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About Waverunner1

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  1. So 3 days out and I pulled all of my bids...but, over the last month I went from my original balcony room 9652, to an aft balcony 10168, to a forward facing penthouse room 10000. It cost me nothing to switch to the aft balcony when prices dropped a few weeks ago to below what I originally paid. Then the Havens and Penthouses started to drop. I was mostly interested in the FF Penthouse which was priced at $4849 last March. It dropped in price to $4699, then $4499, then $4229 all in July, $3999 in August, $3799 to $3629 to $3599 to $3299 in September and settling in at $3199 in early October. My Bids also dropped along the way from $1140 to $1030 to $810 (all in the fair range) per person. At this point my bid was close enough to what it would cost to purchase the room outright and forgo the bidding process and risk not getting the room. I got an additional $100 OBC as well. All of the haven class rooms dropped as well and I kept a spreadsheet with prices and dates for those as well. I really gained a lot of perspective from this thread and from doing my homework. So don't just bid and sit back and wait for a rejection or acceptance email.
  2. DOUBLE?!?!? What are you drinking? 😉 and or smoking!!😋
  3. If you're used to DD's then the coffee in your cabin will be undrinkable.
  4. I feel the same way, two week cruises in mid fall are not packed, no children, and we love to meet new people so it seems pointless, BUT...we have not experienced the Haven so we are really curious.
  5. So for an extra ?thousand dollars I get gummy bears, cookies, the same meals in a less crowded restaurant, possible spa access, real scrambled eggs, a much roomier and nicer cabin, private sundeck, butler, concierge, priority em/disembark, better seating at shows,etc...am I missing anything? I experienced much of this on the Dawn last year in the Aft Penthouse and did enjoy it but is it worth it or better to go on two cruises instead??? Something to think about and as most of you have said...we each have our own reasons for liking and disliking it. When I'm on vacation, I don't count my pennies but I want them to go to the most worthwhile thing that will bring us joy and great memories and is the haven it? I've got some thinking to do! Thanks everybody who have replied so far...
  6. Cost wise...your cons (and mine) seem to outweigh the pros. Although I have not yet cancelled my bids, I just lowered them to the minimums and will probably ultimately cancel them. Priority disembarkation was great but in my opinion not worth the upgrade cost. The mystery butler made me laugh...told the wife last week she had to go to the room before me and make a stop at the buffet for cookies so I'd think we had a butler! And, again as you said and as I have been thinking...it's all puffery to make you feel special, which it does, but at a huge cost. Think I'll book another cruise instead as I haven't seen any real reason here to make the Haven a must. Thanks for your thoughts.
  7. And another reason...sound advice from BEERMAN2!!!
  8. So I have placed upgrade bids on several Haven categories on my upcoming 14 day cruise. For the amount of my bids I could book another balcony room cruise. so my question is...is it really worth it? I sailed the dawn last year which does not have the haven but was awarded an aft facing penthouse in the upgrade process. Loved the aft facing large balcony the most. Butler and Concierge were helpful to have but I could have easily done without. Priority boarding and disembarking was also nice but again not really a game changer. Breakfast and lunch at Moderno was nice, quiet, and less crowded, but I also had meals at other venues. My wife and I love meeting people so I don't see us staying locked in our Haven cabins or the Haven area too often. So again, is it worth the extra money and why? What makes it worth it in your opinion over booking another cruise? I'm currently in an aft facing balcony room which I just (Saturday) switched to at no charge from a port side balcony when prices dropped and am now considering cancelling my upgrade offers unless somebody can convince me not to!! Thanks for the input.
  9. So yesterday I was checking on ship availability and 3 Aft facing balconies came available for $1750pp and the mini suites all showed sold out. Since the mini suites came down in price I'm assuming the previous aft balcony folks upgraded. I originally paid 2100pp for a BC class balcony and at the time, The B1's (aft) were 5-600 dollars more. Called my TA and he got me switched to the aft. As far as my previous stateroom, the BC category showed as available on the crucon site before I called my TA...It listed as GTY. Now it lists my former stateroom number. Two aft left on deck 8...I took the last deck 10! Still hoping for a suite or Haven upgrade but the aft balcony will make up for it if I don't get it. Had an aft suite last year and loved it. So it seems with the cruise about 30 days out there has been movement on categories in preparation for awarding upgrades.
  10. They have all kinds of specialty cruises...why not a "people who suck" cruise to get them all together and off my ship?
  11. Also, my bidding option for this category includes forward and aft penthouses together. I don't have the option to bid on one or the other.
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