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  1. Yup. Just got it. Same exact situation. I wonder if they just updated everyone to FCC, and then will cancel those as they issue refunds. I think this whole situation has to be grueling for their staff, and am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and wait and see if the refund request form is available on Monday.
  2. Cool Cruiser - thank you for the quick reply. Hopefully they work through their backlog quickly!
  3. ...What will get refunded for the no-show person? My DH is considering not going on our cruise next week. I know in these situations you normally get the port taxes and gratuities refunded for the no-show person. Will I also get the gratuities for his bar package back? Thanks!
  4. There is a good Wall Street Journal article today about Princess's cancelling. I won't link it, as there is a paywall, but subscribers will want to read it. Most revealing is the quote below. Basically they're cancelling to preserve the brand. “We were not prepared for something like this and neither were the health authorities in Japan and the U.S.,” said a Princess executive. The company’s decision to cancel sailings is its latest effort to avoid even more lasting damage to its business. “We have to get out of the headlines,” this executive said. I think that with p
  5. This is a very good point. There must have been dozens of cruises from Florida alone that have gone out and come back with no drama. The cruise line with the problems f'ed up badly at the beginning as far as I can tell, but the others have put in place good protocols (probably based on years of noro experience!) and things have been fine.
  6. This. I read the State Department advisory, and it basically boils down to "don't expect us to send in the Marines if you get quarantined somewhere", and the CDC one pointed at underlying health conditions, which I don't have. We are a go for our cruise next Wednesday unless one of our employers says "no", or the ship won't actually be sailing.
  7. Thanks. I was figuring a little tip would take the sting out of adding a chore.
  8. Thanks all. I'll either ask in person or leave a note for the room steward on day 1.
  9. Another question for our upcoming first NCL cruise on the Sky. Is there some way to indicate before the cruise that the bed should be split apart? DH and I tend to go to sleep at different times, snore, etc. and we sleep better in separate beds. I assume we can ask the cabin steward to split it on the first afternoon, but I imagine it's easier for them to know in advance and do it while they're setting up the cabin, vs. adding another task to their busy boarding-day afternoon. Thanks for any advice you can give me on this.
  10. Howdy all! I am departing on my first NCL cruise on the Sky next month. I bought a power strip without a surge protector, which was described as compliant with cruise ship requirements. How do I prove it's compliant? Bring along a print out of the Amazon listing? Assume the check in folks will know what they're looking at? Here's a link to the one I bought: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07X3ZCZLV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. Thanks for any insight you can lend on this.
  11. We booked this cruise a couple of weeks ago. I got an email from NCL about the cancellation of GSC which said it was due to a scheduling conflict. I have not got an email about Grand Bahama. Just looked at the itinerary in our cruise summary, and it looks just like it did the other day after we got the email about GSC - Key West, Nassau, Grand Bahama. Hopefully that holds! Not so much because I care for the ports, but because I was looking forward to everyone else getting off the ship and leaving it uncrowded during the day!
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