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With Jade, Encore, and Gem sailing and several more starting in September, just wondering who had upgrade bids ACCEPTED.

Would be great to know what cabin you had and type cabin your bid was accepted for? 

Not sure if people would want to put the amount but at least state if your offer was poor, fair, good, or strong.

 

On our cruise in June with Celebrity, they seemed to accept several of poor and fair bids.

I think they had a hard time selling those cruises though. 

 

Curious how this is going, on NCL.

 

Didn't see a recent thread on this. If there is one, can you please direct me there.

 

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3 minutes ago, rad798 said:

With Jade, Encore, and Gem sailing and several more starting in September, just wondering who had upgrade bids ACCEPTED.

Would be great to know what cabin you had and type cabin your bid was accepted for? 

Not sure if people would want to put the amount but at least state if your offer was poor, fair, good, or strong.

 

On our cruise in June with Celebrity, they seemed to accept several of poor and fair bids.

I think they had a hard time selling those cruises though. 

 

Curious how this is going, on NCL.

 

Didn't see a recent thread on this. If there is one, can you please direct me there.

 

I have made 3 low bids for my Sept 25 Alaska on Encore. Doubt any will be accepted.

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I was just on the August 21st sailing on Encore and my bid was accepted! I bid from from an inside to a balcony. Many others on my sailing had bids accepted for various balcony categories, and many said their bids were pretty "low". I spoke with another passenger that bid less than I did ($200 less) for the same upgrade from inside to balcony and also got the upgrade. I think most of the bids are being accepted due to the lower capacity, and they want our extra money, lol. Good luck!

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6 hours ago, Jonslola said:

I was just on the August 21st sailing on Encore and my bid was accepted! I bid from from an inside to a balcony. Many others on my sailing had bids accepted for various balcony categories, and many said their bids were pretty "low". I spoke with another passenger that bid less than I did ($200 less) for the same upgrade from inside to balcony and also got the upgrade. I think most of the bids are being accepted due to the lower capacity, and they want our extra money, lol. Good luck!

When did you find out you got the upgrade?  We are sailing on the Encore on Sept 18th & put in a few bids to upgrade.

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32 minutes ago, soccermom104 said:

Ours too! First time in Haven for us. See you onboard!

Just curious and appreciate you may not want to say but was your bid at the lower end of the spectrum and am I correct in saying my potential upgrade from Club Balcony to Aft Penthousr large would be £800 minimum and is that pet room or pet person.

 

Cruise newbie so apologies if answered elsewhere.

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My minimum bid was accepted from an inside to a balcony cabin on the Encore 8/21/2021 sailing to Alaska. I did not find out until just 2 days before my cruise. It was an awesome upgrade. While I have bid before, I have never received a cabin. We get our cruises through CAS so I wasn't sure if we would ever get one since we pay so little for our cruises. 

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10 hours ago, 4cats1house said:

When did you find out you got the upgrade?  We are sailing on the Encore on Sept 18th & put in a few bids to upgrade.

My sailing left on the 21st, I got the upgrade email on the 19th. Some people got them a couple days earlier than that, and some got them on the 20th. NCL likes to keep you waiting, lol.

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16 minutes ago, Jonslola said:

My sailing left on the 21st, I got the upgrade email on the 19th. Some people got them a couple days earlier than that, and some got them on the 20th. NCL likes to keep you waiting, lol.

How did that work for e docs? We’re you able to re download them or was it fine to use the ones with the old cabin? It says they become unavailable 3 days before sailing . We have bids in so curious how it works as never done it before 

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10 hours ago, soccermom104 said:

Ours too! First time in Haven for us. See you onboard!

Are you able to take lots of photos of the Haven area and of your room? And maybe a video tour of the room? Yours is the first sailing since the Haven remodel on the Epic so a lot of us are anxious to see all the remodeled areas and rooms. 

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43 minutes ago, cuterlmt said:

My minimum bid was accepted from an inside to a balcony cabin on the Encore 8/21/2021 sailing to Alaska. I did not find out until just 2 days before my cruise. It was an awesome upgrade. While I have bid before, I have never received a cabin. We get our cruises through CAS so I wasn't sure if we would ever get one since we pay so little for our cruises. 

FYI, I booked a 9 day Japan cruise with CAS in a club balcony. I called my casino host last week and he upgraded me to a suite for $217pp. Will save about that much just with the free room service charges...lol. 

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48 minutes ago, Mrs_Reevo said:

How did that work for e docs? We’re you able to re download them or was it fine to use the ones with the old cabin? It says they become unavailable 3 days before sailing . We have bids in so curious how it works as never done it before 

Yeah, so we couldn't get new e docs. The email notification said I would get ANOTHER email ( I assumed with new e docs?) but I never got one. Once we got to port, we told the person taking our luggage that our cabin changed, he looked us up, and attached luggage tags with our new cabin number, it was super easy.

I suggest to print out everything just in case you need it. I had a copy of the upgrade email and I printed out a new copy of our Vacation Summary with the new cabin number in case I needed to show it to someone.

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7 hours ago, SkierRobUMN said:

Are you able to take lots of photos of the Haven area and of your room? And maybe a video tour of the room? Yours is the first sailing since the Haven remodel on the Epic so a lot of us are anxious to see all the remodeled areas and rooms. 

Will do my best!  

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Aft facing Penthouse with large balcony for 10 nights and the lowest upgrade is £800 which i believe is actually £800 x 2 so £1600 or $2200.

Cruise is still selling cheap so i assume its not ovely busy and its set to sail in 11 days time.

1)  Do many lowest possible bids get accepted ?
2)  Is the above price for that room REALLY worth that extra?
3)  Do these prices come down as you get nearer the sail day or can you get last minute cheap deals as you board?

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I put in a bid for a balcony from an outside but yesterday noticed that the price had dropped so that my bid and the actual upgrade cost were the same so called and just upgraded.

Now I'm wondering if I should bid for a club balcony but the upgrade program still thinks I'm in an outside cabin.

Wondering if it is worth it as those club cabins are directly under the pool deck/gym and maybe noisy, this is on the Jade btw.

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We sailed on the Encore on 8/21 in a Club Balcony Suite, but bid several hundred above minimum on several different Haven staterooms, as did another couple we sailed with and neither of us got an upgrade. I never saw the scale indicating if my bid was low, high or ? Where was this?

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3 hours ago, eyebcruzin said:

We sailed on the Encore on 8/21 in a Club Balcony Suite, but bid several hundred above minimum on several different Haven staterooms, as did another couple we sailed with and neither of us got an upgrade. I never saw the scale indicating if my bid was low, high or ? Where was this?

With mine, you have a slider that goes from minimum bid to max bid.

To the right of that slider is a half pie shape scale with pointer.

As you move the slider right (more money), the pointer moves on the scale from poor, fair, good, strong, and excellent.

At least that is how mine has shown up with most cruise lines. NCL included.

Now wondering if people get different ways of entering their bid?

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55 minutes ago, rad798 said:

With mine, you have a slider that goes from minimum bid to max bid.

To the right of that slider is a half pie shape scale with pointer.

As you move the slider right (more money), the pointer moves on the scale from poor, fair, good, strong, and excellent.

At least that is how mine has shown up with most cruise lines. NCL included.

Now wondering if people get different ways of entering their bid?

Same here.  $50 min bid for inside to oceanview, $100 min bid for inside to balcony.  To be honest, I'm not sure I would find either of those worth it.  I'm guessing that the upgraded rooms would be the least desirable in the new category.

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25 minutes ago, ChiefMateJRK said:

Same here.  $50 min bid for inside to oceanview, $100 min bid for inside to balcony.  To be honest, I'm not sure I would find either of those worth it.  I'm guessing that the upgraded rooms would be the least desirable in the new category.

Not necessarily.  Empty rooms might be vacant because people upgraded or cancelled, not just because they are leftovers.  While I'd be a little leery about upgrading to OV because you could get a porthole on deck 4, not sure that I'd consider any balcony as terrible.  But I'm not that picky.

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