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  1. On April 23rd I cancelled our November cruise on the Seaside. Today we received a full credit card refund of our deposit ($398). Tom
  2. I cancelled my November cruise a few days ago and was told on the phone it would take (up to) 60 days for a refund. If they’re now saying I won’t get a refund until 60 days after my November sail date, that won’t fly with me. I will dispute after I reach 60 days of my phone call. I was given a reference # fortunately we’re only out our deposit of $398
  3. FI recently cancelled my November cruise on the Seaside out of Miami. Another hot spot of the country. So I think you’ve answered your own questions. Me personally, taking a cruise out of New York isn't going to happen anytime soon, if at all this year. just my opinion Tom
  4. I misstated my response. MSC is allowing those who have booked up to September 30 to choose a FCC to be used by December 2021. Those still within the cancellation window can cancel for full refund but will take 60 days for it to credit back.
  5. I called MSC yesterday and cancelled my November Seaside cruise. Was told 60 days for my deposit to be refunded. Not taking any chances of a second wave of covid19 this fall.
  6. MSC is allowing FCC for sailings until the end of September. I would take that as no US sailings until then or longer. A few weeks ago the CDC closed US sailings for at least 100 days. I cancelled my November cruise and was told to expect a 60 wait for my deposit.
  7. On the same note. I probably can make a Manhattan with an order of whiskey and an order of sweet vermouth, then get a dash of bitters at another bar if I need to?
  8. I’m in total agreement with you. I just think you will encounter some bartenders not willing to oblige. Can’t hurt to try!
  9. 🤣that would be interesting. It’s the only drink on the menu with tequila!
  10. My wife and I are also Diamond on Royal and were given Black (which has been changed to Diamond). This status match was given to us back in 2018. I know recently some Diamonds on Royal reported they’ve been given Gold which is 1 tier lower. I believe MSC changed it in 2019. As the other poster mentioned, click on the MSC Voyager link and navigate the area that tells you the benefits for each level. Also click on the GenghisQuan link above for status match updates. Update: It appears Diamond is Gold on MSC
  11. We did a last minute guarantee booking (9/20) for the Mariner sailing (10/25). We received our cabin assignments exactly 2 weeks prior to our sailing next week.
  12. Just FYI, you can go to guest services on the ship and have on board credits transferred to another sea pass account. My wife and I have done this several times in the past. Sometimes we forget to order double occupancy credits and chose single occupancy credits when redeeming our visa points. They would end up on my wife’s sea pass account. Easy enough to fix at guest services. They just subtract from one account and transfer them to the other ( we both have separate on board accounts, different credit cards).
  13. Its very limited to pastries, salmon, breads, bagels, juice, coffee, specialty coffee and the like. A limited continental type of breakfast. And yes, a nice place to enjoy. I usually just go there for the specialty coffee and head to the windjammer.
  14. Congrats! we've been diamond for about 5 years. We take advantage of the free evening cocktails (there is a list to choose from) in the dedicated Diamond lounges. Usually between 5:00-8:30 on most ships. They also load your seapass daily with 3 additional drinks to be used at most bars on the ship during the same time frame of 5:00-8:30 (same list).This way you don’t have to stay in the Diamond lounge to enjoy a free cocktail. They usually have hors d’Oeuvres in the Diamond Lounge and a decent continental breakfast in the morning with cappuccino/espresso machine. Additional discounts appl
  15. On September 20th as a last minute decision, I booked a 3 night cruise on the Mariner for the October 25th sailing (my birthday cruise🎂🚢). At the time, there weren’t a lot of desirable cabins left and decided on a balcony guarantee. This was the first time I’ve ever booked a guarantee cabin. Yesterday (2 weeks from sailing) we were issued our stateroom and couldn’t be happier with the location on deck 8. So I’m assuming that a two week period is an indicator on cabin assignments. Again, I know assignments will be based on supply and demand and the upgrade program. I wouldn’t sweat it on cabin
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