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About richstowe

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    Montreal / Stowe
  • Interests
    Cruising & food
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Love them all but loyal to none. Very happy to be able to cruise with DW.
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Quebec City

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  1. Since I'm far far away from Australian , and this is as close as I can get to you guys , what do you think of "Love on the Spectrum" . It's now streaming on Netflix . My wife is a SLP who works with people on the spectrum . We both enjoyed it . (So sorry to depart from this thread's very important topic 😁)
  2. I'm reasonably sure those are countries. 😉 If that is so the existing cruise lines will be looking to migrate their ships to those areas that have recovered and reopened.
  3. Had to find out if your triple guaranteed refunds came in. Yes?🤞🤞
  4. Wondering when Princess will start extending their FCC's . Ours expire in February. Most likely we weren't going to use it. If however they decide to change the expiry date, as they should, that will change things.
  5. Our situation was very similar to yours but frankly I was happy to get a full refund. If we get to use the FCC, that'll be great though I doubt we will. Hopefully the expiry date will be extended but I'm not upset that " absolutely nothing was gained". I never looked at it that way.
  6. Yes to all of the above. Likely it's going to be a longish break from cruising for us.
  7. It's not just NCL that is in serious trouble . Which company is least likely to go bankrupt may be the question. The brands may survive after chapter 20 but not the FCC's .
  8. It seems in a world of hysteria, the CDC believes the only thing that can get you fired is action . Inaction is considered prudent with an abundance of caution . 🙄
  9. As they are part of RCI , I've got to believe that Pullmantur FCC's will be honored by the parent company . I'm waiting to see the first bankruptcy of a cruise company . Hoping for none .
  10. Agree ! I have my doubts about changes helping fight Covid but these changes should have other positive effects .
  11. I have no problem with cafeteria style buffets . I'm wondering if pre-portioned small plates would still be OK . This seems to be the direction cruises are going and it's a good idea . But you do serve yourself and I have watched people scoop the contents of multiple tiny plates and deposit the food onto a single plate and then leaving the empty plates right on the counter . Not a big issue for me in the past but today .......🤢
  12. We were very fortunate . We booked a 10 day Sapphire cruise leaving March first from Singapore . We waited and waited for Princess to cancel . The cruise before before us was only cancelled the day before sailing and of course many had already flown great distances to get to Singapore . Eleven days before sailing our cruise was cancelled as was the cruise before us . Again most had already flown there for that cruise . We got a full refund onto our CC in less then 2 weeks and 50% FCC for the whole package including air . Hotels.com returned 100% of our non-cancellable hotels . Again we feel very fortunate and realize that things went extreme just after us . With no cruise we looked for an alternative and got a great deal on a last minute AI in Cozumel . It was wonderful . We had a fantastic time there . We do have a good amount of FCC but may not end using it .
  13. I think this is OK news for those of us with credit . My FCC is in US $'s but my Princess account is in Cdn $'s . I priced out a Caribbean cruise and the FCC was automatically converted to Canadian at the 1.4 conversion rate .
  14. We ,like many, have significant future cruise credits (FCC) . There is a very good possibility it will not get used . In our case the credit must be used in less then 9 months , we would have to fly to cruise , and work schedules are an issue . I'm not complaining . We were fortunate enough to get our money back for our cancelled cruise so this is "found" money but still .... What about you . Will your FCC likely go to waste ?
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