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  1. No, not yet... but its only been fifteen days since RCI cancelled it.
  2. I'd love to know who the TA is. This is how I see it: If outside final payment and YOU decide to cancel, then yes you will lose the deposit because at this stage the cruise is still going ahead. You will probably lose the cost of the hotel and flights too if booked independently. June is a long way off. Personally I would pay the balance and see what happens nearer the time. If this all blows over you get to cruise, if not and you decide to cancel, the “Cruise With Confidence” policy allows guests to cancel up to 48 hours before a sailing. Guests will receive a full credit for their fare, usable on any future sailing of the guest’s choice in 2020 or 2021. The policy applies to both new and existing cruise bookings with a sailing date on or before July 31, 2020. If flights and hotel were booked independently those costs will likely be lost unless the airline/hotel will allow them to be rescheduled. If Royal cancel the cruise you will get 125% FCC which can be applied to a cruise or exchanged for 100% cash refund at any time up to 31st December 2021. If the cruise is cancelled because of the virus then most likely the flights will also be cancelled and become refundable. I would hope that you have insurance in place for this as a last resort, just in case??? We've just been through all this with our March 29th cruise. Its a case of whose nerve holds out the longest.
  3. Seems its OK for guests on those cruises to catch it and spread it
  4. Viking, is offering the choice of a future cruise voucher, valued at 125 per cent of all money paid, or a refund equal to the amount paid. Celestyal Cruises, guests will be offered the choice of either a future cruise credit valued at 120 per cent of original booking value or a refund of original amount paid. Disney, guests affected by this decision will receive a future cruise credit or a full refund Windstar, guests can choose a future cruise credit valued at 125 per cent of all monies paid to Windstar or a refund equal to the amount paid on the Windstar booking. Saga, offering customers a full refund or credit for future sailings.
  5. They may not 'want' to issue refunds but that decision may come back to bite them in the weeks / months to come. So far the following lines have all suspended operations; Viking, is offering the choice of a future cruise voucher, valued at 125 per cent of all money paid, or a refund equal to the amount paid. Princess, guests have the opportunity to transfer 100 per cent of the money paid for their cancelled cruise to a future cruise of their choice. Plus an additional future cruise credit benefit that can be applied to the cruise fare or onboard expenses. Virgin Voyages, Guests can receive 200 per cent in future voyage credit, which can be applied to another sailing, rather than a refund. This is double the value of an existing booking Celestyal Cruises, guests will be offered the choice of either a future cruise credit valued at 120 per cent of original booking value or a refund of original amount paid. Disney, guests affected by this decision will receive a future cruise credit or a full refund Windstar, guests can choose a future cruise credit valued at 125 per cent of all monies paid to Windstar or a refund equal to the amount paid on the Windstar booking. Saga, offering customers a full refund or credit for future sailings. Avalon Waterways, guests can move travel dates without incurring cancellation fees, land or airline penalties. Plus a bonus credit of $200 per person for a new reservation. The following are currently carrying on with operations: RCI, NCL, MSC, Celebrity, Azamara, Costa, P&O, Cunard, Silversea, Oceana, Regent Seven Seas, Holland America, Carnival, Crystal, Pullmantur, and many more...….
  6. I doubt it. RCI are happy for you to just cancel and receive a 100% FCC. No additional compensation or incentives to keep your original booking. Some are offering OBC and now I hear that Carnival are offering up to $200 in free drinks, excursion, and spa treatments to keep concerned guests from cancelling. Full details of all cruiseline cancelation policies can be found here
  7. All ocean and river trips are cancelled as of yesterday. Operations will restart on May 1
  8. Judging by the 'work in progress' pictures, Freedom has had a very, very extensive revamp.
  9. It actually says "US Citizens should not travel by cruise ship". Ships are going to be pretty empty if you all heed that advice.
  10. Thermometer guns are notoriously unreliable... https://www.businessinsider.com/thermometer-guns-screening-for-coronavirus-notoriously-not-accurate-2020-2?r=US&IR=T
  11. Carnival seem to have the same screening and cancel policy. But, to avoid knee jerk cancellations, they are offering "incentives" to guests who choose to proceed with their scheduled cruise between now and May 31st: $100 OBC for 3-4 day cruises $150 OBC for 5 day cruises $200 OBC for 6 day and longer.
  12. I'll help them by drinking Corona Beer on our cruise later this month, assuming they still have it.
  13. Yes you will get a chair as the connecting door cannot be obstructed.
  14. You are comparing apples to oranges... Scientists have studied seasonal flu for decades. So, despite the danger of it, we know a lot about flu viruses and what to expect each season. In contrast, very little is known about the new coronavirus, dubbed COVID-19, because it's so new. This means COVID-19 is something of a wild card in terms of how far it will spread and how many deaths it will cause. The measure scientists use to determine how easily a virus spreads is known as the "basic reproduction number," or R0. This is an estimate of the average number of people who catch the virus from a single infected person. The flu virus has an R0 value of about 1.3 - This means each infected person can spread the virus to an average of 1.3 people. Researchers are still working to determine the R0 for COVID-19. Preliminary studies have estimated an R0 value of between 2 and 3 - This means each infected person can spread the virus to an average of 2 to 3 people. Having posted this, will we be cancelling our cruise later this month? No. Unless forced to. Take sensible precautions - wash your hands - frequently.
  15. I can't see any info on guest entertainers in the app, only an overview of the venues themselves and the main 'Royal' shows, so I'm either looking in the wrong place or the app hasn't been populated with that information yet.
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