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1 hour ago, rosieast said:

What are the chance for a bid to be accepted if the cruise is now sold out ?

There is less of a chance if the cruise is sold out. Some travel agencies are allowed to hold blocks of rooms that are released close to sail date. And, as stated above, cancellations happen all the time (we canceled week of cruise twice). If there are only a few rooms available for upgrade, the higher bids win (vs a cruise with a lot of inventory where bids are accepted shortly after bidding opens). 

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Just maybe the cruise is not really SOLD OUT - TAs and power brokers CAS having a block or hold on some cabins.

Go ahead and bid for that dream cabin - maybe someone who has it booked is bidding on their dream cabin and when

that happens you both can become winners.

If you don't bid or make an offer you still have your original booking.

Play the game - you may not know if you are a winner until 48 hours before sailing.

 

Oh and Good Luck in the Happy New Year !   

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2 hours ago, Jools2 said:

apologies for jumping on this post, but if we book a sail away inside cabin will we get a change to bid on an upgrade?

The cabin you book has nothing to do with if you get the upgrade advantage letter or banner on your NCL page.  If you booked through NCL or through a travel agent that participates, it is almost certain you will get the offer.

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On 1/1/2020 at 11:07 AM, rosieast said:

What are the chance for a bid to be accepted if the cruise is now sold out ?

I’ve just received the luggage tags by mail ! Does this mean that we won’t have an upgrade ?? The cruise must be sold out. it doesn’t even come out on a search 

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11 minutes ago, rosieast said:

We have just received the luggage tags by mail. Does this mean that we won’t be upgraded. The cruise doesn’t even come out when searching for it anymore. Probably a bad sign it’s full and no upgrade ?

Upgrade bids are sent out approx 80 days from departure date and can be accepted by NCL up to a couple days before departure date....... many posts in this thread (and the gazillion other threads about the Advantage Upgrade Program) have explained "sold out".    You can get luggage tags and even print out your eDocs..... and the next day have your bid accepted.

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17 minutes ago, rosieast said:

We have just received the luggage tags by mail. Does this mean that we won’t be upgraded. The cruise doesn’t even come out when searching for it anymore. Probably a bad sign it’s full and no upgrade ?

Upgrades are processed until 48 ours before departure. You will receive a reject email if your bid is not accepted. 

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Regarding those luggage tags - if you win your bid just trash the old tags and print out the new ones from

your eDocs. If this happens with no time to print out the new cabin tags - when you check in at the pier

use the generic tags the porters will have. Don't use the old luggage tags in any event unless your luggage

would like to be at your smaller less spacious undesirable location.

Congrats and good luck on your winning bid !

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54 minutes ago, don't-use-real-name said:

Regarding those luggage tags - if you win your bid just trash the old tags and print out the new ones from

your eDocs. If this happens with no time to print out the new cabin tags - when you check in at the pier

use the generic tags the porters will have. Don't use the old luggage tags in any event unless your luggage

would like to be at your smaller less spacious undesirable location.

Congrats and good luck on your winning bid !

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30 minutes ago, mking8288 said:

Nowadays, only Haven/full suites get colored lugage tags mailed out ... so OP is bidding to upgrade within, to a higher sub-category ? 

What is OP ? We have received our inside cabin colour tags by mail. Strange ?!! We bid for a balcony spa or mini suite spa but we received the tags for the inside cabin. 
we are leaving in a week and a half, crossing our fingers 

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13 minutes ago, rosieast said:

What is OP ? We have received our inside cabin colour tags by mail. Strange ?!! We bid for a balcony spa or mini suite spa but we received the tags for the inside cabin. 
we are leaving in a week and a half, crossing our fingers 

You are "OP"........ original poster

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4 hours ago, mking8288 said:

Nowadays, only Haven/full suites get colored lugage tags mailed out ... so OP is bidding to upgrade within, to a higher sub-category ? 

Some cruises out of certain ports (I believe Seattle is one) have all the guests mailed luggage tags.

Something about the Porters Union shop rules !

Having NCL mail out the uniform luggage tags is great as it beats the print-your-own -

Your stateroom number and aft forward port starboard is noted and the inner lining of the tag is removed

revealing a sticky closing - no staples needed.

 

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40 minutes ago, Still Dreaming said:

We received printed luggage tags for our upcoming Epic cruise out of San Juan.  First time in a decade from any cruise line.  It also came with a reminder to not come to the pier early!!

Yes exactly same cruise as you and we received the luggage tags yesterday with the same letter.  Have you bid for an upgrade ?

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On 1/1/2020 at 11:07 AM, rosieast said:

What are the chance for a bid to be accepted if the cruise is now sold out ?

 

I've gotten upgraded when the sailing is sold as sold out, and not visible on NCL's website (or on other TA websites).

 

Bear in mind that what NCL's system chooses to show you does not always reflect that actual status of the ship.

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