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  1. I am in a Haven suite in Apr Transatlantic. A question: Is there a sun deck area within the Haven? Or do we share a private area such as the Vibe? Or to lay out in the sun, just go the regular deck chairs around the ship? Also on any of these, do they have sun umbrellas for shade? Thanks. Hoping COVID gone by April.
  2. PS/ If you used FCC from both self and another (spouse) acct, you need to check both for any FCC reposted to your accounts.
  3. NCL has posted the credits (FCC) that you may have used for a cancelled cruise back to your NCL acct. Go to NCL site, sign in, and look at My Account. They did post the FCC from earlier cancellations (as expected), but also posted the single use 25% FCC bonuses. I have not reconciled all my enteries (I had 23 early cancellations and 2 rebookings), so some of my FCCs have rolled over a couple of times. But happy they did not take back the 25% bonuses. However, still lost the 20% off my re-booked cruised and getting 10% now - but the new cruise rates are quite a bit more
  4. Texas Gal. Good link. Shows exactly what I had said. It does not say that NCL will take away the 20% off future cruse discount they gave us back in Apr/May for those cancelled cruises. Nor will they give us back the added 25% in FCC bonus they gave us back then. So net effect: We, in lieu of refunds we could have had, only get 10% off on a future cruise where the prices have increased recently to by about 20%! That is a slap in the face.
  5. My agent said if you paid with part cash and part FCC, they refund csdh to Cr card and FCC back to FCC in your NCL acct. . And restore Cruise Next Certs back to your acct. All automatically.
  6. Oh, one other thing. Why to they say they will post these by 7 Oct and still not there yet - 8 Oct. I know, I am impatient, but they should have these cancellation processes automated by now!
  7. NCL make the FCCs very complicated, on purpose I believe. Here is my story I had been given a total of $8,006 in Future Cruise Credits from cancelled sailing back earlier in 2021. The also gave me a 20% off a future cruise if I purchased a new one within, I believe, 20 days - which I did. . They also added a 25% bonus FCC for the cancellation. I booked a 29 Nov Panama canal cruise using the above FCCs and 20% off. That has just now been cancelled. So what do they give me. 1) they will refund the cash I paid on my credit card for the additional amount owed du
  8. I am on that. But doubt if it will go. Bliss is in Europe now.
  9. My question is: After all the cancellations over the past 3 months, cruise lines should have computer programs where they can react to cancelled cruises rather quickly and issue the options (FCC, refunds, other) to those with reservations. Instead they drag their feet. Cruises into Canada were known to be a "no go" many weeks ago, but cruises were not shown as cancelled on the web sites. I have a NYC to Quebec cruise that still shows in my reservations page on NCL. The bad part is I cannot rebook a new cruise using the FCC (and whatever bonus is offered) until they process t
  10. Unfortunately for me, status comes mostly from # of days cruising - regardless of the price you pay or the amount you spend on board (casino, drinks, excursions, etc.) Yes, a suite gives one more points, but an Inside is the same as a Mini Suite. I have had a number of Neptune Suites and received double points, but also many Mini Suites and no extra points. I usually spend about $1,500 per week on shipboard items (both wife and self), but not many extra credits there. I think if HAL wanted more profit, they would offer some extra perks to those spending more on board - and many
  11. I did not know that. This policy likely gets many to try other sister lines vs. trying some other line. HAL take note.
  12. I don't understand why cruise lines under the same umbrella don't merge their Loyalty programs. Different earning points based on Line, price, cabin, etc. I think many Elites would try a sister ship if they had many of the perks rather than starting at 0.
  13. I also have received an email about me getting 125% FCC and OBC for a 7 June cancelled sailing. I just chatted with HAL and they said the FCC is not available to see on line in my HAL acct? How does one see all the credits - ask for another email? I had and NCL cancelled and about 15 days later the amount of FCC they gave me shows in my on line account as well as the cruise next certificate that was reinstated. Then I rebooked using part of the NCL FCC and the residual (I booked a lower cost cruise) shows in my NCL account - so much better than HAL. So I can go out to the
  14. HEADLINE: IT'S GETTING WARMER. OVER 50% WILL DIE. Subtext: Summer is coming. And eventually everyone (over 50%) will die.
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