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Last week, Leana wrote about rebooking her trip to Japan for 2021. I’ve been busy rebooking trips as well, and it sure feels better than canceling trips! In the past few weeks, I’ve rebooked three trips and planned another substitute trip. Booking these trips has definitely lifted my mood and added a spring to my step.
Rebooking Disney Trip
My family was supposed to go to Disney World and Universal earlier this summer. Both parks were closed (and regardless, we were planning on canceling anyway due to the virus). Our hotel (DVC rental), flights and Disney World park tickets were already purchased.
Moving our DVC rental was as easy as emailing the owner. She was able to confirm our new reservation for 2021.
Our park tickets, which previously were expiring this December, now have an expiration date of September 2021. Perfect!
I decided to hold off on rebooking flights and booking our Universal hotel/tickets for now. I am hopeful that a vaccine will be developed before summer 2021 that will help everything return more to normal. (Because things at Disney World are far from normal now–see Mommy Point’s post from opening day at the Magic Kingdom).
Rebooking Cancun Trip
My family was supposed to fly to Cancun this past July 4th weekend. I was hoping to get a refund on the flight if it was canceled, but it wasn’t (I had used some Capital One points to offset the cost). Fortunately, Sun Country gave me a voucher to use for next year (I hope the airline is still around next year!) So, we will try a re-do of the Cancun trip.
I booked the same resort, only this time I was able to find 2 swim-up suites available. If Covid is gone by July, this could be a memorable trip!
Rebooking Spring Break Cruise
When I said that my family wanted to postpone or cancel our Spring Break 2021 cruise, some people thought we were nuts! Avid cruise fans on social media said that cruises would be back to normal way before early 2021. Now, it looks like cruise lines won’t be fully operational with all ships up and running until 2022. Not so crazy anymore, are we?
Although we debated canceling the cruise vs. moving it to another date, ultimately we decided to move our reservation (and money) to a cruise during Spring Break 2022. See related post: I Asked my Teenager to Choose Between Disney and Royal Caribbean.
I had to wait a few weeks for the dust to settle on early 2022 itineraries on RCCL. With the Galveston dock expansion postponed, Allure of the Seas was no longer docking there (and also no longer getting the amplification). We ended up changing our ship and itinerary completely, which is for another post.
That left us with a void for next year’s spring break. We decided to book a vacation rental home on a beach, which I will elaborate on in a future post. I already booked award flights with British Airways Avios.
Will all of these future trips happen? I sure hope so. But regardless, it feels good to have something BOOKED!
Have you rebooked trips yet? Or, are you waiting to see how this pandemic progresses first?
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Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.
I don’t have anything booked other than a 2-night stay at a resort in Orlando in September that we may end up canceling. I want to book something so bad so we have trips to look forward to, but husband is in healthcare and I have no idea when he can take time off. I guess maybe I should just go ahead and book refundable trips but it feels irresponsible, as we live in a hotspot. 😞
@Jennifer It’s hard when things are so uncertain! Hopefully this hotspot situation will resolve soon. I really do hope so.
It still blows my mind that people think cruises will return anytime soon. Crazy.
We booked a short 5 night stay in South Central Kentucky. Initially while planning it I was having a hard time getting excited about it. After all, our Alaska trip was cancelled and Disney in November isn’t looking to promising. And we’re not comfortable flying yet and I wanted to keep the drive within the 4-6 hour range. But now that everything is booked I’m really looking forward to it. We rented a boat for a couple days for some skiing and tubing, Mammoth Cave NP, alpine slides, horseback riding, hiking, etc.
But for booking future trips? Having a touch time with that. I’m hesitant to put in the planning time for something that may not happen.
@projectx Your trip to Kentucky sounds like fun! I understand your hesitancy to plan for future trips. I have to have something to look forward to, and my trips for this year are all but done.