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5 hours ago, RWolver672 said:

 

 

I can see losing the $198 for the non refundable deposit but why $463?  So, to keep from losing that money, we have to book a future cruise and have no idea of when cruising will be back to normal.  Being in our 70's, with some health issues, we have to be careful.  More power to anyone that wants to cruise now.  I just wish Carnival would be a little more considerate  of the ones that don't feel safe doing it now.

 

 

$198 deposit? Is it a casino rate?

 

Did you also purchase insurance or some other option that might not be refundable?

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4 hours ago, BlerkOne said:

 

$198 deposit? Is it a casino rate?

 

Did you also purchase insurance or some other option that might not be refundable?

Reduced deposits at 99, but once the poster added extra money now cant get it because normally deposits are 250 pp. Shame they didnt check rules or book a refundable but more expensive rate.

 

It's about knowing what you booked and faqs

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2 hours ago, firefly333 said:

Reduced deposits at 99, but once the poster added extra money now cant get it because normally deposits are 250 pp. Shame they didnt check rules or book a refundable but more expensive rate.

 

It's about knowing what you booked and faqs

 

Well, I don't know about anybody else but when I booked that cruise in November, 2019, we had no idea that a pandemic was right around the corner.  Never in our wildest dreams did we ever think we would be canceling the cruise when we booked it.

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34 minutes ago, RWolver672 said:

 

Well, I don't know about anybody else but when I booked that cruise in November, 2019, we had no idea that a pandemic was right around the corner.  Never in our wildest dreams did we ever think we would be canceling the cruise when we booked it.

I get it that some didnt expect covid. Either did ccl. None of us did. I am just as worried about ccl surviving without bankruptcy and people getting their cruises as booked. Lots of worry to go around. No one booking a nonrefundable rate expects trouble tbh. 

 

Personally I have a lot of stock for a lot more than deposit money I'm down. Lots. I wouldnt bore you with my losses on paper,  but I bought for the dividend which is gone. Had I seen covid coming I would have invested different. Want to compare possible losses because neither of us saw this comimg? 

 

People seem to think a $500 loss is unfair, but I'd bet I'm down $100k plus. As soon as I saw that princess ship stuck in asia I knew I was in trouble. Let's hope we both get out of this without losses. You could be in deeper like me. My nonrefundable deposit is the least of my worries. Tbh.

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42 minutes ago, RWolver672 said:

 

Well, I don't know about anybody else but when I booked that cruise in November, 2019, we had no idea that a pandemic was right around the corner.  Never in our wildest dreams did we ever think we would be canceling the cruise when we booked it.

Like alot of us in the same situation. I booked in December 2019. When you read the fine print, you're thinking of hurricanes, snowstorms and family emergencies. Who'd would have thought this could happen. Hope it all works out for you.

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My husband and I talked about this for our upcoming Mardi Gras sailing on Feb 6, 2021 (if she sails) and he would have no problem staying on the ship and not getting off at all, myself on the other hand would miss going off on my own to relax at a beautiful beach. I have only taken shore excursion that I booked on my own, not through carnival  as I can find them much cheaper myself. But I would have no problem with still sailing while this rule is in place, it won't last forever and if I have to do that little sacrifice so we can get back to cruising then so be it!!! 

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