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July-October 2021 Canada and NE Schedule Released

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8 minutes ago, CineGraphic said:

Thanks, both of you!

Any idea when we can start booking?

 

No word yet. I’ll let you know when I do find out.

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12 minutes ago, Italy52 said:

Thanks!  Any word on Alaska 2021?  You know me, just had to ask. 😀

Nope - it has to be next right?

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1 minute ago, Coral said:

Nope - it has to be next right?

I sure hope so. 

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3 hours ago, CineGraphic said:

Thanks, both of you!

Any idea when we can start booking?

Canada/NE will be available for booking Sept 18. Maybe Elites Sept 17(?) but don’t quote me on it yet.

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I am wondering what NCF means it is the last column of the fare download after the taxes and port fees.

 

Any ideas anyone?

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41 minutes ago, sewgood said:

I am wondering what NCF means it is the last column of the fare download after the taxes and port fees.

 

Any ideas anyone?

NCF is travel agent talk. It means the amount of the fare that is non-commisionable. (Can't earn commission on.) The prices shown on Coral's download is a travel agent copy of the fares.

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18 minutes ago, idahospud said:

NCF is travel agent talk. It means the amount of the fare that is non-commisionable. (Can't earn commission on.) The prices shown on Coral's download is a travel agent copy of the fares.

Thank you Idahospud.

Since the price is under the US system I just wanted to make sure that it was not something that was added onto the fare.

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11 hours ago, CineGraphic said:

Thanks, both of you!

Any idea when we can start booking?

September 18.

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Interesting that it has Sky Princess doing a 7-night Canada/New England on 10/30 and doesn't have the 5-night that usually ends the season to get it on the right day for the 10-night positioning cruise to Ft. Lauderdale (Thursday out of NYC to put it in FLL on Sunday - Regal Princess has been doing it for the last few years, Sky Princess in 2020). Even if they weren't announcing the positioning cruise yet (since that's normally considered a winter Caribbean cruise), you'd think the 5-night would be there. So this seems to imply a change in the schedule that's existed for the last few years.

 

And before there are comments about it doesn't need 10-nights to get to Ft. Lauderdale, due to the PVSA, the ship needs to go via one of the ABC islands (or South America but it's always been an ABC island in recent memory) to be legal to carry passengers from New York to Ft. Lauderdale. You could probably get that down to eight nights by cutting out all port calls except whichever ABC island it goes to but that would be a tough cruise to sell.

 

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43 minutes ago, lstone19 said:

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And before there are comments about it doesn't need 10-nights to get to Ft. Lauderdale, due to the PVSA, the ship needs to go via one of the ABC islands (or South America but it's always been an ABC island in recent memory) to be legal to carry passengers from New York to Ft. Lauderdale. You could probably get that down to eight nights by cutting out all port calls except whichever ABC island it goes to but that would be a tough cruise to sell.

 

Why does a ship need to go as far as the ABC Islands to fulfill the PVSA requirement?  Seems like Bermuda or the Bahamas or Turks & Caicos or Cayman Islands or Dominica etc could fulfill the same purpose.  

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1 minute ago, BarbinMich said:

Why does a ship need to go as far as the ABC Islands to fulfill the PVSA requirement?  Seems like Bermuda or the Bahamas or Turks & Caicos or Cayman Islands or Dominica etc could fulfill the same purpose.  

 

Because that's what the PVSA says. The PVSA clearly spells out that such a cruise needs to visit a "distant foreign port" and defines what a "distant foreign port" is. The ABC islands meet the definition of distant foreign port; the others you mention do not meet the definition of distant foreign port.

 

In short, a distant foreign port is one on another continent. For that purpose, the ABC islands are considered South America. All other Caribbean islands are considered North America as is all of Central America (which is why Panama Canal full transits usually go to Cartagena and/or one of the ABC islands - Panama itself does not meet the requirement).

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Has there been an official announcement from Princess about these cruises?  Seems something should have been announced by now. Thanks.

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5 hours ago, BabsinTX said:

Has there been an official announcement from Princess about these cruises?  Seems something should have been announced by now. Thanks.

Open for bookings on Sept 18.

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Related sort of - any word on when Australia April 2021 and later will be released?.  Hoping for a trans-pacific about mid-April.

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