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  1. Yes that’s right it’s a UK booking.
  2. Hi thanks there terms seem to say cancellation 53 days or more out leads to loss of deposit. I wonder if they’d let me transfer to a Europe itinerary or a 2023 sailing date? I’ll ring viva voyage tomorrow - love how these things always come up on Sunday ! rob
  3. Surely we’d lose the deposit wouldn’t we?
  4. Hi all we are booked back to back next year from Miami on the Seashore. We had booked both cruises through viva voyage in a grand suite with about 4K GBP owing in each cruise. We have paid 440GBP deposit on each. We have now decided to buy a new house and will complete next summer (brilliant timing!). rather than cancel (cause we can’t by the house and do the 8k on the cabin as well) we wondered about switching to a less expensive cabin like a balcony. does anyone know if I can change to a less expensive cabin after booking and if so what, if any, fees would be involved? thanks rob
  5. My booking from Rome on Seaview now changed to Genoa on June 5 NAR so pending cancellation. I wonder if they will offer a different ship or itinerary or just a refund? Comms isn’t great is it? Found out from this forum first , then a random change on my MSc page - still nothing from the agent
  6. Hi all I realize I’m not on my own but I’m after a bit of advice. We were due to cruise on the seaview from Rome on July 25th. we booked through an agent with a 400 pound deposit on our cabin and 200 on my parent’s im told that we may get our deposit back as 123% FCC? If so is this usable only on new bookings or can you knock money off another existing one? I’ve a couple of cruises booked from Miami next august and would just rather knock the FCC off the balance due on those ? cheers rob
  7. MSC have confirmed to me today that seaview is relocating to Northern Europe so my sailing won’t go ahead. MSC UK don’t yet know what the result will be but they say my agent will be informed. I note the seaside is cruising from Rome 3 days earlier but we can’t travel on that so I’d imagine we will just be refunded
  8. Thanks - do you I’ll be able to knock the amount off one of the cruises I’ve already booked or is it at time of booking only ?
  9. Thanks very much. If I’ve only paid deposit do I just get that back or is that considered as cruise credit ? rob
  10. From the uk. If they require vaccinated passengers only we are die because of the kids (blatant age discrimination) ive just heard the ship is now sailing Northern Europe ! rob
  11. Thanks - in a bizarre twist I read another thread saying my ship is now cruising Northern Europe for the summer !
  12. I was booked on the Seaview out of Rome on July 25th. What on earth !! Haven’t heard anything
  13. Hi all I realize I’m not on my own but I’m after a bit of advice. We were due to cruise on the seaview from Rome on July 25th. There’s me, my wife and two kids in a two bedroom suite and my parents in a balcony. we booked through an agent with a 400 deposit on ours and 200 on my parents. Our payment due date is coming up next month and im not confident the cruise will go ahead. That said if I cancel we lose our deposit. If I pay the full balance I’m tying up 4K I could use for another holiday if the cruise didn’t then go ahead. I’m also concerned that I may book flights which go ahead but the cruise doesn’t. I think we’d all be happy with a credit note toward a future cruise (we’ve got two msc cruises booked in 2022) any thoughts or ideas much appreciated rob
  14. Hi all a bit of advice. We were due to cruise on the seaview from Rome on July 25th. There’s me, my wife and two kids in a two bedroom suite and my parents in a balcony. we booked through an agent with a 400 deposit on ours and 200 on my parents. Our payment due date is coming up next month and im not confident the cruise will go ahead. That said if I cancel we lose our deposit. If I pay the full balance I’m tying up 4K I could use for another holiday if the cruise didn’t then go ahead. I’m also concerned that I may book flights which go ahead but the cruise doesn’t. I think we’d all be happy with a credit note toward a future cruise (we’ve got two msc cruises booked in 2022) any thoughts or ideas much appreciated rob
  15. Thanks for all the advice. Well I booked the two MSc cruises. Strangely on my MSc page it shows the first as ‘booked’ but the second as ‘on option’. Does anyone know what that means ? rob
  16. i can book two 7 nights from miami on the seashore for around £9k in a one bed grand suite or two 7nts on the carnival vista from galveston in a family harbor suite for £6k. Prefer the ports on the msc cruise and flights from the uk a little easier to miami (though quite cheap to houston if i fly via amsterdam) kids are 9 and 4 - any thoughts from a family holiday perspective? 3k difference is tempting Rob
  17. Thanks both that's very helpful info. We are going to book the same cabin (11002) for both sailings. Rob
  18. hi all I'm hoping to take a 14nt cruise from Miami in Aug 22. The short version is that when i choose the 14 night itinerary on Aug 6 the cabin we want isn't available (1 bedroom grand suite SE3). However if i choose both 7 night cruises on the 6th and 13th it shows on both. This is true on the msc website and viva voyage Firstly does anyone know why this happens? It was showing me this very same issue for a cruise i nearly booked for this year. Secondly is the only solution to book two 7 night cruises and if so will they make me get off?? thanks Rob
  19. Hi all thanks for the help. I’m going through the match process now as I’ve done 6 with ncl but never with MSC its for four of us. The reason we wand the grand suite is that my wife is keen on the idea of having a separate sleeping area for the kids ( 7 and 2). Just issues of disturbing them when in and out of the balcony of an evening. There can also be snoring considerations when I’ve had a beer that relegate me to another room ! i spoke to MSC today and confirmed that the same cabin is available for both 7 days but not for 14 nights (which I find utterly bonkers, imagine a hotel saying a room is available for two one night stays but you can’t just book two nights?!) mickey - yes they said the 400 pound or so deposit would be payable on both all very odd but seems the only way forward at the minute thanks rob
  20. Hi all looking at the Seaside next August. If I look at a 14 night on Aug 1st I am limited to balcony cabins and a J3 suite. if I split the trip into the two seven night cruises I get the choice of superfamily, grand suite, 2 bed grand suite yacht club etc my agent rang MSC for me and they simply said yes that’s right! The only solution I can see is booking two seven night cruises back to back in the same cabin then arguing the toss about getting off halfway though! Seems really bizarre - any ideas why this is or whether it may change - we really wanted a grand suite but that doesn’t show on the 14 night - just on the 2 seven night itinerary’s rob
  21. Thanks so much for the detailed reply. Had a look on the MSC USA site and it states that the fares are applicable in to USA and Canada residents. Ill ask over there in the msc board - prices for the balcony aurea experience - msc website - £6400 uk agent - £5600 us agent - £4411 quite a difference - basically the cost of flying four of us to Miami ! rob
  22. Hi all we are looking at a 14 night on the seaside in August 2020 from Miami. We have done half a dozen cruises or so. the cheapest cruise only fare I can find in the UK is still a few thousand pounds more for the same stateroom and experience level than I can find on a US website. Ive heard mixed reports over the years about whether this is a problem. I have checked the box for ‘not a US citizen’ and selected UK and it offers me the same cheaper price in Dollars. I won’t name the site as I’m not sure I’m supposed to thanks for any advice rob
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