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David Bennett

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  1. Doesn’t seem to be available for either my Anthem cruise next week or my Explorer cruise in May
  2. Thanks @AspiringCruisePlanner Yes that’s the way I read it. If you are on the ship you are covered. If not you are on your own. I have asked my travel agent to check this out for sure and also to see what my refund/FCC options are as it’s getting very worrying and that’s not what holidays/Vacations should be about.
  3. I’m sorry but forgive me as I feel like I’m missing something. I know if you are on the cruise and test positive then all costs are covered. But I can’t see a direct link to that statement covering all costs if you test positive before embarkation.
  4. Thanks for the comprehensive reply. Very useful indeed and agree with everything you say. The only thing that’s not 100 clear as you say is if I test positive at the port before boarding it’s not clear if they help with land quarantine and flights home. Once again thanks for your reply @AspiringCruisePlanner
  5. Thanks. Yes have travel insurance, just need the grandchildren now
  6. Thank you. Yes have insurance too but don’t want the inconvenience of using it
  7. Hi all. I am due to sail on Grandeur on 1/23 from Barbados. I know Royal have the cruise with confidence policy but for me there is a potential worry. We are travelling from the UK and Flights, pre cruise hotel, transfers and cruise have all been booked as a package through Royal. Once we are on the ship I am not worried as Royal will look after all our arrangements etc. but due to stay for 2 nights in Barbados before the cruise. My understanding is that if we turn up at the terminal and test positive then we get a cruise refund but have to claim from insurance for quarantine costs etc. Its a long way to go just to quarantine My questions are Will Royal still help with flights home if we don’t board as booked as a package with them? is it worth the risk going as I have heard a few rumours re positive tests at the terminal? What would you do if you were in my shoes? Thanks in Advance.
  8. Thanks for all the feedback. Will look into the options above and see what works out best. cheers.
  9. Hi we are sailing on Rhapsody out of Venice in May. There are 4 adults. Does anyone know the best way to transfer to the ship from the airport? We are flying straight in and out before and after our cruise with no real time to see Venice. I was thinking if there was a water taxi transfer to take in a little sights on the way to the ship. Has anyone previously done this or can give any advice? Thanks in advance David
  10. Thanks @FManke Plenty of time for me to book. Would love to hear about your experiences when you return in October.
  11. Hi I have just booked a 7 night Greek islands cruise from Venice next year travelling in May 2020 on Rhapsody. Booked it primarily because of the itinerary as I have never been to Venice and some of the other stops on the cruise. We fly in and out on the day of sailing/disembarkation arriving at 12pm in the afternoon with the ship sailing at 5pm. We don’t have any time going home between disembarking and our flight home but would really like to see some of Venice. I have 2 questions for anyone that can help. 1. RCCL are not doing any shore excursions for our arrival day. What is the latest we can get on the ship if we arrange our own? 2. If you get on the ship on boarding day can you get off and back on again before sailing time? Any suggestions to see some of Venice much appreciated David.
  12. Yes I will definitely do that. Super excited as we sail this Sunday. ?Thank you.
  13. Thanks for all the replies. We took the plunge and booked it. Hate the fact of leaving the ship really early with no hotel room available. We will have breakfast and lunch, sunbathe for a while and then leave the ship for our hotel where our room will be ready. Our view is it’s worth it to spend an extra 7 hours on one of our favourite ships! ?. That’s only £5 ($7 dollars per hour)
  14. Hi we are cruising this weekend on Oasis from Barcelona. We are staying a few days afterwards in Barcelona and are considering booking the stay awhile program for the last day as our hotel check in isn’t until 3pm. My question is has anyone done it and what do they do with your luggage? Is it free to store it while you “Stay awhile” and collect them when you decide to leave? Any thoughts on whether it is good value?
  15. Thanks for all the advice guys. Might have to rethink this one to later in the year! ?
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