Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Deals. Cruise Questions and Answers! > All Things Cruising
Register Forgot Password?

All Things Cruising Any cruise question not specific to one cruise line

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 21st, 2008, 10:13 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2
Send a message via Yahoo to Frankjay02
Default Cruise line changes itinerary

We just had NCL change the itinerary by deleting a port, substituting ports, adding another day at sea, and changing the two nite stay from one port to another.(Medit. cruise) They, NCL, did this on our Alaskan cruise. Is this common to ALL cruise lines, or is it just NCL. We do NOT want 5 days at sea for a 14 day cruise. I got the Itinerary on Sun. nite, Travel agent took deposit on Tues. morning, by Tues nite the itinerary was changed. We are cancelling and looking for another line.I am afraid they NCL will change more. Looking at Royal Carib...how is there record of staying on posted itinerary?
any help or insight wil be appreciated. thanks in advance
Frank in NJ
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 22nd, 2008, 08:58 AM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NM
Posts: 10
Default

Changes are at the discretion of the line and can be due to weather, rising port fees, etc. In 39 cruises, we have missed two ports on two different cruises. Having sailed with RCCL many times, I have never had an itinerary change.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 22nd, 2008, 10:18 AM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2
Send a message via Yahoo to Frankjay02
Default

I have asked some friends who have cruised and so has my wife and no one has experienced two instances back to back where a cruise line has changed itinerary's. Look yout your case...39 cruises, two port changes and no itineray change...my case 3 NCL cruises, 2 cruises where ports were eliminated or substituted and an extra day added at sea. From what I understand from another group NCL has a history of this.
I read the fine print and was well aware if the "change without notice' caveat. But heard it is rarely utilized.
thanks for your answer
Frank
we cancelled and went with RCCL
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old May 22nd, 2008, 05:30 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 32
Default

We've been pretty lucky - we've only had Princess miss a port once due to heavy seas. This was in 13 years of crusing with her. And it turned out to be a great thing as we were all exhausted and needed a sea day to rest up!

We've never had the cruiseline(Princess, Carnival, Viking) change an itinerary on us.

Good luck with your RC cruise! Hope it's the best one yet!
__________________
Charlie
Not All Who Wander Are Lost
J.R.R. Tolkien
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old May 24th, 2008, 08:11 AM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NM
Posts: 10
Default

You're welcome Frank! It is hard when you plan a trip and end up missing ports that you planned to see. I did forget about one, in 2004 Celebrity chose to skip Malaga, Spain and substitute Pisa due to political unrest in Spain. I was very happy! Having been to Malaga, I didn't feel the need to see it again! I hope your cruise is wonderful! Hi Spikesgirl!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
change, cruise, free, itinerary, princess, ship, stuff, theyncl, theynclcom

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which itinerary/cruise line makes the most sense? saj3 Alaska 18 February 10th, 2008 12:04 AM
best family itinerary and line irisarbor Alaska 1 December 8th, 2007 10:59 AM
Cruise Line Statements - Itinerary Changes for Florence!!!!! Lisa Hurricane Watch 0 September 8th, 2006 02:33 PM
Cruise Itinerary L. Wilson All Other Cruise Lines 1 February 4th, 2005 11:51 AM
Best RT itinerary/line LVSue Alaska 4 February 1st, 2005 07:01 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:35 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1