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  1. OP, I have that checked as well. I sometimes receive offers but they are what is available when I log into my CCL account. In fact, IMO it’s better to just log into your account and see what is there. One day I booked a casino rate. The very next day, I logged in and looked at my offers and found a new ridiculously low casino rate. I then price matched and received OBC. My strategy is to check often. Sometimes this prompts a phone call from my PVP. “Hey, you wanna book something?” LOL. My response is always “Nope, you’ll be the second person to know!”
  2. Sorry to hear this happened to you OP. This happened to me as well. I booked a cruise and didn’t have a credit card so I paid cash. The TA made payroll with my money, didn’t book the cruise, then filed bankruptcy. I lost $1k. Lawyer said “you can’t get blood out of a turnip.” He said I should have used a credit card. This incident turned me off to TAs for years. Hope you get it resolved soon. Personally, I’d try carnival one more time then go ahead and file a dispute with your credit card company.
  3. Very nice! I wonder if you could upsell yourself to a suite and invite a few friends. I have an offer with $500 OBC but I just can’t pull the trigger. 👍. Good for you.
  4. I’m with you. Right now my casino offers are such that I am being offered $500 OBC and some sailings are less than $100 pp. That’s not even enough to make me interested and I’m not in a high risk health group. I was even thinking of going in November. By the time my final payment in August is due, Carnival will be holding $3k of my money. Then, if they close down everything in the fall again, I don’t want FCC or OBC. I just want my money back. Immediately. Years ago, I had a TA take my money and then file bankruptcy. I was young and stupid and paid with a check. I believe in the power of positive thinking and that your outlook can help heal oneself in tough times. This is not that. I really hope Carnival comes out of this ok and we’ll all sail again soon but just because I wish it so, doesn’t mean it will happen.
  5. If I book a cruise for myself and DH in November 2020, and then I make final payment in September, does Carnival give me a full refund if the cruise is canceled because the virus is back? I don’t want FCC or extra OBC. I just want my $$ back. I’m platinum and have sailed 20-plus cruises in 11 years with them. I’ve been pretty loyal but I definitely want my money back if it cancels. I just don’t want carnival filing bankruptcy and taking part or all of my money. Or would my credit card company secure that purchase?
  6. I believe so. I use a PVP for this very reason. Sometimes she books a cabin and I never speak to her again. Other times, I have lots of questions. Please report back whether it works for you. Good luck.
  7. WHO: Are hand dryers effective in killing the new coronavirus? No. Hand dryers are not effective in killing the 2019-nCoV. To protect yourself against the new coronavirus, you should frequently clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Once your hands are cleaned, you should dry them thoroughly by using paper towels or a warm air dryer. American Society for Microbiology: Study Shows Hot Air Hand Dryers Spread Bathroom Bacteria Feb. 12, 2018 Washington, DC - February 12, 2018 -Bathroom hot air hand dryers deposited large quantities of bacteria on agar plates held beneath the nozzles for 30 seconds and grew 15 to 60 bacterial colonies each, according to a new study. Bathroom hot air hand dryers deposited large quantities of bacteria on agar plates held beneath the nozzles for 30 seconds and grew 15 to 60 bacterial colonies each, according to research published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. The vast majority of the bacteria appear to come from the bathrooms. Bacteria deposited by hand dryers are skin flora and/or environmental organisms that can cause invasive human disease, including bloodstream, ocular, and peritoneal infections. In most cases, patients sickened by these bacteria had a vulnerability to infection because of factors such as a permanent catheter, an immunodeficiency, chronic disease, or IV drug use. Apparently WHO is saying air dryer is fine. But the ASM says bacteria still gets on your hands. Nonetheless, I am hoping they change to paper towels. I know that’s not likely to happen.
  8. Ahhh. I see. It appears the American Society for Microbiology and the World Health Organization are BOTH wrong. Who knew 🙄
  9. Given the recent events, I’m wondering if Carnival will get rid of these hand dryers in the restrooms. 🤔 Look at the second to last paragraph. https://www.wthr.com/article/verify-can-you-contract-covid-19-automatic-hand-dryer I have always hated those. Sometimes I think Carnival does ridiculous things in the interest of being green. Kinda makes me curious if they have these in the food prep area. Yuk.
  10. I just received $100 OBC in October. It was on my S&S card already. I’m guessing that it can be used for anything but if you don’t use it, you lose it.
  11. OP, I’m also looking at the end of November for sailing out of Puerto Rico with $500 OBC and free drinks. However, health experts are saying it will come back in the fall. By then, I will have had to make a final payment. Plus, who knows what airlines will be doing by then. If I knew I’d get a full refund, I’d consider it. Also, no need to traipse all the way to Puerto Rico for doing those ports if no ports are letting ships in.
  12. I couldn't agree more. I've been on 25+ cruises and my favorite was the first one all by myself at the age of 23. However, I think my husband is worried that I'd infect him when I came back, if I ended up getting sick and/or had to be quarantined at home.
  13. Yup. I’m also getting these ridiculously great offers. My problem is no one wants to go with me. 😞 I think people are just scared.
  14. Luggage tag on Sunshine last week.
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