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YoungDubFan

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio
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    Travel
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Crystal
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Mediterranean

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  1. I received my 2nd dose of Moderna on Sat. at 3:30 pm. When I woke up on Sun, my arm / shoulder was very painful but Advil kept the pain under control. At 11:00 am a severe headache started, again controlled w/ frequent Advil. Fever started @ 5 pm. I tried to go to bed around 8:30 pm. Slept well from 8:30 - 10:15. Woke up w/ fever & chills. Was awake until 3:30 am because I couldn’t get comfortable. Had to get up at 6:00 am Mon for work. Arm felt better and no more headache or fever - just exhausted. I worked until 1pm when I couldn’t stay awake any longer. Slept for 1.5 hours. Went to bed
  2. Keith - you can remove me from the April 23, 2021 Barcelona to Rome since it has been cancelled. We are booked for Sept. 26, 2022 (OCS22096-07) Barcelona to Rome on the Symphony. Kelly & Mary Thanks
  3. I work for a health care system and I received my 1st dose of the Moderna vaccine on Sat. My arm was pretty sore on Sun but ibuprofen helped. It was less sore yesterday and today feels normal. I was lucky in that I did not have any other symptoms. As has been mentioned, I received a vaccine card with the lot / dose info. I am assuming this will be sufficient to show that I have been vaccinated. I plan to always carry this card with me for the next year or so.
  4. Symphony. It turns out when Crystal applied the early payment discount, we were able to book the Seabreeze PH for no extra money. It was a no brainer.
  5. I’m trying to determine if I want to upgrade to the SH from the A1 that I have. It is only $200 for a 7-night cruise, which seems very reasonable. Before anyone asks, it is this low due to numerous credits we have for this cruise. I’ve compared the layout slides and the SH seems boxier than the A1 but I think the walk in closet may be nice to keep a lot of the clutter out of the room. Has anyone stayed in either to recommend? Has any stayed in a SH and not liked it for any reason? I’m also trying to determine what we would use the butler for. Thanks for any advice / r
  6. I figured I’d give an update on our status. We were not able to get a cash refund since our April 2021 cruise was booked with FCC from our cancelled Mary 2020 cruise. We are not confident that Crystal will be sailing in 2021 so we’ve taken the FCC and rolled it to basically the same cruise - Barcelona to Rome in September 2022. With the additional FCC from this cancellation and the reduced prices, we are booked into a Penthouse with balcony (PH). I’m happy with this since our original cabin was a D. I’m not sure what we will use the butler for, but I’m sure we’ll manage somehow. W
  7. I was thinking either Honfleur or Le Harve. I’ve spent a few hours in Honfleur as part of a river cruise but would enjoy spending more time there. My mom is trying to figure out if we could get to Mont Ste. Michele but it appears to be at least 3 hours from Rouen, would be even farther from whichever port city it is.
  8. I’m looking at options to rebook by April 2012 cruise that was cancelled and I have FCC to use so a cash refund is not an option. There is a London round trip in August 2022 that looks interesting. My question is it shows overnight stop in Rouen. I know that Rouen is not a port city so I’m trying to figure out what the actual port city is. I appreciate any help.
  9. Thanks Vince. I agree that we want a refund. Crystal may try to claim that the April 2021 cruise was booked using credits, but these credits were because they cancelled the May 2020 cruise. I was willing to push the cruise out to 2021 but I’m not willing to book another cruise until they have actually resumed sailing. I’ll keep everyone posted as to any updates I receive. It sounds like all Symphony sailings may be cancelled through April 2021.
  10. I received an e-mail from Crystal overnight that my April 2021 has been cancelled. The e-mail is offering 115% future cruise credit but does not state that a refund is an option. This cruise was a rebook from my May 2020 cruise. I am concerned about Crystal’s ability to continue to operate and would prefer a refund vs a FCC. I have my travel agent looking into options. I know there is a long line of people waiting for refunds. We do have a travel insurance policy so I’m hoping that may be an option to file a claim against that. I’ll keep people posted as to what I find out. Not go
  11. I’m currently booked for April 2021 on Symphony, which was booked with the FCC from our cancelled May 2020 cruise. I’m okay with the COVID test before leaving home & testing at the port as well as mask wearing while on board. However, the need to use a ship excursion may be a deal breaker. I’ve been doing some research on how to turn the trip into a land tour, using our pre and post hotels that are already booked and keep our existing flights, which are paid for - airline credits from cancelled flights this year. I’ll have to review our options with my mom, but I have a feeling that we may
  12. I have a cruise with Crystal booked for mid April 2012. This was rescheduled from our June 2020 cruise that was cancelled. I’m cautiously optimistic at this point. I’m traveling with my 80 year old mother, so if there isn’t a vaccine by then, I’m not sure if she will go if the cruise isn’t cancelled. If she doesn’t go, then I have to decide if I go without her. If the cruise is cancelled, we’ll take a cash refund at that point.
  13. YoungDubFan

    Avalon

    It’s been a few years since my last Avalon’s river cruise but your have a few options. You can bring on your own alcohol to consume in your cabin. Avalon also had a happy hour every night with discounted alcoholic drinks and 2-for-1 specials on the drink of the day.
  14. Please add us to Symphony Apr 24 - 31 Barcelona to Rome Kelly & Mary. I can’t find the voyage number. Sorry. Thanks
  15. My cruise that was supposed to leave May 31 from Barcelona to Lisbon was cancelled. Instead of a refund we took the 125% FCC and applied to a Barcelona to Rome cruise in April 2021. I’m not sure if cruising will be back to normal by next year, but i”m hopeful. We were able to get a 7 category upgrade on our cabin because of the 125% FCC and discounts on the cruise for next year. Here’s hoping we get to go.
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