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About eaflorida

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    Jacksonville, Fl.
  • Interests
    Cruising, Travel
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean
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  1. The cruiselines have taken on a significant amount of Debt. In addition, most of them have issued additional shares of stock too. So earnings per share will be significantly lower for years to come. Personally, I am not interested in buying shares of the big 3.
  2. I hope everyone had a good July 4th. May God Bless the USA. My spouse spent 36 years in the US Military.
  3. I am sorry if some of you view a legitimate question about safety and security for some of us older cruisers in a city or cities that have or had violent demonstrations or riots a couple of weeks ago. In particular, images on TV of the Mid Town Manhattan violence and looting would cause me to most likely not consider taking a cruise out of NYC at this time.
  4. I wonder if anyone is concerned about the violence and anarchy in Seattle, or any other major city like NYC or London as far as going there for a cruise in the future? As for myself, I would not travel to Seattle or London if you paid me. And, for me this is more about safety than politics. I am very concerned that this worldwide unrest is going to be another reason that cruising is a long way from returning to normal anytime soon. Would be interested in your thoughts.
  5. I am still awaiting my refund from RCL for my Vision of the Seas Transatlantic that was scheduled to sail on April 25th this year. It was canceled by RCL on March 23rd. I filled out the request for refund online the day the cruise was canceled. I called RCL three days ago and they said my refund went out on May 6th. But, it still has not showed up. I am pretty certain it will be here any day now. While not overjoyed with how long this has taken, I dont hate RCL or harbor any ill will towards them. Am I frustrated with how slow the refund is taking, YES! But, I have booked a couple of new cruis
  6. I would go the Quantum simply for the better itinerary. Icy Strait Point was one of our all time favorites Alaskan cruises. It has one of the highest concentrations of Bears in the world.
  7. On March 23rd, Royal canceled my Vision of the Seas transatlantic. On March 24th, I filled out the online request for electing to receive a cash refund. Today is May 2nd, and still no refund of my cruise fare. I am frustrated, but what can you do? Hopefully it shows up soon. Its been 40 days so far.
  8. My TransAtlantic cruise on the Vision of the Seas scheduled for departure April 25th, was canceled by RCL back on March 23rd. I am still awaiting a refund from RCL for that sailing as I opted for the cash refund by clicking on the form. I hope it comes pretty soon. My more compelling issue right now is waiting for Norwegian Airlines to refund my Transatlantic airfare back home from Spain to Ft Lauderdale. They canceled my flight home. I immediately sent in my request for refund from Norwegian Air. My understanding is that they had 10 days to process the refund if paid by a credit card an
  9. I had a TransAtlantic scheduled for April 25th on the Vision of the Seas. I purchased travel insurance from TravelSafe on insuremytrip.com. I did not have cancel for any reason and the insurer told me that the non refundable airfare I purchased on Norwegian Air was not covered for CoronaVirus. Even with Royal canceling the cruise, they would not pay my claim for the non refundable airline tickets I bought on Norwegian air. The good news is that Norwegian air finally canceled the flight. I had to go on Norwegians web page and request a cash refund. I am concerned about how long Norwegian is goi
  10. Yes, wonderful fear courtesy of the media making it sound like a pandemic and we are all going to die. I am stressed out from the sky is falling mentality right now, and by watching my Retirement account in freefall.
  11. My wife and I decided to do an upcoming Transatlantic. The price was super cheap for an outside cabin which we booked on Wednesday. Yesterday balcony cabins were cheaper than the outside cabin rate so I contacted my travel agent and upgraded to a Balcony which refunded $67 to me. Our total cruise fare for 2 on a balcony with taxes and fees included was $1,062.20. Mind you that rate included Florida Resident, Military, & Crown & Anchor discounts. I too think that a good part of this is the fears from the Corona Virus. I read that yesterday Carnival had a press release that
  12. Pretty piss poor. Carnival sent me my 2019 win/loss statement on Jan 12th. Most of my land casinos sent me my 2019 win/loss statements in January. Royal makes you jump through a hoop to notarize the damn forms, and we are all still waiting. They seem to be really screwed up taking ages for this, while the competition handles the same amount of forms and gets them out light years ahead of Royal. Very sad.
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