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    SteveinSC reacted to marti314 in NEVER EVER NEVER AGAIN   
    I do not find this to be helpful, I do not find RCL to be anywhere near a scam or an international Joke but love the fact you create an Alias with the same name as your topic title.  #Clever
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    SteveinSC reacted to Matt in Cruise lines treated unfairly by CDC   
    The issue I have is the exact arguments about cruise ships and concern over the spread of coronavirus can be applied exactly to the theme parks, which evidently have no oversight into their re-opening/operations.
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    SteveinSC reacted to monctonguy in What if COVID-19 Never Goes Away?   
    Well then dont remain hopeful as Dr. Fauci said yesterday than it will be spring of 2021 at least before there would be enough vaccinations for the US alone.....and even then they are not sure how long the vaccination will be effective.
     
    So if that's the case...we need to accept to live with it...or shut down the world and we can all stay locked down in  our homes and die peacefully in our old age, but not from Covid...
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    SteveinSC got a reaction from RWDW1204 in NCL has announced its new procedures and protocols.   
    https://cruiseline.com/advice/what-s-hot/news/norwegian-cruise-line-new-health-safety-protocol
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    SteveinSC reacted to twangster in NCL has announced its new procedures and protocols.   
    Shorter lines to things like water slides, more seating available in shows, fewer people lining up for drinks at bars = more fun for me.  
    When I have sailed during hurricanes altered sailings with fewer guests on board it was quite nice.  Even the Allure TA to Spain was down about 1,500 guests and that is distinctly noticeable on Oasis class.  
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    SteveinSC got a reaction from YOLO in NCL has announced its new procedures and protocols.   
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    SteveinSC got a reaction from CruzOnBye in NCL has announced its new procedures and protocols.   
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    SteveinSC got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in NCL has announced its new procedures and protocols.   
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    SteveinSC got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in NCL has announced its new procedures and protocols.   
    I noticed, and thought the same....Im sure there are questions I havent thought of upon first glimpse, but I like the direction of this. 
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    SteveinSC got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in NCL has announced its new procedures and protocols.   
    I noticed, and thought the same....Im sure there are questions I havent thought of upon first glimpse, but I like the direction of this. 
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    SteveinSC reacted to WAAAYTOOO in NCL has announced its new procedures and protocols.   
    No mention of masks.  That’s a positive 
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    SteveinSC reacted to Marlena in What if COVID-19 Never Goes Away?   
    I know it's not the same, however I had H1N1 when it went around, was in my mid 20s. Certainly wasnt pleasant and didnt eat for about 10 days and lived in the bathroom...but made it though. Now it's part of our flu vaccine I believe. 
    That being said, my biggest fear in all of this has and still is with all the people we are trying to save from covid, we are killing them from many other things. Cancers not being diagnosed, or treated. Disease not being caught because people are scared of the ER etc. Not to mention people who suffered financially before ( and even people who weren't) are now going to be so much worse.  Malnutrition etc. Not to mention the rise in anxiety, depression and suicide. 
    Just my opinion...
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    SteveinSC reacted to WanderPam in Big Ship Rookie   
    I agree with most of this. I will also add look at the complementary food venues outside of the Windjammer. Our first day or two on Harmony the crowds for breakfast and lunch were overwhelming for me coming from smaller ships. Once we started to explore other options (especially Solarium bistro and Park Cafe) it just improved the whole experience. Also I will say having a cabin on deck 6 was fantastic when the abyss slide was open we used it as an elevator!
    We actually found Harmony better to navigate than smaller ships surprisingly. The different neighborhoods make it easy to get your bearings.
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    SteveinSC reacted to Pima1988 in Big Ship Rookie   
    My husband is someone that gets how to circumvent a ship easier than I can.  I admit to being navigationally challenged.
    The thing with big ships to me is it can be difficult to navigate if you don't want to utilize the elevator.  Try whenever not to use it during peak times (dinner/shows), unless you see the stowaway in the elevator.
     We do everything to avoid elevators.  Have to burn off those calories somehow.  I swear on Anthem he had us take 2 staircases down, went through the casino, than had to take a staircase up on the opposite side of the ship to the MDR.  Not sure, that was it, but pretty sure.     The funny thing is my 1st cruise with him I complained.  I learned quickly we got there faster than the elevators.  3rd cruise with family.  Their reaction was where are you leading us, the elevator would be faster!  They too quickly learned that the people we saw waiting at the elevator on the same floor arrived a few mins later., and we did not speed walk.   The best part of taking the staircases to me is the amazing artwork that you will never see in the elevator.  
     To illustrate how bad I am navigationally.  The only way I knew which floor I was on, or which way to turn on our deck was the artwork.  (that and cabin decorations!).  I will also say on big ships I refuse to do less than 7 nights.  Not because there is so much to do, but because it will take me 5 days to figure out the fastest/easiest route to my cabin.  Husband on Day 3 when we return from a port, will say; go ahead, take us back to our cabin!  Who knew that in my 50s I would still be given a pop quiz?  I always get us there using his route, but luckily it is not timed.  Only the artwork keeps me on point.  
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    SteveinSC reacted to ScooterScott22 in Big Ship Rookie   
    There are some great tips and info in this thread so far.  One thing I think you should remember is that the general layout of the ship is the same even if it is much larger.  Your will find the top decks still have the public spaces for sunning and swimming as well as other activities and some places to get drinks and eats.  Progressing down you will find mainly Decks with staterooms until you reach the lower public spaces which will have theater, shops Restaurants and Casino.  
     
    Yes, there is much more to do and lots more stairs and walking but if you are typically on the top decks to sunbath, swim and play person, then that will probably hold true for the larger ship.  If you recognize your normal pattern of where you spend your time on the smaller ship it will help with your planning for the larger one.  Unless you are doing a longer cruise like a trans Atlantic understand you will not be able to do it all.  Have fun and happy planning.
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    SteveinSC reacted to JohnK6404 in Big Ship Rookie   
    @SteveinSC... Here's a quick link to just the Harmony Cruise Compasses...
    https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/cruise-compass?ship=1071
     
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    SteveinSC reacted to vanelli56 in Big Ship Rookie   
    Research and planning ahead will pay off huge!
    Great source of info is also past Cruise Compasses. Matt has a link to a bunch on this site. 
    While it may seem very overwhelming due to the size of the ship, once you learn to navigate to and from the different areas, you'll realize that the bulk of the ship is cabin space, and there are only a handful of areas that you really utilize. And each person's utilization rate of those areas will vary greatly. i.e. some people may never leave the solarium when on the upper decks, while others may never step foot in there more than once. 
    PS... one trick of the trade... if you need to go from one end of the ship to the other quickly.... the jogging track is GREAT for that. (Just mind the correct direction)
    Enjoy!
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    SteveinSC reacted to Jill in Big Ship Rookie   
    Go on YouTube and search for harmony tours. 
     
    I’ll plug Matt’s! Lol 
    There’s an hour long full ship tour as well as a zillion others on YouTube 
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    SteveinSC got a reaction from RWDW1204 in When is your next cruise?   
    Officially booked. 282 days till Harmony of the Seas - Mar. 07, 2021!!!!!! 
     
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    SteveinSC got a reaction from ellcee in QUIZ ON FACE MASKS: WOULD YOU CRUISE AGAIN IF   
    I rebooked for March, not knowing what the requirements will be, but fully aware I may have to wear a mask the entire time. If thats the price I have to pay, Ill have face mask tan lines!  @ellcee is my spirit animal, with the mantra "GET ME ON A SHIP" 
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    SteveinSC got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in When is your next cruise?   
    Officially booked. 282 days till Harmony of the Seas - Mar. 07, 2021!!!!!! 
     
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    SteveinSC got a reaction from bhageerah in QUIZ ON FACE MASKS: WOULD YOU CRUISE AGAIN IF   
    I rebooked for March, not knowing what the requirements will be, but fully aware I may have to wear a mask the entire time. If thats the price I have to pay, Ill have face mask tan lines!  @ellcee is my spirit animal, with the mantra "GET ME ON A SHIP" 
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    SteveinSC got a reaction from JohnK6404 in When is your next cruise?   
    Officially booked. 282 days till Harmony of the Seas - Mar. 07, 2021!!!!!! 
     
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    SteveinSC got a reaction from JohnK6404 in Big Ship Rookie   
    Im a parent of 8 and 4 year old boys. Flexibility is my life for the past 8 years. My highest priority item is actually putting them in adventure ocean, hanging out around the pools and enjoying a drink. lol  
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    SteveinSC got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Big Ship Rookie   
    Im a parent of 8 and 4 year old boys. Flexibility is my life for the past 8 years. My highest priority item is actually putting them in adventure ocean, hanging out around the pools and enjoying a drink. lol  
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