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  1. As stated by numerous people.....stateroom capacity is part of the equation but the lifeboat capacity for that assigned muster station is equally important in capacity.
  2. I think one of the surprises I've encountered as an organizer is how many people who commit their room and then are no shows to the meet & greet. As the organizer, I solicit people of different categories and get a ship deck plan to map it out to minimize walking, crowded venue areas etc and also to accommodate those who may need elevators. I get volunteering your cabin is a big deal but remember that other people are counting on that room .... so don't be a jerk and just blow it off - let the organizer know at least so they can make arrangements
  3. Typical maintenance for computer servers etc take place overnight Saturday to Sunday when most operations are closed, etc. This will happen for NCL, your bank, your favorite department store, etc.
  4. but the opportunity to actually use the certificate prior to it expiring was not given to the individual..... the consumer clearly met all terms of the voucher by booking a cruise prior to it expiring but NCL did not provide the service for the actual voucher. NCL runs a promo for an opportunity to book a Studio for $100 for a 7 day cruise..... you jump on this great opportunity and buy 5 of them. A week after the promo they announce that all Studios, across the fleet, are being replaced with volleyball courts by Dec 31, 2020 but they also make the announcement they will have no sailings before Jan 1, 2021...... NCL is not sailing so there is no opportunity to book that Studio prior to the conversion so do you expect a refund? Same thing with CruiseNext Certificates that were purchased and no opportunity to use them. I'm normally a NCL cheerleader but these CruiseNext Certificates either have to be put back in the account with a 1 year extension (dated from the day NCL goes to 80% operation) or refund the $125.
  5. I think you're missing the point.... You're example is not what happened to the OP... You're example is if "you" cancel.... then absolutely you should lose the certificate but the OP was cancelled by NCL and this should be extended at a minimum until NCL is fully operational. I have memberships to a gym, a movie theater, etc that expired during the government mandated closure...... each and every membership was extended the exact amount of time they were closed. Heck, even states are extending expired licenses and vehicle registrations because they were shut down. Granted, everything is fluid and crazy but scolding someone for having 4 (or 5) years to use is not the best way to talk about this. I have a stash of them (buy a bunch at a time) and I cruise at least 2 times a year but in 2020 where 3 were cancelled... I am juggling the expiration dates because the ones I bought in 2017 were used for bookings in 2019, 2020, and 2021..... now I have 3 that I have to use, sell, or eat and I used them according to the T&C's that extenuating circumstances beyond my (and NCL's) control penalize me. Lesson learned.....by 2 at a time at most.
  6. Yes, but remember it is a cancel and rebook...... this means your stateroom goes back into inventory for the couple minutes it takes to start the booking of the new reservation and there is a chance (very very slight but still a chance) you may lose that specific stateroom ...... so, something to be aware of if you have you heart set on that particular stateroom.
  7. No, read the thread..... that was the old way and things have changed
  8. ok...... 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
  9. If it's a promo, which is the OP's question, there are no rights to be concerned about..... seems your post was to stir the DSC frenzy. IMHO
  10. well that didn't take long........
  11. Now I'm thoroughly confused..... many many people on here report that the choice for FCC or Refund was only for those who waited and NCL cancelled. If you pulled the trigger first and inside any penalty window - you're on the hook for penalties and no FCC / Refund choice. Am I misunderstanding this?
  12. If optimism, looking at a glass half full, or being positive is the sign of a low IQ..... you must be a proud member of Mensa.
  13. Yes, if you read any of the gazillion threads concerning the FCC / refund ..... it was discussed ad nauseum
  14. You really don't pay attention do you...... there are many threads / posts here where refunds have not only been processed but actually received..... and you've been around here long enough to know that the Cruise Critic community is such a small percentage of the entire cruise community so even those who have not received the refund and posted here is not a true sample. not to mention the post immediately after your's clearly contradicted your statement
  15. There are about as many threads on Cruise Critic (not just NCL) as there are refunds being processed..... spend some time looking and you will have lots and lots of company waiting for refunds.
  16. It's a fluid environment we are in so it could be 1 week or 2 months but certainly waaaaay before their kids passport expires
  17. Please provide your source that the Level 4 is permanent and the sky is falling and we should all be paralyzed in fear and stop living. Businesses, City, Town, state, US Government agencies, NHL, etc are beginning to open up systematically...... that is my source: common frickin sense
  18. Nope.... the 6 month requirement is based on the country you are visiting. For example, you can travel to Canada, Bermuda, Mexico, Caribbean with a valid passport on the date of entry (months not required). Always read the requirements for the host country. The reason it's taking months now is because of a pandemic and government services are not working at full capacity. Read the posts in this thread where pre-shutdown renewal turnaround was weeks not months.
  19. So, your advocating no international travel at all for the foreseeable future ..... Based on that, your kids passports expire in 16 months...... why are you projecting "fun" for something so far out??? Get their passport photos done now and submit their renewal now.......I have confident they will be processed by 2024 when you will feel comfortable travelling again.😀
  20. Actually the reason is pretty simple..... The advisory etc will be lifted soon and international travel will be allowed. If everyone follows your reasoning and they choose to do nothing because there's an "advisory"...... there will be a ginormous backlog of applications and potential issues for future travel (Canada is considered international as well). That's why I applied for the Global Entry during the COVID shutdown - because while everyone was freaking out about hoarding toilet paper I took care of things. I have a July TTP interview because no one was paying attention and now the wait is out to December. I'm not travelling anytime soon but it will have been done and I'm not freaking out about expediting or not having it in time. You don't run out to get batteries as a storm is approaching for power loss..... you get them on a sunny day when you don't need them.
  21. Correct, that's why I said interviews are suspended and not applications or renewals are suspended. Also, the great state of NY has passed legislation that now prevents TPP from being applied for or renewed (something to do with privacy and the security background check being too invasive)
  22. Just add since this thread is not exclusive to cruising..... Homeland Security had suspended interviews for the Trusted Traveler Program (Global Entry, TSA Pre-check, etc) until July 6th. Since there aren't alot of interview locations, the earliest appointments in CT, RI or MA are in December. So I would expect similiar type delays in processing renewals of passports.
  23. and that's a conservative number.....
  24. I literally had this exact response as I was reading the thread but you said it much better.
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