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    Cunard, Princess
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    Greek Islands

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  1. Yeah that made no sense since the disembark date in FLL was 11/2/21, after the ban on >7 day cruises in US ports would be over. These cancelations weren’t done with a lot of thought, especially since the European itinerary cruise immediately preceding the TA is not canceled. How do they think the PP will relocate to the Caribbean without crossing the Atlantic? 😜 Such a premature decision with nearly a year to go, during which anything can happen.
  2. We were booked on the Venice to FLL portion also. Strange they canceled it when there is so much time between now and then, and more importantly the ship wouldn't even reach the US port until November 2, after the end date. Obviously not much thought went into choosing which cruises to cancel, especially since they could have had this one disembark in the Bahamas if they were worried about it it being a technical violation. It's almost as if they let the computer decide rather than looking at each cruise to see what they could save.
  3. What I’m anticipating is that the private drivers will have a limited list of the usual excursion sites, restaurants and shopping locations that the passengers would have to choose from, and those places would be closed to the locals while the ship is in port.
  4. If a single tour operator can control a bus full of 50 people, I’m sure a private car driver can manage 2-4 passengers. Private cars through the cruise line will probably become very popular as they seem to be the best of both worlds.
  5. Just noticed where you're from.....I work at Sullivan CF in Fallsburg
  6. I thought about that.... but if that's their plan, they'd be taking a huge risk of people not booking another cruise. Plus the hassle and expense of Princess staff canceling and rebooking what could be perfectly good sailable cruises by the time we get there.....I just don't see them giving up so many "birds in the hand" to make a few more bucks when the cost of losing bookings could be so high. What I don't get is why not just change the ships or itineraries without canceling the cruises? Then people could just decide if they want to keep their booking anyway and Princess wouldn't ha
  7. I know the feeling....I'm worried about next year's transatlantic on Pacific Princess being canceled if they're truly getting rid of the smaller ships, since she's the smallest!
  8. If the ship were made up entirely of CC members I'd agree with you, but CC represents a small fraction of the cruising population. Many passengers do ship excursions so the ship will still be less crowded. And don't forget, the ships won't be at full capacity, so it will be no worse than a sea day but with half the usual number of passengers than what were used to. Speaking of sea days, maybe crossings will become more popular. The QM2 does them every week.
  9. I don't think they can bump someone who has already booked at the pre-Covid price just to get more passengers at the higher price. They can cancel a cruise but not pick and choose individual passengers to cancel.
  10. I had the same problem on our accounts as well....and the FCC amounts that they did give us had already posted to our 2021 booking, but I just checked today and our discount finally reflected the full amounts.
  11. Oh ok....so it goes back to the bank on the cruise personalizer. Good to know!
  12. Finally this week the FCC was applied to my 10/2021 booking that I'd made in January before the first pause. However, there is still some credit missing...my booking had double the fare paid as credit, but not DH's booking. So instead of 2220 as it should be, it's a total credit of 1665. Also, it's not showing up under payments, it's showing as a deduction from the cruise fare, which looks like it means none of it will be refundable if I cancel.
  13. Are you sure? I was under the impression all of these FCCs are good until May of 2022.
  14. Hmm, well I am never lucky so I am thinking it is the former... they are getting better. Of course now I am second guessing myself, because I had been making monthly payments until around April and had half of the cruise paid off. If Princess cancels with their usual offer of double FCC I could have put twice the amount of my refund toward my October 2021 Pacific Princess 19-day transatlantic cruise. I already did this with the prior sailing on 10/31/20 which was canceled. Maybe I should rebook lol
  15. Canceled my 11/5/20 cruise last Saturday 6/27 and card was refunded today.
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