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  1. This Han Solo quote might be more on point right now................"I've got a bad feeling about this."
  2. Timely topic.....we are ready to pull the trigger on a 7 night January Navigator sailing from L.A. which happens to be the same exact week as our 11 night Anthem cruise from Bayonne. The Anthem cruise might happen but probably not for 11 nights or the original destinations we booked. BUT...I am also considering booking a 2nd Navigator L.A. cruise in March just in case..............how far would that move me up the "crazy" rankings? Would anyone else consider this?
  3. The lack of a real-time usable app that you can use pre-cruise and during cruise for reservations, id/room key, map, drink package, menus, wifi etc. Being able to track my account balance on the app would be better than the in room tv.
  4. Wow, definitely jealous of those of you with double digit bookings! We have four booked right now: Sept 26th- Symphony Oct 24th- Oasis Jan '22- Anthem (11 nights) Feb '22- Oasis Hoping to book the L.A./Navigator, Greek Islands, and Alaska cruises in 2022 and 2023.
  5. I agree with the math used by @Lovetocruise2002...... 7 point for the sailing 7 points for solo equals 14 points DOUBLE the points and you are at 28 points. Think about what would happen if you did a JS Solo 7 night cruise right now......I think all the double points would make you Infinity Pinnacle!!
  6. We may not be on the first West Coast cruise on Navigator, but we are definitely going to book this trip! It will be "Love Boat" Royal Caribbean style.
  7. We are on a similar booking January 2022 on Anthem as our 11 nighter (and Diamond status) was pushed back from this year. I am seriously considering booking a 7 nighter out of Florida for the same week just to cover my bases. But those prices..........oh no !!!
  8. Thanks Matt, that's what I assumed was my best option. Even with the higher cruise fares, it would be nice to get back out there.
  9. What are the latest options for rescheduling cruises that are already booked? We have 4 cruises booked and already moved 3 of them via L & S last year. The remaining cruise was moved to a different month because the L & S would have been the same day. The cruises are 7 nights, 7 nights, 11 nights, and 7 nights on either Oasis class or Quantum class ships. The new cruise dates are Sept '21, Oct '21, Jan '22, and Feb '22. What happens if these get cancelled? The rates for new bookings in JS cabins is significantly higher than our current rates and our 11 day cruise in January most likely won't sail. Can we L & S again, do we take FCC and have to pony up the extra fare for a future cruise, or should we just cancel the bookings? What do you think is going to happen with shore excursions? We haven't done a lot of ship sponsored excursions and are more comfortable with our own exploring or relaxing at Mr. Sanchos's, sightseeing in town, or similar. Will these just be a casualty of the current restrictions or do you think exploring will be a possibility, if not now......soon?
  10. I'm cautiously optimistic that I will make my end of Sept and Oct. cruises this year, not so much for my 11 day cruise in January. Gotta get this show on the road before this drags on much longer.
  11. No. From Empress to Anthem, we've liked each ship so far. They all offer something different and unique. Since I am sitting home instead of sailing on our 11 night cruise that was originally scheduled for RIGHT NOW, I will double down on my first statement.
  12. We did the Western Med cruise in 2017 on Freedom. We did nearly the identical port-heavy itinerary that you are looking at. Some of the days it was a "race" to get to the port and see everything we wanted to, but we did it. Florence and Pisa in one day, Vatican and Rome one day, Pompeii and Naples one day, plus stops in Marseille and Nice. We did private tours for all of the Italy ports and our guides and drivers were very cognizant of getting us back to the ship on time. We decided we may never get back to the Western Med and tried to see everything we could. It was fun but understand the pace may not be for everyone.
  13. Do you remember when you had to take a tender to Coco Cay? Or that you could get to the terminal early (probably not anymore!)
  14. I agree with @WAAAYTOOOabout trying Odyssey or even Anthem of the Seas. The Quantum class ships are quite different than the rest of the fleet. The shows (including the 270 experience) are unique.
  15. Count me in as a fan of Sorrento's for a good late night snack. Anthem seemed to have the best that we've tried so far. I'm not a pizza snob and enjoy the chains and the local mom and pop places too. Even found a good pizza place in Philly!
  16. thanks @Lovetocruise2002, I edited my question to specify this is not a solo cruise. If it was, my wife would not be happy. Sounds like 28 points is the winner. We have a JS booked in September and another in October= hello Diamond status!
  17. Just playing along at home......does a non solo 7 night JS count for 21 or 28 points?
  18. Did the Double C & A points promotion expire last night or is it good through the end of the year?
  19. Last night we moved our Empress sailing in February to 2022. We are now on Oasis but lost a night of the itinerary. Just don't see things returning to normal for a long time.
  20. Just wondering out loud.......if we are boarding later in the day, how long will it take our bags to make it to our cabins?
  21. I'm not sure......I think the evites have already been sent. ?
  22. Not empty nesters but we are close. Both kids would be in college this Fall but now with COVID19, they might still be home. We had an 11 night Anthem cruise planned for January and our oldest would be home to house/pet sit. That would be nice but the cruise has been lifted to 2022. We've gone on several cruises the exact same time that our youngest seems to have a party at our house.....what a coincidence!
  23. We sailed Navigator "pre-amp" back in 2018 and I think she was still doing 5 and 9 day itineraries so it's not out of the question she will get rotated out of the 3 and 4 day trips in the future. Understand with COVID19 it might be a while before that happens.
  24. We went to Wonderland on Anthem. The experience is out of this world, very creative and festive. The food was definitely different than what we would typically eat but we tried everything they put in front of us. Go for the experience if nothing else. You can always go to Sorrento's later.
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