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  1. I still plan on cruising when there is a viable vaccine. Others are free to do as they choose. I just think it's important to think about the real possibility that the cruise companies are in major financial trouble, and some may not survive. Therefore, any deposits are at risk. I booked a cruise (A few months ago) for November, which subsequently cancelled. Fortunately the deposit was $100 per person, which I am still waiting to receive. I will dispute with my credit card company if I do not get it back after the promised 90 days.
  2. actually worst case is Carnival liquidates and you become just another unsecured creditor. Personally, there is no way I would give ANY cruise company any of my money right now.
  3. I wasn't saying Crystal was comparable to Viking Ocean. I was saying that Viking Ocean is better than Viking River.
  4. I am not discounting your negative experience, but my understanding (from my parent's experience) is that Viking Ocean is a MUCH better product than Viking River.
  5. agree with the above. you will not find what you are looking for on any cruise ship. Perhaps you will be better served by chartering a yacht and hiring a professional chef who meets with your expectations. Oceania is excellent food (arguably the best on a cruise), but it cannot compare to what you seem to be looking for.
  6. Air Canada is playing hardball in this situation. Other than a credit card dispute, and a complaint with the DOT, there is little you can do. Not sure it is worth a small claims legal case, but ask an attorney friend if you can. Let your wallet speak for you in the future, and take your business elsewhere.
  7. you can get the "yellow card" (WHO/CDC vaccination record) free from your physician. If they don't have them, they are sold on Amazon for about $5. Medical staff should not charge to fill in the record (it is not like a full medical clearance form), it basically takes 30 seconds fill out. If you were ever in the US Military and have your old one, you can continue to use that form. Or you could just get a letter from your doctor stating that you were vaccinated, with the date, and lot number/type of vaccination. Cut off your nose to spite your face. Enjoy your time at home.
  8. I have said it before, and I will say it again: There will be no cruises in the USA until there is an effective vaccine. Personally, I will not put a deposit on a cruise until that time.
  9. Received email that Nov 5, 2020 San Juan to Miami, 7 night Crystal Serenity is cancelled. Here's hoping to a better 2021.
  10. my guess is they will space out (time-wise) this process to avoid the large crowds. that said, my guess is no cruises on any large scale until a vaccine of some sort is available.
  11. semantics. They are one and the same.
  12. Thanks for the info. Ultimately, I don't care what their exact financial status is. I just want my money back, and I knew that I was not likely to ever get it back without a chargeback. Fortunately it was only a couple hundred dollars, and it was returned relatively quickly by AMEX.
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