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  1. We loved The Cotton House. It’s a Marriott property and has the most amazing breakfast I have ever had (pre-Covid, of course). Located to easily walk to the Gothic quarter. Excellent staff.
  2. Dalliowner, I noticed that the price of my V6 on the crossing from Lisbon has more than doubled! We booked it at $4999 and now they are asking $11,999 a person!!!!!!!!! Lisbon is not doing well with Covid nor with getting the vaccine out, so truthfully, I wonder if we will be going. My husband is being a bit negative about it....I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
  3. We are booked on a Nov 6, Lisbon to Miami (we live in Miami). As of now, Portugal is not allowing tourist to fly or drive into the country. Obviously, that could change. The CDC will be coming out with a new recommendation in another month or so, but I doubt they will be opening up the ports any time soon. We are both vaccinated (getting our second shot next week). I am not sure if I would be comfortable going on the cruise if I knew that not everyone was vaccinated. If we have to wear facemarks outside of our cabin, I could deal with that, but it's the ability to socialize and meet other people that I am concerned about. I love my husband, but if I wanted to eat 12 dinners with just him, I could stay home. We know two other couples on this particular cruise. One from England and one from the states. The two couples do not know each other. If we were not able to eat a meal with them or be together at the 4pm Tea, I doubt we would be cruising. And, what about the shows, Trivia and lectures? Without that and socialization I would be happier staying home and binging a new show on Netflix.
  4. TransAtlantic or Travel Agent..... in this case, a transatlantic cruise 😀
  5. My TA charged us a fee of $104 pp for both of our cancelled cruises in 2020. The first cruise I cancelled and he told me that he was going to charge the fee, but I would get it back when I completed a new cruise, so I didn't argue. The second cruise was cancelled by Seabourn and I was still charged the fee. I was a bit annoyed because it was not my fault the cruise was cancelled, but since his travel business was in such bad shape because of Covid, I bit my tongue and said nothing, again. We have another cruise on the books...transatlantic Lisbon to Miami...later this year. Portugal still is not allowing US citizens in to Portugal, so I am beginning to have doubt that this cruise will be happening. I am already becoming annoyed to think I may be charged another fee by this TA.... He already has $416 of my money. Do other TAs charge a fee for cancellations? Just curious. Jodi
  6. Looks like face masks will be required for any cruise that docks in the US according to the new CDC rule. I couldn’t get the link to Post, but maybe someone with better IT skills will be able to...... it was on a RCCL Blog post.
  7. We are also booked on that Nov 6 transatlantic. Since we live in Miami we are certainly hoping for it to end there as scheduled. Let’s just hope that the vaccine works and that the people of Portugal receive it along with the crew members from all over the world... There are a lot of moving parts here that must happen in order for everyone to travel safely. I have concerns, especially with several new strains of the virus popping up around the world, that this may be our third cancelled cruise......
  8. Some Cellular companies offer specials for cruises. Seabourn is one of the companies for Bellsouth. It’s $100 for 30 days of unlimited text and talk. It’s nice to have for a long cruise if you want to speak to family or friends at home while you are cruising. It does not work while in port, only while at sea.
  9. The Nov 6 Lisbon to Miami? We are also booked on that! I know of two other couples that are also booked on it....friends we made on our Dec 2019 cruise from Dubai to Hong Kong. Fingers Crossed 🤞🤞🤞🤞
  10. A Question...... We had two cancelled cruises with Seabourn. For our July, 2020 cancelled cruise we requested our money refunded, which it was after 90 days. Done. For our Nov, 2020 cancelled cruise we requested the FCC +25% which we just received and put it towards our Nov 2021 cruise. I thought that there was something else Seabourn was giving us beyond the 25% bump. I though we also were to receive $300 of shipboard credit. Was that just wishful thinking on my part or am I remembering correctly? Looking forward to your responses...... Jodi
  11. JOZI - EXACTLY why we do that. I get the ins right away at the lowest amount, but within that 15 day timeframe for the pre-existing!
  12. My TA said they would not refund us when I asked 😢. But, both of our cruises were only in the deposit stages so the insurance cost was relatively minimal. I only insure the actual amount I have paid out, then I up the insurance amount at each stage of payment and pay the updated dollars for the updated trip payment.
  13. Our Trip Insurance for our two cancelled trips did not refund us, but credited us so we could use the trip insurance toward a future trip....And, we have two years to use the funds. We already booked a cruise for Nov 2021 and used all the credits towards Insurance on that trip..... Good Luck! Jodi
  14. WE GOT OUR REFUND!!!!!! I’m doing the Happy Dance 💃 Only took them 88 days...... The funny part is that the amount credited was for ALL monies I paid out in one lump sum...the cruise deposit PLUS the air flights via Flight Ease. I’m not complaining, though. For those still waiting....Keep The Faith, Baby. It will happen. Big (safe) Hugs to all!!!
  15. I’m in Miami (Coconut Grove) and you’re just up the road in Lauderdale.....once Covid subsides a bit we can meet in the Aventura area and plan it!
  16. Interesting (and frustrating) news..... Earlier this week Seabourn told me that my refund had been processed on May 29th. Since it is two weeks from that date and still no refund according to my cc company, I called Seabourn and spoke with “Frank” who explained that everything that had been processed on May 29th was WRONG and had to be re-processed, which was done on June 10th..... so, according to “Frank”, I should be receiving my refund within a few days..... Today is Day 87 and still counting!!!! I’m really happy for all of you who have received their refunds and I truly hope not to enter the “100 Day Plus Club” with those of you who are waiting even longer. Perhaps we should create Tshirts or hats with just a number on it indicating the amount of days from Cancellation to Refund.....
  17. I decided to call Seabourn after seeing the flurry of refunds. I was told that my refund was processed on May 29th and that it usually takes 7 to 10 days for the cc company to post it to an account. So, any day now! Woo-Hoo! I’ll keep you informed when I see it.....
  18. Fantastic!!!!! I can’t wait to hear if they respond! BTW - I noticed our Nov 7 Cruise was not listed. it was cancelled on 5/6/2020. We are waiting for FCC only. Was that why it was not on the list? Also, I’m curious. We have two flights that need to be cancelled because our November cruise was cancelled. I have yet to call the airline because if they cancel or change the flights I may be able to get my money back. If I cancel I will have a change fee at best, because they are non-refundable tickets. Did any of you have airline tickets to deal with because of a cancelled flight and will Seabourn pick up the change fees? (if I would live long enough to collect them.....)
  19. We cancelled our 7/18 cruise on 3/17 and nothing! Now in our 12th week of waiting. Westport - was yours on the Ovation?
  20. JPH814... (st curious - what kind of communication are you waiting for regarding the FCC credit? If you were to put a deposit on a cruise today, are you sure they would not just apply the FCC to the balance?) We used our Returned FCD from our 7/18/2020 cancelled cruise toward the deposit. Our TA said we have to wait for Seabourn to process the FCC plus 25% and we will most likely put it towards this new cruise. So far they have not processed it. Originally we owed $398 toward the deposit, but the cruise dropped in price and the new deposit was less, so nothing out of our pocket (which worked out well because I told my TA I was not giving Seabourn anymore more money at this point in time!)
  21. Cash refund for our 7/18/20 cruise which we cancelled before the penalty phase on 3/16/2020....and FCC credit (+25%) for our 11/7/20 cruise which was cancelled on 5/06/2020.
  22. Dear JPH814 - I also love data and am fascinated by what you have created with this spread sheet. I have twice suggested to people on Facebook on the various Seabourn pages that they should add their information to this “work of art”. What are your thoughts to the possibility that Seabourn is also looking into the level of loyalty and prioritizing those with the highest level of loyalty above those with lesser levels? The airline certainly uses this system when issuing upgrades. Just a thought. I’m sure others will weigh in as I’ve learned this is not a shy crowd. Also, let me add another cruise of mine that was cancelled. Nov 7, 2020. Cancelled on May 6, 2020. We are waiting for our refund in FCC plus 25%. Today is Day 75 that we are waiting for our first cruise cancellation refund.....
  23. I just checked on my cc app, but still nothing. Cruise was 7/18. We cancelled on 3/16. 74 days of waiting so far.
  24. I called Seabourn today and spoke with "Frank".... He said that the March 11 cancellations are being refunded now and that my March 17 cancellation should be refunded in about a week. He apologized and told me that they are doing everything by HAND!!!!! I wasn't going to argue with him, but I thought that sounded very strange.
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