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jimmieg

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    Princess, Celebrity
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    New Zealand

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  1. Re: furloughs-"why would they do that?" You misunderunderstand who was furloughed or let go. Entertainment travel coordinators, ship supply logistics, etc are obviously (and sadly)not needed currently. More staff has been assigned to speed up refund processing which more people are reporting.
  2. When you rebook, you will have the opportunity to find an agency offering the OBC or perks you will not be using on the cancelled cruise. And likely some Princess FCC as well.
  3. FWIW - I find this a better way to look at the refund I also am waiting for: It was money set aside for a special cruising experience. If I don't get it back, I am no worse off financially, but I will have lost the experience. Others - crew members who serve us so well- who have much less than you or me have lost months of the ability to support their families. All my fretting will not get a dollar back a day sooner.
  4. Do not know the terms of the NCL infusion. Words is they carry the most debt of three majors While it is shaky for all, imagine terms of some current debt will be renegotiated as I do not think banks/investment firms want to own cruise ships.
  5. Sure they paid a premium for financing, but it is encouraging to know there are still investors who think cruise lines will make it. Closer than we were yesterday to being on the high seas.
  6. That's my take on it. Buffet just sold his airline positions, doubt he'd want a ship. CCL and RCL don't have extra dollars for expansion. Seems to me the buyer pool is small.
  7. Right now it seems NCL is offering equity and a board seat, for cash. Not outright sale of assets. If you want to buy assets, buy them cheap in bankruptcy where there will be little competition. No bank or investment firm wants to own a cruise ship.
  8. After cancelled spring and summer cruises, looked at September B2B Solstice cruises yesterday (Alaska/Hawaii). Would have booked until I noticed no shortened final payment date/cancellation date for September. So final would be due in June before they actually sailed first proposed sailing in July. Perhaps they'll adjust again if the really want new bookings, which I think they do.
  9. One of the boys of cruising is interacting and learning the stories of the wonderful international crew. This was very touching and gave me a lump in my throat.
  10. Since this Cruise Critic board represents a tiny fraction of the Princess cruising public, we really don't know how many are getting refunds at this point. Wish we did.
  11. Like any cruise change, you will rebook with any offers/obc available from Princess and/or your agent available for the new cruise.
  12. Check again. Might have been a momentary blip. Seeing lots of cabins.
  13. Handling a particular ship in crisis and adjusting a sailing schedule for future passengers are two different matters. I would have expected more in the way of responsiveness from a veteran company. They have a hole in their decision-making which will need to be addressed. (BTW - I've seen this response quoted, but it is not easily found on their Twitter feed, nor would most of their passengers turn to Twitter to find out what's going on.)
  14. And interesting then, that Cunard has (at least some of their graphics work here in the Princess facilities. And under Carnival Corp officers Jan Schwartz is listed as not only as Group President for Princess but also Carnival Australia. Definitely convoluted in my mind. Will be interesting to see who rises to the top in the current dilemma.
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