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Just got the news all Jewel Dubai cruises in early 2021 are cancelled, RCI offering at least $200 OBC per cabin to use deposits to rebook before 12/18/19 or deposits will be refunded without OBC.  Website still shows Dubai cruises available.

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3 minutes ago, mugtech said:

Just got the news all Jewel Dubai cruises in early 2021 are cancelled, RCI offering at least $200 OBC per cabin to use deposits to rebook before 12/18/19 or deposits will be refunded without OBC.

Sad to hear as it is a nice itinerary.

P&O pulled their ship Oceana for this winter season months ago because of uncertainty in the area.

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I trust it is more because of the poor booking volume and very low rates to fill the ship this winter.

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17 minutes ago, mugtech said:

Just got the news all Jewel Dubai cruises in early 2021 are cancelled, 

Can you share the message here? @John&LaLa get backup plan ready. 

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16 minutes ago, Saab4444 said:

I trust it is more because of the poor booking volume and very low rates to fill the ship this winter.

Rates have been very cheap but the uncertainty with Iran which the ship cruises within a few miles of Iran's coast in the Straight of Hormuz is the concern.

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26 minutes ago, Saab4444 said:

I trust it is more because of the poor booking volume and very low rates to fill the ship this winter.

Agree, almost jumped on it myself. Was Pretty cheap per day sailing for Repo

Edited by ONECRUISER

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Sad about this as we were on the Suez Canal cruise for our honeymoon in March 2021, booked it in April. 

 

Managed to find something else for the same dates that we want to do, so looks like we will be ringing tomorrow to change it. 

 

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Sad news, wonderful itineraries... but as they were selling the 2020 cruises from £199pp a few weeks ago, I guess this was inevitable. 
But is it all cruises or just the March 2021 repo...?

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24 minutes ago, little britain said:

Sad news, wonderful itineraries... but as they were selling the 2020 cruises from £199pp a few weeks ago, I guess this was inevitable. 
But is it all cruises or just the March 2021 repo...?

All of them, January through March

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1 hour ago, Jared2 said:

Any word on why?

Just said a change in itinerary planning.

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2 hours ago, Biker19 said:

Can you share the message here? @John&LaLa get backup plan ready. 

Sorry, no can do.  The November Rome to Dubai and the December Dubai cruises were not listed as cancelled, selling at very high prices.  The first cruise listed as cancelled was 1/6/21.

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4 hours ago, Biker19 said:

Can you share the message here? @John&LaLa get backup plan ready. 

 

We're November 2020. 

So, if January is cancelled,  why do a repo from Rome in November 

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2 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

We're November 2020. 

So, if January is cancelled,  why do a repo from Rome in November 

All sailings in Dubai, including the repo are gone from the web site

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2 minutes ago, Biker19 said:

All sailings in Dubai, including the repo are gone from the web site

 

Does Thor know🤣🤣

 

Oh, and I already have a backup😉

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1 minute ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Does Thor know🤣🤣

Might take a while for the info to trickle down, tho I assume there'll be a TA which may be offered as a substitute.

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Just now, Biker19 said:

Might take a while for the info to trickle down, tho I assume there'll be a TA which may be offered as a substitute.

 

So Rome to the states?

That might be nice. 

We have cabin 1100

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1 minute ago, John&LaLa said:

So Rome to the states?

The other alternative is to leave Jewel in the Med over the winter - I don't think RCI has ever done that, so I don't think that's realistic.

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3 hours ago, mugtech said:

Sorry, no can do.  The November Rome to Dubai and the December Dubai cruises were not listed as cancelled, selling at very high prices.  The first cruise listed as cancelled was 1/6/21.

 

We got the call that our Dec 2020 out of Dubai is cancelled as well so it's probably not $$ but uncertainly?

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April 7, 2021, Barcelona to Amsterdam still listed, but nothing for May.  Was speculated as dry dock since the schedule picks up again in June.  NCL still has a Dubai to Europe 22 days listed for March, 2021.  They are more famous for last minute cancelations but at least all three of my RCI cancelations have been more than a year ahead of embarcation dates.

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38 minutes ago, mugtech said:

April 7, 2021, Barcelona to Amsterdam still listed, but nothing for May.  Was speculated as dry dock since the schedule picks up again in June.  NCL still has a Dubai to Europe 22 days listed for March, 2021.  They are more famous for last minute cancelations but at least all three of my RCI cancelations have been more than a year ahead of embarcation dates.

P&O pulled Oceana from that Itinerary for this winter so I'm not surprised other cruiselines are watching the situation carefully.

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4 hours ago, Biker19 said:

Might take a while for the info to trickle down, tho I assume there'll be a TA which may be offered as a substitute.

That would be my guess too.

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6 hours ago, Biker19 said:

The other alternative is to leave Jewel in the Med over the winter - I don't think RCI has ever done that, so I don't think that's realistic.

Jewel to Southampton for winter season.. perfect ship for it?

 

Or reroute her to open the South African market? 

 

LB who is ever hopeful! 

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Bring Jewel back to do the Southern Caribbean 10 & 11 night sailings, push Vision off to doing the NE/Canada from Boston or Panama Canal passages from Florida.

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Roll call members getting notice that November 2020 TA is cancelled. 

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