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  1. Even when using the pre-printed tags Celebrity provides I put them in the plastic luggage tag holders from Amazon and also do one on the top handle and the side handle. Do the same when exiting the ship with the numbered tags. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009PGOCUE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  2. The FCC should either be reinstated or be reissued. You should call Celebrity or your TA to investigate. The FCC should be good until the expiration date which I assume is 12/31/2021 for a sailing by 5/4/2022 since it was for a cancelled by Celebrity.
  3. From the RCL Singapore restart FAQ's testing will be covered by your cruise fare at least in the very beginning https://www.royalcaribbean.com/sgp/en/faq/questions/will-i-have-to-take-a-test-before-i-cruise Yes. All guests travelling with us must undergo a SARS-CoV-2 test within 48 to 72 hours prior to boarding and obtain a negative result. The cost of your SARS-CoV-2 test is included in your cruise fare for sailings departing on or before 30 January 2021, though we will continue to evaluate circumstances and update our policy and timeframe if necessary. Closer to your sail date, we'll provide clear directions for testing locations and details on the covered cost.
  4. Here is the detailed conditions of L&S that are in the FAQ pages. Which bookings are eligible to Lift & Shift (move to next year)? Existing bookings and new bookings made between May 6, 2020 and November 30, 2020 are eligible to be rescheduled to the following cruise year up through May 4, 2022 at the original price and/or promotion when selecting an alternative sailing of the same itinerary type, ship series, stateroom category, and voyage length within four weeks of the original sail date. The ship series must be the same for Edge Series, Flora and Xpedition; however, Millennium Series and Solstice Series are interchangeable. Only guests originally booked on a Christmas or New Year’s Holiday sailing may move to a Christmas or New Year’s Holiday sailing the following year. The decision to move a booking to the following year must be made by November 30, 2020, unless the booking: (i) was on an Australia/New Zealand November 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 sailing cancelled by Celebrity Cruises as part of global suspension, in which case guests have until September 28, 2020; (ii) was on a September 16, 2020 to September 30, 2020 cruise cancelled by us as part of global suspension, in which case guests have until August 5, 2020; (iii) was on an October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020 Australia/New Zealand cruise cancelled by us as part of global suspension, in which case guests have until September 9, 2020; or (iv) was on an October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020 (excluding Australia/New Zealand and Celebrity Solstice 10/16/20, 10/18/20, 10/28/20) or Celebrity Silhouette 11/8/20, 11/20/20 and Celebrity Infinity 11/16/20, in which case guests had until August 20, 2020; or (v) was on a November 1 - 30, 2020 sailings (with the exception of any previously canceled sailings) as well as our remaining 2020/21 Winter Season in Asia and Australia sailings cancelled by us as part of global suspension, in which case guests have until October 16, 2020. This includes rescheduling a 2021 sailing to a 2022 sailing through May 4, 2022. Bookings on March 14, 2020 - September 15, 2020 sailings cancelled by Celebrity Cruises as part of global suspension are eligible to be “Lifted & Shifted” under our Cruise With Confidence program. If a guest chooses to “Lift & Shift” a reservation on a cruise we cancelled to a future sailing, the 125% FCC or refund options will no longer be available. If the original sailing was subject to cancellation charges, the cancellation charges incurred based on the prior cancellation schedule will follow the booking to the new sailing. If the guest subsequently cancels his or her booking on the later sailing, the cancellation charges to be assessed will be the cancellation charges incurred: (i) under the original booking’s cancellation schedule; or (ii) under the cancellation schedule for the later sailing, whichever is greater. A guest may reschedule a sailing under “Lift & Shift” only once. Once the Lift & Shift option has been applied, the guest may not change the ship or sail date again without losing the original price and promotion.
  5. Also remember if you are a Captains Club member you should be able to use the 1 category upgrade to book the 1A cabin at the 1B price.
  6. Yes you need to call and get it resolved. One of mine they made a mistake on the new taxes/fees and they were off charging $270 vs $135 pp. No idea where they got their number but TA called and got it straightened out.
  7. The rules are different for suspended sailings. This was taken from the FAQ for suspended sailings. L&S for other reservations does expire on 11/30 (unless it is extended again). L&S should be the same base cruise fare and perks. Taxes and Fees will change to that of the new sailing. I've found it to be +/- $20 pp.
  8. Looks like the deadline has past for all sailings cancelled by Celebrity
  9. We are doing the same when pricing make sense. Remember you can watch available staterooms and switch to a better one later if one becomes available. I was worried that you had left it to the day final payment was due to do L&S. My advise is to make sure to submit at least a week prior to the final payment deadline. Glad yours is all set.
  10. They probably have the most opportunity to generate onboard revenue as well. Way more suites than other ships too. It's going to be all about $/passenger generated.
  11. I don't read anything into it. The program was initially introduced to give people confidence to either keep their bookings or to book something new in an attempt to help their cash flow. It originally was for bookings made prior to 8/20 then extended to 9/30 and now 11/30. I think you can look at it like the airlines waiving change/cancel fees as a way to make people reduce risk of making a new booking. I actually find the Lift & Shift part of the program pretty generous although it has it flaws as it doesn't apply to every sailing due to differences in ships and itineraries from year to year.
  12. Which is why I suspect the rumor is getting serious consideration. Like bundling all the perks with Retreat bookings has pushed Suite prices way up I'm sure that's what they would like to do across the board. If you want to book the room you must pay for all the perks as well as a way to boost the bottom line. I suspect that's the way it would be handled. Change the booking pricing structure to just bundle all perks with all staterooms leaving existing bookings alone. If you want to change your booking it would have to be to an inclusive rate.
  13. Also if you make your next booking onboard there is generally a reduced deposit and an OBC bonus based on the number of nights and stateroom category in addition to the standard booking perks. Then the reservation can be transferred to your TA for additional perks provided by the TA.
  14. You only have 45 days from initial booking to transfer to a TA. Different TAs offer different incentives to get your business. There are web sites specifically designed to allow TA's to compete for your cruise a simple google should get you to that site. Selecting a TA is a tricky business, one the the best suggestions is to chat with fellow cruisers onboard and get personal recommendations. Taking the highest offer may not be the best situation depending on the level of service you may require.
  15. And at some point if this goes on too far into 2021 you will be able to use those FCC when you can't buy TP 🙂
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