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  1. That is the UK RC website, I can't find this on the US RC website. Maybe the EU/UK has different policies?
  2. Here's my situation: my original booking was 3 cabins, 5 adults, 2 children. I received FCCs, but the FCCs have vastly different amounts. When I wanted to book a 2021 cruise I was shocked how much out of pocket I had to spend. My TA (a large online cruise website) and RC's Facebook Messenger (FBM) are saying there's nothing I can do about it. However, a TA for a smaller company says this: "yes one fcc per guest but if it's a family, it will be used for others in the family, if they were all booked originally. For instance, family of 7 was canceled, rebooked for 2021, same family of 7, but mom and dad had more on their fcc, so we can use the overage on children's cruise fare. But it is a manual process and needs to be called in and applied as such. I've done this a ton for families. So they do need to have those guidelines. Hope this helps." When I pointed this out to RC on FBM their comment is "That's outside of our policy as she states and would be an exception due to very extenuating circumstances." Does anyone have any experience or luck with redistribution of FCCs like mentioned above?
  3. Same here. 8/30 Oasis sailing, and I'm dying to rebook to lock in new prices. Still no word, and my TA said to be patient.
  4. With 3 cabins and almost $10,000 in cruise fare I appreciate an email from them 🙂 I'll send them a FB message, hopefully they'll respond to that one.
  5. I had 3 cabins booked and want the FCC. Can I do that on the RCI site?
  6. Still didn't get my cancellation email for my 8/30 Oasis cruise...
  7. Wow that’s bad, and probably unusual. Good luck.
  8. if they don’t give me 125% FCC I will request for a refund. I don’t see them changing this policy. I am surprised they are delaying FCC issuing, refunds I understand but they should encourage people to use their FCC as soon as possible, no?
  9. I am booked on the 8/3 Oasis out of NJ and I am awaiting the cancellation notice. Want to use the 125% FCC to book a 2021 cruise. How quickly does RCL issue the FCC certificates? Am I getting the option for 125% for onboard purchases also?
  10. The Oasis is sitting in the ocean now, empty. Even one sailing out of New York is better than none.
  11. I'm on the 8/30 Oasis and I do believe they'll cancel it. You might be okay in October though depending how things are going. Wish that RCL would cancel cruises more in advance.
  12. Final payment was already made...
  13. We are booked on the 8/30 Oasis but I have a feeling it will be canceled. We are considering an August 2021 Symphony sailing. Unfortunately the Oasis trip is labeled Bahamas and the Symphony is Caribbean so I don’t think I can do LaS. So if the cruise gets cancelled, I choose FCC, what happens if I immediately book Symphony? Have to pay the deposit out of pocket and use FCC for final payment? I believe I can also get FCC for prepaid drinks and internet packages, correct? Thanks in advance!
  14. Non-Refundable Deposit OP, did you consider booking with RC directly?
  15. The testing before boarding sounds good (temperature scan I assume), but how effective is that? The incubation period of C19 is a few days so if you get infected in the cab ride from the airport to the cruise terminal, your temperature is fine but you'll be infecting fellow passengers/crew in a few days. Same for port days. So I do expect them to start temperature testing, but it won't prevent anything. Maybe limit it? I can see until there's a vaccine: 1. Face masks are mandatory in common areas 2. Limit number of people in restaurants, theaters and swimming pools 3. To accomplish this, limit number of people on cruises. Maybe they'll stop selling inside cabins.
  16. That doesn't seem right. Did they explain why the upcharge? Maybe you can't get NRD rates?
  17. Even if they bring it for a week, it will be worth it. Right now the ship is sitting empty somewhere.
  18. Agreed, don't trust China. But the fact is that Wuhan IS open now.
  19. Still $65 for the 8/30 sailing. Sorry, but that's irrelevant for later this summer. Look what happened in Wuhan: they're open for business. Sure, things were bad in NYC but it looks like Gov Cuomo is taking a cautious approach. It's simple: if tourism (hotels and restaurants/bars, shows probably not) doesn't open this summer in NYC then you're right. But if there's no tourism season in the city it will be an absolutely bloodbath for small business. I have zero faith in Mayor Putz, but I think Cuomo (not a big fan of him in general, and don't think he handled the outbreak properly but no one did) will do the right thing. The city will be mostly open on the 4th of July, with restrictions.
  20. Still $65 (paid $61) for the 7 days Bayonne cruise on 8/30.
  21. 8/30 Oasis. YES for my family (my wife, myself and 3 younger children), yes for my brother. Really don't like the odds for my 83 year old mother.
  22. It really depends if cruise ships will fall in phase two or three. It's almost a given that the tri-state area will open in Mid-May for phase one, and I can see phase two follow before the end of June. Phase three? Who knows? So can we cruise with entertainment limited to 50% capacity (I can see that), limited 50%-75% capacity (ditto), testing everyone boarding (uh huh), requirement for a face mask while walking around the ship (sure), strict limits for pools and whirlpools (yup) and maybe no child care/camps (the horror)? Oasis right now is not utilized, and is scheduled to go back to Florida on 11/4. There's no reason Oasis shouldn't serve NYC in September, October and perhaps (part of) August. Maybe that's wishful thinking but my wife always calls me an eternal optimist.
  23. Got that. But are they closed into September (when my cruise would hit Kennedy)?
  24. Why didn't they cancel the Bahamas excursion I have booked? I'm guessing they're preparing to skip FL as a destination all together, maybe a CB - BAH - CB itinerary. Just speculation of course.
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