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  1. We live on the boarder of WV/VA. Our doctors are in VA and my mother, myself and my wife have had the nasal swabs for COVID testing done in VA prior to a scheduled medical procedure and the results have been back in 48 hours. In WV they have rotated testing on demand around the various counties, I do not know how long it has taken to get those results. Will be seeing my GP doctor next month and I will try to ask her about scheduling a test prior to a cruise and see what she says.
  2. Labadee, Haiti and Falmouth, Jamaica were two of our first cruise ports also. As has been said, Labadee is Royal's private resort, we went hog wild and booked the Dragons Breath Zip line and a parasailing excursion. I highly recommend both it was a great experience. One word of caution, there is an artesian village market that has various types of souvenirs, the vendors are pretty aggressive and if you’re not used to high pressure and intimidating salesmen it can be a very unpleasant experience. At the time of our visit, Jamaica was experiencing a lot of crime involving rival gangs and
  3. twangster: I see what you mean, sailing west does sound like a better deal. I had't realized that the time would change every day, but it makes sense. I wanted to take a baltic cruise in 2022 and taking a eastbound TA before it sounded good, but now I gotta look about the the TA after a baltic cruise. Thanks for you wealth of knowledge and experience.
  4. What do you mean by a different vibe? or is just the time change?
  5. For years, I resisted the wife's suggestion that we should take a cruise. I thought it was to expensive; that I'd be bored trapped on a boat, then a coworker told me how much fun they had (this is a person who loves work and has to be made to vacation) I decided to give it a try. Our first ship was Oasis in April 2018, and we fell in love with cruising. Love that we could be as busy or relaxing as we wanted, explore ports we had never been, pampered by the crew, more food than one person can eat and sitting on the balcony with a nite cap listening to the ship cut a path thru the ocean, Sin
  6. Sunrise on our last cruise Feb 2020.
  7. Check out the Duval Street Loop Bus, it's free and easy to get on. Some good sites are Mallory Square, Truman Whitehouse, Hemingway House, The Butteryfly and Nature Conservancy. Stop in Sloppy Joe's for a drink, the Southern most point had a long line when we were there last year and wasn't worth the wait to us.
  8. DandA

    CocoCay

    They have umbrellas all over, it was like 1 umbrella for every two chairs when I was there in February 2020. We were at chill island and oasis lagoon both had plenty of chairs and umbrellas.
  9. 03/26/21 Grandeur of the Seas 09/09/21 Enchantment of the Seas
  10. Was there in February , plenty of umbrellas and chairs for the shade. Coco Cay was great, we took up loungers at chill island for half a day and then half a day around the pool.
  11. I can see the WJ changing to a cafeteria style eatery, grab a tray and silverware and have servers place the food on you plate as it moves down the line. I wouldn't mind a food court station, breakfast and lunch serving fast food type options. A combination of the two would be great. Also to maximize use of the MDR for lunch and dinner have one of the dining rooms with a limited menu that could be served quickly for those who would want a full meal, this would ease the crowding of the WJ.
  12. I assume you have made final payments since it is so close, if you anticipate cruising in the future wait for it to possibly cancel and get 125% FCC or do the Lift and Shift. If my money was already spent i would wait for the 125% FCC. If you won't cruise again take the refund if they cancel. I lift and shifted a September cruise last week because i wasn't certain that the cruise would happen or that they would change the itinerary . With Americans tiring of the lock down and more states relaxing the lock down, the next two-three weeks will tell how soon cruises will resume. If the
  13. I voted yes, although I did lift and shift my September cruise to next year. I did this for several reasons; not sure it will actually go or go to the scheduled ports (it's a NE/Canada cruise) and it's a first cruise for my son and dil. The dil has a fear of flying and ships and we picked this one because it's very port intensive, and while we would be happy sailing in circles i know they wouldn't enjoy it. Now I have three cruises scheduled for next year and the wife says "we have to wait till March to cruise, i won't make it that long". LOL Told her if they start cruising this fall maybe
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