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Originally posted by smalltimecruiser100
I just checked with Bridget from Royal Caribbean and said the the Rhapsody is not scheduled for dry dock in 11/2019 as of today so I question the OP's original posting(maybe with other ships as well) unless can name their source of reference on original posting.
Oasis and Navigator's dry dock dates mentioned in the OP are correct.
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Originally posted by OfTheSeasCruiser
Oasis and Navigator's dry dock dates mentioned in the OP are correct.
How about the Rhapsody which we(9 with 4 cabins booked) are on in Nov 2019? Hey the OP says one thing and Bridget from RCCL says differently about the Rhapsody. Who am I surpose to believe???? and yes I know I'm a year and a half out but right now we are all on the same deck near each other.
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Originally posted by smalltimecruiser100
How about the Rhapsody which we(9 with 4 cabins booked) are on in Nov 2019? Hey the OP says one thing and Bridget from RCCL says differently about the Rhapsody. Who am I surpose to believe???? and yes I know I'm a year and a half out but right now we are all on the same deck near each other.
I don't know the OP sources, but the reason I mentioned Oasis and Navigator is because those dry docks are common knowledge. Regarding Rhapsody, I see a gap from 10/26/19 to 11/9/19, which would be enough time for a dry dock. I don't know why the OP is talking about Rhapsody cancellations.
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Rhapsody’s last drydock was November 2016. I remember the chief posting that once a ship hits a certain age they need to undergo a drydock every 2 1/2 years. Not sure how much leeway there is on that 2 1/2 years but there’s definitely a gap in her schedule that could accommodate a drydock. Some drydocks are short. It depends on what they want to do.
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Originally posted by Ourusualbeach
Rhapsody’s last drydock was November 2016. I remember the chief posting that once a ship hits a certain age they need to undergo a drydock every 2 1/2 years.
I believe that it's at 20 yrs old when that starts - all Vision class are now of that vintage. Grandeur is already on that schedule.
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Originally posted by OfTheSeasCruiser
I don't know why the OP is talking about Rhapsody cancellations.
Like a stock short seller, he's betting on the negative.
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Originally posted by Biker19
I believe that it's at 20 yrs old when that starts - all Vision class are now of that vintage. Grandeur is already on that schedule.
Thanks. Couldn’t remember if it was 15 or 20.

Also just found out that it is 2 inspections (drydocks) every 5 years with a maximum time between inspections of 36 months.

This means that the projected Oct/November drydock for Rhapsody meets the requirements as her last drydock was Nov. 2016.
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Originally posted by Ourusualbeach
All of Allures April 2020 Caribbean sailings have been cancelled. Looks like they are adjusting her itineraries so she can do the Westbound TA in April. Whether or not the drydock is in the spring or fall remains to be seen.

Anyone booked on those April cruises should just wait until Royal calls with an offer to move you to a different date. If you move on your own before the call you won’t get any compensation.


Gay posted in our RollCall that her TA got a call from RCI and that they told the TA that the April ‘20 cruises for the Allure were not canceled. They said that it was a problem with their website. (I’m just shocked! SHOCKED!!! )
What do you say, Ourusualbeach?


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Originally posted by CookieDiva
Gay posted in our RollCall that her TA got a call from RCI and that they told the TA that the April ‘20 cruises for the Allure were not canceled. They said that it was a problem with their website. (I’m just shocked! SHOCKED!!! )
What do you say, Ourusualbeach?


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I say if you trust what the reps tell you then I have a bridge in New York that I can sell you.

I’ve been through this before. The reps know nothing until the redeployment department in Miami releases the information. I’ve actually been told in one case that the bookings were closed because they were assigning the crew to cabins.

I don’t blame the TA, they are just passing on incorrect information. Every year probably close to a dozen ships get chartered/redeployed and you see the same comments posted here about the reps telling them it’s nothing and they are just doing inventory maintenance. Hang tight and wait for Royal to notify you before you cancel.
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Originally posted by Ourusualbeach
I say if you trust what the reps tell you then I have a bridge in New York that I can sell you....

...Hang tight and wait for Royal to notify you before you cancel.

I was very involved with a Disney message board for years. Believe me, I’ve had much experience with the posters knowing things long in advance of the Disney cast members. I figured that it was very similar with RCI and the CC boards.
I’m not canceling anything yet. As you’re aware, I have a long time to wait.
Thanks!

PS - Mind if I call you Ken? I see other posters doing so.
I’m Beth, btw.



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Originally posted by CookieDiva
I was very involved with a Disney message board for years. Believe me, I’ve had much experience with the posters knowing things long in advance of the Disney cast members. I figured that it was very similar with RCI and the CC boards.
I’m not canceling anything yet. As you’re aware, I have a long time to wait.
Thanks!

PS - Mind if I call you Ken? I see other posters doing so.
I’m Beth, btw.



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You can absolutely call me Ken.
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Originally posted by Ourusualbeach
I say if you trust what the reps tell you then I have a bridge in New York that I can sell you.

I’ve been through this before. The reps know nothing until the redeployment department in Miami releases the information. I’ve actually been told in one case that the bookings were closed because they were assigning the crew to cabins.

I don’t blame the TA, they are just passing on incorrect information. Every year probably close to a dozen ships get chartered/redeployed and you see the same comments posted here about the reps telling them it’s nothing and they are just doing inventory maintenance. Hang tight and wait for Royal to notify you before you cancel.
Yeah, really. Couple years ago learned about my 13n Rhapsody Repo being canceled here on CC. Jumped on the Alternate ship Royal was offering OBC, scored a prime Aft/corner Cabin on Serenade all before cabins got scooped up. This 2 weeks before received the Official Royal statement from that Rhap was canceled with Serenade being the offered alt ship...
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Originally posted by ONECRUISER
Yeah, really. Couple years ago learned about my 13n Rhapsody Repo being canceled here on CC. Jumped on the Alternate ship Royal was offering OBC, scored a prime Aft/corner Cabin on Serenade all before cabins got scooped up. This 2 weeks before received the Official Royal statement from that Rhap was canceled with Serenade being the offered alt ship...


Did you get any compensation from RCI since you booked before they let you know officially about the cancellation of your Repo?


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Originally posted by Ourusualbeach
Thanks. Couldn’t remember if it was 15 or 20.

Also just found out that it is 2 inspections (drydocks) every 5 years with a maximum time between inspections of 36 months.

This means that the projected Oct/November drydock for Rhapsody meets the requirements as her last drydock was Nov. 2016.
Yes, it's not defined as "every 2.5 years", but as "twice in 5 years", with as you say, a maximum of 36 months between, so it could be 2 years then 3 years, or 3 years and then 2 years, or any time in between. And, it is at 15 years that the allowance to do underwater inspections in lieu of the mid-period drydock starts, so the mid-period drydocks begin at 17.5 +- years. The 5 year interval has leeway on the earlier side, but not on the later side. Certificates (and the ship's ability to sail) run out on a drop dead date based on the last 5 year docking.
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Beth when she called and told me that, I said to myself, that is nonsense I rely more on the information I get from CC then what the cruise. lines tell my TA or myself. Our cruise you and I were booked for, April 26th, 2020. apparently is still showing on the Web Site my TA uses

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Originally posted by LXA350
Arent there also rumours around that Rhapsody is supposed to leave the fleet?
Been around for a while.

I've had two TA's on her cancelled

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Originally posted by CookieDiva
Did you get any compensation from RCI since you booked before they let you know officially about the cancellation of your Repo?


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Yes was able. They just switched my lost cruise Confirmation # to the new cruise. Used same Royal Planner over 4yrs, just had text & he took care of it. Serenade was the only cruise replacement offered, price protected so actually saved $1200 over what Serenade Repo was going for at the time. Lost one nite, only 12 when Rhap was to be 13nite. Both cabins were Aft Jr Suites & got $450 OBC...
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Originally posted by ONECRUISER
Yes was able. They just switched my lost cruise Confirmation # to the new cruise.
I hope that it's so easy for me. But I have the added element of being booked through RCI for our original cruise and booking with a TA for the second cruise.

Talk about 1st world problems. Spending so much time and concern over who will service our cruise planning - the company or our TA.

Yes, I obsess too much.
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