Changing your mind - cruise cancellations

Last winter, we decided to book B2B trips for 2017. Our priorities were to get out of the cold and be comfortable - destination was secondary because we were not sure that hubby could physically manage more challenging activities that come with some of the more exotic destinations.

Well, our European cruise in the Spring was a real game-changer and confidence builder.  So over the last few weeks, we find ourselves talking more about Australia and South America destinations... and considering changing our more sedate itinerary to a real adventure.
We've changed one other itinerary but that did not seem as drastic.  Has anyone else taken a drastic U-turn in changing a planned cruise and how did that turn out?



2 Answers

CruisinCM, we had booked a Hawaii cruise that was to sail this September. We were looking at the sites and saw a South American cruise on Holland. Thirty days and really cheap. we canceled the Hawaii cruise and sailed to South America in March.

It turned out great, we had a good time and meet some wonderful people. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

I don't know if this really counts but we were booked on a fall foliage cruise and booked airfare up to NY from FL. Then, later, we discovered from a friend that the cruise before ours went to Bermuda for the last time that year. Our party of four decided to change airfares, book the previous cruise on the same ship and keep our first cruise reservations. OK we had to pay the fees for the changed airfares, but we felt that we were going to fly up there the following year, anyway, so we did actually save the higher cost of new airfares the following year. We kept the same staterooms and received extra perks for combining the two such as a bottles of champagne, laundry and a specialty restaurant visit. We also saved the cost of car service to and from the airport. And the cost of the cruise to Bermuda had a cost increase the following year. This was a real departure for us as we never do something like that on the spur of the moment. The fact that all four of us made the move was really surprising.


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