We signed up over 8 months ahead of time to go to Eastern Europe. Sadly that trip was canceled because of the coronavirus.
I am going to say that while all this virus panic was going on, we had to contend with (1) is Rick going to cancel our trip? (2) will it be rescheduled, refunded credited? (3) What about my airfare? Will it be refunded (nope), credited (yes, but who the heck ever flies Aeroflot if they don't have to?) (4) we had planned other stops before and after our tour. Will our hotel rooms be refunded? Credited? (5) If we reschedule for next year (12 months from now) and do all the arrangements again, will the same thing with the same or different virus cancel us again? Fauci says we can expect to see this virus again- starting in the Fall.
Wife and I had a long discussion on whether to book another trip with Rick for next year- months and months ahead again ... or scrap the idea of traveling abroad until there is more certainty in the world. I guess I'll be sticking to the USA for the foreseeable future.Nothing against Rick- but most likely we're going to be out some big time airfare money and we will have to try to use TAP, Aeroflot, Southwest, American, Iberian Air credits within a year or lose it all. Probably going to lose out on some/many of them. All the gyrations and planning effort we put in were wasted. Like I said- no knock against Rick- we've traveled with him three other times and loved them all. Just not going to reinvest the energy and energy to plan it all out and get smacked in the face a month before by having it canceled.
Maybe I'm just venting- frustrated because I've been homebound here in California for nearly 3 weeks. Has anyone else struggled with decisions such as this? Comments please.