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Linda the Book Lover

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  1. We still have our same cabin but the price is higher. I will call them today or another day and take care of that. Today is "hotel" day for changes. Hopefully this will not be an issue as the hotel is now asking for a three night minimum. However, I am alive and well so there is a great plus!
  2. Our March 2021 cruise does have some changes we are now going to Ocho Rios, Cayman, and Cozumel instead of Roatan, Belize City, and Costa Maya.
  3. This cruise is planned for my 70th birthday. Best thing is instead of flying home on my birthday, I will be home for the actual day!
  4. cruiser man 60 and lovemycruisetoo thank you for the updates. Lucky for us we just need to change our hotel reservations. I am just happy we are not canceled.
  5. My goodness I sure need to read slower. Thanks for making me slow down a bit! 😃
  6. Now that us interesting. Can MSC do that without compensation for the experience price difference?
  7. I did not sign in and tried to book March 28th and received this message - When I tried to check my booking I received the second message. I know be patient.. Apologies this cruise is now fully booked, please try a new search For support , contact our Contact Center Error SYS_005 - No message found under code 'PREPAID_001' for locale 'en_US'.
  8. I have been watching my cruise sailing in March 2021 on the Meraviglia. First the cabin number dropped so I called and the very nice representative put it back for me and sent me a copy. Yesterday, I noticed there is an error message for our cruise. I am guessing they are making the adjustments for some ships moving in June to Port Canaveral. Any guesses as to what may be going on for the Meraviglia in March 2021? I know be patient...😉
  9. One of the two gift cards from two canceled cruises arrived today. I am going to wait a few days and call Carnival once again. This time out I am going to wait to use the gift cards closer to the sail date which is next year. The gift card arrived via Federal Express in an envelope with the gift card inside.
  10. The DD and I had a good cruise on the Getaway except for our spa cabin location. Yikes right under the ping pong table. We thought they would start and finish at at decent hours. Nope did not happen. We enjoyed the Cirque show and we went to another show and enjoyed it. It was nice having the perks as we used them. We also sail Carnival and though the cruise line gets the "rep" of being a party ship, we only noticed that on a few of the 3-4 day cruises. It is true Carnival still does the cheesy pool game things but they are well loved by many who are strong proponents of Carnival. We pick for time and itinerary and not so much cruise line. It is good to branch out as the DH and I found another cruise line we enjoy MSC. Enjoy your cruise!
  11. I had two cruises booked and canceled in June using Gift Cards for small items such as water package and WIFI. I decided to be the squeaky wheel and started calling the end of May. The "gift line" person told me she would send in a request. I called on June 5th and spoke with another person and this one told me the request was never sent in and she would do it again. I was told I could not use the money for another cruise booked for 2021. You guessed it I called again, and said if they planned to hold my money they could at least let me purchase the same items for the 2021 cruise. I was very nice and polite on all phone calls as it is not the person we speak to fault that CCL is holding our cash. I asked if she would not mind reminding them that I still want an update. A bit later I received an email with the following response. Like you the CC dollars were retruned to my adult children who lanned to treat me to two birthday cruises with them. Good Day, It has been noted. We have an extremely high number of requests and we are working as efficiently as we can. We are hoping to get all refunds out as soon as possible.
  12. You should receive an email. My emails came within minutes. The sender if you purchased through AARP would be AARP Rewards. I have never had an issue with getting my cards almost instantly. Ask them to resend the email.
  13. fuzfoz, Thanks for the heads up! I purchased my gift cards. Saving over $200 worked for me!
  14. On the MAC you can increase the size by using your command and plus keys. On a desktop you can go to the display settings and enlarge. On a iphone you take two fingers and place on screen and spread the image out. I hope this helps! BTW I also sailed the Tropicale years ago. 😃
  15. It is understandable to be emotionally all over the place and also to have moments of feeling down in the dumps in regard to the cruise messages you are reading. If we do sail on June 27th I will be sure to comment on our cruise. For us, stopping in ports are an extra and not the main reason for cruising this time so we decided if we stop we stop and if we bypass ports and it is a cruise to nowhere so be it. For me I am just happy to be healthy and that my family and friends are doing well. So many have lost loved ones and did not have an opportunity to say goodbye or be with them. My future cruises no matter if we sail or not have been for me good times and laughter while planning and not really planning while talking on the phone with my family. The cruise that was canceled my daughter rebooked and we started laughing and planning for that one while tossing out some of our plans for the original one. I pray you will have good thoughts and remain safe and well.
  16. I am a senior and fully intend to cruise on the 27th if we are able to do so. There are so many what ifs going around and some thoughts have merit. If there is a way we can fly and sail we are going to do it. If we are unable to get off of the ship - so be it. If we have to rebook, fine with us as we already rebooked another one of our cruises. Those who run the business of cruising will submit their solutions and if approved we sail if not we don't. The choice is individual in what we decide to do. Meanwhile we are healthy, safe, and waiting patiently for the answer. Oh yes, and I bought a really cute pair of sandals with a kitten heel for my cruise just the other day online. 😉😃
  17. My two adult children booked two cruises to celebrate my birthday. I am a senior. One cruise also included one of my grandchildren which was for the week before the "adult only cruise" and has since canceled. No worries we rebooked a 7-day cabin in the Havana for next year that one in 2021. The Panorama cruise sails on the 27th and is the first one out. The ship still shows on the port schedule so we are hoping to sail. We decided if this cancels well there is always next year. We are taking the wait and see approach, with the (perhaps phases) and the no more than a certain number in a group setting who knows what will be on the agenda at the end of June. I remain positive that we will sail and to be honest I have no concerns about sailing at all. Keywest1 - I am getting tired of making up my own bed too!😉
  18. Mslynn - I forgot all about the mass gathering! Thanks for the reminder about the large groups of people. I think because I wanted to take this cruise with my adult children so much I focused on everything will be fine instead of the other points in the phases. Thanks for your well wishes. I hope we get to sail too!
  19. The 100 day ban is from March 14th and was extended https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/No-Sail-Order-Cruise-Ships_Extension_4-9-20-encrypted.pdf I am hoping the phases work out and those out of work can go back and business owners can reopen and sooner rather than later all while we mend and get well. I am not a government official or even a good guesser but I can hope our cruise will sail on July 27th. I agree Mslynn79 about banking the on sailing but I sure am praying we do.
  20. Carnival said our Panorama cruise will sail on June 27th. We are ready to go with fingers crossed that the no essential travel ban will be lifted and we will be able to fly to Long Beach.
  21. I agree if is going to be a wait and see mode for many of our cruises. I have two family cruises in June (on Carnival), one was canceled and the other is sailing so far as they are days apart. The DH had a Bermuda cruise (NCL) in May with oldest daughter for 50th birthday celebration (hers) and they are regrouping. I am feeling good about our MSC cruise April 2021. I am looking at the bright side and believe the cruise companies will have clean ships ready for us and borders will reopen though in some cases not for awhile.
  22. Thanks for this information. You always explain things so easy to understand.
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