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    This was post today on our canadian government travel page: Avoid all cruise ship travel The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is recommending that Canadians avoid all cruise ship travel due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Cruise passengers include travellers from around the world who may be arriving from areas with known or unknown spread of COVID-19. The virus can spread quickly on board cruises due to the close contact between passengers. Older people and people with a weakened immune system or underlying medical condition are at a higher risk of developing severe diseas
  2. Hello, When we cancelled yesterday, they offered me to roll our reservation to a new one.... since there was no incentive to do so (ie OBC, etc.) we chose not to and took the FCC and 25% refund because we had more than 35 days to go. So If you want to reserve on the spot I think you could. have a great Sunday
  3. Hello, We cancelled yesterday in the 75%-25% window and had the surprise of getting 25% back on a CC and 75% on a FCC. We didn't think of that, so that was a good news...we were within 4 days of getting 100% FCC. Hope this helps,
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    Hello, We were on the April 11th cruise and we cancelled yesterday. Since we had more than 35 days to fo, we had the surprise of getting back 25% of our payment and 75% in FCC. It's something to think about. Just to let you know, last night was the best night of sleep I had for the past month.... it was a heartbreaking decision but we are so at peace with it and moving on to something else...priceless. have a great day
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    Thank you AZ

    Simple words... but now we can make our own decisions based on our level of comfort with the situation. We will probably cancel, but we will be back!...
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    Hello, we are suppose to stop in Sri lanka with our cruise on April 11. So now what? Mar 03, Colombo: Due to the coronavirus risks Sri Lanka has taken steps to immediately stop allowing passengers on cruise ships arriving at the ports of the country to disembark, the Health Ministry said. The Ministry of Health stated that the Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe has advised the relevant authorities regarding the matter. Meanwhile, all passengers arriving in Sri Lanka from Italy, South Korea and Iran will be quarantined for 14 days, as a pr
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    Hello, AZ has a new travel advisory that states: 2. There will be mandatory specialized health screenings performed on: Any guest who has traveled from, to or through select countries impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), within 15 days of boarding. Guests who are uncertain about contact with individuals who have traveled from, to or through select countries impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) within 15 days of boarding. Canada has 15 cases as of today. Therefore is it considered as a selected country impacted by the virus? Could this be more vague? Are we going
  8. Hello all, Very puzzled...azamara and Celebrity, 2 different messages... Here's what Azamara states on its website travel advisory: Regardless of nationality, we will deny boarding to: Any guest who has travelled from, to or through mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Iran, South Korea, and the Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto within 15 days of boarding. Any guest who has come in contact with anyone from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Iran, South Korea, and the Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto within 15 days of boarding. The CDC characteri
  9. Hello, Not sure about that because X is rerouting lots of cruises and if someone cancels, the usual penalty fees is in force. So we might have to take whatever they offer us even if we have to go through a lot of trouble (new flight, new departure port, new itinerary...) We are on the same cruise as sunlover33 and like said, we have to buy visas, excursions, pre night hotel, post night hotel, seats on the plane (we are on premium seats and wish to have the same comfort), etc. Since this is our 25th anniversary and the leg of the cruise we are doing is to
  10. Hello, Don't drink all the Champagne and leave us some because I just realized that we are on the same cruise!! We are going to be easy to spot... going Nicolas Feuillates's champagne all the way....:-)
  11. Hello, we did the math. We looked at the excursion and we do plan to take all 700$ worth of shore excursions and I plan to take the spa credit. So we are going all in with the package (especially since we discovered that Nicolas Feuillates champagne was on the list 🙂 ). For wifi, we usually spend all our wifi credits onboard X (and it's half of it on AZ) and for the chef's table, we were going to take it. So all in all, it will be worth it for us. So we think.... We will let you know when we come back in April,
  12. Just to add, we are on a 15 nights voyage. I put my DH to the challenge of comparing both... results will be out soon (or so I think!)... thanks for the replies so far,
  13. Hell, We are cruising next April on Azamara and are looking at the benefit of the indulgence package. Since we are LCV Discoverer plus we are wondering if it is worth it or if it's better for us to take the 20% off a bev package, just enjoy what the LCV discounts gives us (laundry, limited wi fi, etc...) and pay for the extras (chef's table, etc.). Anyone did the math? Is it worth it? Thank you in advance,
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