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  1. I can see why this itinerary would be especially popular with Floridians. I really enjoyed my Port Canaveral to San Diego PC cruise on Disney last April, and would like to do an eastbound PC cruise some day.
  2. Thanks for posting this, as I was looking under "Panama Canal" - silly me! So...lots of people are all excited about this 11-night cruise that's only a partial transit?
  3. Europe Phase II was the week of Dec. 17, and the 2 Transatlantic cruises I booked came out on Monday, Dec. 17!
  4. I'm looking forward to the release of 2021 Australia and New Zealand cruises, and I'm hoping for a Top- and Bottom-end cruise.
  5. I haven't heard about the 30 days to cancel/change a non-refundable booking with no penalty. As I understand it, if you cancel or change ships - you are out $100 pp regardless. The rest of the deposit amount is available to use toward a future cruise, if booked within 1 year of the certificate date.
  6. I can't help you with the Greek Islands part of your trip, as my cruise there isn't until October. However, I spent 4 days in Athens in late November 2017, followed by a 2-night/3-day tour package to Meteora via train (https://www.visitmeteora.travel/). I am SO glad I went to Meteora!
  7. I have sailed with HAL, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Celebrity, and Disney (7 adult-only cruises). I really enjoy Disney cruises, but I won’t pay DCL’s premium prices on port-intensive cruises. I’ve especially enjoyed my Disney Transatlantic and Panama Canal cruises with a lot of sea days, and the repositioning cruises give a lot of bang for the buck. When I was on (RCI’s) Oasis of the Seas last month in Cozumel - the Fantasy was docked next to us. I experienced Disney cruise envy, so I booked the Feb. 2020 San Juan to New Orleans repo cruise shortly after returning home. 😎 That cruise is only 5 nights, but it’s one of the better Disney values right now.
  8. Cruises that go to Iceland AND Greenland are few, and most cost more than the Brilliance TA. HAL (Zuiderdam) has.a 19-night Copenhagen to New York TA in August 2020 that goes to Iceland and Greenland, as well as Norway and Canada. I love that itinerary, but it starts at just over $4000 pp for an inside.
  9. There's a June 4, 2020 MSC Preziosa cruise that goes to Iceland but not Greenland. Is that the one?
  10. Look at a US-based travel agency web site to see the other cruises.
  11. The penalty is $100 pp for a changed cruise or cancellation. The rest of the deposit amount is available to apply to a future cruise: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/booking-cancellation-refund-policy Non-Refundable Deposit Fares Outside of final payment, when a non-refundable deposit cancellation occurs, you will receive a Future Cruise Certificate in the amount of their designated cruise deposit, less a $100 per guest change fee. Such Future Cruise Certificates can be applied towards your future Royal Caribbean cruise vacation when reserved within 1 year of the issue date. Thereafter, the Future Cruise Certificate will expire and becomes invalid.
  12. Moscow is impressive city, but imho St Petersburg has so much more to offer.. Our ship spent 2 days in St. Petersburg on our first Baltic cruise in 2005, and 3 days on our Ultimate Scandinavia-Russia cruise in 2014. On the latter, we toured St. Petersburg on days 1 and 3, and did a tour to Moscow by high-speed train on day 2. All were arranged through Alla Tours.
  13. I was interested in the Brilliance Amsterdam to Boston TA. However, my husband didn't like the price OR the Iceland and Greenland ports! Instead - I booked the Brilliance Tampa to Amsterdam TA in May, and the Explorer Rome to Miami TA in November. I still want to sail to Iceland and Greenland, so maybe I'll do that solo in 2021 for a (sort of) milestone birthday. 😄
  14. Thanks for that info, springaussie. I'm wondering if the two 14-night Baltic cruises on Independence out of Southampton, with 2 days in Copenhagen and 3 in St. Petersburg, are replacing the Radiance-class ship that had been doing the Ultimate Scandinavia and Russia cruises? The article mentions only 7-night Norway and Baltic cruises on Jewel out of Copenhagen for 2020. I had been interested in a Copenhagen to Boston Transatlantic. Since there won't be a 2020 TA from Copenhagen, the Brilliance TA will require a very good itinerary and a reasonable price for me to justify departing from Amsterdam!
  15. I think Port Canaveral is quite easy to get to. It's about an hour's drive east (on 528 East - the Beachline) from the Orlando Airport.
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