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  1. No way am I booking a Crystal cruise. They still owe me a bunch of money from the one they cancelled and from the one I cancelled before final payment because of the money they owe me from the one they cancelled.
  2. I should have followed my own advice, but I was really wanting to do the trip. Hoping to get money back soon, but if more than 90 days after the promised refund, George is filing suit.
  3. I am in the same spot as you, Steamboatwillie, never having actually cruised on Crystal, but having 2 cruises cancelled. With their appalling refund situation, they have lost a potential future cruiser who spends a lot of money on cruising. I will stick with Regent, Oceania, and Silversea, who do actually give refunds in a timely manner.
  4. So I haven’t posted about the Crystal refund issue here before, but I think now is the time. I am a seasoned Regent and Silversea cruiser, with over 250 days on each. I also have cruised on Oceania quite a lot. I scheduled 2 Crystal cruises before the pandemic began, one for April 2021 and the other for September 2021. I did this mainly because friends raved about what a great product it was and how great their customer service was. I was notified months ago that our April cruise was cancelled and immediately filed for a refund. At the same time, the final payment for the Septemb
  5. To bring this back around to the original question. I received my vaccine today—the first of the 2 injections. I have to have the 2nd in 3 weeks. They gave me a wallet card and instructed me to not lose it.
  6. Lol, I am ready to book as soon as I know ships are actually going to sail. Don’t want to be disappointed again with a cancelled cruise—we have had three of those, and that is three to many.
  7. I would think it would take more than4 weeks to recall staff and get s the ship ready to sail. Staff has not been recalled ( I am FB friends with several). Ports aren’t open. Ship is clearly not sailing.
  8. George and I flew for the first time since February last Friday. On American. Planes were both packed, but they really did enforce wearing masks the whole time, and everyone seemed to cooperate. We were in the exit row, and the flight attendant was very friendly. They handed out a bag with hand sanitizer and bottle of water as you boarded the plane. I didn’t feel worried, though I honk they need to start adding back more flights.
  9. Totally agree. Plus the FACT that many people who actually have covid have false negative tests in the first 4-7 days of infection. We have been told this repeatedly in the health system where I practice as people will come in to be tested who are symptomatic, test negative and have been told they are fine and don't have covid, only to come back a few days later even sicker and test positive. Just because you test negative doesn't mean you don't have the infection.
  10. Unfortunately I am very pessimistic. IF there is a vaccine, how long will it’s effects last? Can a person get the disease again once they have had it? (Very possibly). What side effects will the vaccine have—could be significant and worse than the disease given that there has been no long term follow up of those vaccinated? I have entered a pretty negative mindset about all this, partly to avoid being disappointed yet again with having to cancel long made cruise plans, reservations,etc. I just go to work every day, wear my mask, wash my hands, because apparently that is how thi
  11. That is awful. I would either have a 3 hour (each way) drive--so it would basically take up an entire day for a 10-15 min appt. Or I can fly down and back in half a day.
  12. If it is totally random, which I doubt, then I really wish they would select someone else randomly. The way things are looking now, I am going to have to make a special trip to Dallas to get this done.
  13. My husband and I have virtually identical international travel--given that we almost always vacation together. On both global entry renewals, they have required me to have an in person interview, where as his is automatically approved. He is an attorney. I am a physician. Only thing we can figure is perhaps it has something to do with my DEA license.
  14. Another reason that I refuse to book another cruise until I know cruises have actually been sailing. I am tired of them holding onto my money. I have 2 cruises scheduled that are already paid for. Who knows if they will sail or not, but I am not booking any more for the time being.
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