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  1. There may be a thread started on this, although I didn't see it. https://www.cruisetradenews.com/princess-cruises-deployment-changes-summer-2021-alaska-europe/ Princess Cruises has revealed some major deployment changes for its 2021 Alaskan and European cruises. Majestic Princess, the line’s 3,500-passenger ship, will embark on her inaugural Alaska season from summer 2021, while Regal Princess will return to Europe. Passengers will be able to experience Majestic Princess for the first time in Alaska, with the cruise ship replacing Alaska veteran, Regal Princes
  2. A few interesting things, although seems like most of the anticipated onboard experience is things discussed here on CC in many threads. I don't see us taking another cruise until it sounds more enjoyable, and it's still unknown how long these guidelines or any revised guidelines are going to be in place. We originally took the option one, which at the time was 150% FCC. Then after thinking about if for a couple of weeks, we changed it to option two as not sure if we would cruise again. If we don't, at least we only lose $800 in a FCC compared to what would have been around $6K sit
  3. I was just doing the math for 1800 passengers getting off a cruise ship. If they can perform a temperature check, and their health interview at the nonstop rate of 10 passengers per minute, that's 600 per hour. Minimum of three hours if they can maintain this schedule with no interruptions, to get everyone off. Of course this is at the airport, so cruise docking might be different. Visitors who have submitted proof of a negative test during their ED card application will receive a temperature check and health interview by a medical professional, and if cleared, no further testing
  4. Cambodia has a lot more visitors than I thought. Over 6 million annually, with 1/3 from China. Looks like about 250,000 or so arrive from the USA, per their stats from 2018.
  5. Too early to see how this plays out. Depending on how long it continues, going to be difficult to plan any trip to the EU, be it by air or cruise ship with these stipulations below. They could change their list right before you arrive on an airplane. We are thinking about a trip in October 2021 ourselves, so watching the decision. European officials said the list would be revised every two weeks to reflect new realities around the world as nations see the virus ebb and flow.
  6. We were not surprised either, as we had been expecting it to be extended. Keeping our fingers crossed this is the last delay before cruising can resume. Really need a vacation about now..................
  7. Just seen this. Cruise Lines International Association, the cruise industry's leading trade organization, announced it would delay resuming cruises from U.S. ports until Sept. 15. Concerns about the coronavirus caused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a "no-sail order" through July 24. The CLIA, whose members carry more than 95% of the world's cruisegoers, voluntarily decided to extend that suspension. The suspension may even go past Sept. 15, depending on the trajectory of COVID-19. Similar to the CDC order, the suspension will apply to vessel
  8. As we read through all of their opinions, if this ends up being being the future of cruising, I don't see us ever going again. It's not the way we want to spend a couple of weeks on vacation, especially at the increased prices we are personally seeing on those voyages in which we might be interested. I don't expect there to ever be a 100% cure for this virus, any more than some of the other centuries old illnesses out there. If they come close, then there is the future COVID20, COVID21, etc., to deal with. Don't get me wrong, as it be great to live in an illness free world, just d
  9. You might keep an eye on the dispute. Our was 60 days and for whatever reason, it was resolved at day #51. It was about 5 days later before I just happen to sign on to our account, and went to review it, as did not receive any email from Citi, that it was resolved on 6/3 I think it was, and still have not. The status just changed to close and noted it was permanent.
  10. We received our FCC under option #2 last week and a couple of days later, Citi closed our chargeback dispute in our favor and made the credit permanent. When we filed the dispute, Princess had 60 days to respond, and heard nothing else until Citi closed it around day 51 or so.
  11. I will jump is as just noticed this morning our dispute was closed in our favor. Ours was 4/18 cruise, cancelled 3/10. Didn't receive an email about it, just decided to go look at it online. We filed dispute on 4/8 and Citi (double cashback) had until 6/12 to respond (60 days). I was waiting to see what would happen this Friday as not heard anything else out of Princess or Citi. So in our case, it was resolved on 6/3 and took 51 days. It makes me wonder if Princess did not dispute the charge as I would not have expected it to be resolved on it's own, until 6/12.
  12. We are getting some movement at least. We cancelled our 4/18 cruise on the CB, on March 10th and was in the 50/50 cancellation period. We had Princess insurance and was waiting for the cancellation details from the TA we used to file the claim. Then we got moved into the 3/12 options & took option #2. The 25% FCC showed up on Thursday in our Circle Accounts. Mine first and then about 6-7 hours later, in my brides account. I was getting concerned about hers as was afraid something went wrong and they were going to process hers under option #1. At least that part got settled OK.
  13. It would be the Coral for us too, as our favorite ship in the fleet. Two Panama Canal runs & one in Alaska.
  14. Ours is a Citi DoubleCash card and filed the dispute online. When I log on and go to it, there is a button to cancel it. If they decided to credit it back before 6/12, which is the current deadline, then I can just cancel the dispute online.
  15. If so, i think we should be able to use our FCC's to buy stuff. Oh wait, don't have any yet. Never mind.
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