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20 hours ago, Big Red said:

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...🤪

You'll know quickly if it does happen! I saw the charge from royal and the confirmation email come through very close together - all while I was going about my day after checking frequently for a couple weeks! 

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23 hours ago, KLA said:

the charge from royal and the confirmation email come through very close together

I’ll confirm that. I saw the notification from my card about the charge and about 10 minutes later the confirmation email from RoyalUp.

This happened on Tuesday before our Saturday sail. Since we went from Grand Suite to Grand Loft, I think we were one of the first dominoes because the other people in the Facebook for the cruise started reporting successful bids shortly after us, with the latest confirmation, that I know of happening, the morning of the sail. 

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On 10/13/2021 at 8:07 AM, mathbees said:

I’ll confirm that. I saw the notification from my card about the charge and about 10 minutes later the confirmation email from RoyalUp.

This happened on Tuesday before our Saturday sail. Since we went from Grand Suite to Grand Loft, I think we were one of the first dominoes because the other people in the Facebook for the cruise started reporting successful bids shortly after us, with the latest confirmation, that I know of happening, the morning of the sail. 

I hope you are correct.  As I am hopeful we will hear something tomorrow, as we are right now currently 3 days out and leaving on Sunday.  And we have one offer still pending(the one that we put the best offer on, and most wanted upgrade).  All other offers expired this past Friday(which the rest of our offers where very low/minimum bid amounts).

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Boom!🤯 It I done!  Officially got our upgrade!  Today at 3pm EST.  Right after my post above.  Sorry I didn't want to go into details about my bid, room, and ship until we got the upgrade(as only one room was available online during bidding)

Went from Ocean View Balcony to Grand Suite on a 7-Day cruise on Allure leaving this Sunday!  We have a total of around $3,500 invested for a GS balcony for two people(price includes the original purchase price, and the bid offered($1,250 per person/ $2,500 total bid)!  Way cheaper than what we would have done if we would have just booked the suite room to begin with!  Plus we can now eat at costal kitchen, and I can get rid of our internet package(sad no extra Cruise points for suite room but oh well)!!  Super stoked as me and the wife have been waiting all pandemic like most everyone to get back out and start cruising again!  Cant wait till our next cruise now for January!  Hope my additions helps folks that read this post/blog!!

Royal Up works!

Also in closing, I think it is an extremely good sign when bidding, that if you have one of the bids pending, you will typically get the upgrade!🤙

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I feel like I have a decent chance of being awarded the one bid that isn't still showing "expired".  The problem? I've had a suspicious charge on the credit card that I used for Royal Up (nothing to do with Royal Caribbean) and I have no way to change the card on Royal Up to one that I know won't possibly be declined due to "suspicion" again, or if the bank decides they are going to cancel my card and send me a new card before next week.  How bummed will I be if I win the bid but it gets pulled out from under my feet due to a last-minute, non-related fraud problem on the card?  UGH.

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@SpeedNoodles I had a similar situation, but have no fear the banks want you to continue to charge while they minimize the fraud..that charge was then just assigned/tethered to the next card with the new number, the fraud department sent me a text confirming it was me. Call the bank ahead of time also they should be able to place a note on your account, Best wishes for the WIN!

Can it be modified still? Go in and swop the card out now with another.

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47 minutes ago, Neesa said:

@SpeedNoodles I had a similar situation, but have no fear the banks want you to continue to charge while they minimize the fraud..that charge was then just assigned/tethered to the next card with the new number, the fraud department sent me a text confirming it was me. Call the bank ahead of time also they should be able to place a note on your account, Best wishes for the WIN!

Can it be modified still? Go in and swop the card out now with another.

No, it can no longer be modified.  I'm trying to get hold of the CC company but I'm not able to connect this morning. I'll keep trying.

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7 hours ago, SpeedNoodles said:

I feel like I have a decent chance of being awarded the one bid that isn't still showing "expired".  The problem? I've had a suspicious charge on the credit card that I used for Royal Up (nothing to do with Royal Caribbean) and I have no way to change the card on Royal Up to one that I know won't possibly be declined due to "suspicion" again, or if the bank decides they are going to cancel my card and send me a new card before next week.  How bummed will I be if I win the bid but it gets pulled out from under my feet due to a last-minute, non-related fraud problem on the card?  UGH.

You better get this fixed!  How are we supposed to be Crown Loft Suite neighbors if you cannot get this fixed?

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30 minutes ago, RKennedy1279 said:

So today all my offered expired except one.  How long after this does it usually take to know if in fact we got the room we put the bid on?

Also trying to decide if I should tell my wife or surprise her when we get to the ship if we get the upgrade.  Any thoughts?

If you can no longer modify the bid, it's usually been good news!

Maybe leave it as a surprise so she doesn't take it as an invitation to pack more to fill up a bigger cabin? 😂

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30 minutes ago, RKennedy1279 said:

So today all my offered expired except one.  How long after this does it usually take to know if in fact we got the room we put the bid on?

Also trying to decide if I should tell my wife or surprise her when we get to the ship if we get the upgrade.  Any thoughts?

Sometimes until the morning of sailing, sometimes never. In my brief experience, I found out two days before sailing. I've also heard 5 days before. I've also heard stories where it never finalized. It's hard to say, but all expired but one is a very good sign that you're in the running. 

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@SpeedNoodlesI have the same problem. My Barclays card tries to protect me from myself. Ugh. If I need a new phone, it always denies the initial purchase. I have to call Barclays and tell them the transaction is going through a second time. My BOFA RCG card, which I want to be done with after our next cruise happens, doesn't flag potential fraud purchases that Barclays does. Yay? 🙄

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1 hour ago, RKennedy1279 said:

So today all my offered expired except one.  How long after this does it usually take to know if in fact we got the room we put the bid on?

Also trying to decide if I should tell my wife or surprise her when we get to the ship if we get the upgrade.  Any thoughts?

As a wife my vote is for the SURPRISE! The joy will be priceless!!

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2 hours ago, wstephensi said:

You better get this fixed!  How are we supposed to be Crown Loft Suite neighbors if you cannot get this fixed?

Yeah, I don't know what's going to happen.  They closed the card, reissued the number and are sending me the new card via expedited service. But there's no way to fix it for RoyalUp.  I think the charge will just get denied and that'll be the end of it.  I'm so seriously bummed.

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6 minutes ago, SpeedNoodles said:

Yeah, I don't know what's going to happen.  They closed the card, reissued the number and are sending me the new card via expedited service. But there's no way to fix it for RoyalUp.  I think the charge will just get denied and that'll be the end of it.  I'm so seriously bummed.

I had a fraud alert on a card while on a vacation.  We paid at a restaurant and as we walked out the door, got a call from Chase that our card was also just used elsewhere.  We suspect someone in the restaurant wrote down the number and used it online but that's not important to the story.  I was able to ask Chase to approve our expected hotel charges using the old card but deny anything else.  Then, I just used a different card until we got home and received the replacement Chase card.

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3 minutes ago, Atlantix2000 said:

I had a fraud alert on a card while on a vacation.  We paid at a restaurant and as we walked out the door, got a call from Chase that our card was also just used elsewhere.  We suspect someone in the restaurant wrote down the number and used it online but that's not important to the story.  I was able to ask Chase to approve our expected hotel charges using the old card but deny anything else.  Then, I just used a different card until we got home and received the replacement Chase card.

 I told the representative that I was expecting a charge next week that was important (thinking positively that I'll be h the upgrade!) and she didn't seem to think there was much to be done about it.  I'll try again with another rep I guess.

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So excited!  Just received (and submitted!) my first RoyalUp offer.  I'm currently in an Interior Promenade on Freedom OTS 4 Night 29Nov-3Dec.  Submitted close to the minimum bids on Oceanview Balcony (min bid $45; my bid $55) and Spacious Oceanview Balcony (min bid $55; my bid $65).  I would be very happy if I won one of them, but not disconsolate if I didn't.  I like my current cabin location, so it's win/win, as far as I'm concerned!

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