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    Grandkids, sports, cruising
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    Royal Caribbean, Regent Seven Seas
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  1. You'll love Regent. We did our first cruise on Mariner in 2018 and were sold! Hopefully all will be under control and we'll be talking about this last year as we sail out of Yokohama in Nov.!
  2. Are you on Explorer? We are doing Explorer from Tokyo to Sydney in Nov. We have the first Covid shot, should get the second in a couple of weeks. Hoping the vaccine will be widespread enough that the cruise will go. 🤞
  3. Sorry to be so late answering. Our cruises were June 5 and June 15 (back to back).
  4. Filed for Refund for back to back cruises on Apr. 24. Received refunds over a few days with final refund deposited June 26. Total time from filing to full reimbursement was 63 days.
  5. I am certainly not a lawyer. And I completely agree that if a cruise line cancels a cruise they should make a passenger "whole." And Regent has done that. All cancelled cruises, to my knowledge, have been offered 100% refunds. However, if you read their Terms of Agreement, an agreement we all committed to when we booked the cruise, you'll find these statements: "Regent Seven Seas Cruises shall not be liable for delay or inability to perform any portion of the cruise or cruise tour caused by or arising out of... government restraint, ..., Acts of God, or other circumstances
  6. I will only disagree with you because in reality once the final payment is made, it becomes, effectively, non-refundable. So the default position should be FCC. That's what cruise insurance is for. This is a horrible, but unique, situation. All cruise lines are struggling to "stay afloat." There may actually not be enough money available to give everyone 100% refunds. Having bookings, especially heavy bookings, for the next 2 years will serve the cruise lines well as evidence that they will have significant cash flow in the future when they approach creditors for loans, etc. So natural
  7. Mariner is sailing in the South Pacific in Jan. and Feb. of 2022. Check Regent's websites. You can start in San Francisco and go as far as you want, or join in Papeete. The best itinerary for Tahiti and the South Pacific would be to go from San Francisco to Auckland or even Sydney. We did something similar In 2018, Honolulu to Sydney and it was definitely the cruise of a lifetime!
  8. We are taking the Refund. Our Navigator cruise in June was cancelled and we plan to rebook, likely in 2022. The 2021 sailing is similar but at least 3 ports the we were most interested in have are not on the itinerary. Additionally it is very full at this point so cabin selection is too limited. When the balance of 2022 schedule is released we will look at it. But as Pappy1022 said, taking the refund will allow us to pick a cruise line that offers the best itinerary. We have a cruise booked in Nov. 2021 from Tokyo to Sydney. Right now, we are simply considering switching the deposit if
  9. scheduled sail date 6/05/20 and 6/015/20 cancelled excursions 4/24/20 cancelled cruise 4/24/20 no refunds as of 5/11/20
  10. The Butler will do about anything you want from tour tickets to dining reservations to bringing nightly canapés and mixing drinks. Just one quick example, we had a couple of back to back tours with minimal time to change from beach gear to land wear. So we told our Butler and lunch was waiting in our cabin when we returned so we could eat while changing. But about anything you can think of, the Butler will do for you.
  11. Hmmm......I've seen Stephen King's "It." 😱
  12. We just had our cruise cancelled and are taking the refund. The cancellation confirmation states : "Refund requests will be validated, and refunds will be processed within 90 days of the request." So it might take a bit more than a month. Since you cancelled a month ago, your's will likely be quicker than ours.
  13. "How would you feel if someone did not honor their agreement with you in this situation?" Based on what you have told me (or failed to tell me), I would have what I agreed too. Regent didn't deduct a single penny of commission from the Refund, so they fully paid back the entire cruise cost PLUS remainder of the "courtesy." You just want more money. Bottom line is that if you pay $10,000 for a cruise, agree to $1000 rebate, your net out of pocket is $9000. If you use 50% you are entitled to $4500 plus $500 refund. If you got $5000 back in refund from Regent, then you have your $4500 PLUS
  14. Ok, so by that I assume that the refund you mentioned in your first post when you said "Recent Regent cruise was cancelled while we were onboard. Took 100% refund offer from Regent for days not sailed." has not been issued YET, but is coming, correct? Again, not trying to be contentious, but you do seem to dodge my questions with every answer.
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