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  1. As stated above....pricing. That's what got us to try MSC on the Divina. Nice aft balcony for half the price of the same aft balcony on the Navigator (both ships out of Miami for a New Years sailing). Enjoyed the ship very much. We then tried a YC cabin on the Seaside when it came to Miami. That is a different ball game. RCI came out later with the classes of suite cabins on bigger ships, but the pricing was too high for us. If you want to give it a try, get a YC interior cabin(yes, they do have them) and see if you like it, that's what we did. Then see if you want a YC balcony suite vs.
  2. Only one problem we had with 9658. One day about 8AM DW says" Oh no, the toilet won't flush!"..........Press the button...nothing. Let it sit a few minutes, press, nothing. Call maintenance, they came pretty soon and told us it might be a while. Problem is the access door out in the hallway for servicing plumbing is not in the hall for this cabin. It is inside the Grand Suite next door and they couldn't wake up those suite guests. It got fixed, later. Great cabin otherwise. Pics are as we boarded behind the Movenpick hotel, Amsterdam, Holland.
  3. I'm not sure we will be renewing our GE. 5 years ago we got it because ports and facilities that recognize GE were supposed to be the coming "thing". In all the flying and cruising we did, there were 2 times it helped. I would ask at every port we would embark or disembark about GE, almost nobody was participating, and they still don't. Maybe stay with the Known Traveler or such to keep Pre TSA if it's less of a pain.
  4. Pacific Princess aft bcy. mid Atlantic this past December
  5. Independence OTS off Southampton, England
  6. I don't think this is possible on a full cruise ship(think elevators). Not enough people climb stairs. You can't have performers do that many shows a night to accommodate all passengers in the theater. You have 2 dining times now, how many more can you make if you have half the tables? It starts to sound very unvacation like.
  7. Only when they are worn properly. I can't tell you how many people I see walking around stores with a mask halfway down. Can't tell you how many people wear the same mask day after day, putting it on and off all day. Abject failure for mask usage. These breathable fabric gaiters people wear(depending on mfg) can pass half of your breath when you sneeze. Flattening the curve does not mean you won't get the virus. It just kicks the can down the road a bit. It's not a political opinion or judgement, I frankly don't give a hoot who's in the White House. To say that I have an opinion on t
  8. This is the reason we quit taking any FCC. If I could use them more like the cash I gave them initially, we would still have a bunch of them. I would have to start a spreadsheet and make a job out of following all these things for years because every time I used a couple, they were naturally over by some margin, and guess what.....they will then issue you more FCC's for the difference. NO Thanks! Let's see....no combining, no stacking, no transferring, etc. Make it more like spending cash, you know, like when I gave it to you.............
  9. Agree with PhillyLady, at first we tried booking out into the near future(July). That didn't go well, cancelled again. RCI, as well as the other lines, are selling ALL these future sailings as if they will all go off as planned a year or two ago. Even selling drink packages, wifi, etc. We are concentrating on just recovering our invested monies, and and will begin booking last minute when they begin sailing again. It does take away the fun of planning, BUT, that's a lot better than trying to get a refund 90 days later.
  10. I will try and not bother for less than $50, but have called for less. Just sent an email to my TA for a $124 savings reprice on a fall 2021 sailing. She has been great through all this. Usually an email is all it takes and it's done.
  11. Great reply as it represents my sentiments exactly. At first we took the FCC's because we thought they could be used much the same as cash for existing and future bookings. Much to our dismay, that IS NOT the case. It seems to be like the game of kick the can. Just keep kicking the can down the road. We end up with smaller FCC's that can't be combined/stacked and have no idea when you will get them. We tried to play the game for a couple months, but have grown weary as it becomes a job just keeping up with all the restrictions.....it ain't no fun anymore. 3 cancelled so far.
  12. Actually, October is generally when things BEGIN to ease up down here. I would have no qualms about booking a sailing in October, BUT, there are no guarantees. Every year is different.
  13. Not sure you will see the Majesty come through all of this and return to New Orleans as planned. Much better chance of reopening of Galveston in some form or another.
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