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timf2001

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  1. I have been contemplating using the 200% credit, but I didn't want to forfeit my refund ability yet so I emailed Virgin asking about the policies. The response echoes what they told you - once you apply the 200% credit to a reservation, you can no longer choose to get a refund.
  2. Most of the shows shown on Smithsonian Channel, including Mighty Ships, are produced in Canada and shown there first. It sometimes takes a year or more before the shows air in the U.S.
  3. I can't see any of Alaska's seasonal businesses operating this year even if given a 1-2 month window to do so. The same holds for cruise lines repositioning their ships which are largely still in their winter homes. This season isn't going to happen.
  4. This is the announcement I was waiting for. Hopefully they'll announce some 7 day Caribbean cruises for 2022, otherwise I'll take the refund.
  5. This story is 2 years old, and recently there was news that they may be postponing this move to allow cruise lines more time to adapt their fleets to the new regulations.
  6. A 60 day final payment would be greatly appreciated. My final payment is supposed to be in early June, and at this point I feel there's too much uncertainty to make that. I still would rather cancel and book a longer cruise elsewhere this fall if conditions permit, but only if Virgin allows deposit refunds or extends the rebooking window beyond 12 months.
  7. My 125% credit managed to cover the cost of going from 7 to 9 days, 3 to 4 perks, C3 to C2, plus an extra $300 OBC. The only trade off was going from Apex to Silhouette, although I'm sure some around here would consider that a plus as well.
  8. timf2001

    FCC?

    Yes, they are sent individually to the person to whom they apply. A couple tips though. The certificate numbers were consecutive, with the second guest certificate one letter higher than the primary guest. However, you don't really need the certificate numbers if you call Celebrity to book, as they will apply them from your original reservation number.
  9. They are going to Portsmouth, Virgina, not Portsmouth, England.
  10. Wonderland is in the same place as always. Teppanyaki is next to the Windjammer on the port side.
  11. timf2001

    FCC?

    My FCC arrived today for Apex scheduled to leave tomorrow. Already rebooked for next year, no charge other than taxes & fees by calling. There was no wait time surprisingly.
  12. I also received luggage tags today for my cruise that was to leave Sunday. I never requested them and am only Preview status. I wish they'd issue my FCC already so I can start looking forward to next year.
  13. I don't see why they would have an interest in doing so. The Virgin companies are largely independent from each other, aside from the ownership shares of Sir Richard Branson. With Virgin Voyages headquartered in the U.S. and flagged out of the Bahamas, there really isn't any benefit to the U.K.
  14. I'm not clear what happens if you pay the deposit on the new cruise, but later apply a FCC that covers the full cost of the cruise. Will they refund your deposit, or keep your deposit and only apply the FCC to the balance, potentially leaving you with extra FCC? It seems like the only way to avoid paying the deposit up front is to book via phone.
  15. Some of the Concierge cabin inventory is reappearing. They are now classified simply as "Suites", consistent with the non-Haven cabins on Jewel class ships.
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