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  1. My wife's employer has the same restrictions.
  2. I don't think the FCC offer was a bad thing. I took it and was able to pay in full a panama canal cruise in late 2021. Yes, it's a gamble if cruising will be happening, but I feel it's a fairly safe bet. Now if the offer would have been FCC for 12 months, I would have certainly taken the cash instead.
  3. There is 0 reason to think that you won't get your refund. The company is solvent and is in no danger of going out of business in the near future. I took the FCC from my cancelled Alaska cruise and did get some random refunds within a few weeks (no clue what they were for). The full refunds will take longer since there are so many of them. Everyone thinks that it's as easy as pushing a button...but they have to go through all of them, remove the default FCC and apply a refund, their systems just aren't designed for that, and we know that NCL's IT department probably isn't good enough to build out a system.
  4. I know. I do like being able to use OBC to pre-purchase things on other lines. I don't miss it as much on NCL since I normally don't have any OBC.
  5. Sorry, NCL's OBC really means OBC.
  6. Not sure what your question is. By default you will get the FCC, hence the email. If you wish to pursue a refund, go online and fill out the refund form during the dates that NCL gave you.
  7. I guess what is the point here? NCL is offering you something that you could use for a future cruise. Per their terms and conditions they could just keep all of your money and send you on your way. You can not like it, but you are also free to spend your money elsewhere. Posting here isn't going to make NCL change their mine. I haven't checked, but are the other major cruise lines offering a "cash" refund after final payment right now?
  8. Nothing recently...the beginning of this thread is 2 years old.
  9. I agree, you don't know what will happen. I'm normally all about the destinations when cruising, and that gets you around to a lot of different ports. Now if you were comparing transatlantics, I would take the Breakaway over the Dawn.
  10. I'd personally do the Dawn, even though it's not my favorite ship. Those are some great ports. I haven't been on the Getaway, but the Dawn is older, it feels a lot more cramped on days where you can't go out on deck. This is one of the ships that the Spinnaker forward lounge was taken out, and it makes a difference....but I don't think the Getaway has one either.
  11. The official stance is that you have to book a cruise before you can request an extension. There are stories where NCL has proactively offered extensions, or reactivated expired certificates. I would assume that will be the case, but you can never count on it unless it actually happens.
  12. I emailed Cruise Next a few weeks ago as I had 2 certs expiring next year, and no time to take a cruise. They stated that once you book a cruise, you can "request" that they extent the certs for up to one year, and have them applied to that cruise. It did work for me, I booked a late 2022 cruise and my travel agent was able to call in and have the certs extended and applied to that cruise.
  13. Yes, you can request to fly in up to 2 days prior. They will charge you $25 per person.
  14. Question is, does your TA have specific cancellation penalties that may possibly override what NCL's are? I have seem some that have them.
  15. The company is doing fine. I'm hoping that your recovery goes well.....and if you decide to cruise in the future you will purchase insurance. All cruise lines have the same policies so you will get pretty much the same experience anywhere. Not to mention, imagine what could have happened if you had a medical issue in a remote country with no insurance.
  16. I suppose people are bored these days not being able to cruise...might as well stir things up here.
  17. It is still not a true suite so no. I wish they would have just called them Club Balconies, it would be so much less confusing.
  18. I don't get what the story is? Many companies prohibit employees talking/posting about the company.
  19. They do have a free bar option for POA now, it's a little nicer since bottled water, and specialty coffee(only in the dining room), is part of it.: Hawaii Beverage PackageHawaii Beverage Package is applicable to Pride of America sailings only.Applicable to guests 1-8 on the reservation.Eligible guests are entitled to two beverages per person per transaction.Includes a variety of beverages up to $15 USD retail price.Also includes fountain soda, freshly squeezed juice, bottled water (flat and sparkling), non-alcoholic beer, and specialty coffee (specialty coffee inclusion shall be limited to dining rooms only).Does not include: specialty coffee outside of the restaurants, room service, mini bar purchases, or vending machines.Guest's check may reflect applicable VAT and/or taxes for certain ports or itineraries.Guest is responsible for 20% gratuities on the retail value of the Hawaii Beverage Package ($19.80 USD per person per day) prior to cruise.Retail value of Hawaii Beverage Package is $99.00 USD per person per day. Package price is subject to change.20% gratuities on the retail value of the Hawaii Beverage Package are included when booking through the Australia office.When booking through the Australia office, gratuities related to Hawaii Beverage Package are included.The purchase of any alcoholic drinks within the Hawaii Beverage Package may, in certain individual circumstances, be restricted in accordance with Hawaii’s Intoxicating Liquor Law and applicable local rules and regulations.No substitute for package if guest cannot consume all beverages included.
  20. Congrats. Glad it worked out for you. And thanks for reporting back.
  21. Not sure why, NCL secured 2 billion dollars which gives them enough cash to stay afloat even if cruising is suspended for 12 months... http://www.nclhltdinvestor.com/index.php/news-releases/news-release-details/norwegian-cruise-line-holdings-ltd-successfully-secures-over-2
  22. Well I want a pina colada!
  23. I certainly hope that you are correct, it's pretty hard to predict at this point. I have a November cruise that I think has a pretty good chance of being cancelled, but I certainly hope that it doesn't happen. My wife's work has travel restrictions until August 31st, if either of us leave the state they have to approve her being able to come back to work, they could ask her to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  24. I was wondering why I couldn't click "like"!
  25. Ok, I thought it wasn't ever allowed here, but I did see people post. I assume you could appeal directly to the powers that be here and see if they respond.
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