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  1. I cancelled a December 2020 cruise prior to my final balance being due last week. I was told I would receive an e-mail stating the FCC but haven't received anything. I am expecting 100% FCC equal to my deposit. I also don't see anything in my X cruise account showing I have FCC. Do I need to call at this point or does it typically take a few days to receive the e-mail?
  2. My son and I once boarded a DCL ship and were walking around the pool deck when we walked right by a very good friend who lives in another state that I hadn't seen in a while. I had no idea she was on that sailing. We ended up sitting together at dinner and had a fantastic time. Another DCL cruise - we were doing a Norway b2b with another sailing to Scotland and Iceland. Close to the end of the first cruise, I noticed an old friend of mine from college had posted on FB that she and her family were heading to Copenhagen to go on their first cruise - turns out it was our second sa
  3. We've sailed on Celebrity Summit twice with our son (he was 11 and then 12 on the cruises). To put things in perspective, we have also done 5 Disney cruises, 3 NCL, Paul Gauguin and Lindblad. He really enjoys Celebrity. It's very laid back compared to DCL and NCL. The kids clubs are much smaller and more personal and, because of that, he had an easier time making friends in his age group. Except on sea days, he also, typically, only spent evenings in the kids club. The rest of the time was spent on shore excursions and having meals with us. I think if your kids are ok with a less sensor
  4. That is how I interpreted it. We have an existing booking for December 2020 (during a holiday sailing). My interpretation is that I can change our cruise to a holiday cruise in 2021 (or within four weeks of our original cruise date in the following year) on a similar itinerary (Caribbean), class of ship (we are on the Summit) and similar stateroom (we have a CS, so I would assume they would need us to book CS or higher). I looked at similar December cruises for the following year and nothing is of interest to us (very similar itineraries to what we've already done), so we will probably opt
  5. What type of suite did you book? When we booked a Royal Suite two years ago, the beverage package was included for all of us (me, husband and 1 child). We were in a Celebrity Suite last year and the beverage package was only included for me and my husband. Neither of us drink alcohol, so X saved a ton of money on us, but they did not include a beverage package for our son. We "circumvented" this, in a way, by upgrading to the "Drinks and More" package (if memory serves, it cost about $120 to upgrade, but we then got $100 in casino chips, which we used, so it was essentially $20). With "Dr
  6. We've been on the Summit twice, both times in suites. Luminae is fantastic! It was actually even better on our second cruise. If you were in a Royal or Penthouse where specialty dining is included, I would say go for it, but I would not spend extra on a specialty restaurant when staying in a Sky Suite. Luminae is really good!
  7. Yes, I saw RCCL and X signed the CDC letter. Kudos to them: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/tourism-cruises/article242471226.html
  8. It is my understanding that 50% capacity is an average day at MK. 100% would represent a day more like New Year's Eve when it is packed to the gills. I would think, in order to maintain social distancing, WDW would have to limit capacity even lower than 50%? If I heard correctly, FL is giving the large theme parks free reign to figure out how they want to re-open, so it will be interesting to see if and how Disney ultimately decides to limit capacity. I would love to see the capacity lowered to something you might experience on one of the "After Hours" evenings, but I don't know if you cou
  9. Yes, I'm with you on that! We have been under stay-at-home orders for the past 7 weeks and can't wait for this all to be over. I had seen a different projection a few days ago that had this going on for about two years, so I guess I was just happy to see something a little more optimistic!!! I hope you continue to stay well!
  10. Thanks so much, Stockjock! If things actually pan out based on this projection, we are certainly headed in the right direction. I would love for this projection to be true!
  11. Those poor crew members. It sounds like a living nightmare.
  12. I can't comment on the Sky Suite, but can comment on Le Petit Chef. It was a one-and-done for us. The technology was pretty cool, but, the pacing of the meal is so slow and, while the food was fine, it is certainly not up to the quality of what we found at other specialty restaurants. My feelings are probably influenced by the fact, that, on the night we attended, even though they had left a card in our room asking us to arrive 15 minutes prior to the stated seating time, many guests arrived late and they held the start of the meal by 20 minutes . . . they also ran out of dessert at the end
  13. I like how age 50 is not an option. It's either under 50 or 51-69. It's all good. I turn the age that does not exist in this poll this year. For purposes of this poll, I shall remain 49! 🙂
  14. I would definitely get any refundable money off of that reservation ASAP. If your only option is to transfer it to a RD booking, I would do that. If they would outright refund that excess payment because you are before PIF, I would do that instead.
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