interesting info: Vista sep 3-9 sailing...

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I just heard via a passenger on board the Vista sailing, that has been in limbo trying to make it back to Miami... Apparently they are offering passengers on board an option to stay on for another week, due to the fact that most of the passengers that were to board on September 9th (I am among those would be passengers) will not be able to make it to Miami tomorrow when the Vista returns to POM... So, basically it looks like Carnival is mostly stiffing customers like myself with a future cruise credit, while allowing non-paying customers to stay on board until next Sunday, only paying taxes and gratuities...
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So you feel slighted that Carnival is keeping people safe by letting them stay on if they want to, when you have the option to rebook in the future (with no cancellation penalty). The cruise going out tomorrow is shortened anyway, so what's the problem? You paid initially for a 6-8 day cruise and they gave you the entire credit back.... Therefore, you should be happy that they even offered you the credit to begin with.
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Actually, I do feel slighted a bit by the fact that they're offering a free cruise to those who didn't pay, while offering a "cruise credit" rather than a refund for those who did pay, but did not cruise...
Originally posted by lizzyplague
So you feel slighted that Carnival is keeping people safe by letting them stay on if they want to, when you have the option to rebook in the future (with no cancellation penalty). The cruise going out tomorrow is shortened anyway, so what's the problem? You paid initially for a 6-8 day cruise and they gave you the entire credit back.... Therefore, you should be happy that they even offered you the credit to begin with.
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Life is full of inequities. Ask everyone on a flight what they paid, for that matter, anyone on your sailing. Point is, all that should matter is what you pay. They are trying to fill a ship, how would you feel if you were getting a much better price than the people they were trying to keep on.
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Originally posted by sid_9169
Actually, I do feel slighted a bit by the fact that they're offering a free cruise to those who didn't pay, while offering a "cruise credit" rather than a refund for those who did pay, but did not cruise...
:loud cry:
#6
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Dude, how do you feel slighted? You said yourself you wouldn't be able to make it to Miami tomorrow anyway. And you are getting bent out of shape over something you heard? What if it's not true? Then you would be getting worked up for nothing.
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Yes, I would definitely prefer that those people return to their homes that may or may not have power, or attempt to get on a flight that may or may not be taking off. How dare Carnival provide them a place to stay in the midst of the aftermath of a natural disaster!

(/endsarcasm)

Seriously, I think it's great that they are getting the option to stay on board.
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Originally posted by sid_9169
I just heard via a passenger on board the Vista sailing, that has been in limbo trying to make it back to Miami... Apparently they are offering passengers on board an option to stay on for another week, due to the fact that most of the passengers that were to board on September 9th (I am among those would be passengers) will not be able to make it to Miami tomorrow when the Vista returns to POM... So, basically it looks like Carnival is mostly stiffing customers like myself with a future cruise credit, while allowing non-paying customers to stay on board until next Sunday, only paying taxes and gratuities...
I see your point.
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This is not any different than if you take something back to Target, Wal Mart or Best Buy. You will get a gift card in the amount of what you paid. Do you complain when they do that?
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[quote=wanman;54036899]This is not any different than if you take something back to Target, Wal Mart or Best Buy. You will get a gift card in the amount of what you paid. Do you complain when they do that?[/quote]

I'm betting the answer to that is yes!
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Originally posted by wanman
This is not any different than if you take something back to Target, Wal Mart or Best Buy. You will get a gift card in the amount of what you paid. Do you complain when they do that?
Only get gift card if you lost the receipt. Don't think she lost her receipt from CCL. Many don't get to recover extra vacation days. I think a full cash refund is in order. A 25% future cruise credit would be nice also.

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Originally posted by Kevin7kodak7
Only get gift card if you lost the receipt. Don't think she lost her receipt from CCL. Many don't get to recover extra vacation days. I think a full cash refund is in order. A 25% future cruise credit would be nice also.

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I know for a fact Best Buy will not do anything without a receipt. At least at my local Wal-Mart or Target, you will get it back on your card if within a couple of days, but otherwise you get a gift card.

AS long as you book the cruise within the time limit they set, you can take any cruise at any time.
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Originally posted by sid_9169
Actually, I do feel slighted a bit by the fact that they're offering a free cruise to those who didn't pay, while offering a "cruise credit" rather than a refund for those who did pay, but did not cruise...
Just when I think I've read the most selfish post ever....🙄
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So Carnival is supposed to kick everyone off. Let them fend for themselves. If they live in the area they most likely don't have electricity, some roads are still impassable, and it's hot. Ask me how I know! If they have to drive... good luck, there's no gas. No hotel rooms, people with no power have booked them all, it's the 2nd wave of evacuations - No power? Yep, let's bug out. Restaurants aren't open, very few grocery stores are open, and forget about stopping at a rest area unless you have a hazmat suit. So that's what you want Carnival to dump the passengers out into? Kinda cold hearted. Come on down, see for yourself. Once the hurricane is gone it's not over.
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First World problem here We have family down in FL staying in a shelter sleeping on cots eating meager meals. At their homes there's no power, trees down, no gas, flooded roads, debris scattered everywhere etc etc .....

Sigh .... there's little to bring joy returning to Floridians.
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Originally posted by sid_9169
I just heard via a passenger on board the Vista sailing, that has been in limbo trying to make it back to Miami... Apparently they are offering passengers on board an option to stay on for another week, due to the fact that most of the passengers that were to board on September 9th (I am among those would be passengers) will not be able to make it to Miami tomorrow when the Vista returns to POM... So, basically it looks like Carnival is mostly stiffing customers like myself with a future cruise credit, while allowing non-paying customers to stay on board until next Sunday, only paying taxes and gratuities...
And it's still in limbo as they have found 2 sailboats in the Channel that have to be removed before they can open Port. Looking at late afternoon possibly.

Take the future cruise credit and make the best out of what Mother Nature has dealt the people of South Florida.
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Originally posted by sid_9169
So, basically it looks like Carnival is mostly stiffing customers like myself with a future cruise credit, while allowing non-paying customers to stay on board until next Sunday, only paying taxes and gratuities...
just re-read what you posted over and over. gosh, you sound so bitter as people around you have lost lives, homes, all possessions and their lives are completely upside down.

in the grand scheme of life, do YOUR 6 or 8 days really matter?

here's something for you to ponder: if you live to be 75, that'd give you 27,375 days alive on earth. Eight days of those 27k+ equals 0.0002922. That's 0.02922% of you life.

think about it.
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Originally posted by sid_9169
I just heard via a passenger on board the Vista sailing, that has been in limbo trying to make it back to Miami... Apparently they are offering passengers on board an option to stay on for another week, due to the fact that most of the passengers that were to board on September 9th (I am among those would be passengers) will not be able to make it to Miami tomorrow when the Vista returns to POM... So, basically it looks like Carnival is mostly stiffing customers like myself with a future cruise credit, while allowing non-paying customers to stay on board until next Sunday, only paying taxes and gratuities...
I mean they kept these folks safe, and you are I'm sure getting the refund credit, so it is what it is.