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Old January 3rd, 2008, 08:56 AM
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Default Great answers

Thanks for all the info. - especially Mike - you put your explanations so well.

It was interesting to see the differentiation between a ship being "overbooked" and one that had been fully "chartered". I now realize that the latter is what must have happened to us.

“Once bitten, twice shy? is very real for me. I have investigated several cruises since our demise in 2006, and every time I’ve backed off.

From what you've all said I gather that:
1)Insurance against bumping is not an option.
2)Buying the flight & cruise as a package could
mean that the flight is compensatable.
3)Go with larger ships to avoid charter situation.

Being prepared is my main objective for the next time around, but I guess there really isn't any way to avoid such an eventuality.

Unfortunately I tried Beenie Weenie's "I guess I would just simply be prepared to raise lot's of hell until they see things my way, or compensate me to a degree I am not angry and frustrated, or losing additional money due to them bumping me anymore." and the company refused to back down from their unreasonable offer.
See www.cruisebumping.ca

I just have to go with Mike's last remark "The good news is: Both, bumping and canceling occur but they ARE NOT the norm so your chances of being bumped or your ship being chartered out from under you are small."

Thanks again everyone.
Regards
Spencer
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