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  1. My deposit that was refunded (two posts up) was also paid with AMEX. Perhaps that is the difference. I had an online chat with the folks at AMEX shortly after cancelling to see if they provided any help if the refund process was protracted or bankruptcy seemed eminent. They indicated that they would get involved when 45 days had passed as that was their standard/policy for maximum delay in refunds by merchants. My refund came in a few days prior to the 45 day period.
  2. Cancelled our Sept cruise for which I paid deposits for 3 cabins (6 pax) on April 20 and was happy to see the full $4500 posted to my CC this morning.
  3. FYI, this thread prompted me to do a little checking. I currently am awaiting deposit refunds for 6 people from a cruise I cancelled last month. Hoping for the best, but I just got off an on-line chat with AMEX (platinum card if that makes a difference) regarding my ability to recoup deposits if O declares bankruptcy since normally purchase protection is only available 60 days beyond billing date. They indicated that in light of the Covid-19 crisis they are working with cardholders to make them whole. No guarantee, but it's hope.
  4. My I treat everyone to a Silver Spirits Beverage Package? BTW, top shelf is not excluded for this cruise.
  5. Yes, with an extensive selection of new and classics along with tv shows, prepare to binge if you desire
  6. Also suggest using an app on your phone such as ColorNote to store a list of your meds on your phone. That can be shared with medical personnel and comes in handy at Dr's office when having to fill out forms, etc.
  7. To see the actual times, you will need to book the cruise, so to speak. You can have your TA book a cabin with a 72 hour complimentary hold with no deposit required and you will receive an invoice showing the port times. If it does not meet your satisfaction, cancel the booking, no harm, no foul.
  8. Not sure I understand 🙄
  9. I can only speak for PV cabins, as that is the only category we have been in, but there has always been a heavy duty felted tote type bag in the cabin with magazines in it. It is about the size of a paper grocery bag with handles and we have used it for transport of laundry.
  10. We have only booked GTY cabins on Viking and have never had any issues. 50% of the time, we have been upgraded, although never above the basic category we booked (e.g. PV3 to PV1). Never disappointed and always knew our cabin number before leaving the house.
  11. While soliciting for a roommate may be against CC guidelines, I don't read the OP post as an ad looking for a roommate. I read it as asking where or how to look for a roommate. Just my opinion.
  12. Not absolutely sure, but I think the confiscation criteria is if the item has "surge protection" built in. Apparently they consider it a potential fire hazard.
  13. Not a hater, but you can ask for anything, they might not be able to fulfill your wishes, but at least you tried. I definitely have a pillow issue, both allergy and firmness. I always ask at any hotel, etc. when the pillows are not going to result in a good night sleep (typically the first thing I check when entering a room). Usually they are able to accommodate my wishes, even at bargain hotel chains. You can also ask for different bedding (extra pillows, blankets, sheets, more or less), extra shampoo, soap, hangers, …...
  14. Yes, I can't speak to Waves as I have only been on an R ship and Waves grill was never been open for breakfast on my sailing, only pastries, fruit and such.
  15. If you want freshly scrambled eggs, all you have to do is ask at the omelet station.
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