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    NCL, Hurtigruten
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  1. If it were us, we'd cancel the cruise just before the final payment , and then do not book any cruises until the ships are back in service. We did book a couple of cruises in 2022 but we booked them so to use the FCCs and FCDs. Otherwise we'd cancel before final payment.
  2. We also cancelled our Norwegian Air flights (full fare Premium) to Amsterdam when NCL cancelled our June Baltics cruise, and received the full refund just over 2 weeks later. The difference between the Norwegian Air and NCL (and other cruise lines) is the volume and costs.
  3. Just had a look in NCL.com. Some new Jewel itineraries out - starting Feb 7, 2021 - doing 3 Mexican Riviera out of Los Angeles, before heading out to Honolulu (empty) on Feb 28. Then she does the Hawaii - French Polynesia runs starting March 5, 2021 until end of April 2021. Then the Jewel heads to Vancouver from Honolulu on April 29, 2021 to start her Alaska season.
  4. It's FCD (Future Cruise Discount) not FCC 😉🙃 We have one 100% FCC (set price), one 25% FCC (set price), one 25% FCD and two 10% FCD. We haven't applied any of them yet, but we already booked a couple of 2022 cruises and applied the CNs to these as deposits. We have until Feb/Mar/Apr 2021 to decide which cruises to apply which FCCs and FCDs to. Sorry to hear that your 2 Winter/Spring 2021 Jewel cruises got canned. I think NCL will find new itineraries to replace the canned cruises, now that the Jewel isn't going to Australia/NZ/South Pacific. How about trying for the Spirit's Australia/NZ Winter 2021/22? We have been eying the Spirit's Nov 2021 Dubai-Singapore (with 4 India ports and one Sri Lanka) but we're not too sure about going - we'll wait and see. We loved our time on the "new" Spirit this past Feb. Cheers!
  5. We had a CN returned when NCL cancelled our June 2020 cruise. It was expiring in 2021 but NCL was able to apply it to the new 2022 cruise that we booked, as an one-time extension. Have you looked at the 2022 cruises? If you see one that you fancy you can ask NCL nicely if they would give you a one-time extension to apply your CN to that cruise.
  6. When we had 2 cruises cancelled the CNs that were used to pay the deposit were returned to my MyNCL account. One had expiry date of 2021 but I was able to apply it to one new 2022 cruise with an one-time extension.
  7. Yes .... The Q&A are here: https://www.ncl.com/suspended-sailings
  8. I just had a look and did mock booking .... all "Sold Out" 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️
  9. It's 90 days in the UK, but 120 days in the USA.
  10. I’m in Bermuda ... we haven’t had a positive covid case in 11 days ... 5 remaining still infected ... 63K population ... 141 confirmed cases ... airport closed on 20 March ... there had been 4 repatriation flights to the island from UK, Canada and US (that included the ones from the infected Coral Princess ship) but all of those pax were immediately quarantined For 2 weeks and there had several positive cases ... We have been doing well and all wear masks when going grocery shopping etc ... lots of testing done and still underway... That said, we have now heard that our airport will open on July 1 for commercial travel ... this is the crucial time for us to find out if our safe haven bubble will burst or not ... So we’ll wait and see what happen - we will not travel until the vaccine is in. The ships might be clean and healthy and the crew too ... but it’s the traveling to the port to board the ship ... airports are hot spots - many unknown travelers coming in from who knows where they have been. So, cruise at your own risk ... the 72 hour certificate of one’s healthy and covid-free state won’t help other pax if you get infected on your way to the ship.
  11. Just book the cruise as 2 or 3 people and make sure you are the head person of the booking. This is to obtain all the perks/promos for all ppl at the time of booking. Otherwise if you book it as one person and then you try to add another person or two it will be dependent of the lifeboat capacity and they might not receive the promos/perks that you receive at your original booking. We booked a cruise in 2022 and our son wants to come along but 2 years is so far away so he’s booked in his own cabin with one other - which is our cat with DOB over 21 years so they both have promos, perks and booze etc. He was prepared to pay double occupancy anyway. Our PCC says it’s easier to do name change (before final payment) or delete the 2nd/3rd person(s) than to add the 2nd/3rd persons.
  12. Thought Jewel underwent repairs in Honolulu after she limped there with passengers in March/April from Australia/South Pacific. She had to offload the passengers onto chartered flights directly, and had to go thru mandatory repairs before she could sail back to the USA. NCL cancelled the cruises in the Australia/NZ/South Pacific region for 2020/2021. But maybe they are looking for itineraries to replace. JMO.
  13. Well, Star has had engine (not azipods) trouble the past year or so and it caused a few schedule changes/cancellations before and around the time the covid hit. So she went to Rotterdam for engine repairs, so she is good to return to South America in the fall.
  14. The Encore! Her first cruise post covid will be on Sept 29 NYC-BDA-NYC.
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