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  1. I'm guessing by your level of surprise that it isn't through insiders and CDC/cruise line sources. As is typical, the leaks you seek generally are nothing more than unofficial releases from the PR department. Perhaps you'll get read in when others realize that you have a need to know. Until then you'll just have to live with the fact that you are wrong about how it all works.
  2. The CDC and the cruise lines have a meeting and somehow news outlet insiders get invited to attend? And I'm the silly one. 🙄
  3. Yes, it is VERY ODD. Almost like the person who takes notes at the meetings to post on Cruise Critic missed the meeting. You just can't get good help these days.
  4. So clear thing up for me. If it is the latter, everyone knows that the cruise lines were forced to shutdown in March and cease operations. Thus everyone knows that the service could not be provided. Since everyone knows and everyone agrees on that, what then would you be disputing? Don't forget that when operations ceased, everyone with a cancelled cruise was compensated by either a 150% or 125% FCC award. In addition, the cruise line offered each guest the OPTION to CHOOSE to forgo that compensation in exchange for a 100% refund in 90 days. All you had to do was fill out and submit the online form. By submitting the form, you agreed to give up your awarded FCCs. You agreed to accept a refund of only 100% of what was paid. You agreed to a 90 day period for those returns. You might not like it, you might want it to be faster, but the 90 day period was clearly stated so you opted in the second you hit SUBMIT on the form. Just not sure what the dispute is as "I want it faster is not a dispute".
  5. Only one way to find out. Kidding aside, when you dispute a charge you are telling the bank that the cruise line fraudulently charged your credit card without your consent. Given that fact, banned or not, why would you want to do business in the future with any company that places a fraudulent charge on your credit card? Remember: Fool me once . . . Not only that, but you also have to consider that once you tell your credit card company that a cruise line (or any other business) has placed a fraudulent charge on your card, then in order to protect you, your credit card issuer could very well black-list the cruise line specifically so they could never charge anything additional to your card in the future. Welcome to the world of unintended consequences.
  6. Two thoughts come to mind on this topic. #1 - Why "extraordinary" things done by the butler? Given that they are just one of many, why not talk about extraordinary things done by any and all crew members? I can't see a reason to limit this to butlers. #2 - It the topic meant to be a clever way to get around just saying: "I have no real idea of what a butler does, and I want to ensure that I get every nickel and dime back in service, please tell me what a butler does so that I can make sure I ask for and get every possible service whether I need it or not"
  7. That is an odd question/accusation. Perhaps some projection? Are you being paid to lobby against them?
  8. Wouldn't the fact that there is only 1 ship make it easier to book an NCL Cruise? If there were multiple ships, sailing from multiple ports, doing multiple itineraries, on different days it seems that it would actually make the decision making process more difficult.
  9. You said there was NO WARNING issued, but then said that their announcement of what was going to happen wasn't a warning? Huh? warn·ing /ˈwôrniNG/ noun noun: warning; plural noun: warnings a statement or event that indicates a possible or impending danger, problem, or other unpleasant situation Sounds like a warning to me.
  10. Well...you said they were warned, and the poster in post #15 said there was no warning. Again...both of you can't be right. One has to be true, and the other has to be "fake news". You two should figure this out between yourselves. I'm not stating one way or the other. I just want you two to pick a story.
  11. So what you are saying is that the claims made in post #15 are "fake news".
  12. You make it sound as though NCL was given information that was subsequently changed causing them to have to change their previous decisions. Didn't the port make a decision early enough and stick to it so that everyone down the line could adjust? And since the cruise was cancelled, the cruise line refunded all of the money you paid to them for the cruise, correct? Does your contract with the cruise line contain a section where the cruise line accepts responsibility for your pre/post cruise spending? How much did the cruise line get from the port of Miami because they closed the port on them at the last minute? Quite unfair to just close the port when the arrival/departure of the ship was contracted for and thousands of arriving/departing passengers were counting on the port keeping their part of the agreement.
  13. So either NCL ignored the port authority's warnings or NCL wasn't warned. You can't both be right. Can we pick and stick with one set of facts? I'm still wondering when someone will advocate for the port to issue compensation to NCL for not giving them prompt and unchanging information on which to base their decisions. Too many people with their hand out...
  14. Sounds like you were all in the same boat. You complain that NCL couldn't give a quick and definitive answer, but then say they were only warned of a high probability of port closure (why couldn't they just decide on the port...open or closed). I don't see how NCL could inform you until NCL was given concrete information...and the time to weigh and consider their options before reaching their own concrete decision. BTW...never too late to recoup travel related charges. This is what travel insurance is for. You'd have to be willing to assume a big financial risk to travel during hurricane season without travel insurance.
  15. Interesting that you think a company "should do right by it's customers" given the circumstances. Would you advocate in the same way considering that the Port of Miami is the business and NCL is their customer? What do you think the fair compensation should be in that case? Doesn't NCL have a right to complain that decisions on the port weren't quickly made and then stuck to?
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