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    Bloomington, IL
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    Royal Caribbean

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  1. I would take that.. They are limiting the choice to 2 dates I cannot cruise on.
  2. I would agree if cancelling was my choice- but they cancelled the cruise I lifted and shifted to! So, they gave me a L and S, and then cancelled that cruise.
  3. There is no way. The dates offered are Jan. 2nd and 30th. Monthly tasks that I do need to be done at month end and month start.
  4. I would take another one. But they are only offering 2 dates/cruises.- the first and last of the month, which I cannot do.
  5. I am very price conscious and book my yearly Jan. 1.5 yrs, or a bit more, in advance. I had a really good price for an Oasis Ocean Balcony for Jan 2021. I lifted and shifted to the same week in 2022. RC just canceled my 7 day Oasis Jan. 16, 2022 paid in full cruise because they sold the ship to a group. Because of work, I can only go the 2 middle weeks of the year and leave on a Sunday- as I have been doing for years. The only substitute cruises that keep your price are the first and last of the month. The new prices are about double. Customer service would not budge, even though I asked f
  6. If I cancel a cruise, how long do I have to use the FCC? Is it from the date I cancel or from the cruise date? Can it be applied to a cruise as OBC ?
  7. I did a Lift and Shift for a Jan.2021 to a Jan 2022 cruise. I had category 4D - which is mid ship 9584 balcony. The categories changed between 2021 and 2022. You can see it on the deck plans. 4D is now the front 20% of the ship, not mid ship. And if you change categories you do not get lift and shift prices. I took it. I still have a really great price and will not pay THE EXTRA 845.00 cost to get same location and deck (went from 9 to 7) I had. But I would not have booked this room by original choice. I could have taken a refund, of course.
  8. I called customer service to do a Lift and Shift for a Jan. cruise I booked a long time ago. I was repeatedly told that it ended Oct.16th. Saying it was still on the website got me nowhere. The link on the website went to a bad page error message. I switched from Chrome to Edge, and the link worked. It said the best room available will be assigned. Can I still change it, like you in a regular reservation? Thanks!
  9. Because we are desperate for cruises and need to hope! I have 4 on the books for the next 17 months. I will just move my deposits around as needed. FCC does not bother me.
  10. We have also cancelled 2 land vacations this year. And my Jan. cruise is the one I have my hopes set on.
  11. If you are a 100% mask wearing, only go to work groceries, and appointments, and wash/sanitize your hands a million or so times a day person, what would it take for you to cruise? I am that person, but I am so desperate to get back on a ship! I am thinking masks and face shields in airports, and no airport restaurants. I am struggling with what cruise safety procedures I think would make me feel that we could go. What do you think?
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