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RoyalUP? (Bid for stateroom upgrade)


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2 minutes ago, jilluh said:

If you're in a room solo, do you pay for 2 people or just 1?

 

 

 

The RoyalUp system is based around paying for two passengers.

 

Whether you have 1, 2, 3, or 4 people on your reservation, you will pay 2x your per-person bid.

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Just now, Biker19 said:

You pay the bid amount x 2 (regardless of how many are in the cabin). Don't remove her - have her be a no show.

Thank you for the advice! What is the benefit of her being a no show?

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3 minutes ago, Biker19 said:

If you try to remove her, you'll get repriced - that may or may not be better for you.

Ah got it - thank you again! It is a comped interior through the casino so not such a huge issue. The minimum for an ocean view is $15 pp, spacious panoramic is $20 pp, and balcony is $50 pp. Great prices for an upgrade from interior, so was thinking about going for it!

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Just got an upgrade from a Small Inside Cabin (160 sq. ft. on Deck 8 to a Spacious Panoramic Outside on Deck 12 with floor to ceiling windows - 280 sq. ft for just $50. per person..($100. total). Mariner of the Seas 2/12 Sailing  (5 Night)--- Do Not over Bid- Not Necessary,  $50. was the absolute minimum... 

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10 hours ago, brillohead said:

My next cruise isn't until April 23rd on Symphony, and I got a Royal Up email today.  Wow, never got one that far in advance before, I don't think!

It can vary. We've received the offer as early as 3 months out.

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For anyone willing to jump thru all of the necessary protocols and willing to cruise w/ them, what a great time to experience (potentially) significant upgrades for very little $$.  Take advantage of the times before the 'winner' of the race is determined (protocol easement vs. bankruptcy).  Note: some believe they can stay alive on 30-50%, port fee only cruises and $100 upgrades from an interior to oceanview balcony or oceanview balcony to GS lol.

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We. Boarded Independence yesterday I bid to go up from 2bedroom suite to royal suite.Oriny we where 4 people the MIL canceled so really didn’t need both rooms but 2 bathrooms is nice.

My bid read pending till 6 Pm, We unpacked at 2:30 . Didn’t show expired till This AM.I do want to by RS and see if it’s occupied. Maybe my bid just wasn’t enough !

 

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10 minutes ago, nolimits said:

We. Boarded Independence yesterday I bid to go up from 2bedroom suite to royal suite.Oriny we where 4 people the MIL canceled so really didn’t need both rooms but 2 bathrooms is nice.

My bid read pending till 6 Pm, We unpacked at 2:30 . Didn’t show expired till This AM.I do want to by RS and see if it’s occupied. Maybe my bid just wasn’t enough !

 

We are here aboard with you. I got five emails last night at 7:05 showing each of my five suite bids being unsuccessful. 
 

I, too, wanted that RS. Let’s go bribe the state room attendant in that area to tell us if anyone is in the room. 

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We had a bid in for a GS and I wasn’t hearing anything, so after we hadn’t heard anything in 3 weeks, we put in a bid for the owners and crown loft. We backed down the bid on the GS to the lowest  (by then it was 1/2 what we originally bid). Four days later, they accepted our crown loft and declined the owners. My husband was very happy because he wanted the loft. So, I’d bid on what you want the most at a slightly higher bid than any of the other categories .

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I was set with my bids until I saw the stupid 50% off thing. I want to lower my bids but will that reduce my chance of getting something in a few weeks? I assume they do they 50% off to get more bids. 

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We reduced ours for the February 19 Symphony of the Seas cruise and just got confirmation of our bid acceptance from inside to Ocean View Balcony for $120 each.  We originally had bid minimum of $150 each but lowered it when we could.  So good luck. Minimum worked for us.  

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3 hours ago, joetop2467 said:

We reduced ours for the February 19 Symphony of the Seas cruise and just got confirmation of our bid acceptance from inside to Ocean View Balcony for $120 each.  We originally had bid minimum of $150 each but lowered it when we could.  So good luck. Minimum worked for us.  

We are on the same cruise and also got an accepted bid today from inside to Ocean View Balcony.  Our bid was also the minimum.  It’s a great time to cruise. 

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2 minutes ago, Longhorn Cruiser said:

I'm sure its somewhere in this thread but 269 pages.....

If the Royal Up is successful and we originally booked before September 30 will we still get the double points from the offer?

From what I've read on this thread - no, the RoyalUp upgrades don't give you double points for suites.

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7 minutes ago, Longhorn Cruiser said:

I'm sure its somewhere in this thread but 269 pages.....

If the Royal Up is successful and we originally booked before September 30 will we still get the double points from the offer?

 

4 minutes ago, moonltnite said:

From what I've read on this thread - no, the RoyalUp upgrades don't give you double points for suites.

 

@Longhorn Cruiser, you will get the double points from the double points promotion, but as noted by @moonltnite, if you are upgraded by Royal Up to suite from a nonsuite, you will not get extra points for that.

 

Good luck.

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2 minutes ago, notmyrealnameoremail said:

 

 

@Longhorn Cruiser, you will get the double points from the double points promotion, but as noted by @moonltnite, if you are upgraded by Royal Up to suite from a nonsuite, you will not get extra points for that.

 

Good luck.

 

Sorry, we would be going from Suite to Suite.  I'm planning on getting 28 points on a 7 night cruise and hope this doesn't change.

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