APRIL 6 REFUND THREAD: Have you received your refund? in Carnival Cruise Lines Posted July 30, 2020 I almost can’t believe it, but I finally got my refund. It took 136 DAYS from the time I canceled my June 6 Vista cruise to actually getting the $3,500 in my bank account. Here’s two things I learned the hard way: There’s no such thing as “patience and understanding” when dealing with a multi-billion-dollar corporation. Instead of waiting out the 90 days patiently, I should have been calling at regular intervals and (politely) demanding my money. Carnival said one reason my refund took so long was that “it kept getting skipped over somehow.” It didn’t even enter processing until I started calling around the 90-day mark. I wish, wish, wish I had filed a chargeback. It would have saved me the disappointment of checking my bank account every day for four months and seeing no refund. My money could have been in my account earning interest, instead of Carnival’s. I’ve done three cruises in the past few years (Mexico with Carnival in 2017, Alaska with Princess in 2018, and the Mediterranean with Holland America in 2019), but I am probably not giving Carnival any more money any time soon. I hope all you folks still waiting for your money back stay safe and receive good news soon!