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  1. Not sure why they are playing musical chairs with the ships -- the numbers make no sense. For instance, I'm a cabin of 4 in the YC on the Divina which has over 20+ rooms for 3+ people, whereas the Meraviglia has only 10 cabins that can house 3+. How can they transfer people from one ship to another when they can not accomodate? I am guessing they are hoping people cancel and then play musical cabins but that seems aweful confusing and plenty of room for error. They should have at least used a ship that can accomodate, like the seaside, seaview, etc... MSC canada is so disorganized (but side note, it worked out for my August 2021 cruise because they had a price error if you compared the US site vs CDN site).
  2. But not sure how they will be able to accomodate everyone who booked 3+ in the YC if they all want to go as there are only limited quads in Meraviglia. It would have been better if they moved it to the Seaside or Seashore or Seaview.
  3. Thanks OP, my TA just emailed me that my August 15th Divina was switch to Meraviglia Aug 14. I'm curious as to how they are going to do this, as I am booked for 4 in a cabin (YC) and there's only 4-8 rooms that can accomodate, where as on the Divina, there's over 20 years of 3+. I'd better not get a regular cabin...
  4. Well at least they put you on a curise, my Divina August 2021 has just disappeared and no news when they will start booking Divina at Port Canaveral. I would love for them just to have moved my cruise to PC if it was the same time and length of cruise, otherwise just refund my deposit (speaking of which, still waiting for the cruise deposit I cancelled 4 months ago) I understand these are strange and difficult times but it looks like MSC has no plan, just musical chairs with no end in site.
  5. So much uncertainty -- why bother booking cruise when the cruise lines can just cancel it and with little or no information. I booked Divina August 2021 and it has been cancelled, new dates in Port Canaveral has not shown up. Deposits on other MSC cancelled trips have not been refunded or reallocated and it has been over 4 months now...how slow can they go>?
  6. I thought August 2021 would be safe, I lost March 2020, August 2020, possibly Dec 2020 and now this?
  7. Copied from the FB YC forum **PLEASE READ IMPORTANT UPDATE** EDITED* IMPORTANT NEW DATES & INFO ON CRUISE CANCELLATIONS EFFECTIVE JUNE 04, 2020: All Sailings Globally between July 11-31, 2020 All Sailings to/from New York Scheduled in 2020 and 2021 All MSC Armonia Sailings from Tampa between May 2, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021 All MSC Divina Sailings from Miami between March 28, 2021 - August 22, 2021 IMPORTANT: A NEW PROCESS FOR ABOVE SAILINGS CANCELED WILL GO INTO EFFECT JUNE 19th. For sailings canceled JUL 11-31: - Guests will automatically receive a 125% Future Cruise Credit (sent to guest or travel advisor email on file)For sailings canceld from New York departing in 2020: - If paid in full, guests will automatically receive a 125% Future Cruise Credit (sent to guest or travel advisor email on file). - If deposit only paid, guests will receive an FCC equal to 100% of deposit + 25% of total cruise fare excluding GFT's. For all other sailings canceled in 2021: - Transfer money on these bookings to another cruise within the next 60 days and receive a $50 per person ($100 max) shipboard credit. - For refund requests, these will be processed 60 days from date of request. Please be patient we are working on everyone's booking and we will contact you to help you with the situation as fast as we can. Thank you for understanding.
  8. If they cannot control Norovirus, I don't see how they can control C19.
  9. I liked that in the seaside, the YC was just there -- meaning, restaurant, pool, TSL, and cabins all in the same enclave. Planning to do Divina next August, as the price of the YC was at least $3000 cheaper for a family of four, so for $3000, I'm willing to walk to the restaurant. With that being said, I see that the YC2 cabins are not in the enclave but more space.
  10. I was 1st loyal to Royal, but then NCL came up with the perk packages and a Xmas cruise that was half the price of Royal, I had to jumped ship. It was my first, and almost my last cruise with NCL as the Epic was a disappointment (bad bad service in comparison to what we experienced with Royal). I convinced my wife to have another go, especially since the next cruise included specialty dining for everyone in your cabin for 7 days. No regrets on staying with NCL as now we are platnium. My kids are growing up, so we switch back to Royal, as I could book 2 balcony rooms for the cost of 1 on NCL. We did stray and tried Disney, but didn't really enjoy it -- it was good, but not for the price (I could have taken 2 cruises for the price of 1 Disney cruise, which holds true even today.). NCL started to come out with ships with waterslides which enticed my kids back to NCL. We also had a taste of the Haven (twice) but way before the bids, and all you had to do was call in and ask how much the upgrade was (my kids love me then). Then when I heard about the MSC YC and that it was half the price of the Haven, well, another jumped ship. I think a lot of other cruisers (no fault of cruise critic) were doing the status match with MSC, so MSC upped the costs of the YC (at first, they didn't charge for the 3rd and 4th if they were kids, but now they are) and now it has to be the right cost for me to venture there (I don't think we could do regular cabins on MSC). So long story short, if NCL falls, Royal and MSC will be my back ups but maybe, just maybe, I will try different lines as I have to entertain my kids less as they become young adults. Sorry for the long answer, but these days, I like reflecting on the good old days....
  11. Well for my August 2021 Divina cruise it did. I booked about 2 weeks ago and now the same cruise is $1000 more (YC for a room for 4). And the funny thing for that cruise was the USD and CDN rate was very similar, partially becuase the US site was charging for 3rd and 4th, where as the CDN site was only charging port fees and taxes for 3rd and 4th (i.e. US site was $5000 USD, where as CDN site was $6000 CDN -- only example, because I forgor the costs)
  12. I feel your pain -- it drop low twice and both times I wanted lower... I snooze, I lose. This was not even for a get rich quick thing, it was just to have it at a reasonable level so I can get my $100 OBC and get it paid off with less cruises...lol
  13. I wonder, if someone gets sick (flu for instance) on a battleship -- how many get sick? Do they count when it's the flu? Or are they only counting because it is Covid-19 (catch phrase of 2020).
  14. How about just wash your hands for the requirement amount of time before entering?
  15. I think it should be more than a token. Basically, you are thinking (and correct me if I am assuming the wrong thing), token price for a non-Haven passenger, to be able to come in daily to the Haven area to eat, drink (if they have a drinking plan), enjoy the pool and sun deck? Everything but sleeping there? If that's it -- then might as well book a Haven room -- what's the difference? The cost difference between a mini-suite to Haven is huge and if it was only a $200 (I know you were just throwing out a number), I'd make buds with a Haven guest and pay the $200 (being sarcastic).
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