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  1. There is an online TA where they pay your deposit (it is payable much later before final payment). I have never used them. They have a number of different fees (cancellation, change, etc.).
  2. I might as well chime in. I was on the Charleston-Jacksonville cruise in 2016 with a friend - beautiful cruise and ports! Put or keep this one on your list.
  3. I plan to do a review of my Cumberland River cruise after I return home. Look for it around the 3rd week in September.
  4. Looking forward to my upcoming Cumberland River cruise in September (St. Louis to Nashville).
  5. I agree. Currently, my May 2020 Mexican Riviera cruise does not appear to be a part of the Landmark sale. When I did a mock booking earlier this evening, it comes up with a warning page that states it is a Princess Saver Fare and the deposit is non-refundable. No mention of other fares being available or to call. I have not seen this previously (Princess Saver Fare) in booking online. It seems as if Princess is going to mostly non-refundable deposits.
  6. I have empathy for the OP. Sometimes things like this get past us, for one reason or another.
  7. I also want to add that I am sorry that this got by you. I hope you can still have a wonderful cruise.
  8. I always request to review the quote in writing to ensure accuracy before I make any deposit. I recently requested a quote from another cruise line. I indicated I would only book if the deposit was refundable as the cruise was more than a year out. The rep sent me the quote and it stated that the deposit was non-refundable. I called the rep back and questioned why I was receiving a quote with a non-refundable fare. She stated it was the cruise lines best fare for that particular cruise. I did not book. Always get the quote in writing before you book.
  9. I loved the Lido deck on my two b2b cruises in May (Baltic Heritage and Norwegian Fjords). Loved the convenience of going out on the deck, steps away and getting an overall view of where we were. Easy access to pool bar, pizza, grill, ice cream and the buffet. Pool deck, although it was too cold for me to swim. The price point was also a plus. No downside for me. Would book Lido deck again.
  10. I made final payment on my Cumberland River cruise earlier this month and flights are booked. Confirmed with my family members in Nashville I am still coming for a visit. Interestingly, I received an email on my Hudson River cruise in October and it contained a description of the shore excursions, prices, etc. and indicated that the shore excursions had to be booked and paid for in advance. I called ACL as on my previous cruises, we selected shore excursions the day of embarkation after a group meeting with the cruise director reviewing them with us. The ACL rep said this was the only cruise that they are doing this on, mainly because a number of the excursions have limits on the number of people who can participate. Anyway, there are lots of excursions to chose from, some offered twice (morning and afternoon). If anyone is interested, I’ll scan and post the excursions information under a new thread. Just let me know.
  11. The Upper Mississippi Cruise is a beautiful itinerary and very scenic and a completely different experience from the lower Mississippi. I was on this itinerary in 2017 with a friend the second week of September. I remember the weather being comfortable (for me). You may want to consider taking the final cruise of the season if you decide to sign on to this cruise.
  12. Looks like fun! Thanks for sharing!
  13. I recently booked a solo Mexican Riviera cruise on the Royal Princess, May 2 -9, 2020. Will be my May birthday present to myself. I’ve not been on a Mexican Riviera cruise, so I am looking forward to it.
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