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  1. Radiance out of Tampa January 2011 for my wife’s 60th. 5 nights to Cozumel and Costa Maya. Caught the bug after that. ???
  2. I think the drink vouchers loaded on to the Seapass is a great idea as you are able to use the vouchers at any time during the day. We are D+ and would receive up to 5 free drinks per day which is plenty for us. If we want any more than that we would be happy to pay for them. ? It will also reduce the congestion in the DL in the evenings, which is also good. ??
  3. Our Holy Land 12 night cruise is 19th October from Rome. You are getting off as we get on the ship. ???
  4. RCI are not consistent with the new TC’s. We also have two other cruises booked for May 22 on Allure out of Barcelona and October 22 on Odyssey (maybe the same cruise that you are on) out of Rome and they have not applied the conditions to those cruises (yet). ??
  5. Not sure where these new TC’s will be applied. So far I have been advised that they apply to UK and European sailings for 2021 and 2022. I am not prepared to accept them and want a refund for any of the booked cruises where they’re to be applied. I did not get informed about these conditions when I booked each of my three RCI cruises, departing May 22, Aug 22 and Oct 22. They were only presented to me recently when RCI updated the details for the Aug 22 cruise. My TA has advised me to wait until just before the final balance is due, by which time the situation may have changed. If it doesn’t, then I will be requesting a full refund for the amounts paid.
  6. Well it looks like we will not be booking any more RCI cruises, at least for the foreseeable future. Our TA contacted RCI and they confirmed that the new TC’s that I posted earlier in this thread will be in force for all future cruises for at least another 12 months. Looks like P&O, MSC and Cunard will be getting our bookings from now on, as they are all taking a much more reasonable and realistic approach to the pandemic situation. ??
  7. See my post dated May 12th where I provided links to the conditions in question. The 7th post that day.
  8. You may be correct, but what they issued today will stand for 2022 unless RCI amend and reissue the conditions. I am not taking any chances and rejecting these supplementary conditions now. My TA issued them along with the updated booking details. It was a Lift & Shift from our August 2021 cruise that was cancelled in March.
  9. The new conditions are supplementary COVID-19 and Health Protection conditions, which I only found out about today.
  10. It includes a lot of pages. I will see what I can do to publish them. Here they are:- ImportantInfo - RoyalCaribbeanCruiseOnly (7732277).pdf ImportantInfo - RoyalCaribbeanCruiseOnly (7732277) 2.pdf
  11. It includes a lot of pages. I will see what I can do to publish them.
  12. I have today received an updated set of booking conditions (16 pages) for our upcoming Mediterranean cruise on Anthem for August 2022. Having read through the plethora of additional conditions now being posed by RCI in respect of COVID-19 and Health Protection Measures, I find them to be totally unreasonable, extremely onerous and in some cases may even be illegal (in the UK). They impose huge potential liabilities in terms of risk and costs that I am not prepared to accept. I am now in the process of cancelling this cruise and the other RCI cruises that I have booked and am now seeking a full cash refund for each of them. I suggest that anyone who has booked or is considering booking a European cruise with RCI should carefully read these new conditions before going ahead. Just a “heads up” so that you are aware of this. We also have two P&O European cruises booked for 2021 and 2022 as well as an MSC UK Islands cruise next month and neither P&O or MSC have imposed anything other than what I would call reasonable and understandable conditions in respect of COVID-19. It is totally understandable that due to COVID-19 the cruise companies need to impose a number of additional precautions and restrictions but I think that RCI have gone completely overboard (excuse the pun) with them and many potential passengers will not accept what RCI are imposing and go to another cruise line who are much more reasonable and understanding about what the normal passenger is willing to accept to get onboard a cruise ship.
  13. It may be an optical illusion but the aft balcony on each deck looks the same size to me. The balconies and the cabins seem to move further back, following the slope of the ship, as you go up from deck to deck. ?
  14. Just received notification from RCI that all May 2021 cruises have been cancelled. Will lift and shift our Harmony Mediterranean cruise to next May on Allure.
  15. Odyssey must be returning to Rome at the end of September 2022. We have just booked a 12 night Holy Land cruise 19-31 October ‘22. Looking forward to it. ??
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