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    USCG Teacher reacted to Lovetocruise2002 in RCB Group Cruise: Deluxe Beverage Package now $46/day!!   
    Thank you so much for posting this!!!!  I must have missed the FB post that you were referring to.  So glad that you posted this as I not only grabbed the Deluxe package on Anthem GC but also on two more sailings at the same low rate.
    Also I grabbed VOOM for two devices at $17.99 which I consider pretty good (for the sailing on Brilliance that doesn't include VOOM).
    Thank you!!!
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    USCG Teacher reacted to twangster in Carnival cancels some sailings into mid-2021 and later   
    Imagine the upside when you board knowing everyone else, 100% of everyone on board, tested negative!  Yay!!!
    Personally I'd welcome a biohazard device that worked like a metal detector you walk through.  "I'm sorry sir, you can't bring a knife on the plane"  becomes "I'm sorry sir, you can't bring noro virus on the plane" or "I'm sorry sir, you can't bring the flu on the plane".  
    If I'm infected with a viral disease I shouldn't be let on board.  That's a good thing if it is caught.  
    Imagine the disappointment you would feel if you learned you inadvertently infected someone and they later died.
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    USCG Teacher reacted to twangster in Carnival cancels some sailings into mid-2021 and later   
    If this is how people are learning they carry a viral infection it's probably a good thing they booked a cruise.  Otherwise they would be in their community spreading the disease without ever knowing.  
    Once they know they are infected they can stop putting other people at risk, address their health condition in isolation and hopefully recover.
    Otherwise it's sort of like saying we should just stop testing people because no one wants to find out they have it.
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    USCG Teacher got a reaction from PRebecca in Matt, I love what you've done with the place!   
    (But seriously, this is why I love it here, too!)

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    USCG Teacher reacted to Andy & Sheryl Unwin in Costa Safety Protocol ... A View To RCG's Future ?   
    Like many, Sheryl and I dislike the masks, but accept them as a necessary part of life and dont complain about them. Similarly, we are each always in possession of our cell phones when onboard. The built in cameras are great for still and video captures, we are able to make notes about members of staff for later complimenting and rewarding, and to keep in touch with each other while we are apart. (using a messenger app, not a cell connection with associated roaming fees)
    All in all, we are in favour of whatever gets us back to cruising, no matter what hoops we all have to jump through, and we know there will be some, our time onboard is worth it.
     
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    USCG Teacher reacted to WAAAYTOOO in House Recon - OK, So Not a Cruise Blog...   
    Not at all !  You aren't raining on anything !  "Sell now while everything is moving" IS our strategy and I think it will be successful.  We are "de-cluttering" now and beginning to pack up...but will save the heavy duty packing for after the first week.  If we are lucky, we will sell quickly and then the packing will REALLY commence.
    We've decided to go back down to FL for a short visit to find a place down there to rent (if the house sells soon) and to attend our "options/upgrades" meeting in person.  That's where we choose all of the upgrades that we will get on the house and from what I understand, they are marathon events.  I just can't see doing that remotely.  There is a brand spankin' new apartment complex right next to the development so that would be our first option for somewhere to live until the new house is ready.
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    USCG Teacher reacted to Pima1988 in House Recon - OK, So Not a Cruise Blog...   
    I do too get the cold calls everyday.  I belong on facebook our community/town page.  Realtors are now even trying to invade the page (it is private) asking for anyone that is considering selling to please contact them because they have customers searching to purchase.  We are in a unique area in No VA.  The majority of our town by PW county regulations requires all lots be 10 acres.    The other part of the town can be no less than 1 acre.  Add in the location to 95 and 66 and everyone is trying to get in.
    @WAAAYTOOO  will have no problem selling because I know as a Realtor where her location is, and it is prime pickings.  My bet it will be sold on the same day as the sign goes up, or maybe even before.  When we sold our 1st home in NoVA  back in 2005 @ her area within 3 hrs of putting my house into the MRIS, I had 3 offers and all of them had escalation clauses.  sold it for 50K over my asking price with no inspection. 
    I see the market now like it was in 05, the only fear I see is the election.  Not trying to be political, so please let's not make it into a Trump vs Biden aspect.  I am saying that due to the mail in aspect we might not have a winner for weeks/months which will make the stock market volatile.  If the market tanks like it did in 06 with banking, than people will not have the $$$ to purchase a home, thus it will become a buyers market...sorry for raining on your parade Raye!
    As a retired realtor, I would say sell now and rent for a yr.  because I have seen the market flip on a switch when the market becomes skittish.  
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    USCG Teacher reacted to JLMoran in House Recon - OK, So Not a Cruise Blog...   
    Best of luck with the home sale! With the way I've been reading the market is right now, you could end up with multiple people bidding on your home very quickly after putting it on the listings. Everyone is getting really antsy to leave cities and get into less-crowded areas with larger living space for working and teaching kids from home.
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    USCG Teacher reacted to twangster in Did Covid-19 Kill The Early Check-in?   
    I've been thinking about Key guests and boarding.  I think anyone who has purchased the Key will need to take a close look at the process once it's announced and determine if the Key still has value for them if certain boarding perks from the past need to be modified for the current situation.  For those who primarily buy the Key for the early boarding perk, day one lunch and bag drop, they may need to consider cancelling the Key and taking the refund.  Others may still find value in everything else the Key has to offer.  
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    USCG Teacher reacted to twangster in Social Media chatter   
    Curious with your ill towards America if feel the same towards Quebec.  With only 23% of the country's population Quebec accounts for 48% of the Canada's COVID cases. 
    Pretty much half of Canada's cases can be found in Quebec.  So what went so wrong in Canada that one region, the largest province with a significant population is such a disaster? 
    It's easy to find statistics and focus on them to formulate an opinion.  You paint the entire U.S.A. with one brush yet your own country if painted in the same manner should be feared around the world. 
    How about we focus on cruising and leave the statistical and political commentary for other forums?
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    USCG Teacher reacted to SpeedNoodles in Cococay Beach Club insane pricing   
    It's $199 now for the Harmony GC sailing over Thanksgiving 2021.  I got it for $79.
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    USCG Teacher reacted to Lovetocruise2002 in Survey on the RCCL Website   
    You think?
    Might also be the reason why @Matt is so highly regarded in the “cruise world” and he is sometimes privy to info and invites that others are not. Also the reason why he takes pride in only reporting what is fact, not gossip or hearsay.
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    USCG Teacher reacted to Pima1988 in Cococay Beach Club insane pricing   
    That is high, but I doubt it will stay that high.
    I got mine originally at 79 for May 2021 on Symphony and thought that was a bargain.
    A few weeks ago I was able to cancel and rebook at 44. per adult.
    OBTW, the way we did it so not to lose out (limited quantity).  The 79 was under my hubby's name.  He book the 44 under my name for the two of us.  Once that was done, he came back and canceled the 79.
    I only state this because the beach club is like cabanas, limited in number.  If you cancel your original 1st, it might be by the time you purchase at the lower price, they are "SOLD OUT".  If you purchase the new price under the other person's name, and than cancel the old, you are golden
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    USCG Teacher reacted to twangster in Canada-U.S. border closure extended again amid tension over restrictions ...   
    The PVSA violation is only a $800 fine.  Just add it to the cruise fare and away we go!  Alaska here we come...
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    USCG Teacher reacted to sk8erguy1978 in COVID Rules: A Fun Discussion   
    I agree. I see it as short term as (hopefully) mandatory masks (we all know there will be masks in the beginning). Assuming some sort of vaccine and treatments are available during second half of 2021 things will start to get relaxed. (At least that's my hopelessly optimistic opinion).
    In regards to itinerary, I think my September 2021 cruise is perfect. 7 night CocoCay on Oasis. Orlando I can go to anytime, quick flight. I don't care about Nassau and was just going to do the flight simulator. It's just about seeing the amplification of Oasis, finally getting to CocoCay, and sailing from a local port so maybe a few friends can come.
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    USCG Teacher reacted to sk8erguy1978 in Trying to register - credit card refused   
    Didn't think the Bank of America RCL card but also didn't realize you spoke to your CC already.
     
    Interesting. Which two? (Out of curiosity). Sometimes you might have to go as far as clearing all cookies and such. Maybe try incognito in Chrome, I think that will ignore plugins assuming the "allow in incognito" isn't active.
    Also it pains me to say this (because I believe their purpose is to download the Chrome installer lol) but sometimes the OS provided browser (Edge for Windows or Safari for macOS) will work better to circumvent a browser bug in Firefox or Chrome. 
    Anyway, glad to see it's all worked out for now! 
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    USCG Teacher reacted to Andrew72681 in Survey on the RCCL Website   
    Last question on the survey . On the scale of lots of money versus metric crap ton of money, how much do you want to spend on the Deluxe Beverage Package😁
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