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  1. Thanks all, you are helping me be at ease. I am the planner, and I figured it would all be okay, but always strive to get everything done to the little details. My wife is one that will know we are doing Carnival, and probably the dates, but has not clue what ship we are on or ports we are going to. I try to make it all seem really easy, but then I also obsess about the small things.
  2. I have seen conversations comparing cove to regular balconies, and have been interested. We just rebooked (4th try) for our first carnival cruise in 24 years (our honeymoon). We have our 18 and 20 yo sons that will be in the room with us, and have a couple of questions. The cove balcony are quite a but cheaper (240 for the 4 of us), so at this point that is what I picked, but I want to make sure it makes since. 1. Are cove balcony rooms the same size as a regular balcony rooms? From deck plans, it seems to be smaller, but was not sure. 2. We are currently in 2278 on horizon. From the maps, it looks to be under shore excursions, which seems like it should be quiet at night, but I also see there is a dance floor near. Is that going to be an issue? 3. Since this is fairly far forward, are we likely to get a ton of spray? Thanks in advance for your replies, just trying to get the best experience for my family after all the headaches of this trip that we originally booked in 2018 with other family.
  3. I don't even follow this that much anymore, as it will be a long time before I need more cards, and have 300k points, but 15k is very nice. Thanks a bunch.
  4. That is all true if things are open. I am assuming they will be, however if cruises still aren't going, then you might see other things closed as well. I certainly hope things are semi-normal by then, but none of us really know at this point. I never thought we would be where we are, or that our cruise for spring break would have been cancelled after we got to florida.
  5. It really depends on what is showing for the code in the booking. I had a client that got offered a $40 upgrade from cove balcony to lido balcony, and took it. In the booking, it still showed 7c (with an arrow showing the upgrade to 8f). If yours shows that, you might have a chance (unlikely still), however if yours just shows your current category, then you would probably need to price match that new category from my experience.
  6. While you are correct, in this case, since she has overage and paid with multiple methods, they can choose up to the amount they paid using cc to get refunded. Since she applied some of the amount to a new cruise, then she should be able to say that was the GC part, and refund the rest (up to the amount paid by cc on the original) back to a cc. I am still waiting on gc for my 3/14 cruise that was cancelled, but many people got refunds to cc awhile ago. If you have until August, in theory, you should be fine, but I wouldn't bet on it.
  7. My sister just got GC from our 3/14 magic cruise that got cancelled while we were in the air. This was for for some of her excursions, but at least it means they are starting to process them.
  8. For the FCC part, there is a bit of a workaround - you can book the same people, and then switch somebody out. The FCC will stay, but the obc will probably be lost. I had a client that had me transfer her booking, knowing that the 2nd person in the room would not be going, and would be swapped. I did the move, and then once she had the replacement, just swapped out the people. She kept the FCC, but 1/2 the obc was gone.
  9. We took the fcc for our 3/14 cancelled cruise, and transferred that over, but excursions, cruise cash, and drink packages are supposed to be refunded as GC, but I have yet to see any. I am guessing it is because of the shipping involved and nobody is in the office to ship them, since they are mainly working from home.
  10. Just call in, they can reduce it right there on the phone.
  11. I was wondering the same thing, and went with the fcc so I could rebook immediately, instead of waiting for the cards to (hopefully) arrive. I figure that a reorg would leave any current bookings alone, no matter if they were from fcc or gc, or whatever, even if FCC or GC were rendered useless. Obviously a chapter 7 is a completely different thing, I highly doubt that will happen, and if it does, we are in for much more hurt in general, as it will mean a long, long lockdown.
  12. In my case, the cancellation fees would have been 100%, because they cancelled less than 12 hours before we were supposed to be onboard, so that would be the difference, I assume. In the end it does not matter. You can use the fcc (or credit, or whatever you want to call it) for a deposit, as long as you have the new booking number first. It does not matter if it is called fcc. They gave me 100% credit, I applied to a new room (5 times) including the deposit.
  13. I could have chosen a full 100% refund, deposit included, and then would have had $0 fcc. I choose to get 100% fcc, it was not just for deposit.
  14. We got an FCC for the full 100%. We did not get money back.
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