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  1. That is completely accurate! I feel the same way.
  2. I don't love it in the casino, but I'm fine with it. The pool deck though, I HATE it on the pool deck.
  3. So... I don't wanna wear a mask. It's annoying. I wear one at work everyday. Not a big deal, but it's annoying. Also I don't want to get sick, because who wants to get sick. I'm also not gonna worry about it, if it happens it happens. Covid or Flu or the common cold, i'd prefer not to get sick. I still don't want to wear a mask. I also don't want to unknowingly get someone else sick. I will have some carefulness when I'm in public for me and others until this blows over. I'm also respectful of others when in crowded places on land or sea, and I'm also wondering what other disgusting people have been doing to not be respectful to others. Still not wearing a mask. If I'm spending $8000 to take my family on a cruise, I'm not wearing a freaking mask in the swimming pool. I'm not gonna battle my 4 year old son for a week to wear a mask at the swimming pool. That's insanity. Not vacation. But I care about me and I care about you.
  4. If I never eat at the WJ again, it will be too soon(ok this is only if we have the kids with us). I do prefer to avoid buffets though, and will not miss it as long as there are other quick food options. I am becoming a snob anyways and only want to cruise on Oasis class ships with the multiple food options. I'm also thinking they may move to 3 dinner times and try and shorten the experience to 1 1/2hrs (which many would be in favor of anyways).
  5. Frankly I'm not worried about Covid-19, but what does worry me is the onboard experience. I won't go on a cruise if a face mask is required onboard, that doesn't sound like vacation. I also worry some fun activities will go away or be changed for the worse. There could be some changes that make cruises more enjoyable too. We shall see. Definitely though I will not cruise if face masks are required, and I love cruises and RCL.
  6. So I just looked closer at our Governor's timeline. We start phase 1 on Tuesday. He says minimum 3 weeks in between phases, but it could be longer. Cruises aren't listed, but it definitely seems to fit into the 4th phase, unless it gets its own category. That timeline for phase 4 puts us into mid or late August. UG!
  7. I don't mean to pile on to the bad news, but I also don't see Seattle opening their ports anytime soon either. Our obnoxious Governor here is one of the most strict in the country with keeping things closed. He just extended our Stay at Home order another month. He hasn't even started to phase things back open yet. Not looking good
  8. I've been out of the loop for the last month, so I apologize if this is old news @Matt Hibachi is included in the ultimate dining package with a small upcharge per person. ~~~~~~Savor the savings with the Unlimited Dining Package! For one low price, you can enjoy multiple entrees and visit multiple specialty restaurants every night of your sailing. And as an added perk, this unlimited package also applies to lunch at specialty restaurants on sea days. Plus, enjoy a discount of 40% off bottles of wine under $100 and 20% off bottles above $100 while dining in specialty restaurants. A courtesy reservation will be made for the first night of your cruise based on your preferred dining time. You will receive your courtesy reservation confirmation in your stateroom on the first day of your cruise. All additional reservations or changes to your courtesy reservation must be made once onboard at any specialty restaurant. For restaurants with a la carte pricing, you’ll receive a $35 food credit, with the exception of Port Side BBQ and Playmakers which will be $20.* For ships with these venues, Teppanyaki/Izumi Hibachi is included, with a $10 surcharge, which will be charged onboard.* Holiday Celebration Dinners are not included with this package.*~~~~~~
  9. Coming from Seattle in the winter, I think it's plenty hot to go swimming. Same from Boston I'd imagine. Someone that lives in Florida would probably have a different opinion though Aruba Weather averages MonthHigh / Low(°F) October90° / 80° November89° / 79° December87° / 77° More about this destination
  10. I'm thinking his latest news about crew on Oasis getting corona will drop the stock price again on monday. I'm gonna set a limit to get my 100 shares if it reaches my mark. Also make sure yall are all using that new Zoom background cause I bought a bunch of shares of them at $114 as well 🤣
  11. I almost did this. I originally booked the Oasis because it was SO much cheaper than the Harmony. Haven't pulled the trigger on the swap yet, but if the price comes down another $500 total for my family of 5 then I'll do it
  12. TBD..... If there are Alaska cruises this year out of Seattle, I'll probably grab one on a last minute deal
  13. I bought a little at $20, but didn't wanna do the full on 100 shares just yet.
  14. I'd like to echo this, PLEASE don't jump into the stock market willy nilly! Timing the stock market is impossible and if you aren't invested wisely and with a lot of diversity it is extremely risky. Don't do options. If you want to buy some stocks right now please be doing a lot of research over the next couple weeks before making any decisions. Talk with a professional financial planner and stay away from day trading. Look for solid companies with a history of beating the S&P for the bulk of your investing. You can put a Little into higher risk, higher reward companies but that should also be diversified with many others and should be a small part of your portfolio. If you don't plan on keeping these stocks for the next 10 years then just DONT DO IT. If you just go with your gut you are going to lose, do your homework. Also please do not invest or stop investing in a company because of how you feel about them. Money doesn't care. Read their balance sheets. How much debt do they have compared to savings? What are their profit margins? ect.... God bless! Cruise and be Merry!
  15. So in case yall didn't hear about this today, Washington governor put a ban on public gatherings with more than 250 people. This ban includes King County which is where Seattle is as well as 2 other major counties in the surrounding area. Schools are exempt from this ban for now, but after-school activities that expect more than 250 people are being canceled. Concerts, sporting events, large church services or anything else you can think of are all postponed until further notice. My kids choir, orchestra, camps have all been canceled. Many other events and small church services are also following suit out of caution even if they aren't above the 250 projected attendance. I really feel bad for the small businesses in the area that are being financially massacred by these crazy times. Many large companies are also allowing telecommuting to try and reduce exposure. I'd say 75% of people are going on as if nothing is happening, the other 25% are being forced to participate because of their job or are a little worried and playing it safe. This all to say, I have a bad feeling about the start of cruise season being impacted. Now let me say this. I live in one of the major counties being affected. I would have no reservation at all to go on a cruise right here out of Seattle or to go hang out in a crowd for that matter. Frankly I think this is all ridiculous and being way overplayed. I just wanted to give some insight since I live here.
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