| Originally Posted by relish.77 |
My wedding was to be Oct 15 at the Paradisus Rio De Oro, Holguin Cuba. We were to depart Oct 11, exactly 4 weeks from now. The resort has been demolished. I have no idea what i'm going to do. I'm in a serious state of panic and my travel agent is saying things are fine. I've seen the pics, nothing about that part of the country is fine. I have 26 people coming, not easy to reshcedule EVERYTHING. WHAT DO I DO?!?!?!? My fiance wants refunds, there's no way I'm cancelling the wedding. Tears are coming...crap.
Oh my god- breakdown.
"They have said the following: all staff and current tourists are fine. there are no reports of any serious damage - she mentioned some minor repairs were needed and the beach huts were going to be replaced and that everything should be back to normal by our visit at beginning of oct."
I have a lot of experience with hurricanes & they love to report the worst. not jsut the media, but people love to talk about destruction. my mom lived in corpus christi, tx when a big storm hit in the 80s. she was on vacation at the time. the news reports said, "corpus has been wiped off the map." she was devistated. when she returned home, her place was fine.
last august something similar happened & brides were so upset. then everything turned out to be fine.
I know there has been a lot of destruction in the area, but it's possible that your hotel is fine & will be back running in time. I do not have details, i just haven't found anything reliable yet saying othewise.
when a hurricane hit costa maya last year I got emails from people telling me my hotel was destroyed. I already knew it was fine & couldn't understand where their info came from. turns out they thought riviera maya was like a town. instead it's a huge area of land. so they thought if riviera maya was hit, my hotel must have been hit. only it wasn't even riviera maya. see how things get out of control fast?
the best thing you can do is just wait & hope for the best. or try to take your mind off it any way you can.