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  1. Our last 2 Rhapsody cruises had them. Last one being in January of this year. Available halfway thru the cruise. $50 for 10 draught pints.
  2. Booked for September on Empress visiting Havana.. Seems like there is a new ban unless traveling to visit immediate family members. We are banned as we have no family members there. I booked a fully refundable fare as I thought this might happen. I understand that the ports are subject to change, so I am glad I can cancel before final payment without penalty. Hopefully others did the same as the Cuba cruises have always been subject to change in my mind.
  3. Correction.... Not being shutdown completely. Just shutdown from sailing to or from US ports. It would still be a major impact.
  4. Ok, sounds good unless your company is on probation and needs to keep a ‘clean nose’ to avoid extra fines and the possibility of it being shutdown.
  5. So Carnival Corporation has grown so large that it is just too massive to be effectively managed? Ok that probation terms have been violated due to just the enormous size of Carnival Corp? Hmmm... You think the federal justice system should just give them a break due to the magnitude of their operations? Some things just slip through the cracks?
  6. Received an email from Royal today with the following subject. Thought at first it was a confirmation of our refund. Was a promotional email I get at least once a day advertising some type of sale that really isn’t a sale. Should of known better.... We're giving you money BACK — Royal Refund offer enclosed
  7. Throwing this out there for Cheng. You think jail time is warranted for some of the players involved in this?
  8. Thank you Cheng for your post. I have been waiting for your take on all of this. You are such a tremendous resource here with your experience in the maritime industry. I recall NCL’s former SS Norway having a ‘magic pipe’ and a discharge log that was called the ‘fairy book’ when that ship was cited for violations similar to this. It is not fair when other lines are playing by the rules and absorbing the higher cost to comply with regulations. Glad to hear NCL learned from its mistakes years ago and is not a repeat offender.
  9. There will be notice given. The cruises won't depart if the ban goes into effect on or after the disembark date. Nobody will be trapped at sea.
  10. Thanks for the sympathy. We have 2 other cruises booked later this year so it is all good. Will use the money I saved on Oasis to do something different on our anniversary in January. Just felt that this cruise was not meant to be and not worth salvaging. Think it is a wake up call to take less cruises and mix it up with other vacation options. Too much of one thing is bad....
  11. Called and took the cancel option. Prices have increased on Rhapsody since our last cruise in January of this year. Will look for a land based alternative. A mistake on my part to book a newer ship more than 6 months out. Hope the Atlantis charter group enjoys their cruise.
  12. Going to check Rhapsody prices now. That ship has been good to us. Only bad thing is that the balconies are usually expense. Oasis class ships seem to have better balcony pricing.
  13. The details... Dear Guest, We are reaching out to let you know that, regrettably, we have to cancel our Oasis of the Seas January 19th, 2020 cruise, as it has been chartered. We know this news is disappointing and apologize for the impact to your vacation. We want every aspect of your vacation to be enjoyable. So, we’ve put together some alternate options that we hope you will take advantage of. Option 1: Re-book one of the following 2020 sailings Oasis of the Seas departing from Miami, Florida on: Jan 5th sailing to Philipsburg, St. Maarten | San Juan, Puerto Rico | Labadee, Haiti. Jan 12th, Jan 26th, Feb 9th or Feb 23rd sailing to Labadee, Haiti | Falmouth, Jamaica | Cozumel, Mexico. Feb 16th sailing to Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas| San Juan, Puerto Rico | Labadee, Haiti. Allure of the Seas departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on: Jan 5th or Feb 2nd sailing to Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis | Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas | Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas. Jan 12th, Jan 26th or Feb 23rd sailing to Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas | Cozumel, Mexico | Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico | Roatan, Honduras. Jan 19th or Feb 16th sailing to Philipsburg, St. Maarten | Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas | Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas. If there is one word that describes the Caribbean islands, it’s easygoing. Do it all or do as little as you want on your Caribbean vacation! With miles of sun-drenched beaches, thrilling water activities, culturally enriching tours, delicious local cuisine, and plenty of shopping options, there’s an island just for you! Try something new and check it off your bucket list. We are sure you’ll find your perfect getaway! What you’ll receive: Your original stateroom category will be price protected at the original cruise fare rate, excluding taxes, fees, gratuities and other non-cruise fare items. You’ll receive a credit to spend onboard per stateroom: $200 for Interior, Ocean View and Balcony staterooms | $400 for Suites Plus, an additional $50 for each third or more guest to spend onboard And, you’ll be reimbursed for non-refundable airline charges with receipts (up to $200 per guest for Domestic flights and up to $400 per guest for International flights). Option 2: Re-book any other Royal Caribbean International sailing and receive the following: A credit to spend onboard per stateroom: $200 for Interior, Ocean View and Balcony staterooms | $400 for Suites Plus, an additional $50 for each third or more guest to spend onboard And, you’ll be reimbursed for non-refundable airline charges with receipts (up to $200 per guest for Domestic flights or up to $400 per guest for International flights). Option 3: If you choose to cancel, we’ll be sad to see you go We will process a full refund of any paid portion of your cruise fare to the original form of payment, including any non-refundable deposits. Please note, if you choose this option, we will not provide additional compensation, including air reimbursement. It’s important to us that you find the best vacation option. One of our destination experts will call you starting April 10th to help find your perfect cruise. If we happen to miss you, please call us back by April 24th, 2019 at 888-281-9344. If we haven’t heard from you by April 24th, your reservation will be cancelled. Lastly, any pre-paid amenities, packages, or shore excursions will be refunded to the original form of payment within 7-10 business days. Thank you for understanding. We hope you find another cruise vacation with us. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or looking to explore, relax, and recharge - we have no doubt your time with us will be nothing short of amazing. We look forward to welcoming you onboard.
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