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  1. If I book a cruise for myself and DH in November 2020, and then I make final payment in September, does Carnival give me a full refund if the cruise is canceled because the virus is back? I don’t want FCC or extra OBC. I just want my $$ back. I’m platinum and have sailed 20-plus cruises in 11 years with them. I’ve been pretty loyal but I definitely want my money back if it cancels. I just don’t want carnival filing bankruptcy and taking part or all of my money. Or would my credit card company secure that purchase?
  2. I believe so. I use a PVP for this very reason. Sometimes she books a cabin and I never speak to her again. Other times, I have lots of questions. Please report back whether it works for you. Good luck.
  3. WHO: Are hand dryers effective in killing the new coronavirus? No. Hand dryers are not effective in killing the 2019-nCoV. To protect yourself against the new coronavirus, you should frequently clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Once your hands are cleaned, you should dry them thoroughly by using paper towels or a warm air dryer. American Society for Microbiology: Study Shows Hot Air Hand Dryers Spread Bathroom Bacteria Feb. 12, 2018 Washington, DC - February 12, 2018 -Bathroom hot air hand dryers deposited large quantities of bacteria on agar plates held beneath the nozzles for 30 seconds and grew 15 to 60 bacterial colonies each, according to a new study. Bathroom hot air hand dryers deposited large quantities of bacteria on agar plates held beneath the nozzles for 30 seconds and grew 15 to 60 bacterial colonies each, according to research published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. The vast majority of the bacteria appear to come from the bathrooms. Bacteria deposited by hand dryers are skin flora and/or environmental organisms that can cause invasive human disease, including bloodstream, ocular, and peritoneal infections. In most cases, patients sickened by these bacteria had a vulnerability to infection because of factors such as a permanent catheter, an immunodeficiency, chronic disease, or IV drug use. Apparently WHO is saying air dryer is fine. But the ASM says bacteria still gets on your hands. Nonetheless, I am hoping they change to paper towels. I know that’s not likely to happen.
  4. Ahhh. I see. It appears the American Society for Microbiology and the World Health Organization are BOTH wrong. Who knew 🙄
  5. Given the recent events, I’m wondering if Carnival will get rid of these hand dryers in the restrooms. 🤔 Look at the second to last paragraph. https://www.wthr.com/article/verify-can-you-contract-covid-19-automatic-hand-dryer I have always hated those. Sometimes I think Carnival does ridiculous things in the interest of being green. Kinda makes me curious if they have these in the food prep area. Yuk.
  6. I just received $100 OBC in October. It was on my S&S card already. I’m guessing that it can be used for anything but if you don’t use it, you lose it.
  7. OP, I’m also looking at the end of November for sailing out of Puerto Rico with $500 OBC and free drinks. However, health experts are saying it will come back in the fall. By then, I will have had to make a final payment. Plus, who knows what airlines will be doing by then. If I knew I’d get a full refund, I’d consider it. Also, no need to traipse all the way to Puerto Rico for doing those ports if no ports are letting ships in.
  8. I couldn't agree more. I've been on 25+ cruises and my favorite was the first one all by myself at the age of 23. However, I think my husband is worried that I'd infect him when I came back, if I ended up getting sick and/or had to be quarantined at home.
  9. Yup. I’m also getting these ridiculously great offers. My problem is no one wants to go with me. 😞 I think people are just scared.
  10. Luggage tag on Sunshine last week.
  11. That’s strange it is showing for you today when it expired yesterday. I just checked and have no offers. I even deleted the carnival page and revisited it. Nothing.
  12. Yes. But according to my pvp, there Is nothing left. All rooms on all sailings have been bought. oh well, maybe next time.
  13. Wow! Good for you! Not sure why it didn’t show for me. My PVP called me today. In the 11 years I have sailed carnival she’s called me exactly once. She saw me rooting around on the website and asked what I was looking for. I told her my troubles and even though she could see offers on her screen, I saw no offers on mine. The code 01H is long gone now. She said she will keep a eye out for anything she thinks would work for me. Apparently PVPs call people on the last minute cruises when they are at a close port that the client can drive to because last minute airfare is expensive. Glad to hear you were able to get in on the deal. 👍
  14. Nope. I verified the email with the casino dept.
  15. I don’t have a certain sailing in mind. I’m open to pretty much any eastern itinerary from any port, especially if the price is a good one. It’s like buying anything. I don’t know what I want until I see what is available. Now, like others, all my offers are gone, even though I just logged in and see this: An exclusive offer is usually for a target group with only a handful of sailings. Very frustrating. 😡
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