I got cancelled from my 12/26 cruise and I was just about to rebook one for early February. I had vacation time from work all set up and other details worked out. I was literally going to make the new reservation this week when word came out about more cancellations. I think somebody is trying to tell me something. I would try another ship but since I live in California its very convenient to sail locally. I think I will wait till she is actually up and running before I do anything else. What a hassle this has been.
2008-Valor and Glory
2009-Spirit and Splendor
2010-Freedom of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas
2012-Allure of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas
I booked a group of 60 people on the Carnival Splendor over a year ago for a Jan 9th 2011 sailing. Then along comes the fire.
Our cruise was canceled, so I rebooked on the Splendor for Feb 6th after a week of arguing with Carnival over the price. Then our Feb 6th cruise was canceled. I gave up on the Splendor and moved my group to the Liberty out of Miami after another week of arguing with Carnival over pricing. Their offer of a 25% discount was a joke; they raised the prices on everything so the discount didn’t matter. I wrote an email to Carnival and they sent me a rubber stamp reply saying “sorry”. I have been booking a group each year for 11 years and Carnival acted like they couldn’t care less. I realize that my groups of 50 to 70 people are a drop in the bucket compared to the 3000 or so people on the ship, but over the years I’ve booked a considerable number of people with Carnival and my loyalty didn’t mean squat to them. I have never sailed on anything but Carnival, but this experience has made me rethink my loyalty to them.