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Princess cruises has now cancelled Australian cruises through to 19 December 2021.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/princess-cruises-cancels-australia-cruise-holidays-through-december-19-2021-301323790.html

I assume Royal won’t be too far behind.

I have paid for all our cruises in full to optimise the 125% fcc to use when we rebook.

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4 hours ago, F1guynz said:

Princess cruises has now cancelled Australian cruises through to 19 December 2021.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/princess-cruises-cancels-australia-cruise-holidays-through-december-19-2021-301323790.html

I assume Royal won’t be too far behind.

I have paid for all our cruises in full to optimise the 125% fcc to use when we rebook.

P&O as well. Same parent company obviously, Carnival have also removed everything before 25th Nov from website.

I'm just gonna take the refund and book a land holiday. I still have Jan and Feb bookings that look like they will survive the cut for now.

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15 hours ago, F1guynz said:

Princess cruises has now cancelled Australian cruises through to 19 December 2021.

Anyone else super surprised that they haven’t just thrown the towel in for the whole season? Like, that’s exactly what I was expecting. Not sure if I should be taking this as a hopeful sing that my Jan cruise has a chance of going ahead, or just that the cruise lines are dreaming and trying to keep our money for as long as possible ??

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With all that is going on with our various Premiers and Health advisers, there is no way there will be Australian cruise season. 

The games politicians are playing with all our lives is disgusting.

I am fully vaccinated but stuck in lockdown in NSW and I can't travel to visit my sister six hours north, let alone my ill dad in WA. This is not right, why bother getting vaccinated if I am not free to live my life. 

Sorry to turn the conversation away from cruising. Looking at and reading all about how well Royal and Celebrity are moving forward, I would feel so safe on a cruise; more so than going to my local shopping centre where certain types don't wear masks. 

Waiting for Royal to officially cancel my next two cruises, one is now only 88 days away. This will be our seventh cancelled cruise and my disappointment is turning into frustration; not with Royal; they are a business. but with our elected officials. 

      

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No timelines but here is the plan released today .. the question is which phase will cruising start?

I guess some kind of plan is better than nothing, but with under 8% fully vaccinated, we're still a long way off Phase 2. I guess the cruise lines are hopeful by not cancelling the whole season at once, but I agree with @CruisingOzcan't see it happening. 

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The Transpacxific cruises were cancelled and also the NZ Oct 16th 

Attach is the letter from guest relation. It is addressed to guests on the Quantum even though I was on the Ovation.

They aHave cancelled Quantum, Serenade, and 2 x Ovation

So sad and frustration, was really looking forward to a 28 day B2B to make up for all the lost time   

 Guest Letter_QN BNE CANCELLATION_2.pdf

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11 minutes ago, BRE77 said:

Very disappointing - And no mention of the double status credits compensation in that letter!

You only get the C&A points if you actually sail; I had already had a few cancellations and this one round of cancellations means I lost another 112 C&A points. 

The good news is Royal have extended the double points offer.

I am so frustrated with our Government, Australia does so well on the world stage but this whole Covid issue has been very poorly handled and our media is so bias.

 

I went to a specialist this morning and mentioned cruising; and I got a lecture about the whole petrie dish story. I sorted her out    

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19 minutes ago, CruisingOz said:

You only get the C&A points if you actually sail; I had already had a few cancellations and this one round of cancellations means I lost another 112 C&A points. 

The good news is Royal have extended the double points offer.

I am so frustrated with our Government, Australia does so well on the world stage but this whole Covid issue has been very poorly handled and our media is so bias.

 

I went to a specialist this morning and mentioned cruising; and I got a lecture about the whole petrie dish story. I sorted her out    

It still says on the RC website that the Double Points offer only goes through to September 2022 - in other words; excludes the Australian 2022/23 cruise season.

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53 minutes ago, twangster said:

Feel for you folks in Australia and New Zealand.  How incredible frustrating.

Sad and frustrating, but think of all the money we are saving,haha

We have live the cruising lifestyle through Matt's videos and blogs

Need to update my signature and remove a couple sailings but fingers crossed, I will spend NY's in Miami for a series of cruises and our first Perfect Day

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Well that sucks hahaha, time to pick a new cruise, rebook flights and rooms.

 

All I can say is I guess good things come to those who wait.

 

Question tho, I had a cruise canceled in Nov 2020 and I received 125% FCC.

I had that FCC applied to a cruise in Jan 2022.

Now Jan 2022 is cancelled, do I get a further 125% FCC on top?

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2 hours ago, Avfrattner said:

Well that sucks hahaha, time to pick a new cruise, rebook flights and rooms.

 

All I can say is I guess good things come to those who wait.

 

Question tho, I had a cruise canceled in Nov 2020 and I received 125% FCC.

I had that FCC applied to a cruise in Jan 2022.

Now Jan 2022 is cancelled, do I get a further 125% FCC on top?

No they won't give you an extra 125% on top of an FCC, only on actual dollars paid. You will be re-issued your FCC. I wish

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