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  1. Not trying to start a vax / anti-vax debate.... but in all my reading I still have not found a coherent response to the question: If you are vaccinated, why do you feel 'at risk' around un-vaccinated? I completely understand the argument that an un-vaxxed person can spread it to another un-vaxxed person, etc... but given the guidance RCL just issued about segregating the groups for certain events and dining, that just seems a little bit overboard. (look... I made a pun!)
  2. GMA says 'chaos'... everyone remotely interested in the cruising world looking for said chaos...
  3. ^^^^THIS^^^^^ If you are fully vaccinated on a cruise, why would you worry about the people around you and if they have or have not vaccinated? I totally understand the optics of how the media is going to spin it as soon as one person tests positive on a cruise. I am just wondering how it will look if they report an outbreak on a fully vaccinated cruise.... vs. an outbreak on a mixed cruise with both vax and unvaxxed. I know either way the media will spin it to make it sound bad... but I think that the public would start to question things a lot more if there were positive cases reported on a vaxxed only cruise.
  4. I use the walmart vs. target analogy all the time to describe the difference between the two cruise lines. i.e... you can get the same goods and or services from either... but the service, facilities, and the customer base is slightly different... along with the price to reflect that. I've done 3 Carnival cruises and 4 RCL cruises.... and given the choice I would pick RCL every time. But also... would I not go on a carnival cruise with friends and family just because it was 'Carnival'?? not at all... I'd pack my bag just the same, no matter what cruise line... its still a cruise and you will still have fun. But, overall.... on RCL it seems everything is just a little bit better.... the food, the service, your ship mates, etc.... but just like everything else... your mileage may vary from ship to ship and company to company. I'd be willing to bet, once the Carnival Mardi Gras starts sailing.... there will be quite a few RCL members giving her a test drive. (I know I want to check her out.)
  5. We were supposed to be on this one.... but opted to lift and shift to 2022. Fingers crossed for you and hope that she is able to sail.
  6. You might have a slightly better chance in August.... ours was early July. Either way... fingers crossed for all cruising to start up sooner rather then later.
  7. Well.... Alaska is off the table for us... we thought about holding out to the bitter end and hope that there was still a chance for AK to be a go.... but there was just too many signs saying it most likely wont happen... even with all the pressure on the CDC. Also... what kind of cruise would it really be with all the potential restrictions and rules etc. So we bit the bullet and have lifted ours to 2022. The countdown is on again.... for the 3rd time.
  8. Agreed with the above statements.... we've been twice to Coco Cay and the layout is so well done that you never feel overly crowded. We haven't gone to the water park, and have heard mixed things about the crowds there, which really leads me to believe that the water park crowds can vary greatly depending on the time year, the ship, the make up of the passengers, etc. Such as, if its summer vacation with a ship full of families, prob going to be a little more crowded than in the middle of winter with schools in session. But also.... time of day can vary greatly.... I think @Matt did a review or video a while back about that. (I think it was matt anyway). But I remember them saying that it seemed that after lunch, the lines at the water park were non-existent as everyone wants to go ASAP as soon as the ship docks... and then after lunch people start to get tired or start to go back to the ship, etc. Also, welcome to the board!
  9. Both are awesome.... you cant go wrong with either choice. If you haven't been on either one, you wont be disappointed. Personally, I'm a sucker for getting the most bang for my buck... so if it was me, I would go with the cheaper of the two options as you will basically be getting the same experience with both ships in general. Plus then you can use that savings for another cruise or as fun money while on the cruise. But, as mentioned before... take into account all in costs as well... such as transportation to and from the port. That could sway your decision depending on your location. Enjoy and keep your fingers crossed for cruising to get started again soon.
  10. I like the change of pace from the usual placement and size. While I think they could of done something more creative and possibly keep some of the classic elements... it seems RCL doesn't move to far from the norm, too fast.... despite them being trail blazers in mega ships. Go figure?
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