Please forgive me for this topic. I was reading past posts about the FCC and I just feel overwhelmed (and still slightly confused). My husband and I are very fortunate to have his parents pay for a family cruise vacation (for 7 of us). We are (fingers crossed) expected to leave September 27 from NJ on Oasis. With everything going on, my mother-in-law really wants to cancel the cruise and reschedule for a later date. They only paid for the deposit right now (which I think was around $1,800 for 7 of us (4 staterooms, 2 interior and 2 balcony). The final payment is due at the end of June. I do understand that we have until September 1 to cancel to get the FCC.
My questions are: 1) Can we still cancel without the final balance being paid or do we have to pay the final balance in order to receive the FCC? 2) Is the FCC based on each person or stateroom/reservation (ie, will my husband and I each receive a credit or is it just one for the two of us). 3) If we do cancel and re-book at a later date, can we book ourselves through the website or do we have to call RC and book over the phone to apply the FCC? 4) My mother-in-law thinks she can get the deposit back but we have explained to her that (unfortunately) we chose not to have a refundable deposit. She thinks if she calls and complains, she will get her money back. Does she even have a chance (I think she does not)
Again, I am sorry for beating this topic to death. I am really hoping we can set sail in September but I understand my mother-in-law's concerns.