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  1. We don’t have any kids so our experience is a little different, but as others have said there are a lot of onboard activities for the little ones that they will enjoy. Cruising for Christmas is one of our favorite things to do. Yes they are more expensive, and the ships tend to be fuller (pre-COVID) but they do such a great job celebrating the holiday. The ship is always beautifully decorated. I hope we can go back one day soon!
  2. One thing I never see discussed much in these conversations is the need to have a high limit credit card available. A lot fo the travel insurances out there are secondary coverages, and people forget that they actually have to pay, up front, for care in a lot of countries before being reimbursed. Some places will even require this payment to be made in advance of treatment. So keep this in mind and always have a plan to cover the costs to get the care you need and worry about the reimbursement later. We always use Nationwide’s Luxury Cruise policy. They have really high limit
  3. It’s one of the reasons I like this Nationwide policy so much. Below is the coverage and you can see it’s broad and offers great coverage. Remember that while Carnival is the parent company, the brands are essentially run as separate business lines. So if Carnival had to cut costs seems to be the Elimination of an entire brand under the umbrella would be easiest. No idea how this would be classified. Appears Princess is a wholy owned subsidiary and so to me, if Carnival shuttered the Princess line it would be covered. I’m sure some insurance lawyer would disagree with me.
  4. basically means if they go bankrupt and close up shop. If that happens there is almost 0 chance guests will get any of their money paid back. True. But I also asked here since we had a Princess cruise booked for next year and was curious what people thought about the financial stability of Princess in particular.
  5. I hate to bring this up, as I hope its just being overly cautious, but i posted about this in our Roll Call for our May 2021 British Isles Cruise. This trip is a major financial investment for us, and while final payment isn’t due until January 2021, we have started to book airfare and excursions. It got me thinking, we buy travel insurance for all our cruises no matter what, but a good majority of people do not. Is it time to start thinking about booking travel insurance for the Default protection benefit? With uncertain times ahead, I think it may be the most prudent thing to do. Intere
  6. I’m just hoping we can go on our May 2021 British Isles cruise. I’m cautiously optimistic that things will improve by then. 2020 I think is a complete loss TBH.
  7. 0, I’m good day 1, this virus has a very short lifespan, a couple of days and its gone. Happy to take advantage of any discounts for those first ships out of the gate!
  8. This was probably when it was served in the Parmesan cheese basket but that’s a topic for a whole other thread! 😉. They do have an amazing fettuccine Alfredo.
  9. I hope our paths will cross one day on a cruise (also would love to meet @Pam in CA and @PescadoAmarillo)! Its hard to even explain, walking off that gangway onto the ship, its like a huge weight is lifted off your shoulders and you just take this big cleansing breath.
  10. This was likely just a CYA thing, which is why its a notice posted to their website and not a wider messaging. Likely what happened, a couple of employees clicked links in emails they weren’t supposed to and gave the bad actor their credentials. It wouldn’t be limited to emails that YOU sent Princess, but what those respective employees sent internally to other employees, which is much more likely (depending on their position) to contain more personal information. That said, its likely its VERY limited information int the grand scheme of things. Most major companies archive all employee em
  11. With all that’s going on in other threads: discussion, panic, things in between, I thought it may be nice for a break and for us to focus on why we choose to cruise and why Princess makes cruising home for you. Please leave the virus discussion to the dozens of other threads, lets focus on the wonderful bits of life here. For me there is nothing better than a blended drink with an umbrella, no ringing phones, no responsibilities and the wonderful motion of the ocean making me sleep like a baby! (Ok so that last one in in Puerto Rico pre-cruise, but c
  12. Just because its on the internet doesn’t make it true. This is just blatantly false information, and spreading it just confuses people. Unless you can show me a link to a policy that lists “Cancel for any reason” and has stipulations on cancelling then please stop sharing this information. The reason you won’t find this is the company would get sued immediately, you cant say you can cancel for any reason and then say well not because of epidemic, etc. This is VERY different than being able to obtain this rider for a policy, yes many companies offer stipulations on purchasing thi
  13. A lot of policies cover pre-existing conditions, generally have to purchase before final payment, that’s the catch.
  14. Ive never heard of a CC policy that includes CFAR, I think the OP was just saying they have trip insurance and tried to.claim interruption or cancellation due to the disease, which I have yet to see a policy that includes that, in any form (epidemic, pandemic etc). which is why everyone is now recommending your policy have a CFAR provision. If you find a CC that has this please let me know, Ill sign up for that in a heartbeat.
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