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  1. We had a comp’d cruise booked for July through CAS. We upgraded to a suite, paid for add-ons and excursions. On March 24 I called CAS to cancel (final payment date was April 2). In 10 days we got our excursion money and add-ons refunded to our cc. Yesterday, April 21, we had the rest of our payment refunded on our cc. Our ‘free cruise’ is still available for us to use per an email from CAS, once we choose to rebook.
  2. We canceled our July Mediterranean cruise at the end of March. Final payment date was April 2. We had paid everything when we booked on our cc and later added excursions, etc. We received our excursion money back on our cc in about 7 days and the rest was refunded back yesterday. So, less than 30 days. When I had canceled, I had been told it could take up to 90 days due to the sheer volume of refunds they were processing.
  3. All it would take for me to get on a ship day 1 - month 4, is my flip flops and 10 minutes to have my family pack their bag.
  4. We paid in full when we booked for our end of July Mediterranean cruise but after the apocalypse hit I canceled 3 days prior to final payment date. I’m beyond sad and will book another the day it opens back up. Unless we are completely broke by then due to furloughs.
  5. We were scheduled to sail at the end of July in the Med. We had upgraded our cabin and paid all fees, excursions, etc. Last week we decided to cancel due to husband being furloughed for 90 days plus doubting that the cruise will go forward. I called CAS and since we were still outside of the final payment date we had no problem at all. CAS was able to cancel everything with just the one call and the monies paid are supposed to be credited back on our cc within 7-10 days. So now we wait for our next opportunity to cruise. Hopefully anyone else that needs to call CAS will also have
  6. The title of your post instantly made me laugh! Thanks! Thankfully, I’m close to our cruise date (2 weeks), so no longer have to hear that chorus!!
  7. Never did I imply that it is or should be a library. Just decent behavior and respect for others. We always have a wonderful time, meet terrific people, and are still able to do that without intentionally bothering others.
  8. I hope some of you are not on our next cruise. We cruise with our child (now 10) and tell him that we aren’t there to encroach on anyone else’s vacation and other people are merely a backdrop to our vacation. He would honestly never be loud on the balcony, run through halls or show his a** in public. Yet some of you obviously believe you are the only people that matter and everyone else needs to adjust to you. I would feel incredibly bad if I intruded on someone else’s vacation. The fishing pole could have been dealt with by a single phone call instead of a public shaming (du
  9. I agree. We are fairly frequent cruisers but our upcoming cruise will be our first with NCL. I know we will have a wonderful time but our experience with NCL so far has been very discouraging. Every question I have had has been answered (or will be) here on CC. I have spent almost 6 hours on hold (cumulatively) and heard the same recording so often that I now dread hearing that song on the radio. I understood about the computer issues but was irritated when I kept being told different dates of when our airline tickets would be done and yet when I called again 38 days out I was told our
  10. A woman named LuckyBecky just posted a thorough review of her recent cruise on Spirit. It’s on the first page and she posts dailies and menus.
  11. You’re correct, Nola. I misspoke in saying Basic. However, in looking at our flight on United we only see Economy, Premium Economy and ‘people we wish we could be’. We might get slightly fortunate as we moved our seats to a row that is completely empty (so far). With luck some of those seats will remain vacant and our child can sleep most of the flight. Our return on SAS we did move seats for more legroom.
  12. If you begin to worry - Call! Our reservation was ‘lost’ in the new system migration and ‘found’ when I called. I stayed on hold almost 2 hours each time. But, I stayed polite and had a wonderful woman get us a flight out of the right airport in Houston at a good time, landing in London at 7:30 am. Was just not optimal finding out flights so close to cruise.
  13. Due to a change in their system we were 38 days out when we got our flight info and I had to call and beg, basically. Most of the issues are fixed now. At around 40-45 days you should see the info show up in your summary under travel. If not, call them.
  14. We recently got our flights for our 8/2 cruise from London. We are booked on United at a good time. They were booked with NCL in basic economy so we called United and for a fee we’re able to at least move to premium economy for more legroom. On our return from Stockholm we are on SAS so we called them too. We were able to upgrade slightly there as well for $59 each and were told we could ask at the airport if any upgrading is available. Since tickets were booked through NCL we are not eligible to bid for upgrades. We do get 1 checked bag free per person. I don’t think we would
  15. We are on the Spirit in August and received luggage tags 2 weeks ago. We didn’t receive that letter but if it was our first cruise that could be an informative letter.
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