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  1. Don't need the Mariner Days as we are 4 star and probably won't ever reach 5 star. However, being near the center of the ship is important. Thanks. Also would appreciate additional replies.
  2. I have just booked a cruise for December 2021 and in looking at the HAL site, it seemed that a Vista Suite was larger than a Verandah. However, now I realize that is actually smaller even though it is more expensive. Can anyone give me a rough idea of the sizes (the ones HAL lists can be anywhere within the parameters they give) of the actual cabin and of the verandah and/or the Vista Suite? Any preferences if you have seen both cabins? Thanks. Just really planning ahead.
  3. To awhcruises: Sorry to not post this earier, yes we were pleased with the assignment. It was VD6025
  4. Bit the bullet today and cancelled our cruise. Truly hope that those who continue on the cruise have happy, healthy days enjoying the cruise. My TA was out today, but another TA in her office handled the cancellation. When she was making the phone call, she said, this might take awhile. Then a few minutes later said, this is going to be a long wait. I will call you when I can talk to an agent--was nearly 1 1/2 hours later before she called me. Of course, since I wasn't sitting in her office, I don't really know if it took that long to talk to a HAL agent.
  5. We just had a guarantee and they assigned us the cabin about a week after we switched to a guarantee.
  6. And now, I think my DH is seriously considering cancelling the trip. Not sure we will ever get a bargain like this again, ($539 each for a VD veranda cabin plus $200 OBC), but his health is more important. Smooth sailing to those who keep the cruise. We have six days to decide, although since it seems that people are having great difficulty reaching their TAs, we may need to decide sooner.
  7. Checking back in. Just checked my luggage tags today and we were given a VD cabin, forward. Not printing the tags out yet--perhaps we will be fortunate and get another upgrade. Not complaining as we went from a partial view (selected that cabin) to a Veranda guarantee VH to a VD. Now, waiting to see if the sailing will happen.
  8. Without a land line, we cannot fax a copy of my Carnival stock to get the OBC. Has anyone had success with trying to e-mail the proof of ownership?
  9. Just returned from talking to my TA. Great news. I got the guarantee Veranda. Even though I should have paid $20 more, she just gave it to me for the same price. Only bad part, it's a VH guarantee. However since there are only 4 VH cabins on the ship, I can always hope for a slightly better cabin. Thanks for the encouragment to give it a try.
  10. I emailed my TA last night. I know she only works until noon on Saturday, and I haven't heard from her. I will actually be in the vicinity of her office Monday morning and plan to be at her office when it opens. Thanks for the info. I will let you know what I learn on Monday.
  11. The price for a "guarantee" verandah room has decreased to only $10 more than we paid for a partially obscured ocean view (we selected the cabin). When I tried to do a fake booking and selecting my own room in a Verandah category, it seems there are over 30 cabins still available. Has anyone tried to "upgrade" in this fashion? We have selected that we would take an upgrade. Any suggestions?
  12. Updating our previous post. I tried for months to get rooms for two nights at the Anchorage Westmark prior to our tour. Every time "there was NO availability". I gave up and reserved a B&B we used 8 years ago. The owner was a little hesitant to take the reservation as he said when someone books 6 months in advance, they usually cancel. Hopefully we won't need to cancel.
  13. I have had reservations with flight ease for several months and have changed my reservation several times due to price changes and itinerary changes as we have plans after the cruise. However, when I now go to look at flights, I cannot do anything except print my most recent reservation. I know that I have not paid for the flights. Why cannot I access my reservation?
  14. Our drop off can either be at the airport or a hotel. Our hotel is near the airport, but the tour guide said it would not be convenient to take it to our hotel first. There are four of us and I don't know how much luggage our friends will have. I thought it was the PP hotel, but when I searched, it didn't come up. Thanks for everyone's help.
  15. We have a private tour planned for Vancouver when we disembark. Trouble is, there are four of us and it is possible that we may have more luggage than our guide can handle. It seems I once read that there was a place to leave luggage for a minimal price (but can't find the topic). Any help from anyone? Thanks.
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