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Odyssey Canceled til April '21


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7 minutes ago, twangster said:

On the bright side, I'm booked on the new inaugural in April!  

I expect more changes to be announced though.

That's exciting. I'm not booking anything for a while. I want to see what FCC I have.

I'm sorta shocked at how bummed I feel. I knew this was a strong possibility and am pragmatic about most things, I feel this. It was my first B2B. My first time flying first class. First solo trip that I didn't book a solo room (the rates were great for the second leg).

 

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30 minutes ago, ellcee said:

That's exciting. I'm not booking anything for a while. I want to see what FCC I have.

I'm sorta shocked at how bummed I feel. I knew this was a strong possibility and am pragmatic about most things, I feel this. It was my first B2B. My first time flying first class. First solo trip that I didn't book a solo room (the rates were great for the second leg).

 

Man.....I would be depressed about that myself !  So sorry.  I noticed you said in another post that you would lose your airfare.  Why is that ?  Are they not willing to move it to another date for you ?

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11 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

Man.....I would be depressed about that myself !  So sorry.  I noticed you said in another post that you would lose your airfare.  Why is that ?  Are they not willing to move it to another date for you ?

So far, no. non-refundable and I don't qualify for the dates listed. Only til Sept. I'll check my cruise insurance at some point. So far the flight is the only thing I'm losing. They're giving me $16.80. woof.

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5 minutes ago, ellcee said:

So far, no. non-refundable and I don't qualify for the dates listed. Only til Sept. I'll check my cruise insurance at some point. So far the flight is the only thing I'm losing. They're giving me $16.80. woof.

Hmmmm....Yeah, I guess this does fall outside of most of the airlines' dates for coverage for "no rebooking fees".  Sucks.  Maybe the airlines will extend their covered dates.  I am keeping my fingers crossed for you re: insurance.  When I renewed my annual Allianz policy last month they were very explicit that they would cover NO COVID-related losses with the exception of those relating to emergency medical/evacuation costs incurred while ON the cruise.

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2 hours ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

When I renewed my annual Allianz policy last month they were very explicit that they would cover NO COVID-related losses with the exception of those relating to emergency medical/evacuation costs incurred while ON the cruise.

My understanding of my Allianz policy is that if I had a trip planned and the cruise portion was canceled by Royal, it doesn't matter why it was canceled; it should qualify as a cancellation by a common carrier.  

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2 minutes ago, crisgold52 said:

APR 21... the start of spring. Could this be potentially a date where the fleet resumes sailing as well I wonder

i wouldn't read too much into it like that.  Odyssey is still being built and they're having issues at the shipyard with manpower due to COVID, fires, etc.  Plus I think if this is a delay that was agreed upon between Royal and the shipyard, it delays when Royal has to pony up the money to the shipyard.

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9 minutes ago, monctonguy said:

its absurd that 2 weeks ago Royal wouldn't tell us...and now its like 6 mths of delays..come on.....not very cool in their part....

I'm not convinced that they knew 100% for sure.  But when the shipyard released their public message about all of their issues and the fire, I guess they finally felt it was best to make a decision on it.

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As Meyer Werft put it, the negotiations with their customers (like Royal) has been complex and lengthy.  Those negotiations most likely just reached a point where Royal could comment publicly. 

Prior to a few days ago they probably didn't know where the outcome of their talks with Meyer Werft would leave them or the delivery date. 

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