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#41
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[quote=5-cruisers;54051980]We also will be on the Vista leaving Oct.7th. Don't really mind if we just have an extra sea day. One more day on board to enjoy a beautiful new ship
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TARAM999 hopefully we'll see you on the cruise! We went for the Havana area so that should be interesting and if we miss St. Maarten and add a sea day we may be glad to have that available. Maybe they add HMC or the Dominican, Maybe they take us further south since we have 8 days or maybe we just float around in the sunshine...who knows? Whatever happens we're going to have fun but I kind of hope that we visit some of the original islands so we can bring them tourism dollars.
For those on here commenting about how we should be more concerned about the people living on these islands....do you honestly think all of us don't realize the hardship they've gone thru and are going thru or even that many of us may have family and friends affected by these storms? We get it and don't really need a lecture about wondering about the status of our vacations.
#43
Missouri
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Hi Cherrilips, we are also on the Splendor the week of the 23rd and I can't agree with you more that they can use our financial contributions. This is my 5th cruise with Carnival and I too will be just happy to cruise. My husband and I have been praying daily for the hurricane families.
#44
California
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Joined Nov 2016
i received an email from a local tour i have/had a reservation for on St. Martin. this is the first communication i received since Irma about what's happening on the island.

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(email received 9-14-2017)


To all my valued friends and clients,
I can not thank you enough for your concerns and emails about our safety during Hurricane Irma and St.Martin.
As you have seen in the news, Irma made a direct hit in St.Martin on Sept 5-6. It totally devastated the island. We were lucky and only lost 3 of our 11 boats and everyone is safe.

I personally was able to get evacuated yesterday by fishing boat to St. Kitts where I was able to get on a flight to Chicago with my dog and drive a rental car to Long Island NY. I am lucky to get out with the shirt on my back and a few important belongings and papers.
My house withstood the storm with minimal damage but most others were destroyed. The night of the storm was particularly scary and the days and nights following the storm were also dangerous because of looting.
We are hoping to be back in business by the middle of December 2017 as long as the cruise ships start coming back but that all depends on how quickly the island rebuilds infrastructure.
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he believes he could be back in business sometime this December. that would be great news considering the decimation St. Martin experienced from Irma.

sharing this to help others gain perspective on what might occur in the coming months with cruises listing St. Martin as a port.
#45
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Originally posted by CA_Cruzing
i received an email from a local tour i have/had a reservation for on St. Martin. this is the first communication i received since Irma about what's happening on the island.

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To all my valued friends and clients,
I can not thank you enough for your concerns and emails about our safety during Hurricane Irma and St.Martin.
As you have seen in the news, Irma made a direct hit in St.Martin on Sept 5-6. It totally devastated the island. We were lucky and only lost 3 of our 11 boats and everyone is safe.

I personally was able to get evacuated yesterday by fishing boat to St. Kitts where I was able to get on a flight to Chicago with my dog and drive a rental car to Long Island NY. I am lucky to get out with the shirt on my back and a few important belongings and papers.
My house withstood the storm with minimal damage but most others were destroyed. The night of the storm was particularly scary and the days and nights following the storm were also dangerous because of looting.
We are hoping to be back in business by the middle of December 2017 as long as the cruise ships start coming back but that all depends on how quickly the island rebuilds infrastructure.
*************************************************

he believes he could be back in business sometime this December. that would be great news considering the decimation St. Martin experienced from Irma.

sharing this to help others gain perspective on what might occur in the coming months with cruises listing St. Martin as a port.
Thanks for sharing.
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Can you tell I'm new to this!? I need to delete my 1st comment. I wrote "a extra day" instead of "an" . I have no idea how to delete the entire comment, any tips?


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Originally posted by 5-cruisers
Can you tell I'm new to this!? I need to delete my 1st comment. I wrote "a extra day" instead of "an" . I have no idea how to delete the entire comment, any tips?


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I believe the edit button is only available for a certain period of time after posting. Not sure the actual exact length of time, but I don't feel like it's very long. Not sure you can delete it entirely, but you could edit it to just say deleted which I've seen before. I'm sure you could probably contact Administration to have them remove it, but I wouldn't worry about it and the case of a versus an. It happens to us all.
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#48
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Originally posted by kc58ab
I believe the edit button is only available for a certain period of time after posting. Not sure the actual exact length of time, but I don't feel like it's very long. Not sure you can delete it entirely, but you could edit it to just say deleted which I've seen before. I'm sure you could probably contact Administration to have them remove it, but I wouldn't worry about it and the case of a versus an. It happens to us all.


Ok, I will try to edit, thank you!


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Just a thought/question: a few have suggested that if Carnival were to do a western itinerary vs an eastern, it would be cheaper and therefore, the passenger should get a refund. So based on that suggestion, if your eastern itinerary would be changed to a more expensive southern itinerary, you'd be more than willing to pay the additional upcharge?




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Those islands impacted by Irma need the port fees from the cruise ships for recovery. Thus they will try their best to have the cruise ports in tourist form.

We were in Grand Turk a few years ago soon after a hurricane. The port was open, tours were running - even while school was still being held with the student desks outside under the trees.
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#51
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Originally posted by Cruzin2paradise09
Just a thought/question: a few have suggested that if Carnival were to do a western itinerary vs an eastern, it would be cheaper and therefore, the passenger should get a refund. So based on that suggestion, if your eastern itinerary would be changed to a more expensive southern itinerary, you'd be more than willing to pay the additional upcharge?




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I think I may have said this before, I think maybe on this thread. Anyway I'll repeat.
No I wouldn't expect to pay more money to go to a more expensive itinerary. I compute this to any other purchase I made, if they cannot deliver the product or service then most expect an equal or greater value replacement.
With that said I realize the contract states they don't have to. I also understand they cannot control the weather.
To me there is a difference between missing a port and going a completely different itinerary.
Also going on a Western itinerary instead of Eastern there are many people that live in the Western side of the United States that could have done that cruise from say Galveston and drove versus Miami and had to fly.
I would purchase insurance and if given notice of this soon enough I would just cancel so it wouldn't be an issue.

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#52
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On the Sunshine Dec 9th for an 8 day Eastern. Do you think under the circumstances early saver deposits will be refunded?
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#53
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Originally posted by Twinzma
On the Sunshine Dec 9th for an 8 day Eastern. Do you think under the circumstances early saver deposits will be refunded?
No, why would they? The cruise is still on as scheduled. Even if some ports change, that’s well within the contract.
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#54
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Originally posted by Twinzma
On the Sunshine Dec 9th for an 8 day Eastern. Do you think under the circumstances early saver deposits will be refunded?


For what reason? The cruise hasn't been cancelled.


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#55
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Now "Along Comes Hurricane Maria" which could cause even more changes.
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#56
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Originally posted by OCruisers
Now "Along Comes Hurricane Maria" which could cause even more changes.


Maria already has caused itinerary changes. See Carnival's website for most recent port changes.
#57
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Originally posted by CA_Cruzing
i received an email from a local tour i have/had a reservation for on St. Martin. this is the first communication i received since Irma about what's happening on the island.

*************************************
(email received 9-14-2017)


To all my valued friends and clients,
I can not thank you enough for your concerns and emails about our safety during Hurricane Irma and St.Martin.
As you have seen in the news, Irma made a direct hit in St.Martin on Sept 5-6. It totally devastated the island. We were lucky and only lost 3 of our 11 boats and everyone is safe.

I personally was able to get evacuated yesterday by fishing boat to St. Kitts where I was able to get on a flight to Chicago with my dog and drive a rental car to Long Island NY. I am lucky to get out with the shirt on my back and a few important belongings and papers.
My house withstood the storm with minimal damage but most others were destroyed. The night of the storm was particularly scary and the days and nights following the storm were also dangerous because of looting.
We are hoping to be back in business by the middle of December 2017 as long as the cruise ships start coming back but that all depends on how quickly the island rebuilds infrastructure.
*************************************************

he believes he could be back in business sometime this December. that would be great news considering the decimation St. Martin experienced from Irma.

sharing this to help others gain perspective on what might occur in the coming months with cruises listing St. Martin as a port.


CA Cruzing , can you tell us what tour operator you are referring to?

We are hoping to book a particular tour next summer and I have wondered how they might have been impacted by this storm. The devastation in St Maarten is heartbreaking and I have wondered how residents will get back on their feet again. If he lost only 3 of 11 boats, well I guess that is a good thing. At least he has something left to start his business back up again. But what a horror overall, for all the people living in these devastated islands. My heart goes out to all of them.
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#58
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Originally posted by luckybecky
CA Cruzing , can you tell us what tour operator you are referring to?

We are hoping to book a particular tour next summer and I have wondered how they might have been impacted by this storm. The devastation in St Maarten is heartbreaking and I have wondered how residents will get back on their feet again. If he lost only 3 of 11 boats, well I guess that is a good thing. At least he has something left to start his business back up again. But what a horror overall, for all the people living in these devastated islands. My heart goes out to all of them.
Happy to, http://www.soualigadestinations.com/...s/Welcome.html

Was really looking forward to this excursion. It's the best on SM.

Hopefully you'll be able to enjoy it on your cruise. We'll be back another time and book with him again.
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Originally posted by CA_Cruzing
Happy to, http://www.soualigadestinations.com/...s/Welcome.html

Was really looking forward to this excursion. It's the best on SM.

Hopefully you'll be able to enjoy it on your cruise. We'll be back another time and book with him again.


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