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Anyone have the Allure bookings moved/confirmed to Wonder of the Seas today yet?


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I suspect they blocked out the cabins involved with the move so they could get the cruises on the website to sell remaining cabins.  It's a short sales cycle and not ideal so there will be a desire to get it out there.

With cabins for moves blocked off they can begin to work on individual moves and notify Allure guests "soon".  

That's my guess.  

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10 minutes ago, twangster said:

With cabins for moves blocked off they can begin to work on individual moves and notify Allure guests "soon".  

I can confirm this information. I spoke with both my agent and Royal Caribbean representative in Crown and Anchor. Process will take up to two weeks. 
I have two friend families who were in 2 bedroom grand suites on Allure which Wonder does not have. I will report back what transpires for those on the blog wanting the full “scoop”

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1 hour ago, AlmondFarmer said:

I can confirm this information. I spoke with both my agent and Royal Caribbean representative in Crown and Anchor. Process will take up to two weeks. 
I have two friend families who were in 2 bedroom grand suites on Allure which Wonder does not have. I will report back what transpires for those on the blog wanting the full “scoop”

Looking at the deck plans for Wonder it clear Royal designed this ship with way less suites than any other Oasis Class ship.  Although there are quite a few junior suites there are only a handful of grand suites and even fewer suites in categories above the standard one room grand.  Depending on how many suites about a junior Royal sold on Allure many customers may be in for a partial refund if the only cabins available are junior suites or ocean view balconies.

One thing is clear judging from the deck plans, if Royal sold at least 50% of their suites in grand suite or higher on Allure not every passenger who booked a grand suite or higher will be in a suite on Wonder of the Seas.

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3 hours ago, AlmondFarmer said:

I can confirm this information. I spoke with both my agent and Royal Caribbean representative in Crown and Anchor. Process will take up to two weeks. 
I have two friend families who were in 2 bedroom grand suites on Allure which Wonder does not have. I will report back what transpires for those on the blog wanting the full “scoop”

We had a Star Loft room on the Allure. I am not optimistic about our chances of retaining a Star Class room on Wonder. Looking at previous comments about these types of changes, I expect that Royal will not do anything to remedy the situation if we get moved to a Sky Class room.

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23 hours ago, KenCP said:

Anyone have their bookings moved and confirmed for the transatlantic trip April 20, 2022?  Today is the day it is supposed to happen just wondering if you got the same type cabin.  

 

9/22 was the date is was to START happening.  The move are supposed to be completed by Oct 13th and we have until Oct 20th to cancel if we don't like the changes.

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11 hours ago, VoidoftheSeas said:

We had a Star Loft room on the Allure. I am not optimistic about our chances of retaining a Star Class room on Wonder. Looking at previous comments about these types of changes, I expect that Royal will not do anything to remedy the situation if we get moved to a Sky Class room.

Perhaps they will allow you to shift your cruise to a different Wonder date.  I know that isn’t one of the listed options but with the huge SC category disparity, maybe they will consider that option.

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All suites above junior suites were listed on the web site as "sold out" as early as June of this year.  We found out then that our son would be in Germany for the year and I started trying to book a suite on Allure for a 7 night Mediterranean cruise for 2022 to coincide with a visit to him and there were no GS or above to be found.  Perhaps they limited the inventory early in anticipation of this change.  Hopefully, this is the case, and it will work out well for those of you who were lucky enough to book early.

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So I was on the RC site yesterday and saw the transatlantic on Wonder sailing April 20th. I was a bit concerned that people would start to book cabins before the move of guests from the Allure was complete. The suite category was listed as sold out. I have a ocean view balcony to be moved. However, I went to the site today and the only transatlantic listed for Wonder is coming back from Spain next fall. So it was up for a day and now not listed. I also have Air2Sea that has to be shuffled due to the date change. Not sure to call RC or just wait until I am moved to sort out the flights. Would love anyone's advice on this. P.S. I have been reading these posts for years and today finally signed up! Thank you all for the wealth of information you have provided.

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22 hours ago, Kevin J said:

So I was on the RC site yesterday and saw the transatlantic on Wonder sailing April 20th. I was a bit concerned that people would start to book cabins before the move of guests from the Allure was complete. The suite category was listed as sold out. I have a ocean view balcony to be moved. However, I went to the site today and the only transatlantic listed for Wonder is coming back from Spain next fall. So it was up for a day and now not listed. I also have Air2Sea that has to be shuffled due to the date change. Not sure to call RC or just wait until I am moved to sort out the flights. Would love anyone's advice on this. P.S. I have been reading these posts for years and today finally signed up! Thank you all for the wealth of information you have provided.

I think Air2Sea will fix up your flights once changes are confirmed.  I am sure once RCL confirms your reservation on Wonder of the Seas you could give them a call to see if they are changing your flights.

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Well, we got the news that our Star Loft was switched to a Grand Suite 1BR. That's disappointing, but we also got an email that they are retaining all of the Star Class benefits and amenities for our sailing with a $300 OBC thrown in to boot. 

I'm still disappointed about the room change, but this makes it at least tolerable, and I'm still thrilled about the itinerary. 

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17 minutes ago, VoidoftheSeas said:

Well, we got the news that our Star Loft was switched to a Grand Suite 1BR. That's disappointing, but we also got an email that they are retaining all of the Star Class benefits and amenities for our sailing with a $300 OBC thrown in to boot. 

I'm still disappointed about the room change, but this makes it at least tolerable, and I'm still thrilled about the itinerary. 

So glad to hear that they are doing this !  I know it's a disappointment to be downgraded in size and location but having them honor the SC benefits, including the Genie, will make it palatable.  

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18 minutes ago, VoidoftheSeas said:

Well, we got the news that our Star Loft was switched to a Grand Suite 1BR. That's disappointing, but we also got an email that they are retaining all of the Star Class benefits and amenities for our sailing with a $300 OBC thrown in to boot. 

I'm still disappointed about the room change, but this makes it at least tolerable, and I'm still thrilled about the itinerary. 

Retaining the benefits is crucial. Room will be smaller and less extravagant. $300 credit will cover an excursion. 
Given the ability to sail on the newest ship, I’d be content with your situation.

I priced a large balcony with 4 guests now that ship is Wonder and the price was only $2K less than I paid for 2 bedroom Aqua when it was Allure.

That said, if there are any grand suites left after reacccomodations are made, I think you will find the price is higher than what you paid for Star Loft.

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18 minutes ago, AlmondFarmer said:

Retaining the benefits is crucial. Room will be smaller and less extravagant. $300 credit will cover an excursion. 
Given the ability to sail on the newest ship, I’d be content with your situation.

I priced a large balcony with 4 guests now that ship is Wonder and the price was only $2K less than I paid for 2 bedroom Aqua when it was Allure.

That said, if there are any grand suites left after reacccomodations are made, I think you will find the price is higher than what you paid for Star Loft.

That's my expectation as well. And we got a killer deal on the Star Loft when we priced it in the first place, so I really doubt there will be any cost reduction for us at all.

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We were booked in a Crown Loft Suite and were told today we were downgraded to a Jr. Suite. We are pretty disappointed and it doesn't feel like we are getting the same value for what we paid. I realize new ships bring higher price tags, but I booked for the itinerary and the room, not the ship so this feels like a bait and switch.    

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Did a quick count. Allure has 88 suites grand and above. Wonder has 60.

Shortly before ship change announcement there were 7 suites grand or above available on Allure for June 5, 2022.

By this math there were 21 Allure grand suite or above reservations who will be downgraded to Junior Suite.

A family traveling with me who had a two bedroom grand suite on Allure were offered Wonder Junior suite or refund. 
 

Bummer.

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47 minutes ago, AlmondFarmer said:

Did a quick count. Allure has 88 suites grand and above. Wonder has 60.

Shortly before ship change announcement there were 7 suites grand or above available on Allure for June 5, 2022.

By this math there were 21 Allure grand suite or above reservations who will be downgraded to Junior Suite.

A family traveling with me who had a two bedroom grand suite on Allure were offered Wonder Junior suite or refund. 
 

Bummer.

It's really unfortunate for full suite guests.  I underestimated the impact when the announcement was first made.  We were booked in a JS for September 4, 2022 and were moved to a cabin on the same deck so all is well for us.  Currently, our cruise planner shows the "balance" of our reservation (we were paid in full so this is the total of reservation of the wonder before correction and moving over payment), it's over $7000 cdn MORE than what we paid just for a junior suite.  We got a great deal when we initially booked on the Explorer, moved to the Harmony and then moved to the Allure.  I know we are not the only ones in this situation so I'm not sure how much "incentive" Royal has to make this right for others when they can command so much more for cabins.  I feel bad for people, I for one just want to be able to travel again...

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17 hours ago, HawkeyeSarah said:

We were booked in a Crown Loft Suite and were told today we were downgraded to a Jr. Suite. We are pretty disappointed and it doesn't feel like we are getting the same value for what we paid. I realize new ships bring higher price tags, but I booked for the itinerary and the room, not the ship so this feels like a bait and switch.    

Are they honouring the sky class perks and offering onboard credit? Any word on repricing?

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