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MechE31

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  1. I've seen a large variation in the quest shows. Some have barely been PG, other have had quite a bit of nudity, plenty of language and plenty of sexual discussions. It depends on the host and the audience.
  2. I really wish that NCL would do lift and shift like Royal. Right now, 2022 is 60% more expensive than I paid for 2021. Even with the 10%, I'd be spending 50% more than I was going to spend for 2021.
  3. The NCL website has been updated to show that the expected cancellations are official. "We have extended our voluntary temporary suspension of all voyages through April 2021."
  4. We booked a refundable ticket for our summer European cruise. 99% certain we're not going at this point though.
  5. We've got a June Med/Greek Isle cruise that was booked in 2019. I fully expect them to cancel before going. At this point, I'm only $100 in for deposit and final payment is 60 days out. I'm willing to see if they cancel before the final payment mark so we can get the 10% coupon to book for 2022. I will cancel at 60 days out if they don't. If they gave us the option to lift and shift to 2022 like Royal has, we would have already done that.
  6. We're booked for Europe in summer 2021. If the ship only excursion requirement is still in place at final payment, we will defer the trip to 2022. To me, ship excursions waste too much time and pack everything with people. The big time wasters are stops at sponsored place and loading up the bus. We book private excursions, which is less about saving money (although we often do when we've had a group of 8, less so with 4, never with 2), it's about maximizing the time we have in port and getting the experience we want.
  7. Allure did her dry dock this year, it just skipped amplification. I doubt the major investments in amplification will return in 2021.
  8. At Bingo, one of our traveling companions won the Grand Suite. The chocolate covered strawberries for someone else were still in the room welcoming them aboard. I got a good chuckle. It was also a bit of a problem for them. One of them had a lot of trouble getting into and out of the tub as the step up was very high. She had to be helped into and out of the tub every morning for her shower.
  9. First time ever playing cruise bingo I won $550. Last cruise we won a big goodie bag at the murder mystery. Our kids love that stuff.
  10. This is a correct statement. There are a lot of people that confuse the temporary credit and the investigation conclusion. Once it's done, it's done. Until that point, they can take the temporary credit back.
  11. My first cruise ever was on Sovereign in 2008 followed by a sailing on Monarch in 2009. It definitely started the cruise bug for me.
  12. On my Chase Visa, I had the money in my Chase checking in 3 days. There was a 2 day review period before allowing the transfer and a 1 day waiting period for the ACH transfer to process.
  13. From another site: Discount applies to shore excursion, beverage, dining and internet purchases on select sailings departing September 16, 2020 ‑ April 30, 2021
  14. They normally have a vending machine down by the medical center for reasonable prices. Last Harmony cruise, I went to guest services to get quarters for the machine and they gave me a handful of whatever I want.
  15. Someone (definitely not my wife) forgot our toiletries bag one trip. Nothing like spending $10 on your only deodorant option that is $1.50 at Walmart. I think we spent about $50 in the shop to replace the essentials. It too was sitting right where it was left.
  16. Stepping foot in the casino... Yet I always seem to do it every cruise.
  17. My refund was received yesterday with a date of 7/7. Was on a 6/7 cruise and requested a refund on 5/7. A bunch of people on our roll call got their's on the same day.
  18. It seems that they are going by sale date. It looked like they have moved from May to early June. When was your sailings scheduled?
  19. We have 3 booked. MSC 3 night in February, NCL 10 night Greek Isles in June and Royal 7 night in December. We had the June cruise booked before the pandemic (prices are over $2000 higher now) and we lifted and shifted the December cruise from 2020. The Feb cruise is for our anniversary and was dirt cheap (<$450 including taxes + $100 OBC for 2 in a balcony). We can drive to the Feb and Dec cruises. We will wait for a while before booking flights for June. All are refundable until final payment. We have a total of $250 total in deposits laid out between the 3 cruises. We will can
  20. It is my experience that credits sent to a card that has been replaced will work just fine. I can speak first hand about my Chase Visa and discover cards I had a refund posted about two weeks ago for a card that was reissued with a different number about a month earlier.
  21. My FCC disappeared today for my 6/3 sailing. Refund was requested 5/7. Hopefully the refund appears soon.
  22. They didn't actually break the contract. The 2018 contract that was in place when I booked (and is still in the current one) had the following statement: (e) Compliance with Government Orders: The Carrier shall have the absolute right, without liability for compensation to the Guest of any kind, to comply with governmental orders, recommendations or directions, including but not limited to those pertaining to health, security, immigration, customs or safety. The government (CDC) ordered them to shut down. Note that I'm not trying to say it is the right thing
  23. We've been waiting for about $600 back from cruise planner refunds from beginning of May. I called today and after an hour and a half on hold, I was told I should have my refund in 10-14 days. Not sure what the status would have been if I hadn't called.
  24. Virgin Trains is not currently slated to have a stop at Port Canaveral (or anywhere in Brevard County). There could be one by 2027, but it's not firmed up yet. The site development for the tracks is happening now along 528. It stops at the existing US1 tracks, about 7 miles from PC.
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