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    Lake Charles, LA
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    Cruising, golf
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    Carnival
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    Carribbean

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  1. When I first started this thread/conversation, it was only six ships across the corporation. Times change quickly and now the number is 13. We have seen HAL announce 4 ships leaving the fleet. I think I saw 2 from princess leaving 7 ships from Carnival and the rest of the fleet. I saw the Fantasy was going to scrap, that leaves 6 left and I have not included the P&O and Costa brands. Most people are assuming the the Fantasy class ships will go. If that is Carnival's direction, look to the Imagination , Ectasy and Elation as candidates for retirement not so much for age but also they are due to be refurbished and Carnival needs to save cash.
  2. I noticed the same thing this morning when checking on my October 18 cruise on the Glory. All 7 day cruises out of NOLA are not listed.
  3. I just saw an article saying Carnival will be taking six (6) ships out of service. Have they announced which ships will be gone? All Fantasy class? When? Any info would be appreciated.
  4. The article I read was 820 people in Florida and 500 in California and Washington (Seattle). I think the 1300 number was an overall number. Sad but if your business is essentially shut down you cannot afford the people. I follow Carnival because I hold some stock (yeah ouch). It does seem that prior to this, Carnival had increased the number of people hired particularly at the executive level. Maybe some at the top trimming is healthy long term. Sorry for the PVP's and others who got caught up in the virus mess. Next time some politician says the cruise industry should not get help because the ships are flagged overseas, they should be reminded about the # of people employed by the industry.
  5. I don't really know the logic behind why I got it now but "when you get the answer you want, hang up" (Brad Pitt in the movie Moneyball).
  6. Original cruise date was for 5/3/2020 (I should have been cruising this week), the refund was generated when I changed cruises to a 10/18/2020 new date. I changed this on 3/12.
  7. My original cruise was for 5/3/2020 (yes, I should be having drinks with umbrellas in them at this moment), a 7 day out of New Orleans. When I cancelled, I rebooked for 10/18/2020. I did this change on March 12.
  8. Got my refund today. It was credited to my AMEX card which was used to purchase the cruise. Hooray.
  9. i had originally filed a claim, as instructed by my PVP. It would have been refunded, however, once Carnival instituted the new refund policy, the claim was denied. In the meantime, my amount paid for insurance was applied to my new cruise.
  10. If you used Carnival's travel insurance provider, you will be able to transfer your premium to your new booking. This happened to me and the amount transferred over w/o problem.
  11. Same thing happened to me. I re-booked my 5/3/2020 cruise and ended up placing a $250 deposit on my October replacement. I just applied the whole payment (I was fully paid at time of cancellation) to the future booking. Now that the future cruise credit and refund has transferred over, I now overpaid for the October cruise and will take it as an on-board credit. I suppose I could ask for a refund on the overage but we will spend it anyway. BTW; look at your travel insurance if you purchased it through Carnival or some other company. I had to ask for a refund for the May cruise while paying for the October cruise. That is done through another company. This is all a function of their computer systems which is looking at your future cruise as an independent action (booking).
  12. How does Carnival change ship crews? On my cruises, the captain and executive staff (1st officer, engineer, etc) were mostly Italian and always European, with some exception. Filter that down to other employees, like cook and serving staff, I wonder that works out.
  13. Mine is July as my new booking is Oct. 18. I suspect it will resolve itself but we must be patient. They are flooded with calls. I wish a smooth sailing for your voyage.
  14. You and I are in the same situation. I know Carnival means well, I know the phone centers are overloaded with calls but this is not seamless. My rebooked cruise reflects a balance due however when the FCC shows up I will have an OBC since my new booking is less than the cancelled booking. No time given as to when that will happen. Next, to get a refund on the Vacation Protection package, you have to do that through another company connected to carnival (Aon travel; hope the spelling is correct). I just called them today, a very understanding and helpful individual took my claim. It will take a few weeks to get that refund as it will not just carry over to the rebooked cruise even though I purchase the Vacation Protection package with the rebooked cruise. Right now, I also show a balance due, but that should go away, timeframe unknown. Computer/company systems are not made for this type of disruption.
  15. I did mine at through a printer at work. Work does not have a fax machine anymore.
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