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  1. I just checked my reservation online, there is a message that says the cruise is on hold. I spoke to the agent and here is her reply


    With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to impact communities and ports around the globe, we are working to determine our next course of action. While we evaluate the opportunity to resume with sailings, we have temporarily frozen voyages that might be impacted should we need to delay sailing further. Please bear with us. We will make a decision shortly and will provide information as it becomes available.   It goes without saying that our first priority is always the safety, security and well-being of our guests, team members and all those in the communities we visit; our teams are working around the clock to do what is right for our guests and travel partners.  We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 coronavirus situation and consult with global public health authorities including The World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and we will take action as necessary.   Please know that we remain optimistic and look forward to welcoming our guests onboard again in the near future.

  2. 13% of Americans have already changed travel plans due to coronavirus, survey says

    From CNN Business' Chris Isidore

    About one American in eight surveyed says they have already canceled or changed travel plans due to concerns about the novel coronavirus.

    The survey was conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and polled about 1,200 adults.

  3. 10 hours ago, PitCritter said:

    I'm posting from O'Sheehan's as we're docked in Cadiz. We were 90 minutes late in to Port in Málaga yesterday due to "heavy seas and engine adjustments." The rumors are now starting to fly that we'll miss Madeira or Ponta Delgada. 


    I guess we'll hear something today if that's true. 


    One way or another, it's been an enjoyable trip so far. 


    I really want to see Madeira so keep your fingers crossed for us. 


    Love to get some intermittent updates on your TA, thanks

  4. 2 hours ago, tandc2019 said:

    It's like a website, but on paper.  😂


    The trade off is that you have to go to a store and pay for it in exchange for no pop-ups and annoying banner ads.



    and the content, in most instances, is refreshingly reliable.

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  5. 1 hour ago, Starry Eyes said:

    Ah, how do you know there is ample availability two weeks earlier?  Is it because there are multiple cabins available for selection?  You may be correct, and that may indicate plenty of availability, but there is another possibility. There could be a substantial number of people who booked guarantee cabins that have not been assigned; once those are assigned, the number of cabin that seem to be available to book to drop dramatically.  With the upgrade program, this is especially true of unassigned inside gty bookings; NCL wait to assign these at the end when all the bidding upgrades are done.  Meanwhile, none of us know how many unassigned gty bookings NCL is holding...it could be a few; it could be a lot...so they know the availability situation and we do not.  Nevertheless, unless you want an inside cabin, with the bidding program, you can be sure that if there are any empty cabins at 48 hrs, they will surely be inside cabins.


    Also, in addition to general discounting, free/discounted cruises can be offered to casino guests to fill cabins on undersold cruises.



    Very informative, thank you!

  6. 9 hours ago, ziggyuk said:

    I find it very unpredictable, I was monitoring Alaska this year (April to August) on a big US TA and recording the prices so I was prepared for 2020 and a possible last minute purchase.

    The Joy 7th September for example 1 week before sail was 3 times the price it was in April.

    Then look at the Joy for a 14th September, sailing just a week later.


    These are all balconies on the base price (no tax, perks, gratuities) and the dates are DD/MM/YY



    The price variance up or down is within 20% of the original price at the outset. You would think that most cruisers book months in advance but this table seems to indicate that there are a bunch of last minute bookings.

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