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    Two Rivers, Wisc.
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    travel, post cards
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess, Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Far away places

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  1. Here is a couple of links, which may help to answer your questions. I like the balcony cabins mid-ship on Emerald, as there isn't really an obstruction looking straight out, only down. https://sites.google.com/site/royalregalprincess/home/8-emerald Also here is an older thread 9 pages all about various obstructed view cabins on Emerald deck:
  2. I had 4 cruises I cancelled and was surprised recently when I got the $400 back. Not that I can afford to lose it but the $100. deposit Princess does is a big draw for me.
  3. I'm with others here, I book with an agent and her price is always better than Princess, others places I check. I wouldn't hesitate to book a cruise for 2022 as long as it isn't a deposit higher than $100.
  4. I was booked for the Sky Baltic Grand Adventure 26 days, had a great price, $500+ OBC, but checked same cruise for 2021, got major sticker shock. It takes quite a bit to surprise me, cruising for almost 40 years plus sailing single, I'm used to high prices. For comparison, I cancelled a 35 day cruise on the Enchanted for April but re-booked part of it for 21 days, Barcelona RT. I had 2nd thoughts but found a similar cruise Oct. 2021, Barcelona RT 22 days. Extra day, not repeating Naples, only $50.00 more than April 2021. Better cabin, I had a balcony obstructed, now I have a deluxe balcony obstructed mid-ship, and those aren't really obstructed. After pricing the Baltic cruise, I was very surprised this Enchanted cruise wasn't higher.
  5. I'm turning into a skeptic, I changed my April 2021 Med cruise to a Barcelona RT 22 day Med cruise Oct. 2021. I got the same price, better cabin, my TA was able to transfer my $100. deposit.
  6. I like having a cruise to look forward to, always have 2 or 3 booked. I'm retired, cruising once a year, but 21 or more days. I miss cruising but common sense prevails, being in my 70's do not want to be trapped on a ship with an outbreak. I cancelled 3 long cruises, re-booked a portion of a 35 day one, but thinking with spikes happening, first wave of this isn't "over", and people throwing caution to the wind in some cases, will have an impact. I may cancel my April 2021 re-booked cruise, too!
  7. Checking my credit card this a.m. to see if something I ordered was charged, very surprised to see a credit balance. I cancelled 3 cruises in April was prepared to not see my $300., I was hoping and pleasantly surprised.
  8. I don't think anyone has any ideas at this point. If the ships start sailing later this year, cruise lines might come out with some details on how things will be handled. Until then everything would probably be speculation unless someone posts actually working for a cruise line. Travel agents might get info as those cruise dates appear to be a go.
  9. It is a very complicated situation, and generalizations don't cover it. Every state has different rules, when you talk world travel, different countries, it isn't just about the CDC and one persons choice, not at all. I'm not going to get into the "commending the leadership" through this, for what? I could sound off but we have been told, no politics. News this a.m. reporting about Britain and their rules, quarantine for travelers, etc., it isn't just about cruise lines saying they have a plan for protecting passengers. Do they and does anyone really know the answers here? Will it return, worse than now, is there going to be a spike as places open up for business?
  10. I've been using the same agent almost 20 years (possibly same one Coral uses), there is no way I would change or book direct through Princess. Having travel agency experience, sailing as a single, why would I not? Booking travel should not be "just pushing a button". Taking long trips, rarely less than 3 weeks, I want to book with someone traveling themselves, experience.
  11. I'm booked on the Enchanted for April 2021. but I will cancel before final is due if I don't feel comfortable with the way things are going. I cancelled my Sky Fall cruise right before final was due. Listening to the business channel this a.m., it isn't a clear cut situation. Ship may be finished but will cruising be wide open after the 1st of the year? Countries are doing their own individual things in terms of opening up again at this point. It isn't a simple, o.k. let's do it, so much is involved. No one knows and it will be a logistical nightmare to figure out.
  12. Point taken, probably should apologize for my crankiness! Yesterday I was frustrated because 2 other places were infiltrated with all virus stuff and nowhere the topic at hand. Gardening and football! 🙂 I know the virus is first and foremost on the minds right now, I get it. Sometimes I want to block it out! Maybe I'll try more chocolate and coffee! 😄
  13. I'm booked on the Enchanted Med cruise for April 2021, Barcelona RT 21 days.
  14. I've booked a bus trip with a local company for Oct. to the balloon festival in Albuquerque. I did take their insurance if I'm not comfortable with going. Small company started by a couple when their small farm struggled, now the son and his wife have taken over. NE Wisc. (not Green Bay & Brown county) haven't been hit particularly hard but one has to be mindful of other areas of the country. I'm saving money by having no Visa bill to pay so by the time I cruise, I'll be able to pay in full right off the bat. My sister and I are trying to support local small restaurants, ordering out a few times a week, at 3 different cafes, all run by husband & wife team.
  15. You do realize that the title of this thread is "Are we seeing the end of cruising?" Of course, I realize the thread title and I don't think includes virus bickering, "I know more than you know". I don't need to start a thread for "my peers", I like to read what others think about cruising, not their virus opinions. I don't care how old they are, maybe I should have left the age part off. Thanks for the "back on track" comments and I do have a cruise booked for Spring 2021, mid-April-May. It was 35 days, changed to 21 days. I'm cautiously optimistic but don't have unrealistic expectations as I know things can go south quickly with this.
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