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Ready2SailAway

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About Ready2SailAway

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    OC, California
  • Interests
    Ocean Cruises, World Travel, Snow Skiing, Cooking, Wine Tasting
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean, Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Barcelona, Villefranche

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  1. Looks like Carnival made the go/no go decision for us -received this email from them late last night, so we'll rebook and take advantage of that additional OBC..! TEMPORARY PAUSE IN SERVICE ALL SAILINGS DEPARTING MARCH 14, 2020 – APRIL 09, 2020 March 13, 2020 Dear Carnival Guest, We are sorry to share the news that Carnival Cruise Line is temporarily pausing service, effective with sailings departing Saturday, March 14 through April 09, 2020 across its fleet of North America based ships. We will resume service on April 10, 2020.
  2. Looks like Carnival made the go/no go decision for us -received this email from them late last night, so we'll rebook and take advantage of that additional OBC..! TEMPORARY PAUSE IN SERVICE ALL SAILINGS DEPARTING MARCH 14, 2020 – APRIL 09, 2020 March 13, 2020 Dear Carnival Guest, We are sorry to share the news that Carnival Cruise Line is temporarily pausing service, effective with sailings departing Saturday, March 14 through April 09, 2020 across its fleet of North America based ships. We will resume service on April 10, 2020.
  3. We booked last week for a cruise sailing on 5Apr because it was so inexpensive AND fit our vacation schedule over spring break here (my wife is a teacher). And received Carnival's email on 7Mar with that additional OBC incentive if we don't cancel... So as we voted we're going to wait & see how things transpire before that 31Mar decision deadline, but right now we're still planning to cruise. Just checked online and see that some stateroom inventory has opened up -not a lot, mostly suites in all classes (there was only one OV JS available when we booked. Come on free upgrade..! Let's go!
  4. Several airlines have announced waiving their change/cancellation fees for the time being -suggest checking your airline...
  5. Yep! We booked on 4Mar for a cruise sailing on 5Apr because it was so inexpensive AND fit our vacation schedule over spring break here (my wife is a teacher). And just received Carnival's email this morning with an additional OBC incentive if we don't cancel... Let's go!
  6. Carnival Vacation Protection does have a cancel for any reason clause -you can cancel up to 48hrs prior to sailing for 75% credit applied to a future cruise. Here is a summary of their policy, note the cancel for any reason clause at the top of the page - http://affinitytravelcert.com/document/pdfs/CCL_Landing.html According to our PVP at Carnival, discussed prior to their just-announced cancellation policy update, previously if you cancel for any reason then that Future Cruise Credit will be calculated as follows: - 75% Cruise Rate paid (i.e. the cruise-only portion of the total amount paid) - 100% Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses - 100% Any other add-ons (e.g. Wifi Pkg, Shore Excursions, etc) EXCEPT the cost of Vacation Protection* *You forfeit the cost of the Vacation Protection, since that's why you buy their travel insurance HOWEVER, I'm not sure what happens under Carnival's new cancellation policy -I assume the Vacation Protection from the cancelled cruise would be transferred to the new booking. I have a message out to our PVP -we'll see what she comes back with...
  7. FYI Cruise Critic just posted full details for new cruise line cancellation policies here - https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/5151/
  8. FYI Cruise Critic posted full details for Carnival's (and other cruise lines) new cancellation policies here - https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/5151/ Just received that email from Carnival at 02:33am PST this morning Sat 7Mar. We booked on 4Mar for a cruise sailing on 5Apr because it was so inexpensive AND fit our vacation schedule over spring break here (my wife is a teacher), and purchased Carnival's vacation protection for the option to cancel without cause up to 48hrs prior to sailing. So... I'll have to call and find out how Carnival's new cancellation policy will work if we decide to re-book. I'm guessing that vacation protection plan would just carry over to the future cruise...
  9. UPDATE: Received an email notification around 8pm EDT last night (night before our sailaway) that our bids on a GS-1bdrm & OS were unsuccessful... But no worries, as we're on board now and happy with our Spacious Oceanview Balcony!
  10. Just checked RoyalUp online for our upcoming cruise and my status still shows pending for the GS-1bdrm & OS that I bid on, but when I click to check on the other upgrade options (JS & GS-2bdrm) it says "Not eligible for upgrade". So it seems the RoyalUP options are percolating now and I'll get that email soon -let's have some good news!
  11. OK thanks, so looking forward to receiving our email this afternoon -especially if it's an acceptance email..!
  12. OK thanks, hopefully we'll receive an email tomorrow -and saying that our bid was accepted..!
  13. btw What time did that acceptance email arrive? (I'm assuming they send these out in the middle of the night...)
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