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2 hours ago, tallnthensome said:

That weak ass offer from Carnival is exactly why I cancelled. Before anyone says they'll simply fill this cabin you should see what they are asking for this particular "adjusted" 5 day cruise that goes to blah Carnival and GC now ..... $674 PP for an OV cabin .......for 5 days and two ports! Now that's laughable! Good luck filling those cabins at those prices for that new crappy itinerary ..... less that 60 days out as well. $200 OBC ..... laughable..... nuts. 

 

While I don't have a dog in the fight (my next cruise isn't until November...and Cuba isn't/wasn't on the itinerary), I have to say that I am really surprised by Carnival's less than adequate (IMHO) handling of this situation....especially, in light of how their competition is responding to the same scenario.

 

Historically, I have sailed almost exclusively with Carnival due to their willingness to make things right when bad things occur.  In my personal experience, they have usually gone above and beyond when the proverbial feces hit the oscillator.  

 

Hopefully, this isn't an indication of how they're going to handle this type of situation in the future.

 

Garnett

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On 6/5/2019 at 5:14 PM, All4fun&fun4all said:

We are booked for September of next year so it should be a while before we hear what our new itinerary will be.  Part of me is hoping they keep Key West and maybe add Freeport.  I have been wanting to go to Dead Man's Reef in Freeport.  I love Key West.  Although we are just going to keep our sailing date/ship/cabin.  We picked the cabin because it is unique on the Sunshine (Cabin 10107).  The sailing date falls on our anniversary and the ship leaves from here at home.  Waiting to see what other folks on the Sunshine get rerouted to.

We are also sailing September, 2020. I checked the Carnival website this afternoon and our itinerary has been changed from Cuba and Key West to Nassau and Princess Cay.  The rate we booked to go to Cuba is a premium rate to make Nassau the port of call. I'll be watching for a decrease in rates on what is now a Bahama cruise! ☹️   

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20 minutes ago, N7786W Flyer said:

 

While I don't have a dog in the fight (my next cruise isn't until November...and Cuba isn't/wasn't on the itinerary), I have to say that I am really surprised by Carnival's less than adequate (IMHO) handling of this situation....especially, in light of how their competition is responding to the same scenario.

 

Historically, I have sailed almost exclusively with Carnival due to their willingness to make things right when bad things occur.  In my personal experience, they have usually gone above and beyond when the proverbial feces hit the oscillator.  

 

Hopefully, this isn't an indication of how they're going to handle this type of situation in the future.

 

Garnett

Exactly ...... it’s simply sad and surprising at the same time. Enough so to me to not only cancel this cruise and next years out of spite over it ..... Am I bitter? Yes, to a degree.

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Greetings all , been a very long time since I sailed carnival. 

Friends of mine were booked on the 8/17 Cuba and were certainly bummed .. 

im not sure what their current offer is but I must tell you last night I was curious to the rates for adjusted ports and saw very little change.from what they paid 

This am I looked and I had a crazy offer for casino (was not there yesterday ) rate I could not pass .. so I booked ..  the nutty things are 

1 I haven’t sailed in years

2 when I did I used to play in casino but never got comped for anything big, really if I want to gamble I go to Vegas 

It might mean they are experiencing some fallout ...

anyway looking forward to sailing ccl again 

 

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Since I believe cruise contracts state that they can change ports of call if necessary, I believe they probably did not have to offer anything, including refunds.  So, I am very happy that I was able to cancel and get a refund of my deposit.  However, if Carnival had offered what some other cruise lines offered - a 50% refund, plus a 50% credit for a future cruise, I would not have cancelled, and I would have gone ahead with my cruise, even though it was going somewhere I was not interested in visiting.  I could still relax and enjoy the ship, the food, the shows, etc.  I'm very disappointed that I won't get to visit Cuba, but there is nothing I can do about it except find another interesting place to visit instead.  Maybe some day - - - !

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On ‎6‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 4:03 PM, lasvegascruising said:

I was waiting at the FLL airport on May 11 to fly home when I started talking two a mother and son who had just finished their Carnival cruise to Cuba that same day and were flying home also.  The mother told me that she had to take her own toilet tissue off the ship to use in the restrooms in Cuba.  I was shocked.  They said it was beautiful but very sad. 

BINGO!!! Welcome to the real Cuba!

I understand the frustration, but there are others beautiful places in the Caribbean to go on cruises. 

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On ‎6‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 4:21 PM, beacha said:

American citizens won’t be able to go at all. It’s not just cruises.

My DH still have family there, we can go if we want to 

But because we know the real Cuba is a BIG NO for us.

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10 hours ago, Isasprings said:

BINGO!!! Welcome to the real Cuba!

I understand the frustration, but there are others beautiful places in the Caribbean to go on cruises. 

 

Believe it or not some people travel to see interesting/unique places, not just to relax at a resort

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