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  1. While I am sure there are many people that are happy with this scenario and are still wanting to go in May, I am not one of them. I hope Carnival at least gives those of us that are scheduled on one of the first cruises out the opportunity to cancel. Not interested in being "one of the first" to still go with things as they are. Also for those with jobs that have been out of work, this will probably be occurring just as some are to return to work. I am quite sure that many employers are not going to find this acceptable. And lastly while I do agree that they may/will make a really big effort to contain and control any contagions, with the virus still being quite active in the world there is virtually no way to totally accomplish this. I want to be able to enjoy my vacation, not continually worrying if I am going to be confined, that only a limited number of people can attend something (what do you do line up outside of whatever venue to see if we can get in, a ship that is probably not totally staffed or worse yet quarantined because someone thinks I might be sick. Again, for those that still want to take their cruise I am happy for you truly, but for myself and our 3 generations going its not the vacation we signed up for and paid thousands of dollars for. All I want is for Carnival to give us the opportunity to cancel without losing all our money
  2. Beamafar, we had the same experience recently on the Seaside. While the entertainers were very good, the loudness was quite often quite annoying and almost made you dread seeing them there! We enjoy background music but often the vocals and music were often so loud that you could not carry on a conversation (even sitting pretty far away). That was one of the few complaints we had and we did discuss it with the manager of the YC.
  3. I see the problem more as a "death by a thousand cuts". It almost seems like we see monthly or even more often "cuts" to the YC experience.
  4. That offer makes me want our stop there to be canceled!
  5. We have had YC balcony cabins several times on MSC. Very recently we did an inside YC and had no complaints about the room or storage. HOWEVER...let me issue a warning!! The plug and the hairdryer in the inside room fall almost directly underneath the smoke detector. If you happen to have fairly long thick hair you may well be in for a surprise. One night while drying my hair the steam (we think/thought) caused the firearm to go off. After what seemed to be an eternity and a visit by Butler, asst. butler, and someone from the fire dept. who had to radio the bridge to confirm there was no fire, the alarm was FINALLY shut off. Trust me the room seems really really tiny when the smoke alarm is going off!! A few nights later I again had to wash and dry hair so hubby was enlisted to fan while I was drying (I was sitting in floor as far away from alarm as possible) in hopes I would not set it off again, SUCCESS (I thought), I finished drying my hair and finally set hubby on his merry way to Top Sail Lounge. Little did I realize that apparently one of the products I use on my hair prior to using a flat iron would cause the "steam" build up yet again. Yes, you guessed it, I got to repeat the fire alarm going off and the subsequent visits by the crew before it was again turned off. I have used the same products and blow dryer (the one provided by MSC) in the balcony cabins before and this fire alarm thing has never been an issue. The only thing we can think of is the room being smaller and the location of the smoke detector in the YC inside room.
  6. For those who have actually received a Move-up offer, could you give us details? Such as when you received it (I think I had read 45 days prior to cruising). What were the bid minimums? And when were you notified regarding whether or not your bid was accepted? Thanks
  7. The new menus only began this past week on the Miami Seaside sailing The menus have been posted daily on a closed YC facebook group. Sorry but I do not know how to share them from there.
  8. On a Facebook page one of the posters has been posting daily the new YC menus that started this week from the Seaside. I know food is suggestive BUT the degree to which they have changed the menus is as I said above " underwhelming and disappointing". Below is my response to the facebook menus. I am very disappointed and underwhelmed at the menus. This will be our 4th YC cruise and I can attest to the fact the the previous menus offered more in both the selection and number of apps and entrees. Being a non-seafood eater the pickings for me are quite slim and if you are a beef or chicken eater forget it. The way it looks I'll be looking a ordering a Filet Mignon or Prime Rib (and NO not a flank steak or something cheap like that!!) One of Hubby's main reasons for doing the YC had a lot to do with the YC restaurant and menu. Another cut or two to the menu and we are gone.
  9. Faze41 could you elaborate a bit more? Both Celebrity and RCL have bid up programs that are fairly identical to each others, both using the same 3rd party to send out email offers, but they also offer a specific link to bid up without receiving an email offer. Did you receive the bid up via email? And were the offers similar to the other 2 lines that use a minimum and maximum bid for the offers? Thank you Spoilt
  10. When is this "Bidding program" supposed to begin? It's actually getting to be a fairly common practice. Right now its used by not only NCL, but also Celebrity and Royal. Not sure who is in charge of the NCL program but as far as Royal and Celebrity are concerned it appears they are somewhat managed by the same 3rd party. If you look under threads for both you will see the identical bidding set up for both. On our recent Celebrity Edge cruise we were booked in an inside (casino comp) cabin. We received several bids to upgrade. Example the bidding for a Infinite Veranda Room started at $ 400 pp to I think $ 800 pp. We passed on it. However the Upgrade Fairy does still live, . We were upgraded to the same Infinite Veranda category about 2 weeks prior to sailing. This was our first Celebrity cruise which I think may have contributed to the Upgrade.
  11. Went back and reviewed my dates. Original booking made using code 3/10 and discount applied on 3/30
  12. I also booked a 2021 cruise using the codes. At the time I booked they said it would be be applied shortly (it had to go to a different dept or something). Called a week later and was told that since the cruise was so far out, it would be applied but they were working on the cruises that had shorter time frames. (The skeptic in me wondered if I was being "had"). But after about another week they were true to their word, we received a new invoice showing the updated price.
  13. We had a super family on the Seaside. They were 2 connecting balcony cabins.
  14. We you able to use it booking online? I tried and kept getting a note that said Generic error
  15. I know last year (2018) there were at least 2 separate mailings regarding VIP casino cruise offers. Has anyone received one for this year?
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