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  1. Doesn't net any money for Carnival Corporation as they are both Carnival Corporation lines. Just looked up the mediterranea (2000) and neoRomantica (1993) and they are supposed to go to a new Carnival line based in China this year? Hadn't heard about that before!
  2. The only question I have is: Are the Aria & Dawn among the 6 leaving CCL or in addition to the 6? Why haven't HAL or PCL identified any ships? Rumor is that Carnival Fantasy based in Mobile AL is the Carnival one going (being replaced by Fascination?)
  3. Unfortunately it isn't about turning a profit or being fully booked, it's about turning the highest profit margin. Older ships need more upkeep. Sad Ships leaving CCL so far (not counting those going to another line within CCL): > Carnival (heard 1 went) > Costa Victoria > P&O Oceana > P&O Australia Aria (old news) > P&O Australia Dawn (old news) > what's #6? Princess or HAL?
  4. I loved my 2 visits to Israel but did not do it on a cruise. Its completely safe IMHO. Rented a room in a B&B and stayed a month. If you get to: ♤Haifa - Bahai is a must IMHO ♡ Jerusalem - walk the top of the wall. Really interesting to look into the yards and see how Arabs / Armenians / Jews / Christians live ◇ Acco - ruins ♧ Rosh HaNikra grottoes - amazing ☆ Petra - that's in Jordan but a number of companies run 3 day excursions I will go back for another month when this is over (FWIW thats how I also visit France / UK / Belgium ..... 3-4 weeks at a time basing myself in 1 city)
  5. You don't pay for an attorney in small claims court, apparently Princess did not want to lose in court. I'd file
  6. Again, SF stated no cruises this year. I don't see Mayor Breed changing that yet
  7. Finally a confirmation of what I suspected all along. Pre Pause 1 & Pre Pause 3 not being refunded until all Pause cruises refunded. Even if Princess cancelled us. Hoping we're eventually given what's promised
  8. AFAIK Princess broke their 'agreement' with me. I had drunk the koolaid and was in their corner ..... no more. I can't even file a dispute with my Visa bc I'm waiting for FCC & my gift cards to be refunded. Even though Princess cancelled me I'm not 'officially' part of a Pause so I can't go there. My PVP sympathizes but that won't pay off a cruise that I owe on. I'm just SOL change my name to 'dejected'
  9. Got it. We can just go online and print out a copy although it can take a few days. Guess we're lucky in that respect. Somehow thought it was the same across USA
  10. You don't need to meet any criteria to get tested here, just go to one of the local drive thru or walk up centers
  11. Can I file a dispute requesting that my gift cards be cancelled if Princess is not refunding gift cards? I know I'd lose $215 but could recoup 4000
  12. No one is asking for an immediate refund but I would appreciate a clear path towards a delayed refund. Perhaps just 1 script for all of them to use. Delivery of Enchanted may be delayed according to CCL. Has nothing to do with sea worthiness https://cruiseradio.net/carnival-sells-six-cruise-ships-more-to-come/
  13. Think I'll try this for 2021-2022 if I get my FCC. That is the FCC not used up on Alaska
  14. I found the last Princess msg frustrating as I'm only waiting for FCC on 2 of my 4 cancelations (1 transferred, 1 cash back waiting on FCC, 1 resolved in full & 1 too recent to even ask about).
  15. Pre Pause1 Cruisers Cancelled by Princess & FCC Are you getting your FCC? Hopefully you got a refund as I did but ....... In my case, I was told by my PVP to complete the form and did so. Princess acknowledged it on 03/12/20. Now that the same cruises next year have increased I'd appreciate if they'd hold up their end of the agreement and issue the FCC. If I get that then it doesn't cost me anymore to do it next year. I call but no one can answer my question. Currently calendaring it to call every 30 days. It's not cash so a cash crunch shouldn't be it (4 cancelled by Princess, partially compensated for 2 -- 2 still waiting)
  16. I'm rebooking the same cruise and IF I get the FCC then the net cost to me is the same. I'm thinking that was the process behind the increase.
  17. Are you getting your FCC? Hopefully you got a refund as I did but ....... In my case, I was told by my PVP to complete the form and did so. Princess acknowledged it on 03/12/20. Now that next year's cruises have increased I'd appreciate if they'd hold up their end of the agreement and issue the FCC I call but no one can answer my question. Currently calendaring it to call every 30 days. It's not cash so a cash crunch shouldn't be it (4 cancelled by Princess, partially compensated for 2 -- 2 still waiting)
  18. Is anyone in the 'pre-Pause 1' group getting their FCC? My captain's circle page still thinks I went on the March 22 Grand cruise
  19. Yeah .... He's decided to cook Philippino food. Too much salt, which leads to more wine.
  20. Exactly. Look at what's happening to Pullmantuer ships. For sale (without items of value). 1988 & 1990 engines. Cheap to put in new carpet, beds, repaint ..... I would imagine it's more expensive to replace engines https://www.cruiselawnews.com/2020/06/articles/disease/is-pullmantur-cruises-ending-operations/
  21. Me too. Want to support hospitality workers and shop small. It might be a little pricier
  22. If it passes I might investigate a river cruise ..... or see if California Coastals are included
  23. Don, IMHO it's also which ships turn the greatest profit (onboard spending, operating / upkeep cost). That's why I thought the oldest would go. But I personally would like them to keep a smaller one for certain ports. Those mega ships can't get everwhere We should know in 90 days .... still trying to figure out what those other 2 are
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