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About Ginnyfyr

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    Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)
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    Travel, cooking, reading, all things Bon Jovi!
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity...closely followed by Princess
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  1. Thank you! I will be more disappointed for the friends we're cruising with as my husband and I cruise pretty often whereas this will will be the first for a couple of them.
  2. I hope they'll do the same for the next wave - we're due to sail on May 13! (fully not expecting they will cancel)
  3. Also keep in mind that any perks attached to your original booking do not carry forward with your FCC! Your new booking would be made at current (as of day of booking) rates and promotions.
  4. Being in the UK it might be different for you, but here in North America FCCs issued under the Cruise with Confidence policy absolutely can be used for existing bookings to pay the outstanding balance of the cruise fare portion only (not applicable to taxes, port fees, prepaid gratuities or transfers).
  5. What does that mean? You think your travel agent is going to try to take some of the money you are getting back? That's not how it works. A - if you booked through a TA, the form probably will not let you do the cancellation yourself. B - if you take FCCs, you will get taxes and port fees refunded to your credit card and the balance will be FCCs C - your TA has likely already received their commission so they have been paid. Their commission is business between them and Celebrity, nothing to do with you.
  6. We were in 1108 (fantastic location, by the way) and never heard a peep from the Rooftop Terrace. They didn't hold anything up there in the evenings so there was no foot traffic to be stomping up above our cabin. They showed movies some afternoons but we weren't in the cabin or on the balcony at that time anyway.
  7. Jamaica denied a MSC ship because of an ill crew member (who was later found to have the flu, not Covid-19) and Vision of the Seas skipped St. Lucia last week because they had a sick (again, not Covid-19) crew member (from what a lady in line with me at the San Juan airport told me on Saturday). A Princess ship was delayed docking in Ft. Lauderdale after it was learned that they had a few crew members who had recently transferred over from the Grand Princess (last I heard they were still waiting for their test results to come back, but since I've heard nothing on this morning's news I'm guessing they are either still waiting or the crew members are fine).
  8. I just looked it up and refundable flights will be rebooked by Celebrity; for non-refundable flights, whether booked through Celebrity or independently, it says to contact the airline directly for assistance.
  9. Anything booked through the cruise line will be covered under the FCCs, so air booked through the cruise line, drink packages, excursions, etc is all supposed to be covered
  10. I'm actually surprised you commented 3 hours ago and they haven't shown up yet!
  11. My husband and I just got off Summit yesterday and with the exception of one guy making a crack about Covid-19 while ordering a bucket of Corona, nobody even mentioned it! There were more announcements asking everyone to be diligent with hand washing and using hand sanitizers, and I did see more crew around the ship cleaning down hand railings, elevator buttons, etc, but otherwise it was the same fun environment on board that we've always experienced. We had a great time, as I'm sure you will!
  12. We had lunch there on Friday on our only sea day on Summit. Our total was $70 USD for the following: 1 order of each: edamame, miso soup, kobe beef ramen sliders (SO GOOD!), rainbow roll, 2 orders nigiri sushi, and 3 orders of omakase sushi (basically chef's choice of 5 pieces of sashimi). I recall the sashimi was $8 per order - there were 2 options - but the omakase selection came with 5 pieces while the other one (you could specify what you wanted) came with 4 pieces. I believe if you buy a specialty dining package, Sushi on 5 is one of your options, and I think they might offer all you can eat deals on sailings with more than one sea day...I'm pretty sure we got one of those on a sailing on a different Celebrity ship.
  13. Just off Summit today and hubby and I had a wonderful time. The only difference we noticed was when we were checking in at the pier, we were asked if we'd been to China, Iran, etc recently and the Celebrity rep actually flipped through our passports to make sure we didn't have stamps from affected countries. Otherwise, we noticed the usual hard work of staff around the ship cleaning hand rails, elevator buttons, etc, and of course they were making announcements encouraging lots of hand washing and using the hand sanitizer. We really didn't hear any guests on board talking about the virus - I guess we all figured if we were already on the ship, we'd made up our minds to take our chances (which was really not a concern for my husband and I - as I'm sure has been mentioned on here before, we're at more risk of getting the flu than we are of this virus...and really, the amount of alcohol we consumed probably killed any germs, lol). All the major cruise lines are now offering last minute cancellation policies where you'll get full credit to move to another cruise so now you have the option to move your sailing without penalty. It's not a fun vacation if you're worried about getting sick or quarantined the whole time!
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