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  1. I received my refund today - August 14-28th Alaska cruise/flights, cancelled May 6th. TA paid Delta directly to upgrade flights so hopefully I will get a credit from Delta for that. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  2. We also jumped on this for 10/29 - 11/12 sailing in view of the low ‘downside’ in terms of deposit. We are still waiting on a Seabourn refund for a cancelled August Alaska cruise so are a little leery of handing over the final payment to Crystal at the end of August in case this cruise gets cancelled too! Despite that, we are excited to try Crystal and at such a great price. We chose the Seabreeze penthouse. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  3. Update from me - this morning I received approx $3000 refund for excursions only back on my Amex this morning. Reminder - cruise date 8/14 - 31 (Alaska), cancelled by Seabourn 5/6, requested refund 5/8. Still waiting on approx $15k for cost of cruise/seabournflightease including Delta upgrades (not sure whether that will be refunded or not as everything was booked with Seabourn via TA). I only have credit from Delta for other flights I have not taken since the lockdown for either business or pleasure (Delta did not cancel them though, we either chose not to fly, or my company banned all travel).
  4. I do not believe Seabourn have made an announcement pertaining to 6 month timeframe for refunds. Perhaps your travel agent is offering his/her opinion as opposed to facts?
  5. Do we not think this is a cost saving exercise - i.e. invited to retire?
  6. That is actually not true (I think it is fine to say that it is Seabourn you are talking about) - that was just one poster's message based on what their travel agent appears to have incorrectly told them. That is not the message Seabourn itself, or other travel agents are giving. Refunds will be provided in a timeframe up to 60 days is the message I have been told. Presumably they are handling in date order of cancellations.
  7. JPH814 you can add us to your list. Cruise date 8/14th to 28th, 2020 cancelled by Seabourn May 6th. Everything was paid in full including $3000 of excursions. Refund was requested using the online form May 7th (I also advised our travel agent who confirmed Seabourn received request). I am presuming the request pertained to flights and excursions too but perhaps I need to cancel those separately.
  8. I also requested cash refund for 8/14-28 Alaska cruise - but I did not realize I was supposed to cancel pre-paid shore excursions separately (also approx $3000). I was under the impression the Flightease costs and excursions would be included in the refund. How do I cancel the shore excursions separately? I can't see how to do that online. Thanks!
  9. If anyone needs a referral and have a trip booked leaving prior to August 14th, please email me - labates at mac.com Thanks!
  10. Chairsin and Rallydave - thank you this is most helpful. So it seems I don’t need to receive a referral coupon from Seabourn, I just need to find a first time cruiser and follow the directions in the link above.
  11. The Odyssey holiday cruise (pertaining to children) was a little different to the Sojourn experience it seems. There were a handful of teenagers on board who were perfectly well behaved/dressed appropriately at all times and not a bother at all. However, there were a few children approximately 10 or under, which did impact our experience somewhat. There were 2 boys (1 family) probably around 8 and 10 or 9 and 11, and the mother allowed them to jump repeatedly into the pool, throwing a ball for them to catch, creating noise and splashing anyone in the vicinity. Not just in the main pool either, the parents also allowed/encouraged this game in the rear pool on deck 5. They weren't doing anything 'wrong' - just being kids, but it is amazing to me how the parents don't pick up on the general vibe of the other passengers/ambiance, especially on deck 5. We also had another little boy on board (around 4 or 5 years old) who was generally delightful, but still sometimes noisy in the pool as you would expect, especially when the other boys were there at the same time. Also there was a baby of around 12 - 15 mths, who was allowed to stand on bar stools at the patio bar/sit on the bar during dinner times (impacting passengers eating at E&O), and also run in front of the deck stage during performances (i.e during classical sail away). I also heard him banging his cutlery in the restaurant repeatedly. We did manage to avoid the children for the most part (by moving away from deck 5/sitting in a different restaurant section etc.) so it wasn't a huge issue for us and of course it is to be expected during a holiday cruise, we knew that going in. I really wish Seabourn would restrict to adults only, or even 12 and older. I just don't understand why parents want to bring younger kids on a cruise line that really does not cater to them. I understand that some parents do not wish to sail on mainstream lines just because they have children, but they really should consider the impact children inevitably have on the experience of other passengers.
  12. I'm sure this information is within this multiple page thread somewhere, but would somebody remind me how you actually 'refer' someone? I received a referral $400 before our first cruise (back in 2017) but just completed another cruise and did not think to try to refer someone to get additional OBC. Just about to book an August trip and would like to refer someone if possible - just not sure how it works for the 'referrer'! Thanks in advance.
  13. Thanks for your response, that helps! It's nice to have the chance to dress up so I will plan on it even if I will be in the minority :)
  14. I did. Unfortunately she hasn't been on a SB cruise over xmas period.
  15. Sorry if this question offends those who are tired of the endless dress code drama threads/posts but I did a search and genuinely have not found a satisfactory answer! Question is - I am taking a holiday Caribbean cruise this year, and wondering if passengers might dress up a little more for Xmas eve / New Year’s Eve? Would a long ‘black tie appropriate’ dress (I mean classic/simple, certainly not too fancy or remotely ‘ball gown style’) be out of place? If it wasn’t a holiday cruise I would not even consider. Based on my experience of Seabourn non holiday itineraries, I would definitely feel out of place in a long dress! Thoughts?
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