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jticarruthers

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    jticarruthers reacted to DunkelBierJay in Will You Still Cruise with Social Distancing?   
    The public is so bad at looking at the media's reporting critically...that is as damaging as the response and the virus itself. Why isn't mortality being reported with the spiking cases. I saw one social media comment from someone who says they are a doctor that the with the current numbers right now (I haven't seen it elsewhere yet for more credibility), this wouldn't even be listed as an epidemic in a normal situation much less a pandemic. This whole thing has just eroded more of my personal trust in media and government bureaucracies which were low to begin with. No, not low....I will say non-existent.
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    jticarruthers reacted to Scrumps in RCL to Resume Cruising 9/16   
    03:11 PM EDT, 07/06/2020 (MT Newswires) -- Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) said Monday it plans to resume sailing operations on Sept. 16.
    However, some of its ships and sailings will have an extended suspension. Canada and Bermuda sailings will be suspended through Oct. 31, and Voyager of the Seas sailings through Sept. 30. Odyssey of the Seas sailings from Nov. 5 through April 17, 2021, will also be canceled.
    Separately, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) collaborated in developing improved cruise health and safety standards by creating a group of experts called the Healthy Sail Panel in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    The panel will release its initial recommendations by August-end after starting work almost a month ago.
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    jticarruthers reacted to Scrumps in RCL to Resume Cruising 9/16   
    CDC - Hold my beer..
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    jticarruthers got a reaction from Mikeb1892 in Tell me everything I need to know about Mariner.   
    Loved it, did it 4 times last year and planned to do it a couple this year.
    Great size, good itinerary, easy on/easy off in Canaveral. Plenty of onboard options. Perfect day at Cococay.
    Let us know what you like/dont like, are interested in and i could comment further but this is definitely one of my favorite options for a great weekend.
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    jticarruthers got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in What's your dream itenerary for 2022-2023 sailings   
    Had a panama canal booked for October (Dad's bucket list) ... cancelled.
    Rebooked for March ... cancelled.
    Really want to rebook another one but cant quite convince myself (although all the refunds finally came through this month ... so maybe)
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    jticarruthers got a reaction from RBRSKI in Cruise that doesn’t cruise   
    Independence of the Seas. 
    It is available for a couple of times in October when the weather is still good and then a couple of times in Jan/Feb on other ships when the weather is less good.
    I really like the itinerary, if it was offered more often i would have moved to next year instead of sliding back to Octboer.
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    jticarruthers got a reaction from RBRSKI in Cruise that doesn’t cruise   
    I was booked on Lauderdale-CocoCay-Sea Day-Labadee-Seaday-Lauderdale .... for Sept 14th 😞
    Figured that itinerary has to be one of the most likely to sail with no true "outside" influences .... reluctantly rebooking it for end of October ... no longer feeling optimistic but at this point its just bouncing forward my weekend getaway money from March ... to May ... to Sept ... to Oct ... 
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    jticarruthers got a reaction from USCG Teacher in Cruise that doesn’t cruise   
    Independence of the Seas. 
    It is available for a couple of times in October when the weather is still good and then a couple of times in Jan/Feb on other ships when the weather is less good.
    I really like the itinerary, if it was offered more often i would have moved to next year instead of sliding back to Octboer.
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    jticarruthers got a reaction from whitsmom in What's your dream itenerary for 2022-2023 sailings   
    As long as it leaves port with me on it ... all my goals have been achieved in the itinerary.
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    jticarruthers got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Cruise that doesn’t cruise   
    I was booked on Lauderdale-CocoCay-Sea Day-Labadee-Seaday-Lauderdale .... for Sept 14th 😞
    Figured that itinerary has to be one of the most likely to sail with no true "outside" influences .... reluctantly rebooking it for end of October ... no longer feeling optimistic but at this point its just bouncing forward my weekend getaway money from March ... to May ... to Sept ... to Oct ... 
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    jticarruthers got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in What's your dream itenerary for 2022-2023 sailings   
    As long as it leaves port with me on it ... all my goals have been achieved in the itinerary.
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    jticarruthers reacted to jaredhamburg in The NEW swimsuit fashion when cruising returns??   
    I would gladly wear a trikini if it got me on a cruise right now.  My wife may act like she has no idea who I am, but that's life.
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    jticarruthers reacted to L454S in FCC should be returned to who paid the bill, not named cruisers   
    This is the reason we quit taking any FCC. If I could use them more like the cash I gave them initially, we would still have a bunch of them. I would have to start a spreadsheet and make a job out of following all these things for years because every time I used a couple, they were naturally over by some margin, and guess what.....they will then issue you more FCC's for the difference. NO Thanks!
    Let's see....no combining, no stacking, no transferring, etc.
    Make it more like spending cash, you know, like when I gave it to you.............
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    jticarruthers got a reaction from Tanner in CDC guidance   
    Problem is there may very well never be a vaccine and even if there is it may not "eliminate the problem" ... common cold has been around a while - no vaccine ... flu has been around a while, there is a vaccine but we still get flu outbreaks and even people who get the vaccine can get the flue if they get the wrong strain ... so saying its fair to wait on a vaccine is just a way of kicking the can down the road indefinitely.
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    jticarruthers reacted to Pooch in CDC guidance   
    And if I get quaratined on the ship, we're in an Owners Suite!!
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    jticarruthers got a reaction from SteveinSC in CDC guidance   
    Problem is there may very well never be a vaccine and even if there is it may not "eliminate the problem" ... common cold has been around a while - no vaccine ... flu has been around a while, there is a vaccine but we still get flu outbreaks and even people who get the vaccine can get the flue if they get the wrong strain ... so saying its fair to wait on a vaccine is just a way of kicking the can down the road indefinitely.
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    jticarruthers got a reaction from Loops in CDC guidance   
    Problem is there may very well never be a vaccine and even if there is it may not "eliminate the problem" ... common cold has been around a while - no vaccine ... flu has been around a while, there is a vaccine but we still get flu outbreaks and even people who get the vaccine can get the flue if they get the wrong strain ... so saying its fair to wait on a vaccine is just a way of kicking the can down the road indefinitely.
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    jticarruthers got a reaction from Okgladgal in CDC guidance   
    Problem is there may very well never be a vaccine and even if there is it may not "eliminate the problem" ... common cold has been around a while - no vaccine ... flu has been around a while, there is a vaccine but we still get flu outbreaks and even people who get the vaccine can get the flue if they get the wrong strain ... so saying its fair to wait on a vaccine is just a way of kicking the can down the road indefinitely.
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    jticarruthers reacted to SpeedNoodles in Carnival cancels sailings until September 30 :(   
    "While this news has upset many cruisers, Carnival Corporation’s CEO, Arnold Donald, seemed almost to be bracing people for the development during a recent webinar. “I wish I could give you a date,” he said, “but we can’t.”
    Instead, he said that he could give the conditions under which they would return. “Cruise at its essence is a social gathering,” he explained. “So when society is starting to social gather again, then we can begin to talk about cruise.”"
    https://cruiseradio.net/carnival-cruise-line-cancels-sailings-until-september-30/
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    jticarruthers got a reaction from jaredhamburg in CDC guidance   
    Problem is there may very well never be a vaccine and even if there is it may not "eliminate the problem" ... common cold has been around a while - no vaccine ... flu has been around a while, there is a vaccine but we still get flu outbreaks and even people who get the vaccine can get the flue if they get the wrong strain ... so saying its fair to wait on a vaccine is just a way of kicking the can down the road indefinitely.
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    jticarruthers got a reaction from Mrs. Thomas in CDC guidance   
    Problem is there may very well never be a vaccine and even if there is it may not "eliminate the problem" ... common cold has been around a while - no vaccine ... flu has been around a while, there is a vaccine but we still get flu outbreaks and even people who get the vaccine can get the flue if they get the wrong strain ... so saying its fair to wait on a vaccine is just a way of kicking the can down the road indefinitely.
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    jticarruthers reacted to Ogilthorpe in CLIA Agrees to Cancel Sailings through 9/15 for all partners?   
    And I am beginning to wonder when, under the unwritten rules of modern doublespeak, that "Voluntary" became a euphemism for "Forced by some irrelevant bureaucrats" 🤔🤣
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    jticarruthers reacted to monctonguy in Cruise industry announces US sailing suspension extended until Sept. 15   
    Just keeps going....I fully expect/wont be surprised it will be extended to the end of the year......especially  seeing as some  experts are saying a 2nd wave will prob come this fall and it could be worse.
    I dont buy into it or care to be honest about covid…..but I feel like there will be a lot more delays and cancellations to come which could bankrupt the cruise industry......among others of course
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    jticarruthers got a reaction from Jill in Virgin releases their protocols   
    But carefully sidestepped with "we will do whatever you do on land" ...
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