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  1. On our L&S we did from Oct 2020 to Oct 2021 we had the UBP and Internet which did not transfer (I didn't get it super cheap like some did), however, those things are totally RCI and I can't for the life of me figure out why those weren't included in the L&S. Of course, they are higher currently. I will just have to watch to see if they go cheaper. I still haven't received any refunds credited back yet but I don't expect many until at least June 21st (30-day mark).
  2. I feel the same way too! We aren't retired yet so we don't have the luxury to cruise multiple times a year; however, I really enjoy the planning that comes with cruising. We decided to L&S our October 2020 New England-Canada cruise to next year, which turned out to be a good decision as they are now cancelled. I really do wish that our cruise planner (UBP & Internet) purchases would have transferred. I understand the excursions as those might change as those are 3rd party but the drink package and internet is all RCI.
  3. We did L&S for our October 8th New England-Canada cruise to October 14th but our cruise planner purchases did not transfer. I am still waiting for the refunds to show up. They said 30-45 days before refunds will show up.
  4. We did the L&S for our October New England-Canada cruise for October 8 2020 to October 14 2021. We had flights booked (on our own) thru Delta. They gave us an e-credit as I cannot book the new flights until 300 days out. I'm not sure how that works with RCI booking the flights as most airlines are 300 or so days out. Good luck!
  5. On our Radiance cruise (Vancouver to Seward) in July 2018 we had AT&T cell reception the entire time (actually better that we have at our own home). We did use VOOM and did not have any issues that I can remember. We were doing the Northbound Inside Passage and you can see land on both sides mostly so I am sure that is why.
  6. A - No B - Maybe C- Yes (I don't like people I don't know in my Hula-Hoop anyway)
  7. We did our L&S from October 8 2020 to October 14 2021. I think the same (mostly) ports are there; however, we were on the Adventure and now we will be on the Freedom. Do you have a TA or did you do it all yourself? I wish you luck in getting it all resolved. It may take lots of different phone calls to finally get to someone that will be willing to work with you.
  8. Years ago (after a Noro outbreak) we sailed on RCCL (can't remember which ship). The WJ buffet was there; however, you weren't allowed to serve yourself. They are servers to put the serving on your plate as you held it. This was also the first time that they started the hand sanitizer before entrance to the WJ (at least for us it was the first time). I think that they will possibly do this once cruising starts back. Some people complained (and some of the complainers were the ones who refused to use the hand sanitizer); however, I welcomed it so I didn't have to touch a serving handle that everyone else had touched. I think some people just refuse to let someone else tell them what they can and can't do.
  9. My TA did our L&S yesterday and it was already updated in my cruise planner this morning. I am completely shocked that it was changed that fast! Now I have to wait 513 days.......
  10. I cancelled my UBP then re-purchased it at a cheaper cost. I got my credit to my original cc 7 days. A few days later, I did the same thing for my VOOM internet package; however, I never did get my credit (over 15 days). So I message RCI from FaceBook with my concern that if my UBP was in 7 days and was way more money, that I should have gotten the VOOM back by now. I just ask them (nicely) to please just check on this as I was afraid that it may have fallen thru the cracks (for lack of a better term). They messaged me back in a couple of days later, apologized for responding late. They looked into it and she found both purchases however the credit never was issued. She created the credit and said to allow 30 days to receive it. I thanked her and told her that I realized that they are overwhelmed and that I appreciated her help.
  11. We get the insurance in case of illness and need to get home as that can be very costly. I have never had to use it thankfully, but just knowing I have it if needed is comforting. No one plans on getting ill or having a heart attack/stoke or etc, but it happens.
  12. We gave the go ahead to our TA to L&S our October New England-Canada cruise to October 2021. I also called Delta yesterday and got an eCredit as the flights for next October are not available yet. While I am happy that we lost no money this the L&S, I am sad that we won't be cruising this year.
  13. I feel the same - how many times is the flu vaccine wrong- almost every single year! It is still too early to know either way. I guess we are all on the fence and don't know which side is safe to fall over on ?
  14. We fly into EWR also in October and our final payment for us is July 10th. We decided this weekend that we plan on doing the L&S with everything still so "up in the air".
  15. They show Truly on the UBP picture on my cruise planner
  16. All this craziness is making is making my head explode too ?
  17. We did the North Bound on the Radiance and 3 day inland post cruise in July 2018 and LOVED every minute. We loved the Radiance. It's not a big ship but we loved the entire ship and all the windows. We also had AT&T signal the entire time. As a matter of fact, we had better AT&T cell reception on the ship that we have at our own house!
  18. Me too! We are still debating doing the L&S; however, I am cautiously leaning on keeping it and if RCI cancels then we get the FCC 125% for everything. It has my mind saying "Should we or Shouldn't we" over and over...Oh boy! However, the FCC is a huge headache so far for everyone that has/is going thru the process. I guess I will just have to go on my gut when the time comes to decide before our final payment on July 10th if we do the L&S or finish paying and possibly still do the L&S, or just ride it out. This stress doesn't help my "gray showing" ? either since we still don't have our hair salons opened up yet!
  19. I figured as much! I'm still trying to hold out a little to make up our mind fully. If we L&S it will be with a different ship from the Adventure to the Freedom. I need to check out the Freedom and see what (if any) are the differences before making our final decision. Shew....I think a need a bourbon about now!
  20. So on the L&S does our already purchased UBP & VOOM transfer too? I figured it would but from reading above, I'm not so sure now.
  21. They may want the tests to use on the crew members not the passengers.
  22. I know, that is why we are watching it closely. Part of me wants to go on and shift it and part of me wants to hang on. My TA is looking into it today with our group (my TA is also in our cruising group) and try to decide our best plan of action. We got a great deal on our flight also (Delta first class round trip under $430 each) so if I cancel that for credit to use next year - I am sure I won't get that price again. Please "Rona" go away!!!
  23. Talked to my TA this weekend about the possibility of doing L&S for our October 8th New England -Canada cruise. We are doing to hold off for now and wait until just before final payment (7/10/20) to decide for sure. I really need a vacation; however, I do not want to be so restricted (wearing mask all the time) while on the cruise. Also, I am not sure if Canada will even be open for us.
  24. I'm pretty sure that we will be moving to next year too. We are going with friends so we will be deciding this weekend. While I am happy to have the option to move and keep pricing and all the same, I REALLY need a vacation.....
  25. We set up designated place and times for our Grandsons so that everyone was on the same page before our day got started. It worked well.
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