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  1. Agreed! We can hope for fall, but even that’s iffy.
  2. No, sorry—too many threads open at the same time. I tried to edit/delete but unable to as too much time had passed. Please disregard and thanks for letting me know. Nancy
  3. Today I received my new confirmations for the B2B cruises from my TA. Everything looked fine, taxes/port charges were correct, same cabin, so all is well. Hopefully RCI is getting their act together. Nancy
  4. From what I recall, step GF has a court date this coming week in Puerto Rico, where a trial date is to be set. I think the date was set for February 24th, but I could be off a day.
  5. I have thought about whether I would have approached the step GF if I were nearby. I don’t think I would have because that might have startled him, causing Chloe to fall. I have mostly lurked on this thread, but have been following the story since it happened last July. I sincerely hope justice is done for Chloe by convicting her GF and dismissing the lawsuit brought by her parents.
  6. Has anyone heard anything about the court appearance that was scheduled for today? This is the one where he was to officially enter his plea of guilty or not guilty.
  7. Solo OV on Celebrity Millennium Vancouver to Tokyo, 15 days September 11, 2020. $878 + tax. Senior rate.
  8. If the OP is still reading this thread, there is some valuable information here. Hopefully it will be helpful to your cabin mate as well as yourself.
  9. In my case, my roommate had the same insurance company, which simplified things quite a bit. Since my doctor’s statement/form is confidential, the insurance company couldn’t show it to my roommate, but they cross-referenced our claims and were able to use my doctor’s form for her claim. I wouldn’t have minded if she saw it, but the insurance company was very emphatic that it was confidential. She paid the solo supplement and was reimbursed very quickly, in less than a week.
  10. Yes, that’s exactly the way it worked. That’s why it’s important for both people in the cabin to have insurance.
  11. In addition to what I just wrote above, the person who isn’t going needs to cancel as soon as her doctor advises that she is not fit for travel. The insurance form the doctor has to sign asks when he/she diagnosed the condition and advised the patient not to travel. The insurance company expects the person to cancel very soon after that, like 1-2 days max.
  12. When this exact situation happened to me, I was the one who could not travel because of an illness. I was required by the insurance company (Allianz) to cancel myself off the cruise and show proof of the refund I received (taxes and port charges). My claim with them for the cruise was the non-refunded portion. My roommate was then considered solo in the cabin and the cruise line charged her a solo supplement. The solo supplement was paid by her insurance company because her policy covered that situation. The situation in which a person should be no-show instead of cancelling is when the person not going has no insurance or their reason for not going is a non-covered reason. If they cancel, their roommate becomes solo in the cabin and has to pay the supplement. If they no-show, the cruise line refunds taxes and port charges and doesn’t charge the roommate a solo supplement.
  13. I would be worried about making a 10:00 flight. You could make it, but it would be quite a stressful way to end your cruise. I wouldn’t book anything earlier than Noon. Last year my flight out of San Juan was originally scheduled for 2:30 and the airline changed it to 10:30, with no later flights available that day. Rather than take the chance of missing it, I stayed the night and flew on the 10:30 flight the next day.
  14. I did the zip line at Icy Strait Point. It’s supposedly the longest zip line in the world. What an adrenaline rush! It’s fairly expensive but worth the cost IMHO.
  15. Yes, Trip Advisor is correct. It would be nearly impossible. Try for Noon or later.
  16. I highly recommend a private tour rather than the big bus tour put on by the cruise line. I was in an 8 passenger van along with 7 others I met on Cruise Critic, and it was great having just the 8 of us. When we got to the beaches, we were all alone on the beach with our very informative guide. I don’t think the experience would have been as moving with 50 people rather than 8. If you can’t find a private or semi-private tour, the ship would would be better than not going at all. For me, this was a long-awaited once in a lifetime experience and I wanted it to be the best possible experience.
  17. Every ship I have been on has had a scale in the fitness center.
  18. On Rhapsody in November it was 1 punch for small and medium, 2 punches for a large. I was pleased with the medium, which contained 2 shots. The card can be used on future cruises if you don’t fully use it on your current cruise.
  19. Another issue with the OTC meds at the ship’s store beside being expensive, is that on longer cruises, like TA’s, the ship store sells out of the cold/flu remedies. So if you become ill and need them mid-cruise, you may not be able to purchase them, even at the greatly inflated price. I too carry my own first aid kit.
  20. SAS is what I always use. They pick up at FLL and drop off at the Miami cruise terminal for $15.00 PP each way. Very reliable. They contact you by cell phone and let you know where to wait for them and when they’ll be there. Go to ridesas.com.
  21. Since Indy sails out of Port Everglades, which is close to FLL, you would most likely make it. However, it would be advised that you get off the ship as early as you can and get a taxi straight to FLL. You might be ahead of the “rush” of cruise passengers in line at the airlines and security. I usually don’t schedule flights before Noon, but I would probably do this one.
  22. I recently got off the Rhapsody, and the mattress was very uncomfortably hard, even though I usually prefer a fairly hard mattress. I requested a topper and what I got worked very well. It wasn’t an egg-crate type. It looked kind of like the pillow-top portion of a pillow-top mattress, about 2 inches thick. It was wonderful.
  23. Another consideration is that your doctor has to do more than write a letter. The insurance company will provide a form for the doctor to complete, and the doctor will need to state that because of your medical condition, you are unable to travel on the dates of the cruise, and the specific reason why you can’t travel. To me it seems quite early for a doctor to state you can’t travel in February because of having shingles now. You have two months to recover. Anyway, no one can really tell you how to proceed, but you need to contact the insurance company right away.
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