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15 minutes ago, Texed said:

 

It does look as if the Reflection April 13th sailing is cancelled.

Wow, I know things are moving quickly, but I'm shocked. But it makes sense, as the next Reflection Cruise would be the TA, which could possibly end up being cancelled too?

Thanks ! 🌺🌼🌺

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"For impacted sailings, compensation of 125% Future Cruise Credit will be processed automatically. It is not necessary to call unless you’d like a 100% refund".

 

If you do not take action (and thereby implicitly accepting 125% FCC) what happens to the paid port fees / taxes? Or, rephrased, you get 125% FCC over... what exactly? Total cruise price? Or the cruise-only price?

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8 minutes ago, cruiserchuck said:

 

 

The Transatlantic leaves from a US port, but is more than 30 days away.  However, there is no way it is going to actually take place on April 17.


Yeah, we are booked for that TA, and it’s a pain to still be wondering and waiting....we miss the cut off by five days, I think.  I think we will continue to wait and see what 30 days brings.

 

It is so hard to imagine, isn’t it, what life will be like in 30 days.  Every 24 hours that baseball bat swings around and clubs us all with new bad juju!  When this started I thought no way this could go a whole month and not improve....but that was about three weeks ago and we are living on a radically changed planet now, and now my thinking is in line with cruiserchuck.  
 

I am so pained for all the people who set out the last few days with high hopes to drive or fly to a port a day or two early only to be met with a cancelled cruise.  

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52 minutes ago, dkjretired said:


 

OMG, of course it changes the reality. If I’m driving down I-95 in South Carolina and my wife tells me th Cruise is cancelled, I’m getting off the next exit and heading home. If I’m in the airport waiting area before getting on my plane and I read my cruise is cancelled, I’m not getting on the plane. You say never rush a press release, that may be true in most cases but not in this case. They did the right thing, at least they were thinking of their customers which I can’t say some you are doing. There is absolutely nothing lost by what they did.

 

i do agree they should have put on the press release that it covered all their lines as many don’t know the difference between the cruise line and the corporation.

Saving a couple of hours on your trip to Florida is peanuts compared to all of the confusion that was created by a poorly written, incomplete press release. This was obviously a rush job to coincide with the President’s press conference.   The fact that they didn’t already have a mock press release already written with TBD inserted in the time, dates, compensation etc. was poor crisis management and planning on the part of RCL. They have known for days that this was a distinct possibility. 

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Update. We are in PR for cruise tomorrow. When we called Celebrity because we heard rumors the told us they have no details and we had to show up at the port tomorrow for assistance with hotel and travel. 
 

still no text, call or email from celebrity. 

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16 minutes ago, lostchild said:

No US cruise for 30 days

No Canada (Alaska) cruise until July

No Asia, Europe cruise for 30 days

Only thing left is the 2 Australia and New Zealand cruises for the next 30 days right?

Apex sailings are going ahead

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What a disappointment. As my name says. This is our first cruise for a 20 year anniversary. We are doing refund and won’t be sailing Celebrity again. 


Embarrassing  that an Elite line offers crap 2 weeks before my sailing. 
 

I get canceling it. How are so many others offering a better deal. 
 

Good Riddance. 

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41 minutes ago, paulh84 said:

Full list is here:

 

125% FCC or 100% refund

 

https://www.celebritycruises.com/travel-alert/voluntary-suspension-of-cruising?fbclid=IwAR0pyAFX4VSIYm6r9wVIThafLCSXQuQYI_gqtm-BbhTDBFoI-DFoKmex9nU

 

3/13/2020: Celebrity Reflection - 10 Night Ultimate Caribbean Cruise

03/14/20: Celebrity Equinox - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise

3/14/2020: Celebrity Summit - 7 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

03/15/20: Celebrity Edge - 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

3/15/2020: Celebrity Silhouette - 12 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

03/21/20: Celebrity Infinity - 2 Night Bahamas Cruise

03/21/20: Celebrity Equinox - 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

03/22/20: Celebrity Edge - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise

03/23/20: Celebrity Infinity - 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

3/23/2020: Celebrity Millennium - 2 Night Heroes Free Cruise

3/23/2020: Celebrity Reflection - 11 Night Ultimate Caribbean Cruise

3/27/2020: Celebrity Silhouette - 9 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

3/28/2020: Celebrity Millennium - 7 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

03/28/20: Celebrity Equinox - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise

03/29/20: Celebrity Edge - 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

03/30/20: Celebrity Eclipse - 7 Night Pacific Northwest & California

4/3/2020: Celebrity Reflection - 10 Night Ultimate Caribbean Cruise

4/4/2020: Celebrity Summit - 7 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

04/4/20: Celebrity Infinity - 2 Night Bahamas Cruise

04/4/20: Celebrity Equinox - 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

04/5/20: Celebrity Edge - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise

4/5/2020: Celebrity Silhouette - 12 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

4/6/2020: Celebrity Millennium - 4 Night Heroes Fundraising Cruise

4/10/2020: Celebrity Millennium - 5 Night Heroes Fundraising Cruise

4/11/2020: Celebrity Summit – 7 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

04/11/20: Celebrity Equinox - 10 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

04/11/20: Celebrity Infinity - 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

04/12/20: Celebrity Eclipse - 8 Night Hawaii Cruise

04/12/20: Celebrity Edge - 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

4/13/2020: Celebrity Reflection - 11 Night Ultimate Caribbean Cruise

3/14/2020: Celebrity Summit - 7 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

03/15/20: Celebrity Edge - 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

3/15/2020: Celebrity Silhouette - 12 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

03/21/20: Celebrity Infinity - 2 Night Bahamas Cruise

03/21/20: Celebrity Equinox - 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

03/22/20: Celebrity Edge - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise

03/23/20: Celebrity Infinity - 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

3/23/2020: Celebrity Millennium - 2 Night Heroes Free Cruise

3/23/2020: Celebrity Reflection - 11 Night Ultimate Caribbean Cruise

3/27/2020: Celebrity Silhouette - 9 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

3/28/2020: Celebrity Millennium - 7 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

03/28/20: Celebrity Equinox - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise

03/29/20: Celebrity Edge - 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

03/30/20: Celebrity Eclipse - 7 Night Pacific Northwest &
California

4/3/2020: Celebrity Reflection - 10 Night Ultimate Caribbean Cruise

4/4/2020: Celebrity Summit - 7 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

04/4/20: Celebrity Infinity - 2 Night Bahamas Cruise

04/4/20: Celebrity Equinox - 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

04/5/20: Celebrity Edge - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise

4/5/2020: Celebrity Silhouette - 12 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

4/6/2020: Celebrity Millennium - 4 Night Heroes Fundraising Cruise

4/10/2020: Celebrity Millennium - 5 Night Heroes Fundraising Cruise

4/11/2020: Celebrity Summit – 7 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

04/11/20: Celebrity Equinox - 10 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

04/11/20: Celebrity Infinity - 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

04/12/20: Celebrity Eclipse - 8 Night Hawaii Cruise

04/12/20: Celebrity Edge - 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

4/13/2020: Celebrity Reflection - 11 Night Ultimate Caribbean Cruise

 

Reflection already sailed out tonight??? Are they going to be coming back?

 

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5 minutes ago, AZFirsttime42 said:

What a disappointment. As my name says. This is our first cruise for a 20 year anniversary. We are doing refund and won’t be sailing Celebrity again. 


Embarrassing  that an Elite line offers crap 2 weeks before my sailing. 
 

I get canceling it. How are so many others offering a better deal. 
 

Good Riddance. 


You do realize that the President is involved in this? This just came down today. When it boils down to it, this was not the cruise lines decision. It certainly is disappointing to have this happen but over the last week things have been changing by the hour.
 

“At my request, effective midnight tonight, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and MSC have all agreed to suspend outbound cruises for thirty days. It is a great and important industry – it will be kept that way!”

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Just now, cruisingator2 said:


You do realize that the President is involved in this? This just came down today. When it boils down to it, this was not the cruise lines decision. 
 

“At my request, effective midnight tonight, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and MSC have all agreed to suspend outbound cruises for thirty days. It is a great and important industry – it will be kept that way!”


many other lines made a decision far before his press conference. Don’t make excuses for X. 

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38 minutes ago, C-Dragons said:

Wow, I know things are moving quickly, but I'm shocked. But it makes sense, as the next Reflection Cruise would be the TA, which could possibly end up being cancelled too?

Thanks ! 🌺🌼🌺

 

You are welcome.

 

Sorry your cruise was cancelled.  But, at least you got some notice.  Now, we are wondering about our TA on Edge April 19th.  😊

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6 minutes ago, pixiedust777 said:

It’s the last sailing that is cancelled. We were supposed to on it☹️

Our sailing is gone. Our next job is getting our mega dollar business class flights refunded. Don't hold out much hope

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Just now, cruisingator2 said:


You do realize that the President is involved in this? This just came down today. When it boils down to it, this was not the cruise lines decision. 
 

“At my request, effective midnight tonight, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and MSC have all agreed to suspend outbound cruises for thirty days. It is a great and important industry – it will be kept that way!”


And as I am completely blind to US politics pretty much, I'd say the inaction by these cruiselines when others had cancelled, has led to the President making this demand. You can't call for a National Emergency through Pandemic in your country then have cruises departing your country impacting thousands of travellers and resident in those ports 

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7 minutes ago, AZFirsttime42 said:

What a disappointment. As my name says. This is our first cruise for a 20 year anniversary. We are doing refund and won’t be sailing Celebrity again. 


Embarrassing  that an Elite line offers crap 2 weeks before my sailing. 
 

I get canceling it. How are so many others offering a better deal. 
 

Good Riddance. 


Celebrity is offering the same  refund or 125% FCC as Oceania, Regent and NCL. Some may be offering some less these are the only ones that concerned our family.

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10 minutes ago, AZFirsttime42 said:


many other lines made a decision far before his press conference. Don’t make excuses for X. 


I only know one major cruise line. Princess who had three ships make the news. Other cruise lines slowly started making calls yesterday. No other U.S based lines made the call until today. Carnival hasn’t even sent a press release out yet. They’re scrambling now to get it out. I’m affected also. Currently have three cruises booked over the next sixty days but I will deal with the disappointment like an adult.

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