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  1. I’m not sure—when it first appeared I emailed our TA and told her we weren’t interested in that cruise, so I’m not sure if she had Azamara cancel it while we waited for approval on our L&S, or if Azamara removed it.
  2. Two days ago Azamara removed the Caribbean Sunsets cruise from our account. Then I received word from our TA that our Lift & Shift to the February 2023 Argentina-Brazil cruise was approved (yay!), so now we have that one listed.
  3. In my thread "Something Odd in my 'Upcoming Cruises' in my Azamara account," I mentioned our cancelled 1/23/22 Peru-Chile cruise was switched to a "Caribbean Sunsets" cruise.
  4. Seriously? This is where you choose to focus? If you read the comments on the original article I posted, you'd understand.
  5. No, you don't. LOL. Lots of people that look down their nose at cruising and make derogatory comments about it and people that cruise, although several cruisers responded to them.
  6. Well, when someone comments on an article that they've never been on a cruise or would never take one, I assume they're being honest about that.
  7. As soon as I saw the Caribbean Sunsets cruise, I checked for the cruise on Azamara's website, and it wasn't listed. So definitely things are a work in progress. You're correct, the cruise departs from Miami.
  8. I've found no matter what news entity publishes an article about cruising, loads of people jump in to comment they'd never go on a cruise. "Petri dish" is always the primary comment. It's funny that people that don't cruise apparently like to read articles about cruising.
  9. Like many on the board, we had an upcoming cruise cancelled, which was a replacement for an earlier cancelled cruise. Azamara hadn't offered a L&S option for this cruise in its list, but via our TA, we're attempting to move to the itinerary that we had orginally booked for November 2020 (Brazil-Argentina). Anyway, today I logged into my account, and noticed we still had a cruise listed. Because the last couple times I've logged in it's still listed the Peru-Chile cruise, I just assumed Azamara still hadn't updated the system. Then I noticed the upcoming cruise is ""Caribbean Sunsets
  10. One of WaPo's travel writers was a passenger on Edge's first sailing and wrote about her experience: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/first-cruise-celebrity-edge-coronavirus-safety/2021/07/15/e5494e5e-de7b-11eb-ae31-6b7c5c34f0d6_story.html
  11. Our TA has gone back and forth with them, and was told on Friday they just need to get it rubber stamped from above. If her response is in the negative, then I’ll give Azamara a call. We told her to make sure to tell Azamara we’d be canceling if the L&S isn’t approved. We booked that itinerary since it was a PerryGolf cruise, and we want to use that nonrefundable deposit, too.
  12. I’m glad to read of at least one person that was able to L&S back to their original itinerary. We are trying to do that now—we’d been booked on a Brazil-Argentina cruise in November 2020, and did a L&S to a January 2022 Peru-Chile cruise because our original itinerary was unavailable. Now of course the Peru cruise is cancelled, and a Brazil-Argentina cruise is available in January 2023. However, Azamara told our TA we can’t switch to that cruise because it’s not the Peru itinerary!
  13. From the website: "In addition, the conditions in certain parts of the Middle East and Western Africa are not conducive to cruise operations leaving us no choice but to cancel Azamara Pursuit voyages until January 2022." Sounds like an actual reason to me. I trust they know what resources they need to operate. It's not like they WANT to cancel cruises and continue to lose money.
  14. I just noticed this list of Lift & Shift options on the website. Interestingly, our cancelled cruise isn't shown. https://www.azamara.com/cruising-suspension/lift-shift
  15. It depends. We were lucky during the first L&S. There wasn't anything similar the following year within four weeks of our original departure (a South American cruise to Brazil-Uruguay-Argentina), so they allowed us to move to a Chile-Peru cruise about 8 weeks past the original one year date. However, others have posted they did not receive similar treatment. Now with Azamara under new management, it remains to be seen if they allow any flexibility.
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