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  1. Kate and Paul, Do you hear me? Why couldn’t they have made it May 15? I don’t see Spain letting us dock there or us being able to see anything. I just want this behind me! Then I have to deal with air. So far Delta has only a few flights to Europe. They, too, are going a month at a time. The President says June. So we wait! Patty
  2. Senior Citizen, Our fcc of 25% seems to be on what we paid. Let’s put it this way, it’s fairly close. I didn’t figure it out exactly. Our refund from the cruise was exactly what we paid. We are now booked on another Oceania cruise to Barcelona. Hmm. We might be going through this again. We are trying to stay positive. Good luck on getting your refunds.
  3. We were booked on the Nautica April 13 Tokyo to Singapore. We booked a European cruise. Our money from our cancelled cruise was applied as well as the fcc. The cruise was cancelled at 5 pm last Wednesday and our account was straightened out today. Considering the number of cancellations I think the time was very good. We made our own air arrangements. We used the credit from the previous flights to make our new ones. Fairly even. Plus Delta did not charge us a change fee. I said the magic word: Coronavirus. i think we are all set and happy this has worked out. Not sure if we will b
  4. Absolutely! You better believe it.
  5. The cruise was going from Tokyo to Singapore. If you go under Refund Oceania you will find the list of all cancelled cruises. Both the Nautica and the Insignia were impacted. There are no Oceania cruises in Asia through June.
  6. My travel agent just emailed me that our April 13th Cruise is cancelled. I know no details about compensation.
  7. We just got this update. I guess the cruise is a go. We are okay with the changes so far. We are on the April 13 cruise out of Yokohama. Thanks. Important Itinerary Update Dear Valued Guests and Travel Advisors, We would like to inform you of some very important itinerary modifications that have been made to Nautica’s April 13, 2020 voyage from Tokyo to Singapore. This itinerary update also applies to guests on our April 3rd and April 13th Extended Journey voyag
  8. We are on the same cruise as Mamaclark. I understand Oceania has to refigure its Cruises but could they at least tell us that the China Ports are cancelled. Many of us have private tours scheduled and would need to cancel them. There are deadlines associated with those as well. We do have trip insurance but am not sure if these expenses are covered. I also realize it takes time to make these adjustments but could we have word stating that they are working on it and possibly a date by which we will be informed. We still get emails about getting our Chinese and Vietnam visas. Just today I got a
  9. BruceMuzz, we have a port stop in Hiroshima. We are on Oceania Nautica. All the ship tours have limited time at the Peace Memorial and gardens. We are afraid we will be hurried. So, we thought we could get there either via taxi or train. Neither of us speak Japanese. From what I have read on their websites the explanations are also in English. I tried to find a private guide but we need to get to the Memorial. I could not find any that would meet us at the ship which could be regulations. Are we being foolhardy? We are not planning on visiting other sites. Thank you again for your
  10. Thank you, BruceMuzz. I appreciate your information on Japanese phones. I guess I have been put on hold and played the phone game too many times. You mentioned earlier about staying in Yokohama. Originally our flight flew into Narita. I was just breaking up the trip. We have never been to Tokyo so wanted to see sights close by rather than spend so much time on trains. We have two full days to explore. We are looking forward to experiencing Japan and a more civilized approach. Learning about different cultures is one of the reasons we travel. Thank you for your perspective on Japan.
  11. Thank you all for your suggestions. I think we finally have this worked out. First of all, Green Tomato only does shared Transport for Princess passengers. They would do a regular taxi but that was very cost prohibitive. I did finally find email addresses for Transfers. Calling Tokyo could be very expensive especially if I was put on hold. We do not have free international calling. Thank you , BruceMuzz, for your details about using public transportation. Our hotel is sort of connected to the Tokyo Station. The hotel website shows a video of how to navigate the station. We will probably still
  12. We are arriving at Haneda mid afternoon on a Friday in April. Our hotel, Metropolitan Maranouchi Tokyo Hotel near Tokyo Station. We will have 3 large cases plus a backpack and a CPAP machine. We are in our 70s. We know that taking the monorail is the suggested method. But luggage is our question. Are there reasonable alternatives? I have tried to look at various options but all involve connections or waiting almost two hours for the bus. After a 15 hour flight I don’t think that is an option. Suggestions? Secondly, we will need transportation to the port in Yokohama. This will be o
  13. Try looking at an SVU. We had a Rogue and never had to fill the tank. We have found sometimes SVUs are cheaper to rent for some reason. Short term rentals are always pricey. It was cheaper to drop off back at LAX but oh the hassle. I understand about keeping costs low but trust me when I say you will be happy to return to San Pedro. By the time you get transportation to the port you won’t save that much. You can always cancel if you find something cheaper. I did not see cheaper prices for paying upfront. Good luck.
  14. P.A., One item about returning the car on a Saturday—Enterprise closes at 1 pm on Saturdays. Though we did not use them, Hertz in San Pedro is across the street. But, we were very happy with Enterprise.
  15. I did book online but I also called the local numbers for Enterprise. By the way,Enterprise at LAX and San Pedro were very courteous and helpful. It was the easiest car rental ever. I didn’t use any special code but I did sign up for their free rewards account. It was free but do it before you book. The price was much better. Good luck.
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