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    bossdog421 got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in What should happen so we can safely resume cruising ?   
    I'm  one of those odd people that hated pizza for decades, then i moved to jersey now i love it. Don't think putting the cure in sorrentos would change my mind on me eating that. Tried it once on the last cruise and I wont ever again. If the wife and daughter went to get some i would go elsewhere.
     
    Put it in a lava flow and now we are talking.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from SteveinSC in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    Week 1 of my diet is complete. Down 8 pounds already! First week is the easiest and hardest part of this diet. The weight loss is going to slow down now as i reintroduce small amounts of carbs.  Time to start working out to keep up the fat burning!
     
    Is it cruise time yet???  Nope 125 days to go!
     
     
     
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    Yeah yeah, my wife says that too 🙂
    It just drops quick because I was getting really chunky lol... That and this diet is pretty strict. Only thing that really sucks is the weight can come back really fast once you eat "normally" again. Much easier to gain the weight... especially on a cruise.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Skigoofy in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    Week 1 of my diet is complete. Down 8 pounds already! First week is the easiest and hardest part of this diet. The weight loss is going to slow down now as i reintroduce small amounts of carbs.  Time to start working out to keep up the fat burning!
     
    Is it cruise time yet???  Nope 125 days to go!
     
     
     
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from coneyraven in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    Week 1 of my diet is complete. Down 8 pounds already! First week is the easiest and hardest part of this diet. The weight loss is going to slow down now as i reintroduce small amounts of carbs.  Time to start working out to keep up the fat burning!
     
    Is it cruise time yet???  Nope 125 days to go!
     
     
     
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    Week 1 of my diet is complete. Down 8 pounds already! First week is the easiest and hardest part of this diet. The weight loss is going to slow down now as i reintroduce small amounts of carbs.  Time to start working out to keep up the fat burning!
     
    Is it cruise time yet???  Nope 125 days to go!
     
     
     
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Cmblueyes in POLL: Will you sail on a cruise before there is a COVID-19 vaccine?   
    Antibody test is fairly easy to get. I unfortunately tested negative for that. I'm around the virus pretty frequently, but less people coming in for the regular test and less showing up positive the past 2 weeks so that's a good thing.
     
    God willing ill be cruising in September. If masks are required, hopefully they are only required for shows.
     
     
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Cmblueyes in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    This board has been a little light since everything has shut down. Since I wasn’t invited to the fake cruise, I figured I’d follow in @Lovetocruise2002  shoes and just start a blog a little early (I mean 5 months will be here in no time).


     
    Sorry if this is a bit wordier than the usual. Writing about and planning vacations helps calm me. I have been under an extreme amount of stress at work and this is my mental getaway.


     
    The basics!

    A 7-night cruise on the recently amplified Oasis of the Seas in the in an Ultimate Panoramic Suite, a new stateroom on the ship!


     
    The story!


     
    First start class cruise!!!  I hear that it is hard to go back to anything else after going star. I can see that how that happens because I had that issue with suites already. I am ready for the genie and looking forward to some food comas!

     
    For those that did not follow along with my last blog. I was on Harmony in January staying a Crown Loft for my 10 year anniversary. (might as well plug my blog from that one! https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/boards/index.php?/topic/17626-we-still-do-%E2%80%93-vow-renewal-on-harmony-12620-%E2%80%93-2220/ ).  We had a blast and booked a next cruise on board. That next cruise isn’t this cruise (oh boy I might be addicted to Royal Caribbean, cruising seems to be my new preferred vacation type!). The cruise in January ended with a big scare, we were docked next to Anthem in San Juan and it was quarantined when it returned due to a Covid scare. Pretty [email protected]   was affected by that delay. I got pretty sick about 2 weeks after that cruise, but testing was not very available at the time.  Seems fairly common to catch something on a cruise even if there isn’t a global pandemic happening.


     
    I work in healthcare, so I’m no stranger to health issues. Every single day since I have been back has been nonstop and has gotten progressively more stressful. I am just completely exhausted and I need another vacation for sure… So I started looking at cruise! I was floored by how low some of the prices were… I mean it’s understandable that there is a lot of uncertainty right now, so booking vacations isn’t on a lot of people’s radar at the moment. I had my eye on a July cruise for a similarly great deal, while I am confident we will be more back to “normal” by then it’s just too close to take the chance. A September sailing provides us with a bit more peace of mind even though we will be pulling our daughter out of school again. September this year gives us another reason to celebrate to!  It is my wife’s birthday, and it is a big one! She preferred that I called it the 10th anniversary of her 30th birthday 😊. We are going to celebrate my 40th on board too even though it is this week. My birthday is cancelled due to social distancing ☹


     
    This time things will be different. First, it’s just me, my wife, and my daughter. No in-laws or other friends coming with us. This is going to be a good and bad thing. The good side is we will be able to take advantage of our suite and star class perks more since we wont have to worry about our other travel mates that are in different cabin categories (no MDR this cruise!). I also don’t have to share my wife and kid, making memorable vacations with just the 3 of us is extremely important to me. The bad side is that our daughter won’t have any friends on board. We are really hoping that she takes to the kids club this time. Second difference is, we are leaving from Jersey! No flight, no hotel needed, just an Uber or a friend to drop us off and we are on board! Third, Star class baby!!! So excited for this! Nothing wrong with sky class at all, but yeah… STAR CLASS!

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    bossdog421 got a reaction from DDaley in CocoCay Cabana Age issue?   
    So i went down that slide and got yelled at, then the cabana manager came over and said it was fine. I was well over 150 pounds 😛
    I saw the weight limit for the slide in the book before i went down. For what i paid i was using that slide lol. It was worth getting yelled at.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in POLL: Will you sail on a cruise before there is a COVID-19 vaccine?   
    Antibody test is fairly easy to get. I unfortunately tested negative for that. I'm around the virus pretty frequently, but less people coming in for the regular test and less showing up positive the past 2 weeks so that's a good thing.
     
    God willing ill be cruising in September. If masks are required, hopefully they are only required for shows.
     
     
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from PattiHere in Boy, did I make the right call (or, We just got (thinly veiled?) confirmation how cruising will resume)   
    I'd confidently get on the first ship out if I could. Not everyone would feel the same though.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from PRebecca in Boy, did I make the right call (or, We just got (thinly veiled?) confirmation how cruising will resume)   
    I'd confidently get on the first ship out if I could. Not everyone would feel the same though.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from coneyraven in Boy, did I make the right call (or, We just got (thinly veiled?) confirmation how cruising will resume)   
    I'd confidently get on the first ship out if I could. Not everyone would feel the same though.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from coneyraven in Boy, did I make the right call (or, We just got (thinly veiled?) confirmation how cruising will resume)   
    I'm holding my sept 20th out of Jersey until the last second.
     
    I'm in jersey and in the medical field, I'm pretty confident things will be moving by then.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from DunkelBierJay in Boy, did I make the right call (or, We just got (thinly veiled?) confirmation how cruising will resume)   
    I'd confidently get on the first ship out if I could. Not everyone would feel the same though.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from ellcee in Boy, did I make the right call (or, We just got (thinly veiled?) confirmation how cruising will resume)   
    I'd confidently get on the first ship out if I could. Not everyone would feel the same though.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Snotarni in Boy, did I make the right call (or, We just got (thinly veiled?) confirmation how cruising will resume)   
    I'd confidently get on the first ship out if I could. Not everyone would feel the same though.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from JSHEA in Boy, did I make the right call (or, We just got (thinly veiled?) confirmation how cruising will resume)   
    I'd confidently get on the first ship out if I could. Not everyone would feel the same though.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from KristiZ in Boy, did I make the right call (or, We just got (thinly veiled?) confirmation how cruising will resume)   
    I'd confidently get on the first ship out if I could. Not everyone would feel the same though.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in Boy, did I make the right call (or, We just got (thinly veiled?) confirmation how cruising will resume)   
    I'd confidently get on the first ship out if I could. Not everyone would feel the same though.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Boy, did I make the right call (or, We just got (thinly veiled?) confirmation how cruising will resume)   
    I'd confidently get on the first ship out if I could. Not everyone would feel the same though.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Boy, did I make the right call (or, We just got (thinly veiled?) confirmation how cruising will resume)   
    I'm holding my sept 20th out of Jersey until the last second.
     
    I'm in jersey and in the medical field, I'm pretty confident things will be moving by then.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from teddy in Boy, did I make the right call (or, We just got (thinly veiled?) confirmation how cruising will resume)   
    I'd confidently get on the first ship out if I could. Not everyone would feel the same though.
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