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barryk July 31st, 2007 01:02 PM

Anyone interested Atlantis Barcelona-Athens? We can't go
 
Our dog is sick :cry: and need full-time attension, so my partner and I can no longer go to this cruise. Since we have already paid in full (>$4300) and can no longer get any refund if we cancel, I wonder if anyone would be interested in taking our place. Atlantis allows traveler subsitutions for $150 each, so we are looking for $3300 including name change fee or best offer. This is (G) Large Ocean View Stateroom for two.

St Pete Cruiser August 2nd, 2007 04:51 PM

Atlantis cruise
 
That is very sad for you guys as a simular situation happened to me last year.
Is your cruise price without air? The air with relatively short notice is often the problem.
Ask if you can apply all or some of the cost towards a future Atlantis cruise.


St Pete Cruiser

barryk August 2nd, 2007 11:02 PM

Re: Atlantis cruise
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by St Pete Cruiser
That is very sad for you guys as a simular situation happened to me last year.
Is your cruise price without air? The air with relatively short notice is often the problem.
Ask if you can apply all or some of the cost towards a future Atlantis cruise.


St Pete Cruiser

Thanks for your suggestion, we will give Atlantis a call to find out. The price is just for the cruise. We planned to fly from SFO and has to cancel our Delta tickets which is about 1500 each person. Hope we can get as much back as possible. I also booked 3 nights in Barcelona and 2 nights in Athens through Priceline, and no refund at all for those.

Our dog was diagnosed with heart failure about two and a half weeks ago. It was pretty bad the week before, and fortunately he is getting better this week. Since he takes several medicines every day, it's impossible to leave him in other's hands anytime soon. Although we are going to lose the money we put in and I have go kiss goodbye to my first Europe trip, I am still happy to see out dog is improving.

CM Rob August 12th, 2007 10:34 PM

hope your dog gets better
 
I am glad to hear that your dog is getting better, Id go crazy if something happened to mine she is my kid. I think you guys made a good choice in sacrificing your trip to take care of your baby. I hope the doggy continues to get better and I am sure you will get to cruise Europe soon.

St Pete Cruiser August 13th, 2007 04:04 PM

Atlantis cruise
 
BarryK,
Wondered how you came out with Atlantis in canceling your cruise. Also, hope your dog is improving on the meds. Let us know!
Rob

barryk August 15th, 2007 12:00 AM

half price by end of 8/15 PST
 
We won't get any refund or credits, so will let go for 2,000 for both. Atlantis needs to receive our written letter for name change by Friday, so there's only one day left.

Thanks to those who sent good wishes, our dog is doing fine although we are still fighting with his poor appetite.

Barry

St Pete Cruiser August 16th, 2007 03:55 PM

:(

That is really rotten that Atlantis won't give you at least some credit towards another cruise. I wish you could have a friend stay with your dog if he seems better so you could still go, but I know that would be tough especially if something happened.

CM Rob August 16th, 2007 04:00 PM

Dead line
 
You said Friday was the dead line, any luck?

Romian August 16th, 2007 04:45 PM

Hi:

Have you sold the space yet? Does your fare cover airfare too? Let me know ASAP; I may be very interested.

curious1 August 18th, 2007 07:48 AM

Hey, guys, sorry to hear about your dilemma. Hope the dog continues to improve and that you found someone to take your spot.

This is a scenario that pet lovers need to keep in mind. Even if you guys had bought the Travelex insurance that Atlantis was pushing, it would not have helped. No third-party insurance company considers a pet's illness to be a "covered event" that will earn you a refund.

There IS another option on most cruises (though it wouldn't have worked with a gay charter like Atlantis or RSVP): Take the insurance offered by the cruise line itself, rather than a third-party carrier. The cruise lines' insurance will usually allow you to cancel for ANY reason and still get a credit of either 75% or 90% toward a future cruise. In this case it would have saved you at least $3,000! (But again, cruise line insurance doesn't apply when a company like Atlantis charters the entire ship, unfortunately)


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