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Well, we all know that all of the 2020 Rhone trips were cancelled. Perhaps because we (until now) have been overly optimistic about so many things, we rebooked the trip for 2020, for the June sailing. They only listed four sailings. Once the EBD deadline passed, I checked the ABD website and all four sailings were priced the same. A few weeks have passed, and today I checked again. The two Adults only trips are still listed as taking reservations, but the other two are call for pricing/waitlisted only. Given that the boat was less than half full, I am concerned now that (yet again) the rescheduled trip is likely to be cancelled. We are nine months out and it would have been remarkable for two trips that were less than half full to fill within a couple of weeks. Am I being paranoid or on the right track? I have only booked two of the 23 pre/post trip items we had set up last time, and of course with COVID they are now all nonrefundable. I am concerned about booking anything else...Okay adventurers, sharpen those pencils and tell me what you think please.
I *assume* you mean June 2021. :) That is really pretty odd. I wonder if they are considering consolidating trips? Or, perhaps, a group or travel agency decided that they wanted to book one of the family sailings? It's so hard to know what ABD is thinking anymore.

ETA: What ship does your reservation say? When I looked at next year's cruises after this year's got cancelled, I remember that they had switched to a larger ship that did not have Single cabins, so it would have cost me a fortune to re-book. But now when I look at the website, it lists the AmaCello, which is the ship we were booked on for this year. Maybe the ships are more filled because they switched from a larger ship to a smaller one?

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Grifdog22

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I *assume* you mean June 2021. :) That is really pretty odd. I wonder if they are considering consolidating trips? Or, perhaps, a group or travel agency decided that they wanted to book one of the family sailings? It's so hard to know what ABD is thinking anymore.

ETA: What ship does your reservation say? When I looked at next year's cruises after this year's got cancelled, I remember that they had switched to a larger ship that did not have Single cabins, so it would have cost me a fortune to re-book. But now when I look at the website, it lists the AmaCello, which is the ship we were booked on for this year. Maybe the ships are more filled because they switched from a larger ship to a smaller one?

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Regrettably it appears there are less than 20 confirmed for the trip...so I see yet another cancellation in my future and the other two dates won’t work. This was such a great trip on paper!
 

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sayhello

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Regrettably it appears there are less than 20 confirmed for the trip...so I see yet another cancellation in my future and the other two dates won’t work. This was such a great trip on paper!
I'm so sorry to hear that. It was a fabulous trip on paper! It felt so real having already selected our excursions! I was so looking forward to it (and meeting you guys). I'm still going to keep my fingers and toes crossed for you!!

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  • Mathmagicland

    Disneyland - the original since 1955
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    Once the EBD deadline passed, I checked the ABD website and all four sailings were priced the same. A few weeks have passed, and today I checked again. The two Adults only trips are still listed as taking reservations, but the other two are call for pricing/waitlisted only. Given that the boat was less than half full, I am concerned
    I’ve been noticing this on some other AbDs I’ve been tracking or checking - one week there are xx number of departures, following week there are fewer departures & some are waitlisted. It appears AbD might be reducing and consolidating to hopefully get the numbers to reduce cancellations due to low signups.
     

    Grifdog22

    Barking Mad!
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    It's official. First due to COVID, they properly cancelled us on the inaugural Rhone trip in May of 2020. Now our rescheduled June of 2021 Rhone is cancelled. I am grateful to them for the early heads up. Really not sure what to do next. It was already paid in full from February of 2020...and transferred over to 2021. We still have Poland for September of 2021, transferred from cancelled Egypt, but I'm now not making any pre- or post- or airline plans until we have a better idea of if travel will exist (or we are all still alive) by that point. Again, it is a first world problem and so far we have our health. I for one appreciate the work Disney has done to try to balance guest plans and expectations against economic realities, health and safety. I think the "power of the mouse" is not as strong as it was four years ago, as it appears that we are not welcome in very many countries overseas, or even among some sister states here in the USA. More than a cure for COVID we need a cure for the American stupidity, selfishness, apathy and laziness. Thanos was right....
     

    AquaDame

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    It's official. First due to COVID, they properly cancelled us on the inaugural Rhone trip in May of 2020. Now our rescheduled June of 2021 Rhone is cancelled. I am grateful to them for the early heads up. Really not sure what to do next. It was already paid in full from February of 2020...and transferred over to 2021. We still have Poland for September of 2021, transferred from cancelled Egypt, but I'm now not making any pre- or post- or airline plans until we have a better idea of if travel will exist (or we are all still alive) by that point. Again, it is a first world problem and so far we have our health. I for one appreciate the work Disney has done to try to balance guest plans and expectations against economic realities, health and safety. I think the "power of the mouse" is not as strong as it was four years ago, as it appears that we are not welcome in very many countries overseas, or even among some sister states here in the USA. More than a cure for COVID we need a cure for the American stupidity, selfishness, apathy and laziness. Thanos was right....
    I'm not finding info about cancellations for 2021... was it an email from ABD? Is this just the Rhone..?
     


  • sayhello

    Have Camera, Will Travel
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    It's official. First due to COVID, they properly cancelled us on the inaugural Rhone trip in May of 2020. Now our rescheduled June of 2021 Rhone is cancelled. I am grateful to them for the early heads up. Really not sure what to do next. It was already paid in full from February of 2020...and transferred over to 2021. We still have Poland for September of 2021, transferred from cancelled Egypt, but I'm now not making any pre- or post- or airline plans until we have a better idea of if travel will exist (or we are all still alive) by that point. Again, it is a first world problem and so far we have our health. I for one appreciate the work Disney has done to try to balance guest plans and expectations against economic realities, health and safety. I think the "power of the mouse" is not as strong as it was four years ago, as it appears that we are not welcome in very many countries overseas, or even among some sister states here in the USA. More than a cure for COVID we need a cure for the American stupidity, selfishness, apathy and laziness. Thanos was right....
    *SO* sorry, Griffdog! What options did ABD give you regarding the monies from the 2021 cruise?

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