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  1. My DH, and son and family have booked this cruise as well. I hope all goes well for all of us and border are wide open.
  2. Thanks so much! This is great information. I think we are going to try to do a oceanview to a balcony. Do you recommend the same route? I so appreciate your wealth of knowledge!!!
  3. Good afternoon, DH and I are looking at booking a 16 day cruise out of Los Angeles in November of this year, that goes to the Panama Canal. I am wondering given our points (not a lot) probably 35K or so. Would this amount of points be able to up us from an interior to a ocean view. I know there are lateral moves, etc.; however, I am not familiar with the wording on this. Any information would be helpful. We need to book soon, as we prepaid a reservation on a past cruise, and it has to be used up this year (if I remember correctly). Thanks so much in advance.
  4. I have thought of this very thing for a year. Last March, myself, sister and her daughters, went to Disney and Universal for 5 days, ending with a three day cruise. The last day of our trip, I left the Animal Kingdom and came back to the room for the day. My sister and I were so sick during our cruise, and then even more sick when we got home. I missed another entire week of work. We got sick at one of the parks, period! Lots of people from all over the world, mixing with our citizens can and do cause a big mix of germs, that are easy to pass along.
  5. Quick question for you...we are in the 50% loss of cost for another few days (April 18th sailing) So, do we get 50% of the cost of the cruise towards a future cruise, and 50% returned to us? Thanks, I appreciate your posting, as we are trying to decide to sail or rebook.
  6. DH and I are on the Horizon on 4/18, and we are trying to decide what to do. We have a 14 day cruise/land tour for Alaska in early July. We have to pay for this one in full by 3/31. High dollar trip for us. I wonder about the virus and as far out as June and July and what will be going on. Not sure what we are going to do. I am worried about higher costs, and the idea of booking a future cruise, and all of this is still hanging around. I ask one group of people and they say go...another group will say stay at home! I asked on our roll call group, and hoping some of them will offer up their comments. My husband said, well hey, less people maybe upgrades. If we were quarantined, at least we have a balcony. I appreciate everyone's remarks.
  7. I am afraid so. The news is reporting the passenger on the ship has died. Very sad.
  8. Do you have some type of insurance that would get you all your money back? I don't think we took insurance out this time, which is not like us. But, from previous notes on this thread, it looks like the insurance companies have lots of loop holes in regards to pandemic/epidemic.
  9. My husband and I are on the Horizon starting April 18th. We are in the period to lose 50% at this point. I am hoping Carnival will come forward with some options; otherwise, we will just hang in there and make our decision on the last day of this timeframe. We hate to lose so much money, but unless things settle down by the sailing date, we will have a hard decision to make. I have to fly next week, and this is a little unsettling. NY and Los Angeles, as well as the ship off the coast in CA are adding to the climate of fear in regards to cruising and traveling in general.
  10. Thanks a bunch. We have done a cruise shorter than 7-days, only one time and we didn't like it at all. We vowed no more short cruises. I didn't realize being short one day, would cause this big of a difference. I will certainly take this into consideration.
  11. The itineraries are not the same. I like the ports for the Breeze better, but I think it is going to come down to the airfare and transportation for this group to the port. Galveston could end up costing much more than getting from Ft. Lauderdale to the Miami port. So, we may end up doing Breeze. It is a 6 day cruise, and I can live with a day short, if need be.
  12. I am completely knew to this, so please forgive me in advance. So, is Hobby Airport closer to Galveston port of the city of Galveston proper?
  13. I am considering booking a cruise for 8 people out of Galveston. Four kids, two young adults and two older adults. Would we be best suited to do 2 uber XL's or would we have to go to 3? Good gracious! This would end up being quite a lot of money. This may change the port of where we sail out of. Any directive would be helpful.
  14. I don't think I can say which companies sent me the offers. They are big companies. If the moderator says yes, then I would be glad to tell you. There is also one that is offering 10% back on the cruise cost in the form on onboard credit for all Carnival cruises.
  15. Thanks to all for your recommendations! There is lots to consider here, as we are going to have to fly in. The only port close enough for us to drive is New Orleans, and nothing much going on there. Anyway, I did use the wrong description on the gratuities. I should have said an offer for prepaid gratuities.
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