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  1. Correct me if I'm wrong, but up until fairly recently, was it not supposed to cruise in November of this year? Or January of next? We rebooked our failed Hawaii cruise to the sailing at the end of March 2021 back in March of this year, but we just rebooked our friends the other night. The first sailings were listed in March 2021... so are they sold out? Or is it being delayed again?
  2. Ugh, hopefully they have the Canadian situation sorted out by the time mine comes (I was sailing April 10) but it's good to have a heads up just in case that happens to me.
  3. Definitely looks like they are going by cruise date. Please start mentioning cruise date in your reponses... We were due to sail April 10, cancelled March 11 and still haven't got ours, but if I go by the person who was sailing March 25 I'm expecting refund mid-May if they are going by cruise date. I will post again when I get it. Has ANYONE sailing in April-May-onward got theirs yet? If not, that's our answer - by sail date.
  4. Hello all - I'm a refugee from the April 10, 2020 Hawaii to Vancouver sailing 😞 Very sad about having to cancel that one due to the coronavirus nightmare, but now I want to start looking forward to this. Never imagined we'd be on the Mardi Gras in its first year of operation, so very excited! Was definitely out of our price range for a balcony but managed to get an aft-balcony due to the 'fire sale' going on right now. Went from 30 days to 380 days but let the countdown begin again!
  5. "Guests booked on sailings departing between April 1 and May 31 can move your booking to a future date by March 31" is what the PDF said in the initial email we got for the offer on March 5/6? When you refer to "cancellation email", is that something different? Would that not mean that the new cruise has to be booked prior to March 31 of this year, sailing on or before March 31 of 2021?
  6. No, you're right. You do have to book by March 31. The person who said May is wrong. If you have a cruise booked before the end of May you're able to get FCC. No FCC offer to anyone sailing June 1 and later at this point.
  7. Booked my new cruise (for March 27.2021) and I charged the deposit to my CC (time to go join the rollcall and quit being so damn upset that I had to bail on the other one - I know everyone here understands!) I then went on and canceled the existing one (again - by going to Manage>My Booking> Booking/Order Details>View Balance Details> saw the 'penalty amount' and noted that would be put forward as my FCC>Canceled (thanks again @LaRue1975 for the navigation) Then went to the form at https://www.carnival.com/request-forms/reimbursement-form.aspx - filled it in Now I wait. I expect refund for my prepaid gratuties, beer and water I'd ordered and port fees/taxes to my credit card, and the amount from step 2 ('penalty amount' - my full original 'cruise fare') to be applied to my new cruise. After being charged for the port fees/taxes and prepaid gratuities for the new cruise (because I will be refunded on my credit card for these from the old cruise), I will get the difference (in my case the new cruise was $376 cheaper than the old cruise) in OBC. I will let you guys know once my #4 happens and confirm that I was right.
  8. Read again - it's rebook by 3-31-20........ "Guests booked on sailings departing between April 1 and May 31 can move your booking to a future date by March 31"
  9. Carnival's website is experiencing some issues today, that's for sure!!
  10. You are a star - thanks for all of your advice. I am just about to go through the book/deposit on new cruise, cancel old cruise online, then reimbursement form. I will post again and let you all know how it goes 🙂
  11. Thank you ever so much. I've been looking for a concise explanation for what happens. Taking it a bit further, did you book a new cruise yet with the credit? I'm looking for someone who did who received an OBC of 'up to $500' because the 'new' cruise (and by that i mean strictly the Cruise Rate and not all the other fees that were refundable) was cheaper than the original one. If you did... did you do it online? Did you have to phone to talk to someone to book the new one or do you just get a 'credit bank' or something in your account? Do you have to pay for the new one with deposit and then contact before March 31 to get your credit or will they know you canceled and apply it automatically? I don't want to be caught on the 31st unable to get through. We are looking at cancelling and booking a 7 day cruise in March and pricing one that has a cruise rate of $476 less than the 10 day one we have currently booked. We would definitely use up that $476 OBC on booze and add'l dining. Not the greatest deal ever for 3 days less, but I booked the 10 day one about 2 days after it was announced so it was a pretty amazing deal. I had such an awesome 'bowling alley' balcony on the 10 day I am sadz... but I'm looking at an aft-extended to make up for it.
  12. As a telco person I can tell you that their phones aren't really 'down'. However, there is a certain capacity at which all calling systems start to read that message. Keep trying, perhaps at off hours like just before lunch or mid-afternoon Eastern or right around 5:30 Eastern when assuming everyone is leaving work. It's tough with there being multiple timezones in play, I'm not sure if Carnival is 24 hours but you may also want to try at some crazy time like 4am if you can.
  13. Well.... they tried.... https://time.com/5799117/white-house-coronavirus-seniors-flying/
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