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Royal Caribbean Suspends all US Operations

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A no win situation for everyone.  Shut it all down, slow the virus and "flatten the curve", and make it manageable and everyone will be bitching that it wasn't that bad and why'd we go to such extreme measures.  Keep everything operating and have this thing rip thru the country taxing our health care system and everyone will bitch about not shutting everything down. 

I'd be curios to know how many cancellations they've had.  Probably cheaper having these ships going no where with skeleton crews than sail at the occupancy levels they might have been seeing.

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Wow I never expected things to get this far. I guess since there is talk of a certain amount of government bailout it is easier to suspend operations than to garner any negative press.

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1 minute ago, Christine 67 said:

Sure hope this means we get actual refunds and not future cruise credit.

There is such a big debate going on about this.  

I am curious too what they will give back now.

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Just now, Ampurp85 said:

Wow I never expected things to get this far. I guess since there is talk of a certain amount of government bailout it is easier to suspend operations than to garner any negative press.

I did notice a couple articles saying people felt forced to go because they were not getting refunds so the bad press was starting.

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We are the Oasis currently, and guest services told us FCC ... but details are still being worked out. A long awaited B2B interrupted 😳😖.  AIR2SEA has even more benefits than I imagined, immediate flight updates and they are covering the hotel on Sunday. 

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5 minutes ago, mark52479 said:

There is such a big debate going on about this.  

I am curious too what they will give back now.

My SO and I would be fine using the credit but the 3 family members going with us would have been first timers and may not share a cabin if they rebook. It would just be easier if their money was returned.

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@Christine 67  I don't really consider that bad press. The cruise contract basically tells you that there are associated risk and what would constitute as reasons to get money book or not. A national emergency had not been declared where it was said to be good practice NOT to travel. I meant bad press as in people actually getting COVID-19 on a RCCI ship.

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I am more worried about how much higher fares will be after this pandemic. I was planning to update my balconies to suites for the double C&A points. The difference between the two staterooms is already more than $1000. I have 2 cruises scheduled for Oct/Nov and I am now worried that the ban may still be in affect and my 80 y/o grandmother may not be able to go.

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We are literally 30 days out from our cruise on Oasis of the Seas right now. How long do you think it will take them to contact us? Should we call customer service or wait since it’ll be flooded with calls?

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Just confirmed with customer service that our sailing on vision of the seas scheduled to depart San Juan tomorrow is included in this. We arrived in San Juan yesterday. Currently changing our flights to return home tomorrow instead.

Any thoughts on whether crown and anchor points will still be awarded for cancelled cruises? 

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1 hour ago, Scatmanjack said:

Hello trip insurance claim...

Hopefully Royal offers refunds, and you will be able to cancel any flights/hotels/etc.  Otherwise the insurance company may not cover losses due to pandemic.

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