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To remind cruisers that we live in interesting times, some Inside pp fares:

 

March 18th, Voyager of the Seas, 10 nights Islands, $775

March 20th, Celebrity Solstice, 12 nights Qld & NZ, $982

March 21st, Ruby Princess, 14 nights Fiji, $ 989

March 22nd, Carnival Splendor, 12 nights Fiji, $792

April 1st, Queen Elizabeth, 11 nights NZ, $949

April 14th, Pacific Explorer, 10 nights Islands, $599

May 12th, Sapphire Princess, 10 nights Coral Coast, $664

 

As far as I can see, these fares are everywhere.

 

Those are some remarkable fares (if the ports are open).

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5 minutes ago, SinbadThePorter said:

To remind cruisers that we live in interesting times, some Inside pp fares:

 

March 18th, Voyager of the Seas, 10 nights Islands, $775

 

 

As far as I can see, these fares are everywhere.

 

Those are some remarkable fares (if the ports are open).

 

 

I think you have marked these fare up wrong.

I think it should be this.

March 18th, Voyager of the Seas, 10 nights + 14 nights + Islands, $775

 

 

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6 minutes ago, amatuercruiser said:

 

 

I think you have marked these fare up wrong.

I think it should be this.

March 18th, Voyager of the Seas, 10 nights + 14 nights + Islands, $775

 

 

Wish we didn't have to pay another $700 pp to get to and from the port otherwise we would be onboard 😞 

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1 hour ago, amatuercruiser said:

I think you have marked these fare up wrong.

I think it should be this.

March 18th, Voyager of the Seas, 10 nights + 14 nights + Islands, $775

 

I think they've learned from the Diamond Princess debacle. They won't quarantine the ship. If there is an outbreak of corona on board they would more than likely turn back home and offload the passengers into the Australian hospital system. From there most would just be sent home and a few stay to be treated.

 

The more likely event is of the ports in the South Pacific being closed to cruise ships.

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23 minutes ago, Embl said:

Can someone please advise what the Cunard gratuities are so that I can work out if the deals are as good as they seem.

15% on purchases such as drinks. Daily is about US13 depending on cabin class. Their web site should have the correct amounts.

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5 hours ago, lyndarra said:

15% on purchases such as drinks. Daily is about US13 depending on cabin class. Their web site should have the correct amounts.

Correct,

for drinks there is a charge of 15%,

for Daily gratuities it is $13.50 USD pp per day for Grill Suites and $11.50 USD for the Britania staterooms.

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1 minute ago, Embl said:

I was hoping that Royal Caribbean would have some cheaper sailings comparable with some of the other lines.

Has anyone seen any or have I just missed them?

Ten day cruise on the ovation of the seas departing 23rd of March from Sydney.

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Carnival are showing $659 for 8 nights to New Cal for a balcony.  When I try and book, the price jumps back up to $959.  I called Carnival, and the guy said the $959 was the correct price.  I said I'd think it over seeing as I'm booked on the August 31st cruise.  $659 would've been a steal!

 

 

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On 3/6/2020 at 1:18 PM, SinbadThePorter said:

To remind cruisers that we live in interesting times, some Inside pp fares:

 

March 18th, Voyager of the Seas, 10 nights Islands, $775

March 20th, Celebrity Solstice, 12 nights Qld & NZ, $982

March 21st, Ruby Princess, 14 nights Fiji, $ 989

March 22nd, Carnival Splendor, 12 nights Fiji, $792

April 1st, Queen Elizabeth, 11 nights NZ, $949

April 14th, Pacific Explorer, 10 nights Islands, $599

May 12th, Sapphire Princess, 10 nights Coral Coast, $664

 

As far as I can see, these fares are everywhere.

 

Those are some remarkable fares (if the ports are open).

Unfortunately, nervous people like me will never cruise in an inside cabin again (even for free).  It is a bit like once you've flown even basic business class, it is impossible to go back to economy.  It is now impossible for me to not know what I know.

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5 minutes ago, MMDown Under said:

Unfortunately, nervous people like me will never cruise in an inside cabin again (even for free).  It is a bit like once you've flown even basic business class, it is impossible to go back to economy.  It is now impossible for me to not know what I know.

I don't get why you would be nervous about an inside cabin. I can understand the desire for space and perhaps even daylight but I don't see that inside is any more dangerous than a balcony or oceanview. I would certainly take an inside cabin for free and would even be prepared to pay for it.

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16 minutes ago, nnps said:

I don't get why you would be nervous about an inside cabin. I can understand the desire for space and perhaps even daylight but I don't see that inside is any more dangerous than a balcony or oceanview. I would certainly take an inside cabin for free and would even be prepared to pay for it.

That is good, because the cruise lines will be counting on it.  I have cruised on more than my share of inside cabins.

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At any other time this one I received today would look attractive. Might bookmark it.

 

PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

• Return international flights
• Hotel stays in Istanbul before & after your cruise
• 9-night MSC Fantasia cruise from Istanbul to Piraeus, Corfu, Bari, Trieste, Katakolon, Kusadasi & return to Istanbul
• All meals and entertainment included onboard the ship
• Oceanview upgrade beginning from $23 per person, per night!
• Depart 6 April 2021
 

16 NIGHT FLY, STAY & CRUISE HOLIDAY PACKAGE FROM $2,899PP

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1 hour ago, lyndarra said:

At any other time this one I received today would look attractive. Might bookmark it.

 

 

 

PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

 

• Return international flights
• Hotel stays in Istanbul before & after your cruise
• 9-night MSC Fantasia cruise from Istanbul to Piraeus, Corfu, Bari, Trieste, Katakolon, Kusadasi & return to Istanbul
• All meals and entertainment included onboard the ship
• Oceanview upgrade beginning from $23 per person, per night!
• Depart 6 April 2021
 

 

 

 

 

16 NIGHT FLY, STAY & CRUISE HOLIDAY PACKAGE FROM $2,899PP

 

 

A little to early for me to consider booking a cruise.😞

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2 hours ago, lyndarra said:

At any other time this one I received today would look attractive. Might bookmark it.

 

 

 

PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

 

• Return international flights
• Hotel stays in Istanbul before & after your cruise
• 9-night MSC Fantasia cruise from Istanbul to Piraeus, Corfu, Bari, Trieste, Katakolon, Kusadasi & return to Istanbul
• All meals and entertainment included onboard the ship
• Oceanview upgrade beginning from $23 per person, per night!
• Depart 6 April 2021
 

 

 

 

 

16 NIGHT FLY, STAY & CRUISE HOLIDAY PACKAGE FROM $2,899PP

 

 

They want full payment upfront - with all the issues people are having getting refunds I personally will look very carefully in the future at cancellations fees etc. I don't think I could pay a non-refundable deposit of a large amount ever again.

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19 hours ago, Cruisegroover said:

They want full payment upfront - with all the issues people are having getting refunds I personally will look very carefully in the future at cancellations fees etc. I don't think I could pay a non-refundable deposit of a large amount ever again.

Have you travelled with MSC previously???!!!

my friend went wth them from Marsailles to Durban last year, worst wxperience of her life, she is an extremely well travelled lady on land and sea and said NEVER again

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For anyone interested (and game!!).....

 

Carnival Splendor

12 Oct 2020 - 9 nights.

Sydney to the islands and back (Noumea, Lifou, Mare, Isle of Pines)

Inside - $539 per person

Balcony (Guar) - $913 per person 

Aft view extended balcony - $1184 per person

Grand Suite - $2071 per person (if I was to do it, I would book this!!)

 

On that Oz site. 

 

Will the islands be open again by then? ......who knows. 

 

At least you get to buy some duty free grog on board!!

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Yeah, the cruise lines have been really lax about this - though of course it's in their economic interest.

 

What they should do is operate a trust program for any cruises in the next year, that if the passenger is eligible for a refund, it gets refunded immediately by the escrow operator. None of this 6 months wait.

 

I'm not willing to put funds into something with such uncertainty that if it falls through I'm then at even more risk and hassle of getting the money back.

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