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    Vancity Cruiser got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in Would you cruise if........   
    Sorry......you would be second, right behind me
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    Vancity Cruiser got a reaction from accio7 in Carnival Announcement Today, 4-13-20   
    Like Father. Also on Netflix, filmed on Harmony
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    Vancity Cruiser got a reaction from whenismynextcruise in Fellow Canadians - border concerns to get to cruises   
    I unfortunately believe cruising will be that last part of economy that reopens because of all the negativity it generates from preconceived notions of "floating petri dishes". I am sure the Canada/US border will open back up before the cruising industry restarts.
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    Vancity Cruiser reacted to Jaymac Radio in A Super Fun Week On The Oasis Of The Seas!   
    Hello Everyone!! This Weeks Cruise Video Is Of Our Last Two Cruises Onboard Royal Caribbean's Oasis Of The Seas!! I Hope You Enjoy It!
     
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    Vancity Cruiser reacted to twangster in Wishlist for the Icon   
    Like @Vancity Cruiser said I'd like to see a greater emphasis on public venues with views to the sea, particularly at lower levels, not just on pool decks.  A Schooner Bar with floor to ceiling glass views for example.
    Outdoor promenade deck with sitting areas on each side - full length outdoor decks with ample chairs (more than Quantum class outdoor sitting areas).
    Non-smoking ship would be awesome but let's not go down that road here.
    Public helipad. 
    Something wild and crazy on the pool deck.  Go karts have been done.  Sky obstacle courses have been done.   Roller coaster?  Probably too much maintenance on a moving ship so something that no one has thought about. 
    Dedicated suite only outdoor space like Edge but not at the cost of space or views for the regular cruiser.
    Coastal Kitchen restaurant for suites but not in prime real estate like a VCL.
    A Central Park like space.  
    Outdoor big screen TV's at the pools, not just in the aqua theater.
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    Vancity Cruiser got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Wishlist for the Icon   
    Great idea! I'd love to see the aqua theatre stay. It would be great if they could incorporate the glass and views that the Radiance class has. I know my wife would love to see the thermal spa expanded.
    No Royal ship has disappointed yet and I'm sure Icon won't either!
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    Vancity Cruiser got a reaction from Zambia-Zaire in Wishlist for the Icon   
    Great idea! I'd love to see the aqua theatre stay. It would be great if they could incorporate the glass and views that the Radiance class has. I know my wife would love to see the thermal spa expanded.
    No Royal ship has disappointed yet and I'm sure Icon won't either!
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    Vancity Cruiser got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in Wishlist for the Icon   
    Great idea! I'd love to see the aqua theatre stay. It would be great if they could incorporate the glass and views that the Radiance class has. I know my wife would love to see the thermal spa expanded.
    No Royal ship has disappointed yet and I'm sure Icon won't either!
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    Vancity Cruiser reacted to tonyfsu21 in Favorite spot on an Oasis Class ship   
    Here is Fort Lauderdale Beach right now. Sad. 

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    Vancity Cruiser reacted to FManke in $11 air fare   
    How bad can a flight be, not to be worth $11?
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    Vancity Cruiser reacted to Zambia-Zaire in $11 air fare   
    $11....eh….I'll give it a shot 😏
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    Vancity Cruiser got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Favorite spot on an Oasis Class ship   
    Central Park
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    Vancity Cruiser reacted to SpeedNoodles in One Indonesian crew put together a video of solidarity!   
    I apologize if people who aren't on Facebook can't see this - I haven't found the YouTube link yet (if there even is one).  
    I'm not crying, you're crying.
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    Vancity Cruiser reacted to twangster in I understand closing a cruise port, but...   
    The difference being that Florida as the capital of all home ports realizes much greater benefits. 
    Hotels, bars, restaurants that feed guests about to board a ship.  Port Everglades on it's busier days boards nearly 26,000 cruise ships guests - that's one day.  Port of Miami even more.  Think of what all those guest drop into the local economy, paying state and local hotel taxes, eating in restaurants before boarding.  Taxi, ride-share drivers and shuttle bus companies.  How many shuttle buses coming and go all day long for each ship? 
    Think of the supply chain filling hundreds of ships week after week.  Truck drivers, food and booze suppliers, fuel distributors.  Taxes on those supplies we love to consume each cruise are revenue directly to the state coffers.  Port employees, security guards, terminal contractors.    Thousands of cruise line employees across multiple brands that live in Florida and pay Florida taxes, contributing to the economies of local communities. 
    All those companies that support cruise lines and allow them to sail week after week hire employees and they pay state and local taxes. 
    Everyone knows how cruise ship visits to a port of call floats many island nation economies but that dwarfs in comparison to the contribution of the cruise line industry to the state of Florida and the economy of so many parts of Florida.
    Talk about biting the hand that feeds you...
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    Vancity Cruiser reacted to twangster in Message from Head of Carnival Australia but Applicable to all Cruise Lines   
    I think the U.S. messaging is very focused on the next few weeks to months with little mention or messaging about life 3 - 24 months away.  The focus is on the coming hump with hopefully low hundreds of thousands dead.  
    If you read between the main headlines you can come to the conclusion by yourself that this virus will still be with us 18 - 24 months from now when hopefully a vaccine will start to become available but the media is so focused on the White House briefings that they aren't mentioning the long range outlook or very much at all about life after June.  The media up here is historically split along political lines and that remains evident in the coverage most are providing of the virus.  The media spends so much energy dissecting every word of the near daily White House briefings to support their left or right political views that they aren't thinking independently enough to address life 12 months from now.
    Consequently there is hope of cruising in June or July up here while I personally think the probability of that is pretty low.  I think Royal has figured it out otherwise they wouldn't have secured several billion in backup loans to get through it.  You don't need 3 billion in loans to get through 3 or 4 months.
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    Vancity Cruiser reacted to Dan Curtis in Looking forward to....?   
    Turning off the cell phone for 7 days, enjoy food, drinks , sunshine and making new cruise friends. 
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    Vancity Cruiser got a reaction from jessicamlewis518 in Help Choosing Next Ship? (Feb 2021)   
    You can't go wrong with either choice. I would personally chose Harmony with the only tie breaker being the Broadway show of Grease over Cats. I saw Cats on Oasis and hated every minute of it lol.
    I also love the Oasis class ships but an alternative for you to consider could be the Odyssey. I have not been on a Quantum class ship yet but it looks amazing!
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    Vancity Cruiser reacted to PattiHere in Travel after the peak of all this...   
    I do not believe this virus is only a cruising issue, many things in our lives will change, but we have to continue living.  My late husband and I were enjoying our retirement, at age 74 he began feeling very tied and lost some weight in a matter of a few weeks.  After his doctor admitted him to the hospital and many tests, we found out he had acute myeloid leukemia and had maybe three months to live.   Our lives may change because of the virus, just like more security after 9-11, but we have to continue living.  We could die in a car crash or a plane, or die of a heart attack or cancer.  We change our life styles, or have more safety features, but we continue to go on living.
    The virus is not the fault of people who cruise, stopping all cruise ships or travel in the future will not make viruses go away, germs and viruses are there.  I agree that when we have a pandemic, or even a crisis like 9-11, we have to take a step backwards, wait until it passes (after acts of nature, pandemics, wars, etc.) and move on, not stop living.   Life is to short, as we see, doom and gloom is not hope, we need hope to get us through this awful time.   
    This is JMO, I am sure many people will not agree.   I accept your opinions, I just want to believe that though life may be somewhat different, we will still have dreams of life after the virus.  We cannot put our lives on hold forever.
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    Vancity Cruiser got a reaction from PattiHere in Travel after the peak of all this...   
    The financial crash of 2008/2009 didn't sink (pun intended) the cruise industry and I don't think this will either. I think you will see incredible cabin price sales while the cruise lines pick your pockets while you are on board. The strategy helped them recover in 2009 and it will work again. It is hard to imagine with the dark clouds hanging over us (and the cruise industry) right now but when the clouds clear humans have proven to have short memories as @Ampurp85 mentions above. The sales will be irresistible and the ships will fill again.
     
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    Vancity Cruiser reacted to spiralqueen in Favorite floor Oasis class   
    8 is my absolute favorite. Can’t beat walking through Central Park to get to your cabin. What a treat! Also super close to Park Cafe and Trellis Bar. And a quick dash down to deck 6 to grab a fresh fruit smoothie from Vitality Cafe. 
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    Vancity Cruiser reacted to Matt in Don't do any of these things   
    Hi everyone, I know we get heated debating which dessert is the best one to order, or if a balcony room is worth it, but let's keep these basic rules in mind when chatting here.
    No profanity No personal insults No political discussion No debating religion Keep your posts relevant and accurate to each specific thread. We can all have our little fun within each thread but please make sure the information you're putting out there is correct and current.   Topics not related to Royal Caribbean may be removed. Posts or comments encouraging cruisers to break any Royal Caribbean policy is not allowed and will be removed.
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    Vancity Cruiser got a reaction from Shannon in Delayed ship upgrades   
    There is the teen club. There is also 2 flowriders, ziplining, rock climbing, several pools and hot tubs, sports court......
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    Vancity Cruiser reacted to Chadster in Quarantine Purchases   
    Exactly. But it would stimulate my ability to get a deluxe beverage package! 🤪
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    Vancity Cruiser got a reaction from spiralqueen in Favorite floor Oasis class   
    We always go for Deck 8 forward so we have easy access to walk through Central Park on our way to dinner.
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    Vancity Cruiser got a reaction from JohnK6404 in Favorite floor Oasis class   
    We always go for Deck 8 forward so we have easy access to walk through Central Park on our way to dinner.
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