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Wife and I are sailing on the 14th out of Tampa on the Paradise. We are still going. This whole thing is so blown out of proportion.......

Everyone should just relax and follow your normal flu season protocols. We always take wipes as a precaution for our room. 
Thanks to Carnival for all they are doing........now my wife’s casino losses are covered as well!    Lol

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9 hours ago, tonit964 said:

We are due to sail on the the Royal Princess 4/11 however, with the Carnival Panorama, debark/embark issue today and the last minute cancellation of the Royal cruise today, we are cancelling our cruise and will rebook when all of this blows over.

 

I just don't want to get quarantined. 

 

I feel bad for everyone going through this.

There are three of us including my 11 year old son and husband.  We are due to sail on the Panorama on March 14th and have been looking forward to this for months.  However, with yesterday's situation on the Panorama and all of the issues on other ships, we don't want to risk the stress of a possible quarantine and plan to phone today to cancel.  We have a house booked in Palm Springs the week after so we will have to figure out where to stay and what to do for the first week.  Our first night is at the Residence inn in Long Beach which is non refundable.  If anyone has suggestions of what to do in Southern California for a week (besides Disneyland) please pass on the suggestions (Catalina? One of the local beaches?).  So happy to hear yesterday's test came back negative!

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OBC all day, I refuse to live in fear, what will be will be.  I guess there are quite a few people that do not fell as I though because our cabin rate for the Panorama April 11 sailing went down $300 each...so between my two cabins we have $1000 in OBC!!!  We will make the most of our vacation for sure!

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We have made the difficult decision to postpone our trip.  We have a spring break cruise on the Breeze and are traveling with a 7 and 10 year old boy, one who has ADHD and anxiety. I really, really, wanted to go on this trip, and it was all systems go until Friday.  I am not at all worried about the virus, but I can't risk being quarantined with my kids.  It would be really tough on them, especially my son with anxiety. If it was just my husband and I, we could suck it up and make it work, but its a different story with the kids. I am going to reschedule the cruise and my husband and I are going to go alone at the end of August. I hate that the kids will miss the cruise, but we're going to take them to Universal Studios for spring break instead of the cruise, and they will have lots of fun with the grandparents while DH and I enjoy the Breeze. 

 

Even if we didn't get quarantined, but just ended up in a situation like the Panorama, that would be really tough with the kids also.  I couldn't imagine waiting in a terminal with them all day, there would be nothing fun about that, just stress.  I really hate this situation, I wish they would just let us all cruise at our own risk, deal with cases as the pop up, but not impose extra restrictions.  You aren't seeing this at airports or hotels, only cruises have been singled out. 

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Thank you all for your comments.  I certainly understand that it is a difficult decision to cancel a cruise.  

 

FYI, I am sailing on April 29th and received my email from Carnival this morning (3/8) with all the info regarding OBC (WOO HOO) and instructions for cancelling.  I am on an 8 day cruise and will receive $200 OBC.  That will cover a few dirty martinis, shore excursion, gambling.  If we are isolated, I can't think of a better place to be quaranteed than on a cruise ship.  

 

I am 80 years old and can catch coronavirus in my local Publix, Dunkin Donuts, dentist, doctor's office, etc. I can also get it from family members if they are carriers.  Staying in my house with the curtains drawn is not an option.

 

I've been looking forward to this cruise which I booked a year ago and can't wait to go.  At this point in my life, I have lived through being a prime caregiver for my husband who battled brain cancer and I have lived through taking care of my twin sister who battled liver cancer and have made it through my own battle with breast cancer.  There isn't much in this world that I fear....well, maybe running out of olives for my martini. 

 

Asking for an upgrade as I get closer to sail date is a great idea. 

 

My family and I are definitely sailing on the beautiful Magic and taking advantage of our $200 OBC.  We look forward to gambling, drinking, snorkeling (yes, I still snorkel at my age).  I hope there are a lot more cruises in my future but you can't count on that, so....TOWANDA!!!!!!!!!

 

  

 

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Husband and I discussed this, and so far, we have decided to take the obc.

We are traveling in May.

At first, he was tempted to cancel, but we still have plenty of time left in the month to see how things are playing out.

As for the obc, I am sure a few foofoo drinks will take care of that. Our excursions and tips are already paid for.

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If I cancel and take the credit for future cruise with Carnival, do I have to book now or can I bank the Future Sail Credit, just as long as I use it by sailing date one year from current sailing date? I am leaning to canceling, but do not know when I would want to use the credit. Thanks

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2 hours ago, Ronanc said:

There are three of us including my 11 year old son and husband.  We are due to sail on the Panorama on March 14th and have been looking forward to this for months.  However, with yesterday's situation on the Panorama and all of the issues on other ships, we don't want to risk the stress of a possible quarantine and plan to phone today to cancel.  We have a house booked in Palm Springs the week after so we will have to figure out where to stay and what to do for the first week.  Our first night is at the Residence inn in Long Beach which is non refundable.  If anyone has suggestions of what to do in Southern California for a week (besides Disneyland) please pass on the suggestions (Catalina? One of the local beaches?).  So happy to hear yesterday's test came back negative!

There are a million things to do in Los Angeles.  The California Science Center has the space shuttle Endeavour.  I think it is free.  The LA Zoo is terrific and much cheaper than the San Diego Zoo.  Little Tokyo is fun.  Santee Alley is a great place to shop for all sorts of stuff.  If you have never seen the stars on Hollywood boulevard,  that is fun.  Huntinton Gardens in Pasadena is spectacular.  You will have no trouble finding something to do for a week in Los Angeles.  Google is your friend.

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30 minutes ago, joeyancho said:

There are a million things to do in Los Angeles.  The California Science Center has the space shuttle Endeavour.  I think it is free.  The LA Zoo is terrific and much cheaper than the San Diego Zoo.  Little Tokyo is fun.  Santee Alley is a great place to shop for all sorts of stuff.  If you have never seen the stars on Hollywood boulevard,  that is fun.  Huntinton Gardens in Pasadena is spectacular.  You will have no trouble finding something to do for a week in Los Angeles.  Google is your friend.

We went with 12 and 10 year old in October. We spent a day at Hollywood Studios, a day at the beach in Santa Monica. We hiked a couple of trails, went on a few tours. Plenty of fun stuff to do there. Our kids cannot wait to go back. We used Turo (car rental company) and rented a BMW Convertible and it was awesome. 

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I'm crusing on 4/11 on the Vista and going to wait a couple weeks to see if the cruise industry and port authorities find reasonable ways to test quickly and not run the risk of being stuck on the ship for multiple extra days due to inefficiencies in testing protocol.

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I waited on hold for two hours nineteen minutes just now before being disconnected. Now every time I try to call back the system auto disconnects during the menu outline. I have 6 days before my cruise, and I think i’m going to need every minute of those 6 days just to get ahold of someone at Carnival. 

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3 minutes ago, TXcruiser13 said:

I waited on hold for two hours nineteen minutes just now before being disconnected. Now every time I try to call back the system auto disconnects during the menu outline. I have 6 days before my cruise, and I think i’m going to need every minute of those 6 days just to get ahold of someone at Carnival. 

Not that you want to wait until tomorrow but I called at 7am this morning right when they open and did not have a hold at all. 

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1 minute ago, CTSwimCoach said:

Not that you want to wait until tomorrow but I called at 7am this morning right when they open and did not have a hold at all. 

That’s great advice. I figured I’ll keep trying during the day today, but my best chance will be super late tonight or as you said, early tomorrow. I’m remaining patient, but getting disconnected THAT far in was a drag. 

 

Thanks for for the tip! 

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2 minutes ago, TXcruiser13 said:

That’s great advice. I figured I’ll keep trying during the day today, but my best chance will be super late tonight or as you said, early tomorrow. I’m remaining patient, but getting disconnected THAT far in was a drag. 

 

Thanks for for the tip! 

No worries ...I used to work in a call center environment so I know how it works 😀

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3 minutes ago, Savlamara said:

How many people got the email for the OBC that booked a casino rate? 

 

Can anyone who booked a special confirm they got the email with the obc? 

We are booked on a casino rate ( getaway April 11) and got "the letter"

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There are three of us including my 11 year old son and husband.  We are due to sail on the Panorama on March 14th and have been looking forward to this for months.  However, with yesterday's situation on the Panorama and all of the issues on other ships, we don't want to risk the stress of a possible quarantine and plan to phone today to cancel.  We have a house booked in Palm Springs the week after so we will have to figure out where to stay and what to do for the first week.  Our first night is at the Residence inn in Long Beach which is non refundable.  If anyone has suggestions of what to do in Southern California for a week (besides Disneyland) please pass on the suggestions (Catalina? One of the local beaches?).  So happy to hear yesterday's test came back negative!

SoCal is awesome! Head over to trip advisor for some great ideas. Laguna beach is beautiful!! So much fun stuff there! Rent a car and drive that gorgeous PCH!


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we are on May 3 Legend cruise out of Tampa.  not cancelling yet.  i havent gotten the letter yet, is there a deadline you have to make the decision by?

 

For now, one positive thing is that people have obviously cancelled because this cruise was sold out, but now it appears back on the Carnival site, so i am going to monitor for price drops.

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We're booked on the June 6, Magic casino tournament cruise out of Miami.

We're hoping summer temps end this, but history has shown (Spanish Flu) that a world wide virus like this comes back in the fall, far more deadly, so we're waiting, and hoping, but likely will cancel in a couple months!

I can handle quarantine in my home, but not on a ship!

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41 minutes ago, bstel said:

we are on May 3 Legend cruise out of Tampa.  not cancelling yet.  i havent gotten the letter yet, is there a deadline you have to make the decision by?

 

For now, one positive thing is that people have obviously cancelled because this cruise was sold out, but now it appears back on the Carnival site, so i am going to monitor for price drops.

We leave May 10 and no letter yet. From what others have said, I believe we would need to cancel by the end of this month.

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5 hours ago, Ronanc said:

There are three of us including my 11 year old son and husband.  We are due to sail on the Panorama on March 14th and have been looking forward to this for months.  However, with yesterday's situation on the Panorama and all of the issues on other ships, we don't want to risk the stress of a possible quarantine and plan to phone today to cancel.  We have a house booked in Palm Springs the week after so we will have to figure out where to stay and what to do for the first week.  Our first night is at the Residence inn in Long Beach which is non refundable.  If anyone has suggestions of what to do in Southern California for a week (besides Disneyland) please pass on the suggestions (Catalina? One of the local beaches?).  So happy to hear yesterday's test came back negative!

There's also Legoland and Sea World in San Diego, which is only 2 hrs away from Los Angeles

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For the first time, my wife and I briefly mentioned about the possibility of cancelling. I'm 72(will be 73 at time of sailing) and wife is 70. Our daughter is extremely concerned, and urged us to cancel. But our sailing is not until Sept. 13. Still 6 months out. A LOT can happen between now and then. We are in a holding pattern for at least 2-3 months. Cruise is already paid in full, plus we bought FTTF. Wait and see. uggghhh.  Come on hot weather! 🙏

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On 3/6/2020 at 6:55 PM, CharmCity2000 said:

I happened to book yesterday for an April 4 cruise on the Vista.  I haven’t seen a letter yet.  I wonder if you had to have booked earlier.

Yes, you had to book earlier. I forget the exact date.

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1 hour ago, Savlamara said:

How many people got the email for the OBC that booked a casino rate? 

 

Can anyone who booked a special confirm they got the email with the obc? 


We have a casino rate and got our email yesterday for our April cruise. 

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