Originally posted by Nigel:
We cannot cancel the flight or change the route - not even for any amount of administration fee. I have this confirmed in writing. The ticket would simply have to be wasted. I actually booked the cruise in November 06. It has just been changed - not due to any operational reason but simply for commercial reasons.
First of all, make certain that you document every conversation and maintain copies of all correspondence.
If there are 500 of your group, what are the others in your group doing? I can not imagine that all 500 people are eating their airline ticket. I have never heard of an airline ticket that far out that could not be altered for $100.00 or so. Any funds spent to change the ticket will be reimbursed by Carnival.
Check with your group leader for direction.