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  1. While the cruise industry awaited a decision on the No-Sail-Order to be issued, the CDC now recommends that travelers defer all cruise travel worldwide. The decision from the CDC to issue this advice is surprising, to say the least. It will undoubtedly shock the cruise industry, which has been making positive noises in the last weeks about sailing to take place this year. https://www.cruisehive.com/cdc-issues-warning-against-all-cruise-travel-worldwide/42932
  2. It will now be less crowded in every other bar and lounge onboard because everyone will be in the CL or SL. Coastal kitchen to be converted to a buffet style to handle the crowds too. Pinnacle Lunch now held in the Theater for capacity reasons. Free Pinnacle Cruise now a cruise that they cancel and give you $50 OBC for. People without the gold bar name tags will be given better treatment. Priority Checkin Line will have a 2-3 hour wait time Blue Seapass card to be coveted and offer an exclusive listing of perks that gold cards can’t get You won’t be able to go far without hearing “I’m Pinnacle and I deserve......” Welcome to Crown & Anchor Society Pinnacle Club - COVID Edition.
  3. Just announced - Quantum to Brisbane 2021/2022 cruise season. Serenade to Sydney for 2021/2022. Ovation remains in Sydney. Radiance to Miami.
  4. Wow. Guess we will all be pinnacle in 2021 LOL. Thank you!
  5. For a 7 night booking: So if double occupancy in a JS or higher, you get 28 points? If single occupancy in a JS or higher, you get 42 points?
  6. Terms & Conditions: Loyalty 2X Points applies to new bookings made on 10/19 – 12/31/20 to Gold, Platinum, Emerald, Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Pinnacle Crown & Anchor Society members. Loyalty 2X Points provides Loyalty members 2X Crown and Anchor points on sailings departing on 1/1 – 12/31/21 (“Eligiable Sailings”). Crown and Anchor points will be applied once the guest pays the booking in full and completes the sailing. When reserving, a valid Crown & Anchor Society membership number must be included in the reservation. The “Cruise with Confidence” program allows individual guests and guests in non-contracted groups who booked a cruise on or before September 30, 2020, for cruises sailing between June 12, 2020 and April 30, 2022, to opt-in for RCI’s “best price guarantee” on their current sailing, or cancel their cruise up to 48 hours prior to the vacation start date and have the option to either (i) move their booking to an eligible alternate sailing and receive our “best price guarantee” for the re-booked sailing (“Lift and Shift”) or (ii) receive a Future Cruise Credit equal to the amount of the cruise fare the guest paid for their cruise. Visit www.royalcaribbean.com/cruisewithconfidence for complete details. All other NRDB cancelled prior to final payment due date will receive a future cruise credit in the amount of the deposit minus a 100USD/CAD per person service fee. FCC is non-transferable and expires after 12-months from issue date. 100USD/CAD per person service fee applies to changes to NRDB ship or sail date. Deposits made toward Guarantees and Grand Suites and higher categories are non-refundable and are subject to NRD Booking Terms. Offer applies to new, individual and named group bookings confirmed at prevailing rates, as well as existing bookings for Eligible Sailings made prior to October 19, 2020. Offer open to residents of US, Canada, Puerto Rico and select countries in the Caribbean. Changes to the booking may result in removal of the offer. Prices and offers are subject to availability and change without notice, capacity controlled, and may be withdrawn at any time. Refer to www.RoyalCaribbean.com for complete terms and conditions. Royal Caribbean International reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update fares, fees and surcharges at any time without prior notice. Due to evolving health protocols, some imagery and messaging may not accurately reflect current onboard and destination offerings, or the public health standards and government requirements that modify or limit these offerings. Onboard and destination experiences, features, itineraries, and guest conduct rules vary by ship and destination and are subject to change without notice ©2020 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Ships’ registry: The Bahamas.
  7. CDC has been tripping over themselves since this virus started. Wear a mask. Don’t wear a mask. Airborne. Not airborne. Open school. Close schools. Doesn’t survive on surfaces. Survives on surfaces. Regardless of political persuasion, government is inept and shouldn’t be relied upon to make informed decisions. Be smart. Use your judgement and common sense to keep your family safe.
  8. Can anyone confirm Independence has the “real” and faster Voom internet?
  9. No - I’ve got enough FCCs to last me well into 2022. AND I have gone ahead and cancelled cruises now well into 2021. But I STILL think additional information would be nice and ADD confidence to consumers booking.
  10. The window for a 2020 cruise season begins to further dwindle after news of the Friday 10/2 cancellation of cruise line executives at the White House. Facebook groups and cruise critic message boards remain full of interesting topics of conversation - how will itineraries be impacted, what ships will be cruising first, etc. The time has come for RCL to begin to add clarity to this 2020 Covid Fog that we all find ourselves in. 1. What is the plan? Forget if the plan starts 12/1 or 5/1 - many of us still want to know what the plan is. Which ships will be first? Are you starting with 3/4 night cruises first? If so, how long do you anticipate that going until you branch out into longer cruises? What itinerary changes are you expecting? 2. What is the plan for testing? MSC seems to be doing it right. Testing at port using highly effective and accurate testing. Will RCL plan the same action? If not, what is the plan? Cost? How will you be confirming accuracy and consistency of testing? 3. What is the plan for shipboard life? We understand capacity will be limited, but by how much? How is CAS benefits be impacted? Will Diamond, Concierge & Suite lounges be restricted? What about specialty restaurant capacity restrictions - will costs increase as well? These are just a few of the “what is the plan” questions that need to be answered regardless of the first sail date. Consumers need and deserve clarity in this scenario as final payment dates for 2021 cruises approach.
  11. Meeting has been CANCELLED. Just breaking now.
  12. Based on St. Marteen cruise schedule, looks like some ships for Summer 2022 include: Freedom OTS Liberty OTS Symphony OTS Harmony OTS Jewel OTS Winter 2022/Spring 2023 Include: Enchantment OTS Grandeur OTS Freedom OTS Anthem OTS Symphony OTS
  13. With today’s Healthy Sail Panel announcement, it looks like cruising as we once knew it is gone (as is most things with Covid). Based on what we know now from today’s announcement (Mandate on masks, bubble shore excursions only, probably testing at own expense), how likely are you to consider cruising as your next vacation?
  14. Biggest disappointment from all of this is their lack of commitment to testing at the pier. This is a BIG red flag to me. Securing a Covid test 5 days or 24hrs before debarkation is going to be a fiasco. Plus the expense! FL tests range $119-$250 per person with results ranging from 1-3 days. Talk about an added expense for cruising. My cruise fare for a 3 night balcony room is less than my Covid test. I know these remain recommendations, but I hope RCL seriously considers testing at the port as their main testing resource.
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