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Ok from disappointment of May 10th Oasis cruise cancelled back to excitement because we rebooked Oasis Sept. 6th and we went for a Central Park balcony. We just wanted to try this category. Man this guy, this guy John Ames from MEI is incredible. He looked, saw one cabin left and just booked it for us. I told him what we wanted, he saw it was the last cabin and booked it for us. Excited again! I can't say enough about John from MEI!

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2 hours ago, Matt said:

So glad to hear that. Thanks for supporting our sponsor!

Thank you, and no problem. They really are pretty awesome or at least John is. Just gotta hope things clear up for a lot of reasons, peoples health and then of course for cruises and normal life. Excited to be one again on a Oasis countdown. 

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12 minutes ago, Marc Van Niekerk said:

Echoing the thumbs up for John.  I emailed him a couple questions last night and he replied within minutes!

Thanks to the @AnnetteJackson and the MEI team for all their work on our behalf!

Yeah I emailed a bunch of times, he got back to me so fast I was stunned. I then emailed him what we were thinking of doing and before I knew it we were booked. I mean just awesome. 

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I put a deposit down last weekend on a replacement cruise in anticipation of these new cancellations. Already transferred it to Sharla at MEI. I had a few questions regarding the 125% FCC and 125% OBC for cruise planner purchases and Sharla got back to me within an hour. 

Great service! Have been very happy with MEI and Sharla. 

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Hey have a question I just noticed on my rescheduled cruise invoice, I mean this is I guess pending my FCC that will be issued in a few weeks but it says [booking status:offer]. I know TA said disregard deposit date. I assume that "offer" means that when the FCC is issued that status will change to [booked] or something similar. What do you think? I mean we have a cabin number and were told we are booked. 

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1 hour ago, RCIfan1912 said:

Hey have a question I just noticed on my rescheduled cruise invoice, I mean this is I guess pending my FCC that will be issued in a few weeks but it says [booking status:offer]. I know TA said disregard deposit date. I assume that "offer" means that when the FCC is issued that status will change to [booked] or something similar. What do you think? I mean we have a cabin number and were told we are booked. 

“Offer” is what shows up when a travel agent puts a hold on the room. From what I understand, it takes the room out of inventory. Previously there were a couple of days padding that they allowed a TA to put a hold on a room before a deposit was needed to hold it, but because of all the craziness happening now and the delay in FCC issuance, they are letting TAs put a very extended hold on the room. If I’m remembering correctly, it’s now a 5/31 deadline for deposits to hold sailings. 

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3 minutes ago, spiralqueen said:

“Offer” is what shows up when a travel agent puts a hold on the room. From what I understand, it takes the room out of inventory. Previously there were a couple of days padding that they allowed a TA to put a hold on a room before a deposit was needed to hold it, but because of all the craziness happening now and the delay in FCC issuance, they are letting TAs put a very extended hold on the room. If I’m remembering correctly, it’s now a 5/31 deadline for deposits to hold sailings. 

Yeah that makes perfect sense. TA said disregard deposit due date as Royal Caribbean will let us hold these cabins. I guess when FCC is issued it will just become booked and be done. Then its cross our fingers we cruise in Sept. 

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  • 3 weeks later...

Holy Cow what a deal! John Ames from MEI just emailed me with a crazy new price on our Sept. 6th cruise. Now I don't know if we are gonna sail but this price is just nuts. We booked a Central Park balcony and the price was 1,791 and now today its 1,355. That is for 3, our 7 year old son. Please lord we have to sail now with this price. After the FCC is applied we are gonna have 900-1,000 bucks in more FCC for next year. I am in total awe of John Ames at MEI. This guy does not stop, he continually keeps looking for price breaks and deals. 

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I'm noticing a common theme here ....... MEI Travel...

Whether it's John, @AnnetteJackson, or @michelle - the common element is how awesome they are.  I know, with Michelle's sense of humor, she has really helped to keep my stress through all this crap at a reasonable level.

It's very comforting knowing that there is someone out there that I can trust to have my best interest at heart .... I'll just tend to follow her lead. 

They all must be members of MENSA, because they are brilliant at how they're navigating these shark infested waters

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3 hours ago, coneyraven said:

I'm noticing a common theme here ....... MEI Travel...

Whether it's John, @AnnetteJackson, or @michelle - the common element is how awesome they are.  I know, with Michelle's sense of humor, she has really helped to keep my stress through all this crap at a reasonable level.

It's very comforting knowing that there is someone out there that I can trust to have my best interest at heart .... I'll just tend to follow her lead. 

They all must be members of MENSA, because they are brilliant at how they're navigating these shark infested waters

This is so sweet!  Thank you so much for the kind words and all of you guys support.  It is some trying times we all find ourselves in but the 10 of us that work with the Royal Caribbean Blog group love sharing and helping you all save so you can sail more!

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4 minutes ago, AnnetteJackson said:

This is so sweet!  Thank you so much for the kind words and all of you guys support.  It is some trying times we all find ourselves in but the 10 of us that work with the Royal Caribbean Blog group love sharing and helping you all save so you can sail more!

I had no idea there were 10 of you ..... WOW!!!  Well, all I can say is, you all are "rock stars" in my book.  Personally, I can really only speak in regards to Michelle, she is incredibly calm and patient during all this, which is amazing......

Truly a gift to those that she works with.

Mark

 

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I am also a John from MEI client and he recently saved me almost $300 on my Jan Mariner cruise. It is very nice to not have to constantly check the price, although I still do😜. I want to applaud everyone from MEI who continue to provide great service. Whether it be dealing with tons of questions or just providing us with hope that we will all be sipping Lava flows in the near future.

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2 minutes ago, JohnAmes said:

Just wanted to say thank you for all of the kind words! We are here to help and seeing threads like this helps us get through these crazy times.

Stay Safe Everyone! This too shall pass!

John, honestly I could not thank you enough for what you have done for us. With all that is going on for you to keep up to date with our booking is just incredible. The deal you got us is beyond awesome. You also stay safe, and yes, this too shall pass.

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22 hours ago, coneyraven said:

I'm noticing a common theme here ....... MEI Travel...

Whether it's John, @AnnetteJackson, or @michelle - the common element is how awesome they are.  I know, with Michelle's sense of humor, she has really helped to keep my stress through all this crap at a reasonable level.

It's very comforting knowing that there is someone out there that I can trust to have my best interest at heart .... I'll just tend to follow her lead. 

They all must be members of MENSA, because they are brilliant at how they're navigating these shark infested waters

I found MEI from this forum/blog.  Last week it was looking very likely our cruise would be cancelled, so I contacted MEI.  Jacki is now our new agent & we are very impressed with her.  Answers emails very quickly & answers our dumb questions.  Our last TA we would be lucky to get an email response in DAYS, my email 3 weeks ago to them was never answered...

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