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christodan

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  1. Oh I didn't realize. Well it seems fair to me. I have some operas booked at the Sydney Opera House later this year ( they are not cancelled yet) and they are asking if people could not ask for refunds but rather ask for a credit or donate because they are in such dire circumstances that they will have to sell some properties to stay afloat. https://www.smh.com.au/culture/music/opera-australia-looks-to-sell-offs-to-stay-afloat-20200316-p54ai2.html
  2. Maybe they could strike a deal and say we won't be demanding a refund from you if you could make it transferable.Seems like a fair deal to me in these unusual circumstances.
  3. Are the vouchers transferable? Can you resell them or just gift them if you are stuck with them?
  4. It's good to see the crew enjoying the ships as guests. I saw one crew member posting youtube videos of his day, eating at chops grill etc.
  5. I suspected that would be the case. However, I am also aware that the aussie dollar has tanked and so for this reason also, cruises will be far more expensive for us next year.
  6. Possum52, the same question was asked in the SMH yesterday. https://www.smh.com.au/world/oceania/why-were-people-on-white-island-volcano-when-it-erupted-20191210-p53iey.html I don't think it's laying blame to genuinely wonder how people are allowed to do such a dangerous tour. I was certainly wondering how such a tour was possible. When they explained on the news that there was no warning sign of an immediate eruption like other volcanoes give, then it was easier to understand why this happened and why people were allowed to do this tour.
  7. Yes Mic but now we are all paying the price for their sins!
  8. Well I don't know when it became standard Chiliburn, because I did cancel a cruise earlier this year coming up this December which was refunded. I had booked directly with RCI but it was a while ago, probably when the cruises were first released because a) it was cheap and b) refundable. It was the 8 Queensland one and it was only around $120 a day each for inside cabin. Mic, I am in two minds about that practice. I can understand RCI getting annoyed with people doing that, but of course if you could then who wouldn't?
  9. Oh really ? I was wondering if it applied to the Americans too.
  10. Thanks for the reply. But we are a family of five which makes it not reasonable.
  11. So I haven't booked a cruise for a while and I was going to book one with RCI for next year. But of course I always like the option of cancelling if something comes up. However, I noticed that the cruise that I was looking at and put a 24 hour hold on has a non-refundable deposit. Is this the norm now? I always liked RCIs flexibility and liked to book way in advance if I see a good price but I don't think I will be doing that any more.
  12. I don't think you feel any ship movement wherever you are. It's so big and stable, even in rough seas on Bass Strait we felt nothing.
  13. The funniest one I read about a cruise that I was on was that The Beatles Tribute band did nothing but play Beatles songs.
  14. I saw that on the NSW port authority cruise schedule. Intriguing name.
  15. Thanks for the photo. That's what I am getting - obstructed balcony ,except mine is an upgrade not downgrade. Lol. At least with all my OBC I will be able try all the specialty restaurants if the food is not great.
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