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    Chadster reacted to GrandmaAirplane in No cruise ships in Canadian ports until 31 October   
    It’s now officially announced in this morning’s Press conference by Canada’s government:
    No cruise ships will be allowed into Canadian ports before October 31, 2020 - effectively cancelling the Summer and early Fall cruising season in Canada.
    This will mean more cancellations and itinerary changes for this year’s Alaska, Eastern seaboard, and Fall foliage cruises.
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    Chadster reacted to alamode123 in What’s your deal breaker?   
    Science changes based on the evidence provided. When new evidence appears, science is open enough to re-evaluate their current ideas.

    Not accepting science that doesn't fit into your agenda or macho freedom images goes against not only the safety of yourself but society as a whole.

    Listen to science. It's the only way we will get back to some version of the old normal.
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    Chadster reacted to Matt in MEI Travel Agency   
    Yes, they can absolutely handle other travel.
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    Chadster reacted to WackyCactus in QUIZ ON FACE MASKS: WOULD YOU CRUISE AGAIN IF   
    My take on this is as follows.  Being a frontline health care worker, I can definitely say I would have no problem wearing a mask, and would definitely welcome RCL enforcing people to wear masks while scientists try and figure out a vaccine.
    I'm sure this will get some people charged up, but if a person is not wearing a mask they are just being selfish and unnecessarily putting others at risk.  I'm saying this, because of what we know of how the virus easily spreads now, there is no reason for people not to be wearing a mask.  I mean, what's the worst that could happen?  You die prematurely, right.  The virus has been shown to cause other medical problems for people.  Amputating limbs, etc. etc. 
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    Chadster got a reaction from alamode123 in QUIZ ON FACE MASKS: WOULD YOU CRUISE AGAIN IF   
    Yes, yes, and yes.
    In most places where masks are required in restaurants for dining in, the rules state "except when eating or drinking." I would assume the same would go for bars. Social distancing would be tricky, but Royal's smart -- they can figure it out.
    I'm sorry, but if I'm walking to and from somewhere on the ship and I encounter a large group, I'd prefer to have a mask. Maybe it's because I'm just used to wearing one now without much of a second thought.
    No, this doesn't make me weak. No, this doesn't make me "not a real man" (whatever the frick a "real man" is... 🙄) and no, it doesn't mean I'm living in fear.
    What it does mean? I'm sailing and following any and all rules RCCL puts in place -- you know, like I always do when I'm sailing, or just generally being a member of society.
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    Chadster reacted to FionaMG in MEI Travel Agency   
    Haha, I bet all their ears are burning right now! 😂
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    Chadster reacted to sk8erguy1978 in Cruise with Confidence program   
    Let's hope that's it ... crazy times. Today the landscaper cut my front yard and not the back... I think everyone is a bit stressed and overworked. :) 
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    Chadster reacted to WAAAYTOOO in unlimited dinning package   
    I feel sure that there is a limit to how many UDP’s they sell, but I have never actually heard of it selling out.  Perhaps it has.  I just don’t know.
    I have a feeling that with reduced capacity, which is almost certainly going to be a “thing”, it may prove harder to get reservations than it used to be.  My guess is that eventually they will have to limit the UDPs to keep those numbers down.
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    Chadster got a reaction from lovetotravel in Name something GOOD that has come out of the CV isolation.   
    My friends and family now have more understanding about how I'm really working when I work/study from home and that it's not all about watching Netflix all day (I can do that WHILE working, thank you very much! 😝).
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    Chadster got a reaction from Beci in MEI Travel Agency   
    When I first went with MEI, I just filled out the form and was assigned Sharla; she's definitely been fantastic! I was trying to move my Thanksgiving cruise from Anthem to Harmony this year due to a change in my availability and location for that week, and she spent 80 minutes on hold just for me...and got it done without any fuss!
    I honestly don't think you can go wrong with any of MEI's folks, based on all the stories I've read. And as for them being full-service, I think they're a go-to for RCCL/Celebrity/Disney simply because of their extensive experience with those cruise lines, leading to a bit more specialization. While I haven't tried to book a cruise with one of the other "Big 3" cruise lines through MEI, I certainly see no reason why they wouldn't be able to help you!
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    Chadster reacted to ellcee in QUIZ ON FACE MASKS: WOULD YOU CRUISE AGAIN IF   
    Yes. Yes. Yes. Not saying I'd be thrilled but GET ME ON A SHIP.
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    Chadster got a reaction from AnnetteJackson in MEI Travel Agency   
    When I first went with MEI, I just filled out the form and was assigned Sharla; she's definitely been fantastic! I was trying to move my Thanksgiving cruise from Anthem to Harmony this year due to a change in my availability and location for that week, and she spent 80 minutes on hold just for me...and got it done without any fuss!
    I honestly don't think you can go wrong with any of MEI's folks, based on all the stories I've read. And as for them being full-service, I think they're a go-to for RCCL/Celebrity/Disney simply because of their extensive experience with those cruise lines, leading to a bit more specialization. While I haven't tried to book a cruise with one of the other "Big 3" cruise lines through MEI, I certainly see no reason why they wouldn't be able to help you!
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    Chadster got a reaction from coneyraven in Lift & Shift Tagline   
    "Lift and Shift?" I thought we men weren't supposed to do that in public. 😳
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    Chadster reacted to Okgladgal in Future Cruise Credit   
    FCC and Cruise Planner refunds at 125% have truly been a trying experience. I'm happy to say my FCC came back to me correct (after the first wrong one) to within a dollar. My 125% cruise planner refund came back on the nose. I realize I didn't have anything complicated like others but just wanted to bring some good news to this thread.
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    Chadster got a reaction from Neesa in MEI Travel Agency   
    When I first went with MEI, I just filled out the form and was assigned Sharla; she's definitely been fantastic! I was trying to move my Thanksgiving cruise from Anthem to Harmony this year due to a change in my availability and location for that week, and she spent 80 minutes on hold just for me...and got it done without any fuss!
    I honestly don't think you can go wrong with any of MEI's folks, based on all the stories I've read. And as for them being full-service, I think they're a go-to for RCCL/Celebrity/Disney simply because of their extensive experience with those cruise lines, leading to a bit more specialization. While I haven't tried to book a cruise with one of the other "Big 3" cruise lines through MEI, I certainly see no reason why they wouldn't be able to help you!
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    Chadster got a reaction from JLMoran in Corny Jokes   
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    Chadster got a reaction from roundabout in QUIZ ON FACE MASKS: WOULD YOU CRUISE AGAIN IF   
    Yes, yes, and yes.
    In most places where masks are required in restaurants for dining in, the rules state "except when eating or drinking." I would assume the same would go for bars. Social distancing would be tricky, but Royal's smart -- they can figure it out.
    I'm sorry, but if I'm walking to and from somewhere on the ship and I encounter a large group, I'd prefer to have a mask. Maybe it's because I'm just used to wearing one now without much of a second thought.
    No, this doesn't make me weak. No, this doesn't make me "not a real man" (whatever the frick a "real man" is... 🙄) and no, it doesn't mean I'm living in fear.
    What it does mean? I'm sailing and following any and all rules RCCL puts in place -- you know, like I always do when I'm sailing, or just generally being a member of society.
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    Chadster got a reaction from rjac in Corny Jokes   
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    Chadster reacted to ehw51 in QUIZ ON FACE MASKS: WOULD YOU CRUISE AGAIN IF   
    Real men do not wear masks, it is a sign of weakness. Some wear masks in public just for show(or if they know the camera is on them) but they do not wear them at home in their basement with their wives. I find that odd, very odd. 
     
    Real men do wear masks, it is NOT a sign of weakness. I spent 15 yrs in the Navy, 2 tours in Viet Nam, I wear a mask! I don´t think anyone who knows me thinks I am weak, because I wear a mask. We know 6 people who have perished from this. W wear it not for me, but to protect others.
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    Chadster reacted to deep1 in Finally A Happy Camper   
    Some have followed as I have chronicled my refund and FCC ordeals... It was not my intention to sound like a whiner but I'm sure it sounded that way... It was an unbelievable ordeal that has finally come to a grinding halt. Friday was a turning point after a 2 hour hold then that long  trying to clear things. Promises made did not come through and last night was a marathon 6 hour scorched earth session...  I never saw such an insult to intelligence as I witnessed from them last night. Its a shame that it had to go there... I went into that one with all my notes and homework done. They had nowhere to hide eventually and expedited my refunds and FCC's. Tonight, docs came through finalizing everything. I kept my end of the bargain by making the new bookings I had promised to make. I will sleep soundly and dream of Harmony for November and Indy for April... Its a crying shame it had to be the way it was... I know full well the ordeal they are going through...  I sympathize. ..  Still no excuse to deliberately mis lead as they did... Thats astern of us now... Let get back to cruisin!
     
     
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    Chadster got a reaction from coneyraven in Covid 19 Memes   
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    Chadster got a reaction from ellcee in Name something GOOD that has come out of the CV isolation.   
    My friends and family now have more understanding about how I'm really working when I work/study from home and that it's not all about watching Netflix all day (I can do that WHILE working, thank you very much! 😝).
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