Royal Caribbean Cruises now lets guests bid for room upgrades

Royal Caribbean International has rolled out RoyalUp in Asia-Pacific, its new bid-based upgrade programme for guests to score upgrades to their staterooms.

Guests booked on eligible sailings will be notified via email on stateroom upgrade options available 45 days prior to departure, and will be invited to make an offer online.

Loft Suite

Accepted offers will be automatically charged, and guests will be upgraded to their desired staterooms. In the case of unsuccessful bids, guests will keep their original staterooms without incurring any charges. Bid offers are based on double occupancy, so only the first and second guests will be charged, even for triple and quadruple sharing staterooms.

The RoyalUp programme is currently available for most Royal Caribbean International ships, including Voyager of the Seas in Singapore. Guests will have a chance to bid for upgrading to a variety of higher category staterooms including the two-storey Loft Suites on available sailings of the Oasis and Quantum Class ships.

Angie Stephen, managing director, Asia-Pacific of Royal Caribbean Cruise, said: “We are seeing very strong response for RoyalUp from our other markets because of the great value it brings to our guests, and we believe that many guests in our region will likewise take advantage of this programme to pamper themselves even more on our cruises, starting from their accommodation.”

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