And we fully understand how frustrating having your ports change can be. I would say that any frequent cruiser has had this happen to them. Actually SonnyV just had a similar experience with his transatlantic cruise. But what can you do?
And you should definetly not loose your deposit on a cruise booked a year out. They must have mistaken the date for this April which would be within the time limits to loose your deposit.
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007