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  1. Got my new booking number and reservation yesterday, July8th. Everything is exactly the same, including the stateroom. We booked an M6 stateroom(Front CC mini) of which there aren't many, so guess was logical would get the same stateroom. I also have another ship change (Grand to Regal) and am supposed to get that new booking by July 28th. Pooh
  2. At this point, I would sail on any ship just to be able to cruise again! This is definitely a 1st world problem! Grin. Now in my case, I don't mind at all since I booked so early and for some reason was able to get a S7(Window Suite) GUARANTEE stateroom! So since Regal does not have WS's, I will now be getting a suite for a price that is now less than a midship regular mini! At least that is how I read my reservation. So I am excited to say the least. Will also have to wait to see what my new reservation says. Says we will know by July 28th. Had my August, 2021, Alaska cruise changed too (obviously) from Regal to Majestic. Said would have new reservation by July10th and had mine yesterday, July 8th. In this case, since the same ship makeup, I got my same stateroom which is very nice(M6 category on this cruise). Pooh
  3. Got my first big credit card refund on 6/6/2020 for my 3/15/20 cruise that I picked option #2 for on 03/12/2020. got my second big refund (for excursions on three cancelled cruises between 7/12-9/12/20) on 06/23/2020. Now I am just waiting for my deposits back on two future cruises that I cancelled on 04/28/2020 which Princess says I will get back anytime between 06/28-08/15/2020. So far Princess has met its timelines with my refunds even though that was 60-90 days!!! So I feel Princess is doing its best to get things done. I will state also that all refunds were correct and to the penny owed. Pooh
  4. Well, I just got my second big refund from Princess to my credit card. I have one to go. On April 25, 2020, I cancelled my excursions for my July10,2020, Alaska Cruise and my 8/29 and 9/5 B2B Mediterrean cruisess On May 23, 2020, my credit card got my credits. Don't know how they do it, but I got around 10 different refund entries. Could relate some to certain charges but other amounts were a mystery to me. However, the total equaled to what I had initially charged so I am not sweating the small stuff. So all I have left are my deposits for my B2B. I didn't actually cancel the cruises themselves until April 28, 2020, so I know that it will be at least a few more days for that to come back to me. After I cancelled the cruises, and then Princess cancelled them too, I got a memo asking if I wanted the deposit returned to me as a FCC worth two times what I paid. I needed to advise them by 6/15/2020, otherwise do nothing and I would get my money back. So I don't know if my refund will be delayed due to that offer or not. Therefore my range of refund dates, in my mind, could be from 06/28-08/15/2020. So I will wait until then to call my CC company to refund me. I know others have had different situations, but so far Princess has honored their timeline with me, even though it might have been 60-90 days! Pooh
  5. Well, I just got my second big refund from Princess to my credit card. I have one to go. On April 25, 2020, I cancelled my excursions for my July10,2020, Alaska Cruise and my 8/29 and 9/5 B2B Mediterrean cruises. On May 23, 2020, my credit card got my credits. Don't know how they do it, but I got around 10 different refund entries. Could relate some to certain charges but other amounts were a mystery to me. However, the total equaled to what I had initially charged so I am not sweating the small stuff. So all I have left are my deposits for my B2B. I didn't actually cancel the cruises themselves until April 28, 2020, so I know that it will be at least a few more days for that to come back to me. After I cancelled the cruises, and then Princess cancelled them too, I got a memo asking if I wanted the deposit returned to me as a FCC worth two times what I paid. I needed to advise them by 6/15/2020, otherwise do nothing and I would get my money back. So I don't know if my refund will be delayed due to that offer or not. Therefore my range of refund dates, in my mind, could be from 06/28-08/15/2020. So I will wait until then to call my CC company to refund me. I know others have had different situations, but so far Princess has honored its timeline with me, even though it might have been 60-90 days! Pooh
  6. We won't be going on the Discovery until February 7th, 2022, but just wondering about the status of its build and if they have started back working on her yet? Thanks for any information you guys might have. Pooh
  7. Probably being done by a different department, person. I would wait around 10 days and it probably will show up. Before all this covid mess started, I had to cancel a cruise and got cruise stuff in one refund, then excursions in another, and then finally my water etc.(like your vow thingy) in a third refund. So I am thinking it will show up in shortly. Pooh
  8. Cancelled my March 15th cruise on March 6th. Chose Option#2 on March 12th. Got my 100% FCC for basic fare on 5/21/20. Got my full refund (EZair,Princess ins., etc) back to my credit card on 6/6/20. Pooh
  9. Where available I always book early for my cruise(when it first opens up) and if available on the ship in question, I book a WS (Category S7, Window Suite). It is treated like a regular suite but it doesn't have a balcony. For example, on our upcoming cruise in March, 2021 on the Sky, we booked very early and got one of the two WS's (S108 and S107). Since we booked early the fare pp is only $115 more than a midship mini if booked today (NOT a cc mini, just a regular mini). Several times the price of a WS ends up being less than a CCmini and occasionally even a regular mini! I love my WS's! If not available, then I get a M6 category CC mini-suite usually either M107 or M108. These as you see above are great rooms! So if I have to book an M6, I get a balcony but give up my suite breakfasts in the specialty restaurant which have been fantastic and the staff great so far (last cruise ended on September, 2019. Pooh
  10. I cancelled my 03/15/2020 cruise on 03/06/20 and chose option #2 on 03/12/20. On 06/06/20 I got 100% of what I paid in total (including vac. ins. etc.) back on my credit card. Exactly 90 days! So right now, I am sitting at no out of pocket for my cancelled cruise at the last moment!!!!!! But now I also have that FCC sitting in my account for $8,630!!!! And since I have 4 cruises booked for 2021-2022, to me that IS real money to be used as I believe we will be cruising in 2021 and on. So I would say yes, I am nicely ahead of the game!!! Pooh
  11. Yep, it is what it is, but then I have had some orders for stuff from small companies that haven't come even after 60 days etc. Thank goodness for credit card policies! I guess I am just shaking my head at how messed up retail is on all levels due to Covid 19 and the sometimes ridiculous regulations and policies in place that are hindering the availability and flow of goods! Sometimes I am too understanding and patient! Grin. Pooh
  12. YES Cruise Date: 03/15/20 (Panama Canal on Emerald) Option#2 form submitted online: 03/12/20 FCC received around 05/20/20- correct amount Full Refund to CC on 06/06/20- correct amount - full refund including Princess vac. ins., etc. Ended up waiting 90 days. Think this is ok as I am now whole PLUS I have $8630 in FCC on top of full cash refund! Thank you, Princess. Pooh
  13. Probably also the process to refund is easier for an airline than a cruise co. too. There are just so many more variables involved with cruise bookings that a real person has to review and handle. Maybe easier and more automated with just an airfare to refund. Need to keep that in mind too. I was a bookkeeper in my prior life (grin) and the thought of what Princess has to check and do and then refund and then see if the cc co. has already done so, etc. is just mind blowing to me. Pooh
  14. Not everyone flies United when cruising. There are many more airlines to spread out refunds with and then there are those cruisers who drive to port, so I would say that the volume is not as high as Princess. But that is just an opinion. Grin. Pooh
  15. Janet, I understand the time frame for refunds, but then again that tour company, and even United don't have the volume Princess is stuck with. I mean, if you take the time to figure out the number of bookings per ship per cruise times the number of ships and the number of cruises involved, the figure is mindblowing!!!! The money is sitting there. I am one of the fortunate people who don't need the actual refund to cc due to current situation, but know there are many out there that could use the money. But I truly believe that Princess is doing the best they can and be realistic. They just can't hire thousands of people for a few months to get up to date. But that said, I am glad to say my wait is over for my one cruise. Now I still have three cancelled cruises I am waiting for, but based on this first cruise it will be a long while, but it will come through in the end, I truly believe. But on to details...... Cruise Date: 03/15/20 ( Panama Canal Cruise) Cancelled cruise myself: 03/06/20 Turned in form selecting option #2 after Princess cancelled same cruise on 03/12/20- turned in form online on 03/12/20 03/15/20: Received credit on credit card for excursions, etc. 05/20/2020: Received FCC in my Personalizer. Amount was correct. 06/06/20: Received full cost of cruise that I had paid including vac. insurance, etc. on my CC. ( You can see that this is exactly 90 days almost when I first cancelled!!!) Pooh
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