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  • Birthday January 15

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    Rhode Island
  • Country
    United States


  • First Cruise Ship
    Grand Princess
  • First Cruise Year
  • Cruises Sailed
    20 +
  • Favorite Cruise Line
  • Favorite Cruise Ship
    Coral Princess
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  • Last Ship Sailed
    Caribbean Princess
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  • Next Cruise Ship
    Sky Princess
  • Next Cruise Date
    Fall 2020

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  1. This is a great list, Jason. Thanks! I'll keep them in mind for a future trip to Barcelona.😎 I can't believe it's been nearly 2 years since this cruise. As much as I love the relaxation of the Caribbean, nothing compares to the culture and WOW factor you get in Europe!
  2. Princess Saver Fares have dropped drastically for our 2020 Sky Princess cruise, starting at just $699 for an interior cabin (before taxes). Prefer the comfort of a balcony? Yes, those prices are reduced, too!! 😃 If you're like me, suffering from cruise drought, this is a great time to book, with no risk, as the deposit is fully refundable! I am hopeful and optimistic that we will cruise, as planned, and we can all celebrate a return to the sea! Reserve today! 🏖️🛳️😎
  3. No matter how grand a cruise ship casino, we usually end up poorer than before we sailed. 😄
  4. One thing we do know is that cruise ships will never be cleaner or more sanitary when they do finally get back to the business of cruising. The challenge will be maintenance and prevention.
  5. Whenever I think of all the guests (including myself) in despair over their lost cruise opportunities, I try and remember the crew who remain stranded at sea missing their families. How ironic that the thing we live for - spending time at sea - is the very thing that they are wishing would end - and soon.😐
  6. Hoping for the best, as well. A lot will depend on what ports are open and the availability of crew.
  7. I've heard a lot of mixed reviews on Royal Caribbean's Key Program, so I'll be interested to see how it goes for you. When are you cruising?
  8. You're not alone. We all are feeling sad and lost over this. Have you had any cruises affected by the shutdown?
  9. For the most part, the cruise lines have been very accommodating with generous amounts of bonus onboard credit for those who choose to take a credit for a future cruise. Some have also relaxed cancellation policies for cruises into the fall, allowing cancellations up to 30 days prior with penalties given as FCC. On the downside, due to the unprecedented number of cancellations on a daily basis, their accounting departments are overwhelmed and refunds and credits are a long time in coming - 3 months, in some cases, requiring an enormous amount of patience. I've also noticed that NCL has been the last to cancel itineraries or extend their dates of cancelled cruises, preferring to take a wait-and-see approach. This has been frustrating for guests who feel their cancelled cruise is inevitable but want to wait for the cruise line to make the move to cancel in order for the guest to have a choice of refund or FCC. I feel sad for Alaska which has lost most of their summer 2020 tourism business. I am happy to see that many of the tour and hotel suppliers in Alaska, as a result of the cruise shutdown, are refunding and waiving penalties during the pandemic - not only in Alaska, but worldwide.
  10. This is a great move by the cruise lines for a number of reasons. There are many of us who love and miss cruising who would welcome any virtual cruising they can get. For cruise lines and partner agents it's a great way to keep customers interested and returning when the time is right. It's also a fun way to keep yourself occupied during a stay-at-home order in a pandemic. For those who have a gripe with the cruise line, simply scroll on, take your grievances somewhere else, and let the rest of us have a little fun and enjoyment until it's safe to cruise again.
  11. And to add fuel to the fire, Princess just canceled the entire Alaska gulf cruise and cruise-tour season today.😐
  12. The cruise lines are very smart to offer large amounts of OBC to sweeten the FCC deal, both to keep loyal customers and to stay afloat!🙂 I see cruisers taking canceled cruise FCC as the biggest factor in any surge in new bookings for 2021 and 2022. Many people are waiting to see how the future pans out in terms of world health and their own personal finances before they make any vacation plans.
  13. If you have an upcoming Carnival cruise, here is the most recent update to their cruise suspension policy; this is the link to the letter guests will be receiving: Guest Pause in Operations Extended to 6/26/2020
  14. You are welcome, and I hope you can work something out with the cruise line!🙂
  15. I agree with all of the above. I sure hope coronavirus will be eradicated soon so that we can all get to sail again!
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