Fall Cruise RESCHEDULED for 2021
The Far Western District Fall Convention at Sea has been RESCHEDULED for October 15-18, 2021 (Friday-Monday) aboard a NEWER ship, the Carnival Radiance, that is currently is undergoing a $200 million renovation with enhancements including increased safety/sanitizing procedures.
This new schedule will be good news for those who had been concerned with having to take two days off work for a Thursday-Sunday event; the new ship sails at 5:00 PM on Friday and returns at 7:00 AM on Monday.
For those who are already booked on the ship:
Everyone continuing to sail next year in Oct 2021 will receive a $300 on-board credit per cabin and an upgraded cabin at no extra cost. The new deposit refund deadline is February 14, 2021, and the final-payment deadline will be in July 2021.
We are encouraging everyone currently booked on the cruise to hold off until February to see what happens before taking any action. Those who cancel now and try to rebook next year will not get the $300 on board credit or the upgraded cabin, the rates will be higher, and fewer people on board to allow for social distancing will cause the ship to sell out much earlier than normal.
Carnival is working to finish moving all the deposits and bookings from 2020 to 2021. When this is completed, Donna will be emailing your new confirmation.
When you receive the email from Donna with new booking information, please respond back to Donna VIA EMAIL to confirm you received it as well as providing her with your chapter affiliation.
Also, if you've already paid for your convention registrations, those tickets are being transferred to the 2021 event.
Remember, there is no risk waiting until February, when new safety and sanitation protocols will be evident. We will be sharing details when they are approved by the CDC.
For those who still need to book:
Donna has a few cabins she has retained from those who opted to cancel. They are at 2020 prices, and are being offered on a first come, first served basis. So, if you haven't booked yet, now is an excellent time to take advantage of those 2020 prices. But hurry - those cabins will only be available until the end of November!
We encourage everyone who has not yet booked the cruise to do so NOW. With the increased safety/sanitization procedures there will be fewer passengers, so if you continue to "wait and see" it is very likely you will not get on the ship. Your cruise deposit is fully refundable until February 14, 2021 so there is nothing to lose if you book now.