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  1. Are you sure you are going to be offered a 125% FCC? Many lines are offering the face value of the original ticket purchased with some OBC to sweeten the deal. You like many others have purchased a cruise which may be cancelled, the cruise lines should either offer everybody a refund for the amount paid or a alternative cruise for the same amount of days without charging more money. Remember even at the height of all this, cruise lines were selling tickets knowing full well that there was very little chance of them sailing. To then expect people to rebook and pay more is for a similar cr
  2. Am i the only one who thinks that cruise lines will not be able to sail with full occupancy when they restart? Is Oceania selling all their cabins or are they holding some back on the basis that they may be restricted to the number of pax that can board when they resume? If they are selling all their cabins only to find out later that they will only be allowed to have 60% occupancy when they restart, never mind the "wait list" who will be on the "goodbye, it was nice to know you list".
  3. I am a little sceptical of this so called "pent up demand," particularly for cruises. For a start you have to take into consideration the number of FCC that are in circulation. Also when cruises start there will, more than likely be a limit on how many paying customers will be allowed on each ship. If a ship holds 1000 pax i will be surprised if they are allowed to sail with over 60 / 70% of customers on board, for the first year at least. I note that many are saying there is pent up demand because there are wait lists on some sailings, but how many cabins on these sailings are actu
  4. FYI, on the Costa UK site..... Information regarding recent IT security event (Costa Cruises, March 19 2021) On December 25, 2020, we detected unauthorized third-party access to portions of our information technology systems. We acted quickly to shut down the unauthorized access, restore operations, and prevent further unauthorized access. A major cybersecurity firm was engaged to investigate the matter and we notified law enforcement agencies and appropriate regulators of the event. What Information Was Involved? While the investigat
  5. Am i missing something here? Not sure i understand what this thread is about.
  6. On what day did they officially cancel the cruise? On what day do they say, you cancelled the cruise? There must be a paper trail some ware. Ask them what day they said you cancelled, if they say it was by email then they will have a copy of this email (if you have made a mistake, so will you) and it will be dated. If they say you phoned them to cancel, ask on what day you phoned them, they will have a dated record of this call and many companies record all calls, check your call records to see if you have made a mistake, to see if the dates match theirs. If you have made a mistake you wi
  7. Personally i would not book any excursions, hotels and flights for a cruise, so far out, but that's just me.
  8. Looks like its Southampton. Carnival UK is committed to providing a high-quality service to everyone we deal with. In order to do this we need you to give us any comments about our service, and to tell us when we get things wrong. We want to help you resolve your complaint as quickly as possible. We treat as a complaint any expression of dissatisfaction with our service which calls for a response. We listen to your complaints, treat them seriously, and learn from them so that we can continuously improve our service. How we handle complaints We treat all complaints s
  9. I do get it about masks, however we are talking about a 4 year old child with a disability. Some (not all) of the replies and the tone on this thread, about that incident, sent chills down my spine. When you are in a supermarket and a young child is not wearing a mask, would you insist that child is removed from the shop? Do young children even have to ware masks? But please can somebody show me evidence that young children are spreading covid to the adult population.
  10. Ok so the 4 year old child is not wearing a mask and is autistic, clearly not much sympathy for the child around these parts. If i was on that plane as a adult, i would not have been bothered in the slightest, because i would be wearing a mask. If that child had covid and passed it on to me or other passengers wearing masks on that plane, then there is no point in anybody wearing them, as they clearly don't work. Is there any evidence that 4 year olds are spreading this disease to adults? If there was evidence, then there would be no schools open worldwide.
  11. Do trade winds have a factor? Every year thousands of sailboats head to Gran Canaria from all over Europe, then head over the Atlantic via the favourable trade winds to the Caribbean. This rally called the ARC (Atlantic Rally Crossing) always sets off in November. I believe it takes them about 2 to 3 weeks to sail over. Once in the Caribbean they spend a couple of months sailing around then head north via the American coast before heading back over to Europe via the Azores, again favourable trade winds. Many who sail in the rally are single handed so the sea conditions following the trad
  12. Are you allowed to book through a American TA if you are British and live in the UK? I have tried Expe..a to book a cruise, but it will not let you book, unless you have a US postal address. If TAs in America do let Brits book with them, are they doing so with the cruise lines blessing or is it just a shady deal?
  13. Well MSC had to cancel cruises due to lack of demand. As both MSC and Costa are sailing now, it is no surprise they are keeping their fares reasonable, with restrictions in place, there is not the demand there. Seems to me that American cruise lines are increasing prices as they have no cruises to sail. Better to get people to pay top dollar now and convert to FCC at a later date than have reasonable prices and convert at a later date when they cancel their cruises. Once all this is all over, expect all cruise lines to increase their fares considerably,
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