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  1. Option 2. We have 2 more cruises already booked but want money back now for our March cruise. Will deal with paying for future cruises when the dates get closer and we wee what's happening at that time
  2. We will cancel our March 28 cruise but I don't think I"d cancel a cruise booked for this summer! I'd wait and see what happens closer to the pay in full date. I certainly hope things will calm down by then!!
  3. Do you guys know if this FCC can be used on a cruise already booked with an agent or does it have to be used on a new cruise or a cruise already booked directly through Princess?? I know it can be used for a cruise already booked but not sure if that includes cruises already booked through an agent other than Princess???
  4. We collect Hilton pts so it is Doubletree for us. They have a free shuttle to the port and will also shuttle you to nearby restaurants if you wish. I would compare prices and see which gives you the most for your money.
  5. Where are you trying to go?? It is easier to use taxis/uber(IMO)
  6. Generally speaking insurance covers events that happen to you that are covered. So if you actually get sick and cannot go on the cruise then you'd be covered. Insurance doesn't cover "worry". So if you decide to cancel a trip because you are "worried " about what might happen then that's not covered. So far the virus has not made it across the ocean to Canada and the USA except for folks who were actually in China and they are in isolation.
  7. Paris is not a one day city. In my opinion if you want to go to Paris you should spend a week there. Would you try to see NYC in one day??
  8. I don't think this is a good way to actually see Paris. 6 hrs on a bus would not be my pick for an excursion to anywhere!
  9. I don't understand worrying about the corona virus on a cruise to Alaska?? We do not have a big outbreak here in the USA . What is your fear??
  10. I would not go to Asia on a cruise right now but other than that I have no worries about cruising. We have 3 booked at the moment. I agree that getting sick on cruise ships happens all the time. We wash our hands at home the moment we get into the house from being outside. We wash our hands on the ship when we get back to our cabin. A "cold" is not the same as a flu virus.This corona virus is not killing more people than have died from a typical flu . It is just that in China it wasn't handled properly when it first started. The rest of the countries dealing with it seem to have a correct handle on how to approach it now. I am not worried.
  11. Yes,That's plenty of time assuming your flight is on time. It is interesting to me that folks that fly in from all over are comfy arranging this as you never know when a plane will be delayed or cancelled for some reason. We live only about an 1 1/2 hours from the port and still like to drive up the day before. Up to you how safe you feel with this sort of arrangement.
  12. It sounds like your TA has a much larger chunk of business with Princess than the local TA. It is quite possible that Princess only does what you experienced for those companies with very large amounts of business and not for the smaller firms. I agree that in this time a TA would usually try to do their best for their customers but in this case I don't your friends can go and change things as it is quite late in the process. I imagine it is a learning experience to consider for the next cruise.
  13. You might see if the rental car locations in Long Beach will shuttle you to the port after you drop your car. In some cities they will do it and in others they will not. It should say on their web sites.
  14. Thanks all for explaining about the window suites on Deck 6. We are booked on a cruise in May of 2021 and all of those suites on Deck 6 are booked already! I couldn't understand what was so special about them that they'd be booked before the mid ship suites on Deck 10. Now I understand better. We will stick with our Deck 10 suite as we don't sail these days unless we have a balcony! Windows just don't work for us. Thanks for taking the time to explain your thoughts.
  15. Thanks for explaining! We don't sail these days without a balcony so are in a full suite on Deck 10 in May 2021. I haven't been on that ship yet so was wondering about all this
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