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  1. 46 points
    Matt

    Don't do any of these things

    Hi everyone, I know we get heated debating which dessert is the best one to order, or if a balcony room is worth it, but let's keep these basic rules in mind when chatting here. No profanity No personal insults No political discussion No debating religion A good joke about Canada, is always welcome.
  2. 8 points
  3. 7 points
    Matt

    Bed

    Magic! Seriously, they just shove the two beds together. Never had an issue with a gap forming. Perhaps the mattresses are joined together. I'll defer to @Lovetocruise2002 because she inspects her stateroom like she is in an episode of CSI.
  4. 6 points
    I am trying not to think of this year (but I must admit I have already booked and paid for shore excursions for my Baltic cruise next year) I am the eternal optimist and I refuse to accept things will not get better by then
  5. 6 points
    There will always be people that live in extremes. It will take time before some people think sporting event, theatre performances, and even movies are safe and acceptable. The issue today is the threat of TOO many people being sick at once and there not being enough resources to manage it. When that time has clearly past, most reasonable people will slowly resume their normal lives. The extremists will judge and argue that people should not be doing what they do and the fools may start doing it all too soon 😉 We can’t always make everyone happy and as much as some say we’re in this together it doesn’t really feel like that’s 100% true... on my neighborhood Facebook group there people arguing about what’s acceptable while walking in the neighborhood or kids riding their bikes. They feel that since other people’s actions could impact their health that it gives them the right to tell others what’s acceptable and what’s not. Most people don’t react well to others telling them what to do or not to do. It’s divisiveness and it’s going to get worse before it gets better. My wife and I will be patient and probably wait longer to use the impending FCC than some others but when we do cruise next year we will enjoy ourselves and won’t be thinking too much about who may or may not like it. I just believe that life’s too short to waste time judging or being judged.
  6. 5 points
    At least on RCCI there is "Washy, Washy"......... at a lot of places you have kids who sneeze on everything, scratch their butt, touch everything after touching something filthy...the list goes on. These are tiny humans that don't always have the mental capacity to know better. Real size humans know better and often don't do better...the same kind that are charging for parties and throwing bon fires during a shelter in place pandemic. I definitely think that with a lot more knowledge and insight we will become less prone to hyperbole. If is is true that we become more immune after having COVID-19, then is will become something like Noro or the Flu. Like we take the proper precaution but don't have to automatically be put on a 2 week quarantine upon returning from a cruise or vacation. At least that is my hope, because mama needs her cruises.
  7. 5 points
    Floski

    Okay..I’ll start!

    OVER...clap, clap...RATED!!
  8. 5 points
  9. 4 points
    WAAAYTOOO

    Quarantine Purchases

    See !! You have accidentally stumbled upon one of the hidden UPsides to this otherwise horrific situation ! I am not spending ANY money (except for the new Oasis Cruise I just booked) so lots of money for little upgrades and extras !
  10. 4 points
    FManke

    Travel after the peak of all this...

    I plan on going back to business as usual as far as travel is concerned. I still plan on cruising and flying, using the same precautions I did before all this craziness.
  11. 4 points
    ellcee

    Quarantine Purchases

    I'm now trying to upgrade one of my booked cruises. The money I'm saving on train tickets, going out, lunches, dumb purchases will hopefully go towards a balcony. yolo.
  12. 4 points
    Use the stick on the umbrella to drill a hole through the hot dog and use that as your straw.
  13. 4 points
    Yes I agree I worked in an ER for the majority of my career and the only thanks you get is the appreciation of the ones you serve (well most of the time)....One has to keep peoples spirits up because we all have to get through it anyhow so why not with a smile
  14. 4 points
    My parents are appalled that we are booked for two more cruises. They say ships are dirty. Honestly, after going on one I think going to the grocery store is 100 times worse- there’s just no way to track it since everyone is not in the same place for a week plus. Not once did I go into the bathroom and there wasn’t some attendant cleaning it and it seemed like the second I touched something on the ship someone was right behind me wiping it down. Our stateroom bathroom was cleaned twice daily. One of the cleanest places I have ever been! Much judgement towards my husband and I are from people who have never been.
  15. 3 points
    mworkman

    Okay..I’ll start!

    Canada is the 51st U.S. state
  16. 3 points
    People have short memories. So many people are being impacted by the virus right now that it's hard to imagine anyone who won't be impacted in some way either directly or through a family member. The cruise industry already is being forgotten even with the latest ship news hitting the street. There is so much news to digest with each passing day The cruise industry just went through a series of record years with incredible profits. Cruising after this passes may not be the same. Load factors may be down but so will be investor expectations. Investors and Wall Street won't expect the same dividends or results. Slowly cruising will start to resemble what it has been these past few years.
  17. 3 points
    FManke

    Even when cruising resumes....

    What about the stigma about people flying again? How many more people are exposed to God knows what from flying everyday compared to cruising? What about going to a concert or sporting event? When all this is said and done, if people refuse to fly and/or cruise, that just leaves better cruise and flight selections for me.
  18. 3 points
    HeWhoWaits

    Okay..I’ll start!

  19. 3 points
    JohnK6404

    Okay..I’ll start!

  20. 3 points
    I'm right there with you, right there with you. There is too much gloom and doom. Too much pessimism. People can't see 2 feet ahead of them. I am very concerned about all this. I have tears in my eyes everyday here in the Tristate area because NY and NJ are getting hit hard but there is good news out there. Just have to look for it. I'm an optimist, things will get better, things will improve. Thank you to all the hard work the doctors and nurses are putting in. They are the angels of America. My mother in law is a nurse. It's a mostly thankless job.
  21. 3 points
    Big Tule

    Okay..I’ll start!

  22. 3 points
    SpeedNoodles

    Okay..I’ll start!

  23. 3 points
  24. 3 points
    Floski

    Even when cruising resumes....

    The term "floating petri dish" can kiss my big butt. I'm so tired of people judging cruising and the cruise industry. I'm pretty dang sure that 90% of these so-called health experts have never even been on a cruise, and if they did, it was probably the tugboat line.
  25. 3 points
    All of the non cruisers may talk down on cruising now but know there will be some jealous eyes when I post some amazing pictures from our December and January cruises. For now I’m just taking advantage of the discounted rates!
  26. 3 points
    CowboyMedic

    Okay..I’ll start!

  27. 3 points
    Chadster

    Even when cruising resumes....

    I, thankfully, don't have some of the same concerns that those who don't work from home all the time or those who have kids are facing, and I'm sorry you're having to think about these things! I've really been wrestling in recent days with the idea of cruising. When there was talk of a bailout for cruise lines, the vitriol against the cruise companies, cruisers, and cruises was scathing. I'm honestly keeping a very small circle of people informed that I'm planning on cruising in June if my cruise goes ahead. I sadly think a lot of people who haven't taken a cruise look at it as some big luxury, and yet they don't bat an eye at folks who take any other sort of travel and book hotels or travels or ski vacations or anything like that Bluntly, it flat-out sucks that cruisers are being seen as some privileged class who are just being careless in deciding to take their trips on what people are basically calling giant petri dishes. 😕 I wish I had answers about how people will react post-cruise, but I think everybody's gonna be viewed with suspicion for a while -- though yeah, I worry cruisers are going to see additional scrutiny. 😞 I wish you the best in whatever y'all decide!
  28. 2 points
    twangster

    Okay..I’ll start!

    Famous Canadian saying... I went to see a fight and a hockey game broke out.
  29. 2 points
  30. 2 points
    Chops dinner courtesy Empress of the Seas Bread: Crispy Goat Cheese Salad Grilled Black Peppered Bacon appetizer. Nine ounce filet. Some sides Ice Cream Sundae for dessert.
  31. 2 points
    Chadster

    Quarantine Purchases

    Same! With the incentive that RCCL gave when they changed our itinerary, I'll mostly just be paying for gratuities on a deluxe beverage package (which, if I figured it correctly will come out to $90, so $10/day!)
  32. 2 points
    mworkman

    Okay..I’ll start!

    https://tenor.com/view/poke-bear-gif-9854676 It's not wise to continue.....
  33. 2 points
    FManke

    Okay..I’ll start!

    Ham by any other name, is still ham.
  34. 2 points
    whoa

    Okay..I’ll start!

    Fixed
  35. 2 points
    I wouldn't be surprised to hear of a new test added down the road, or at least another check of some kind. They were adding temperature checks prior to the shutdown.
  36. 2 points
  37. 2 points
    HeWhoWaits

    Okay..I’ll start!

  38. 2 points
    You only pay higher gratuities on GS and above. ...and the panoramic suites
  39. 2 points
  40. 2 points
    rjac

    Favorite floor Oasis class

    Have yet to be on he Oasis, but when I do I'm sure any deck that has a bar will be my favorite.
  41. 2 points
    Chadster

    Okay..I’ll start!

    Much love to ALL our neighbors to the north -- it just happens my favorite humorous moments seem to center around this particular aspect. 😛
  42. 2 points
    Jzx1103

    Oasis Captain's Announcement

    I heard currently its 60 confirmed positive and 200+ additional with flulike symptoms.
  43. 2 points
    Chadster

    Okay..I’ll start!

  44. 2 points
  45. 2 points
    @Chadster What...no straw?
  46. 2 points
    CrznTxn

    Free Casino Cruise

    Update, already heard back and we now have an assigned Junior Suite booked for 11/22/2020 Western Caribbean cruise courtesy of the Casino! Have sent all the information to our TA. WooHoo! Now looking to see what additional cruise we can book with the left over vacation time. Suite gratuities show $17.50 PP/PD.
  47. 2 points
    Ampurp85

    Quarantine Purchases

    This situation has actually had me to rethink my cruises and I ended up having to cancelling a few. I cancelled my October 16th EOTS and November 2nd NOTS that were going to prop up my LOTS Oct 25th sailing. I am thankful to be working from home but it has affected vacation time at my company. I am literally just at the threshold for the stimulus check and I am being pragmatic and putting it into my retirement account. I am thinking about upgrading to a grand suite and doing the Mystery Dinner since I can no longer do the three cruises.
  48. 2 points
  49. 1 point
    AGSLC5

    Free Casino Cruise

    I just booked my cruise this afternoon. I ended up doing a balcony for now because I want to see if after final payment prices go down and I can use my FCC to upgrade. Although I don't know if you can use a FCC for Thanksgiving. Anyway the tips for me still said $14.50 so maybe just suites went up? I really loved this offer the only thing that could of been better would have been if it was for Odyssey lol but still I will not complain about free Thanksgiving cruise and $200 in freeplay.
  50. 1 point
    dodgestang

    Quarantine Purchases

    I bought frames to hang up records that I like 😉
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