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  1. I read it as Celebrity is not giving them that option--they must pick either a refund or the FCC. ETA: Unless you mean that the poster should force the friend to take the refund, and then she can book on her own, possibly endangering the friendship.
  2. Yes, that information was in Celebrity's FAQs regarding the FCCs.
  3. The cost varies depending on if it's a sea day or port day. When we were onboard in June, it was $99 for port days and I think $250 for sea days. Restaurants do not provide take out. If you rent the cabana, I think it comes with a lunch. I didn't think the lawn was that big a deal, TBH. It's a nice green space that has the hot glass studio on one end and the movie screen on the other. I remember there were signs about not walking on the grass, but that might just be in certain kinds of shoes, like heels for women, that could damage it.
  4. I posted earlier we requested a refund. I think if cruise lines had done what some of the all-inclusive resorts have done--"Change the Date, Keep your Rate," more people would have been likely to have re-booked even without the extra 25% FCC. I know we would have!
  5. That was why we decided on the refund. The same cruise we've had cancelled, with the same perks (but less OBC because we booked during the Veteran's Day sale) was double the price for the same sailing next year. Hopefully the cruise lines recover, and at some point, we'll see some prices that we're willing to pay.
  6. We decided to take the refund, as the extra 25% was only about $240 more PP (assuming I calculated the value correctly). Prices are so high right now, that amount wouldn't help much. If we'd been able to apply it to our fall Azamara cruise, we'd have taken the FCC, but since it can't be used across brands, the refund is better.
  7. I was just watching TV while working out and they broke in with a news conference. They said the person returned to NOLA on 3/5, and then to Ohio on 3/6, and the next day started feeling unwell. He was tested on 3/11 and they received the results the next day. https://www.dispatch.com/
  8. The Columbus (OH) Department of Public Health just announced a Columbus resident that boarded Carnival Valor on 2/29 out of New Orleans has tested positive for COVID-19. He is quarantined at home, as are two family members.
  9. In my email from Celebrity, there is a link where you can request a refund instead of the FCC. Also, it says we can request a refund up until the expiration date of the FCC.
  10. hiccups

    Coronavirus

    With so many cancellations already, that's a good bet.
  11. No apologies necessary! I certainly didn't think it would impact Azamara until I did a search on the website. Plus, I haven't seen the notice on their website yet. Thinking they might just contact those booked. I'm curious about the TA, though. Will disembarking in Miami count as a US sailing? Hopefully someone booked will keep us updated.
  12. I posted in the coronavirus thread Pursuit is supposed to sail from Miami on 4/5. It leaves Lima for the TA on 3/23, then the next cruise is 4/5.
  13. hiccups

    Coronavirus

    It's been posted on the Celebrity website now. We're scheduled to sail on Celebrity Edge on 4/5, so I'll be awaiting a cancellation email. https://www.celebritycruisespresscenter.com/press-release/1158/royal-caribbean-announces-voluntary-suspension-of-cruising/
  14. hiccups

    Coronavirus

    Doesn't impact Azamara, I don't think, but here we go in the US: https://www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/press-release/1435/royal-caribbean-announces-voluntary-suspension-of-cruising/ ETA: Just looked and saw the Pursuit voyage leaving from Miami on 4/5, so I assume that will fall under this suspension.
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