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Does Royal Caribbean Waitlist?

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After meeting some great people on our last sailing we pondered joining them (after their invitation we are not that creepy!) on a future cruise they have previously booked. Of course it is on the new ship Odyssey and our preferred stateroom is sold out. Does Royal Caribbean keep waitlists? Does MEI since I am utilizing them for my June 2020 sailing? (This one is in November 2020 of course) I am sure ship is pretty much at capacity but inquiring minds :) Thanks everyone!

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So you're asking if there is a waitlist for specific stateroom category because it is currently sold out?

I'm not familiar with a formal means of doing so. Never heard of one, anyhow.

A travel agent could theoretically take it upon themselves to periodically check for you.

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Recently I added a second week to a previously  booked cruise to create a B2B. While my selected category was available, the same room was not. In direct contact with a RCL agent, they waitlisted me in both directions  for the 2 cabins  should one open up.  With that said, I dont have a formal confirmation  of that status, nor has either cabin become available. I guess the answer is maybe. It couldn't  hurt to ask.

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@Matt yes your are correct I was interested in a category that is in fact sold out. On another cruise line we sailed previously they kept a waitlist like this. The first time nothing opened up, the next time I received an email if I was still interested and had 24 hours to decide, it was a day or two after final payment so someone probably switched their sailing date. I know we should have booked right away but we had no idea about RCCL, that said we are now hooked like the rest of you guys! Thanks again :)

@mworkman Fantastic, your gif made me howl with laughter, thanks!

@Ogilthorpe You are correct and I will call my TA. Honestly I have dealt with RC 2X over the phone and both times were "scary"  I didn't feel right that they pulled up my reservation and diddled with it, nope I was scared if they messed something up I would have no recourse :(     I'm calling MEI

Have a great day everyone, happy sailing  :27_sunglasses:

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I would say yes....and no.

Last time out on the Anthem I booked through casino and wanted the royal loft...it was booked...so I booked a Grand Loft.  Then several months later while they were in the middle of royal up process the casino called me and said "the royal suite is available and we had put you on the list since you had specifically asked for it when you booked, we have held it for you for 24 hours if you would like to book it".

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We wanted a particular cabin a couple years ago on the Jewel T/A. One member on our roll call had booked it however.

This member was waffling on canceling his sailing, so we called and were put on "waitlist" for this cabin. We were told that we would be first to get this cabin if it was cancelled. This person DID cancel so we called RCI and were told it was booked. When we questioned this with a manager, we were told they had made an error and saw our waitlist hold still there and it was overlooked.

Just a heads up, give it a try with a grain of salt.

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