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    traveling, music, swimming, walking, plants
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Holland America, Tauck, Viking
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Have enjoyed all- Caribbean, NE / Canada, Antarctica, Baltic, Arctic Circle

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  1. I can live with that. Sort of hate to lose the $500 FCC - but wonder if that could be applied to the March cruise - which is what you already suggested. No word yet from my TA - but that's not unusual either.
  2. My comment has nothing to do with anything that either takes place or doesn't aboard ship. Rather , it was just a general comment that I've never sailed on her and probably will if it comes into Bayonne again at some point.
  3. Ah....thanks for clarifying. Have often thought of trying the Anthem at some point - if it sails out of Bayonne. I don't believe that's the case anymore though.
  4. 85...thanks! I had not thought of the CWC policy. I checked that out and found this: • The Cruise with Confidence program covers bookings that are booked on or before October 31st, 2021, that set sail on or before April 30th, 2022. So, in my case, would it apply - being that the sail date is after end of April? Maybe it's one of those things that they will keep extending? Have to check with my TA. I'm sort of thinking I could wind up losing $1k - the value of both deposits, even though I haven't paid for one yet.
  5. Good thoughts for sure. Have a safe journey. We have nothing international booked till '23 - hopefully by then things will be better. Right now I'd be too intimidated to do it - but admire you for your fortitude to get back out there.
  6. Doesn't matter - at least it hasn't in my case. My TA is frustrated over how this is going and dragging on so long. In the meantime, weeks have flown by and I haven't paid a dime towards the cruise that is supposed to be the recipient of the FCC.
  7. TELL me about it. Check out my recent thread, which involves this similar issue. RCL is dragging their feet on applying my FCC to satisfy a deposit - on a cruise that I might be canceling anyway. Long story....
  8. China has been on my list for a long time, but there's no way I'd go there at present, and possibly not in the future as well. Restricting my travel to the US only is starting to look increasingly appealing, as much as that does little to dig down deep into the bucket list.
  9. I booked a B2B for next fall. Paid a deposit on one of them, but my TA tells me that Royal has continued to delay posting our remaining FCC to the 2nd cruise. I assume the FCC credit - which is $500 - will satisfy the deposit owed. This has been going on for weeks. Not sure what the confusion is on their end, but in the meantime I've not paid a dime. It keeps getting pushed off. So my question is - what happens if I cancel the cruise? Do I still "owe" a deposit because the cruise has been officially booked? Granted I'll then lose the FCC. I'll go one step further - what happens if I cancel both of them? Do I only lose the deposit already paid on the first cruise or are there likely to be additional cancellation penalties, etc. plus the cost of the not-yet-paid-deposit on the 2nd? I sort of goofed in booking these in the first place. Got all excited about losing the FCC when my TA informed that it had to be applied to a booking that sails no later than next September - so then I came across two cruises that worked for a B2B - but in the meantime canceled a fly/drive trip (due to continuing covid issues) that I really had my heart set on to go out west early next month. I'd much rather re-book the fly/drive next fall and cancel the cruise. The cruises were expensive. Sort of ludicrous to "save" $500 by spending over 25 times as much on the price of the cruises. I could kick myself for jumping into this decision. Probably feeling cruise deprived at this point and so went after the first thing that looked appealing at the time. They ARE nice itineraries, but we already have cruises booked for April and May - that's more than enough to last me well more than another 6 months to a year! Plus, the one goes back to the same place we're scheduled for in May. So any thoughts on what I'll lose if I can both of them? Covid is, of course, the random element in all of this. Can't even imagine re-booking the hotels out west and having to cancel yet a third time, but then never expected to cancel the 2nd time either. Life is crazy during this pandemic.
  10. LOL....and let me guess...two of them were identical, or maybe all 4? 😆
  11. LOL! I think I could paper every wall in our house by now with what we've gotten just the past 2 years or so.
  12. Totally agree! After sitting through a few of them - that was enough. Interesting looking at the artwork on display, but I'd rather be out on the deck or on our balcony.
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