Like you there is a rather large inventory of rooms matching and exceeding my room category. 

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42 minutes ago, Sigma Cruiser said:

 

I got the same response for a cruise that is less than 30 days from sailing. I am wondering which ship and sail date you are getting the response from. I am getting it for my November 8, 2021 Anthem cruise which was changed from a 7 day down to a 6 day. Like you there is a rather large inventory of rooms matching and exceeding my room category. 

Nov 14th on Harmony.

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On 10/16/2021 at 2:03 PM, firefly333 said:

If you checked in earlier when others checked in they are honoring those check in times.

 

I was on vista and didnt have wifi, now will be on breeze when it reopens. I hope they assign a time not 3 pm.

 

From sea to shining sea got 1230 check in, the first slot. 

 

I made final payment before I got on vista not knowing during my cruise they would extend dec final payments. 

 

No suite royal up offers for me, junk. Lol

Oh good, I had checked in and got a 12:30 check in time. Hopefully those things are kept but if not I'll try and get checked in on the 28 of Oct..

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On 10/16/2021 at 3:52 PM, ljk76 said:

So excited! Bid just over minimum on a grand suite on a 3 day Mariner Cruise leaving Friday and found out yesterday we did get it. We have new cruise docs already. Thanks to all on this thread that helped me figure it out. If anyone could tell me what perks they value most I’d appreciate it!

Breakfast in specialty restaurant, 3.5 happy hour in suite lounge, concierge that will walk you off the ship. Love grand suites have booked them many times.

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On 10/16/2021 at 4:52 PM, ljk76 said:

So excited! Bid just over minimum on a grand suite on a 3 day Mariner Cruise leaving Friday and found out yesterday we did get it. We have new cruise docs already. Thanks to all on this thread that helped me figure it out. If anyone could tell me what perks they value most I’d appreciate it!

ljk76,  Congratulations!  I'm waiting to hear about upgrades on our Oct 25 sailing on the Freedom.  Have bids in on JS, GS 1 br and GS 2br. Currently booked in an aft view obstructed balcony.  I hope my luck is as good as yours 😃.  Love the Mariner, but have never sailed in anything above a JS.  Enjoy your trip!!

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We got a post card from the casino people offering a free cruise thru the end of the year.  Wife gambles very little on each cruise.  Saw a 4 day on Independence out of Port Canaveral.  It was for an interior.  So, I called and asked how much an upgrade to Balcony would be.  They said about $100/person.  I said yes.  When they sent me the confirmation, not only had they comped the interior but also the upgrade to the balcony.  Paid only the port taxes and gratuities.

 

Our upgrade bid last month for the Ovation out of Alaska for 7 nights got us a 2 bedroom GS for about $500/person.  Great, great trip and suite experience.

 

The same company that does the upgrade bids for Royal does them for MSC.  Last week we scored a Yacht Club balcony for 4 night for a couple hundred per person.  So, I am loving this bid thing.

 

So, about two weeks ago, this Independence cruise allowed me to bid.  I checked with fake bookings to see how many suites were available.  Only the 1 Bedroom GS had any real supply.  They allowed me to bid on 4 suite types all the way up to Royal Suite.  I bid about $40 over each minimum.  Yesterday, I noticed that all bids had 'expired' except for the 1 bedroom GS which is still 'pending'.  This is how my prior two successful bids behaved.  I had bid $210/person.

 

This seems to all be happening much earlier than my prior two bids.  Indeed, it almost seems as tho they make several 'runs' thru the bids and that there is not simply one final, highest bid decision.

 

So, here is to hopefully actually getting a GS for $210 up from a free casino cruise.

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On 10/16/2021 at 4:52 PM, ljk76 said:

So excited! Bid just over minimum on a grand suite on a 3 day Mariner Cruise leaving Friday and found out yesterday we did get it. We have new cruise docs already. Thanks to all on this thread that helped me figure it out. If anyone could tell me what perks they value most I’d appreciate it!

Congratulations and enjoy!! H and I are on this cruise & thought about putting in a bid, but we're trying to keep this one as cheap as possible since we have the Oasis cruise on 12/12 with our son & his GF, so we'll be spending all our money then, lol

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53 minutes ago, palmettostatecruiser said:

Congratulations and enjoy!! H and I are on this cruise & thought about putting in a bid, but we're trying to keep this one as cheap as possible since we have the Oasis cruise on 12/12 with our son & his GF, so we'll be spending all our money then, lol

Still waiting to hear about my Freedom cruise which also leaves on Friday but cabins still have not been assigned.  there are 12 one bedroom grand suites unassigned

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1 hour ago, pretzlaff said:

We got a post card from the casino people offering a free cruise thru the end of the year.  Wife gambles very little on each cruise.  Saw a 4 day on Independence out of Port Canaveral.  It was for an interior.  So, I called and asked how much an upgrade to Balcony would be.  They said about $100/person.  I said yes.  When they sent me the confirmation, not only had they comped the interior but also the upgrade to the balcony.  Paid only the port taxes and gratuities.

 

Our upgrade bid last month for the Ovation out of Alaska for 7 nights got us a 2 bedroom GS for about $500/person.  Great, great trip and suite experience.

 

The same company that does the upgrade bids for Royal does them for MSC.  Last week we scored a Yacht Club balcony for 4 night for a couple hundred per person.  So, I am loving this bid thing.

 

So, about two weeks ago, this Independence cruise allowed me to bid.  I checked with fake bookings to see how many suites were available.  Only the 1 Bedroom GS had any real supply.  They allowed me to bid on 4 suite types all the way up to Royal Suite.  I bid about $40 over each minimum.  Yesterday, I noticed that all bids had 'expired' except for the 1 bedroom GS which is still 'pending'.  This is how my prior two successful bids behaved.  I had bid $210/person.

 

This seems to all be happening much earlier than my prior two bids.  Indeed, it almost seems as tho they make several 'runs' thru the bids and that there is not simply one final, highest bid decision.

 

So, here is to hopefully actually getting a GS for $210 up from a free casino cruise.

When does your cruise leave?  Waiting on my Freedom cruise which leaves on Friday.

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30 minutes ago, gerig said:

Still waiting to hear about my Freedom cruise which also leaves on Friday but cabins still have not been assigned.  there are 12 one bedroom grand suites unassigned

There seems to be some movement on the Freedom cruise on 10/25.  My bids for GS and 2 br GS have expired and they will not let me bid more.  My JS is still hanging in at just over minimum.  All the GS/2br GS still show open, but I guess I'm out of the running...

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5 minutes ago, august16th said:

There seems to be some movement on the Freedom cruise on 10/25.  My bids for GS and 2 br GS have expired and they will not let me bid more.  My JS is still hanging in at just over minimum.  All the GS/2br GS still show open, but I guess I'm out of the running...

There doesn't appear to anything happening for the October 22nd at this moment.

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On 10/15/2021 at 7:09 PM, Espn said:

My wife thought so, LOL. I am driving her crazy with RoyalUp stuff and she says we are not going to get Star Class and I need to forget it. 
 

With a pending locked bid I would say you are sitting good. I think human nature is to wait it out and not feel like you are bidding against yourself and up the bid. I am sure not going to bid more now.

Espn:  Did anything happen with your bid(s)?  My GS is still expired and my JS still sits at PENDING and non-modifiable after almost a week.  I sail on this Saturday.

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1 hour ago, FrankLasVegas said:

Espn:  Did anything happen with your bid(s)?  My GS is still expired and my JS still sits at PENDING and non-modifiable after almost a week.  I sail on this Saturday.

No nothing has happened with my bids, both are still pending and can be modified. I have changed one of them several times in the last couple of days to see if anything would happen but no luck. At this point I am over stressing about these bids. We are in a 2 BR GS and are totally happy with that. Now I am worried about the covid test Friday, LOL.

 

Your JS bid will probably be taken, at least being pending and locked is a good sign, but it will probably be Wednesday at the earliest before they tell you. Good luck.

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We just received the email that our bid was accepted for our Oct. 25th sailing on Freedom.  Yahoo! 😀 We had a JS and bid just over the minimum for a GS.  It was the only bid we made.  They've already updated the cabin # on the app and the set sail pass, but the luggage tags and e-docs haven't been updated yet.  So excited!  Good luck to everyone bidding. 

 

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1 hour ago, FrankLasVegas said:

Espn:  Did anything happen with your bid(s)?  My GS is still expired and my JS still sits at PENDING and non-modifiable after almost a week.  I sail on this Saturday.

Good luck!  Sounds like good news.

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2 minutes ago, TennisCruiser62 said:

Does anyone know what Offer Received means? My RoyalUp offer doesn't say pending or expired, just "Offer Received." Is this normal for offers they are not even considering?

I think you need to click into it to see the status.

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