Post # 1
We got a phone call yesterday telling us we had to cancel one of our honeymoon cruises (6 weeks before the wedding). This has been booked for 12 months.
My fiancee and I are in the process of figuring out what to do. We would just cancel, but we used Disney gift cards to pay for the cruise (getting free gas ). Now if we cancel we don’t get our money back, but the gift cards just get reloaded (I specifically asked today).
So, word to the wise… even though it saves a ton of money on gas it is not worth the risk.
Monday Sept 3 worked for the cruise because we get married on the 2nd so we can’t just switch to the Caribbean cruise with this company.
We think we might just reschedule both. If we took the first cruise: coming back and then driving back to DC from Cincy would eat into the next week so we would miss almost another full week of work.
The second one, i was going to the spa and relaxing. But then we would have to go back to work while we wait for the boat.
So I think we will take a “minimoon” somewhere between Cincinnati and DC for 2 nights and then go back to work :'( Anyone have any ideas on how to salvage our honeymoon?
edited for clarity:
Ok so we were doing 2 disney cruises. the first left on sept. 3rd (wedding sept 2nd) from Seattle went to alaska and ended in vancouver. The second one went from vancover to LA. There is a US law that says a vessel carrying US citizens between two ports must go to a distant port outside of North America (aka not canada, us, or carribean. We can do one or the other but not both because both means we break the law.
How we save money on gas: we would buy a giftcard when they did extra gas points and then got money offbuying gas at the grocery store. Several states do this now.
Post # 3
I am confused. How did the cruise get cancelled? How many cruises were you going on? How does using a Disney card save you gas?
Post # 4
Why did they say you had to cancel a cruise? Can you give details on how many honeymoons you’re having and when?
I’m so confused.
Post # 5
I am beyond confused. Why was it cancelled….and I also want to know how gift cards got you free gas
Post # 6
please explain deeper. i am confused as well.
Post # 7
I’m really glad I’m not the only one confused….
Post # 8
This post sort of sounds as if you were in the middle of a conversation with a friend who knows about all of this already. We’re all confused. More info please!
Post # 10
why not use the gift cards and stay in disney world? if it was enough to pay for a cruise, it should be enough for a trip to the parks.
Post # 11
@rosworms: because we went there last year. wereally wanted to dosomething different.
Post # 12
@SomethingFishy: see edit in original post
Post # 13
@SomethingFishy: there are lots of other options for you. how long did you plan for your honeymoon?? where are you located?
just take one of the cruises or just cancel your original plans and start fresh. you can always look into another cruise or just go to an all-inclusive resort and spend the week at the resort’s spa.
Post # 14
I don’t understand the law you’re referring to. Can you explain that?
Post # 15
@mypinkshoes: 2 weeks. wedding in cincinnati, live in DC. Can’t leave Disney family because the money is tied up in gift cards. I have a solution but that disney cruise is in october. what can i go on a mini moon between dc and cincinnati?
Post # 16
@Meowkers: It is against the PVSA for a foreign-flagged ship to carry passengers between two different US ports (Seattle and LA) without making a stop in a distant foreign port. Therefore, passengers can NOT board the ship in Seattle and disembark in LA.
A “nearby foreign port” is defined as “any port in North America [includes Canada & Mexico], Central America, the Bermuda Islands, or the West Indies (including the Bahama Islands, but not including the Leeward Islands of the Netherlands Antilles, i.e., Aruba, Bonair, and Curacao)”
PVSA explained: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passenger_Vessel_Services_Act_of_1886