Posts posted by CowboyMedic
Just booked today! Grad school is almost done so it's time to start cruising again.
Oppps! I did it again! It's like the cruises book themselves.
November 20th - 24th, 2023 - 4-Night Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise (Thanksgiving) - Freedom of the Seas
Just booked and ready to go on Grandeur. We were supposed to be on her for a 14 night B2B in the Summer of 2020 to Bermuda & New England and Canada.
December 27th, 2023 - New Year's on Grandeur of the Seas - Southern Caribbean 9 Night
Booked today. First time on an Oasis class ship. The biggest I've been on so far has been Liberty OTS.
It's been a while since I've been able to post on this thread due to graduate school. I will finish up in early May of next year but I'm excited to finally make a new addition here.
July 23, 2023 - Allure of the Seas (President's Cruise)
After 4 cruises cancelled in 2020 and busy as can be from May 2020 till 2023, I will finally be able to cruise again.
On 3/1/2021 at 7:13 PM, SpeedNoodles said:
I can't even with this photo - it's over the Autobahn, and I get that part, but what witchery is this??? It doesn't look like there's room for a river up there, much less a ship IN a river over a bahn (auto or otherwise).
(Ok, maybe it's an optical illusion and this isn't a photo of the Autobahn - they made it sound like this was it, but it makes zero sense).
That is the Autobahn.
25 minutes ago, SpeedNoodles said:
We got our 1 bedroom Aquatheater Suite on Oasis for July 18th for $528 after FCC was applied from our canceled March Adventure cruise. Total price was around $4800ish.
It's going to be a family cruise with my parents in an OVB and my sister and niece in a BWB.
17 minutes ago, YOLO said:
I don't see a previous post on this thread. Did I miss something?
I couldn't delete my previous post where I said something about Love at Sea for a cruise movie then realized that someone had already mentioned it. So I said what I said. I probably should have said, ignore this post.
Ignore my previous post.
We had our C&A points show up on the cruise that was canceled. We were supposed to make Emerald and when I login it shows Emerald and the number of points were supposed to have if we cruised. I know they'll disappear once Royal Caribbean gets everything straightened out but a person could hope that they miss them and let them be.
4 hours ago, Neesa said:
06 June 2020 the first Saturday of the month.
We are not cancelling our 28 June 2020 so if RCCL cancels we will take the 125% FCC and apply to the Thanksgiving sailing. Just saw DCL pushed final payments for their summer sailings back 30 days. I wonder if RCCL is considering this? My balance is due at the end of this month, I guess we will see. (Always pay balance last possible moment, nothing worse then the feeling of missing a price drop because you paid the balance early.)
June 6th is the start of our 14 night B2B on Grandeur. Bermuda and Canada and New England. Really don't want to have to miss a second cruise this year.
10 hours ago, KyleW2 said:
Went ahead and booked. Reserved for Adventure on December 14th.
Is it normal for Royal to only give a spot to input the first name? Right now it shows the 2nd person as "Tba Tba" and don't see a way to change it
Same thing happened to me when I booked online. When I turned it over to my TA then she was able to add my wife to the reservation. We then booked my parents, sister, and niece through our TA because they decided they wanted to go when we told them what happened and that we rebooked.
My sister has always wanted to go on an Oasis class and visit Perfect Day at CoCo Cay since the upgrade to the island.
9 minutes ago, coneyraven said:
Anthem is also headed towards Coco Cay.
Majesty, of all things, is headed towards Gulfport, MS???
Rhapsody is anchored outside Tampa Bay
Looks like Adventure is anchored off FLL and Explorer is anchored off of Freeport
Vision is headed towards Barbados, Freedom, as we all know, is headed towards Miami, and Grandeur is expected to arrive in Baltimore tomorrow night
The lucky ship at the moment appears to be Allure because she's in drydock.
Allure is not in dry dock. Currently at sea.
Adventure is anchored off Fort Lauderdale. Liberty is docked in Galveston. Oasis is docked in Miami. Empress is docked in Miami. Navigator is docked in Miami. Harmony is docked in Port Canaveral. Symphony looked like it was anchored somewhere in the Bahamas, maybe Coco Cay. Majesty is somewhere in the Gulf, looked like it was anchored.
These are just a few I saw when I looked.
19 minutes ago, KyleW2 said:
My guess is they are assuming COVID19 will no longer be a concern on April 13th, which will raise cruise prices by at least 25% as people won't be worried anymore and will start booking cruises again. If that happens, it will be a wash and they really won't be missing out on anything by offering the extra percentage.
I have the cruise I want to rebook with planned out, at this point just waiting for the FCC. I will calculate the percentage increase on April 13th from now just to see if that is what happens.15 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:
Since you already know what you want to book, have you considered going ahead and booking it now and applying the FCC later, once you receive it ? I would be afraid that prices are just going to go up, up, up especially once the FCC’s are delivered. As long as you book a fully refundable deposit, you can’t really make a mistake.
This is what we did. We put down the deposit for a cruise on Oasis in July and even got a better room. We will apply the FCC after it has been issued to that cruise.
3 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:
That’s interesting. I had not read that before. Kinda sucks for people who want to reschedule and use the FCC. Thanks for providing that info.
Here is the email that I got from RC.Please click here to acknowledge receipt of this message
ABOUT YOUR UPCOMING TRAVELS
We’re sure you’ve been monitoring the news regarding COVID-19. This situation remains quite fluid, and we all continue to assess the impact and monitor the number of cases around the world. And while there are still a lot of unknowns related to COVID-19, we do know it presents the most serious health risks to older individuals, the immunocompromised, and those with serious underlying medical conditions.
At Royal Caribbean International, the safety and well-being of our guests and crew is our top priority. As a result, we are suspending operations for sailings that depart from US ports (including Puerto Rico) effective at midnight tonight, March 14th. Regrettably, we will need to cancel your upcoming Adventure of the Seas March 14, 2020 cruise. Our goal is to resume operation on April 11th, 2020.
Knowing this situation is ever-changing, we want to provide you with some options. As we know, this too shall pass, and we are optimistic that very soon you’ll be excited about planning your next cruise vacation. As always, the most important thing to us will always be the safety of both our guests and crew. In the meantime, we’ll continue to monitor the global situation. And, when it’s determined that the time is right, we’ll be ready to welcome you back.
As a result of this change, we’re providing you with a 125% Future Cruise Credit to come back and sail with us by December 31, 2021.
- This amount will be based on of your total cruise fare paid. And, we’re giving you a little extra, knowing that this is such a unique circumstance.
- We will automatically issue you your Future Cruise Credit by Monday, April 13th, 2020 via email. So, there’s nothing for you to do!
- Please know, if you pre-purchased any amenities and packages – like internet, beverage, dining, or RoyalUp Upgrade, those will be automatically refunded.
Or, if you prefer the lower value in a full refund, we’re happy to process this for you. Given how fluid this situation is, and the opportunity to use the extra credit being offered, you have plenty of time to make up your mind. You do not need to request your refund until December 31, 2021.
- Please contact us to start the refund process, if you’re willing to give up the higher value of your 125% Future Cruise Credit.
- We’ll then deactivate your Future Cruise Credit and process your refund to your original form(s) of payment, which will include any non-refundable deposits.
- To avoid waiting on the phone to cancel, please click here and we will get the process started for you.
- You can expect to receive your refund 30 days after you submit your request.
And, if you purchased air or hotel…
- via Royal Caribbean, these will also be automatically refunded to you.
- on your own, please contact the service provider directly for your options with them.
If you have any questions, please contact your Travel Advisor immediately or contact us at:
- 1-800-754-500 in Australia
- 0344 493 4005 in the U.K.
- 1-800-256-6649 in the U.S. or Canada
- All other countries, please visit http://www.royalcaribbean.com/contactus for your local Royal Caribbean International office phone number.
Thank you for your patience, understanding, and cooperation during this situation. We wish you good health and truly appreciate your continued loyalty.
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2 hours ago, AshleyDillo said:
Has anyone actually gotten the promised 125% FCC though or even the 100% for canceling on their own? I don't think this is a fight worth wasting time on til the FCC actually gets issued. They may not honor what they said to those folks that canceled on their own. We don't know yet.
The 125% FCC won't be available until April 13th, 2020. The 100% cancelation will be received after you cancel per RC.
I was going to quarantined for two weeks after I returned per my job. The policy came out on Tuesday and we were supposed to leave on Friday and sail Saturday but as we know Royal changed that. Now I'll have a week off and report back next Monday.
Just now, FManke said:
Everybody is hyper focused on the here and now with Covid-19.
But, how will you cruise differently after Covid-19?
Will you do anything differently?
Happy future cruising!
Nope. I work in healthcare as an ICU RN. Wash your hands and dont cough or sneeze on people. Viruses come and go.
When is your next cruise?
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That sounds like an amazing trip! Congratulations on the future wedding. My wife and I just celebrated our 10 year on Thursday. Liberty was our 5 year anniversary that got us addicted to cruising.