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Can someone explain this bidding process I'm reading about?

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I'm new to NCL and I've been reading about other cruisers bidding for their cabins?  How do you bid?  I thought you just purchase your cabin based on what's on the website.

Can you get your cabin cheaper by bidding?  

 

TIA

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In a nutshell, once you book a cabin you MAY be sent an invite about 90 days before sailing offering you the chance to bid on a few cabins of higher category than the one you've booked. There is no guarantee once you bid you will win. If you don't win, you keep your money.

 

There is a wealth of information in this thread:

Also, read this link...https://www.ncl.com/es/en/content/upgrade-advantage-faq

 

Edited by JennyB1977

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NCL sends an email asking if you like to bid on higher category room then the one you currently have booked. Not everyone receives the email. 

for example, I booked a balcony room on the Gem and received an email about upgrading. I could go up two categories which included everything from a suite to a huge room in the Haven.

 

If your bid is accepted, you only keep the perks you had with the original booking and you don't get a choice of room.

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The other thing to remember: If you bid on two upgrades and win one, your other bid is automatically cancelled. So if you have a Window cabin, you can safely bid on both the Balcony and Mini-Suite without worrying about being charged twice.

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Thank you for all the replies.  Now I know about this bidding stuff.  🙂

 

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Bear in mind that you are bidding per person for two passengers, even if you are solo or have 3 or 4 in your cabin.  Thus, a $1,000 bid, if accepted, will always cost you $2,000.  

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