Contributor Level: Purser

NCL Bids for Upgrades?

Sailing on The Breakaway Nov.26th. Have been upgraded to the Haven in the past. Loved It!! I understand there is a new "Bidding" system for Upgrades on the Breakaway. Has anyone ever used this system and how soon before the cruise were you offered the opportunity? How successful were you? Thanks for any insight.

Tags: Norwegian Cruise Line

7 Answers

Contributor Level: Captain

First of all, upgrades, are free.  You are getting an up sell.  They are asking if you are willing to spend more to get a cabin you wouldn't normally buy.    If you are willing to spend the extra cash, go for it.   How much is the so called upgrade ?


btw, I Sail NCL a lot and have never heard of this bidding system.  Wouldn't be interested anyway.

Contributor Level: Captain

Bidding for an upgrade?  We always book the room we want, so "bidding" or spending extra for an upsell would likely never happen for us. We've turned down up sells twice. A free upgrade we would maybe take if the room was not in a noisy location, like under the gally.

Contributor Level: Purser

This happened to us. I am guessing the ship was not full. They sent us an e mail, and possibly something in the mail. You have a one time opportunity to bid, on line. You decide on how much you are willing to pay to be upgraded to the classes above what you have already paid for. We made a bid which was less than the selling price of that class and our bid was accepted. We had talked to other people on the ship and their bids were not accepted. The only thing is you do not get your cabin # till the week of two before sailing.

Contributor Level: Admiral

I don't care for this system at all.  Just my opinion!

Contributor Level: Captain

I agree with you.

Contributor Level: Second Mate

Booked the outside window room we wanted. But the balcony rooms were 300.00 extra. Did a bid of 90.00 each. If they take it great. If not ,no problem. On dawn for Oct 27th. Not the in demand week. So many think NCL might take our offer. Never know we're it's going to be but as we are up late the noise factor is minimal. Im up early so that's not a problem. Balcony would be nice as bigger too. Plus in port for 3 days. Figure can use the balcony 5 out of 7 days.

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

We've been offered this upgrade twice. I always do the math, consider what we would really like, and bid less than I could ever otherwise hope to get a room for. If it happens, great! If it doesn't, oh well!


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