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  1. It won't get back to Florida but if Cunard still runs their weekly trans-atlantic, you could at least get back to NYC.
  2. You're right, they can't operate expecting to have no cases, I don't see that happening anytime soon. IF (appropriately caveated) they can get rapid testing figured out and have sufficient tests per voyage, that would go a long way towards the mitigation and control while on-board. You may have to test every day, certainly returning from a port of call. Increase the medical center, increase staff to ensure passengers quarantine (boy that would be a fun job, staring at a cabin door all day). My worry is less about the ship than it is with how the ports react to a ship with cases. I
  3. and hope the other mainstream lines follow suit. It won't do Royal (or NCL or Carnival) any good if there's another Diamond Princess incident and the ports shut down again. That's one of my worries, an incident on another cruise line that further impacts the industry.
  4. Yeah, I liked that one too but it's too late in the month for the school schedule and my wife will be back to work.
  5. Good to hear that it's not a huge issue for folks. It would have been interesting this week if the industry hadn't been shut down, we'd have been sailing down the east coast through the storm.
  6. 07 August sailing. I liked the Labadee/San Juan/St Thomas/Perfect Day itinerary. Hopefully the family wedding next summer won't be then and MD doesn't go crazy and start schools in early August....
  7. Thanks I'll still price check but I don't think I'll drop to a GS if one comes open, I'll stick with the Loft. My only concern is any increased motion as my wife can be susceptible to motion sickness but she wanted to try the suite too.
  8. I just booked a Loft suite on the Symphony for next August. I wanted a suite in order to get the Sky Class benefits, Not to isolate but in today's world, having access to areas that aren't as crowded is a good thing to me. And if they got too crowded for comfort, whether for covid reasons or just too many people, we'd at least have a bigger room/balcony to hang out in. We are boring cruisers too and hang out on the pool deck doing a lot of reading. I originally looked at a Grand Suite but by the time I got with the TA, the last one was gone so I went to the crown loft. My logic was
  9. If you're coming in earlier in the afternoon or evening, I'd personally just drive to the port and stay there (it's been too many years since I've stayed at Port Canaveral hotels to have an opinion on any). If you're coming in late, the Hyatt is a great option though it was >$200 the last time I was there. Great hotel and it's nice to be in bed <20 minute after collecting your luggage. I just walked down to the airport food court and got breakfast the next morning. I've stayed at the Hampton Inn by the airport and it was fine. It's about a mile away so also a good option for
  10. If you haven't done Halloween Party, it's a lot of fun. You'll be able to get into the parks at 4 PM. Signed, They Guy Whose Wife Made Him Wear a Jack O' Lantern shirt The whole trip sounds awesome, have a great time.
  11. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/world/amp-stories/seaweed-invasion/ That stuff isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
  12. Maybe Murphy's law just bit you on that trip. Our Allure cruise was a 50th for me and a 25th for us. The cruise was during the same month as the anniversary at least, it was a few months different than my birthday. Our TA asked us about that it when we booked and asked which days we wanted them to be recognized. On those nights, they brought out a special dessert at dinner.
  13. I wear dockers/slacks and a button-down or polo shirt but I've seen shorts, T-Shirts, jeans, sandals, etc so I don't think you'll be turned away for wearing jeans. You'll probably be in the middle, some will be dressed up more, some will be dressed down more.
  14. Trip planning is half the fun... There's just too many options around Orlando to go wrong, even if you don't go to the parks. We just got back from a week at the Mouse and Disney Springs has some fantastic restaurants. Animal Kingdom Lodge has a couple of great restaurants and if you have reservation to eat there, you can park at the resort and wonder around it's own savanna observation areas. None of it is cheap but we had really good times. I don't know what time of year you're planning on going but if it's in the winter, I can't imagine there'd be a lot to do for a couple of
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