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  1. My son had a medical emergency onboard sailing from Long Beach to Ensenada and didn't have a passport. After spending the night in the medical unit we left the ship to get him to the hospital in San Diego. The ship staff was fabulous, they made all the arrangements for a driver to come onboard the ship and take us off. It cost around $200 for him to get the proper paperwork since he didn't have a passport & only a couple hundred to have the driver take us across the boarder (that was a few hours wait) and drove right up to the ER and opened the doors for us. I have never seen such excellent service than the staff gave my family. It could have cost a small fortune, the moral to this story is Always have a passport & trip Insurance! I didn't think it was necessary since we didn't fly to port & the cruise was a 4 day, very inexpensive. Find a smaller DMV office even if you have to drive a ways to get there. You cannot get a passport with an invalid ID. Pay extra to have it rush delivered if you can. OMG...I just realized the cruise I booked last night for May 31st, my boyfriend doesn't have a passport! I know what he will be doing this week on his vaca...Fortunately, we live very rural and it can be done at the post office and hopefully 290 days is plenty of time. BTW...The Jones Act is Not being able to start a cruise in the US without going to a foreign port in simple terms
  2. I booked that just last night. There were cabins to choose from
  3. It doesn't work like that...You would not carry over the same "perks" unless you book a new cruise with the same "perks" I had a $150 deposit on Oct. 31st, it cancelled. It was a 5 day so had a $300 OBC for a future cruise. I booked Alaska for 10 days, and had to make a new deposit of $400, the $300 is OBC. The $150 will go toward the final price when they make the adjustment. I get my $400 deposit as an OBC also. So, I had to put out yesterday, $400 and will get $700 OBC (remember was originally on a 5 day). I will get credited off my cruise the original $150 deposit and for some reason...I had an old FCC of $119 that will go toward my final price. I will get free drinks in the casino & $250 Fun Play in the casino. I also had a Diamond upgrade I used to move from an Ocean View to a Balcony. I hope this helps, mine was a casino offer. The deposit is non-refundable, but I bought trip Insurance...no worries 🙂
  4. I'm really looking to book Australia for May 31, 2021 for 11 days Shows I could get a free interior, but yet shows $215 + port fees= $672.74 (There is a walkway interior, which I've had once before...kind of like your own area) Make a non refundable $300pp AUD Deposit and get $600 AUD on board Shows total deposit due $429.42 Drinks $250 AUD in Fun Play?? Is that only for Casino? I have a deposit of $150 from Cancelled 10/31/20 and should have $300 FCC since it was a 5 day. However, as of now there is a 14 day quarantine for anyone entering...
  5. Any help would be appreciated...I know it all depends on Covid!
  6. Well, My 5 day cruise was cancelled. I have a $300OBC & Deposit of $150. Carnival wants me to take a Premier Cruise with a FREE Interior Cabin. Could I upgrade that to an OV by paying the difference & then get my Diamond Upgrade to a Balcony? Carnival is offering $600 OBC &$25o fun play (AUS $). Free drinks in Casino... Looks like airfare can be very spendy...Any suggestions ?? Also, when is best to travel and what Itinerary? 10-12 day cruise?? I live in North Dakota, so anything from here is over $1800 each. Has anyone booked using Carnival Air?
  7. That's the math I was doing...LOL And, I think crew members coming from all over the world might be a challenge to get them tested, up to date on the new procedures and through the quarantine process. I don't see how this could be possible. My thinking is, Carnival is using our money to gain interest until next month. Trying to sell future cruises to replenish what they will have to refund. JMO
  8. That's very interesting regarding the Sept. 21st due date. Well, it sounds like a no brainer if they are waiting until then before making recommendations when and how cruising can begin.
  9. I talked with John Heald today on his page, my question was... When will Carnival come out with more updates to cancellations? Message from CDC? Shelly Torgerson John Heald Are all the new cruises opening up bookings, so Carnival will be canceling the rest of this year and preparing for refunds? Just wondering! How can we go on a cruise when we have to quarantine for 14 days after we return? I would at this point like to be able to cancel and get a refund, too bad all 4 cabins I have booked for my family on Oct. 31st are non refundable... John Heald Hello, we are still very hopeful that will be able to cruise in October and although we’re not totally in control of that situation we have not made any announcements to change anything at this time. So I hope to see you very soon having fun and if you need anything please ask Shelly Torgerson John Heald unfortunately I would have to quarantine for 14 days after our return and also my friend. We can not come back into North Dakota & work after leaving the country. Our cases are growing very fast and there will not likely be a change to our being able to go. I have four cabins booked for my family. My children and grandson are in California. We were to meet up with them in San Diego. I love to cruise and had really looked forward to it. You don't get to be a diamond without a love for cruising. I don't know how many other people have looked into their states quarantine after traveling outside the country, but the you might want to take a poll and ask cruisers if they have read their states guidelines for travel out of the country & returning to their state. . John Heald did reply again and I can't find it, basically he said he hopes conditions will improve and we won't have to quarantine and when it's safe we will be back to cruising and if there is anything I need to ask.
  10. Travel Orders Read the official confinement order Who's Affected The amendment to the state health officer order allows people to travel freely within the United States and releases requirements for everyone except international travelers. Anyone traveling from another country, who is not merely passing through the state, must quarantine immediately upon entry to North Dakota for a period of 14 days or for the duration of the person's presence in North Dakota, whichever period is shorter. When you live & work in such a small community everyone knows everyone's business. I work as a county employee & couldn't begin to think of not being honest. Besides, there wouldn't be able to be any pictures posted on Facebook 😉
  11. I would be more than happy to get it. I was just tested again today for the 3rd time...just because. The previous 2 times were because I was sick and both tests came bag negative, I still think I had it. Missed 3 weeks of work. I just wish they would cancel already!!! LOL How would they really expect people to have to quarantine for 14 days coming back into the country? I could see being tested, but to know you'd have to be out that long...I don't know if it's all states, but I would think it is.
  12. I was able to finally access all the bookings. I will definitely hang tight...non refundable at this time. I just hate having to wait, when I know I can't go anyway. My state requires 14 day quarantine after coming home. The most difficult part is even thinking about rebooking...don't have a clue when I might would be able to do it.
  13. I can't access logging in. I will get some help from Carnival today. Thanks
  14. I have a total of 4 cabins booked on a 5 day Miracle Oct. 31st 2020, we have 3 cabins under promo codes 2 of them are OH1, 1 is PZS 1 is no special promo. I would feel better getting my money back, since I am the one who has put it all out. I can't travel to another country and not be quarantined. I have tried reading the policy and we are before final payment by 3 weeks. All these codes could cause a problem..not sure if the are all refundable prior to final payment. I have deposits for 10 people. Mostly $50 & $75 each. I have no idea when I could cruise again or coordinate with everyone. Do you know if before final payment I can get full deposit back. I can't reach CCL...they're closed & can't get logged into my account. None of my reservations say anything about cancellation penalties. I am a Diamond and will cruise again, but with quarantining for 14 days after, I can't risk it even if they do sail. I'd rather have one less stress.
  15. I am not sure, we have 3 cabins under promo codes 2 of them are OH1, 1 is PZS 1 is no special promo. I would feel better getting my money back, since I am the one who has put it all out. I can't travel to another country and not be quarantined. I have tried reading the policy and we are before final payment by 3 weeks. All these codes could cause a problem..not sure???
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