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  1. Celebrity are literally using "Always Included" as their Black Friday promotion this year. Yikes: https://www.celebritycruises.com/cruise-deals/black-friday.
  2. Sounds about what I posted as speculation in another thread: Minimal savings and perhaps reduced deposit.
  3. Cruise With Confidence has once again been extended to January 31, 2021, but still only for lift&shift TO sailings until May 4, 2022.. https://www.celebritycruises.com/cruise-with-confidence: We know you’re looking forward to your next vacation, now more than ever. To give you more peace of mind in planning, we’ve enhanced Cruise with Confidence with more benefits: Flexible Cancellations, Lift & Shift, and Best Offer Guarantee. Take advantage of these benefits on any existing or new booking made before January 31, 2021. Travel agent FAQ with additional info: http://cre
  4. This was mentioned in a travel agent webinar, released today. I have not found the info on any other channels, neither celebrity.com or any cruise news sites. The info is given from timestamp 3:30 in this webinar, and no private excursions is explicitly mentioned at timestamp 5:00: https://www.gotostage.com/channel/69b0d74ffeb14d6f8fa69d0d13b87437/recording/ef290a8117a04d159638492a190c5eb2/watch?source=CHANNEL Everyone can watch/listen to the webinar, just enter a random first and last name and a fictitious e-mail or your personal e-mail.
  5. The last couple of years they have offered 50$ deposits and/or minimal savings in the range of 100-200$pp for new bookings. I wouldn't expect anything spectacular this year.
  6. That would definitely only be possible for group rates, possibly even only groups created before AI started yesterday. I posted a screenshot earlier in this thread, where the US online TA I use still has group rates available at a much lower rate than the AI rate, but with no perks. All onward standard bookings, both directly with Celebrity and with a travel agent, would only be possible with AI. Group rates may still be available, varying between travel agents.
  7. No. Always Included is the new booking program included in all fares (except select sailings from 90 days before departure). All existing booking prior to November 17 do not have Always Included, and this sentence is referring to those bookings. Existing bookings CAN be repriced under the Always Included program, but it is NOT mandatory.
  8. Unfortunately, as mentioned in my original post, MOST of the rebooking optiones are at prevailing rates. Quite shocking, being that Celebrity changed the itineraries, not the guests. They should at least offer price protection, but they most certainly have a marketing/financial reason not to do so.
  9. Not on Celebrity's website. Travel agents may still have group bookings without any perks available, but "Always Included" is the new standard booking program with Celebrity and for travel agents non-group bookings. If this should, for some reason, be on Celebrity's website, please share a screenshot of the booking summary.
  10. According to the sheet in my third link, you can "Move from Infinity to Summit sailing in a like for like stateroom category at the rate paid". In other words, depending on your current sailing length, you should be able to choose an SM sailing with the same amount of nights without paying prevailing rates. Previously, I believe passengers on chartered sailings were offered two or three alternative dates with price protection. I think you should hear more from Celebrity (or your TA) within a few weeks.
  11. I suggest we keep these discussion in one thread:
  12. I suggest we keep these discussion in one thread:
  13. I suggest we keep these discussion in one thread: I suggest we keep these discussion in one thread:
  14. Instead of several individual threads about itinerary changes being released during the next days, let's keep all info in this thread. -Celebrity press release: http://creative.rccl.com/Sales/Celebrity/General_Info/Celebrity_Cruises_Announces_New_Winter_2021_2022_Deployment.pdf -FAQ/Which new itinerary to chose: http://creative.rccl.com/Sales/Celebrity/Deployment/CEL_21-22_Deployment_FAQs.pdf . Note that most rebookings are at PREVAILING RATES, not with protected prices! -Specific sailings -> new sailings overview: http://creative.rccl.com/Sales/Celebrity/General_Info/ITK/CEL
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