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JOHN474

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    Palm Coast, Florida
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    TRAVEL
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Carribean

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  1. I cancelled 5 B2B cruises starting 4/17 on the second day of the CWC program, when the cancellations resulted in partial CASH & FCC. But after 5 days, in the US , Celebrity downgraded the CWC to give 100 % FCC. I wish I had waited. There is no way, these cruises are NOT going to be cancelled. It is a mistake to cancel now and take 100% FCC. It is possible cruise lines could go bankrupt. Even if it is a 5% chance, why take the chance? Given the UK just initiated a countrywide lockdown, these repositioning cruises will not be taking place in April/May. Europe is center of issue now, an
  2. Boris Johnson just addressed UK. He announced mandatory stay at home. Just a few exceptions, like 1 short trip out to exercise, and food shopping if can't be delivered for example. Time for Celebrity to cancel TA to Southampton, don't you think? I already cancelled under CWC Original terms, wish I had waited, this TA should now be cancelled imminently?
  3. Every day, the situation is getting worse internationally. Even with all these grim updates, from countries around the world, I remain optimistic that in 90 days, even without a vaccine, things might start to improve. HOWEVER, there is no chance that these cruises will resume after the 30 day pause stops. Every day more and more countries / regions are doing complete lockdowns, only allowing essential activities to take place. Cruise lines will need to stay shutdown after 30 day pause. No one is going to be able to travel to either get on the cruise ship or to return home. No one wi
  4. If a FCC is your only option.... hope for the best. If you can take all or some in CASH .... it would be wise to take the cash NOW. Of course there is a chance RCI and the other cruise lines, could indeed go bankrupt. Since I got partial FCC on 5 cruises, I am hoping for the best. If you are lucky enough to be able to get cash, TAKE IT NOW. I agree with others.
  5. Every day, the situation is getting worse internationally. Even with all these grim updates, from countries around the world, I remain optimistic that in 90 days, even without a vaccine, things might start to improve. HOWEVER, there is no chance that these cruises will resume after the 30 day pause stops. Every day more and more countries / regions are doing complete lockdowns, only allowing essential activities to take place. Cruise lines will need to stay shutdown after 30 day pause. No one is going to be able to travel to either get on the cruise ship or to return home. No one wi
  6. Agreed. Dr Sanjay Gupta on CNN right now. Just stated that 80% of individuals that get infected, get it from individuals that do NOT know they have it, and are NOT showing symptoms. This says it all. The risk of getting infected on a cruise ship and or the risk of being stranded, has increased exponentially. Every DR on cable news, TV, US CV Task Force, FDA, CDC give the same warnings. I am quite sure, Dr's and health authorities in all other countries are communicating the same messages.
  7. I am glad I posted this alert a few hours ago. Some of what it means ... The Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory "advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19." The State Department urged Americans "in countries where commercial departure options remain available" to "arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period." The updated advisory also cautioned US citizens living abroad to "avoid all international travel." The US Government is maki
  8. President Trump did not communicate they would be used necessarily to house patients. Apparently Carnival Cruise CEO or President made offer, that ships could be used in any capacity, the Presidents Task Force or Governors could use them? Cruise ships and vacant hotel rooms, possibly could be used for some type of purpose in the "war" effort.
  9. OK. Partly semantics.... Who in the world would travel, if the US State Department issues a Level 4 Advisory or warning?I'm sure insurance companies will void all coverage. I'm sure the risk of being stranded exponentially increases. I'm sure this will push Celebrity to extend cruise cancellations. They announced on TV this is the highest level of ALERT. I'm no aware of any higher level?
  10. To the individual who communicated The US State Department does not have a Level 4 warning. The following is from the US State Department website: Safety and Security Messaging We have made it easy for you to get clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information about every country in the world and access it at home or on the go via our mobile-friendly website, travel.state.g
  11. President Trump just announced (1220 PM EST Wednesday) that Carnival has offered its Carnival ships to house patients, as needed , in cities such as NYC. Celebrity & RCL should offer to do the same with all the ships are idled by imminent cancellations. Celebrity should cancel immediately ...and not wait to the last minute to cancel cruises.
  12. In retrospect, I wish I had NOT cancelled 5 B2B cruises for partial Cash Refund & partial FCC. It is obvious now, Celebrity will be cancelling all cruises worldwide for several months. It makes absolutely no sense to cancel for a 100% FCC, when it is imminent that Celebrity will be cancelling cruises worldwide, and subsequently issuing cash refunds. Wish I had held out for the 100% cash refund .... congratulations to those of you that made the smarter decision to hold out for cancellation and 100% cash refund!
  13. I read on FOX news it was announced by the US State Department. After doing search on Google, It appears announcement is imminent. According to KRON4 TV station ... LIVE NOW KRONON IS STREAMING LIVE NEWS NOW State Department issues highest-level travel advisory instructing Americans abroad to come home CORONAVIRUS by: Alexa Mae Asperin Posted: Mar 19, 2020 / 08:20 AM PDT/ Updated: Mar 19
  14. Guess this means, all cruises will now be cancelled. If you can not travel to the port, or home from the port, how can you have cruises?
  15. we cancelled 5 cruises 11 days ago through Costco. 2 days ago got email with FCC credits, but still waiting for cash refund to CC.
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