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Cruise Queen 44 * Diamond

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  1. My husband said that if we can get our refund, I can go ahead and book at least one of the two casino cruise certificates I have on my account. LOL! I will probably be giving the money right back to them. Guilty as charged. ?
  2. I was supposed to have received a refund from RCCL yesterday for my cancelled April 5th sailing that I cancelled on March 15th, but I did not receive it. I think this is the HOT week for refunds and RCCL is going to have to release a ton of money over the next few days...i.e. April 15th-April 21st. I commend them for offering these deals and the comp cruise certificates (I have two in my casino account right now), to try to protect their cash flow. I hope it works.
  3. Thank you for the tip. I saw a video of a nearby Owner's Suite and these rooms are gorgeous. I definitely want to have a few meals there. Yes! Spoiled. That's what I want to be. LOL!
  4. The best room we have ever stayed in so far is a Grand Suite. I am so very excited to see this room and to see the Freedom of the Seas. We have never sailed on her before. Only issue is we have 5 ports in 7 days so there won't be quite as much time on the ship since we love to explore the ports, but I will enjoy every minute either way. I'm having cruise withdrawals like everyone else, I'm sure. ?
  5. We were supposed to be on the Oasis of the Seas from 04/05/20 to 04/12/20 but it was canceled due to the pandemic. I was devastated. We had a beautiful Crown Loft Suite reserved (the nicest room we've ever booked) and I really wanted to see the revamp that was done in 2019. The last time we were on the Oasis was in 2012. Fortunately, we have two more cruises booked. One, for Christmas 2020 and the other, for Spring Break 2021. Since we were able to get a full refund for our April 2020 cruise (sadly), I figured, what the heck? I emailed my TA yesterday and upgraded our Junior Suite to a beautiful Owner's Suite on the Freedom of the Seas for our Christmas cruise. YAY! I will now start my Keto diet again, ramp up the exercises, and start getting bathing suit ready for December. It will happen....it HAS to happen. LOL! Here's to cruising SOON...very soon!
  6. I couldn't figure out how to get a comparable cruise with the 125% FCC since the prices have increased. I just decided to take the refund instead.
  7. The rooms are waaayyy bigger in an Owner's Suite. I would definitely take it if it's not much more. ?
  8. I called Royal Visa a couple of weeks ago, before all this mess started, and asked them if they could add my points back to my account. They told me that they don't add the points back to your account but any unused OBC's would be refunded by mail. Once you redeem the points, I guess the credit card company treats the benefit like cash. I have a $100 OBC from our cruise that was cancelled so I suspect, I will get a check in the mail within the next 30-60 days.
  9. Great topic for people to respond to. When do you all think the cruise lines will be back up and running, "business as usual"? Once the suspension ends, it will probably take some time for the itineraries to be rescheduled and the destinations to clean up from this mess before they welcome tourist back into their countries. I suspect this is going to hurt the industry for at least 3-6 months. I'm doing my best to get "real" people's opinions and not pay any attention to the circus my husband is watching on tv. LOL!
  10. Thank you AshleyDillo. Since RCCL cancelled on us, I think I MIGHT be able to get the insurance credit transferred. I don't know, doesn't hurt to ask. ?
  11. Does anyone know how the following works with regard to FCC and Travel Insurance purchased with RCCL? Our NFD was $750 and our travel insurance was $597. If I take the refund, we will get this money back as well? If I take the FCC, will I get credit for these two amounts? Edited: I see the NRD will be returned in a voucher. But I can't find anything about the insurance. Does anyone know?
  12. I just checked the RCCL Facebook page and it reads that they will automatically issue the FCC. Good job Royal Caribbean! I'm beyond pleased with how they handled this entire messy situation. We will be able to make Diamond Plus a little quicker now. ?
  13. Okay! I'll take the 125% FCC. Now, it's time to SHOP!! Suddenly, I'm not so depressed.
  14. Isn't it still undetermined if we will get credits/money back from RCCL at this point? I would also be booking again too if I knew for sure I will get my $9K back. If I'm going to lose the money, I will definitely walk away from RCCL forever. I'm reading all the fine print right now and the cruise contract basically states that RCCL can cancel and are not obligated to give you anything back. I did buy travel insurance so hoping I can at least get the 75% "Cancel for no Reason" if RCCL doesn't at least offer FCC.
  15. We were April 5th. I'm so bummed. I'm hoping we can still get a FCC at least. I do have travel insurance but it's worthless I think.
  16. My husband and I said the exact same thing. We sail on the Oasis on April 5th. Hopefully.....
  17. Yeah, I was trying to log in from my work laptop and I think I've logged in so much to monitor things for the past few days, my employer's firewall blocked me or something. LOL! I had no problems logging in from my personal laptop. Thanks everyone!
  18. I agree. I wouldn't cancel either unless there is some kind of underlying health issue with either of you There is so much to do on a cruise and you're on a big ship so you will be not be bored. I have been monitoring the blog and many people have posted after they've returned from their vacations, that no one is speaking of the "C" word on board. Most people are just washing their hands a little longer and taking other precautions. We are sailing on April 5th so unless Royal Caribbean cancels on us, we will be there. Happy Honeymoon!
  19. Anyone else experiencing issues with the Royal Caribbean website? Trying to check on my reservation and keep getting this message.
  20. We are scheduled to go on the Oasis on April 5th from Miami. My husband and I decided last night that we are going REGARDLESS. Reasons: 1. We booked this cruise last April 2019 and reserved a beautiful Crown Loft Suite. The price a year ago was much more affordable for us than it would be now. Even if we used the FCC, we would still not be able to book a comparable cruise for the price we received back in 2019. If we want the same amenities on a later sailing, it would end up costing us more. 2. This is our son's Spring Break and he is 17 years old. How much more time we will get to spend with him before he's off doing his own life things and not wanting to spend his entire Spring Break cruising the Caribbean with mom and dad? So here we have the "I don't care if we are quarantined for two weeks"....as long as I am with my family, it's all good. I tend to make the best out of crappy situations so I know we would probably have a pretty good time. LOL! 3. We are fortunate to not be flying to Miami. Instead, we are driving from North Carolina. 4. We don't do buffets. EVER. (My rule) 5. We are all under the age of 50 and healthy so I think if we were exposed to the virus, it would not be life threatening. Of course, we would respect the quarantine if we were exposed. I would never put innocent, healthy people at risk. I hope you are able to make your decision with what is right for you and your family. The last time we were on the Oasis was in 2012 so I am very excited to see the new make over.
  21. I could not agree more. We are cruising April 5th from Miami. We are driving from NC to Miami, not because of the virus scare but because I can't stand flying. No control over when you leave, when you can stop, how much you can pack, etc. Ugh! Not to mention the germs floating around in all that recycled air. No thanks!
  22. Are you on the Oasis? We are booked in a CL Suite and last week there were absolutely no suites to be had. Last night I checked again and there are now 3 CL suites available. Looks like some people canceled and I got concerned.
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