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  1. WAAAYTOOO

    Quarantine Purchases

    No stimulus for either of us but honestly, we don’t need it. We are both still working full time even though retirement is imminent for me. If I was getting one it would definitely be going to the citizens’ cruise ship industry stimulus fund. ??
    8 points
  2. Found a couple ? Done with a crappy fish eye....but you get the idea....typical North Eastern US basement bar and game room....some place to hide away during the winter months ? Complete with pool, darts, foosball, and pinball....and a retro 70s stand behind dry bar
    6 points
  3. How do you keep it so full.....the is the 'fullest' I have ever been able to get mine.....usually it only has 10-20 bottles...I drink it so fast. Holds 780 though ?
    6 points
  4. We are simple people. Just bring beer and maple syrup ?
    6 points
  5. I would be thinking about those splurge purchases IF the prices were budging at ALL...but they’re not. It will be interesting to see prices (fares and CP purchases) come down to entice existing and loyal customers or if they go the route of maximizing prices. I would think that #2 would be a mistake but I’m often wrong about such things !
    5 points
  6. In case this goes past another week ???
    5 points
  7. Yup....looks like a good place to make some bad decisions.
    4 points
  8. Pros, cost is less, fewer kids, bars don't have long waits ? Cons - be prepared to not go on the itinerary you chose because it may get changed, may have less days than originally scheduled, may get more days than originally scheduled ? If you are flexible and dont get stressed over worrying if your cruise will happen, Sept is good time to cruise.
    4 points
  9. I bought frames to hang up records that I like ?
    4 points
  10. ChessE4

    Quarantine Purchases

    I am definitely thinking on a dining package - skipping the MDR except for lobster night....For me, this is pushing the envelope!
    4 points
  11. Matt

    Quarantine Purchases

    Will anyone use their stimulus check to book a cruise? Or maybe splurge for something like a cabana?
    4 points
  12. Chadster

    Stay in place

    Were you following me as I got my breakfast? ?
    4 points
  13. So does that bring it to 20 years to implement this supposedly vital piece of national security legislation? I think this law was cursed!
    3 points
  14. Debarkation Day Saddest day. Yen asked us what we wanted delivered to our room for breakfast and what time we wanted to get off the ship. Promptly at 7:15 our breakfast arrived (bagels, pastries, coffee and juice). We caught Brian and Lucky out in the hallway after breakfast and gave them their tips for amazing service. Yen came with a porter at 8AM and whisked us off the ship with our luggage in no time. She used her special card to get us on an elevator with our porter which was great. As we said our final goodbye near customs I had tears in my eyes thinking about the best week we had and the amazing things she did for us. After having some time to think about the cruise, there are some amenities I wish we had taken advantage of. Hubby and I are not “sit down” for breakfast types but I wish I had done Coastal Kitchen once for breakfast. The others in our party did Coastal most days and said they really enjoyed it. The other thing we never did was Jaime’s or Chops for lunch. I would have loved to try one of the burgers or enjoyed a nice salad and soup. On sea days we always had a lot scheduled so we grabbed Johnny Rockets one day and Windjammer for the other sea days. I felt it was hard last minute to change plans since there were 10 of us but I wish at least hubby and I did more specialty dining for lunch. Would I do Star Class again – of course (if I could afford it of course)!! We are currently trying to get 2 BR Aqua theater for September but unless the prices drop, we are going to stick with our Owner’s Suite (we are wait listed for Crown Loft which is sold out). Our next Star Class experience is on a short 4 night cruise in November on Oasis. We had an amazing cruise, a lot of laughs, enjoyed being spoiled and look forward to our next adventure! Thanks for following along. With all of the craziness going on across the world with the dreaded “C” word, I enjoyed positing this to distract those who followed along. Finally, I want to thank everyone who posted great tips and did their own live blogs that I followed along with leading up to our cruise. All of the questions I had and nervousness about not being able to plan all of my dining ahead of the cruise were alleviated by people explaining that the Genie really does take care of everything – and she did! Until next time, stay safe everyone and I will be looking forward to cruises sailing again so I can read along on other blogs in the future!
    3 points
  15. WAAAYTOOO

    Stay in place

    I love seeing all of the creative ways American businesses are innovating to overcome the negative effects of this misery. Most of our local restaurants are providing take out and delivery and providing support (meals) to our local HCP and first responders. It really is heart warming and a reminder that nothing is more powerful than love and good ol’ American ingenuity. I don’t think our liquor laws allow alcohol to be taken out. I haven’t heard of anything like that, locally.
    3 points
  16. Our take on an Old Fashioned we call a "Bold Fashioned"...3oz of Willet bourbon is why it's "bold"! ?
    3 points
  17. 3 points
  18. Work is keeping me from the fun, so this is as strong as it gets.
    3 points
  19. @Ogilthorpe and @dodgestang obviously need help with their surplus...hoarding t.p. is one thing, but I draw the line at booze!
    3 points
  20. I Understand that (sorta) since I have my 'upstairs' rack that I made from my Grandmother's China closet that my sister was going to throw out because she didn't want it, she wanted a more modern dining room setup ? It is.....unfortunately also mostly empty with only 4-5 bottles in it this evening ?
    3 points
  21. DDaley

    Quarantine Purchases

    Wow! Thanks to this thread I am now eyeing Nellie's Beach cabanas.. $400-$600 is outrageous for a couple when I think about it as coming from my own pocket but when the money is free, those cabanas are really calling my name!
    2 points
  22. Neesa

    Captain Kate Video

    I was personally so moved by the Captain Kate video, it made me pause and send positive thoughts their way. RCCL is a company for sure, but the cruise lines are made up of amazing people, I LOVED the message #hopefloats. I LOVED seeing the faces of those who quite honestly we don't see all that much. Yes, we see Mr. Fain & I appreciate his messages but this one really made me feel true emotion. We are an amazing family, let's beat this thing soon! Thanks so much Matt for making sure we were able to view this.
    2 points
  23. Matt31

    Allure Amp Not Now!!!

    @Lovetocruise2002 Thank you. I was guessing that's what it was but just wanted to make sure
    2 points
  24. twangster

    Upgrades

    In the US you only impact your deposit if you change ship or sail date on a non-refundable booking. Even then you don't lose your deposit entirely, there is a $100 fee per person and the rest of the deposit becomes a future cruise credit. That is only when you change the ship or sail date. Typically before final payment due date you can upgrade your cabin. I suggest calling again and speaking with a different agent.
    2 points
  25. Ian T

    Captain Kate Video

    I can't deny it, Captain Kate's video brought a tear to this 18 stone ex rugby player's eye! Thinking of the crews on all lines around the world and sending my best wishes for your continued good health and safety. I look forward to getting the chance to join some of you again real soon...
    2 points
  26. Neesa

    Captain Kate Video

    @TheJones oh my so Sorry. It is on this blogs home page. I'm trying to figure out if I can link it now. https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-KpRXRDD_x/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link teenager to the rescue!
    2 points
  27. We sail almost always in Sept and hurricane season because of that price and they run kids sail free in those times of the year. You really need to be flexible and just go with the flow. Last 2 times to Bermuda on Anthem and NCL Breakaway we were cut short. Breakaway was 3 days in Bermuda and we only left like 4 hours early. Anthem on the other hand we were supposed to have like 18 hours and it ended up being like 6 hours so that was a total loss. We then made the decision to try Spring this year outside of hurricane season so we booked Oasis in early May. Well that was cancelled on us so we are back to Sept on Oasis.
    2 points
  28. No stimulus for us either, but had we been eligible to receive one it would have been used on the cruise.
    2 points
  29. JLMoran

    Quarantine Purchases

    My 19 year old should be getting one, and knowing her she might use some of it to book dinner at Sushi on 5 one night, along with a spa treatment. I won’t be able to do the same, have a recent kitchen remodel loan to pay off, so any stimulus check I get will be going toward that.
    2 points
  30. ellcee

    Stay in place

    I'm pretty sure our don't either. I'm not sure how it works and don't want to question it. I'll take it!!!! ?
    2 points
  31. Ogilthorpe

    Stay in place

    A small change to the wording of the order made ALL the difference, originally, it read "original and closed containers" then it was changed to "original OR closed containers" that opened up all sorts of possibilities!! Have a gallon jug with a cap? ... now you have a party!???
    2 points
  32. Oh crap. I turn 70 in July. Another dam form to fill out. Just put it on the stack. We just moved and so many forms to fill out. I`ll just get an on line Dr. degree and sign the form. I will use the name Dr. WHO. Wise Health Official. No worse than some of the other fake news out there. I will have to work on sloppy penmanship to make it look official. Bon Voyage
    2 points
  33. Ogilthorpe

    Stay in place

    It was an unexpected deviation from policy, until a couple of weeks ago, we couldn't even buy wine in a grocery store ... now mixed drinks to go! There is the provision that food has to be part of the order. At the same time, I could imagine ..."I would like a French fry .... and 12 Harvey Wallbangers ....to go" ????
    2 points
  34. I'm still hoping our July 29 Adventure cruise is still on, so that we get to make full use of the $18 drink ? package we snagged ?. Really, my ideal is just sitting by the pool with a book and a drink, so I doubt I'll even leave the ship (mobility issues also make that harder, so it's a win/win for me). We get a couple of free meals from our TA, and DD and I signed up for the sushi class, so I'm good in that department.
    2 points
  35. ellcee

    Stay in place

    NY the liquor stores are open. Also - our restaurants are selling curbside pickup cocktails/beer/wine with your food pickup. It's kinda awesome and it keeps restaurants in business.
    2 points
  36. Old fashioned's are my favorite. I now make with rye at home.
    2 points
  37. 2 points
  38. I showed the backup ??????
    2 points
  39. loki007

    Perfect Day At Labbdee?

    We have been to Labadee twice and absolutely love it. Its one of our favorite stops. We are beach people. The water is warm and clear, its always easy to find a chair. The only upgrade I can think of is food.
    2 points
  40. Found out today my kids will be home through April.... Acting accordingly.
    2 points
  41. I tried getting a Real ID the last time I renewed, but the staff at the DMV were clueless dicks, so I'm just going to use my passport, lol.
    2 points
  42. Checked my email and Casino Royale sent me a Complimentary sailing for two and a 25 dollar casino credit on the Explorer of the Seas for Jan 20th.. I couldn't book it fast enough ? I'm so excited to fuel my addiction!
    1 point
  43. I'm not American but isn't this the whole idea for the stimulus checks?
    1 point
  44. Thanks....it was a huge pain to lay...but I managed through...as noted in the NE with basements you occasionally get water....so I built it to be able to take on about 5 inch deep of complete standing water before anything really needs to be worried about. All walls are based with pressure treated and then double stacked before insulation starts, and drywall is only above the wainscotting. So other than the overstock rug under the table...nothing that will wick up water.
    1 point
  45. Jim S

    Letter from Doctor

    My doctor refused to sign my letter, not because I wasn’t fit to travel or had any chronic illness but because the government had issued guidance to 70’s an overs not to travel at this time. Hopefully once we get over the current Covid-19 crisis things will return to normal again. Here’s hoping anyway, otherwise it looks like I won’t be cruising again.
    1 point
  46. fonemanbob

    Letter from Doctor

    So for you it isn`t about washee washee. It is all about WALKIE WALKIE. Get well.
    1 point
  47. I'm hoping to get a clear answer on Adventure going TO New England/Canada on June 4 when y'all get back. Everything seems to be pointing to the notion that they'll point their cruises south for the time being -- and I'm the opposite of you -- I don't wanna go that way...it's not what I paid or booked for, so I get you not wanting to go north! ?
    1 point
  48. I only said I'm positive that I'll be going on my Aug 2 cruise. Never said anything about stuff earlier than that. I'm looking out for Numero Uno!! ????
    1 point
  49. ellcee

    Cheers...keep it going....

    Also, couldn't help myself, my supermarket last week ran out of eggs, bananas, chicken and my favorite crystal light but had this:
    1 point
  50. Chadster

    Stay in place

    So far, Gov. Hogan of Maryland has stopped short of a shelter-in-place order, but I can't help but think (and as someone in the world of emergency management, kinda hope) that it's coming soon enough. More non-essential businesses were closed today, and of course, there's still no word on when the Cruise Maryland Terminal will re-open. I'm definitely staring down RCCL over my June cruise to Canada; I've got a July itinerary booked, too...but I really don't want to go ahead and cancel the June one because I'm inside final payment and I'd rather Royal blink first and I get the better deal. We cruisers are a stubborn bunch!
    1 point
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