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If cruise lines decide that their ships will (or should as per CDC regulations) sail with less passengers (at least until a vaccine is available) who choses who sails and who doesn't.  For instance...if I am booked on a December, 2020 cruise that is full (or even partly so) who will decide my fate?  Who will have preference?  Or maybe this isn't going to be an issue?  Just some thoughts rumbling around in this old brain of mine:-). Cheers..

 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Samstress said:

If cruise lines decide that their ships will (or should as per CDC regulations) sail with less passengers (at least until a vaccine is available) who choses who sails and who doesn't.  For instance...if I am booked on a December, 2020 cruise that is full (or even partly so) who will decide my fate?  Who will have preference?  Or maybe this isn't going to be an issue?  Just some thoughts rumbling around in this old brain of mine:-). Cheers..

 

 

 

 

I think there will be so many cancellations, it will be your call....with a wide choice of cabins available!

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Pretty much, and I'm just speculating here, Canadians will get the boot first before anyone else.  Their reputation for being troublemakers on the high seas is notorious.

 

I think we can all say "Good riddance" to that crowd.  

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They will already be blocking off cabins. So they wont be selling more than a certain percent.  

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3 minutes ago, Navyskip said:

They will already be blocking off cabins. So they wont be selling more than a certain percent.  

Welcome back. Like the new name. 

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9 minutes ago, ColeThornton said:

Pretty much, and I'm just speculating here, Canadians will get the boot first before anyone else.  Their reputation for being troublemakers on the high seas is notorious.

 

I think we can all say "Good riddance" to that crowd.  

 

Oh God!  You've met my family:-)). Sorry.....

 

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The cruise industry may take a hint from how the airlines are handling the spacing load reduction factor.

Empty middle seats - every other cabin (inside OV Balcony) not occupied

First/Business class - half occupancy - suites (Havens) maybe 3/4s occupied

 

Solution wrap a revolving dart board in a piñata costume and thrown blindfolded darts.

Heck who knows what madness will develop a plan out of this.

 

And as always "For Your Convenience why of course" !                               

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We are actually not sailing until January, 2021.  I was just throwing the question out there to see how many people think Canadians are a rowdy group on cruise ships:-). So far the Canadians have one vote.  

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7 minutes ago, Samstress said:

We are actually not sailing until January, 2021.  I was just throwing the question out there to see how many people think Canadians are a rowdy group on cruise ships:-). So far the Canadians have one vote.  

It has 2 now.............yay Canadians.... 🤣

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15 minutes ago, Samstress said:

We are actually not sailing until January, 2021.  I was just throwing the question out there to see how many people think Canadians are a rowdy group on cruise ships:-). So far the Canadians have one vote.  

In all seriousness, I suspect it will be, "first come, first served". 

If Canada doesn't open it's borders before end of year, it won't matter much anyway. 

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I'm gonna guess that if they had to cancel only some of the people who have booked it would be whoever has spent the least amount of money.

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29 minutes ago, Samstress said:

 

We are booked to travel from Buenos Aires and back to Antarctica.  So no Canadian ports involved.  And I guess that was the reason for my original question.  This will be a really popular cruise...none of the other cruises (so far) do that itinerary.  The cruise we booked was originally to sail from Santiago Chile, do the Cape Horn & then to Buenos Aires.  And then it changed to departing and arriving in Argentina...adding one day and sailing to Antartica.  

Edited by Samstress

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4 minutes ago, Samstress said:

In all seriousness (she said with a Canadian smirk...hey I didn't start this 🙂) we are actually booked to sail from Argentina to Antarctica.  So no Canadian ports involved.  And I guess that was the reason for my original question.  This will be a really popular cruise...none of the other cruises (so far) do that itinerary.  The cruise we booked was originally to sail from Santiago Chile, do the Cape Horn & then to Buenos Aires.  And then it changed to departing and arriving in Argentina...adding one day and sailing to Antartica.  

South America-  in the past,   has not been a strong sell.    And several other cruise lines  DO this same type of itinerary.  NCL is late to the party.    You do know,  it's just sail bys   for Antarctica?     Not ideal.    

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11 minutes ago, Budget Queen said:

South America-  in the past,   has not been a strong sell.    And several other cruise lines  DO this same type of itinerary.  NCL is late to the party.    You do know,  it's just sail bys   for Antarctica?     Not ideal.    

Yes I know that.  We do not get off the ship.  Only the smaller vessels are able to offload passengers.  But it still will be a thrill for us to experience it.  This will be our last what we call 'big cruise'.  We have been lucky enough to have seen a lot of this world ..on and off a cruise ship.  I think for us right now our world is getting smaller & we are adjusting to that.  I wish for all of you ....to stay safe!

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We haven't seen what NCL will do yet, but I did read a post from someone who had a comped cruise booked with Royal Caribbean for this fall through their casino department received a cancellation notice "due to social distancing guidelines and reduced capacity requirements."

 

That makes sense to me although I hope NCL doesn't follow suit because all my NCL cruises are comps. 😢

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13 minutes ago, pcakes122 said:

We haven't seen what NCL will do yet, but I did read a post from someone who had a comped cruise booked with Royal Caribbean for this fall through their casino department received a cancellation notice "due to social distancing guidelines and reduced capacity requirements."

 

That makes sense to me although I hope NCL doesn't follow suit because all my NCL cruises are comps. 😢

And this is exactly what I was wondering about. 

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We have a B2B booked. If NCL cancels one leg for capacity requirements, we would not be happy.  We would cancel the other leg. Would we get FCC for the leg we chose to cancel, I would be surprised if they would. The war of words would begin. 

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1 hour ago, pcakes122 said:

We haven't seen what NCL will do yet, but I did read a post from someone who had a comped cruise booked with Royal Caribbean for this fall through their casino department received a cancellation notice "due to social distancing guidelines and reduced capacity requirements."

 

That makes sense to me although I hope NCL doesn't follow suit because all my NCL cruises are comps. 😢

Wow!  Royal is making some interesting choices there.

 

From another CAS cruiser, this worries me😒

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8 hours ago, vicnsue said:

We have a B2B booked. If NCL cancels one leg for capacity requirements, we would not be happy.  We would cancel the other leg. Would we get FCC for the leg we chose to cancel, I would be surprised if they would. The war of words would begin. 

I agree since B2B are actually 2 independent itineraries..... that would be interesting if that happened as I doubt there would be FCC offered for the leg you cancel. 

 

Did someone mention CFAR insurance? 

Edited by esm54687

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They will introduce a bidding option to cruise.  Highest bidders get to go.

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14 hours ago, Samstress said:

We are actually not sailing until January, 2021.  I was just throwing the question out there to see how many people think Canadians are a rowdy group on cruise ships:-). So far the Canadians have one vote.  

Some of our very dearest friends are Canadian...they are also our cruising buddies.  They are great fun but far from rowdy.  

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I think that the amount of open ports is still very limited when cruising will resume. So many itinereries have to be adjusted anyway. So i could imagine that the cruise lines will cancel all cruises and at the same time offer new cruises in the same period with adjusted routings,options and prices. All guest to get FCC for casncelled cruises and can use it to book the new cruises.

This would solve the question "who will get kicked out and who will be allowed to sail".

 

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Posted (edited)

Ironically we are booked for December 2020. we watch and wait, Hoping it is FCFS, it is 3 rooms family of 8.

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