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WorkerBee74

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    Carnival
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    Caribbean
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  1. To be fair, Canada is struggling a bit with our vaccinations compared to the US. If we were going to close our borders to unvaccinated Americans it might be different, but all signs point to us not requiring vaccines for entry when the borders do open again. We have to take care of our own right now - I think this is the right decision - people can wait another year.
  2. Calling "London" a port call is especially a shame. You dock at Southampton, and it will take you 3 hours round trip to get there and back, let alone time to travel within the city. If you want to see London, definitely make it a starting/ending port or better still make it a small trip of its own at the beginning or end of your cruise.
  3. This would be 2022 for us. Thank you so much to everyone for your replies. We have decided to 'attach' a trip to the Florida Keys to the end of the cruise, so we have decided to book the first sailing in April and will be home just before Easter weekend. Thanks as always for your advice 🙂
  4. Canadian here. I know those are holidays but it seems like they are not really a national 'everyone gets the day off or gets paid extra time' type days like our Statutory Holidays are here in Canada. So I'm wondering, do cruises really get busier those weeks? Or are there not really enough people off on vacation those weeks to matter?
  5. After our April 10 Hawaii - Vancouver was cancelled we grabbed the March 27, 2021 sailing on Mardi Gras. Today I was actually thrilled to receive the cancellation notice. No way were we expecting to do it and hoped they blinked first - we're Canadian so the border will probably still be closed by then at this rate. We will probably book another one in 2022 - glad to see we can do it until April of 2023 now too. I'm just really happy that I don't have to deal with calling Carnival before what would be our final payment date of December 27. Whew. I don't need that st
  6. Ugh, hopefully they have the Canadian situation sorted out by the time mine comes (I was sailing April 10) but it's good to have a heads up just in case that happens to me.
  7. Definitely looks like they are going by cruise date. Please start mentioning cruise date in your reponses... We were due to sail April 10, cancelled March 11 and still haven't got ours, but if I go by the person who was sailing March 25 I'm expecting refund mid-May if they are going by cruise date. I will post again when I get it. Has ANYONE sailing in April-May-onward got theirs yet? If not, that's our answer - by sail date.
  8. "Guests booked on sailings departing between April 1 and May 31 can move your booking to a future date by March 31" is what the PDF said in the initial email we got for the offer on March 5/6? When you refer to "cancellation email", is that something different? Would that not mean that the new cruise has to be booked prior to March 31 of this year, sailing on or before March 31 of 2021?
  9. No, you're right. You do have to book by March 31. The person who said May is wrong. If you have a cruise booked before the end of May you're able to get FCC. No FCC offer to anyone sailing June 1 and later at this point.
  10. Booked my new cruise (for March 27.2021) and I charged the deposit to my CC (time to go join the rollcall and quit being so damn upset that I had to bail on the other one - I know everyone here understands!) I then went on and canceled the existing one (again - by going to Manage>My Booking> Booking/Order Details>View Balance Details> saw the 'penalty amount' and noted that would be put forward as my FCC>Canceled (thanks again @LaRue1975 for the navigation) Then went to the form at https://www.carnival.com/request-forms/reimbursement-form.aspx - filled it in N
  11. Read again - it's rebook by 3-31-20........ "Guests booked on sailings departing between April 1 and May 31 can move your booking to a future date by March 31"
  12. Carnival's website is experiencing some issues today, that's for sure!!
  13. You are a star - thanks for all of your advice. I am just about to go through the book/deposit on new cruise, cancel old cruise online, then reimbursement form. I will post again and let you all know how it goes 🙂
  14. Thank you ever so much. I've been looking for a concise explanation for what happens. Taking it a bit further, did you book a new cruise yet with the credit? I'm looking for someone who did who received an OBC of 'up to $500' because the 'new' cruise (and by that i mean strictly the Cruise Rate and not all the other fees that were refundable) was cheaper than the original one. If you did... did you do it online? Did you have to phone to talk to someone to book the new one or do you just get a 'credit bank' or something in your account? Do you have to pay for the new one with d
  15. As a telco person I can tell you that their phones aren't really 'down'. However, there is a certain capacity at which all calling systems start to read that message. Keep trying, perhaps at off hours like just before lunch or mid-afternoon Eastern or right around 5:30 Eastern when assuming everyone is leaving work. It's tough with there being multiple timezones in play, I'm not sure if Carnival is 24 hours but you may also want to try at some crazy time like 4am if you can.
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