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Maraprince

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  1. Understand your comments about giving Carnival time to catch up with recent changes but in the meantime they have our monies tied up on 2 sailings plus the one we cancelled.  The one we "cancelled" was supposed to be rolled over to a new sail date, but the rep made an error which generated a refund instead.  We know that the refund will take awhile to show up on our credit cards.  In the meantime we will be paying for the new booking which may well be cancelled either due to the age 70+ factor or due to the ongoing virus concerns!  Talk about craziness!!!!😦

     

    On info overload right now!!

     

    MARAPRINCE

  2. On 3/13/2020 at 11:42 AM, LaRue1975 said:

    I booked my travel insurance online at Insuremytrip.com, it is with Travelsafe. I was able to get the policy switched my new cruise pretty easily. I had to send them an e-mail including the invoices for the cancelled and new cruises, I got the confirmation and policy the next day. 

    NYS residents no longer are able to buy third party insurance.  So, either you buy it from Carnival or you do not have any other choice.

     

    Too much confusion as to what applies to what.  Also, unless policy changes for those over 70 yrs. of age, Carnival should not allow them to make a reservation at this time as if things are normal.

     

    MARAPRINCE

  3. 2 hours ago, bury me at sea said:

     

    This is a huge issue for me.  Under that policy I will never again be able to sail.  An FCC would be worthless.

    Same here....We switched our May sailing to a late June sailing at a higher rate. Plus, we have another sailing  booked for Sept.  Based upon this over 70 rule, Carnival never should have accepted our monies for the late June sailing and should be refunding our monies for our Sept. sailing.

     

    What about all those ads that say that they have cruises for seniors?  Seems like a lot of monies will be lost in the cruise industry.

     

    No doctor will give a note......

     

    Then, with all the different policies that Carnival is applying, it is confusing and unequal in what they are offering if you cancel and rebook.

     

    MARAPRINCE

  4. On 3/13/2020 at 11:42 AM, LaRue1975 said:

    I booked my travel insurance online at Insuremytrip.com, it is with Travelsafe. I was able to get the policy switched my new cruise pretty easily. I had to send them an e-mail including the invoices for the cancelled and new cruises, I got the confirmation and policy the next day. 

    NYS residents no longer are able to buy third party insurance.  So, either you buy it from Carnival or you do not have any other choice.

     

    MARAPRINCE

  5. 13 minutes ago, LaRue1975 said:


    Carnival will require a deposit for the future cruise. I cancelled and rebooked over the phone last Friday, my booking was in the 50% penalty period so that portion was credited in FCC and the rest refunded to my CC. I have two cabins, the new deposit was $1000 and the total for the new cruise was a couple hundred more. I moved from April to July which usually Is a lot more so I am satisfied. 
     

    in the meantime I have come to the realization that by requiring a deposit for the future cruise Carnival is moving more of your funds from refundable to non-refundable/FCC. My new cruise now falls into the newest Coronavirus Cancellation Policy so I might reschedule again if the situation doesn’t get better but I hope not! 
     

    I can understand why Carnival is doing it this way and I still think the cancellation policy is fair, looking forward to my summer cruise! 

    Our TA, along with lots of others, was unable to get through to Carnival the last few days to cancel our May sailing and book a new sail date at the end of June.  Now, according to what was posted on Carnival's website we lose out on the $100 OBC because we did not book by 3/10!  Our new reservation was booked yesterday. This is on top of losing the money paid for insurance through Carnival and paying almost $500 more per person for the same number of days, same ports, but a different ship!  It seems unfair that due to their inability to handle the volume of calls, we are being penalized. We are staying with them and giving them our monies.  We did not cancel and not our fault that we could not get through to them. 😬

     

    MARAPRINCE

  6. Cancelled our May 25th sailing and rebooked for late June.  However, it seems that not only has the cost of insurance risen along with the cabin pricing for the same ports, same number of days but a different ship, what I paid for insurance for the May sailing cannot be transferred over to the new date.  That means I have lost the insurance cost for the May sailing and now I have to pay once again for new insurance and a  higher cabin price!!!!!

     

    It seems if you choose to rebook, you are indeed being penalized!☹️

     

    Hoping our cabin rate drops and soon!

     

    MARAPRINCE

  7. We were booked and fully paid for a 5/25/20 sailing and decided to move to a later June sailing without penalty.  However, even though it was the same amount of days, same cabin category and same ports on a different ship, there was a difference of almost $500 more per person due Carnival (cabin price, port taxes, insurance)🤑!  Not too happy with this, but we were not comfortable sailing in May since both of us are seniors with one of us having an underlying health condition.  We "gained" a $50 OBC for the sailing which has nothing to do with the change.

     

    Hoping that our cabin pricing goes down a bit.

     

    MARAPRINCE

  8. After seeing how cruise lines dealt with Noro, which was not fatal, I am not too confident to sail.  We have a trip scheduled on May 25th that we are seriously considering moving to a later date.  $200 OBC is not worth taking a risk for.  Both of us are seniors and the news keeps getting worse every day.

     

    MARAPRINCE

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  9. Sailed on this ship last year.  People see a line in the buffet and just join it without first finding out that there is different food on the other side.  Both side do not serve the same food.  There is also a separate line for great deli style sandwiches along with the pasta place upstairs and the burritos and Guy's burgers.  In essence, you have multiple choices.  On sea days, the dining room is another option.  Finally, there is always pizza.

     

    Look around first before you get on a line to see if there is anything you want.  Try to go earlier or later to avoid most of the crowds in the buffet.

     

    Easy to get around the ship.

     

    MARAPRINCE

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  10. 15 hours ago, tandemcruzr said:

    We just returned 2 weeks ago from the Legend. We had a mini fridge in our balcony cabin and it kept things nice and cold. Hint -- take a washcloth and fold it a couple of times and leave the wooden door to the fridge access open a couple of inches with the washcloth holding the door open. It gets better circulation that way. Newer ships don't have that problem.

    That's good to know!  We usually store our ice bucket in the frig as well.

     

    Thanks!

     

    MARAPRINCE

  11. Looking into sailings that are scheduled to stop in San Juan and wondered if the ships would indeed go to San Juan.  Our stop last year was on a Sunday so not too much was opened in town near the port.

     

    Hoping that things improve for San Juan with the damage they suffered from the hurricane and now the earthquakes.

     

    MARAPRINCE

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