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#21
Dallas, TX
110 Posts
Joined Apr 2010
Originally posted by StudentoftheWorld
Sorry to hear that! Hopefully, you'll get that email soon. I put a deposit down just now without issue. #1190.
Thatís good to hear... I guess a system glitch or something for me. Hopefully, Iíll get my email soon.
#22
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
7,524 Posts
Joined May 2000
Originally posted by RMS Olympic
Eroller....Ernie, you had me crying this morning having found your album on the FairSea. Anything Sitmar makes me emotional as it represents a time when cruising was elegant and social. Today it's people wanting diversions, being tech connected and heaven forbid being social.
My hope is that Virgin designs a cLass act but not stuffy, and conducive to socializing. Maybe I'm getting too old but sitting at a dining table with people on their phones or iPads isn't my idea of cruising. But thanks for my Sitmar fix.

Sitmar was awesome, as was Home Lines, the Italian Line, and so many others. A different time and a different style of cruising that doesn't exist today.

Funny thing about FAIRSEA. Six years after that Mexican Riviera cruise I would find myself working onboard her as a Purser. I lived on the ship almost 8 months. One of the best experiences of my life.

I don't really associate Virgin with being traditional, but just being adult-only and void of all the gimmicks (go-cart tracks, flow riders, ropes courses, etc) should make for a very nice experience. I do think we will see a lot of innovation when it comes to the onboard product. Everything from cabins to even the service I think will be reinvented in some way.
#23
Citrus Springs, Fl.
4,540 Posts
Joined Jul 2002
Ernie, off topic.....Saga Discovery. Is there a North American agent for Saga? There is a 7 night Sept 2019 to Norway that has my attention.
#24
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
7,524 Posts
Joined May 2000
Originally posted by RMS Olympic
Ernie, off topic.....Saga Discovery. Is there a North American agent for Saga? There is a 7 night Sept 2019 to Norway that has my attention.

David Morris International has recently been appointed to represent Saga for sales, marketing, and reservations in North America.

An intersting tidbit ... apparently the new Saga ships were originally designed to be new Azamara ships, but Azamara passed and Saga picked upped the option from the shipyard.
#25
469 Posts
Joined Jan 2007
DH found out about Virgin Voyages and boy is he in! Number 1309 on the pre-sale list earlier this afternoon.
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#26
Bay Area, CA
464 Posts
Joined Apr 2005
I just signed up today, #1360! We enjoy flying Virgin America, too bad it’s going away now that Alaska Air bought it, they had such a fun and slightly upscale attitude. We are intrigued by the big yacht and adults only idea, and we love our dining and cocktails!
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Grand Princess, October 2018, 7-night Pacific Northwest
Celebrity Reflection, January 2019, 14-night Southern Caribbean

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Celebrity Edge, January 2020, 7-night Western Caribbean

SAILED:
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Grand Princess, October 2017 - 7-night CA Coastal
Azamara Journey, March 2015 - 12-night Parks of Panama
Azamara Journey, March 2015 - 12-night Costa Rica Coast to Coast
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Celebrity Century, Sept 2014 -12-night Alaska
Celebrity Eclipse, January 2014 - 14-night Southern Caribbean
RCCL Oasis, January 2014 - 7-night Caribbean
Celebrity Solstice, May 2013 - 9-night Pacific Coastal
Celebrity Eclipse, January 2013 - 14-night Southern Caribbean
Celebrity Infinity, Sept-Oct 2012 - B2B 32-night Panama Canal
Celebrity Infinity, March 2012 - 14 night Panama Canal
Celebrity Constellation, January 2011 - 14 night Southern Caribbean
Celebrity Xpedition, Sept 2010 - 11 night Galapagos Islands & Quito, Ecuador
Celebrity Infinity, April 2010 - 29 night Panama Canal B2B
Celebrity Equinox, January 2010 - 11 night Western Caribbean
Norwegian Sun, October 2009 - 11 night Mexican Riviera
Celebrity Infinity, April 2009 - 29 night Panama Canal B2B
Sapphire Princess, PCL, January 2009 - 7 night Mexican Riviera
Celebrity Millennium, May 2008 - 14 night Alaska
Celebrity Infinity, May 2007 -13 night Alaska
Celebrity Infinity, April 2006 - 10 night Mexican Riviera
Celebrity Zenith, Dec 2005 - 5 night Caribbean
Celebrity Mercury, May 2005 - 11 night Mexican Riviera
Sapphire Princess, PCL, Nov 2004 - 10 night Mexican Riviera
RCCL Voyager of The Seas, Nov 2003 - 7 night Caribbean
Regal Princess, May 2002 - 10 night Alaska
Sun Princess, May 2001 - 3 night Vancouver
#27
Florida
3,845 Posts
Joined Jan 2005
I just signed up this morning and I'm number 1389. Very curious about this ship.
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#28
Atlanta
1,278 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
I love the Virgin product, but I donít see any advantage to putting $500 down as a deposit. No mention of a discount or OBC after keeping my money for over a year!?


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#29
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
7,524 Posts
Joined May 2000
Originally posted by CineGraphic
I love the Virgin product, but I donít see any advantage to putting $500 down as a deposit. No mention of a discount or OBC after keeping my money for over a year!?


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Just secures that you will will have the first opportunity to confirm space when it opens up. Nothing more. Nothing less. If you have any desire to be on the maiden voyage itís the best way to ensure that happens. If you donít care about the maiden voyage, youíre probably fine waiting.
#30
Atlanta
1,278 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Originally posted by eroller
Just secures that you will will have the first opportunity to confirm space when it opens up. Nothing more. Nothing less. If you have any desire to be on the maiden voyage itís the best way to ensure that happens. If you donít care about the maiden voyage, youíre probably fine waiting.


A $100 future cruise deposit with Princess gives you OBC.


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#31
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
7,524 Posts
Joined May 2000
Originally posted by CineGraphic
A $100 future cruise deposit with Princess gives you OBC.


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Well this isnít Princess and itís a brand new cruise line with a prototype ship. A little different.
#32
Atlanta
1,278 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Iím well aware that itís not Princess, Iím just showing that other lines give you more for your money.
Iíll sail with Virgin, but I wonít let them hold onto my money for over a year just to be one of the first to make a reservation. Thereís not even a guarantee that youíll be able to book a cabin on the maiden voyage.


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#33
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
7,524 Posts
Joined May 2000
Originally posted by CineGraphic
Iím well aware that itís not Princess, Iím just showing that other lines give you more for your money.
Iíll sail with Virgin, but I wonít let them hold onto my money for over a year just to be one of the first to make a reservation. Thereís not even a guarantee that youíll be able to book a cabin on the maiden voyage.


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Thatís fine then. Donít do it. To each his own.
#34
SW Florida
2,479 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
Originally posted by CineGraphic
Iím well aware that itís not Princess, Iím just showing that other lines give you more for your money.
Iíll sail with Virgin, but I wonít let them hold onto my money for over a year just to be one of the first to make a reservation. Thereís not even a guarantee that youíll be able to book a cabin on the maiden voyage.


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Wasnít impressed with Princess! We booked a dummy cruise on board the Island Princess in February while sailing the Panama Canal! Will probably cancel and get my deposit back which they can keep for 2 years.
Sense of adventure here! Well worth it to us to see what Virgin Voyages comes up with. Yes, Like eroller says, ďto each his ownĒ.
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Booked: Horizon, Symphony OTS, Nieuw Statendam, Edge, Preziosa, Seven Seas Mariner, and (deposit on) Virgin Voyages


#35
Atlanta
1,278 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Originally posted by Fighterone
Wasnít impressed with Princess! We booked a dummy cruise on board the Island Princess in February while sailing the Panama Canal

The Island is the worst ship of the fleet, due to renovations that added more cabins and took away a lounge and other public spaces. Princess never figured out how to accommodate the extra passengers in the dining rooms and other venues.
The changes were so poorly received, that they cancelled the exact same changes for the Coral Princess. The untouched Coral is considered by many as the fave of the fleet.



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#37
Michigan
224 Posts
Joined Nov 2016
Has anyone received a confirmation email? I see the charge pending on my credit card, but haven't received any other confirmation other than the page that was displayed after signing up.
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Norwegian Star 12/24/06 - Mexican Riviera
Norwegian Getaway 11/27/16 - Western Caribbean

Anthem of the Seas 8/31/17 - Canada & New England
#38
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
7,524 Posts
Joined May 2000
Originally posted by timf2001
Has anyone received a confirmation email? I see the charge pending on my credit card, but haven't received any other confirmation other than the page that was displayed after signing up.

Yes I received a confirmation email almost immediately after I submitted payment. You might want to check your spam.

FYI in the email, it states if I need to cancel, just reply to the email and send the request.
#39
Michigan
224 Posts
Joined Nov 2016
Originally posted by eroller
Yes I received a confirmation email almost immediately after I submitted payment. You might want to check your spam.

FYI in the email, it states if I need to cancel, just reply to the email and send the request.
Thanks, I did find it in Spam. Should have thought to look there first.
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Past Cruises:
Windward 1996? - Southern Caribbean
Norwegian Star 12/24/06 - Mexican Riviera
Norwegian Getaway 11/27/16 - Western Caribbean

Anthem of the Seas 8/31/17 - Canada & New England
#40
delaware
152 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
Originally posted by eroller
Yes I received a confirmation email almost immediately after I submitted payment. You might want to check your spam.

FYI in the email, it states if I need to cancel, just reply to the email and send the request.

Mine went to spam also. But it won't in the future. And for someone saying you won't get OBC or a discount that's ok with me but I'm sure they will come in due time. Like eroller said, I'm just looking to secure the maiden voyage.
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NCL Escape 1/6/19
RCCL Anthem of the Seas 3/19

NCL Bliss 12/19

NCL Breakaway 3/18
NCL Breakaway 4/17
RCCL Anthem of the Seas 2/17
Disney Fantasy 12/3/16
NCL Pearl 3/16 Panama Canal
NCL Gem 9/19/15 Canada New England
NCL Breakaway 1/18/15 13 day
Disney Dream 11/14
NCL Jewel 3/12
NCL Gem 9/11
Carnival Pride 2/27/11
Disney Magic 3/6/10
NCL Pearl 4/07
NCL Pearl 4/98
The Big Red Boat 7/96