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Woodfaerie

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About Woodfaerie

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Green hills of CT
  • Interests
    Cruising, bike riding through the rails to trails in CT, tent camping.
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival, so far. Always the most affordable. I am easy to please.

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  1. my head is spinning. obc, fcc rcl, ccl, $600, $300, MC....I just want to be on a dang ship listening to the soft roar of the engines , not thinking about anything other than my next Guys burger.
  2. I would like to see the gratuities as part of the actual cruise fare and ditch the entire gratuity philosophy. Just add it in and if need be explain in our contract that __% goes towards staff salary. The frosting on the cake for me would be to add in the port fees and taxes. Just one price includes all so that the advertised $430 cruise fare shows up as $700 that it actually is.
  3. I am the OP. thank you to all who mentioned the difficulty with reading my post with the font and color. I did repost in good old black and white early on in the post but it seems like a whole lotta people didn't see that. I am guilty of trying to bring in some flare with color but that font? No idea why it shows up like that. I am not a script kind of girl believe me. Everyone's feed back is greatly appreciated regarding preparation/paranoia on an unlikely but possible scenario. Am I going to upgrade from my porthole to a balcony? Yup ~ if the price drops!
  4. I am the OP. Thank you for making me aware that there is an issue with the font and/or color making it difficult to read. My original post: I have all hopes that my 8/29 out of Miami sailing will happen. My 4/19 took a digger and I am patiently waiting for my refund mostly coming back in gift cards. I was wondering if any of you that booked or re-booked chose a higher cat room such as a balcony or suite specifically for the off chance that there ends up being a quarantine during your voyage? (shudders at the thought of being trapped in an inside stateroom) I don't want to think so morbidly but after hurricane Irma on the Glory blocked me from getting home....well, lightning can strike twice if you get my drift. My August trip has been booked for quite a long time. I am seriously thinking of upgrading just in case I do sail at the end of August and the unthinkable happens. Would you call it paranoia or preparation?
  5. I have all hopes that my 8/29 out of Miami sailing will happen. My 4/19 took a digger and I am patiently waiting for my refund mostly coming back in gift cards. I was wondering if any of you that booked or re-booked chose a higher cat room such as a balcony or suite specifically for the off chance that there ends up being a quarantine during your voyage? (shudders at the thought of being trapped in an inside stateroom) I don't want to think so morbidly but after hurricane Irma on the Glory blocked me from getting home....well, lightning can strike twice if you get my drift. My August trip has been booked for quite a long time. I am seriously thinking of upgrading just in case I do sail at the end of August and the unthinkable happens. Would you call it paranoia or preparation?
  6. That exact scenario happened to me. We were each charged $100 when I rebooked. I think it showed up as an "administration fee". This was right before the s**t hit the fan, in early January.
  7. I cancelled, took full refund for my 4/19 sailing. I have $1300 coming back in gift cards and $800 credit card. Cancelled with Carnival one month ago. As a self employed person whose business is operating at a 90% loss of income, I need the money back for financial survival purposes. A family member wants to by my gift cards back if I get them by the end of May (not holding my breath on that)
  8. Following as I have 75% of my full refund request coming back in gift cards. Sailing was for 4/19, talked directly with a CCL rep who put my cancellation in place. She also told me that the original link sent via email when our sailing was cancelled did not work for many who still think their refunds are pending. I was one of them and had I not called, well, nothing would be happening right now as far as refund goes.
  9. Hurricane Irma gave me an unexpected week on the Glory. On day 10, (of a 7 day cruise) 75% of the passengers debarked in Miami as the port opened but me and mine stayed on board for the rest of the week as there were no flights home. As clear as if it were 5 minutes ago, I can recall sitting in a hot tub, all by myself with not one person on deck, not one, with a drink and a sunset. Oddly, this is one of my most precious cruise memories as it was totally surreal.
  10. Sailing a Fantasy ship is like wearing a well worn AC DC concert tshirt from the late 70's. Something darn comfortable about it even though some of lettering is faded and its a bit tighter.
  11. I submitted my form for the price reduction on a cruise scheduled in August. I don't anticipate a quick reply as I am sure the administrative employees are absolutely swamped with cancelling/rebooking/refunding customers. My $70 price drop is most likely not top priority!
  12. I will be sailing out of Fort Lauderdale on my 2nd HAL cruise next month. My paid in full price has dropped $200. Does HAL give obc for price drops? Thanks for your help!
  13. I would buy them! My Carnival pens remind me of whatever I have booked to look forward to. A simplicity of life. Wont die without one but happier when I do!
  14. I feel sad to say I agree. My recent week on the Conquest made me miss the old days when staff smiled at you, your steward called you by name and the dining room staff didn't look so totally burned out. Remember when the hostess that seated you would place your napkin in your lap?
  15. I just got off the Conquest and not even once was given a spoon for my coffee. I used my butter knife. That would be 5 meals in the dining room.
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