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Splendor still in Long Beach

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My ex is on the Splendor and they are still docked in Long Beach. The Captain announced they are having engine issues.

Cabo is the first port on Monday and I'm sure if they aren't able to get moving soon, it's going to alter the itinerary.

 

Everything is as normal on the ship except the shops and Casino are closed.

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Got an update, they will stay docked until 5:00am tomorrow and then move so the Imagination/Inspiration ( don't know which one) can debark passengers. They are flying in a technician to work on the issue. They will not be going to Mazatlan but will go to Cabo & Puerto Vallarta.

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Thanks for posting....we are to be on next week.  Hope they get it fixed!

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Does the ship still have bad mojo from the fire in 2010 ?  We are booked at the end of July on the splendor.  Makes me nervous.  

 

I wasn't going to buy trip insurance, but I think we may need it now.

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Thanks for the news.

I woke up a few minutes ago (6:18 am now) and saw the Splendor anchored in Long Beach Harbor.  The Imagination is docked where she is supposed to be.

 

I hope that they get the Splendor repaired fast!

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Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, shof515 said:

 

 

 

$50.00 OBC for converting a 7 day cruise into a 6 day cruise and skipping a port (assuming they will be able to make the repairs today and leave Long Beach today) is an insult!

At a minimum there should be a discount on a future cruise.

Edited by Hobie

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3 minutes ago, Hobie said:

$50.00 OBC for converting a 7 day cruise into a 6 day cruise and skipping a port (assuming they will be able to make the repairs today and leave Long Beach today) is an insult!

At a minimum there should be a discount on a future cruise.

They still got a 7 day cruise as they embarked yesterday as usual, they just haven't sailed away yet but all of the ship services like dining, shows and music venues were operating as usual. They even had the sail away deck party. The only difference is they are not moving.

I think out of the three ports, they decided to skip the best one.

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17 minutes ago, tonit964 said:

They still got a 7 day cruise as they embarked yesterday as usual, they just haven't sailed away yet but all of the ship services like dining, shows and music venues were operating as usual. They even had the sail away deck party. The only difference is they are not moving.

I think out of the three ports, they decided to skip the best one.

The Casino is NOT open.

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5 minutes ago, repo-cruiser said:

The Casino is NOT open.

Correct, the casino and shops are not open as I stated in my original post. I'm not sure if that qualifies for a future cruise credit though.

It will if they can't get the problem fixed and the cruise is canceled. I do feel bad for everyone, especially the new cruisers. In all my cruises, I've been lucky not to have had this ever happen. Have missed ports though.

Let's hope they'll be on their way soon.

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8 hours ago, Hobie said:

$50.00 OBC for converting a 7 day cruise into a 6 day cruise and skipping a port (assuming they will be able to make the repairs today and leave Long Beach today) is an insult!

At a minimum there should be a discount on a future cruise.

 

I always have travel insurance and they can reimburse me MORE then what carnival can do. this is why you always need travel insurance

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There is one third party policy brand out there, Nationwide, that reimburses for missed port  inconvenience, itinerary changes and prepaid excursions. But those items are not typically covered in the majority of trip policies.

 

Splendor pax with a Nationwide policy are eligible for a $200-$250 benefit because the ship left port more than 3 hours late, plus the cost of any NR excursions up to $1000.  

 

Other brands do not typically cover this type of event; one must read the fine print and know what you are purchasing.

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22 hours ago, Hobie said:

$50.00 OBC for converting a 7 day cruise into a 6 day cruise and skipping a port (assuming they will be able to make the repairs today and leave Long Beach today) is an insult!

At a minimum there should be a discount on a future cruise.

They still get a 7 day cruise just miss a port so far, still get all the food and entertainment. Think $ 50 is reasonable as long as ship gets moving and only miss one port

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1 hour ago, Micah's Grandad said:

They still get a 7 day cruise just miss a port so far, still get all the food and entertainment. Think $ 50 is reasonable as long as ship gets moving and only miss one port

 

Not quite...from what I understand, the casino and all the shops were closed for the duration that the ship was anchored.  A minor inconvenience for some, but a major inconvenience, if you're a gambler, for others.

 

Garnett

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2 hours ago, cherylandtk said:

There is one third party policy brand out there, Nationwide, that reimburses for missed port  inconvenience, itinerary changes and prepaid excursions. But those items are not typically covered in the majority of trip policies.

 

Splendor pax with a Nationwide policy are eligible for a $200-$250 benefit because the ship left port more than 3 hours late, plus the cost of any NR excursions up to $1000.  

 

Other brands do not typically cover this type of event; one must read the fine print and know what you are purchasing.

 

CSA Insurance (I purchased it through insuremytrip dot com) also does this... we missed Key West after Hurricane Irma came calling in 2017 and ended up getting reimbursed almost $500 for both of us.

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I believe CSA is now Generali Global insurance; I do not see a missed port coverage in their current offerings. But thanks for mentioning your past experiences.  Coverages and policies are frequently modified and one must check the details every time, even when purchasing the ‘same’ policy as before.

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On 5/26/2019 at 9:30 AM, tonit964 said:

Correct, the casino and shops are not open as I stated in my original post. I'm not sure if that qualifies for a future cruise credit though.

It will if they can't get the problem fixed and the cruise is canceled. I do feel bad for everyone, especially the new cruisers. In all my cruises, I've been lucky not to have had this ever happen. Have missed ports though.

Let's hope they'll be on their way soon.

 Any updates since they set sail?

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Posted (edited)
7 hours ago, Ranyw said:

 Any updates since they set sail?

The Splendor was on it's way around 2:00pm Sunday. They are in Cabo today and the ship tracker I use shows they are just rounding the arch, almost there.

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On 5/25/2019 at 10:33 PM, Ranyw said:

Does the ship still have bad mojo from the fire in 2010 ?  We are booked at the end of July on the splendor.  Makes me nervous.  

 

I wasn't going to buy trip insurance, but I think we may need it now.

I was told by the Captain, while taking the Behind the fun Tour on the Splendor in December of 2009 (the cruise when the ship hit the dock in Puerto Vallarta and we had to stay an extra day while they repaired it and we missed Mazatlan) that the ship is cursed.  

 

But it is my favorite Carnival ship!  We sail again on Aug. 31st!  so sad she is leaving Long Beach but also excited for our Jan. 2020 cruise on the new Panorama.  image.png.d2ec6725eb2e3fb61128ec9f191b43d6.png

Edited by SarahJeanneSays
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Of course the Captain who hit a dock would blame it on a cursed ship!

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