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1 hour ago, Shidah said:

I took the FCC and am still happy about it.  I got a great deal on my cruise booked in September.  If I had taken the money back, I would have spent it on something dumb and now have nothing.  Instead, the FCC was a great downpayment on this years cruise.  Now just crossing fingers it actually goes.  I don’t care about wearing masks, I wear one 10 hours a day at work.  I don’t care about escorted excursions, this cruise I was looking at all NCL excursions anyway.  I don’t care about any of the restrictions at all, I just need to get on a ship! 

After your cruise, if it sails, you will still have nothing.

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Oh dear,

Leaving a sinking ship...comes to mind

 

Senior executives at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings sold off shares in the company on March 1, 2021, according to SEC filings.

Of note, President and CEO Frank Del Rio sold 80,821 shares at an average price of $29.85 each for a total of $2,412,506.85.

Harry Sommer, president of the Norwegian brand, disposed of 18,854 company shares at $29.85 for a total of $562,791.90.

Robert Binder, president and CEO of Oceania, sold 21,278 shares at $29.85 each for $635,148.30.

Jason Montague, president and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, sold 18,854 shares at $29.85 each for $562,791.90

 

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3 hours ago, Love my butler said:

After your cruise, if it sails, you will still have nothing.

Nothing but memories.... and I'd rather die poorer with those, than richer with none!

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18 hours ago, Capitan Obvious said:

 

No...that is a government requirement imposed for the cruise to even operate. And you don't HAVE to take an excursion.

 

I mean, for example, if NCL came back and said "For everyone with a 125% FCC, you can only use 25% if that FCC toward any one cruise", so you would have to book 5 cruises to use it all. I mean like that.

 

Besides, NOTHING has changed with the FCC. You still have it, and NCL will still honor it once they are permitted to cruise again.

 

Sheesh, why not just say "Who believes that everyone with an FCC should get four free cruises?". (This is why mob rule isn't used for decision making).

Exactly. BTW the person you responded to is constantly posting negativity. Some people just want to complain and nothing else. The cruise line could give them a free cruise and they'd complain that the booze wasn't free, LOL.

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24 minutes ago, DCGuy64 said:

Exactly. BTW the person you responded to is constantly posting negativity. Some people just want to complain and nothing else. The cruise line could give them a free cruise and they'd complain that the booze wasn't free, LOL.

Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me? 
 

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18 hours ago, rachiem said:

Nothing but memories.... and I'd rather die poorer with those, than richer with none!

Plus the extra 5 lbs that would take a few months to lose. Happened after every cruise.

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On 3/3/2021 at 6:34 PM, drew69 said:

People who took the FCCs instead of a refund made a decision.  They thought the cruises would resume but that was never guaranteed.  They could have taken the refund but did not.  Now they need to live with their decision such as it is.


And, to that point, the Cruise lines have generally been extending the validity of the FCCs they've issued (and I see nothing to suggest that they won't continue to do that if cruising continues to be suspended). 

People will have opportunities to use their FCCs.  They haven't gone anywhere.

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10 hours ago, Named-Tawny said:


And, to that point, the Cruise lines have generally been extending the validity of the FCCs they've issued (and I see nothing to suggest that they won't continue to do that if cruising continues to be suspended). 

People will have opportunities to use their FCCs.  They haven't gone anywhere.

Very true, but unfortunately have you seen the new pricing, I was logged on last night to a NCL event, and was given the choice of moving my booked cruise to October, the difference for two people room for room is £3000.

With the 90 day take up needed by NCL to get going, I shall be out of that window before for full payment, so if need be, I will just cancel.

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10 hours ago, Named-Tawny said:


And, to that point, the Cruise lines have generally been extending the validity of the FCCs they've issued (and I see nothing to suggest that they won't continue to do that if cruising continues to be suspended). 

People will have opportunities to use their FCCs.  They haven't gone anywhere.

Precisely. Delays in cruising due to government restrictions have gone hand-in-hand with extensions of the time period in which to use FCC's. People will get to use their FCC's, it's just a question of when. Now, some people seem to argue that the companies will simply declare bankruptcy and the FCC's will be worthless. I would submit that there's not a snowball's chance in Hades of that happening. Lots of things have happened to the cruise industry in the more than 100 years it's been around. It's not going anywhere.

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10 hours ago, Trimone said:

Very true, but unfortunately have you seen the new pricing, I was logged on last night to a NCL event, and was given the choice of moving my booked cruise to October, the difference for two people room for room is £3000.

With the 90 day take up needed by NCL to get going, I shall be out of that window before for full payment, so if need be, I will just cancel.

Yup, cruises are more expensive now than they used to be - it's a function of reduced supply, increased demand, and a financial crunch for the cruiselines.

But it's the same price regardless if you're paying cash or FCC - people who took the FCCs (with the 25% bonus) are still better off than those who took the cash, if they're going on the same cruise.

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Most people never imagined the pandemic lasting this long. After all we have never experienced this before. At first, many people thought we would be home for a few weeks.  We are at the mercy of the virus. Luckily we have a vaccine.  Someday, hopefully soon, we will be virus free and be able to travel safely.  However, nobody knows when that will happen.  I have heard estimates up to 7 years.  By then, I will either be too old to travel easily or dead. If people request refunds, don’t hesitate to refund the money.  It will be good business and will attract more future cruisers. Refuse to refund money or insist on making fcc non refundable, it will not endear future cruisers. 

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On 3/3/2021 at 6:34 PM, drew69 said:

People who took the FCCs instead of a refund made a decision.  They thought the cruises would resume but that was never guaranteed.  They could have taken the refund but did not.  Now they need to live with their decision such as it is.

I always opted for refund. 25% was not enough to entice me lol. 

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