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  1. We are vaccinated and would definitely book something if it was someplace we'd like to travel to.
  2. We were also booked on this cruise and when it was cancelled we requested the full refund. It was a nice Christmas present yesterday when the credit showed up on my credit card. 3 1/2 weeks for a refund was really great. Thank you Holland America for doing this.... Stay safe everyone - and hopefully some day cruising will return to normal.
  3. Go Port Canaveral owes many travelers refunds for cancelled cruises starting back in March 2020 - check on tripadvisor under reviews and you will see many unhappy cruisers. Myself included. Still waiting for promised refund from 3/30/20 at approx. $280. Ours included a night at hotel in Orlando. Just a warning to those that didn't know this. Safe travels.
  4. Do NOT use Go Port Canaveral. They had excellent reviews in the past. We had a cruise booked out of Port Canaveral for April 2020 that was cancelled by Carnival. The three of us had booked them as a package pick up at MCO, drop off at Hampton in Orlando, pick us up the next morning at hotel and drop us at cruise terminal in Port Canaveral and then picking us up after the cruise and dropping us back at MCO airport. Cost was approx. $280. When Carnival cancelled cruise Go Ports first email said we would get 100% refunded because Carnival cancelled due to Covid. The next email said we
  5. Someone had told me you only have a short amount of time to dispute it on your credit card. Since our cancellation was 3/30/20 I didn't think I could back to Discover and tell them I wanted to dispute it with them because it was 6 months ago. I'll check with them and see if I have any recourse to get my $279 back. Thanks for your information.
  6. At the time we booked they had excellent reviews thru Trip Advisor. Our $279 included picking up 3 people at Orlando Airport - shuttle to Orlando Hotel - One night paid at the hotel - Shuttle pick up from hotel and to the port of Canaveral before the cruise and also picked up after cruise and taken back to Orlando airport. As we are "seniors" and have never used Uber and did not want to deal with renting a car we chose this option. Doing research and looking at the reviews it would have been a great deal. Of course at that time - no one knew there would be cancellations, etc. due
  7. We are in the same situation with Go-Port. We cancelled 3/30 and were told at that time that we would receive a $100% refund in a couple weeks due to the fact that Carnival had cancelled our cruise in April. That amount was $279. About a month later when I checked status it was changed to 70% refund per the contract that we signed. I've been reading reviews on Tripadvisor and so far it looks like no one has received any money from them. The standard reply to any requests are - because of covid they do not have office staff to handle the situation at this time. 6 Months late
  8. I was talking about cash payment from an insurance company We had cruise planned on Disney Magic for February this year (before Covid). We were ready to head to airport the day before and Grand daughter (8 years old) woke up with 105 Temp. We called and cancelled everything. Parents took her to ER and they diagnosed her with Flu B and she was sick for a full week . Insurance with Disney refunded all money paid for the 8 of us. Spirit was nice enough to give us credit to fly in future. Pre hotel cancelled with no problem. Only money we did not receive back was t
  9. Thank you so much - this really helps explain it.
  10. This is what I thought maybe everyone was receiving from their TA's that gave OBC. $50 or $100 or maybe a free dinner at one of the specialty restaurants. But reading thru this forum it says that the TA usually receives 10 - 16% of basic cost of cruise and port fee. And some people are receiving 10% from their TA - then how does the TA make any money? I feel stupid asking this - but feel I must be missing the point somewhere along the line. I apologize for this :) And I do appreciate everyone who has helped me try to understand the TA's OBC offered to their clients.
  11. I really appreciate all the great responses I've received on this forum. I like to get other peoples opinions on what I think to make sure I've made good choices.
  12. Thanks for all the responses. I will consider all these choices when I book my next cruise. Right now I'm just hoping that our February and March cruises will be a go. Have a nice weekend to all.
  13. After recently reading a lot of the CC comments on OBC from Carnival and OBC from their TA's I have a quick question. All but one of my past cruises we have booked thru a TA that is also considered a friend. She has been a TA forever. We have never received any kind of OBC or perks from her. When reading thru the different comments it seems that a lot of the TA's have given their clients OBC. I never knew any of them did this. I have always done all of the research on my own and just emailed her the ship, the dates, the exact room that we wanted and she would book it. I ha
  14. We are scheduled on the Magic on 3/27/21 (from a cancelled trip this year). I told my sisters the same this - hopefully dry dock goes as planned and we aren't cancelled again. By then we will have purchased air and pre-cruise hotel too. So fingers crossed for both of us to finally get to cruise again
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