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  1. We're Lift and Shifting... so I can't change categories.
  2. Yes 8596 is what we had this year... cruise cancelled... so we lost it. It's gone so the one next door is open and I think we'll take that
  3. I don't know about the deck 7. But I booked the deck 8 corner cabin 8596 for just my wife and myself without an issues. My travel agent warned me though, that SOMETIMES, RCI enforces it needs to be 3 people or more, so there was a chance they wouldn't let us have it. But she was able to book 8596, the corner cabin, for the two of us, without any issue. I would give it a whirl.
  4. Yes it's a J3. Yes' it's just the two of us.... they gave us the corner aft, with just the 2 of us with no issue Jimbo. I know many of you have specific aft cabins you recommend. I didn't know if there was another one I should jump for or avoid. That's why I asked. Heck who knows if we'll even be on Rhapsody.... and yes I'm hoping someone in one of those corner afts backs out. I'll keep watch.
  5. So.... had a great corner aft balcony (8596) booked on Rhapsody this summer that was covid cancelled. Picked out my new cruise for 2021, also on Rhapsody and both corner afts are gone. 😞 There's a million JS's available, just not the coveted corner aft. All the other aft JS are available.....8098, 8100,8202, 8600, 8598 But so are a number of JS's right by the centrum, which is an awesome spot to be on the vision class. Which would you choose? I know those vision aft corners are great, but are there any other vision aft's that are any superior than the others? Should I just not both and go back mid-ship? What say you ? and Why? And aren't you glad to get back to a post like this instead of refunds and lift and shifts and when will they start again? 🙂
  6. There are 3 quotes that stood out to me in today's call from RCI leadership.... 1) "We don't expect that... someday somebody blows a horn, and all the ships start operating right away. We think that it will be a gradual start, a little bit like society is opening up gradually." 2) "So we would imagine that we would start with fewer ships, and more likely to be more drive markets in the beginning, and then it would then evolve and grow from there." 3) "But certainly the newer ships have more public space per passenger. And would be heavily in consideration for the return to service, as well as other ships that we've modernized and having more venues on to." So... It's not like August 1, or September 1, All ships are going to sail as scheduled. Nope. Sure, we might be sailing again in September, or October but it's only going to be a couple ships and it's probably not going to be where they're currently scheduled to sail. Newer and Bigger ships are most cost effective and allow easiest social distancing.... and RCI believes travelers will people will still avoid being in an enclosed space like an airplane.... but may be willing to cruise... so lets make the ships easier to drive to. If all this holds true.... I think we're going to see the Oasis, Quantum class ships and the recently amped ships (Indy, Navigator,Mariner) deployed around the country, rather than concentrated in South Florida. Divide them up first between... NY/NJ, Orlando, South Florida, Texas, Seattle... Then places like Baltimore, Norfolk, Boston, Charleston, New Orleans. The fleet may get entirely reassigned for a bit... which will play havoc for those cruises we have booked this winter. Again all guesses, but that's what my brain came up with when I read these quotes.... What about you?
  7. Sigh. Ok. Thanks for the advice! Always appreciated.
  8. So basically it has to be another 6 nighter, same area within a month. There's only one sailing that meets that criteria. Only 1. That would be my only option? I'm going to have to argue that one! lol
  9. I actually have one problem, Jimbo. I'm hoping they overlook. My Rhapsody cruise this year is a 6-nighter. In 2021, all their Greece cruises within a month of my sailing are 7-nighters or more except one. Just one 6 night. Hope they don't try to force me on that one. If they don't, we'll be very happy about the change.
  10. Ken, I'm confused on the "basic itinerary" "cruise type" For example, right now we're booked on Rhapsody out of Venice this summer to Greece. Next summer Odyssey is going to Greece out of Rome within the same 4 month period. Can I Lift & Shift from Rhapsody to Odyssey at the same price?
  11. Thanks for all the advice. I never thought about the lifeboat space. That makes sense. "Ourusualbeach" You are correct. It is open now. It was much different 24 hours ago. My TA is furloughed, but I called her company yesterday inquiring about upgrading to the JS, they told me none were available. Last night, when I was having a sleepless night I played around on rci.com and same thing, I couldn't book a quad JS. I saw JS two cabins with sofa beds available but I couldn't have them. After reading your post, I checked again, and this time there was on JS left, and it said it was able to be booked. Called my TA's company. She tried to switch it online, no luck! Computer told her it was waitlisted. But she called RCI and was able to snag it after all. Thanks for checking, I wouldn't have looked again if you hadn't said it was now available! Whew!
  12. Currently booked on Odyssey.... When we booked there were no JS available for my family of 4 on the ship. Had to get a balcony cabin. I really want a JS Right now, there are two JS showing available. But they're only available for a couple of 2, not for a quad. I can't figure out why. Both rooms have a sofa bed in them according to the deck plans chart. I'm sailing with two tiny little elementary aged kids, a sofa bed is all we need. I know their are rules about how many quad cabins can be sold, for the passenger count of the ship, but we're already on board. We would be taking a room and freeing up a room... No change in passenger count. So RCI why won't you let me swap rooms? I want to give you more money and move to a room that works better for me. My CC RCI experts help me understand what I'm missing, because this just seems silly to me.
  13. I figure it wasn't good when shortly after the TA crossing and inability to get into the shipyard, RCI told Galveston they need another year to build the new terminal for Allure.
  14. I don't have any more final payment situations. i mean just in general. these are sailings i have no bookings on, but want to book. I just can't believe I bought a cruise in the same area one year earlier for three times less. But I understand they have to cope with not sailing and with all those 125% credits they handed out
  15. I sure hope so!! Already have the Italy 2021 cruise picked out. Just need to know if I'll get money and if RCI wakes up and lowers the price. It is currently going for about triple what I had paid this year!!! And I had a JS this year, triple is for a regular balcony! lol
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