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  1. They have also cancelled the Journey April 11 Singapore to Dubai Cruise
  2. garlinn

    Coronavirus

    The Journey April 11 Singapore to Dubai has been cancelled. Dear Azamara Guest, We have some urgent information to provide regarding your upcoming 15-Night Sri Lanka & India Voyage on April 11th, 2020 aboard Azamara Journey® Along with the US Administration's COVID-19 Taskforce, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The World Health Organization, we've been vigilantly monitoring the developments of the coronavirus and travel restrictions around the world. Due to the recent closure of ports in the United Arab Emirates as well as the other Asian ports on your itinerary, we have made the necessary decision to cancel your upcoming voyage, which was scheduled to depart out of Singapore. Up until today we did not intend to cancel this voyage; however, must do so due to the regional restrictions recently implemented. In order to compensate you for this cancellation, all booked guests will have the option to receive a full refund to their original method of payment or receive a 125% Future Cruise Credit (FCC). If you pre-booked any shore excursions through Azamara, you'll receive a full refund to the original form of payment. Guests with independent arrangements should contact their travel advisors as soon as possible. If you pre-purchased any beverage, internet or specialty dining, you will also receive a full refund to your original form of payment. Please note, guests who have purchased land packages through Azamara including, the pre-Stay Locals in Singapore, the post Taj Mahal & Tigers of India and the post Stay Local in Dubai will also receive compensation in the same form as their cruise fare. Guests with air travel and hotel booked through ChoiceAir will be refunded automatically. Guests with independent air arrangements need to contact their air carriers directly to make all required cancellations. For any airline flight change fees incurred, you may receive up to $500 per person reimbursement. In order to receive reimbursement, you must send us a copy of the air change fees assessed. Please email to, AzamaraCustomerService@azamara.com. We know how important your vacation time is and we sincerely regret for the inconvenience of this cancellation. Your safety and well-being are our highest priority. We hope to welcome you in the near future for an AzAmazing vacation. In the meantime, should you have any questions about this voyage, please contact us at 1-855-AZAMARA (292-6272), option 3. Sincerely, AZAMARA® To view the affected itinerary, please click here.
  3. garlinn

    Coronavirus

    If you look at Celebrity's FAQ it might clarify it. https://www.celebritycruises.com/cruise-with-confidence
  4. garlinn

    Coronavirus

    From The Royal Caribbean Corporate Site https://presscenter.rclcorporate.com/press-release/72/royal-caribbean-group-adopts-ldquocruise-with-confidencerdquo-policy-allowing-cancellations-up-to-48-hours-before-sailing/ Royal Caribbean Group adopts “Cruise With Confidence” policy, allowing cancellations up to 48 hours before sailing Friday, March 6, 2020 MIAMI, March. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With COVID-19 adding uncertainty to travel plans around the world, Royal Caribbean Group said it will give guests greater control over their vacation decisions, allowing guests to cancel cruises as late as two days before departure. The “Cruise With Confidence” policy allows guests on Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea to cancel up to 48 hours before a sailing. Guests will receive a full credit for their fare, usable on any future sailing of the guest’s choice in 2020 or 2021. The policy applies to both new and existing cruise bookings. “Our previous policy set earlier deadlines for guests to cancel their cruises, and that added unnecessary stress,” said Richard Fain, the company’s chairman and CEO. “Trying to guess a month or more in advance where areas of concern about coronavirus might be is challenging for medical experts, much less a family preparing for vacation. “When circumstances are as fast-changing as they have been recently, it’s good to know you have the option to take a rain check,” Fain said. “We think putting more control in our guests’ hands helps them make informed decisions about whether to keep their existing vacation plans or trade out for a more convenient time or itinerary.” In addition to easing concerns for booked guests, Fain said the policy would also give consumers more confidence in making new bookings, knowing that they could later adjust their plans without penalty. The policy applies to all cruises with a sailing date on or before July 31, 2020, and will be offered by the company’s global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea. Full details of the “Cruise with Confidence” policy can be found at the respective brand websites. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that controls and operates four global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea Cruises. We are also a 50% joint venture owner of the German brand TUI Cruises and a 49% shareholder in the Spanish brand Pullmantur Cruceros. Together these brands operate a combined total of 61 ships with an additional 17 on order as of December 31, 2019. They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on all seven continents. Additional information can be found on www.royalcaribbean.com, www.celebritycruises.com, www.azamara.com, www.silversea.com, www.tuicruises.com, www.pullmantur.es, or www.rclinvestor.com.
  5. garlinn

    Coronavirus

    If you want to put it in perspective you need to consider: Population US 335M Singapore 5.6M
  6. garlinn

    Coronavirus

    Thanks for the advice. We just returned from a s. America/Antartica cruise. She is working on getting a not from her Doctor. As soon as she gets it we will start working to see if Azamara will give a refund or future cruise credit. If that does not work we will try the insurance company. I am hoping that American will cancel flights to Tokyo or JAL will cancel our flight to Singapore. Then we can get a fulll refund on the airfare.
  7. garlinn

    Coronavirus

    I am also booked on the 4/11 cruise out of Singapore. I am trying to decide how to cancel and minimize my losses. I am booked on American through Tokyo. Hopefully they will cancel flight to Tokyo and I can get a refund. I have insurance but do not have CFAR. My quandary is do I cancel the cruise before 31 days so I can at least get 25% back or risk the 25% hoping Azamara will cancel the cruise before departure date. My wife is diabetic and has has a bout of sepsis in the last year. If you look at the statistics these put at a much higher risk than the average person. This was going to be our first cruise on Azamara and we were looking forward to it. I will have to think twice about cruising on Azamara in the future.
  8. Breaking News!!! As of today our S1 on Millennium has a shower curtain.
  9. Accessible Sky Suites have a walk in shower. All others have a tub/shower combination with the exception of 6145 and 6146 which have a tub and a walk in shower.
  10. We were on the Millennium cruise last spring that has several fog related delays including missing one day in Beijing. We had a tour booked with China Highlights and they refunded a portion of the tour price. I had to get a note from the ship and send it to them so they could cancel one night's hotel room after the cancellation date. They were able to do this and get us a refund on the hotel along with refunding a portion of the tour cost.
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