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  1. Cruise lines have all taken a tremendous hit to their bottom lines. They generously offer a FCC with an additional 25% of cruise paid.  Your FCC is actually the original booking number so it’s not considered a new booking. 

    The Health care promotion Is a great deal! I totally understand them not wanting to mix both of these great deals. My goodness these CruiseLine are hurting and who knows how many will survive. They still have no word as to when they’ll be able to resume cruising when they do they’ll need to make some money. 

  2. 5 hours ago, LXA350 said:


    Normally it take 9 or 10 years to develop a effective vaccination for some viruses, for others nothing could be found till date. Hence, how is it realistically possible that suddenly this time within a year or less something was developed that also is really effective. You are missing the long term studies etc. Are more risks involved with having the vaccination than being exposed to catch COVID, will the vaccination really help and then for how long will you be imune. There are so many open questions, and unfortunately a lot of money and politics involved with this. November 1st, what a "fake" joke.

    Corona virus has been around for a very long time. They have been working on a vaccine for it for years. Covid-19 is just a different strain of the virus. It seems to us like it was quickly developed vaccine but they’d been working on the basics for awhile. 

  3. On 9/3/2020 at 8:32 AM, firefly333 said:

    I heard a survey said only about 30% of people want to get the vaccine when it comes out. 


    Also just heard people dont want to fly. I've read that here, same will apply to cruises. You are allowed to fly, people just dont all want to get on a plane yet.

    Everyone I know including myself doesn’t want to fly not because of fear of getting COVID but because keeping a mask on for 4-5 hours. 

  4. 15 hours ago, kelleherdl said:
    13 hours ago, Reenie75 said:

    Their email about the cancellation was vague and it appeared that mb it would be ok until I called. Simply NOT worth it. 

    I have still not received an email. Where are you located? I hope they aren’t doing it so people cancelled. I currently have 4 booked cruises with them I’ll cancel them all. 

  5. 3 hours ago, Até said:

    Interesting.  Perhaps they are having a very difficult time getting the same cabin for both weeks on Meraviglia.  That will be pretty difficult to do for all the Divina cancellations when MV was probably already at least half sold.  In my opinion if they are now only offering a one week alternative they are either looking for cancellations or going to be offering a better price i.e. 4/11 off.

    I looked but they also offer the cruise as a 14 day (technically it’s a b2b) and there were cabins available. I’d be happy to move it to Seaside 11 day out of Canaveral but when I call they say they are still working on them so they can’t touch them. I don’t understand why they add all this chaos into what’s already going on. 

  6. 16 hours ago, Reenie75 said:

    I spoke to MSC, no upgrade in room. Cruise moved to 11 nts to 7 nts completely different ports with 200 obc and same price. If I'm comparing I lost my originally ports I have never been too (ones it is going to- not so crazy about), leaving & returning on March break it will be total chaos (Cdn March break- so flights will double), losing 3 nights on ship and obc is the same as I was originally getting. 

    Honestly 😞 I don't feel its worth it. Customer service said I could not move it. 

    Same here our 11 day on Divina with Aft balcony going to Cartagena & Panama changed to 7 night on Meraviglia no Aft location and Cozumel & Caymen. Not satisfied. Originally their verbiage on the website said 11 day Divina would be changed to 14 day Divina. That has since disappeared now only says will be moved to similar cruise. I called and was told they were locked until July 1 to call back which I did was then told they were still working on them that they’d  send an email..... nothing yet. 

  7. I’m totally confused as to why during all the upheaval of coronavirus MSC would voluntarily decided to disrupt things more by moving around ships. We have had two cruises effected and when I called because they moved our 11 day to a 7 day they also told me to wait till July 1.... which I did. On July 1 I was told to wait a week or till I got an email because they are still working on fixing them. I’m still waiting. 

  8. We had an 11 day on Divina in January they changed us to 7 day Meraviglia. Called when it was first changed they said call back July 1 which I did they said still working on them call back next week.....so we wait! I won’t accept the 7 day because we went from ports like Cartagena & Panama to ports like Cozumel (been 100 times) lost our great aft balcony to nothing special. When the change originally happened their website said 11 day cruises would move to 14 day cruises..... that verbiage has since been removed. Makes no sense to me why during corona virus and cancelled cruising they would start repositioning ships disrupting things even more. In order not to cancel they will need to make it a really good deal. 

    Plus we had our May 2 Armonia cruise cancelled so we had moved it to March 26 Divina now that’s been cancelled and moved to Meraviglia sane ports as January 

  9. We received a full refund for our April Cruise on Royal Caribbean in under 45 days. I didn’t find that to bad considering the massive amount of refunds they are doing. 

    Last week we made final payment for B2B on Seaside in September. When the announcement was made about extension of cancellations I was bummed. We ended up making the cut as sail date is September 19th. I won’t hold my breath but I am crossing my fingers! 🤞🏻🙏🏻 It’s still 3 months away hopefully we will cruise. Have to be optimistic.....if we don’t Cruise we will just take fcc and apply it on another later on!   

  10. 22 minutes ago, little britain said:

    We got a reconfirmation email tonight...my heart was in my mouth when I saw an email come in from MSC at 9p at night!   Same booking ref, same cruise dates... but our room has changed from a number to a guarantee.....

    however when I look on the website the ship has changed to Grandiosa and the cruise now leaves the next day... and I’m booked on for a longer duration ! 

    I called today about our January & March cruise. I have not received an email from MSC so there is nothing we could do or really find out. I was told that those being moved will be put in a qty cabin. That once I received email that I should be able to call and try to get a specific cabin. . I’m really bummed because our 11 day on Divina was an Aft Balcony. They’ll move us to a 14 day on Meraviglia but not holding out much hope I’ll get an aft. 😞 at this point though I’ll just be glad to be back on a ship

  11. I don’t see any cruises available out of Port Canaveral for MSC. We are booked on Divina  out of Miami end of March. I’d rather lift and shift to Canaveral On Divina then move over to Meraviglia. Even if means moving to April or May. Does anyone know when cruise out of PC will begin and what the 7 day itinerary looks like. 

  12. 5 hours ago, cruiseguyinorl said:


    Seaside will start Port Canaveral November 1st and stay through March 21st when the Divina will take her place starting with the March 28th sailing. They did just confirm that Divina is still scheduled for her drydock in 

  13. 23 minutes ago, Até said:

    The best I can tell, based on a reliable poster, your Jan 29 will be moved to Meraviglia as a 14 day from Miami and your March cruise will be moved to Meraviglia as a seven day from Miami.


    ETA: Plus you will get some OBC for Balcony and above, or a cabin upgrade for Inside or Ocean View



    Ugh the itinerary on the 11 day was why we picked that one. It went to Cartagena and Panama. Looks like the 14 day is not even close.  I wonder if we get all perks. The 11 day was double points and had I think drinks/WiFi/OBC included. I guess I’ll have to see what they offer. Such a bummer! 

  14. 2 hours ago, Até said:

    I think Divina will be staying in the Med from now until March 28th.  She's in Civitavecchia now and begins dry dock in Europe Nov 15th, so not much reason at this point to bring her back to US for late Sept/Oct sailings.  She was supposed to come back to the Miami late January then go to Port Canaveral late March, those are all cancelled.  My bet is  Divina will stay in the Med or maybe Northern Europe after dry dock ends Dec 15th and do the TA to Port Canaveral in late March.

    Oh No! This is devastating we had 11 day booked on Divina for January 29th and a 7 Day one in March! And I had great cabin selections! Dang it! 

  15. 2 hours ago, rimmit said:

    I do not live in my basement.  Me and my family just went to Legoland last Monday, and the rest of the week hit up the zoo, Disney springs, Aquatica and Gatorland.   We are also young and healthy and avoid contact with elderly people at all costs.

     As much as you can manipulate the data it doesn’t hide the deaths.  Tons of people have died, and that can’t be manipulated.  
    We have to do a better job of Protecting the high risk.

    For the record I never said you were hiding in your basement only that I wasn’t.

    There is evidence of deaths being labeled as corona yet may not have been. Some states counting probable case as a covid death. Friend in Maryland’s father had lung cancer went under hospice care in December died in March when she received the death certificate it said Coronavirus as cause of death. She called and was told anyone with symptoms that could be CoronaVirus were counted as such. 

    This was interesting on the subject. 


    I’m not looking to argue. Seems everyone has made their minds up and fall into their perspective side. I do believe & hope  cruises will begin again In the fall. Only time will tell 

  16. 54 minutes ago, rimmit said:

    Ask yourself what will change between now and Sept 15 that will allow cruises to sail safely.  If you can come up with a reasonable solution that can be implemented between now and then that the cruise lines can implement that will mitigate the risk of Covid to the level of land resort then they sail.  If not they don’t.

    My understanding from several people I know in the medical field there are therapeutic drugs in large trials currently that are showing amazing results. If the trials pan out these drugs would be available by end of summer.

    I’ve also seen reports of the potency of the virus weakening and we already have data showing those in younger age groups have far less problems with the virus.


    It is my personal opinion that much of what is heard on the news is over hyped and politicized because it’s an election year. And data is often manipulated to fit an agenda. 

    Coronavirus has been around for a very long time it isn’t going away anytime soon. We need to live with it. We live with the flu which effects over 64 million in US alone each year Even with a vaccine so will Coronavirus. Hospitalizations and death rates are declining which is a positive trend and if continues with the addition of therapeutic drugs being successful I do think we will cruise again in the fall.  

    Am I optimistic? Yes, I’m not living in fear or hiding in my basement thinking negatively.  There are 3 months to go and much can change.  JMHO 

  17. 50 minutes ago, APDMOM said:

    👏One happy family here... we love Seaside!  I just hope they allow us to keep our current Miami booking to do Seaside from PC!  💃


    When does Seaside start in Port Canaveral? I thought they said Divina would be there originally so is this temporary?  

  18. MSC Cruises announced today extending cancellation into September for Caribbean. Set to resume September 15. I admittedly am an optimist but I did feel a different tone in this announcement compared to the past as if they are more confirmed to this date of resuming cruising. Are they also being optimistic or do they know more than we do? They also announced new protocols for enhanced safety/health measures to be announced in a couple of days 

  19. 6 minutes ago, eroller said:

    Even if this cruise on the 19th has its ports changed or rearranged, I'm fine with that.  It's more about enjoying the time at sea for me, and Ocean Cay which I loved.  I actually wouldn't mind stopping in Ocean Cay twice, once at the beginning and once at the end of the cruise.     

    Although I enjoy  ports it’s more about the journey for me. And Seaside looks like a fun ship! I’ve heard that for now Caymans port is closed but no biggie for me. Like you Ocean Cay would be great. We were there in December but could only stay about two hours due to weather so I’d love more time there. At this point just being on ship with a beer sounds good to me! I’m traveling with my husband. Hope to see you on board. Did you sign up for the meet & Mingle. MSC does a nice one. 

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