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Petroplex

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    Midland, TX
  • Interests
    Baseball and Bourbon
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    RCCL
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Caribbean
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  1. Here were the suite perks when we sailed on the Liberty in 2017 and in 2019. No idea how it will change when cruises eventually resume, but we loved the suite lounge in particular.
  2. As am I. I can't read this as anything other than a desperate ploy to hold on to cash.
  3. I was on the first Allure sailing out of Galveston for 4 nights in November 2021. They automatically switched me to a sailing of the Liberty, which on the surface was great-- I got a 7 night cruise instead of a 4 night cruise. I was also offered a 100% credit if that sailing did not work for me. I was not offered a 125% credit and, interestingly, no refund. That is a real challenge since I can't sail for 7 nights just then. I obviously don't object to them cancelling the cruise, but failing to offer to just give me my money back is not acceptable. EDITED-- I have attached a copy of
  4. I would love to have Carnival announce one way or another what is happening to the Radiance for next year. I am booked July 2021 in a cabin which doesn't exist yet. We are traveling with another family which has 2 existing cabins. I can respect either business decision, but I want to know what it is so I can plan.
  5. I got my refund yesterday or today, which made it 20-21 days from the time I canceled my cruise planner purchases.
  6. I canceled Cruise Planner purchases Sunday, April 5 (19 days ago). I did not cancel the cruise. I have not received a refund, and I haven't bothered calling Royal. The cruise is scheduled in July, and I received email cancellations for each purchase. What is interesting to me is that pre-COVID, I cancelled cruise planner purchases all the time. I would do it if, say, a price dropped. I always got my money back in 1-3 days.
  7. I note with interest that Royal is still selling cruises out of U.S. waters in May. I just did a search for cruises out of Galveston, and everything scheduled after May 11 is still there. I'm obviously not booking that, but as of about 2 minutes ago RCCL is clearly not understanding this as an order to quit selling cruises out of U.S. waters for 100 days. I expressly make no finding about whether this is right, wrong, or indifferent. I simply provide a data point about what the cruise line is (not) doing in response to the order.
  8. So to the original point of when cruising will be allowed to resume, I offer the projections available at https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america. While that link will take you to U.S. data, you can easily toggle it for any individual U.S. state or for most European countries. There are, of course, a number of limits to using this data: It doesn't even begin to address cruises from Australia, China, or anyplace else which isn't the U.S. or Europe. I cannot speak intelligently to how long the caseload needs to be down before it is safe to ease restrictions.
  9. So I should have included that detail. I gave them full payment months ago, so they already have my money. If this isn't happening, I would rather have it back sooner rather than later.
  10. Any idea where the Enchantment and the Liberty fit on that list?
  11. Morning, folks. I have a technical question about how the future cruise credit (FCC) works. I booked with a travel agent, and my cruise leaves in slightly more than 90 days (mid-July). We are in a suite and have non-refundable deposits of $1000 ($250 * 4). I have reached the conclusion that this cruise is unlikely to sail as scheduled, and if that is true I would rather have my money sooner than later. Here is what I think the process is: I have to get my travel agent to answer the phone, and she has to be the one to cancel the cruise. If I cancel at least 90 days out, I get
  12. I have a technical question about what the term "final payment" means. Does it refer to when yoy have actually fully paid for the cruise, or does it refer to the deadline by which that payment is due? We sail in July, in theory, and I paid off that cruise months ago. However, the actual final payment deadline isn't for a couple of weeks yet. As we consider options for this Summer I wanted to make sure I understood the rules, and I have found calling Royal to result in... imprecise answers. Thanks, folks!
  13. I have a technical question about what the term "final payment" means. Does it refer to when yoy have actually fully paid for the cruise, or does it refer to the deadline by which that payment is due? We sail in July, in theory, and I paid off that cruise months ago. However, the actual final payment deadline isn't for a couple of weeks yet. As we consider options for this Summer I wanted to make sure I understood the rules, and I have found calling Royal to result in... imprecise answers. Thanks, folks!
  14. I echo this. I love spending time in Galveston as part of the vacation, and I look for opportunities to do so.
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