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2 hours ago, DrunkysAmazingRaceWinner said:

I'm on in an owners suite bidding to whatever is the one bigger than that.  i think there's only one. looked nice though had a piano. 

You wouldn't happen to be bidding on the Royal Suite on Rhapsody, are you?  I've got a bid in on that for my Jan 5th sailing...

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I had an interior stateroom on Symphony for January... made bids for neighborhood balcony and ocean balcony on the day RoyalUp debuted. I found out my ocean balcony bid was accepted 12/24, so about one month after bidding and less than a month before sailing.

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On 12/27/2018 at 12:30 PM, twangster said:

I received notice of an unsuccessful bid just after noon (eastern time) the day before boarding.

 

 

BUMMER 😔 I used to do a special “spell” when hubby was on call as we went to bed to try to ward off late night calls - it usually worked 😂 So shoot me a message the next time and I will see if I can’t abracadabra something up for you! 😬🙈

Lynn

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Cruising on the Adventure of the Seas on February 2nd....just got our congratulations letter today that our bid was accepted!  We have gone from a 3V inside cabin to a 3B spacious balcony!  We got a great price when the Kids Sale Free sale was on so our increase of $400 total ($200 x 2)  is definitely worth it!  The best part is we have a pull out sofa instead of a pullman!!

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On 12/27/2018 at 4:35 PM, DrunkysAmazingRaceWinner said:

I'm on in an owners suite bidding to whatever is the one bigger than that.  i think there's only one. looked nice though had a piano. 

Does it come with a piano player too? 😜

If it does not come with a piano player we will not bid on it LOL.

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47 minutes ago, Mrbacardi5 said:

Look what I got today. I was in an OV. Minimum bid was $50pp. When I booked it the difference between an OV and a balcony was around $700. I had originally bid $130pp but upped it yesterday! 7C502FA2-8BC6-4A0E-A0E8-99001808F9B3.thumb.jpeg.f06a8d0a5e2e530a83f38e4a5226136a.jpeg

Congratulations!!!!

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We are new to RCL, have done just 3 cruises. We bid for a balcony to upgrade from a 2N OV on the 3rd deck.  What a mistake!  We were notified the day before our cruise, moved to the last balcony port side on the 8th deck, 8398. It was a big room, we didnt need all the space we had. However, the last minute change meant we did not get our casino mail, including two free cruise certificates or anything elsethe casino sent out for NYE eg champagne. I wont be doing that again

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Ok...I’m truly not understanding this whole process and how it works.  Has @Matt written on specifics (this would be a good podcast lol) or can someone link me to a previous topic if it’s been discussed to death?  I’m in an interior on allure and while I would hate to lose my location (just outside Central Park) I would love a bigger room or natural light.  I’m getting panicky about claustrophobia!  Jane

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15 minutes ago, mom2mybugs said:

I’m truly not understanding this whole process and how it works.  

I've had several conversations with C&A about this.  According to them, it is completely random.  People on your sailing might get an offer, and it doesn't mean that you will.  Also, they can inform you at the very last minute if you won the bid, or you could find out early on.  It's classic Royal.  No one knows.

Here's @Matt's blog post on it: https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2018/11/26/royal-caribbean-introduce-bid-based-stateroom-upgrade-program

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34 minutes ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

I've had several conversations with C&A about this.  According to them, it is completely random.  People on your sailing might get an offer, and it doesn't mean that you will.  Also, they can inform you at the very last minute if you won the bid, or you could find out early on.  It's classic Royal.  No one knows.

Here's @Matt's blog post on it: https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2018/11/26/royal-caribbean-introduce-bid-based-stateroom-upgrade-program

Yep I’m sure it’s standard issue RC like the casino program. What a mess! 

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I really like RCCL, but it would be really nice if all of their various "teams" got together to form 1 team.  Instead of providing a more transparent and less random system, it seems like it is an even more random game with everchanging and unknown rules. 

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On 1/4/2019 at 4:50 PM, mom2mybugs said:

I’m in an interior on allure and while I would hate to lose my location (just outside Central Park) I would love a bigger room or natural light.  I’m getting panicky about claustrophobia!

My advice is if you really want to move up, is to have your TA price an update by changing your reservation. The upgrade program leaves too much to chance.

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I am leaving on the Oasis of the Seas on Jan 13th. I just received the email for the  RoyalUp.  I put a bid for a Junior suite and Grand suite.  For those of you that got upgraded, how much more did you bid over the minimum amount?  Was the location of the room at the lower decks? I am traveling with my husband and 3 kids and need more room.  I have a ocean view suite at the moment.

I am also curious/concerned  about the noise level with decks 6, 7 and 8.  

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