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Everything posted by Joe01

  1. Booked for Oasis July 4th, scheduled to visit Montreal for a bit before that. I wonder what the chances are at this point. Would definitely be upset to miss this one, but safety comes first. On a much bigger note, the constant worry and uncertainty is really beginning to stress me out, and I'm far from the worst affected. It really sucks that there still isn't any light at the end of the tunnel - I don't ever remember the world being as downcast as it has been throughout the past few days. I think that many people's mental health will be far worse affected than their physical health over the next few months, particularly if there are any lockdowns (thankfully not yet in the UK). If I get the virus, I am pretty much 100% confident that I'll be fine given my age and health but the constant doom and gloom may impact me and many others mentally.
  2. Things could easily change by May but I read on CC that there was a possibility of EX heading to Southampton.
  3. Looks like I'll be heading to Oasis for the July 4th sailing. I'm personally very excited as the ship seems to be looking great after her refurb. It was between Adventure & Oasis and I imagine that AD is probably showing her age a bit (might be an option for next year in the Baltic though...) Anyone sailed on Oasis since her amplification? What did you think of her?
  4. Looking like I'll be on Oasis July 4th. Guessing that Dennis is on vacation then, I wonder who will be there. Seems that it will be someone I've not had before...
  5. I've found out that he was filling in on Oasis for a month and then moved to Allure. Dennis Charles is taking over on Oasis today.
  6. Looks as if you'll be in luck then. Not surprised that he's staying there.
  7. Per CC, Michele is the new CD on Oasis, he started on Sunday. Bobby headed to Allure then Odyssey next.
  8. Oh yikes. Awful. Sounds like there isn;'t much hope for the people missing sadly. I do have to wonder why they sold tours to this place. Did they know that it would be very risky? I hope that everyone else is safe.
  9. Got to disagree with you there, I'm thrilled that they've kept the original decor. Nicer, brighter colours. HM & SY feel a bit too dark for me with their decors.
  10. Anthem & Indy is the ideal combo. Best of both worlds - some are traditionalists and prefer Indy and others prefer the newer, more out of the box Anthem. Explorer could easily fill Indy's slot no problem as they are very similar (and EX is being revamped) but ideally, Indy should come back home.
  11. It was very nice - the ship wasn't too full of families and I enjoyed it. The only problem was the weather - Oasis Class just aren't designed for colder climates. We were on Harmony (her last Med cruise before the TA) and the Boardwalk was closed for a while on the at sea day due to rain. I say go for it but do be mindful of the weather.
  12. Having sailed in the Med in October, there is no way that a ship could do a winter there. Europe is freezing at this time of year and a lot of chances of rain.
  13. No chance of Vision doing NE/Canada at Winter. Fort Lauderdale for Jewel is a good shout though and Vision going elsewhere.
  14. I see that it hasn't been reported here but from what I've read on CC, Royal have withdrawn Jewel from Dubai for the 2020/21 season. Can't say that it was surprising, some cruises were selling for less than $200 per person from what I remember. Even a student could easily afford that. Thoughts? Where do you think that Jewel will be going now? NOTE: this does not affect the current Dubai season.
  15. 2 days longer and cheaper should make it a no-brainer. Is LB getting amped before August? They'll have to cancel some cruises by the looks of things if that is the case.
  16. Oasis seems to have one 9 nighter (looks awesome IMO) but what happened to Freedom's NJ summer itineraries? I can't see why they would scrap the 9 night Bermuda and Caribbean itineraries in favour of 4/5 nighters?
  17. Sorry - I don't really hang out on the blog much now so haven't updated the list. From reading the most recent update on CC, Mitch's replacement is still unknown, however, his most recent contract started a few weeks later than scheduled so he may still be on for your cruise. Mitch has a public FB page so it might be worth asking him there? He may have the info.
  18. She is doing 1 sailing to Canada/New England in 2020 - maybe they could incorporate a few more of them into the 2021 itinerary?
  19. Brilliance seems to be missing from Europe and the Caribbean at the Summer but has shown up for the Fall in Canada. I wonder if she is headed to cover in Galveston while Adventure is away.
  20. Surprised that there is no 3/4 night ships in PC during the winter. Surely LB should do the 4/5 nighters instead from Miami or FLL? No San Juan for the Summer at all seems bizarre. Still nothing for Explorer or Independence, now thinking that we'll be getting a 2nd ship in Southampton.
  21. Assuming that Navigator and Mariner stay on the 3/4 night run, that leaves Oasis, Independence, Explorer and Freedom all free in Summer 2021. I wonder where they are all going. I think that Oasis will head back to Bayonne - perhaps OA and AN will rotate seasons in NJ for the foreseeable future? That leaves the other 3. Surprised that Freedom wasn't confirmed for the Summer sailings in San Juan although is there for the Winter.
  22. Loving your vlogs! Have fun on Oasis - an amazing ship and should be even better now that she's been refurbed.
  23. Bad design, overcrowded, creaks a lot and not enough outdoor pool space. Not for me. Interested to see what Odyssey brings to the table but I would never do Anthem again.
  24. Sorry @JLMoran, I've never been to Ireland (as bad as that sounds being a Glaswegian) so I have absolutely no idea about these places. Sounds like a nice trip though - would love to visit Dublin.
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