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Just now, Jimbo said:

Yeah, I know, not what we were hoping for but that is what we are going to have to do fork over the final to RCCL.

 

Something they can do though they might do earlier is if cruises open up in the US, bring the ship back to the US earlier and start cruising from the US. I bet they would make A LOT more money from the US right now then those Europe sailings during that same time frame.

Sounds too logical for Royal Caribbean to comprehend.

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48 minutes ago, yanks23 said:

I am talking to our Travel Agent and he is being told that the Independence of the Seas for July 3rd is being moved to the Odyssey of the Seas  for July 6th on the same itinerary.  I was more then glad to shift and lift to a brand new ship with the same itinerary.  Until I see it on my account I will not believe it.  Please let me know if this is the case.

That would be great!

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6 minutes ago, Iamcruzin said:

Do yourself a favor and forgo the 25% and take the cash and apply it to your winter cruise. All these FCC's do is complicate matters.

How many FCC’s have you taken since Covid? How many cruises have you had cancelled?

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7 minutes ago, M8VER3 said:

How many FCC’s have you taken since Covid?

Zero. Fortunately I didn't have anything booked because I was out of work the beginning of last year and  I tend to book last minute.  I certainly would not be booking anything until this ordeal is over or at least until something sails. Following all of these threads was an eye opener.  Had I had something on the books in 2020 I would have taken the cash. I knew nothing was going out last year but what really scared me was not knowing what the on board experience would be.  Too many people are locked in and can't make other plans because of the way Royal has been handling cancellations. 

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Regarding Lift & Shift...doesn't the new date have to be the following year?  My email states

" sailing within 2 weeks (before or after) of the original sale date the following year.

 

I was hoping I could L&S to the following week...from August 16 to the following week of

August 23 since they will state up on the 23rd.

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9 minutes ago, Iamcruzin said:

Do yourself a favor and forgo the 25% and take the cash and apply it to your winter cruise. All these FCC's do is complicate matters.

The extra 25% for the GS is about $1,500.

 

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4 minutes ago, Iamcruzin said:

Zero. Fortunately I didn't have anything booked because I was out of work the beginning of last year and  I tend to book last minute.  I certainly would not be booking anything until this ordeal is over or at least until something sails. Following all of these threads was an eye opener.  Had I had something on the books in 2020 I would have taken the cash. I knew nothing was going out last year but what really scared me was not knowing what the on board experience would be.  Too many people are locked in and can't make other plans because of the way Royal has been handling cancellations. 

I’ve Lift & Shift 3 cruises and took 2 125% FCC’s and no issues with either. Maybe it pays to have a good TA. 

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2 minutes ago, gdwest said:

Regarding Lift & Shift...doesn't the new date have to be the following year?  My email states

" sailing within 2 weeks (before or after) of the original sale date the following year.

 

I was hoping I could L&S to the following week...from August 16 to the following week of

August 23 since they will state up on the 23rd.

Yes it needs to be the following year:

 

Option 2: Select a New Sail Date (Lift & Shift)

  • If you prefer to move your existing booking to a sailing in 2022 - we're happy to move you! We will price protect the original pricing and/or promotion on a sailing that has the same embarkation port, sailing length, product, and stateroom category as your original sailing within 2 weeks (before or after) of the original sail date the following year. For example, if you are moving from a July 1, 2021 sailing, you can move to another sailing that has the same embarkation port, length, product, and stateroom category, and has a sail date between June 17, 2022 - July 15, 2022.
  • Please know, price protection covers your cruise fare/promotion on an applicable sailing only and excludes taxes and fees, gratuities, and other non-cruise fare items, as these may change.
  • You must decide to move to a new sailing by June 11, 2021. If not, we will automatically issue you a Future Cruise Credit.
  • Complimentary Casino offers, Charter sailings, and select rates are not eligible for this offer.
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5 minutes ago, MaritimeR&R said:

The extra 25% for the GS is about $1,500.

 

The reason everyone was lifting and shifting was because they got a good deal. Now look where they stand. If you are willing to take the chance go for it. All these questions that are coming up in this thread especially yours gives me reason to believe that cash is a sure thing. I am sure if you called 3 customer service reps now with your question you would get 3 different answers after they put you on hold to ask a supervisor. That's par for the course on a good day.

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2 minutes ago, M8VER3 said:

I’ve Lift & Shift 3 cruises and took 2 125% FCC’s and no issues with either. Maybe it pays to have a good TA. 

Definitely need a good TA during these uncertain times. 

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1 hour ago, LorraineP said:

Wondering now about my Oasis B2B October 10, 2021 & October 17, 2021 leaving from Bayonne which were L&S from October 2020. 

 

me too since 17th is my b day.  I can drive up there too instead of flying.  I am also on Symphony in November too.  time will tell I guess

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1 minute ago, Iamcruzin said:

The reason everyone was lifting and shifting was because they go a good deal. Now look where they stand. If you are willing to take the chance go for it. All these questions that are coming up in this thread especially yours gives me reason to believe that cash is a sure thing. I am sure if you called 3 customer service reps now with your question you would get 3 different answers after they put you on hold to ask a supervisor. That's par for the course on a good day.

Same cruise, same cabin next year over 10 grand....ridiculous for a 7 night Bahamas

 

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I just checked the price of our upcoming Symphony of the Seas October 10, of this year.

 

The price has increased by about 30% from when we booked it last fall.  (L1).

 

Do  not know the price increase of any other cabins, because I did not follow those.

 

WOW

 

 

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1 hour ago, molly361 said:

May be an image of text that says '3-5 NIGHT GETAWAYS AMPED FREEDOM OF THE SEAS® Miami, Florida, starting 2021 NOW OPEN FOR SALE AMPED SHIP MARINER OF THE SEAS® Port Canaveral, Florida, starting August 2021 NOW OPEN FOR SALE 7 NIGHT TROPIC REKKING NEW! ODYSSEY OF THE SEAS® from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, debuting NOW OPEN FOR SALE ALLURE OF THE SEAS® Port Canaveral, Florida, starting August 2021 NOW OPEN FOR SALE SYMPHONY OF THE SEAS® from Miami, Florida, starting August 2021 NOW OPEN FOR SALE INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS® from Galveston, Texas, starting August 2021 OPEN FOR SALE JUNE 2021 EUROPE EXPEDITIONS HARMONY OF THE SEAS®'


Interesting that odyssey says deputing vs starting…. They have to get a test cruise first so I don’t see it happening till later in July/August like the others.

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Just now, MaritimeR&R said:

Same cruise, same cabin next year over 10 grand....ridiculous for a 7 night Bahamas

 

 It's probably going to take some time before pricing levels off.

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8 minutes ago, MaritimeR&R said:

Same cruise, same cabin next year over 10 grand....ridiculous for a 7 night Bahamas

 

That’s why we did L&S for our April cruise. We were planning on a FCC after seeing what it was going for the next year we jumped to switch. It was costing more per person for an interior cabin then we paid for our entire family of 4 combined in a balcony cabin. 

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13 minutes ago, CruiseBride926 said:

That’s why we did L&S for our April cruise. We were planning on a FCC after seeing what it was going for the next year we jumped to switch. It was costing more per person for an interior cabin then we paid for our entire family of 4 combined in a balcony cabin. 

My granddaughter has been to the Bahamas many times and wasn;t that hot on going again.  I am thinking about maybe flying down to Atlantis for next summer and skipping doing a cruise with her (she enjoyed staying there before) and then maybe doing a Med cruise with her the summer of 2023 when she is 13.  Italy, Greece, etc.  I can see spending that kind of money on a trip like that ,  not on PC Nassau and Coco Cay.

 

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Would have done L&S for our two cancelled July cruises, but there are no comparable suites available on matching itineraries in 2022, so we took the refund on both.

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1 hour ago, kruzerci said:

No, but this is a cluster ****. All the Navigator sailings have been pulled and no mention of it or mention of moving us to Freedom 😡

That would be fantastic if they moved people booked on Navigator to Freedom.  

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Damn. There goes our Aug. 29 departure on Oasis. Frustrating -- but at least we have time to book another vacation. Not sure we're going to lift and shift or do the cruise credit, as this is the second time we've lost this booking (we were booked in the same window in 2020).

 

Hopefully, our trip on Anthem in December will go as planned. 

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