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Fouremco

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  1. I agree, still very few solo cabins, but they've added 40 between the Edge (16) and the Apex (24), and 4 more are being added to the Silhouette. As for definition, it would have been far easier to state that the promo didn't apply to solo cruisers if that's what they meant. I'm pretty sure that when they say "single-occupancy staterooms", they are referring cabin capacity, not the actual number of occupants for a given booking.
  2. They need to read the fine print again. It states that "Single-occupancy staterooms are not eligible for this Offer", so if you book one of the solo cabins, you aren't eligible. But if you book a multi-passenger cabin and pay the supplement, there's nothing in the offer prohibiting a solo passenger from acquiring the double points.
  3. You need to read the fine print again. It states that "Single-occupancy staterooms are not eligible for this Offer", so if you book one of the solo cabins, you aren't eligible. But if you book a multi-passenger cabin and pay the supplement, there's nothing in the offer prohibiting a solo passenger from acquiring the double points.
  4. Are you suggesting that cruise lines should have different safety protocols for full charters than they do for regular sailings?
  5. Hopefully by September things will have improved to the point where you can sail as planned. Sounds like a great b2b combo!
  6. It would have been more accurate had I said that TUI and MSC have been front runners in the restart of cruising and both have disallowed b2b bookings. There has been a lot of talk about other lines following suit, but we still don't know what the future holds for Celebrity or many other lines. The Costa incident may well influence them further in adopting this protocol. Bear in mind that your ability to book a b2b doesn't mean that it will happen. Since March, Celebrity has allowed people to book cruises knowing full well that they would have to be cancelled. As a case in point, when the Canadian government closed our ports to cruise ships on March 13, Celebrity continued to take booking for Hawaiian, Alaskan and East Coast cruises requiring Canadian ports of call. Consider too that at the restart, cruises will definitely sail with a smaller passenger load. We don't know when things will restart, but there is absolutely no doubt that more people are currently booked for these cruises than will be allowed to sail. That's simply another example of being able to book not necessarily meaning being able to sail.
  7. I have a long list of other differences, but I agree, enough thread drift. 😷
  8. There were at least two breaches of what seem now to be accepted protocols for the return to cruising. First, the two cruises were 14 days in length each, and then there were some passengers cruising b2b on both cruises. It certainly illustrates why the short cruises and no b2b approach is being adopted by most lines.
  9. A couple of months ago, my DW was displaying possible symptoms. As we live together, there was no issue having me tested at the same time, even though I was asymptomatic. Today, however, things have tightened up considerably because of the huge demand, and I would only be tested if DW's results came back positive.
  10. Australia is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, created by a British Act called the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1901. I think that you'll find more differences than similarities between it and the US system of government.
  11. I've no personal experience, but this link might be of some assistance: https://www.cruisemapper.com/ports/buenos-aires-port-103
  12. Other than the short videos (with good sound), this webinar was terrible. Did Celebrity not do any test run to check video and audio before going live?
  13. Should we assume that you are a TA with advance information as you a quoting a document bearing tomorrow's date?
  14. LOL. We'll continue to pass and stick to Celebrity and HAL for now. Then we'll see what the future holds for these lines.
  15. Was that because of the ship itself or because of the passengers? We've not sailed on Carnival, but have seen videos of horror shows on some of them.
  16. Agreed. I think that there are some approaches that would be more palatable for the customer base than other approaches. For example, cancelling all existing booking and starting from zero might (or might not) be the easiest for Celebrity, but it probably has the highest PO factor of the options I've seen suggested to date.
  17. I've yet to cruise on any ship that I didn't enjoy.
  18. There are several current threads where this has been discussed, with numerous scenarios suggested on how Celebrity could reduce the numbers. As others have pointed out, however, everything is pure speculation at the point in time, so you aren't going to receive any actionable information until such time as Celebrity announces its plans.
  19. I'm just not confident that any 2-week cruises will be sailing that early in the restart, if in fact the restart is even underway in January. Unless you mean January 2022, in which case I would still go with Option 1, because of itinerary and length.
  20. Absolutely no question that Option 1 would be my choice, based on both the itinerary and the length. Two weeks in the Caribbean vs a month in the Med is a non starter, even with the upgraded accommodation. Additionally, I don't think that Option 2 will sail.
  21. DW and I were to celebrate our 50th Anniversary next March on a cruise that we subsequently L&S'd to 2022 because of COVID. The cruise itself will be every bit as enjoyable, but just not quite the same. Unlike you, @WrittenOnYourHeart, we haven't developed a Plan B as yet, but we a kicking some ideas around.
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