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  1. Its near the Solarium and also works more and less like the solarium bistro , small dishes are buffet style (when buffet was not consider a bad word 🙂 ) and you can choose the main dish , menu of the main dish was not changed during the 7 days cruise.
  2. Not sure it is the same in Quantum of the Seas , but in Spectrum you have two CK , one is the sliver for JS and one is for the Gold for the rest of the suites and also rooms that are defined as gold (they can be regular balcony one but with the benefits of gold)
  3. I think they do not really wants answers they just use it as a way to show people why they have the no cruise order , it's just a "positive" way to explain their act
  4. I did a L&S to our cruise around May , did not got the CP refunds , Called them today and they told me it was added to my cruise payment ! After 10 minutes they got back to me and told me it will be refund and I can expect 30 to 45 days from today ... so I guess its quite common "glitch"
  5. You should get the refund , Try to call them .
  6. Hi , Here you can see 3 live blogs on the same routes , feel free to ask any questions , in Capri there the top of the mountain location were you take a cable car , they have a nice coffee shops and wonderful view , it is most of the time more quire from the other places in Capri .: The first one you can find a tour to Rome using the bus and coming back with a train Here you can find travel to Capri , I do suggest to take the tour from the ship , you can do it cheaper by yourself but the lines will kill you
  7. I never got any notification , just checking my CC statement online ...
  8. I think this is the most impressing thing ... on Symphony to upgrade inside to JS for this cost its amazing
  9. I think the issue might be very simple : If you ask CDC as an health organization they will tell you that the best way to fight the C19 (or any other virus) is to close everything , everyone will stay at home and the army will bring the food and water. few weeks/month like that and everything will be OK. On the other hand you have the local business and others organization that are pushing to open everything so the economy can recover. Theme parks = lots of local jobs and taxes at the parks/hotels/restaurants/laundries and many other business. They have someone to shout and push on their behalf. The cruise industry dose not have this , they do not pay taxes in the US and the number of local jobs they provide are limited. That is why the CDC allowing other things to be open while keep the cruise shut, Its not because they hate cruising they just could not keep all the other things close ...
  10. From technical perspective only its depends on the ship. Ships that still use the code system I guess no issue but other ships which use the user system might be an issue. You create a user and password which is per the stateroom than you when you login it will reduce 1 device from the 4 , next one will reduce another one until you get to 0. Once you are using all the devices the next person that will log in without doing logout first will kick the first one that entered.
  11. No need to put in Jail You can just deny access from them to some places same as you can cutoff someone from drinking PKG. I do hope they will find better ways to handle the C19 on Ships , but I think it better to cruise with some restrictions than not to cruise at all.
  12. 11 am flight might be a challenge and a gamble , the security lines and even more problematic the immigration in Rom airport
  13. Actually there are some companies that showed very good results creating a breathalyzer test for C19 with very quick results , some are currently in the second testing phase already.
  14. Some news : Started with not so good - it seems that heat is not effecting the C19 , after opening the restaurants and shopping centers here we can see some increase in number of cases (not yet dramatically ) . Good news : New Zealand announce they are C19 fully cleaned , they did not found any new cases in the last weeks , they lift any restrictions but the border to satay closed for now. And for the best news , WHO expert claiming the asymptomatic C19 patients are not likely to infect others - https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/06/08/asymptomatic-coronavirus-patients-arent-spreading-new-infections-who-says.html This is very important , if it will proven to be true , it will be much easier to make sure major outbreak will not happen during cruises.
  15. I am considering the UDP for the next cruise , it says that lunch included on sea days , as far as I know embarkation day considered as port day so UDP still get to eat lunch at a special restaurant on this day ?
  16. I got mine on the 45 days mark , been told it's 45 days from the original sail date not the cancellation date.
  17. I even tested it. I checked my temp at work then I had to be outside for few hours and did some physical activity came back and check the temp again (on the same device) there was a change but a minor one , not something that could trigger any alarm.
  18. Unless the cruise company will do the tests a day before and send it to be tested from the halipad ...
  19. I was on a cruise two years ago that had a Noro virsus Outbreak , the Quest did happened but while practicing social distancing , it was quite boring ...
  20. Here are some update on countries that are going to be open for tourist including some in the Caribbean : Mexico - Cancun , Riviera Maya and Tulum - going to be open for tourist at Jun 10 Cyprus - 15 June for "green countries" the interesting thing is that they will pay your health cost encase you will catch C19 during your vacation. Iceland - 15 June but every tourist will need to do a C19 test while in the airport and to wait for the results. Aruba - until 15 June. US virgin Islands - Suppose to be opened today. Saint Lucia - 4 June. Antigua and Barbuda - 4 June Italy - June . Spain - Until Mid July.
  21. I am living in a place that is currently at the end of the first wave (and hopefully the last wave) so now we started open facilities and services steps by steps with some restrictions , that might give some clue how things can work on a ship : Work place : From March to end of April I was going to the office were we maintained 1-2 % of the people to make sure everyone can work from home , on the last few weeks we increased the numbers from 15% to 30% and now 70% (people will work 3 days from office and 2 days from home). The process - Every day each employee is filing online health declaration form , in the parking garage I am wearing a face mask and use alchogel , elevators to the reception were my temperature is being taken using an ipad and a heat sensitive camera , if there is a queue of people there are stickers on the floor to show were you need to stand . Once I am done with the temperature check I am swapping my card so they can verify that I sign the declaration , after that I am getting a colored bracelet (each day different color) so I do not need to to go through this process again.. This is something that can be done also on the ship , the security can take your temperature at the morning and give you a daily bracelet . Alchogel again and to the office were I am taking off my mask . At the the kitchen we suppose to wash our hands and use disposable gloves before touching any food or prepare a drink. in the meeting Rooms we suppose to have empty chair between each other. Lunch went from buffet style to take away in disposable trays were you can add also some prepacked salads. Shops : Temperature is being taken before you can get in , alchogel station and gloves are available. shops are limited to a precedent that driven from number of available cashiers , masks are require to be wear all the time. Restaurants and bars : If the bar/restaurants can contain more than 100 people they are allow to have up to 75% of their max capacity , tables should have a 4 feet distance between each other, Mask is required to be wear until you are seated , from this point you can take them off . Only when you seat your table is being maid . Theaters: Only online tickets are allowed , everyone that bought the tickets together can seat together , between groups there should be an empty seat, that can work with RCL theaters also , maybe they will need to add another show or two Masks in public area : People require to wear masks in public areas unless they are in a middle of sports activity or if the temperature outside is above 90 , a 60 $ fine can be given for people who caught not wearing one, currently its not highly forced but most of the people still wear a mask. Beach /pools : People allow to go to the beach and a six feet distance is expected between groups , masks are required but not heavily forced. Pools are open but the population is limited, water parks are still kept closed. Schools /kindergarten: Schools are 100% opened as long as no new C19 cases are found which in that case the school can be closed for two weeks. older kids require to wear a mask while seating at the class , windows are kept open (while air condition is working). Flights : Limit flights continued during all this period , from next month more and more companies starting again to operate , the main issue is that anyone that land here is required to get into quarantine for two weeks . There is a discussion to lift the quarantine requirement as long you are flying to/from a "green country" which has lower level of the C19 cases such as Austria , Iceland , Seychelles, Greece , South Korea and some more . Cruise might stats for places like Greece Islands ... So far we are OK , but the status of the C19 is monitored very closely , if too many cases are located in a neighborhood it might be quarantined for few days , if a case is found in a work place , the work place will be shut for two weeks. For me wearing the mask outside is tolerable but I am very happy every time i can take it off.
  22. No traffic to go to work (well at least it was like that before they opened again most of the things here) Dinner on time with the family Local temporary farmer markets in the neighborhood were real farmers came everyday with different ultra fresh products that they could not sell to the restaurants
  23. Oh , forgot another deal breaker - insurance company to resume issuing travel travel insurance which will cover the C-19
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