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    Chadster reacted to VACruiser in RCL Stock Price   
    The old adage goes - don’t try and catch a falling knife because it will cut you.
    Wait until it stabilizes along support levels which it blew through all the support levels so there really isn’t any left. It’s in free fall with daily trading at five - six times its normal volume. That’s never a good sign on the falling side. Lots of sellers and few buyers around.
    Be careful at the moment with money that you need. If it’s disposable income and you want to try, than by all means go for it.  We are not done with this situation and April 10th can come  and go quickly without resumption of cruises. Be wary if you are a new investor. 
    I thought $30 was going to be a support level but it went right past and never stopped on it’s decline. 
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    Chadster reacted to HeWhoWaits in Bermuda Effectively Closed to Tourists   
    Hoping that both Baltimore and Bermuda are open for business in time for our May 9 Grandeur sailing to happen.
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    Chadster reacted to JLMoran in Canada Ports Closed Until July 1   
    Just heard on the Cruise Radio News podcast that the Bermuda Tourism Authority has announced that it's suspended cruise ship operations until April 14, but could go longer. So far, 9 sailings have been canceled because of this.
    So that makes altering a CA/NE cruise to a Bermuda sailing a lot less likely. ? 
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    Chadster got a reaction from Fireman973 in Reality?   
    I have one planned for either June or July, but if neither of those are a go, I've got a Christmas cruise to look forward to!
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    Chadster reacted to Lovetocruise2002 in Upgrading?   
    That is exactly what I do. I watch prices regularly and once it falls to a price I am comfortable with, I will call and switch cabins. Usually, this happens after final payment around the 45-60 day mark.  That is what I have noticed in the past. 
     
    Royal Up is another option but IMO, not a great one since the bid options don’t always reflect actual inventory. 
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    Chadster got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Upgrading?   
    Same advice from me -- I've worked my way up from an interior to an aft balcony, and I'm waiting to hear about a hopeful bump up to aft-facing junior suite. I wanna be prepared in case the trip goes ahead!
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    Chadster reacted to jaullram in Anthem of the Seas Star Class March 8 - 15, 2020   
    Not a live blog but posting details of our Anthem of the Seas Star class experience under live blog section of the website. Come check it out if you have any questions about the ship or Star class on Anthem.  I will be posting all 7 days of our experience!  I figure in these times of no cruises some fun pictures will be an enjoyable distraction!
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    Chadster reacted to Lovetocruise2002 in I think we will be cruising by May   
    I’m with @Neesa on this one. I have 4 other sailings booked for this year starting in July. With all the negative news around us, these boards, and the hope of cruising again, is something that many of us are looking forward to. Great for mental health in the midst of all this social distancing and doom & gloom. While I am not oblivious to what is going on around us, I choose to remain positive through all this. ?
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    Chadster got a reaction from Royal Cruiser in Future Cruise Credit (FCC) question   
    Just in case someone finds themselves in a situation similar to what I encountered and have now deciphered with help of the travel agency I booked a now-cancelled cruise with:
    The cruise is scheduled for May 4 to Canada/New England. I cancelled under "Cruise With Confidence" last weekend (March 7, just after they announced Cruise With Confidence) because I decided I'd delay my trip until June and also change ships while I was at it. When I cancelled, I was in the 50% forfeiture period (I think I was at 68 days). So, 5 business days after cancellation, I got a refund for the taxes, prepaid gratuities, and 50% of my cruise fare back to my card. The remaining 50% of my cruise fare will be refunded to an FCC, which I will get, well...whenever I get it.
    It took me a while to wrap my head around the math, and I just wanted to share this with people in case they're initially perplexed like I am -- which, admittedly doesn't take much! ?
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    Chadster reacted to JLMoran in You Know It's Getting Bad When......   
    I hear ya! In my case, wife went to grocery store on Friday while I hit the liquor store a couple hours later. Good thing I like unpopular beer! ?

    Ignore the boxes. That’s a case of Weyerbacher’s Merry Monks tripel, a 4-pack of Weyerbacher’s Tiny imperial stout, and a six-pack of Tröegs Tröegenator doppel Bock. Plus 3 bottles of Zinfandel to bolster the three still at home.
    What’s with those stares? They said we needed supplies for two weeks!
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    Chadster reacted to Knevlett in You Know It's Getting Bad When......   
    Toilet paper manufacturers...

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    Chadster reacted to AshleyDillo in Future Cruise Credit (FCC) question   
    They changed the Cruise with Confidence policy shortly after they announced it to where you could either get the 100% FCC or take the 50% penalty and get the rest refunded in cash like before the Cruise with Confidence policy existed.  Prior to the change they stated you would be an FCC equal to the penalty amount if you canceled, thus a 50% refund and a 50% FCC.
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    Chadster got a reaction from YOLO in How I'll Cruise Differently After Covid-19   
    Get a bunch of those little hotel-sized soaps or small bottles of hand sanitizer and throw them at people like you're riding on a parade float and throwing beads or candy!
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    Chadster reacted to princevaliantus in All The Ships Anchored Off Of Florida ...   
    Thought I'd share:

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    Chadster got a reaction from sabarwolf in Something to sing along to while you wash your hands!   
    You apparently aren't the only one!
     
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    Chadster got a reaction from HeWhoWaits in How I'll Cruise Differently After Covid-19   
    Get a bunch of those little hotel-sized soaps or small bottles of hand sanitizer and throw them at people like you're riding on a parade float and throwing beads or candy!
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    Chadster reacted to RCVoyager in Loyal to Royal (for now), but NOW Carnival is REALLY TAKING CARE OF THEIR CUSTOMERS!   
    Update from Carnival just came in:  We booked the Breeze after we were allowed to change our trip for free but before Carnival ceased operations.  I figured we were out the $1200 in OBC (2 staterooms @ $600 each).  I just received the email that we get the credit anyway.  I just applied for it.  Carnival just handed us $1200 we didn't expect.
    Again, I am partial to both RCCL and Carnival.  I know some on here have no use for Carnival, but they stepped up to the plate for us... and the Breeze is a really nice ship.
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    Chadster got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in Canada Ports Closed Until July 1   
    Yep! ? The June 4 sailing is still my first choice, but if need be, I'll enjoy a balcony in July instead!
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    Chadster reacted to Lovetocruise2002 in Canada Ports Closed Until July 1   
    July 15th? That’s the one that we are currently booked on.
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    Chadster got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in Canada Ports Closed Until July 1   
    This is the cruise I'm holding a reservation on just in case my June sailing on Adventure doesn't go forward. I really hope one way or another, I get to visit Canada!!
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    Chadster reacted to HeWhoWaits in How I'll Cruise Differently After Covid-19   
    The only thing I MIGHT change is to be more vocal (and potentially obnoxious) when telling idiots to wash their hands before leaving the restrooms.
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    Chadster reacted to JLMoran in Reality?   
    OK, I'm bucking the trend here. I not only am staying on my cruise, I doubled down and took advantage of the fact people are starting to cancel. Cabins are opening up with some modest price drops, so I've asked my TA to upgrade me from my current pair of interior cabins to a pair of OV cabins. I'm moving from deck 7 to deck 3, but at least now we'll all have a nice 4-foot diameter window to look out of and have some natural daylight coming in should the worst happen and we get quarantined while at sea.
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    Chadster reacted to Lovetocruise2002 in Canada Ports Closed Until July 1   
    I’m on a 9 night on Adventure in July and it was practically sold out for the longest time, until this week. Lots opened up this week. Really looking forward to this so hopefully this mess clears up by then.
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