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Everything posted by Lovetocruise2002

  1. I’m on a 9 night on Adventure in July and it was practically sold out for the longest time, until this week. Lots opened up this week. Really looking forward to this so hopefully this mess clears up by then.
  2. Our church did the same thing yesterday. We have "on-line" service for as long as the schools are closed. That is what was shared yesterday.
  3. It’s not just one exchange. When my TA called Friday night they were told to call back in the morning. This was documented on my reservation that we made initial contact. She called back in the morning, and then was put on hold for hours. Meanwhile, people on IG and FB are reporting that they did get back the 125% even after cancelling under Cruise with Confidence. By the time my agent got on with them, they told her specifically that they did do it up until 2pm when corporate sent out an executive order for them to stop. Then they tried to cover it up. This is the part I have issue with. You all know I love Royal and I rarely take issue with them. I would be more than ok with it if they in fact just stuck with the rule in the first place. But to extend and then take it back is wrong and disappointing.
  4. @Neesa Wow! Thanks for the encouragement. I have tossed around the idea of sending something but I wouldn’t even know who to send it to. Any ideas? Currently, I have taken my fight to social media.
  5. Trust me, I have plated every card I know. I have now taken the fight to social media. For me, it’s more about the principle of the matter now. Yes and if it was just that, I would have zero issue with it. But the fact that they did it for some at first, then gave a corporate Executive order to stop yesterday afternoon, then tried to cover it up, makes me very disappointed (for the first time ever) in Royal.
  6. Not 100% sure as no FCC was issued yet, but they have told me through FB messenger that they would but budge on it. They gave me the run around. Initially, they assured me that no one was who cancelled under “Cruise with Confidence” received the 125% and then when I provided the screen shots, they deleted the IG post that I got it from. Then they messaged me back the following message: So basically, they made the exception for some people, then decided to pull it, then when confronted about it they tried to cover it, then when confronted back with proof they tried to cover it up by deleting their post, and finally they admit they messed up but they still won’t budge. Again, I would totally be ok with it if they just remained consistent. But my whole issue is that they made the exception for some and not for others. That part is not sitting right with me.
  7. Ok update...so you all know that I am Loyal to Royal but this latest stunt has me a bit disappointed. I just posted this on their FB page and I will post it here too. Some of you might not agree with me on this one and that’s ok, however, this one situation does not sit right with me and I felt like I needed to say something more this time. “Royal Caribbean International really disappointed by your handling of this whole FCC situation. As a loyal to Royal cruiser for 18 years, I am appalled that you made an exception and granted 125% FCC for those who cancelled earlier this week under “Cruise with Confidence”, and then pulled it later on during the day today. I fully understand how difficult the situation is for everyone but my issue is that you did not apply the same situation for all. You confirmed that you would, then you back tracked, and then you deleted the post on Instagram confirming that you would, and then you admit your mistake and still won’t do right by those who at always loyal to you. Please do the right thing here Royal.” Then I posted these screenshots to go with it:
  8. PSA: Please do not re-list cruises that have already been added to the list. Check the list first before posting. **New listings and changes only please and thank you. 😉
  9. Matt and the entire Royal Caribbean Blog community he created is a huge benefit for all of us. We are a family. And we need to stick together in times like this. Well said, @SpeedNoodles. Here is how to support @Matt and this community: https://www.patreon.com/RoyalCaribbeanBlog
  10. Update: This is frustrating as there are people on my roll call page saying that they just spoke to Royal this morning and they are getting the 125% FCC even though they cancelled earlier this week. I am still waiting for word back on mine...
  11. There are many people on my roll call group saying that the 125% applies to all bookings within that time frame, including those that cancelled a few days early like us. They all have confirmation from their TAs supposedly. Again, hearsay, but something for you to go on.
  12. Yes me!! @WannaCruiseI am currently trying to find out the same thing, if I get back 125%. I was sailing 03/15 like you and cancelled on Tuesday. The additional 25% is significant so I would go a long way...and I never got the email from them yesterday. I only got my cruise planner cancellations on Wednesday.
  13. Taking my FCC all the way to the biggest cabin on the ship! RLS here we come! 08/23/2020!
  14. Either way, it makes my mom feel better about canceling. She was really disappointed last week when they made the decision as they were really looking forward to the itinerary.
  15. My parents were supposed to be on this sailing.
  16. Mine was gone last night, a few hours after cancellation.
  17. Trust me, I factored that into consideration! 😂 In the end, the call of Deck 17 won out.
  18. I just said to Hubby last night that we will not know about your message now. Too funny! Maybe whoever gets the Royal Up will find it.
  19. At least 7-10 business days. I would expect longer during this period as they are swamped.
  20. We plan to hit the local Mexican and BBQ restaurants and there is talk of finally building the LEGO Death Star. I'll be watching videos of 1740. 😄
  21. Next cruise is July, this blog will continue in August. It’s going to be an awesome summer!
  22. It has been a crazy few days. Lots of back and forth between go and don’t go. Ultimately, a few things sealed the deal for us. Never were we worried about the virus on the ship. I am still of the mindset that the ship is likely one of the cleanest places at the moment. Quarantine on the ship was also an afterthought, because how bad could it be in the ATS? What really made us re-think over the last few days was the possibility of being further quarantined in Trenton (military base). That is where they are taking all the Canadians on the Princess ships. That does not sound like a great time. Yesterday, Delta also waived change fees for all travel this month, and Royal revised their “Cruise with Confidence” policy in that we would get back our FCC that we redeemed for this sailing. So really, we would lose nothing by not going. It was beginning to get harder to justify going. The ultimate deal breaker is that Plan B, was better than Plan A. This blog is officially, “To be continued...” in 166 days. We are sad, but at the same, for the hockey people out there, we feel like we just won the Stanley Cup of cruising! When one door closes, another one opens. 😉
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