To Re-book, or not re-book? That is the question?

OK,

So our cruise has been cancelled for the 4th time. The first time was March of last year. It was cancelled about a week before sailing. I naively transferred the booking a few months later to June, thinking the whole "virus thing" would be over in a couple months. Three weeks later that cruise was also cancelled. So I re-booked for this March, thinking "everything should be over after one year" That cruise was cancelled in December, just when vaccines were coming out. "Surely they will be sailing by June" I thought, and re-booked. Now the June sailing is cancelled. I told myself, my family, and all of you that I would not re-book until I actually see ships sailing out of US Ports on the evening news.

However, an opportunity has come up in our schedule that would allow us to cruise in mid-November. I have a healthy OBC waiting, and our cabin category on our ship of choice is still available.

My family says "go for it", but they're not the ones having to spend eons of time cancelling flights, ground transfers, hotel reservations, etc...... so obviously I'm reluctant.

I realize no one has a crystal ball, and your guess is as good as mine, but I'd like to hear some other opinions and perspectives before I decide. Besides, my instincts have been repeatedly wrong this past year.

So, what do you all think? Will the ships be sailing by November? I'd like to think so, but this whole business with the CDC and the unpredictability of the pandemic, as well as my previous track record gives me pause.

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Yes, it’s frustrating to rebook all the flights, hotels and whatnots, but my opinion is go for it! Granted, it is only an opinion, but it that ship sails would you rather be on it or saying you could have been on it. Personally I would rather be on it!

Can definitely relate. We have had cancelled 4 cruises. The first was March 16th last year and the most recent was to cruise the NE Sept 8 of this year. Still looking and hoping. But we are at a point noew where we want to see things happening before committing which is what I told my NCL consultant when he called me the other day.

Definitely feel your frustration. Personally we are not considering cruising or any international travel in general til the Spring of 2022. Hopefully the world will be in a much better place by then.

Go for a resched, you might regret it. The frustration is just normal.

You ain't hardly alone, judging by the responses...and who responded...we had three cancelled, rebooked em all and even added a couple even further out...the first "redo" is end of NOV...balance is due end of AUG...I think I posted about it. and yes theres all kinds of OBCs et al involved....and quite frankly, I'm not interested in what ANY "travel consultant" or agent has to say...nobody knows anything except the cruise lines clearly are willing to continue to advertise cruises that may not happen, take your money and try to straighten the mess out later...Except they can't fix everything, and repay the angst, frustration and time involved on our end. I'm really crabby about sending CCL more dough for something that may not happen...Yes I think they'll be cruising by NOV, and mebbe we'll luck out and get on a so-called "test cruise"...and be guinea pigs for them....theres a thought...sheeeeesh!!!

what to do? only the person on the mirror knows...I do my best thinking whilst shaving....and talking to myself...unfortunately he doesn't really know either....

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I'd normally say lets go for 2 out of 3 spins, but that "YES" wedge is pretty skinny.

My cruise is all made up of FCC's and maybe 300.00 of my own cash.. So I would end up rescheduling if it was me. But that is just my opinion.. Our next one is scheduled for July 2021.. I wish they would figure something out, I know it's 98 days away and all..but the anticipation is killing me!

Re-book it, many cruise lines seem to be increasing their prices the longer you wait.

NCL just started a new thing where they are offering those with existing FCC from a year ago to be able to cash it in for cash .. wow. I guess they are wanting to start with a clean slate and get all the carry over off the books.

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