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1 hour ago, robtulipe said:

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We're curious to see when RC will actually give them their cabin number.

 

 

I'm thinking late enough so that there are no other choices left in the assigned stateroom category.

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54 minutes ago, Barbary27 said:

This is a dead issue

 

Then stop bringing it back up

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On 2/14/2019 at 8:33 AM, Sister Ter said:

I am curious to see how Royal Up works. We are on the April 14th Harmony cruise in a CLS. We put in the maximum bid for a 2 bedroom Aquatheater Suite. We had the choice of a 1 bedroom ATS, 2 bedroom ATS, SLS and Villa Suite. The Royal Loft Suite did not show up. I am not at liberty at this time to say how much we bid, but it came in as a strong bid. The 2 bedroom ATS was the only room that appealed to the 4 of us. Our kids liked that there was a second bedroom and not a pull out couch. Keeping our fingers crossed, but we will be happy with our CLS if it doesn't come through. . 

 

 

 

 

Did you win any bids  yet? 

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Just got the Royal Up email - sailing 4/29 on Mariner of the Seas.  Currently booked for a Spacious Oceanview Balcony. Offers are:

  • Grand Suite 2 BR - min. $250 PP
  • Grand Suite - min. $150 PP
  • Junior Suite - min. $100 PP

May consider a bid on the Grand Suite - I don't see much benefit to the Junior Suite from our current cabin selection.  If I'm missing something, let me know!

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I read a few of the pages here but the conversation got a bit side-tracked and so did I.

 

Can anyone recap as to whether there have been any successful bids (and subsequent sailings) on this program? 

 

Also, has anyone on a casino comp ever received an opportunity to bid on an upgrade?

 

Thanks.

 

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5 hours ago, copter said:

I read a few of the pages here but the conversation got a bit side-tracked and so did I.

 

Can anyone recap as to whether there have been any successful bids (and subsequent sailings) on this program? 

 

Also, has anyone on a casino comp ever received an opportunity to bid on an upgrade?

 

Thanks.

 

Here's a thread that may help

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, copter said:

I read a few of the pages here but the conversation got a bit side-tracked and so did I.

 

Can anyone recap as to whether there have been any successful bids (and subsequent sailings) on this program? 

 

Also, has anyone on a casino comp ever received an opportunity to bid on an upgrade?

 

Thanks.

 

I would like to know this as well.  

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Also, has anyone on a casino comp ever received an opportunity to bid on an upgrade?

 

I upgraded a casino comp and did receive the bid to upgrade.

 

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2 minutes ago, XSWABBY said:

I upgraded a casino comp and did receive the bid to upgrade.

 

That's great! Thanks.   I just booked Adventure 11/3 on a casino comp - ocean view.  I hope I get an opportunity to bid.  My B2B in June is in a balcony, same cabin for both sailings.  I don't think I'll bid even if I get an upgrade email.  I don't want to have to pack up and move.

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18 hours ago, gfoti587 said:

 

 

 

 

Did you win any bids  yet? 

No, and after reading this thread I don't expect it. With my sailing on Harmony, all of the suites are sold out for our week April 14-21. I find it strange that none of the other Oasis Class ships have their suites sold out for that week. This happened to us last year on the Anthem on the week of Spring Break. It turned out that Star Jones was getting married on the ship and booked several suites for her guests. I am now wondering if there will be another celebrity wedding on board this sailing (or an anniversary party.)

 

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11 hours ago, copter said:

Also, has anyone on a casino comp ever received an opportunity to bid on an upgrade?

 

Yes I have.

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Sailing on Grandeur on May 30th in spacious ov balcony (casino rate), just received Royal UP email with the below options, can't find too much on Ocean View Suite. Any thoughts?

 

Seems like the Key program may be a good alternative.

 

upgrade IMAGE

 

 

Grand Suite

Grand Suites offer a comfortable bedroom, a living area, private balcony and extra perks for guests.

From $700 USD pp

upgrade IMAGE

 

 

Junior Suite

These suites offer a comfortable bedroom, small sitting area and a private balcony.

From $250 USD pp

upgrade IMAGE

 

 

Ocean View Suite (No Balcony)

Enjoy beautiful views of exotic ports, landscapes, seas and skies from your Suite.

From $100 USD pp

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7 hours ago, eddiesgal said:

We don't sail until May. I'm wondering after bidding when I'll be able to print out our luggage tags?

We bid on ours two weeks ago, and just received our room today on RCCL ap. No e=mail, so checked bank, and they have our bid charged. $60 pp for spacious OV from inside. for 26 Apr Trans Atl on Serenade. Alreadyy printed luggage tags.

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4 hours ago, chev29 said:

We bid on ours two weeks ago, and just received our room today on RCCL ap. No e=mail, so checked bank, and they have our bid charged. $60 pp for spacious OV from inside. for 26 Apr Trans Atl on Serenade. Alreadyy printed luggage tags.

 

Congrats.

 

We got our bid unsuccessful email for our Oasis cruise about 20 hours prior to our sail away. No worries. We will be at sea in just a few more hours, 

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11 hours ago, chev29 said:

We bid on ours two weeks ago, and just received our room today on RCCL ap. No e=mail, so checked bank, and they have our bid charged. $60 pp for spacious OV from inside. for 26 Apr Trans Atl on Serenade. Alreadyy printed luggage tags.

Such an awesome upgrade particularly on a Transatlantic. Congratulations!

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13 hours ago, chev29 said:

We bid on ours two weeks ago, and just received our room today on RCCL ap. No e=mail, so checked bank, and they have our bid charged. $60 pp for spacious OV from inside. for 26 Apr Trans Atl on Serenade. Alreadyy printed luggage tags.

 

I should have bid on that. I wasn't paying attention to the category. We stayed in one on Mariner years ago. Would have bid way more than $60.

 

Congratulations 

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I am sorry if this is a silly question.  We received one of these e-mails but didn’t bid because we are happy with our original room choice.  But curious, if we were to get a JS or higher after already paying for a lesser cabin, would we still get double loyalty points?

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2 minutes ago, TinkBellaMom said:

I am sorry if this is a silly question.  We received one of these e-mails but didn’t bid because we are happy with our original room choice.  But curious, if we were to get a JS or higher after already paying for a lesser cabin, would we still get double loyalty points?

No, you get the points from the room on the original booking. You do however, get all of the perks of the new room. 

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20 hours ago, chev29 said:

We bid on ours two weeks ago, and just received our room today on RCCL ap. No e=mail, so checked bank, and they have our bid charged. $60 pp for spacious OV from inside. for 26 Apr Trans Atl on Serenade. Alreadyy printed luggage tags.

Sounds like a good deal !!!

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I got my acceptance email last night. Sailing on the Anthem to Bermuda on May 25. On March 6 I bid $900 for a Sky Loft suite (bid range was $700-$1300). After checking on what it would cost to just upgrade (the SLS was $7,800 for two), I increased my bid to $1,000/pp on March 7, and got my Congratulations email on March 18. 

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