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This thread has been interesting and informative. Curious, have two bids in for the NOV 7 sailing on Oasis for a Star Loft Suite and a Two Bedroom Aqua Suite (we are currently booked in a Crown Loft Suite). Both bids say "Pending" and the "Modify" button is blue and "Cancel" button is greyed out. How do you tell it is "Locked"?

 

Also, since we received the RUP invite, all the suites have shown sold out. JS show's up when I try to do a mock booking. Wonder where they are pulling the inventory from or were the invites to bid a "just-in-case" or do they have it blocked for distancing?

 

New to the process. Thanks for the info. 

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Hi! I just booked a cruise three weeks from now on Symphony. What are the odds of being offered a royal up? So far when I check I just get the message “make sure your cruise is under  30 day…” so I’m thinking maybe not eligible?? 

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56 minutes ago, gw2fll said:

This thread has been interesting and informative. Curious, have two bids in for the NOV 7 sailing on Oasis for a Star Loft Suite and a Two Bedroom Aqua Suite (we are currently booked in a Crown Loft Suite). Both bids say "Pending" and the "Modify" button is blue and "Cancel" button is greyed out. How do you tell it is "Locked"?

 

Also, since we received the RUP invite, all the suites have shown sold out. JS show's up when I try to do a mock booking. Wonder where they are pulling the inventory from or were the invites to bid a "just-in-case" or do they have it blocked for distancing?

 

New to the process. Thanks for the info. 

We are in a crown loft suite currently for a jan sailing on the oasis.  Just curious what was the minimum bbid for a star loft suite 

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1 hour ago, gw2fll said:

Wonder where they are pulling the inventory from or were the invites to bid a "just-in-case" or do they have it blocked for distancing?

The latter. RCI may also be doing this as market research- they find out what folks are willing to bid. 

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3 hours ago, sean of the seas said:

Is this the way it normally works.


Pricing is always dynamic/fluid with cruising... it's Supply and Demand all the time. 

If a lot of people are bidding or buying at one price, the price will go up.  If nobody is biting at a certain price level, the price will come down.

The only thing you can do is figure out what any particular category is worth TO YOU and purchase/bid accordingly.

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14 hours ago, Cruise a holic said:

We are in a crown loft suite currently for a jan sailing on the oasis.  Just curious what was the minimum bbid for a star loft suite

For our December 12 sailing minimum bid for us was $800pp. 2 bd aquatheater as about $600pp. Ultimate panoramic was $300pp.

 

Grand panoramic was $1350pp and all others were higher from there.

 

1 bd aquatheater was $200pp, but I’m guessing that, like us, you are trying to move up a class.

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16 hours ago, Callan33 said:

Hi! I just booked a cruise three weeks from now on Symphony. What are the odds of being offered a royal up? So far when I check I just get the message “make sure your cruise is under  30 day…” so I’m thinking maybe not eligible?? 

 

Below are the minimums (pp):

  • Royal Loft Suite: 3,000
  • Owners Panoramic: 2,500
  • Grand Panoramic: 1,900
  • Star Loft: 800
  • Aquatheater - 2 BDR: 500
  • Ultimate Panoramic: 400
  • Aquatheater - 1 BDR: 300

Hope this helps.

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5 hours ago, brillohead said:



The only thing you can do is figure out what any particular category is worth TO YOU and purchase/bid accordingly.

I think this post says it all. You bid what it’s worth to you.  First book what you’d be happy with.  Then Royal UP if it’s worth it to you.  Know the price it was going for too.  

 

We have a bid in 3 weeks.  It’s for the Royal suite on Adventure.  We actually tried to book it when it showed up on the website for what we thought was reasonable.  Our TA said the next morning when she checked for us it was gone.  So either it’s booked and our Royal Up is in case someone cancels or it is being held for a Bingo prize.  We know what it was going for and bid slightly lower which was a weak bid.   Bottom line it’s not worth more then that to us.  And yes I think we have almost zero chance at it.   No worries.  We’re happy with what we have.  TBD.

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I received my email on Thursday that I had "won" an upgrade to a JS.  As of right now (2 days til cruise) I have not received a new cabin number.  I've contact my TA, and Royal several times.  They all say I will definitely have a JS, but I wonder!

Has anyone else had to wait this long??

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1 hour ago, august16th said:

I received my email on Thursday that I had "won" an upgrade to a JS.  As of right now (2 days til cruise) I have not received a new cabin number.  I've contact my TA, and Royal several times.  They all say I will definitely have a JS, but I wonder!

Has anyone else had to wait this long??

Did you check your Royal App? Sometimes it shows the new cabin there first.  Also, check if your credit card is charged for your bid amount. 

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21 hours ago, Callan33 said:

Hi! I just booked a cruise three weeks from now on Symphony. What are the odds of being offered a royal up? So far when I check I just get the message “make sure your cruise is under  30 day…” so I’m thinking maybe not eligible?? 

What's your cruise date? I was able to bid on our 11/27/21 cruise. 

You may want to try again, double check for accuracy of your input on RoyalUp page (Correct spelling of name, reservation #). 

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On 10/13/2021 at 9:55 PM, bucfan2 said:

That's a fact.  Just came off Ovation in Alaska last week.  Upgraded to a 2br grand suite.  We're ruined.

how much did u bid on 2BR GS? thank you

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2 hours ago, august16th said:

I received my email on Thursday that I had "won" an upgrade to a JS.  As of right now (2 days til cruise) I have not received a new cabin number.  I've contact my TA, and Royal several times.  They all say I will definitely have a JS, but I wonder!

Has anyone else had to wait this long??

Relax!  They have 2 days to get you a cabin number. 

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1 hour ago, rim140 said:

Did you check your Royal App? Sometimes it shows the new cabin there first.  Also, check if your credit card is charged for your bid amount. 

Thanks for the reply.  My card has been charged, and the app has not changed. I'll give it until tomorrow and call again.  Maybe they'll upgrade me to a GS at the port...  Wishful thinking,I know!

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1 hour ago, George C said:

I think amount depends on what type of cabin you have , I am in grand suite and I don’t even see any minimum.

All bidding has a minimum, whatever is at the lower end of the slider bar. 

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16 hours ago, bajathree said:

I'm not so sure I would consider a 1 bedroom Aqua suite an upgrade from a CLS.


Depends on whether you care more about the room or the balcony. CLS has a wow factor room with a mediocre balcony. Aqua suite has a mediocre room with a wow factor balcony  

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58 minutes ago, vjmatty said:


Depends on whether you care more about the room or the balcony. CLS has a wow factor room with a mediocre balcony. Aqua suite has a mediocre room with a wow factor balcony  

IMO the larger room with two bathrooms is the best.  The wow factory balcony doesn't impress me.  Actually might disturb me.  The noise from the bell at the rockclimbing wall and all of the activities including the Aqua theatre would disturb me.  Enjoy the CLS our favorite suite on the ship.

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1 hour ago, vjmatty said:


Depends on whether you care more about the room or the balcony. CLS has a wow factor room with a mediocre balcony. Aqua suite has a mediocre room with a wow factor balcony  

 

15 minutes ago, Cruise a holic said:

IMO the larger room with two bathrooms is the best.  The wow factory balcony doesn't impress me.  Actually might disturb me.  The noise from the bell at the rockclimbing wall and all of the activities including the Aqua theatre would disturb me.  Enjoy the CLS our favorite suite on the ship.



That's what I love about cruising... there's something for everyone!

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5 minutes ago, brillohead said:

 



That's what I love about cruising... there's something for everyone!

Agree!  However while we love our crown loft, i have a little royal up fever!  If a star class suite with a reasonable bidding offer comes my way, will bid!  Interested in a panoramic suite or the larger loft suites

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1 hour ago, vjmatty said:


Depends on whether you care more about the room or the balcony. CLS has a wow factor room with a mediocre balcony. Aqua suite has a mediocre room with a wow factor balcony  

The 2 bed aqua suite's yes...defiantly wow factor balcony.....but the 1 bed not so much on the older Oasis class ships...they did improve on it with Symphony.

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