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stevetod

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    Staten Island
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    Princess
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    Caribbean

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  1. So today I received the FCC of 125% but I did not receive the taxes and fees portion. Will this come soon? Steve
  2. Just wondering If I take the refund instead of the FCC and I booked through my travel agent can the agency charge a fee before providing the refund?
  3. Celebrity needs to make a clear statement that for all cancellations the FCC has been extended to April 30, 2022. This would make more people agree to take the FCC rather than the refund. Taking a refund increase the chance the customer will not come back. It's simple business. They should actually move the date to June 30, 2022 to even be more beneficial to Celebrity.
  4. I already had Aqua class cabin and to go to a Suite I would have to lay out more money. Thanks for the suggestion though.
  5. So I will put in for the refund and then decide later this year what to do. It frees me of the worry about the survival of the cruise lines. All these years they paid no taxes being offshore companies and no that the sh-t has hit the fan they are getting zero from the US gov't which I agree with.
  6. Good point about people who are hopefully in a temporary situation financially. They should have allowed the FCC to cover it all without paying the deposit. Yes it might hurt them a little more down the road but its possible there might not be a down the road in their future. I just read an article from the CDC advising this virus could be a seasonal event much like the flu. Hopefully this is not true but if it is then we need a vaccine or might be going through this next year as well which I think would devastate cruise companies into declaring bankruptcy. Lets pray this is not the case.
  7. So what Celebrity is doing if you look at it closely is for customers to take the refund which hurts them more. Not smart planning.
  8. Since I am only cruising once next year the extra 25% offered does me no good if the 2021 cruise is cheaper than the 125% offer.
  9. Can you use the balance of the FCC to book shore excursions through Celebrity?
  10. Is it me or is this confusing. My FCC is going to be about $5500. The cruise I want to book is $4650 for next May. My cruise was supposed to be May 1st of 2020. So when I get the FCC does it cover the new cruise totally with no money outlay by me? I would get a new voucher for approx. $850. Does this need to be used in 2021 also?
  11. So I was on the phone with Celebrity and they advised how the FCC will work. In order to book a cruise in 2021 they want the customer to pay the deposit like normal and then when the final payment is due they can use the voucher to cover that cost. I argued why do I have to pay the deposit with my charge card and only use the voucher towards final payment? The voucher amount already includes the deposit from the canceled cruise. They insisted that is how the process will work. Has anyone heard this same information or something different from Celebrity? Steve
  12. thanks for the info. Its just the math does not add up.
  13. So my May 2nd cruise was canceled. I spent $135.92 on shore excursions over the OBC amount. I looked at the cruise planner and it states I have $157.98 credit for use. First off that amount is not the additional 25% that was stated. Second does that credit stay there after May 2nd or how do I use it for a future cruise in 2021?
  14. I really don't want to be a negative person as this affects my wife and I also as we are booked on the Equinox for May 2nd ourselves but the probability of cruises going out in April or May is slim at best. Even if they do with what is going on and the escalation of the virus do you really want to get into a situation of something happening while onboard or at a port ( if you can get into a port ). MLB understands what is going on and has already pushed back to at least Mid May. There are people walking around with the virus who have no symptoms but could easily spread it on a ship. Please don't take the chance as in the grand scheme of things this is not that important. Family is!
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