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    hail73 got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Refunds   
    Just opted in for the 125% on cruise planner purchases. Fingers crossed!
    My heart goes out to all those working for RC right now, talk about a stressful job !
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    hail73 got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Refunds   
    Just opted in for the 125% on cruise planner purchases. Fingers crossed!
    My heart goes out to all those working for RC right now, talk about a stressful job !
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    hail73 got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Refunds   
    THANK YOU
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    hail73 reacted to Matt in Don't do any of these things   
    Hi everyone, I know we get heated debating which dessert is the best one to order, or if a balcony room is worth it, but let's keep these basic rules in mind when chatting here.
    No profanity No personal insults No political discussion No debating religion Keep your posts relevant and accurate to each specific thread. We can all have our little fun within each thread but please make sure the information you're putting out there is correct and current.   Topics not related to Royal Caribbean may be removed. Posts or comments encouraging cruisers to break any Royal Caribbean policy is not allowed and will be removed.
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    hail73 reacted to jaredhamburg in Cruising to the Caribbean in September?   
    LOL.  I was doing March on the EOS, and it was scrubbed.  Now, I am doing Key West, Nassau, and Coco Cay in late September.........Guess it will be an adventure!
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    hail73 reacted to ChessE4 in Cruising to the Caribbean in September?   
    We sailed the Western Caribbean itinerary September 2019 right after the hurricane.  Weather was fine.  Just make sure you have some type of travel insurance.  It's impossible to predict in advance what weather will be like and where/when a hurricane will strike.
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    hail73 reacted to tonyfsu21 in Cruising to the Caribbean in September?   
    Take the gamble. We cruise multiple times a year during hurricane season and have never had a single cancellation. It’s a great time to cruise. 
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    hail73 reacted to Allen2 in Cruising to the Caribbean in September?   
    Feel differently than most: we, in the past, cruised the Caribbean during hurricane season.  Over several cruises, we experienced ports skipped, hours shortened in ports, arrival delays upon returning, plus a ship that followed bad advice and turned into a hurricane.  Decks closed, all glassware in gift shops broken, people thrown from beds during the night.   Obviously the last was an exception, but we no longer cruise the Caribbean during hurricane season - there are too many other choices, including rivers, the Great Lakes, Europe.
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    hail73 reacted to RCVoyager in Cruising to the Caribbean in September?   
    The peak of hurricane season is Sept 10 with a secondary peak Oct 10.  The ships for the most part can adjust to avoid storms.  Sometimes your Eastern Caribbean itinerary will become a Western Caribbean itinerary.  As long as you are ok with that you should be fine.
    The only usual real problem is a hurricane that hits the  home port on change over day.  Can't avoid that.
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    hail73 reacted to RCIfan1912 in Cruising to the Caribbean in September?   
    I agree, like I'm perfect for hurricane season because to me the ship is the destination. I'm flexible and don't care where I end up. 
    The only reason that doesn't work for me is going to Bermuda because it's one stop and you need time to explore otherwise it's really a loss because that's the only place you are going to. If you don't get time there then there really is nothing. 
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    hail73 reacted to Matt in Cruising to the Caribbean in September?   
    September is a great time of year because of the lower crowds and lower prices.
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    hail73 reacted to mook1525 in Cruising to the Caribbean in September?   
    I always cruise in September! 
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    hail73 reacted to Neesa in Captain Kate Video   
    @TheJones oh my so Sorry. It is on this blogs home page. I'm trying to figure out if I can link it now.
    https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-KpRXRDD_x/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
    teenager to the rescue!
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    hail73 reacted to TheJones in Cruising to the Caribbean in September?   
    Pros, cost is less, fewer kids, bars don't have long waits 🙂
    Cons - be prepared to not go on the itinerary you chose because it may get changed, may have less days than originally scheduled, may get more days than originally scheduled 🙂
     
    If you are flexible and dont get stressed over worrying if your cruise will happen, Sept is good time to cruise.
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    hail73 reacted to RCIfan1912 in Cruising to the Caribbean in September?   
    We sail almost always in Sept and hurricane season because of that price and they run kids sail free in those times of the year. You really need to be flexible and just go with the flow. Last 2 times to Bermuda on Anthem and NCL Breakaway we were cut short. Breakaway was 3 days in Bermuda and we only left like 4 hours early. Anthem on the other hand we were supposed to have like 18 hours and it ended up being like 6 hours so that was a total loss. We then made the decision to try Spring this year outside of hurricane season so we booked Oasis in early May. Well that was cancelled on us so we are back to Sept on Oasis. 
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    hail73 got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in Cruising to the Caribbean in September?   
    I am hoping to cruise sometime in September, since my April cruise was cancelled. I know this is hurricane season for the Caribbean and just wanted some input from others who have cruised during this time. 
    Would you recommended cruising during this time? What are some pros and cons for cruises in September?
     
    Thanks in advance!
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    hail73 reacted to Matt in Moving deposits   
    The recommendations that @Neesa & @WAAAYTOOO made are great suggestions.
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    hail73 reacted to Neesa in Moving deposits   
    @hail73, Sharla Manglass MEI
    [email protected]
    706-742-5358
    The most amazing human being; kind, selfless and just plain awesome.  Very proactive while advocating for me. 
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    hail73 reacted to WAAAYTOOO in Moving deposits   
    Michelle Cunningham 
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    hail73 got a reaction from Matt in Moving deposits   
    Any recommendations on TA's? Don't know if I want to handle all the FCC stuff on my own...  
    Thanks in advance!
    And thanks to everyone in the forums for all the instant, up-to-date, and VERY helpful information. Cruising for the first time has been made so much easier...well kinda... 
    I feel like after this whole virus thing is over I'll be an expert on all things RC 
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    hail73 got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in April 12 Liberty Cruise Cancelled   
    Well folks, 
    It seems as if they are taking preemptive measures regardless of how much money they will lose. That's a good thing I guess. Super bummed.
    If anyone wants to input any knowledge on the FCC that would be great!
    Will definitely  be re-booking for later in the year though. But will probably have to pay deposits and fees out of pocket☹️ Sad day. 
     
    royal caribbean cancelation.pdf
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    hail73 reacted to AshleyDillo in Careful with Cancelled FCC Details   
    Can't really speculate on what will happen as this situation evolves.
    I will stress that currently if you cancel today, you will get the same 100% FCC as you would if you wait and cancel on April 9.  However, if Royal cancels the cruise for you there is the possibility of a larger sum of FCC or a 100% cash refund.  Basically you don't need to make a decision until April 9 as to whether or not you feel comfortable still going.  You may find that Royal or the situation makes the decision for you.
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    hail73 reacted to FoxboroCruiser in Careful with Cancelled FCC Details   
    The dates of the current policy are more likely to change than not.  Wait and see is hard but right now patience is the best strategy to navigating this entire situation both an land and at sea 😉
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    hail73 reacted to RCVoyager in Careful with Cancelled FCC Details   
    I you want to change it, you should be able to.  If you want to sail as planned, I would watch for notifications and closely monitor this board.  The good people here know things before they happen sometimes.
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    hail73 reacted to loki007 in April Royal Caribbean Cruise   
    I work in the hospital industry and have been engulfed in coronavirus preparedness for the past 2 weeks. As long as you're healthy I personally would go. In the US alone this season the Flu has hospitalized 350,000 and is blamed for 20,000 deaths. The flu is much more prevalent than Coronavirus and no one is cancelling anything because of it. 
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