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We had our bid accepted from a Junior Suite to a grand suite within a week of sailing.  They didn't send us the email until the day before we sailed.  I just saw on the app that our cabin number had changed, and checked on the deck plan to see that it was a grand suite.  I quickly went on the cruise planner to cancel our internet packages, as you get internet included with a grand suite.  We wouldn't have been able to cancel in time if we'd just relied on getting an email as the cruise planner closes a few days before sailing.

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6 hours ago, roybthered said:

How far out from a sailing would they let you know? we have bid on a JS and a GS but are 12 days out from sailing, (Anthem from Southampton around the UK).

I sail tomorrow and we had our bid accepted yesterday, but the timeline varies wildly. This seems to happen sometime within the week of sailing, but it could be sooner or never. 

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17 minutes ago, KLA said:

I sail tomorrow and we had our bid accepted yesterday, but the timeline varies wildly. This seems to happen sometime within the week of sailing, but it could be sooner or never. 

Thanks, we will keep checking. Enjoy your trip and I hope the weather is good as it is raining and cold here in the UK.

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8 hours ago, fishernrex said:

Trying SO HARD to not get my hopes up.  Logged into RoyalUp this morning and all but one of my bids is expired... The one "Pending" is a GRAND LOFT Suite!!   fingers, toes, knees, eyes all crossed.    

Fingers crossed indeed, I hope you get it!

We have 4 bids in for our Sunday cruise and all 4 are still pending and can be modified. They're gonna make us sweat it until the last minute!!!

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8 hours ago, fishernrex said:

Trying SO HARD to not get my hopes up.  Logged into RoyalUp this morning and all but one of my bids is expired... The one "Pending" is a GRAND LOFT Suite!!   fingers, toes, knees, eyes all crossed.    

Fingers crossed for you!  Good luck!

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10days out before our cruise on the 17th of Oct.  No answers yet on if any of our bids were accepted for JS, GS, GS-2B, or OS.  Put lowest bid available on the JS, as it isn't much of an upgrade(with no additional cruise points), from our spacious balcony room.  Then put in slightly higher offers on the other three.  With there being only one room available in each class (except the JR) I believe are chances are fairly low, of getting an upgrade.  Either way will update on here once we hear either way.  This is a great post to share and monitor Royalup offers, and acceptance/declining of offers....😁

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We tried RoyalUp for our cruise last week.   We bid on 1 and 2 BR Aqua Theater suites.  The bid was showing as pending and I forgot about it once we boarded.   During our dinner at Izumi, we received the email that our bid was not accepted.  I kinda figured that was the case since we had already unpacked, but I probably would have been willing to move after dinner.

 

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We have 3 bids pending for our cruise this Sunday.  

I noticed RCL had 8 1 BR GS yesterday around noon plus 2 OS. 

I checked again at 4:30 - they were down to 3 1BR GS and 0 OS.

All my bids - 1 for a 1BR GS and OS are still pending.

It appears they may be making assignments but yet no email or change in bid status.  I can still modify as of this morning.

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On 10/7/2021 at 2:26 PM, Big Red said:

10days out before our cruise on the 17th of Oct.  No answers yet on if any of our bids were accepted for JS, GS, GS-2B, or OS.  Put lowest bid available on the JS, as it isn't much of an upgrade(with no additional cruise points), from our spacious balcony room.  Then put in slightly higher offers on the other three.  With there being only one room available in each class (except the JR) I believe are chances are fairly low, of getting an upgrade.  Either way will update on here once we hear either way.  This is a great post to share and monitor Royalup offers, and acceptance/declining of offers....😁

     Just Update from yesterday..  All but one of our bids have expired last night(9-days out).  One shows pending(the one we wanted to get the most, will give those details later).  We checked the website for available rooms still available for our cruise, and all the rooms have the same amount still available.  With having all but one offer expired, that is usually a good sign from what I have seen on these posts.  Will update in in the following days to let everyone know if we got out upgrade or not.  As of this morning we are 8-days till sailing!  And so looking forward to just getting away!

    Again this blog has been a great help in navigating and learning the process of RoyalUp, and what to look for, and excited when I hear someone else get an upgrade as well!😇

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On 10/6/2021 at 10:23 AM, fishernrex said:

Trying SO HARD to not get my hopes up.  Logged into RoyalUp this morning and all but one of my bids is expired... The one "Pending" is a GRAND LOFT Suite!!   fingers, toes, knees, eyes all crossed.    

Any update?  Hope you got that!😱

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On 9/24/2021 at 11:41 PM, PurdueFlyer said:

I booked an inside GTY for a 4-nighter.  I wanted to use this as a litmus test to see what a basic, inside GTY gets a solo-cruising Diamond during a pandemic.  I purposely didn't do a RoyalUp in advance because I wanted to see what would be assigned on its own.

Answer:  a BASIC, inside cabin 😆

I was hoping for a promenade view interior at least, but alas, no.  So I dug out the RoyalUp email.

Pricing data points per person (incase anyone cares):

Promenade View:  $10
Spacious Interior:  $15
Ocean View:  $20
Spacious Ocean View:  $25

Panoramic Ocean View:  $30
Ultra Spacious Ocean View:  $35
Balcony:  $50

Prices were identical in both emails they sent me (Aug 15th & Sept 20th).  Then, I used an online-travel agency to go through a dummy booking and look at which cabins were still available (the actual rooms).  There were TONS of promenade view interiors left, on all 3 decks that offer them, and all 24 of the Panoramic Ocean View cabins.  Those are all on Deck 12 by the Spa.  I've never stayed in one of those before.  I threw down 2 bids, a $15 bid for the Promenade View ($5 more than the minimum) and a $40 bid for the Panoramic Ocean View ($10 more than the minimum).  I was awarded the Panoramic ocean view today, 3 days prior to sailing, so 80 bucks total for the upgrade.  not bad & I get to check out a new kind of stateroom. 

I went back today and looked at available cabins again, and I still see about 55 of the Promenade view interior cabins left, and 12 out of the 24 Panoramic Ocean View cabins left.  So at least for this sailing, the availability seemed pretty good and my idea of low-balling both bids was successful.  If its that wide open, your only competition is other guests, not really inventory.  I am sure there is a magic line where the revenue management people would rather have the room go empty than upgrade someone for bare bones, but its possible that the lowest allowable bid *IS* that bar, and thus they'll take anything in the range as long as someone doesn't bid higher than you for the last cabin. 

 

That sounds like a great strategy!  Thanks for sharing it.  I have an Inside Promenade on an upcoming (end of November) 4-Night sailing on Freedom, and am hoping to receive an Upgrade email.  So far no luck in going to the Royal Up webpage -- still wants me to be within 30 days of sailing.  

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59 minutes ago, Big Red said:

     Just Update from yesterday..  All but one of our bids have expired last night(9-days out).  One shows pending(the one we wanted to get the most, will give those details later).  We checked the website for available rooms still available for our cruise, and all the rooms have the same amount still available.  With having all but one offer expired, that is usually a good sign from what I have seen on these posts.  Will update in in the following days to let everyone know if we got out upgrade or not.  As of this morning we are 8-days till sailing!  And so looking forward to just getting away!

    Again this blog has been a great help in navigating and learning the process of RoyalUp, and what to look for, and excited when I hear someone else get an upgrade as well!😇

What ship are you sailing on Big Red? Good luck on your Royal Up!!!!

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On 10/9/2021 at 2:50 PM, fishernrex said:

@Big RedNo new info here -  How about you?   FWIW, I'm pretty sure I'm driving my husband nuts that I keep looking it up and talking about it!  

No new update here as well.  We probably won't know anything until 2-days out from what I have been seeing(Friday-Saturday of this week).    

I have also been driving my wife nuts with updates and info I have seen on the blog.  I am not online all that much with work, but usually check on the blog for info and updates, every other day.  I check the status on the Royal-Up twice daily...🤪

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