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tlbutler33

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    Pasadena, MD
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  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    South

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  1. Just my opinion, but I think it is unethical of RC to still be selling bookings for June cruises when we all know there is no way they will sail. 30 days out from their tentative 6/12 restart and no announcements. How can a company expect people to change plans and bookings with that sort of notice, especially when every other cruise company in the world has already pushed out and came up with legit restart plans weeks ago.
  2. I got my email last night for FCC for our Oasis June cruise we canceled 2 weeks ago. It is broken down exactly 50/50 between my wife and I. The strange thing is the total FCC includes what we paid for port fees and prepaid gratuities. I thought those were refunded??? Anyone else have this ?
  3. I am on the sailing June 7th, and have paid in full since we are past the final payment date. Does anyone know if I cancel now, will I get the full amount in FCC or do they still go by the regualr cancellation policy percentages. Meaning if I were to cancel now under normal circumstances, I would lose 25%, and get 75% in a refund. SO I'm wondering if I cancel today, will I just get 25% in FCC and 75% in a refund. Then waiting 2 more weeks would be a 50/50 split according the regualr cancellation policy.
  4. We are on Oasis 6/7-6/14. Cabanas are all $999. Oddly enough though, the one with the water park passes is $998. Been priced like that since we booked 1/2/2020.
  5. True. Grandeur has been sold. We are booked on the repositioning cruise from San Juan to Baltimore next April
  6. I rarely write bad reviews. My wife and I are avid cruisers, and have loved Carnival for years. I just cant hold my tongue about this ship. We went the 1st week in January, and it was the worst cruise we have ever had. That being said, it was still a cruise and we made the best of it. This ship is just "wonky". Every area seems so jammed up that no matter where we went, it felt overcrowded. We have done almost every fantasy class ship, and we love them. Have also done the Pride and Vista, and never felt crowded. It's that crowded feeling that comes from to tight, not from to many people. Everything on that ship seems so close together. Example, we had an ocean suite, and in the bathroom the commode was angled and the front of it was literally 2 inches from the tub. You basically had to sit on it sideways... The atrium is terribly tight. The bar, the guest services, the computers, and the shore excursions were literally on top on each. The casino was super cramped. It was also the smokiest one I have ever been to. Even worse than Fremont in Vegas. The nicest area was the Red Frog Bar in the back of the ship. It was comfortable and spread out.(and great bartenders). Now the worst part of all, the ship was dirty. I mean everywhere we went. Public areas, public bathrooms were un-usable, sticky tables, and we never say a single worker cleaning. Usually you see them everywhere, constantly wiping and cleaning. We saw no one in 5 days. Also in our suite, lots of little things broken. Literal duct tape hold the corner of the bathroom mirror on. The closet door was rigged with a folded up funtimes and tape so it would hit the switch to turn the light off inside the cloet when door closed. Just a really bad experience.
  7. It's just the way the deckplan looks. It is a standrad size interior. From GoCCL: 9208 4G 185 sq ft Beds: two twin beds (convert to king) (CQ, GL, VA) Beds: two twin beds (convert to king)-one upper (FD) Beds: two twin beds (convert to king)-two uppers (LI) View: no window or balcony Bathroom: shower-toilet-sink Features: flat-screen TV, telephone, 110 AC current, individual climate control, hair dryer, safe, non-stocked mini bar unit, 3-closets, desk with ottoman seat
  8. I second HMC. Best beach in the world. Get the Beach Villa, it was the best vacation day ever!!!!
  9. We have done 6 cruises on Fantasy class. Sensation, Fantasy and Elation. I love them all. We did the Pride which is Spirit class, and really enjoyed it. Didn't feel crowded at all. We did the RC Navigator OTS and it felt very crowded. The biggest ship we did was MSC Seaside, but we did the Yacht club, and that was Heaven. We want to try the Havana area of the Vista next. But we always come back to Fantasy class eventually.... I love sitting in the promenade with a drink at hand and people watch.
  10. I booked a cruise on Grandeur last week for Jan 2020. I got $400 OBC for booking a JS. When I click on the cruise planner, it will let me pick excursions, and Spa treatments, but nothing else. When I click beverages or dining or internet, it says they are not available. Am I too far out?? This is only my 2nd RCI cruise so I don't know if this is the norm? I want to use myOBC to help the cost of the deluxe package. It tells me I can use it now. Thanks
  11. Never been on a cruise where we had to change clocks. Is this something new? Did it mess you up at all?
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