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  1. It's probably because I live in sunny, HOT Texas, lol, even when I do go out on the pool deck to get some sun, it's usually for not a very long time. I haven't been on a Royal ship yet that offers those weekly spa passes (the ones that get you into the spas that offer the thermal suites, especially those wonderful ceramic loungers.) I've spent some very relaxing times in those thermal suites on other cruise lines. I guess wearing a mask in those areas wouldn't be fun, either. But, I really am hoping that all of this debating about wearing a mask while on cruises becomes a moot point on
  2. So, the restrictions on the "restricted" passenger voyages will no longer be in effect on November 2, 2021? The Conditional Sailing Order will expire on that date, or: The expiration of the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ declaration that COVID-19 constitutes a public health emergency, OR The CDC Director rescinds or modifies the order based on specific public health or other considerations. I just re-read pp 31-40 of the CSO, and besides the social distancing, mask-wearing and sanitation measures, there's also the ban of sailings longer than 7 nights, for the restric
  3. Wow! Hubby received an offer for a comped cruise with Carnival, so we booked a 5-nighter on the Breeze for late October, going out of Galveston. I hope that this is a sign of good things coming for all the cruise lines sailing out of the U. S .
  4. Our local naval air station will resume its Air Show (Blue Angels, etc.) in a week or so. I haven't attended one in years. Luckily for us, we live close enough to the base that we can view the Angels flying overhead, which is all I really want to see anyway. All we have to do is wait to hear the roar, then go outside and stand around for a little while. Meanwhile, thousands of people stream into the base, and gather at the edge of the air field to watch all the airplanes. No thanks, especially not this year's show. I realize that they will likely limit the crowds somehow, however. The base CO
  5. In Texas, this will happen next week: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/news/releases/2021/20210323.aspx#:~:text=All adults will be eligible,in the current priority groups. If you don't want to click on the link, it's an official release from the state saying that TX will be opening up the COVID vaccines to all adults beginning next Monday (March 29.)
  6. Thank you for posting the information @ TX opening up the vaccines to all adults! I just messaged my daughter and son with the official press release from the state; I know that my daughter has been waiting patiently for her turn. Busy graduate student son hopefully will also find a time and place for his (first) jab. Here's a link for the news release: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/news/releases/2021/20210323.aspx#:~:text=All adults will be eligible,in the current priority groups.
  7. If anyone has a casino comped cruise, go to your casino offers page, then enter the reservation number of your recently-cancelled cruise. If you are fortunate, a new code offer and a list of replacement cruises will appear. Hubby and I did this for our 2 cancelled May cruises and found 2 satisfactory replacement cruises. The list of available dates went from December 2021 through May 2022. A word of warning, though - this morning, we were on hold for quite some time, and even had a dropped call, when calling to book the new cruises (we prefer not to book online.) https://www.clubroyaleof
  8. https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/24513-carnival-is-crewing-up-its-cruise-fleet.html
  9. Two steamboat companies in the U.S.A. will be requiring both passengers and crew to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 shot, beginning in July, 2021: https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/24304-american-queen-and-victory-to-mandate-covid-19-vaccine-for-guests-and-crew.html
  10. On a related note, Norwegian Cruise Lines is planning to vaccinate its and Regent 7 Seas Cruise lines: https://www.travelandleisure.com/cruises/norwegian-cruise-line-regent-seven-seas-require-crew-covid-vaccinations?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=news_tab&utm_content=algorithm&fbclid=IwAR2e9enWbVLnbnRkxVzbkHhjVDGZJtUeZHvNPz3r_7QMzWzqjU8z3oocKCI
  11. So far, we've sailed on the Liberty, Enchantment and Majesty. Although she wasn't perfect, for some reason, I think that dh and I favor the Enchantment. Don't get me wrong: each ship has its own pluses and minuses (the ice show and Johnny Rocket's on the Liberty were great) but I think that the friendliness of the crew endeared us to the Enchantment the most. We also liked the Compass Deli on the Majesty, so much that we never made it to the Johnny Rocket's on that ship. I am hoping that RC will deem it necessary to finally address the rust problem on the hull of the Enchantment; we saw no rus
  12. Yes, as far as I know. We've only been on 4 comped or discounted (through Club Royale) cruises, but we've also collected Crown and Anchor points for going on those cruises.
  13. This is from a blog from November, but perhaps it is still valid: https://cruisesimulationform.questionpro.com/ Good luck! There is also an active FB group that you can join, it is called Volunteers of the Seas. Only 63.3 k members, lol. Husband and I are in Group 1B, and today, we are going to attempt to sign up online for a "mega" vaccination drive-up clinic in our region of Texas. This would be for the first dose of Moderna. Because we are in that Group, we aren't interested in volunteering (too many health hazards for us, and we probably wouldn't be chosen anyway.)
  14. I will take the vaccine at the earliest time that it will be available to me. Based on my age and known health, however, it looks like I will be "last in line." DH will probably get the vaccine earlier because of underlying medical conditions and my two daughters and son-in-law are educators, so they will likely be invited to get the shot(s) after the first large group is invited. That leaves my other son-in-law, my 22-year-old graduate student son, and myself, to bring up the rear of the line. If cruise lines will require proof of vaccines in order to sail, then I may not be able to go
  15. Again, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/masking-science-sars-cov2.html Quote: Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 Updated Nov. 20, 2020 Background SARS-CoV-2 infection is transmitted predominately by respiratory droplets generated when people cough, sneeze, sing, talk, or breathe. CDC recommends community use of masks, specifically non-valved multi-layer cloth masks, to prevent transm
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