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I just booked a balcony stateroom on Carnival Splendor for July 2021 out of Sydney. This California guy is nervous about booking so far out and not knowing if it will sail. 

 

The deal was too good to pass up. $2000.00 for an 8F Balcony on Panorama. The kicker was the $1000.00 casino credit....ONE GRAND in free money. Wooohooo!

 

Is anyone else booking for next year in hopes that things will settle down and get back to normal. I just needed something to look forward to. 

 

 

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I booked Mardi Gras Christmas break 21'.  Believe it or not- not many room choices were available.  she has not even sailed yet.  I have a big concert postponed till next summer.  so now I have the cruise to look forward to. 

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I booked for April of 2021 in April of 2019.  If Carnival isn't sailing by then I think they will be going through reorganization.  At that point all bets would be off.

 

I booked a March 2022 Sailabration cruise in February of 2020, within days of the initial announcement, and within days of beginning to learn about Corona.

 

I don't know if we'll ever get to sail again but I sure do need some scheduled to anticipate.

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We always book a year or more ahead... At least in the past we did. Jump in deals and/or reduced deposits, then watch for price drops. Currently closely waiting to see what happens with our November sailing.. leaning towards moving it to November '21

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13 hours ago, bury me at sea said:

I don't know if we'll ever get to sail again but I sure do need some scheduled to anticipate.


My wife and I were just talking about this last night...i.e. the longer this goes on the greater the chances cruise lines go bankrupt and there are no cruise lines left or the only ones left charge ridiculously high rates to pay back a huge amount of debt. We plan to shortly book a few long weekends at Disney to replace the several 3-4 day weekend cruises we used to book multiple times a year. Having several short getaways to look forward to was always a big positive. 

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We’re booked on the Freedom on 10/11/20; but we’re going to reschedule that for June 29, 2021 to Alaska (on the freedom)

same price and we’ll maintain the $600 OBC.

stinks..but it is what it is; and by JULY 21; hopefully we’ll be cruising again hah

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On 8/2/2020 at 1:45 PM, cdk559 said:

I just booked a balcony stateroom on Carnival Splendor for July 2021 out of Sydney. This California guy is nervous about booking so far out and not knowing if it will sail. 

 

The deal was too good to pass up. $2000.00 for an 8F Balcony on Panorama. The kicker was the $1000.00 casino credit....ONE GRAND in free money. Wooohooo!

 

 

 

 

 

I think your balcony will be on Splendor, the Panorama will be in Long Beach. I think you mean Panorama deck. Keep in mind that the $ 1000.00 casino credit is AU$. That is $719.50 US dollars. One plus to Carnival Australia is that gratuities are included in the basic fare.  

 

I am looking at one of those thousand dollar casino cruises, but with a "free" balcony on Spirit.

 

I think the ship will sail, and you'll have a great time. 

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On 8/3/2020 at 7:29 AM, PhillyFan33579 said:


My wife and I were just talking about this last night...i.e. the longer this goes on the greater the chances cruise lines go bankrupt and there are no cruise lines left or the only ones left charge ridiculously high rates to pay back a huge amount of debt. We plan to shortly book a few long weekends at Disney to replace the several 3-4 day weekend cruises we used to book multiple times a year. Having several short getaways to look forward to was always a big positive. 

If they go bankrupt, debt will be restructured as well.  I could see Carnival Corporation reducing the number of brands. 

Carnival - fun ships

Princess - love boat

HAL - old folks

Cunard - rich old folks

Costa - ciao bella

AIDA - ja wohl

Carnival Australia - crikey, it's fun mate

Seabourn - pricey

P&O - holiday, old chap

P&O Australia - Carnival Australia with a London accent

 

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My Alaska cruise for September 2020 was canceled so I rescheduled.  It was a toss up between April 2021 and September 2021.  I played it safe and rebooked for September 2021.  

 

John Heald just posted a list of 2022 cruises - one out of Baltimore to Canada/New England that has my interest.  I may look into that when it goes up on website.

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We returned from our last cruise on the Magic, one week before cruising got shut down.

We currently are booked on the Horizon for March 2021.  I have two cabins booked, one for DH and Myself and the other for son and daughter in law.  We also had a nine day booked on the Radiance of of Galveston for February 2022.  Radiance has already been cancelled. 

Being the over planner that I am, I did this:

1) Booked 6 day Horizon for October 2021 for DH and myself

2) Booked 7 day Mardi Gras for February 2022  (in case the March 2021 Horizon is cancelled) for DH, son, DIL and myself

3) Booked 14 Dream for January 2023 for DH and myself

 

I am hoping all goes as planned and we are on the Horizon in March 2021, but if not I know I've got the other ones booked!!!

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Our most recent  cruise was on the Ecstasy Feb 29-March 5, 2020. We just squeaked by before the pandemic!  I had booked  since last  summer an Alaska NCL cruise for July of 2021 (pretty much a trip of a lifetime - very pricey for us) ; after much consideration, and talking with the  other couple who is going with us, we decided to change to to July of 2022.  Meanwhile I got a really good deal on a March 2022 Cruise on the Elation. So I have two cruises booked within months of each other. Nothing  before March of 2022, but I'm waiting to see what happens  with Covid - if we get a handle on things and cruising  opens up again, I may book something for 2021. 

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