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happy Allure coming back Wednesday. This means we can ride out the storm at home, make sure fur babies are ok, and then  hopefully get to the port for a shortened cruise...Right Decision Royal....so happy

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So since they are issuing fcc which expire in a year, will travel insurance reimburse us the cost of the cruise. 

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Coco cay is my favorite. But it will be the shortest cruise in history lol but they are at least offering a refund for 2 nights and a future cruise credit . I live local to the port so I think it will be worth it 

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Anyone have any news on Empress? We are sitting in Cozumel overnight. We are suppose to return Sunday, but after seeing the Allure/Harmony changes, I don't believe we are returning either.

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4 minutes ago, irishgal432 said:

So since they are issuing fcc which expire in a year, will travel insurance reimburse us the cost of the cruise. 

 

That is a question for your insurance company.

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3 minutes ago, Beachammo said:

Anyone have any news on Empress? We are sitting in Cozumel overnight. We are suppose to return Sunday, but after seeing the Allure/Harmony changes, I don't believe we are returning either.

We’re supposed to be getting on Empress 9/1 and no news yet! Doesn’t seem promising 😩

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7 minutes ago, irishgal432 said:

So since they are issuing fcc which expire in a year, will travel insurance reimburse us the cost of the cruise. 

FCC typically only has to be applied within a year.  The sailing date can be much further out.

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2 minutes ago, May26 said:

We’re supposed to be getting on Empress 9/1 and no news yet! Doesn’t seem promising 😩

 

10pm update still not available on Royal's site?

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I'm a little surprised they said Wed when so far the local weather guys on the 11pm news have said we might not be clear of it until Thursday. They didn't specify wind speed so maybe the forecast is for it to breakdown enough that it's just a lot of rain Wed but not much wind? 

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Just updated

 

Empress 8/24/19 Sailing

We’re extending this sailing and will return on Wednesday, 9/4/19. We have added a visit to Roatan on 8/31/19. We’ll then have two sea days and visit Nassau on 9/3/19, before returning to Miami on 09/04/19.

DATES DAY ORIGINAL ITINERARY REVISED
ITINERARY
8/24 Saturday Miami, Florida Miami, Florida
8/25 Sunday Key West, Florida Key West, Florida
8/26 Monday Cruising Cruising
8/27 Tuesday Costa Maya, Mexico Costa Maya, Mexico
8/28 Wednesday Belize City, Belize Belize City, Belize
8/29 Thursday Cozumel, Mexico Cozumel, Mexico
8/30 Friday Cozumel, Mexico Cozumel, Mexico
8/31 Saturday Cruising Roatan, Honduras
9/01 Sunday Miami, Florida Cruising
9/02 Monday - Cruising
9/03 Tuesday - Nassau, Bahamas
9/04 Wednesday - Miami, Florida

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I don't know how many times per minute I refresh their site looking for updates.

 

Sail Sat 8/31, no update yet but original return was Tuesday. All others are now back Wednesday so I would expect at least that. More important is when they plan on closing Port of Miami and if ship will even sail on Saturday. Board flight tomorrow afternoon and rather not get stuck in Florida for storm with no way back to NY.

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In the 10pm update it has Symphony now staying out until next Wednesday but not returning this Saturday 8/31 to pickup/disembark passengers, looks like it is canceled.

 

Symphony 8/24/19 Sailing

We’ve replaced our visit to CocoCay with Nassau, Bahamas, and extended our sailing.

DATES DAY ORIGINAL ITINERARY REVISED
ITINERARY
8/24 Saturday Miami, Florida Miami, Florida
8/25 Sunday Cruising Cruising
8/26 Monday Cruising Cruising
8/27 Tuesday San Juan, Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
8/28 Wednesday Labadee, Haiti Labadee, Haiti
8/29 Thursday Cruising Cruising
8/30 Friday Nassau, Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
8/31 Saturday Miami, Florida Cruising
9/01 Sunday - Cruising
9/02 Monday - Cozumel, Mexico
9/03 Tuesday - Cruising
9/04 Wednesday - Miami, Florida

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Beachammo said:

Just updated

 

Empress 8/24/19 Sailing

We’re extending this sailing and will return on Wednesday, 9/4/19. We have added a visit to Roatan on 8/31/19. We’ll then have two sea days and visit Nassau on 9/3/19, before returning to Miami on 09/04/19.

DATES DAY ORIGINAL ITINERARY REVISED
ITINERARY
8/24 Saturday Miami, Florida Miami, Florida
8/25 Sunday Key West, Florida Key West, Florida
8/26 Monday Cruising Cruising
8/27 Tuesday Costa Maya, Mexico Costa Maya, Mexico
8/28 Wednesday Belize City, Belize Belize City, Belize
8/29 Thursday Cozumel, Mexico Cozumel, Mexico
8/30 Friday Cozumel, Mexico Cozumel, Mexico
8/31 Saturday Cruising Roatan, Honduras
9/01 Sunday Miami, Florida Cruising
9/02 Monday - Cruising
9/03 Tuesday - Nassau, Bahamas
9/04 Wednesday - Miami, Florida

 

How is mom doing?

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Ugh, this is disappointing news for 9/1 Empress! Does anyone know if RCI will pay for the extra nights of hotel in Miami? If our flight isn’t canceled, we’re arriving Saturday evening from Seattle and have just that night of hotel booked. We can’t change the flight/ hotel either because we’re cheapos who settled for the lowest $ non-refundable options! 🤣

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6 minutes ago, May26 said:

Ugh, this is disappointing news for 9/1 Empress! Does anyone know if RCI will pay for the extra nights of hotel in Miami? If our flight isn’t canceled, we’re arriving Saturday evening from Seattle and have just that night of hotel booked. We can’t change the flight/ hotel either because we’re cheapos who settled for the lowest $ non-refundable options! 🤣

 

Which airline? Most (all?) are letting you reschedule flights for no fee regardless of purchased fare. I don't see royal paying for your hotel, travel insurance might. But I would reschedule the flight if I were you. I would not want to ride this out in a hotel if I could help it - especially since one of the models have it going further south. 

 

I say this as a central Florida native that isn't leaving her place, though I'm further in than John 😉

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23 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

How is mom doing?

 

Doing well and excited about having a few extra days.....

 

Thanks for asking.....

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16 minutes ago, smplybcause said:

 

Which airline? Most (all?) are letting you reschedule flights for no fee regardless of purchased fare. I don't see royal paying for your hotel, travel insurance might. But I would reschedule the flight if I were you. I would not want to ride this out in a hotel if I could help it - especially since one of the models have it going further south. 

 

I say this as a central Florida native that isn't leaving her place, though I'm further in than John 😉

Thanks for your thoughts! We bought the super saver fare from Alaska, and they’re not allowing “free” changes unless you’re scheduled for 9/1 or 9/2, and ours is on 8/31. We’re not sure what we’re going to do yet, but will keep monitoring the developments!

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22 minutes ago, twodaywonder said:

Do I read it correctly. You do NOT receive back the tax and fees? Port charges?

 

Well probably get port charges for Nassau as seperate OBC

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Somebody has to be getting tossed a little tonight.

Somebody will have ships running from the storm.

Stay safe.

Please update as we are cruzin' soon...

We are the Moore's

Tampa Bay

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It certainly appears the August 31st sailing of the Symphony of the Seas is canceled being the current cruise won't return until September 4th, but we got NO notification.  There are 51 of us going, some supposed to leave Friday morning, others already there... I think it is really unfair to show the current cruise altered itinerary and not notify us that we are canceled and allow folks to get on planes for no reason. I just can't comprehend this.  Of course reservations is closed.  UGH.  Safety is a priority, but so is alerting folks their cruise is canceled. 

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1 minute ago, dodge9 said:

It certainly appears the August 31st sailing of the Symphony of the Seas is canceled being the current cruise won't return until September 4th, but we got NO notification.  There are 51 of us going, some supposed to leave Friday morning, others already there... I think it is really unfair to show the current cruise altered itinerary and not notify us that we are canceled and allow folks to get on planes for no reason. I just can't comprehend this.  Of course reservations is closed.  UGH.  Safety is a priority, but so is alerting folks their cruise is canceled. 

 

Is your cruise cancelled, or only shortened?

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