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    Jax reacted to twangster in How would a vaccine AND mask mandate affect your decision to cruise?   
    This latest CDC guidance that it's safe to walk around outside and take a bike ride without wearing a mask gives me a lot of confidence that I made the right decisions to do both actions many months ago and I'm glad I live in a free country where I was able to make those decisions for myself, by myself.
    It may have taken the CDC a little long to reach the same conclusion I did but I'm confident they will eventually come to the same conclusion I have regarding cruise ships and how safe they are given the current situation.  Just wish I lived in a free country where I could make that decision for myself, by myself.  
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    Jax reacted to KathyC in Gold wedding anniversary cruise, April 2022 - advice needed.   
    Welcome to the boards!  You picked a great ship for them.  
    One of the suite snobs will give you advice on the suite.  Paging @Lovetocruise2002!  One thing I can tell you is that the passengers in the inside cabin will not be able to access the suite areas.  
    I think a special anniversary dinner at 150 Central Park would be a perfect gift for them.  Either as a romantic dinner or the full 5 person celebration.  Lots of items made tableside and makes the experience all the more special. Must try the martini. 
    How outgoing are the happy couple?  There is a Love & Marriage game show they can try to be chosen to participate in.  They pick 3-4 couples, all at varying stage of marriage and a couple celebrating their 50th has a good chance of being chosen.  They have to be willing to be celebrities for the rest of the sailing as the show is recorded and shown over and over on the stateroom tvs for everyone who didn't attend.
    Other than that, I will leave space for others to chime in.  But I will say she's a big ship with lots to offer - don't try to do it or see it all! 
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    Jax reacted to AshleyDillo in Senate Democrats Torpedoed the Cruise Line Industry, Block Cruise Act   
    Ugh..using the same narrative as back in 2020 as if things haven't changed with respect to what we know and understand about the virus.  If they equally applied this across all industries nothing would have reopened.
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    Jax reacted to Neesa in FUTURE CRUISE CREDIT????   
    Good to hear you have had some time away. No still no resolution. Even Sharla escalated and has gotten no where. I know they are really busy getting the non US sailings going but this is bad. Poor treatment of an existing customer. I guess they figure they already have my monies but no the 5000.00 in FCC is still no where to be found. It's infuriating. Thanks for checking back, DCL Wish I'm on my way.....
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    Jax reacted to Neesa in FUTURE CRUISE CREDIT????   
    My frustration has never been higher then  right now, thank goodness I have Sharla in my corner. I can't even get excited for the newest offerings my booked sailing is canceled for third time after being reinstated, I paid the balance a week before it was due BUT my almost 5,000 FCC while taken (the balances reflect this) they are not applied to the sailing NOR can they locate them. Seriously my FCC tethered monies are just gone 😒 they keep literally taking monies and "loosing them" it is so unbelievable.  FCC clearly state to be used for a future sailing ⛵ not taken by Royal and incinerated or lost. I wish now I had taken the refunds in hindsight but I had so much faith in this company, my family has given them our support the entire time, I am literally making myself sick over this. 😢 please, send prayers 🙏 and positive thoughts, and Sharla is feverishly working every day to find my monies. I feel so duped.
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    Jax reacted to JLMoran in Comical at this point...   
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    Jax got a reaction from JLMoran in Comical at this point...   
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    Jax got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in Comical at this point...   
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    Jax reacted to twangster in Comical at this point...   
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    Jax reacted to twangster in How many cruises do you have booked at this time?!   
    We've recently communicated off the message board.  No issues that I know of.
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    Jax reacted to twangster in More good news on the vaccine front   
    Six metric weeks?
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    Jax reacted to Lovetocruise2002 in More good news on the vaccine front   
    Fake news! It was more like 6 weeks. 😜
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    Jax reacted to Matt in More good news on the vaccine front   
    You got it.  And the media makes it a big deal, which fans the flames of people look for any excuse not to get it, and we end up with a bigger problem than the actual cases in this article.
    For the CDC, while these cases happen, the difference is these people won't face life threatening conditions as a result of getting covid.  With that in mind, that definitely falls under "acceptable risk".
    People got sick from colds, the flu, noro, etc on a ships in the past. A no sail order wasn't necessary for that because it really was not life threatening.  
    This should be the logical conclusion based on vaccine rollout for allowing ships to sail.
    Wait, let me write @twangster response to my post for him....
    "Logical is the key word there. Also, @Lovetocruise2002 started her live blogs like eight months early"
    Yup, you're right.
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    Jax reacted to Matt in Anthem Itineries CANCELLED   
    At this point I'm not making any 2022 GC plans until we get a clearer picture about which ships/sailing will actually go.
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    Jax reacted to JLMoran in More good news on the vaccine front   
    I'm keeping this cruise-related, don't worry. CDC has confirmed (via a study of ~4,000 US essential workers who were monitored as they continued to work) that after two doses, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines both are 90% effective at preventing infection. And if you don't get infected, you can't spread the virus (not even asymptomatically).
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/03/29/vaccine-effective-essential-workers-study/
    The article goes on to talk about the study design and logistical challenges it faced (e.g., having to negotiate with UPS and FedEx to get thousands of sample kits shipped out and sent back in every week), as well as other potential challenges (e.g., the comparatively small number of participants, and compliance of participants with properly taking their own nasal swabs and sending them in on time each week).
    But this is great news for the ship's crews and the upcoming vaccine-mandated cruses. Crew members are probably breathing a huge collective sigh of relief as they learn about this. And with such great prevention of infection, a ship that has nothing but vaccinated crew and mostly vaccinated passengers (i.e., most kids on board won't be vaccinated) is effectively a community with true herd immunity. I would sincerely hope it would also allow for elimination of mask requirements while on board, at least while outside on the pool deck and other very well-ventilated areas. Heck, given the studies that proved the cruise lines' ventilation improvements truly blocked airborne spread of the virus across the ship, it might even allow for elimination of masks throughout.
    That light just keeps getting brighter, and it's not an oncoming freight train. It's the sun rising on a cobalt blue sea, with a ship sailing serenely across the waters.
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    Jax got a reaction from rjac in Port Orlando & Kennedy Space Center??   
    I can’t remember if our cruise planner listed an excursion or not .... we had a later arrival time into PC so it’s possible it didn’t coincide well with the space centres operating hours. Then we were rerouted due to weather so we missed the stop. Regardless, if you can I would highly recommend KSC and make sure you give yourself enough time to see everything.  It is a well known fact that I ALWAYS buy the photo packages.  This is why. 🥰 A throwback to when our son was a few years younger.  It was a fun day! 



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    Jax got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in Port Orlando & Kennedy Space Center??   
    I can’t remember if our cruise planner listed an excursion or not .... we had a later arrival time into PC so it’s possible it didn’t coincide well with the space centres operating hours. Then we were rerouted due to weather so we missed the stop. Regardless, if you can I would highly recommend KSC and make sure you give yourself enough time to see everything.  It is a well known fact that I ALWAYS buy the photo packages.  This is why. 🥰 A throwback to when our son was a few years younger.  It was a fun day! 



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    Jax got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Port Orlando & Kennedy Space Center??   
    I can’t remember if our cruise planner listed an excursion or not .... we had a later arrival time into PC so it’s possible it didn’t coincide well with the space centres operating hours. Then we were rerouted due to weather so we missed the stop. Regardless, if you can I would highly recommend KSC and make sure you give yourself enough time to see everything.  It is a well known fact that I ALWAYS buy the photo packages.  This is why. 🥰 A throwback to when our son was a few years younger.  It was a fun day! 



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    Jax reacted to Lovetocruise2002 in Considerations in and the Interest Level for Sailing in June with RCL (Bahamas) or Celebrity (St. Maartin).   
    Let’s all stick to the topic of this thread, which I am assuming is the interest level of sailing out of the Bahamas this summer.
     
    Let’s not turn this into a thread where we are criticizing or judging other countries for their vaccine rollout or question why their government did what they did. 
     
    The way I see it, the bottom line is that we are all frustrated on some level regardless of what country we are from. We all want to get back to cruising. But no amount of criticism, or playing the would have, should have, could have game is going to change any of the decisions that our governments have already made, nor will it speed up the rollout of vaccines in different parts of the world. Nor will it get us back to cruising sooner so the discussion is quite pointless. 
     
    Stick to the thread topic, are you interested in sailing out of the Bahamas or not? All other discussions belong on some other forum. Not here.
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    Jax reacted to mjb1127 in Interview with Captain Kate McCue   
    Peter Greenberg has a wonderful interview with Kate McCue in this week's broadcast.  It is in the first 32 minutes.
    https://petergreenberg.com/2021/03/12/eye-on-travel-new-york-march-13-2021/
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    Jax reacted to twangster in Celebrity Announces Restart   
    Some details are emerging.
    PCR tests before the cruise is paid by the guest.  Antigen tests performed by Royal are included. The final antigen test near the end of the cruise is being scheduled on board so it can be used to satisfy airline requirements to fly home. Capacity will be limited to 40% to 60%.  Closer to 40% initially but expanding as time goes on. B2B are allowed i.e. 2 x 7 = 14 days, pending determination of PCR test requirements for 2nd sailing and how that would work. TBD Verandah and above initially.  No inside or oceanview.  This may change as things progress. Royal considers themselves multigenerational across the brands so they specifically created the PCR test requirement so that children can sail.  If you are eligible to get a vaccine, you must have a vaccine.  For those age groups that aren't eligible for a vaccine yet, a PCR test is required. These are "Always Included" cruises
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    Jax reacted to WAAAYTOOO in No cruising for Canadians this summer?   
    Isn't AZ the one that was halted ?
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    Jax got a reaction from Neesa in Opinion Is 13 nights on Mariner excessive?   
    I agree with what many have already said. My longest cruise has been 8 nights and I was definitely not ready to leave. I would have loved to stay on for longer. You will be able to space out activities, entertainment, relax and really enjoy yourself knowing you have more days.  
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    Jax reacted to WAAAYTOOO in Opinion Is 13 nights on Mariner excessive?   
    I think 13 nights sounds great !!  I would definitely do it
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