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Well our FCC was just issued! Very excited, just received an email from John Ames from MEI. Now going to apply to Oasis cruise Sept. 6th and get this, have 1003 left over for 2021. Looking at Freedom of the seas 9 nights to Canada/NE. How are AFT balconies on Freedom? I mean AFT like the very AFT looking back at the wake made by the propellers. The balconies look a bit bigger but then there is that super structure on that class on the back of the ship. Well I'm excited now our 2020 is going to be paid off and I'll see it on our upcoming cruises section and still have 1000 bucks left over.  Thanks for any advice on Freedom cabins.

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34 minutes ago, Flacruiser99 said:

I hope they are sailing in September.

 

Just now, KyleW2 said:

When was your cruise supposed to be that the FCC is for? Just curious. Maybe mine is coming soon!

Yes, hopefully we sail. Really, really hope we sail.

Our cancelled cruise was Oasis May 10th, same itinerary. 

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We had an aft corner balcony on Navigator that had a steel beam running down the middle of the balcony.  We had to duck under it a lot, but the room was more of a Junior Suite size and there were two loungers and a good-sized table on the balcony - totally worth it, even with the steel beam.  We gave it 9/10.

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26 minutes ago, SpeedNoodles said:

We had an aft corner balcony on Navigator that had a steel beam running down the middle of the balcony.  We had to duck under it a lot, but the room was more of a Junior Suite size and there were two loungers and a good-sized table on the balcony - totally worth it, even with the steel beam.  We gave it 9/10.

Awesome, thank you for the insight. 

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29 minutes ago, Matt said:

I think aft facing cabins are overrated on Freedom class. These types of rooms are great for Radiance, Vision ships, but skip it and get a room closer to elevator for Freedom class.

Thank you. So what would suggest not going into a suite? What regular balcony category would you suggest? Anything special or insider to look for on Freedom? 

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Just now, Lovetocruise2002 said:

Darn.  No wonder.  I stopped searching in August because school starts back up in September. 😔

Yeah we cruise anyway. It's cheaper and the kid will be ok missing a week of school. Seriously though we would in a another non school month but they aren't doing them. I swear they did though in the past. We are also looking at back to back to back cruises, like Freedom 4 nights to Canada and then 5 nights Bermuda. I wish they would just combine the two and make it one cruise. I love the idea of going north to Canada/Halifax and then South to Bermuda. Something intrigues me about that. 

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6 hours ago, RCIfan1912 said:

 

Yes, hopefully we sail. Really, really hope we sail.

Our cancelled cruise was Oasis May 10th, same itinerary. 

Ugghhh, mine was May 2 Symphony and nothing yet! Did you hear from RC or did it go through your TA and they told you? 
 

My FCC will pay for all of my rebooked Symphony and all but $200 of our October 2021 Italy/Greece on Odyssey. We had a JS on our May cruise and when I rebooked there were no JS available so going back to ocean view with large balcony. That’s how I’m able to pay for 2 cruises with one FCC. 
 

Also ditto @Matt on the aft balcony on Freedom. It’s a large ship and I’d want to be more mid ship near elevator. 

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11 minutes ago, Jill said:

Ugghhh, mine was May 2 Symphony and nothing yet! Did you hear from RC or did it go through your TA and they told you? 
 

My FCC will pay for all of my rebooked Symphony and all but $200 of our October 2021 Italy/Greece on Odyssey. We had a JS on our May cruise and when I rebooked there were no JS available so going back to ocean view with large balcony. That’s how I’m able to pay for 2 cruises with one FCC. 
 

Also ditto @Matt on the aft balcony on Freedom. It’s a large ship and I’d want to be more mid ship near elevator. 

I didn't get anything from RC, John from MEI emailed me that he received the FCC email and how much it was. Then I had to give the go ahead to use the FCC to pay off Sept. cruise. 

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Do you guys find this odd? We had a guarantee ocean view on Oasis for the cruise that was cancelled a month ago or when ever that was. No cabin number had been issued yet but I just checked as the cruise still shows up in my "upcoming cruise" section just to torture me. Anyway now a cabin number was issued and the cruise was cancelled weeks and weeks ago. You find that strange? By the way I do not like the cabin location at all, cabin # 7132. Low in the ship and way forward. Glad we have a CP Balcony and know the cabin number and know the location and like it from what we see from the plans anyway.

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9 hours ago, RCIfan1912 said:Looking at Freedom of the seas 9 nights to Canada/NE. How are AFT balconies on Freedom? I mean AFT like the very AFT looking back at the wake made by the propellers. The balconies look a bit bigger but then there is that super structure on that class on the back of the ship. Well I'm excited now our 2020 is going to be paid off and I'll see it on our upcoming cruises section and still have 1000 bucks left over.  Thanks for any advice on Freedom cabins.

oops, RCLfan, I messed up quoting your post above. 

We had a corner aft, deck 7 on Liberty of the Seas,   Loved it,  would book it again in a heartbeat!  

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1 hour ago, RCIfan1912 said:

Do you guys find this odd? We had a guarantee ocean view on Oasis for the cruise that was cancelled a month ago or when ever that was. No cabin number had been issued yet but I just checked as the cruise still shows up in my "upcoming cruise" section just to torture me. Anyway now a cabin number was issued and the cruise was cancelled weeks and weeks ago. You find that strange? By the way I do not like the cabin location at all, cabin # 7132. Low in the ship and way forward. Glad we have a CP Balcony and know the cabin number and know the location and like it from what we see from the plans anyway.

Yes, I think that’s very odd.  Weird that they would bother with that after it being cancelled.  Just add it to the list of weird sh*t that’s goin on.

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6 hours ago, monctonguy said:

Better hope there is a vaccine by then..as it sounds like in Canada our borders will be closed till there is.....so 12-18mths from now would be when it could start back up...

Not that I think you're necessarily wrong, but has there been any official news of this?

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3 minutes ago, SpeedNoodles said:

Not that I think you're necessarily wrong, but has there been any official news of this?

The idea that there has to be a vaccine for cruises to start is absurd. I don't know why people keep spreading that BS. If cruises can't start, then Disney World can't open. I know you didn't say that but I'm responding in general to the person that wrote that.

There are many treatments in testing. There are vaccines in the human testing faze. Will it comes quick or be effective, that is any ones guess.

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2 hours ago, RCIfan1912 said:

Yeah it used to just say GTY and now there is a cabin. 7132. 

This happened to me on the cruise I was supposed to leave on today (Mariner). A couple weeks ago the cruise was still showing up in my planner and  I was assigned a cabin (had a suite guarantee). It made not going on the cruise even harder when I saw the room we were given!

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