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Waves2land

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  1. Yes, if you cannot change your bid, then it is no longer valid. You should be able to cancel and re-bid or change. Trust me, I had numerous tech support calls and emails about this...
  2. How do you go about upgrading yourself? We tried moving from a balcony room to a JS but we would have lost our deposit. We were over 6 months away from sail date. And if we all can upgrade, then why would anyone leave it to the “hope” of a Royal up offer-it’s not like that upgrade is free and there is no guarantee.
  3. That is exactly why a person has to go in and select change bid to see if they upped the price. You might think you bid high, then go in and see it is a low bid. That’s what happened to us...and the ship was full. To my knowledge no one won their bid.
  4. Don’t let that pending status be your “check” that the bid is valid. I had an almost max bid on a Royal Suite. When I went to check how my bid was fairing (because as someone mentioned, the bid’s strength does fluctuate...who knows why) it said pending. It wasn’t until I went in to change the bid that I found out it was no longer valid. Had I known that I would have bid on other cabins at a stronger bid. I told RC that it is misleading to say the bid is valid until accepted and credit card charged, when in reality, it was not a valid bid. so go in and try to change your bids...to make sure they are valid.
  5. We just got back from our cruise on the Indy- we had bids in the high range (strong) for Royal Suite, owners suite, 2 bedroom grand suite and 1bedroom grand suite and a min bid on the junior suite (we were in a spacious balcony room). We didn’t win any of the bids and didn’t get the denial letter until 6pm night before boarding. I don’t think anyone on that sailing won their bid. It was a full ship.
  6. I can’t say I agree. We had a bid in on a RS and it was a very strong bid. A few weeks ago, I went in to see the status of my bid and I kept getting a message saying no eligible cruises found. Tech support told me the bid was valid because it was pending, told me to cancel and re-bid. I wasn’t able to re-bid. RC confirmed that the room is not available for bid up.(so why did they send it in the first place?)
  7. I third that thought. We were offered a Royal Suite on our upcoming cruise. Since the bid was way less than we would have paid, we went for it. After two weeks of working with Tech support, they told us to cancel our bid and re-bid because we couldn’t change our bid, we did so and now can’t get the bid option back. I immediately let them know and they said there is nothing they can do (even though the email says if it was unbauthorized cancellation, to reply back). They told me the option isn’t available anymore. I explained that I have it in writing from them, that I can cancel or change the bid until it has been accepted by RC and my credit card charged. Since I couldn’t modify my bid, and the room isn’t available-seems like I’m the sucker that gave them some market data. It doesn’t matter to me in the end, but wouldn’t a survey be an easier way to get market data than offering something that doesn’t exist?
  8. Sorry, now we are on the Independence leaving the same day. Seems like the Royalup on the “smaller” ships isn’t as efficient as the big ones.
  9. If it is any comfort, we have had bids in since February and still haven’t heard anything...except we ended up accidentally canceling our bid because there was some technical issue. It will all fall into place on Sunday!
  10. I don’t think anyone has figured out who gets selected and who doesn’t. Seems like it is only one per cabin. And in groups, it may only be one cabin that gets the letter.
  11. We weren’t so lucky. Our bid is completely gone. No way to get it back. No matter at this point, we will sail as scheduled and enjoy some extra cash in our pocket.
  12. Yes, I see that now. But again, we are happy we are going on a cruise and we now have the financial means to book the suite outright. Blessing in disguise!
  13. I am going to recommend that people DO NOT cancel the bid with that message. I did it and now my bid for the Royal Suite is gone completely. Bummer. We bid high and were really looking forward to winning the bid. I realize we could have initially booked the room if we wanted, but we didn’t have the financial means at the time. No matter, now we can save the money for our next cruise.
  14. That is the site that powers the bidding process.
  15. Did you actually have the “no cruises found” message?
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