I am not advocating this and I am not personally doing this (yet), but I think it warrants a discussion.
As avid cruisers, we have had three cruises canceled due to travel restrictions so far. We have six more future cruises booked, and if the ships are sailing, we’ll be aboard.
Many cruise lines are offering substantial future cruise credits for sailings that have been canceled. 125-150% is not uncommon.
Is this an opportunity to speculate on future cruises? I could book a cruise for next month that I’m perfectly happy to take if it sails, but I’m not emotionally devastated if it doesn’t.
If it gets canceled, I could use that future cruise credit (150% ?) to plan another close-in cruise. And that cruise could get canceled, generating even more future cruise credit.
I guess it’s like any type of gambling, but if you loose this one you go on a cruise!
What do you think? Should Vegas be putting odds on future cruise?