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I booked a trip March 18th because we got a last minute casino offer. I'm getting the "make sure your sailing is within 30 days" note when trying to upgrade. The ships shows very little availability so I'm not surprised but bummed all the same.  *I did try booking JS to begin with but none available

 

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We are about 11 days out from our sailing.  If we haven't heard about our RoyalUp offer being accepted by now, should we just assume it was rejected?

We sailed in December 2021 - just a few months ago - and our offer was accepted about three weeks out.  Granted, I did bid more for that sailing and so that may be the reason.

I've done dummy or ghost bookings and there are still a ton of cabins available.

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On 2/23/2022 at 6:50 AM, fa-li said:

👋 Hi, I will be on this cruise with you!  Still waffling on whether to bid or not. May just have my TA see what she can get a nicer cabin for compared to the minimum bids, which seem high to me. What did you bid on?

either way, I agree! We are hoping not too much of a spring break vibe

We bid on an Ocean Balcony, but it doesn't look like many are left available, so I guess we will only get one if someone already booked upgrades and we get lucky. We will see!

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On 2/24/2022 at 6:33 PM, csrsue said:

We are about 11 days out from our sailing.  If we haven't heard about our RoyalUp offer being accepted by now, should we just assume it was rejected?

We sailed in December 2021 - just a few months ago - and our offer was accepted about three weeks out.  Granted, I did bid more for that sailing and so that may be the reason.

I've done dummy or ghost bookings and there are still a ton of cabins available.

Don't give up hope just yet, when the ghost booking shows all the suites are gone, then you can. If there are ton of cabins still available, they likely haven't done the majority of the royal ups, you are still in the game! most royal ups are the week of the cruise.

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I got confirmation from RoyalUp on Day 2 that my bid was not accepted ... seems to confirm they were still weighing options on Day 1. Frankly i would not have been happy to find out on Day 2 of a 3 night cruise that my upgrade was accepted and i was being charged and expected to change cabins.

Probably just convinced me not to bid on anymore RoyalUp options for short cruises right there.

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2 hours ago, jticarruthers said:

I got confirmation from RoyalUp on Day 2 that my bid was not accepted ... seems to confirm they were still weighing options on Day 1. Frankly i would not have been happy to find out on Day 2 of a 3 night cruise that my upgrade was accepted and i was being charged and expected to change cabins.

Probably just convinced me not to bid on anymore RoyalUp options for short cruises right there.

Yea, I've been thinking it sounds silly to offer it on embarkation day. Once your bags are in your room, moving it all would be a pain that I'm not sure is worth it. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I'm curious to see if anyone has had to change rooms after day 1. Thanks for the update!

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On 2/23/2022 at 8:11 AM, jticarruthers said:

I have been getting "special invites" to bid with half the usual minimum bid .. not sure what that means since anyone that bid the regular minimum would be "above" me in order but who knows.

Thats what I am wondering! Like do I just lose now? Lol so confusing.

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On 2/17/2022 at 7:21 PM, Bill S said:

Here's my problem:  We have a balcony stateroom. We bought the Deluxe Beverage Package, and the Key.  The beverage package barely makes sense for us. However, if we were to be upgraded to a suite (other than Junior, which we didn't bid on), we probably wouldn't need either of those, right?  We would also pack 2 bottles of wine to have, if we didn't have the beverage package. 

We can only cancel these and get a refund up to 2 days before the departure.  Otherwise it's cruise credit, and who needs/uses $1200 in credit? So, at this point, we will probably remove our Royal bids the 2 days before the trip - or at least substantially discount them. 

 You can buy a lot of Tshirts and refrigerator magnets with $1200

 

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