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Everything posted by jonthomas

  1. While Covid rages, I see staying on the ship as the only way ships could sail. The ship becomes the destination. Cant see spending that kind of money to be on the ship the entire time. Sure miss the cruises of the past.
  2. in our case, we have several perks moved from cancelled cruises...I was told by viking those would be lost....really awful...may prevent me from booking Viking again...
  3. Called Viking. Even though price is the same, it is for new bookings only. They have no price guarantee, if it goes down you are out of luck. Has that been your experience?
  4. oh I see...you are saying that I can use more than one FCC for a cruise....well I am surprised at that..but also pleased....thank you...
  5. but can you use more than one FCC for 1 cruise....I know NOT....just checking...
  6. I probably know the answer for this one. But hope I am wrong.
  7. Very sound advice. Thank you for your efforts.
  8. I also need advice. We have a Feb 2021 cruise and final payment will come in a month or so. Question One, would you make final payment? Question two , if we move it, would Viking honor all our perks? Question three, if we make final payment and Viking does not sail, would the FCC include all the perks we have? Yes I know I should be asking my agent but often the experts here know better.
  9. Yes I agree with you .
  10. We cancelled this sailing. It will not happen, unfortunately.
  11. what do you base your opinion on that this cruise will be sailing? Florida is in terrible shape.
  12. Unfortunately we cant wait. Our time up will be mid Aug to cancel and not incur a penalty. I guess O will cancel one month at a time. If we had FCCs we would also wait of course. Too bad, such a good cruise. Is there anyone here who will make final payment that does not have FCCs?
  13. Just got an email from my agent telling us that Oceania has extended our full payment from 90 to 60 days for this Dec 20, 2020 sailing ...but need to know what the date would be without having to pay the $250 admin fee....so asked her the question. Originally it was cancel before Aug 15, NO admin fee...now with thirty days later, should be Sept 15..will see what she answers... I expected O to be cancelling it, not extending final payment. Wonder why they are stalling. I still think nothing will be sailing. This cruise is Miami to Miami. We all know what is going on in Florida. Can things change very quickly. I hope so, but dont think so.
  14. need to move it further in 2022....the reduced deposit is a good thing to have..dont want to risk full deposits no matter how far I move it, the longer this goes the more chance of bankruptcy then poof.... your money vanishes....
  15. My agent has told me that if you cancel before final payment , she loses her commission. If you move it , she will still collect it after final payment is made even if we then cancel. But of course we would not make final payment in these times. I am looking to perhaps move this one to something much further away since we have a small deposit on it, made on the ship. Wish the itineraries were available for something further into 2022 or 2023. Have to make that decision in the next few weeks. Our deadline with no penalty of 121 days is Aug 15.
  16. Not sure why you thought I was anti mask. I have never said that . But guess it is easy here to misunderstand. Have been wearing one since February and encouraging all others to do the same. I also agree, that Covid should be the number one issue of concern right now, not everything else that has people rioting, looting, screaming, etc about. I have to be very careful , as my freedom of speech has been shockingly taken away. Anything and everything can be misconstrued as inappropriate. People are losing their jobs for saying much less than I have. Of course I have once again gotten off topic. That is so easy to do.
  17. Yes that is true. But so many angry about so much, that seems covid has taken a back burner, not a priority. So many other issues seem to have come to the forefront that other countries dont have to deal with. Hard to focus only on Covid in the states. Way too much going on.
  18. As for mishandling, you will get differing views on that. Just as you would get different views on any mishandling of any issue by any govt or any authority. All political.
  19. Yes definitely a slippery slope. Seek reparation in terms of an apology and an openness of information. That is not too much to ask.
  20. Yes from China, to Europe to USA, but that is still from China as the originator. The world should seek reparations from China.
  21. Its always the same. As soon as one says they prefer to sail on an adult only cruise, you get but what about the badly behaved adults. Very predictable. Not for me to say and I know I will be in big trouble for doing it, but seems to me a child like that could use some fun on ships that have the water slides, the ice rinks...all kinds of other kids to make friends with. Psychosocialization, a very important aspect of growing up. I have taken this off topic. I apologize for doing that. Here come the flames. I am ready.
  22. That is one of the reasons we chose Oceania, that there are no or very few children aboard. If that changes, it will be Viking only for us. Plenty of cruise lines for children, with all kinds of fun things to do. Will never understand why anyone would take a child on a line that offers them so little, other than the parents want to enjoy it and the kid will just manage. Yes I am not being very nice. Just have had way too many negative experiences with kids on board on other lines.
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