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  1. I empathize with you. I re-booked one of my cancelled cruises from April to a cruise in October 2021 but who knows, the Coronavirus may rear it's ugly head again so every booking is now a crap shoot until the cruise lines can get their re-start plans approved and the CDC lifts the no-sail ban and the virus cases move down instead of up. My hope is that you cruise in January. Will you take a refund or re-book if it is cancelled? I'm getting tired of the re-booking/refund/OBC/FCC game, ad nauseum.
  2. I am not holding out any hope that my November 1st cruise will sail. i have booked a room at a hotel in the Florida Keys for that week and a snorkeling excursion. I am bringing lots of beer, rum and vodka, a bathing suit and my snorkel gear. Hasta la vista, Carnival.
  3. I spoke with a Carnival representative and she said my November 1st cruise has not been cancelled as of today, September 16th..
  4. Thank you ProgRockCruiser for responding. I am going to call Carnival today. I live in Florida so car rentals, airline flights, etc., are not a concern and I am assuming my cruise has been cancelled but it is still showing up in my cruise planner.
  5. I wonder why my cruise on the Breeze from Ft. Lauderdale on November 1st is not on the list when the cruise on the 7th has been cancelled?
  6. Hi BrezQ from Massachusetts. My April cruises were cancelled so I took the FCC and OBC and re-booked for April 2021, another B2B on the Magic departing from Miami. Hopefully, fingers crossed, we will be sailing by then. Originally, we were booked on the Breeze from Fort Lauderdale but received an email notifying us that we would now be sailing on the Magic from Miami. They gave us another $200 OBC to compensate for the change. I now have $800 OBC on my cruise next year, I have a lot of drinking to do and I think I'm up for the challenge!! Hope you stay healthy and your cruises go off without a hitch.
  7. SKRIDGE: I agree with you. Honest and frequent communication with the cruising public should have been a priority. We're all adults, treat us accordingly. I feel sorry for the newbies who decided to book a cruise this year. I hope they have found their way to informative web sites such as this to be kept abreast of news. If not, the entire cancellation process will be confusing for them. I ignored every email from Carnival enticing me to purchase spa treatments, shore excursions, etc. I usually order bottled water for my stateroom but didn't even do that. Keeping everyone's hopes up until the last minute is so disheartening. Was the marketing targeted at booked cruisers deceitful? Carnival's handling of the situation has prompted me to spend my vacation money elsewhere. They should have at least stopped promoting and booking cruises sailing through 2020. That would have given people an opportunity to work through their refunds and re-bookings. I realize the enormity of problems the cruise lines have been challenged with, however, deceiving the cruising population in a deliberate way leaves a bad taste. I am fortunate to live in Florida at this time because there are beautiful, fun places an easy ride away where I can spend my vacation money.
  8. Well, I just received an email from Carnival stating it was my last chance to save 20% off spa services on my upcoming cruise in November. Is there such a thing as robo emails? Do these emails go out automatically to all booked cruisers regardless of cruise status?
  9. Banditswife: I agree...the cruise lines have had plenty of time to develop a plan of action for future cruises.
  10. I agree, there is no way they're going to sail on November 1st. I'm allocating my refund to my vaca in the beautiful Keys. I'm packing my car with lots of beer, rum and vodka. You still have to wear a mask in the Keys when you are in public areas but I'll be sitting under a palm tree or swimming. ProgRockCruiser: After I saw that memo that re-positions the Breeze to Port Canaveral, I knew there was no way I was sailing on the 1st from Port Everglades. Best of luck everyone, stay well.
  11. I am booked on the Breeze departing Port Everglades on November 1st for a 6 day cruise. I haven't heard one way or the other if we're still sailing. I feel bad for the passengers who have flights booked. I live in Florida and am retired so if the cruise is cancelled, I'm in a better position than some people. I thought for sure we would hear by now if we are sailing or not. I'm thinking "no" but Carnival is cutting it close for people to cancel all their travel plans. I know they are waiting for CLIA and the CDC recommendations but they're intelligent people, they must have a very good idea as to when they will actually start sailing safely again. Carnival is still sending me emails for spa discounts, ordering items for the stateroom, etc. The other passenger booked in my stateroom had no choice but to cancel because his supervisor was pressuring him every day for an answer one way or the other. Well, I booked a hotel in Marathon for a few days and snorkeling excursions from Bahia Honda to Looe Key which is a marine sanctuary. I always see lots of barracuda and reef sharks gliding under me, cool.
  12. Just close your eyes and put your finger on the next five years of calendars and whatever month and year your finger lands on, book a cruise. Also, be prepared to have your money tied up for weeks or months in case of cancellation and refunds. No year or month now or in the future is safe from cancellations because of viruses, hurricanes, family issues, health, etc., that will influence the cruise industry. So far, Carnival has been offering generous OBC incentives to re-book, however, I think these generous OBC's will end and incentives to re-book will not be hard monetary offers but incentives to use onboard that do not affect the bottom line so directly. In my case, I have a re-booked cruise for 2021 with an $800 OBC. This OBC will cover all my expenses on that cruise. I don't purchase shore excursions, souvenirs, photos, items from the Fun Shops, etc. The $800 OBC will cover gratuities and an occasional alcoholic beverage. My point is, I will not be spending any extra money over and above the OBC on this cruise. I think Carnival will be creative the next time around and instead of OBC's they will offer dinner for two in the Steakhouse (they can save money by cutting back on the menu and portion size), bag of candy from Cherry on Top, two free cocktails, a complimentary Bingo card, one wash and fold laundry service, etc.
  13. I have a booked cruise on the Breeze departing from Fort Lauderdale on November 1st. I have not received any notice from Carnival advising me that the cruise has been cancelled as of today, September 4th. My cruise manager on their web site still shows my cruise departing from Port Everglades on the 1st. I'm waiting for a cancellation email but nothing yet.
  14. Eli_6: Yes, they can apply it to a cruise already booked. My October cruise was cancelled prior to final payment so Carnival transferred the monies I had already paid towards a cruise I had booked for next April and transferred $600 OBC to that cruise also. I believe the FCC is equal to the amount of money you already deposited into the cancelled cruise, which, in my case was the original deposit when I booked..
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