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  1. Does anybody know which nights are the elegant nights on a 6-day cruise? Maybe 2nd and 5th night?
  2. Yea, I’m sure I am just overthinking it. I’m sure things will be opened up and pretty normal by then. I can always cancel it if need be.
  3. Ok, thanks for the tips. I will check that PDF out!
  4. I didn’t really mean to get into politics. I have just heard different opinions from other people who line in Canada. I guess it all depends on your view of the role of government. Either way, that’s good news about the vaccine percentages being higher than I thought. Maybe it was the second dose I had heard about. I’m sure everything will be fine by next summer. I can always cancel if I need to and book something out of Seattle if that’s an option.
  5. I am thinking about booking my first Alaska cruise and first Holland America cruise on the Koningsdam for summer of 2022. it will be wife and i and possibly our 16 year old son. Where does the third person sleep in the verandah rooms? Is there a pulldown? Do I need to choose only certain rooms? It is very hard to tell anything from the pictures online and I can't find any information. Thanks!
  6. I know this may sound ridiculous, but am I the only one hesitant to book a cruise out of Vancouver in 2022? That is my preference, but who knows with Canada. They are so slow with vaccine rollouts and are STILL under lockdowns. Who even know if they will allow cruising by next summer. I'm sure it will be fine, but it gives me pause for sure. I guess, it doesn't matter as long as I can get my money back. On another note, how far in advance do people usually book Alaska cruises? Is a year about right? 6 months? I just don't want all the good balcony cabins to sell out before I deci
  7. I think I am going to go with Holland America out of Vancouver in July of 22. I like all the stops and times. The price is also quite a bit cheaper for a balcony room than Princess (which gives me more money for shore excursions). Now I just need to decide when to book it. When is too early and too late to book an Alaska cruise? I have no idea how fast the balcony cabins usually sell out. Maybe nobody knows in 2022 since things will be (hopefully) back to normal. The only thing that makes me nervous is the Vancouver part. Canada is so slow with vaccine rollouts and are STILL un
  8. Sorry for the long post…I am thinking about putting a deposit down on our first Alaska cruise for July 2022. I was wondering if some Alaska veterans could help me out between 2 or 3 itineraries (and maybe a few other questions). I am deciding between a roundtrip inside passage from Vancouver on Holland America, or a one-way trip on Holland America or Princess. We need keep it to 7 days and will not have lot of time for land trips before or after because it is hard for my wife and I to get off for my than one week at a time right now. Our 16-year-old son may come with us also.
  9. My cruise got cancelled by Carnival and I have the option of 100% refund, or 100% Future Cruise Credit + $600 OBC. if I choose the FCC option and book a cruise in August, what happens to my FCC if that cruise also gets cancelled by carnival? Will I lose the FCC? Or, I assume it will just keep transferring to new bookings?
  10. Yes, I understand that the refund will take up 90 days. I was just trying to figure out when the refund process starts. We have until December of this year to choose one of the two options...for example, if I wait until August and choose the FCC option, I will get a refund for all shore excursions and ports expenses, but...does the 90 day refund period start then (in August) Or does it start today? i really don’t want to rush choosing one of the two options, so I was just trying to figure out when I should expect the shore excursions and port expenses to be refunded. Within 90 day
  11. I apologize if this question has already been asked, but I couldn’t find it. Our June Carnival cruise to Alaska just got cancelled by Carnival We have the same two options as most people, with either, the 100% refund, or the FCC credit and $600 OBC. We are not in any hurry to decide which option we will take at the moment, waiting to see how things shake out. My question is not about the two options or the cruise fare itself, but about the refunds for taxes, port fees, shore excursions, etc. Carnival’s emails states, “Regardless of the option you choose, your taxes, fees and
  12. I called Carnival and surprisingly, I only had to wait on hold for about 5 minutes. They were able to re-book our June cruise under the new early savor promo. We now have until 30 days out to make our final payment. 😀
  13. I doubt it, that was just a quick effort to keep their ships sailing, but it didn’t work. Once we get the virus under control, I would be surprised if they still require that. But who really knows?
  14. Is this automatic for everybody, or do you have to ask for it? I booked early savor rate back in January for our June cruise, and so far the final payment date still shows March 25th....
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