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For those who were wondering what the email looks like. We paid $2,200 for an ocean-view balcony and trying to figure out how good of a deal this is. Can’t really use current pricing of $4,300 since we booked a very long time ago and I assume junior suite was much less than. We have never done a suite so would be tempting. This is Harmony 8 night sailing 11/10/18. So as to not mislead this is just to go on a waitlist for a POSSIBLE upgrade.

 

 

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$450 sounds good! What type of OV Balcony suite are you in. On one of my upcoming cruises I have Spacious OV Balcony 1688 on Adventure. That is a corner Aft balcony so I'd probably give that offer a pass but if I was going from a standard OV Balcony I'd definitely jump on it.

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Notice that this only places you on the waitlist.

 

$450? I do it. Then again, it's only going to cost you more in the future. Once you go suite???? as the ole saying goes... Maybe that's not how the ole saying goes but you get the meaning.

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I am aware this is just a waitlist for a POSSIBLE upgrade. Do they give you the double points if it’s not a full on priced upgrade? We are 28 pts from Diamond plus right now so that would be 16 pts IF they did.

Treeskier- we have a regular sized balcony nothing special.

 

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Wish we got this kind of email, we are located in Australia and never seem to get the kind of offers that America has.

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I am aware this is just a waitlist for a POSSIBLE upgrade. Do they give you the double points if it’s not a full on priced upgrade? We are 28 pts from Diamond plus right now so that would be 16 pts IF they did.

Treeskier- we have a regular sized balcony nothing special.

 

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Then do it, for sure. Keep your fingers crossed that it comes though!

 

Does anyone know the frequency with which waitlisted people actually get upgraded?

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Then do it, for sure. Keep your fingers crossed that it comes though!

 

Does anyone know the frequency with which waitlisted people actually get upgraded?

It’s low. Tons of people posting that they received the letter but very few of getting the actual call.

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For those who were wondering what the email looks like. We paid $2,200 for an ocean-view balcony and trying to figure out how good of a deal this is. Can’t really use current pricing of $4,300 since we booked a very long time ago and I assume junior suite was much less than. We have never done a suite so would be tempting. This is Harmony 8 night sailing 11/10/18. So as to not mislead this is just to go on a waitlist for a POSSIBLE upgrade.

 

 

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Better make sure the price is not per day for two. Most up grades are by the day not entire trip.

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Better make sure the price is not per day for two. Most up grades are by the day not entire trip.

 

These upgrades are the total cost for the cabin for the entire trip.

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Thanks for showing us what the e-mail looks like. We don't get e-mails from RCCL although I have begged for years to no avail. I would definitely go for it.

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For those who were wondering what the email looks like. We paid $2,200 for an ocean-view balcony and trying to figure out how good of a deal this is. Can’t really use current pricing of $4,300 since we booked a very long time ago and I assume junior suite was much less than. We have never done a suite so would be tempting. This is Harmony 8 night sailing 11/10/18. So as to not mislead this is just to go on a waitlist for a POSSIBLE upgrade.

 

 

Better make sure the price is not per day for two. Most up grades are by the day not entire trip.

No, RC never quotes a price in that fashion. Never has. Where did you get that idea?

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I got a similar email suggesting a possible offer for $950 for balcony to jr suite, on a 12 day on the Grandeur.

Your $450 upgrade on an 8 day seems a much better deal. No double points could be a deal breaker, ask them about the double points if they call with the offer.

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Thank you all for the feedback, if I get the call I will come back and let you know the outcome.

 

 

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I got a similar email suggesting a possible offer for $950 for balcony to jr suite, on a 12 day on the Grandeur.

Your $450 upgrade on an 8 day seems a much better deal. No double points could be a deal breaker, ask them about the double points if they call with the offer.

I am on the same cruise as you and got the same exact email yesterday....which is weird, because our cruise is pretty much sold out.

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I am on the same cruise as you and got the same exact email yesterday....which is weird, because our cruise is pretty much sold out.

Sometimes I think those emails are just a marketing study.

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Champagne123- Not sold out i just priced a junior suite shows 4 available.

Although mostly guarantees left Inside guarantee is now about what we paid for a balcony. Not likely to get an upgrade anyway but nice to get the email and be on the list.

 

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For those who did get that e-mail, are you booked with Royal or thru a TA?

 

Thank you!

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Nabalab- I always book direct w Royal. It seems like some people get some really nice perks from their TA’s but I am a bit of a conrol freak, if a price drop came up and I couldn’t reach TA, I would blow a gasket.

 

 

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