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48 minutes ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Empress

Good old days when was Nordic Empress and rest of Royal ship's were not "of the Seas"

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12 minutes ago, lucyintheskywithdiamonds said:

yes  so far i'm stuck with this terrible itinerary too. i think i'm going to cancel

 

I definitely would. 

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While I am incredibly disappointed in the policy change that precludes visiting Cuba, something that's been on my bucket list for years, I appreciate the way RC is handling this. They are under no obligation to offer discounts or refunds. We are currently weighing our options for a substitute land vacation because we have airfare booked as well as visiting family. Nassau is not a port I would choose to visit, but I am not sure we can find an affordable alternative at this point.

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Forgive me if this was already mentioned but any changes for the 4 night Empress Aventura Dance cruise, June 6th sailing to Havana and Nassau?

 

Thanks.

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3 minutes ago, shirleygr said:

While I am incredibly disappointed in the policy change that precludes visiting Cuba, something that's been on my bucket list for years, I appreciate the way RC is handling this. They are under no obligation to offer discounts or refunds. We are currently weighing our options for a substitute land vacation because we have airfare booked as well as visiting family. 

Bravo...well said.

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Booked on majesty 7/31 - 8/5 Havana and cozumel. 

No actual official email but when you go into cruise planner it still says Havana but once you open the calendar Havana has been replaced with Costa Maya. 

There is also the official statement on site that says cancel with full refund or accept changes with 50% refund.  I only paid $600 so I am fine with getting partial refund and cruising for around $350-400. It's more than they have to do. 

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23 minutes ago, SAmome said:

Forgive me if this was already mentioned but any changes for the 4 night Empress Aventura Dance cruise, June 6th sailing to Havana and Nassau?

 

Thanks.

Yes.  You are not going to Cuba.

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8 minutes ago, Kingofcool1947 said:

Yes.  You are not going to Cuba.

Do you know the new itinerary by chance?

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7 minutes ago, SAmome said:

Do you know the new itinerary by chance?

 

Others have mentioned being able to see the new itinerary on Royal's website, when you look at your booked cruise.   It might still say Cuba on the first page, but dig a bit deeper.

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Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, orville99 said:

You’re comparing apples to aardvarks. 


Or comparing chopsticks to Cuba Libres?

Edited by Stockjock

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5 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Others have mentioned being able to see the new itinerary on Royal's website, when you look at your booked cruise.   It might still say Cuba on the first page, but dig a bit deeper.

This is a cruise that leaves tomorrow and is a charter so it's an odd ball not in the detail list above posted.  Empress 4 night aventura dance cruise June 6-10th. 

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11 minutes ago, SAmome said:

This is a cruise that leaves tomorrow and is a charter so it's an odd ball not in the detail list above posted.  Empress 4 night aventura dance cruise June 6-10th. 

I called RCCL.  Empress will be at Coco Cay, instead of Havana, June 7th by itself, making it the smallest ship population ever to visit Perfect day.   fyi 

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3 hours ago, belugos said:

Well.. Im interested is finding out too.. I got my cruise through the MyVegas, so I did not "pay" for it. I called the ClubRoyale customer service and the guy told me we will be getting an onboard credit of 50% of the cruise fare listed in the invoice I received after they completed the booking using my points.

 

I believe when I see it. Because this is too good to be true. All in all, I booked the cruise and did not pay for it, and will get 50% back in onboard credit. Not to mention that Cuba was not my favorite choice (been there many times in resorts all over the island) so it seems to be a win-win situation for me, avoiding the paperwork to enter Cuba with a visa, etc.

 

I called Club Royale and talked to Daysia (?) who knew exactly what I was asking in reference to how does the 50% off work for those who booked with MyVegas points. She said that the cruise is not actually comped, it's a discounted cruise fare, so you WILL get 50% back if you go on the cruise. If you look at your original cruise vacation receipt, it will say cruise fare $$ minus casino comp. That number is your discounted cruise fare, so you will get 50% of that amount in OBC. If you do not use it, it will be refunded to your credit card. Woohoo now I'm being paid to cruise! 

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3 hours ago, Ourusualbeach said:
Majesty of the Seas
Ship Date Day Embark Disemb. Sail Time Nights Current Itinerary Revised Itinerary
MJ 5-Jun-19 Wed FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Havana & Cozumel Western Caribbean
MJ 10-Jun-19 Mon FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Key West & Havana Overnight Bahamas & Perfect Day
MJ 15-Jun-19 Sat FLL FLL 4:00 PM 4 Key West & Havana Key West & Nassau
MJ 19-Jun-19 Wed FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Havana & Cozumel Western Caribbean
MJ 24-Jun-19 Mon FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Key West & Havana Overnight Bahamas & Perfect Day
MJ 29-Jun-19 Sat FLL FLL 4:00 PM 4 Key West & Havana Key West & Nassau
MJ 3-Jul-19 Wed FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Havana & Cozumel Western Caribbean
MJ 8-Jul-19 Mon FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Key West & Havana Overnight Bahamas & Perfect Day
MJ 13-Jul-19 Sat FLL FLL 4:00 PM 4 Key West & Havana Key West & Nassau
MJ 17-Jul-19 Wed FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Havana & Cozumel Western Caribbean
MJ 22-Jul-19 Mon FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Key West & Havana Overnight Key West & Nassau
MJ 27-Jul-19 Sat FLL FLL 4:00 PM 4 Key West & Havana Key West & Nassau
MJ 31-Jul-19 Wed FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Havana & Cozumel Western Caribbean
MJ 5-Aug-19 Mon FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Key West & Havana Overnight Bahamas & Perfect Day
MJ 10-Aug-19 Sat FLL FLL 4:00 PM 4 Key West & Havana Key West & Nassau
MJ 14-Aug-19 Wed FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Havana & Cozumel Western Caribbean
MJ 19-Aug-19 Mon FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Key West & Havana Overnight Bahamas & Perfect Day
MJ 24-Aug-19 Sat FLL FLL 4:00 PM 4 Key West & Havana Key West & Nassau
MJ 28-Aug-19 Wed FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Havana & Cozumel Western Caribbean
MJ 2-Sep-19 Mon FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Key West & Havana Overnight Key West & Nassau
MJ 7-Sep-19 Sat FLL FLL 4:00 PM 4 Key West & Havana Key West & Nassau
MJ 11-Sep-19 Wed FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Havana & Cozumel Western Caribbean
MJ 16-Sep-19 Mon FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Key West & Havana Overnight Key West & Nassau
MJ 21-Sep-19 Sat FLL FLL 4:00 PM 4 Key West & Havana Key West & Nassau
MJ 25-Sep-19 Wed FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Havana & Cozumel Western Caribbean
MJ 30-Sep-19 Mon FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Key West & Havana Overnight Key West & Nassau
MJ 5-Oct-19 Sat FLL FLL 4:00 PM 4 Key West & Havana Key West & Nassau
MJ 9-Oct-19 Wed FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Havana & Cozumel Western Caribbean
MJ 14-Oct-19 Mon FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Key West & Havana Overnight Key West & Nassau
MJ 19-Oct-19 Sat FLL FLL 4:00 PM 4 Key West & Havana Key West & Nassau
MJ 23-Oct-19 Wed FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Havana & Cozumel Western Caribbean
MJ 28-Oct-19 Mon FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Key West & Havana Overnight Key West & Nassau
MJ 2-Nov-19 Sat FLL FLL 4:00 PM 4 Key West & Havana Key West & Nassau
MJ 6-Nov-19 Wed FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Havana & Cozumel Western Caribbean
MJ 11-Nov-19 Mon FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Key West & Havana Overnight Key West & Nassau
MJ 16-Nov-19 Sat FLL FLL 4:00 PM 4 Key West & Havana Key West & Nassau
MJ 20-Nov-19 Wed FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Western Caribbean Western Caribbean
MJ 25-Nov-19 Mon FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Key West & Havana Overnight Key West & Nassau
MJ 30-Nov-19 Sat FLL FLL 4:00 PM 4 Key West & Havana Key West & Nassau
MJ 4-Dec-19 Wed FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Western Caribbean Western Caribbean
MJ 9-Dec-19 Mon FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Key West & Havana Overnight Key West & Nassau
MJ 14-Dec-19 Sat FLL FLL 4:00 PM 4 Key West & Nassau Key West & Nassau
MJ 18-Dec-19 Wed FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Western Caribbean Western Caribbean
MJ 23-Dec-19 Mon FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Key West Havana Holidays Key West & Nassau
MJ 28-Dec-19 Sat FLL FLL 4:00 PM 5 Western Caribbean Holiday Western Caribbean Holiday

 

Empress of the Seas
Ship Date Day Embark Debark Sail Time Nights Current Itinerary Revised Itinerary
NE 10-Jun-19 Mon MIA MIA 4:00 PM 5 Key West, Havana, & Cozumel Key West & Cozumel
NE 15-Jun-19 Sat MIA MIA 4:00 PM 8 Havana Overnight & Perfect Day Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day
NE 23-Jun-19 Sun MIA MIA 4:00 PM 6 Best of Cuba Western Caribbean
NE 29-Jun-19 Sat MIA MIA 4:00 PM 8 Havana Caribbean & Perfect Day Western Caribbean & Perfect Day
NE 7-Jul-19 Sun MIA MIA 4:00 PM 6 Key West, Havana, & Cayman Western Caribbean
NE 13-Jul-19 Sat MIA MIA 4:00 PM 8 Havana Overnight & Cienfuegos Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day
NE 21-Jul-19 Sun MIA MIA 4:00 PM 6 Best of Cuba Western Caribbean
NE 27-Jul-19 Sat MIA MIA 4:00 PM 8 Havana Caribbean & Perfect Day Western Caribbean & Perfect Day
NE 4-Aug-19 Sun MIA MIA 4:00 PM 6 Key West, Havana, & Cayman Western Caribbean
NE 10-Aug-19 Sat MIA MIA 4:00 PM 8 Havana Overnight & Cienfuegos Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day
NE 18-Aug-19 Sun MIA MIA 4:00 PM 6 Best of Cuba Western Caribbean
NE 24-Aug-19 Sat MIA MIA 4:00 PM 8 Havana Caribbean & Perfect Day Western Caribbean & Perfect Day
NE 1-Sep-19 Sun MIA MIA 4:00 PM 6 Key West, Havana, & Cayman Western Caribbean
NE 7-Sep-19 Sat MIA MIA 4:00 PM 8 Havana Overnight & Perfect Day Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day
NE 15-Sep-19 Sun MIA MIA 4:00 PM 6 Best of Cuba Western Caribbean
NE 21-Sep-19 Sat MIA MIA 4:00 PM 8 Havana Caribbean & Perfect Day Western Caribbean & Perfect Day
NE 29-Sep-19 Sun MIA MIA 4:00 PM 6 Key West, Havana, & Cayman Western Caribbean
NE 5-Oct-19 Sat MIA MIA 4:00 PM 5 Key West & Havana Overnight Key West & Perfect Day
NE 10-Oct-19 Thu MIA MIA 4:00 PM 7 Best of Cuba Western Caribbean & Perfect Day
NE 17-Oct-19 Thu MIA MIA 4:00 PM 8 Best of Cuba Western Caribbean
NE 25-Oct-19 Fri MIA MIA 4:00 PM 8 Best of Cuba Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day
NE 2-Nov-19 Sat MIA MIA 4:00 PM 5 Key West, Havana, & Cozumel Western Caribbean
NE 7-Nov-19 Thu MIA MIA 4:00 PM 8 Best of Cuba Western Caribbean
NE 15-Nov-19 Fri MIA MIA 4:00 PM 8 Best of Cuba Western Caribbean
NE 23-Nov-19 Sat MIA MIA 4:00 PM 7 Best of Cuba Western Caribbean
NE 30-Nov-19 Sat MIA MIA 4:00 PM 5 Cienfuegos & Havana Western Caribbean
NE 5-Dec-19 Thu MIA MIA 4:00 PM 4 Havana Western Caribbean
NE 9-Dec-19 Mon MIA MIA 4:00 PM 7 Best of Cuba Western Caribbean & Perfect Day
NE 16-Dec-19 Mon MIA MIA 4:00 PM 8 Best of Cuba Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day
NE 24-Dec-19 Tue MIA MIA 4:00 PM 6 Best of Cuba Western Caribbean & Perfect Day
NE 30-Dec-19 Mon MIA MIA 4:00 PM 4 Key West & Havana Key West & Perfect Day

Am I reading this correctly that the June 24 Majesty sailing will not even go to Key West?

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6 minutes ago, Heather1972 said:

 

I called Club Royale and talked to Daysia (?) who knew exactly what I was asking in reference to how does the 50% off work for those who booked with MyVegas points. She said that the cruise is not actually comped, it's a discounted cruise fare, so you WILL get 50% back if you go on the cruise. If you look at your original cruise vacation receipt, it will say cruise fare $$ minus casino comp. That number is your discounted cruise fare, so you will get 50% of that amount in OBC. If you do not use it, it will be refunded to your credit card. Woohoo now I'm being paid to cruise! 

That would be awesome.

 

We "paid" (not really) $821.00 per person... cruise fare. So will they credit us 50% of each fare paying traveler?

 

If so, Im going to the SPA!

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Just now, belugos said:

That would be awesome.

 

We "paid" (not really) $821.00 per person... cruise fare. So will they credit us 50% of each fare paying traveler?

 

If so, Im going to the SPA!

 

Yep, 50% on each cruise fare. I'm solo and my discounted fare is $736. So, I am getting $368 in OBC. Cha ching! 

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6 minutes ago, Cruiser24 said:

Am I reading this correctly that the June 24 Majesty sailing will not even go to Key West?

If you look at the detail of this cruise date on RC website, it still shows Key West as a stop. Whether that is accurate, I don’t know. Maybe check your cruise planner and see what the calendar now shows. 

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I wanted to go to Cozumel this summer without doing a 7 night cruise. Called Casino Royale and sure enough someone canceled 6/10. Super happy. Free!  

Port charges were very high for Key West and Cozumel. 

$144.35. 

So excited to go back in my first Royal ship. 

Anyone know John Denton’s schedule for June?  Would love to see him again. 

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12 minutes ago, Cruiser24 said:

Am I reading this correctly that the June 24 Majesty sailing will not even go to Key West?

I'm on Majesty for June 24. Club Royale sent me the new itinerary. It's Nassau, Coco Cay, Sea Day then Key West. 

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Posted (edited)

Empress of the Seas - June 15 has been changed to:

Coco Cay

San Juan

St Croix

St Thomas

Haven't been to any of these - so looking forward to see new ports and 50% back in credits!!

 

Edited by Sandangel
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On 6/4/2019 at 7:33 PM, Artemus said:

Can we just cut to the chase, please.

The Thread title should read “What has Trump done to your Cuba cruise?

 

What part of "No political discussion allowed" don't you understand?

 

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DW and I went on a Cuba cruise this past February with Pearl Seas  and I am glad that we went then.  Sorry to hear about cancelled Cuba cruises for everyone.  If you ever go on a Cuba cruise in the future, try to find an an itinerary with more than Havana.  Prices for rum/cigars about double in Havana vs, Santiago de Cuba.  The sanctions should have had a better grandfather clause.  Just my opinion.

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1 hour ago, Heather1972 said:

 

I called Club Royale and talked to Daysia (?) who knew exactly what I was asking in reference to how does the 50% off work for those who booked with MyVegas points. She said that the cruise is not actually comped, it's a discounted cruise fare, so you WILL get 50% back if you go on the cruise. If you look at your original cruise vacation receipt, it will say cruise fare $$ minus casino comp. That number is your discounted cruise fare, so you will get 50% of that amount in OBC. If you do not use it, it will be refunded to your credit card. Woohoo now I'm being paid to cruise! 

Yep, me too.  Amazing.  THANK YOU RCCL!

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They are refunding the RCCL Travel protection and allowing NextCruise OBC to apply to new bookings.  They really are trying to serve lemonade!

 

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I wish Msc would let us know what's happening with our itinerary. We booked a two week back to back starting 17 June and not so much as an email. We are flying from New Zealand with our 10 month old in just over a week. Would love them to hurry up and inform us. If we are lucky enough to get offered a refund like the other lines we want to take it and fly Miami to Bahamas. Hang there for a few days then onto cuba from there on a land based holiday. 

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