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    Kriazerie reacted to Pooch in Interior Cabins   
    I love sitting out on the balcony with my coffee & breakfast.  I could watch the ocean for hours!  And it’s a great place to read, so calm & relaxing.  I spend a good amount of time out there.
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    Kriazerie got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Interior Cabins   
    Oh yes, a very dangerous game. Our first ever cruise was an interior on Majesty, where I learned I can't stand not having some kind of light. Next was a promenade interior on Navigator, where I learned I really need natural light over artificial. 
    Then we were going to book an ocean balcony on Anthem, but the price for the JS was pretty good, so we snagged that. 
     
    And now we have a JS on Allure, and a GS on Oasis and Symphony booked.... 
    #suitesnob #whenthepriceisright
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    Kriazerie reacted to SpeedNoodles in Caribbean Reopening ...   
    Oh, I like this much better than the long articles. My attention span isn't so hot lately, lol.
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    Kriazerie reacted to Pooch in What if COVID-19 Never Goes Away?   
    Just MHO but are things not as bad as predicted BECAUSE of the extreme safety measures taken?  Again IMHO, if the stay at home orders had not been in place, an awful lot of people would have been out spreading Covid.   Hindsight is easy but I believe if we had not taken the measures we did, we would not be talking about any light at the end of the tunnel.
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    Kriazerie reacted to melmar02 in Drink of the Day Blog - Enchantment 5/25/20-5/29/20   
    Last week, my husband and I were supposed to embark on a 4 day date-cation on Enchantment of the Seas. My mother-in-law graciously offered to watch our kids so we could have a nice little vacation all on our own. We would have left out of Galveston and visited Cozumel. Of course, this sailing was cancelled, but to honor it (or perhaps drown our sorrows about it), we’ve decided to have a drink of the day at home for every day that we were supposed to be onboard. DH is working right now and I am with the kids all day, so we won’t be taking full advantage of our at home deluxe beverage package. It was hard to narrow down our favorites to just 4 drinks, but this is a work week for DH after all. We will be having a different one of our ship favorites every night this week as we put out positive vibes that we’ll be sailing on Liberty in 153 days. I’ll let you know how our concoctions compare to the real thing.
    Taking advantage of my DBP means drinking Diet Coke in my souvenir cup until the kids go to bed and we can have our REAL DoD. In case you were curious, a 12 oz can with ice fills up this particular style of cup. We’ve actually never used these on the ships before since we like the usual flavors of soda available at the bars. We just bring them home still in their wrappers or leave them on the ship. Up tonight is the first drink we had on embarkation day of our last cruise…a Mai Tai.

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    Kriazerie got a reaction from Vacation Crazy in Casino Phone Line Trouble   
    Thank you!!! We finally got through! 
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    Kriazerie got a reaction from Jill in Prime Sticker   
    I do too. This seems more like curiosity than anything else. Thank you for being honest about your thoughts on the matter! 
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    Kriazerie got a reaction from Ian T in Prime Sticker   
    I do too. This seems more like curiosity than anything else. Thank you for being honest about your thoughts on the matter! 
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    Kriazerie got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Lift and Shift from a Southern Carib to Eastern Carib sailing   
    Yes we were able to do this! The reason was that we were on a Southern Caribbean sailing on Freedom that embarked from San Juan in 2020, but they are not offering those sailings in 2021.  So when we did L&S, since there wasn't an exact sailing to shift to, they allowed us to move to an Eastern Caribbean sailing on Symphony instead. Since you are in a similar situation, this should be allowed. 
    We used a TA, which was incredibly helpful for us, since we didn't have to deal with RC agents directly
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    Kriazerie reacted to S0nny in What’s your deal breaker?   
    Hi! These are vary valid questions. Unfortunately, the answer cannot be summed up in a meme. If you are really interested in the answer, feel free to review the literature below. These are all peer-reviewed research articles (and some of them are systematic reviews and meta-analysis). 
    The TLDR: Masks work, but we use 6 ft because not everyone can/will a mask. 6ft work because science has shown social distancing to be the easiest intervention to implement on a grand scale. Social distancing COMBINED with masks substantially decreases the likelihood of spreading the virus. The lockdown is in place because science has shown that to be the BEST method to prevent the pandemic from spreading. 
     
    Ahmed, F., Zviedrite, N., & Uzicanin, A. (2018). Effectiveness of workplace social distancing measures in reducing influenza transmission: a systematic review. BMC Public Health, 18(1), N.PAG. doi:10.1186/s12889-018-5446-1
    Greer, A. L. (2013). Can informal social distancing interventions minimize demand for antiviral treatment during a severe pandemic? BMC Public Health, 13(1). doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-669
    Hatchett, R., Mecher, C., & Lipsitch, M. (2007). Public health interventions and epidemic intensity during the 1918 influenza pandemic. The National Academy of Sciences, 104(18), 75825-7587. doi:10.1073/pnas.0610941104
    Jefferson, T., Foxlee, R., Del Mar, C., Dooley, L., Ferroni, E., Hewak, B., & Rivetti, A. (2007). Interventions for the interruption or reduction of the spread of respiratory viruses. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2007(4), 1-162. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD006207 pub4/full
    Kelso, J. K., Milne, G. J., & Kelly, H. (2009). Simulation suggests that rapid activation of social distancing can arrest epidemic development due to a novel strain of influenza. BMC Public Health, 9(1). doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-117
    Nicol, G. E., Piccirillo, J. F., Mulsant, B. H., & Lenze, E. J. (2020). Action at a Distance: Geriatric Research during a Pandemic. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. doi: doi: 10.1111/jgs.16443
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    Kriazerie got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in LIFT & SHIFT! THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD USE A TRAVEL AGENT!   
    Because rates are so low for june/July sailings, we upgraded our room on our original cruise. Then, once we had the upgrade, we lifted to a new sailing next year. For us, we originally had an OVB on Freedom for June 2020. We paid to upgrade that to a GS, still on Freedom. Then we shifted the whole booking to Symphony for June 2021. 
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    Kriazerie got a reaction from USCG Teacher in LIFT & SHIFT! THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD USE A TRAVEL AGENT!   
    Because rates are so low for june/July sailings, we upgraded our room on our original cruise. Then, once we had the upgrade, we lifted to a new sailing next year. For us, we originally had an OVB on Freedom for June 2020. We paid to upgrade that to a GS, still on Freedom. Then we shifted the whole booking to Symphony for June 2021. 
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    Kriazerie got a reaction from Chadster in LIFT & SHIFT! THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD USE A TRAVEL AGENT!   
    Because rates are so low for june/July sailings, we upgraded our room on our original cruise. Then, once we had the upgrade, we lifted to a new sailing next year. For us, we originally had an OVB on Freedom for June 2020. We paid to upgrade that to a GS, still on Freedom. Then we shifted the whole booking to Symphony for June 2021. 
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    Kriazerie got a reaction from Baked Alaska in LIFT & SHIFT! THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD USE A TRAVEL AGENT!   
    Because rates are so low for june/July sailings, we upgraded our room on our original cruise. Then, once we had the upgrade, we lifted to a new sailing next year. For us, we originally had an OVB on Freedom for June 2020. We paid to upgrade that to a GS, still on Freedom. Then we shifted the whole booking to Symphony for June 2021. 
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    Kriazerie got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in LIFT & SHIFT! THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD USE A TRAVEL AGENT!   
    WOOOHOOO
     
    Used L&S to upgrade our Southern Caribbean on Freedom from a balcony to a GS, then shifted to a Symphony Eastern Caribbean sailing!!! Basically getting a GS for HALF-PRICE!!!!
    All thanks to @michelle at MEI, who is a darling.  Even though we keep changing our minds and adding new cruises, canceling them, upgrading, and using casino offers.  She's been incredible!
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    Kriazerie got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in LIFT & SHIFT! THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD USE A TRAVEL AGENT!   
    WOOOHOOO
     
    Used L&S to upgrade our Southern Caribbean on Freedom from a balcony to a GS, then shifted to a Symphony Eastern Caribbean sailing!!! Basically getting a GS for HALF-PRICE!!!!
    All thanks to @michelle at MEI, who is a darling.  Even though we keep changing our minds and adding new cruises, canceling them, upgrading, and using casino offers.  She's been incredible!
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    Kriazerie got a reaction from 1978bucketlist in LIFT & SHIFT! THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD USE A TRAVEL AGENT!   
    WOOOHOOO
     
    Used L&S to upgrade our Southern Caribbean on Freedom from a balcony to a GS, then shifted to a Symphony Eastern Caribbean sailing!!! Basically getting a GS for HALF-PRICE!!!!
    All thanks to @michelle at MEI, who is a darling.  Even though we keep changing our minds and adding new cruises, canceling them, upgrading, and using casino offers.  She's been incredible!
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    Kriazerie got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in LIFT & SHIFT! THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD USE A TRAVEL AGENT!   
    WOOOHOOO
     
    Used L&S to upgrade our Southern Caribbean on Freedom from a balcony to a GS, then shifted to a Symphony Eastern Caribbean sailing!!! Basically getting a GS for HALF-PRICE!!!!
    All thanks to @michelle at MEI, who is a darling.  Even though we keep changing our minds and adding new cruises, canceling them, upgrading, and using casino offers.  She's been incredible!
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    Kriazerie got a reaction from Chadster in LIFT & SHIFT! THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD USE A TRAVEL AGENT!   
    WOOOHOOO
     
    Used L&S to upgrade our Southern Caribbean on Freedom from a balcony to a GS, then shifted to a Symphony Eastern Caribbean sailing!!! Basically getting a GS for HALF-PRICE!!!!
    All thanks to @michelle at MEI, who is a darling.  Even though we keep changing our minds and adding new cruises, canceling them, upgrading, and using casino offers.  She's been incredible!
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    Kriazerie got a reaction from CruzOnBye in LIFT & SHIFT! THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD USE A TRAVEL AGENT!   
    WOOOHOOO
     
    Used L&S to upgrade our Southern Caribbean on Freedom from a balcony to a GS, then shifted to a Symphony Eastern Caribbean sailing!!! Basically getting a GS for HALF-PRICE!!!!
    All thanks to @michelle at MEI, who is a darling.  Even though we keep changing our minds and adding new cruises, canceling them, upgrading, and using casino offers.  She's been incredible!
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    Kriazerie got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in Junior Suite questions   
    We just came off our first ever JS experience from Anthem. We happened to get an incredible price on the NYE sailing, as it's usually waaaay out of our price range.
    We *loved* Coastal Kitchen (the filet was magnificent) , the extra space, and the large balcony. It's not worth the price all the time for us, but we may be tempted back if there's a good price for CK access alone. 
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    Kriazerie got a reaction from Fuzzywuzzy in When is your next cruise?   
    We miiiight be addicted to cruising... 
     
    Freedom - 6/14/20
    Liberty - 8/23/20
    Allure - 11/29/20
    Oasis - 12/6/20
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    Kriazerie got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in When is your next cruise?   
    We miiiight be addicted to cruising... 
     
    Freedom - 6/14/20
    Liberty - 8/23/20
    Allure - 11/29/20
    Oasis - 12/6/20
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    Kriazerie got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in When is your next cruise?   
    We miiiight be addicted to cruising... 
     
    Freedom - 6/14/20
    Liberty - 8/23/20
    Allure - 11/29/20
    Oasis - 12/6/20
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    Kriazerie got a reaction from JohnK6404 in When is your next cruise?   
    We miiiight be addicted to cruising... 
     
    Freedom - 6/14/20
    Liberty - 8/23/20
    Allure - 11/29/20
    Oasis - 12/6/20
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