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    California, SF east bay
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    RC / Princess/Celebrity
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    all except caribbean

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  1. I understand. And there is no argument that safety has to trump all other things. I guess I would support that the current adhesive contract needs to change because bumping for no good reason should be prohibited.
  2. ldubs


    I like that game. I would have a hard time guessing individual words. But remove the vowels from a whole sentence and it is surprisingly easy to read. Crazy how our minds work. Well, I guess I should only speak for myself. Haha
  3. Wow, I'm impressed and hats off to you guys. Up to now about the furthest out we have booked is a year. Maybe when Mrs Ldubs retires that will change.
  4. I'm pretty sure they will get it back too. I honestly don't know how to answer your question about passengers taking advantage of cancellation rules. But I do not see it as an equal treatment issue. I simply don't think a carrier should be allowed to bump a valid ticket because they found a higher bidder.
  5. I'm still trying to get to the bottom of who took the strawberries! 😁😁😁 Seriously, I can see how the steward overlooked the importance of the hangers. But the banging balcony divider should have been handled as soon as you reported it. Somehow pushback from the steward became known to you. I can only hope that didn't result in too much of a delay.
  6. Slight detour here: Just this past September we took 6 different train trips between Italy and Switzerland. We didn't worry that we were not asked for a passport. The head scratcher for us is not even once were we asked for a ticket. These were all regional trains.
  7. Really, once someone has put a deposit down, the cruise line should not even be able to come back and say " gee we are sorry, but we sold your room to someone else for more money". Canceling a cruise because of mechanical issues, or acts of God are one thing. Cancelling because they got a better fare should not be permitted.
  8. I think you hit the nail on the head. If everyone gets a 10, then there is no incentive to do better than the next guy. Thx.
  9. A full refund and a future cruise credit seems very reasonable considering the circumstances. We book a lot of nonrefundable deposits and not just on cruise ships. We fully understanding that we could lose out. There have been a few times when we have lost our deposits. But in the long run we are still ahead of the game. The cruise cancelling the cruise is a whole different ball game. They really should recognize the grief they are causing and offer more by way of compensation.
  10. AuntyMom, I don't think what you are seeing is limited to Canadian pricing. We were ready to push the button for a cruise this time next year, until we saw the prices (Yikes!). We will watch and keep our fingers crossed that prices come down. But truth be told, we have already identified a reasonable alternative on another line, so we do have a plan B if they don't come to their senses.
  11. Looks like one of those rare threads when everyone is in agreement. No way you shouldn't be getting your deposit back.
  12. Curious for your take on this. If there is not a financial incentive why do you suppose the waitstaff push so much for the 10's? PS: Is that a toll bridge? Lol
  13. I view it a little differently. Those receiving a 9 or 10 are provided a bonus for providing excellent service. The incentive for going above and beyond is the higher share of the tip pool.
  14. Very good advice, IMO. I read something similar a long time ago and thought it made a lot of sense. Who knows, maybe it was you saying it back then too. Haha
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