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  1. What about all the work the travel agents are doing in rebooking cruises, taking care of cancelled Sailings, calling the cruise line on behalf of their clients. . . Should the travel agents be working for nothing? Travel agents work on Commission only. Their jobs are not easy, ecpescialy now with changes on every cruise line. TA are only getting paid on cruises that were paid in full. And only on cruises that were cancelled 30 days before sailing ( in other words cruises that were in 100% cancellation timeframe).
  2. UPDATE Reflection headed back to FLL. Will arrive on Tuesday. Quoted in 3/13 roll call by passenger on board.
  3. On the Reflection 3/13 roll call, says they got a letter, and are headed to Nassau ... Regal Princess does not have passengers, their 3/8 sailing had been cancelled, along with the suspension of all sailings that started yesterday.
  4. Read the article. It says midnight tonight. RC Serenade and Celebrity Reflection waiting at Port Everglades to sail away...
  5. We will also be joining you on the 5/13/20 Equinox. Will be our 2nd time on her. Can't wait to board and set sail!! Looking forward to your "Live" trip report, including all your planning!! Be prepared to get "hooked" on cruising. We sure did!!
  6. If you were to go inside the Louvre for a guided tour, that is about all you could do, IMHO. We had 4 hours...maybe 10-15 minutes more, basically 4 hours to see Paris. Our British Isles cruise was almost last minute and we didn't plan for more than the cruise. In hindsight, we should have stayed a few extra days and gone to Paris for more time to explore the city. We loved our time there and will now need to plan to go back for more time to see all we missed!
  7. We did the Princess shore excursion to Paris on our own option on 9/9/19. It's about a 3 hr ride each way with a stop about half way. There are alot of buses at the stop, but the lines move very quickly. (Women were using the men's room too 😊) We planned our day before we went. In the excursion description in the cruise planner, it tells where you get dropped off. We walk alot, and decided we would walk our route. We got off the bus and made our way (followed along the river) to the Princess Diana memorial, about 10 minute walk. Next was to the Eiffel tower, about 15 minutes to walk there, walked around the back and took photos, shopped in the gift shop for 5 minutes and bought from one of the vendors in the sidewalk. Next we walked back along the river to just past the buses to The Louvre, took many pictures. Turned around and back towards the buses through the park and took lots of photos of the statutes. Got a crepe from the vendor in middle of the park. Proceeded to the shopping area, but was all high end, very difficult to find souvenirs. Went back to the bus. You get a map on the bus and we had looked at our route before we went so we had a good idea of where we were. We had plenty of time to do this, we had over 20,000 steps within our 4 hours in Paris. Would definitely do this again. And it was our Anniversary, so I can say DH took me to Paris for our Anniversary! 💞 A few pictures from our day.
  8. Those are your prepaids that are refundable immediately. They should refund your cruise fare in the next 3-4 weeks.🙄 They take your money immediately, then take forever to process refunds! 😠
  9. Very well said AstoriaPreppy. We are on the 2/27 sailing and in "my NCL" our itinerary of 20 days says 'sea day' including our embarkment and debarking ports. Upon calling NCL, were told it was a computer glitch. How convenient. NCL is scrambling to see what ports will accept the Jade on the repo cruise. How long will they have a computer glitch?? IMHO, the Jade has been exposed over the last sailing by allowing guests that had been in Hong Kong to board on 2/6, then kicking them off 4 days later in Bangkok (105 of them) so they would be allowed entry to Vietnam. They were still denied entry. NCL only cancelled the 2/17 sailing because there were not any ports that would accept them. Guess they better hope Singapore will allow them to port on 2/17 so they can get all their passengers off and figure out what they can do for the 2/27 sailing. In the meantime, we play the waiting game to see if the 2/27 cruise will sail and if so, with what port stops?? Most all the other cruise lines have cancelled Sailings in Asia for the next few weeks!
  10. This is certainly a discriminitory statement! There could be employees that are shift supervisors at a department store that have saved for this once in a lifetime cruise. So yes, their job could be on the line. Not everyone on the Diamond Princess is retired! There are passengers that have regular jobs.
  11. Looks to be on schedule. . . Not in Cambodia. https://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=9304057
  12. https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1855034/thailand-denies-westerdam-cruise-ship-entry-china-virus-toll-passes-1-000 Bangkok is refusing entry to the HAL Westerdam. . . . They just passed the Jade. NCL needs to take note!!
  13. https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1855034/thailand-denies-westerdam-cruise-ship-entry-china-virus-toll-passes-1-000
  14. https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1855034/thailand-denies-westerdam-cruise-ship-entry-china-virus-toll-passes-1-000
  15. Tip of the Iceberg . . . Very interesting article here: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/were-totally-dark-japan-not-doing-enough-contain-outbreak-diamond-princess-passengers
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