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  1. My best memory is taking my sister on her first Caribbean cruise. Now she is completely addicted - we've been on several together. and can't wait for our next!!
    7 points
  2. Me either. We get calls on 911 all of the time that go something like this: 911: "And the female that you saw, can you describe her, please?" Caller: "Yes, she was a white female, brunette, blue jacket, elderly" 911: "And can you give me an idea of what you mean by elderly, sir?" Caller: "Oh, you know, about 35." 911: ...... bangs head on desk .....
    6 points
  3. Found it!! https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/news/video/cruise-lines-extraordinary-measures-set-sail-73163038
    6 points
  4. Other than the "big move" we don't have anything but cruises planned. Believe it or not, Dan has never gone to Disney World. He grew up in SoCal so he's been to Disneyland a brazillion times but never WDW. We may sneak up to Orlando once we get settled if the parks are open and we can fit it in between cruises !! We have 21 cruises on the books from Nov 2020 through April 2022. I hold out very little hope that our 4 in 2020 (2 in NOV and 2 in DEC) will actually sail, but they're still on the books and I received cruise docs for my B2B on NAV Nov 6-13. Most of these are B2B with 1 B3B
    6 points
  5. Yeah, you reeeaaalllly don't want to run into your past self and give them any hint of what this year has been like.
    5 points
  6. Just FYI, while cruise planner sales are usually region and sail date specific... just wanted to let people know who are booked for Alaska in 2021, you should check your cruise planner for discounts. Just looked myself... and the DBP went from 57 down to $43, Voom for 2 devices went from $27 ( I think) down to $18. So these are real discounts on the prices and not that fake banner sale price with funny %off math they show all the time. Went ahead and scooped up some items with the Bonus OBC we had from our cancelled cruises earlier this year.
    4 points
  7. That must explain why I need a bigger screen for my phone!
    4 points
  8. You can tell them you are feeling sick and might have been exposed. There's no polygraph test that comes with the COVID test. Just saying.
    4 points
  9. I think it depends where you live, there is a walk in clinic down the street from my work that does the tests with results in 10-15 minutes, you make an appt , pull up in your car, they come out, give you the test.. then you wait in your car and the walk out minutes later with the results.
    4 points
  10. I don't know how long this will last, but here are the prices I saw on Cruise Planner today (9/21/2020) at 1:20 pm PST for Anthem OTS Norwegian Fjords 16-24 July 2021: DBP (it says including gratuity!): $46/day; total for each DBP was $368, so it looks like gratuity was included in the price. DBP + 1 Device VOOM: $54/day ("Each adult of legal drinking age assigned to the same stateroom must purchase this package. Price shown is per person, per day.). I couldn't tell if this meant that both had to buy DBP + Voom 1 Device) VOOM 1 Device: $11.49/day VOOM 2 Device: $17.
    3 points
  11. 911: "Sir, what is your own age?" Caller: "I'm 19." 911: "Please go home and tell your mother what you did. And that I've instructed you that you're grounded until she feels like you've learned the lesson." 911: "Sir, what is your own age?" Caller: "Oh, I'm 59." 911: "That sound you hear is my jaw hitting the floor and my tongue rolling out. Followed by my head exploding from the hypocrisy." Sorry, long day of coding and first break all day. I'm feeling kind of spicy.
    3 points
  12. A passenger's personal views. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/5572/&ved=2ahUKEwiBmaK6gf3rAhXIo1kKHWQpBAEQx7wDMB96BAgYEAU&usg=AOvVaw3hrScvFcW7B_NUNRnCf-eh
    3 points
  13. So in the doc's opinion, anyone over 40 is elderly?????????
    3 points
  14. Feb 2020, Allure of the Seas, just love hanging out on the balcony listening to waves.. enjoying the fresh air. miss it..
    3 points
  15. That is strange to me. How would the pharmacist or the bank teller know? I work retail (specialty) I know many of my customers personally, but someone coming in off the street I would not know if they were a nurse/doc, etc. I have no need to ask, thus, I cannot fathom why the bank teller or the pharmacist would ask since it has nothing to do with the transaction. Honestly, as I said to @Lovetocruise2002 in that theory, they should keep me off the ship since I have a high risk of exposure. That bank teller is probably at a higher risk than you. Think about it, money is not sanitary.
    3 points
  16. My (then) 19 y/o son did the second leg of my back to back with me back in Jan-Feb. I encouraged him to go Quest even though I was too tired to go. He went and ended up being a team captain. The next day we kept running into people he knew from the night before....he was very chatty with everyone, high fives and fist bumps all around....and this is a kid who struggled with anxiety through his teen years. Ever since that week on Adventure, he has been able to deal with his anxiety in a much more positive way.
    3 points
  17. One thing I would caution is that testing in the future may look different than testing today. The protocols announced are not for cruising In September 2020 but potentially for many months into the future. Testing in March for example will likely look a lot different than today. Testing in June will be different than testing in March. Testing one year from today will be very different compared to what it is today. As business travel restarts the need for non-symptomatic rapid testing will change. Personal travel will benefit from those changes. Families too will need to consi
    2 points
  18. Our Aug sailing on Oasis has some sales as well. DX package went from ~$61 to $46
    2 points
  19. We cruised the Freedom to the ABC islands last October. My favorite memory was the day we spent at the Renaissance Aruba on their private island! I hand fed flamingos and when we were at lunch, we were entertained by the tiny birds helping themselves to the fruit garnishes left on drink glasses after guests left nearby tables.
    2 points
  20. But I still get carded at LCBO and casino.
    2 points
  21. I predict that it wont open before the US election but could open with restrictions(same as flying) before Christmas. Obviously anything can happen before then....but i feel like its possibility. It really wouldn't affect much as most ppl aren't flying or driving if they have to quarantine for 2 weeks so kind a moot point but...
    2 points
  22. Over here (outside of US) to be able and take a fight you need to bring a C19 test. At first you could have done it as part of the health care system (without paying) but now they have changed it and you need to pay around 85$ it is being done at the travel clinics (were you get vaccine if you want to travel to places that requires it). Results are back in 24 hours or less but to get the test you should show a prove of a flight and a passport. As far as I know there is a certified FDA fast test (less than 30 second ) there is also another approved test , like the PCR one but that
    2 points
  23. I was able to book Odyssey (september 2021) alcohol packages discounted from 57USD to 43USD. Was also able to buy 1 for my husband and refreshment for myself, so the package was no longer mandatory for everyone in the same stateroom. Great deal! Thanks!
    2 points
  24. My Alaskan Cruise was $43... Thank you again for this information!
    2 points
  25. I posted a comment in favor of lifting the ban. Nothing will happen overnight so the sooner the ban is lifted...the quicker we can move forward!
    2 points
  26. My thoughts: When you finish the first cruise of a b2b, you will be in the bubble. All Royal Caribbean has to do is maintain that bubble during the between cruise period. I'm guessing you won't be able to disembark and reboard, and clearing immigration will be tightly controlled.
    2 points
  27. Thank you so much for posting this!!!! I must have missed the FB post that you were referring to. So glad that you posted this as I not only grabbed the Deluxe package on Anthem GC but also on two more sailings at the same low rate. Also I grabbed VOOM for two devices at $17.99 which I consider pretty good (for the sailing on Brilliance that doesn't include VOOM). Thank you!!!
    2 points
  28. The last cruise I took was a quick 4 night on Brilliance with my youngest son on January 30th. We homeschool and took the cruise to see the Mayan ruins at San Gervasio (I wasn’t comfortable heading to the mainland without my husband with us). We had the best field trip ever. The other highlight of the cruise was our assistant waiter, Mauro. He did magic tricks each night and took care of my son like his own. He was awesome!
    2 points
  29. We have 3 sailings booked in 2021 and am patiently waiting for the Odyssey itinerary for May & June 2022. I also totally enjoy the entire planning aspect of it, I thought about possibly doing the education and asking to join MEI but I know @Sharla makes it seem so effortless but I am sure her behind the scenes work is exhausting. I don't think I could deal with booking for me, or anyone like me and then multiply that? Nope, I'm leaving it to my expert TA guru. We usually sailed once a year, 2 the most on occasion, three is going to be amazing!
    2 points
  30. The memory that brings me to tears with joy is my daughter enjoying our balcony on the Harmony November 2019. No electronics, my mini me! (and yes we had the VOOM!!) Hair up, just sunscreen enjoying the sound of the ocean, pure joy! My second picture is the "POLE" in the cabin @WAAAYTOOO warned me about, how I hated that darn pole. (yes face first into it late at night) While I have zero fond memories of that pole I sure miss it, I would love to visit her again, just saying Loved the Harmony for Thanksgiving, the happiness was palatable. Our entire week was a true wonderful family
    2 points
  31. My favorite memory was shocking Mr. SpeedNoodles when we were on an ATV tour in Puerto Rico last February on our Symphony sailing - It was only the 2nd time I'd ever driven an ATV (the first time being the day before, mostly on paved roads), and the mud was up to a foot deep in places. He didn't think I"d even try to go through some of the big puddles or mud, but I just dove into them the entire time and never got stuck - he was shocked! It's not easy to shock your husband after 26 years of marriage!
    2 points
  32. Took our grandson on his first cruise in February- 4 day Mariner out of PC. Love the picture of him in a “Superman” pose on the flowrider!
    2 points
  33. Without the problems associated with Covid, I would have suggested just getting a travel pass for however many days you’ll be in Bermuda. Unlimited use of all public transportation including bus and ferry. We had as much fun on the buses interacting with locals ( they all have great suggestions on where to go, bars, restaurants) and the NASCAR level bus drivers made every trip an adventure!! Passes were cheap and we went everywhere using them.
    1 point
  34. My DDP was $57 and today it was $43. I purchased it so I really hope our L&S October 2021 will be a go!
    1 point
  35. Thank you! Just saved $25 each on our excursion in Victoria!
    1 point
  36. Tune in this morning, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, to Good Morning America at 7am, your local area channelas the MSC Grandiosa is being featured about the "New Norm Of Cruising" and how they are addressing COVID onboard.
    1 point
  37. teddy

    Time frame for Covid Testing

    I don't feel elderly.....
    1 point
  38. The ability to purchase for only one person in the stateroom is very hit and miss. I believe it's a website glitch. It's an option for some, and not for others, even within the same sailing. But when it works in your favor it's awesome. It's always an option if you call RCCL and request it, but usually not on the website. Congrats!
    1 point
  39. We were supposed to be on Oasis this upcoming January, but we have two littles (6 and 5) and decided with the uncertainty to L&S out to January 2022, but we shifted to Harmony as it has an itinerary sailing 1/23/22 that goes to BOTH Labadee and CocoCay, and the day we're at CocoCay will be our daughter's birthday! As an aside, I would welcome any and all advice for Falmouth, Jamaica, with the two littles. Thanks!
    1 point
  40. I agree. As I have stated I work for a national retailer. Outside our door is a big sign and it states "Are you feeling well? If not we ask you to use our curbside delivery" You cannot miss it as you open the door to enter our store. Do you think I actually believe 100% of our customers would be honest regarding that question? Absolutely not, and we are not talking about a vacation that have paid for at least 90 days ago.
    1 point
  41. Woody

    DBP dilemma

    Received an email from a TA saying DBP from £35 pppd on Anthem out of Southampton 2021, went on the cruise planner and it was £34.96 pppd so saved nearly £90, so anyone who's hoping to sail on Anthem next year it may be worth checking.
    1 point
  42. Seems to be coming from this : http://www.creative.rccl.com/Sales/Royal/Promotions/Snapshot_of_CruisePlanner_Offers.pdf
    1 point
  43. you would think. However people I know have been asked to leave pharmacies, refused service at banks etc. And we can't refuse to take care of covid pts for 2 weeks before. So in theory we would have to say there has been possible exposure.
    1 point
  44. That is hard for me. It is a tie. Coco Cay Cabana and Chef's table....oh maybe I should add the 70s party....oh, but was that better than Quest? Okay, let's just go with my favorite memory of my last cruise was walking onto the ship so I could have all those memories! What is easy for me to say, is my biggest negative memory, not because of RCL, but because of crazy passengers. We loved doing the trivia in Schooners. It was fun and let's be honest, what did you win... a key chain you never used or a highlighter? On our last 2 cruises people were acting like they were going to wi
    1 point
  45. In on word ... YES!! And if you think trying to outwit RCG, let me remind those who try to play stupid when MSC Cruises says family denied re-boarding after they broke COVID-19 'social bubble'... you can also read the full article: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2020/08/19/msc-cruises-cracking-down-passengers-who-break-covid-19-regulations/5605867002/
    1 point
  46. Have to include two because it's a complete toss up. Freedom Southern Caribbean June 2019 (SO long ago!) 1) Experiencing sunrise on deck every morning with our 1.5 year old grandson (his first cruise). I had done the same thing with his sister on her first cruise at 11 months and it's a really special time. Sunrises are beautiful but nothing compared to sharing the wonder with a young one. 2) Eagle Beach in Aruba with our 3.5 year old granddaughter. Expected a timid response to the crashing waves (as reported about a previous trip to Myrtle Beach with her parents and other grandparen
    1 point
  47. Visiting Chichen Itza on our Harmony cruise in February Always been on my bucket list and despite a long traveling day , it was just incredible!
    1 point
  48. I have 5 booked, but then again I had 5 this year (2020) as well. Not a clue if I am going on any of them, but I sure hope so. Going to lose it soon lol.
    1 point
  49. I too completed the survey some time ago. I was browsing some of or the negative reviews and believe there are many posting surveys that have never set foot on a ship. Or possibly disgruntled former passengers who had a bad experience.
    1 point
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