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16 minutes ago, Firemanray said:

When will RCL let the current passengers know if their Dec 2020 Galveston cruise has been canx?? So that there is enough time to make arrangements for air and hotel room canx!!

Don't expect for at least the next 60 days for any passenger cruises. Lots of testing and tweaking will be happening until RCG feels confident to have passengers come onboard.

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1 hour ago, Firemanray said:

When will RCL let the current passengers know if their Dec 2020 Galveston cruise has been canx?? So that there is enough time to make arrangements for air and hotel room canx!!

Welcome to the boards!  I have a cruise in December as well - I too wish they would make an announcement already as I have to re-allocate those 10 vacation days to be used before the end of the year.  Normally I'd just take them off anyway, but 10 days at home in a row doing nothing (not including the weekends) would drive me bonkers!  😄 

I do not expect any sailings in December to actually happen, to be honest.  I think it may take time to get everything through the approvals and such.  Maybe some of the 3-4 nighters from Miami/Ft. Lauderdale will happen first.  Jut speculation though.

You can try contacting Royal Caribbean directly (as this is just a fan board) to see if they can offer you any ideas on when notifications are coming.  My cruise is just over 30 days out and not a peep...

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I feel there will be an announcement this week. There are many people that need to make or cancel flights for Dec sailings. We have one Dec 12 out of Miami on Symphony and never purchased flights since they would only offer future flight credit if we canceled. Regardless, even as bad as we would like to cruise again, we are not sailing until some of the restrictions are lifted. 

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37 minutes ago, Wilson said:

I feel there will be an announcement this week. There are many people that need to make or cancel flights for Dec sailings. We have one Dec 12 out of Miami on Symphony and never purchased flights since they would only offer future flight credit if we canceled. Regardless, even as bad as we would like to cruise again, we are not sailing until some of the restrictions are lifted. 

No need to sugar coat this. RCG will also cancel and will likely follow NCL & Carnie through December 2020, should history of prior cancellations prove to be identical.

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13 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

I am unable to get into the "check-in" area of my reservations for 6 and 13 December (Oasis).  I get an error message.

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It's been like that since yesterday on both bookings.  I have a feeling that they are already "closed" even though they are still coming up for booking on the website.

Hmm. Same here, but will allow me to spend money in cruise planner. 

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I’m thinking my Dec 19th Holiday Cruise on the Anthem will be cancelled because they need more time to start up...and because it’s an eight day cruise.  Also, my January 4th cruise will probably be cancelled because it’s an eleven day cruise.  Oh well, it is what it is and I’ll be patient with the process. At least there is now light at the end of the tunnel... I would much rather they take their time to do it right rather than do it quick and suffer another closure. I can’t wait!!......but I will.😏

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Well, read the below from Cruise Critic and we can agree that it's just a matter of time that RCG will be announcing their ancellation as well...

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December Cruises Canceled as Lines Study CDC Order

November 02, 2020

(11:50 a.m. EDT) -- Several major cruise lines have canceled December voyages, as companies began the process of determining what steps need to be taken to meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements to start sailing again.

 
On Monday, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings canceled all cruises for December on its three brands, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas. The line had previously suspended cruising through the end of November.
 
Norwegian didn't specifically cite the CDC's "framework for conditional sailing," which was released Friday, as the reason for the continued suspensions. The comprehensive framework outlines the process that cruise lines must go through to get ready for paying passengers -- and it's a lengthy one, with several phases that need to be completed before sailings can resume. 
 
 "The Company will continue to work in tandem with global government and public health authorities and its Healthy Sail panel expert advisors to take all necessary measures to protect its guests, crew and the communities visited," Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings said in a statement.
 
 
Miami Port
 
Over the weekend, Carnival Cruise Lines dropped its December sailings from its website. The line had previously canceled all but a handful of cruises departing from Miami and Port Canaveral.
 
Palm Beach-based Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line pulled all of its voyages off its website over the weekend. As of Monday morning, the site only contains a splash screen stating that cruise bookings are no longer being accepted at this time.
 
The canceled cruises put a damper on the excitement that was originally felt on Friday when the CDC replaced its long-standing No Sail order with the conditional sailing framework. While the No Sail order technically expired as of Sunday, the numerous requirements and certifications of the CDC's new framework mean that cruising won't realistically happen in 2020.
 
Analysts now predict that late January and February are more likely dates for the resumption of cruises with actual paying passengers; cruise lines must complete a series of simulated cruises with volunteers first.
 
"Bottom line is that cruise lines will not be able to offer passenger cruises in December, but January seems possible, though February more likely, in line with what the CDC was reportedly already targeting," UBS analyst Robin Farley said in a report Monday.
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