An unsettling situation with NCL. Your thoughts and suggestions ?

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Believe you're saying NCL should make an exception for your son and the rest of the family. You obviously think he and you deserve this special consideration. I'm not so sure. Not saying you all don't deserve special treatment, just not sure. Your son volunteered for this, he knew what he was signing up for, and he's getting paid. I pray God will be with your son.
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Originally posted by dogboy
Believe you're saying NCL should make an exception for your son and the rest of the family. You obviously think he and you deserve this special consideration. I'm not so sure. Not saying you all don't deserve special treatment, just not sure. Your son volunteered for this, he knew what he was signing up for, and he's getting paid. I pray God will be with your son.

You may want to read the original post again.
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Originally posted by Maniacal Cruiser
I understand your point however there is no such things as a 'technically'. The law is the law. It is not 'technicality'.
The "law" is man made and differs from Country to Country. The "law" is not right or wrong.
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Originally posted by zitsky
I guess this is a lesson for all of us to read terms of insurance carefully. Does any insurance cover military deployments?

USAA does!!
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Originally posted by adam_s_allen
The "law" is man made and differs from Country to Country. The "law" is not right or wrong.

Red herring and irrelevant. The reply was to someone saying there was such a thing as 'getting off on a technicality'. Think about it for moment.
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That is not what was cited. The post I replied to said something about an 'attack'. Pointing out that someone has problems with incorrect grammar is not an attack was the point I was making.
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Originally posted by forgotmyCCname
There used to be little tolerance for inane comments like the one above that attack another member. There also used to be mods who would delete posts not related to the topic , and threads not specific to the cruise line under which they were posted would be moved.

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If you find any post offensive, click on the little triangle at the top, and state your case to the mods.

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Originally posted by ColinIllinois
You may want to read the original post again.
Why are you being a smart aleck. I said some real comments.
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I don’t understand why so many are giving completely unhelpful non-advice how they would never be in this situation in the first place.

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I don’t understand why so many are giving completely unhelpful non-advice how they would never be in this situation in the first place.
Especially considering the fact that they actually purchased travel insurance. I'd have much more limited sympathy if they hadn't purchased insurance and expected to be refunded since no one would ever purchase travel insurance if everyone could get refunds without buying it. But they just made a mistake in assuming what their travel insurance covered. I've certainly made plenty of mistakes like that in my life and trip planning.
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Originally posted by GenXGirl
I don’t understand why so many are giving completely unhelpful non-advice how they would never be in this situation in the first place.

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There is no advice other than fight it out with the insurance company.

There is no reason to bash NCL - it’s not their issue.

There is no reason to bash the insurance company if someone is making a claim that is specifically excluded in the policy they purchased.

Why should everyone start waving banners that these poor people were treated unfairly? They weren’t.

The best advice given was from the people complaining who were quoted in the very first post - read everything before you sign it. Apparently, they failed to do so.

That should have been the end of the discussion.

There is no discussion. There is now “I want something I didn’t pay to receive because I deserve special treatment”, and others are wasting everyone else‘s time trying to enable that.

Many people are noting that there is no discussion because this issue comes up constantly - “I can’t go on my cruise because (illness, job problems, wife left me, fill in the blank) and mean, evil NCL won’t give me my money back.”

The only difference is this time, the complainers actually had insurance - just not the right policy.


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I don't get the trip insurance thru the cruise lines because they are SO over priced. But I actually just looked at my policy and it does state:



"You or Your Traveling Companion is in the military and called to emergency duty for a national disaster other than war" - or - "revocation of Your previously granted military leave or re-assignment
due to war. Official written revocation/re-assignment by a supervisor or commanding officer of the appropriate branch of service will be required"


In my opinion, active military should cruise for free. Small price to pay for serving this country.
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Originally posted by mickeychicky
I don't get the trip insurance thru the cruise lines because they are SO over priced. But I actually just looked at my policy and it does state:



"You or Your Traveling Companion is in the military and called to emergency duty for a national disaster other than war" - or - "revocation of Your previously granted military leave or re-assignment
due to war. Official written revocation/re-assignment by a supervisor or commanding officer of the appropriate branch of service will be required"


In my opinion, active military should cruise for free. Small price to pay for serving this country.
It may well be that neither of those clauses are applicable.

If active duty how about...
honorably discharged
first responders
hospice nurses
...
list ad nauseam
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Originally posted by mickeychicky
In my opinion, active military should cruise for free. Small price to pay for serving this country.
It would be a small price to pay for you since it would be the cruise line shareholders who would be paying for this.
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Originally posted by mickeychicky
In my opinion, active military should cruise for free. Small price to pay for serving this country.
Nothing is stopping you from getting that credit card out! Even absurd policies have to start somewhere.
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Originally posted by mickeychicky
I don't get the trip insurance thru the cruise lines because they are SO over priced. But I actually just looked at my policy and it does state:



"You or Your Traveling Companion is in the military and called to emergency duty for a national disaster other than war" - or - "revocation of Your previously granted military leave or re-assignment
due to war. Official written revocation/re-assignment by a supervisor or commanding officer of the appropriate branch of service will be required"


In my opinion, active military should cruise for free. Small price to pay for serving this country.
That sounds nice but where does it end? Free car insurance. Free groceries. Free flights on airlines?
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Originally posted by kitkat343
Especially considering the fact that they actually purchased travel insurance. I'd have much more limited sympathy if they hadn't purchased insurance and expected to be refunded since no one would ever purchase travel insurance if everyone could get refunds without buying it. But they just made a mistake in assuming what their travel insurance covered. I've certainly made plenty of mistakes like that in my life and trip planning.


That was my thinking too. They didn’t foresee all possible reasons for trip insurance for a large diverse party. They are upset they had trip insurance and it doesn’t cover their situation. It’s a human reaction to a sucky situation.

Several posters going on and on about being irresponsible and expecting freebies; just not helpful. I’m glad the family who this thread is about will never read so many if these responses.


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Wow that’s horrible! All the travel insurance policies I’ve ever bought include deployment as a covered reason as they should! Your friend bought a reputable policy, too. I would encourage your friend to reach out to Norwegian on their Facebook page. Norwegian’s not gonna want to be in the doghouse with military. Also, I hope/recommend the rest of the family will all still go on the cruise. That’ll make it easier for the 1 person to get refunded, and the rest of the family can still have fun together. Good luck to your friend!


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