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VentureMan_2000

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    California
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    Cruising
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Eastern Carribean

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  1. I'm really hoping they cancel thru the end of May. People want to know now so that they can make alternative vacation plans -- in advance.
  2. I got my final payment due date changed to 45 days out for my May 8th cruise. I figure we should have announcements of further cancellations by Mid February, before my final payment comes due.
  3. Not many Caribbean islands open for visitors yet. I found the following article for U.S. travelers. It's not cruise specific, but if the restrictions are tight for general travel, I would think that cruise travel would be even more tightly controlled. Where can you travel in the Caribbean? We've mapped it: Travel Weekly
  4. I just got my final payment due date extended out to the end of February for my May 8 cruise on the Panama out of Long Beach California. Los Angeles is exploding with Covid right now -- they say 1 in 3 have been infected by Covid there. I just can't see California allowing cruise ships until Covid settles down there. I figure that Carnival will have cancelled May cruises by the end of February if they are going to. I spent 5 months getting my money refunded from the 3 cruises they cancelled in 2020 that I had booked and fully paid for... I don't want to do that again.
  5. Well... let's do the math -- I like doing the math... CHEERS package is $51.95 + $9.35 (18% TIP - prepaid) for a total of $61.30; Average priced drink is $9.95, so an 18% TIP would be $1.79, for a total drink price of $11.74; If you drink 5 drinks in a day, then the total TIP is $8.95 -- close to the 18% you pre-paid. However, if you drink 6 drinks ($9.95 x 6 = $59.70), you have still only paid $9.35 TIPS pre-paid. Your TIP rate effectively lowered to 15.66%, a $1.40 advantage over the 18% TIP. 8 cocktails reduces the TIP rate to 11.75% -- a $4.98 advantage ove
  6. That's how my three cruises were refunded... bits and pieces, and it was difficult to tell which cruise each refund was tied to. Oh... and it took 5 months to receive refunds for all three cruises... this was back in April. Glad to see they have sped things up.
  7. My final payment for our May cruise is January 24. I really don't want to have to get a refund, as I did with my last 3 cancelled cruises this year... it took 5 months for all refunds. I think I'll push off the cruise until 2023 if push comes to shove.
  8. Hoping that hole gets filled by September 2021... I have two 7-day B2B cruises out of NOLA booked.
  9. I'd ask for a refund of your gratuities right away. It may take 4 or 5 months to get it refunded. I've been waiting 130 days so far to get all my money refunded for 3 cancelled carnival cruises. I've only received about 75% of my money back so far. None of my cruises have been 100% repaid... upwards of $1,000 still owed on each.
  10. You would think I'd know the answer to my question, but I have never ordered room service during any of my 4 cruises.
  11. My thought went directly to the hole on the Glory from the collision in December. Did Carnival ever finish repairing that hole ?
  12. Should room service plates/glasses/silverware be left in the cabin or left outside the cabin on the hallway floor ?
  13. If Carnival Corp can get partially underway by 6 months and get about 1/3rd of their ships sailing again, then that should help quite a bit in that this would net them upwards of an additional $1B annually that they could used to pay down the $11B debt they recently borrowed. So perhaps they can pay it down in 3 or 4 years, which would correspond to when their debt comes due.
  14. A good day trader should be having a hay-day with the daily prices swings of CCL... average price swing percentage for May was 8.18%... June 8.34%... and first two weeks of July 7.92%.
  15. The price swing is always large enough that a good trader could make a lot trading these price swings of CCL.
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