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    L454S reacted to bretts173 in Will You Still Cruise with Social Distancing?   
    Yes we can trust 1 social media comment. The 100's of medical experts and doctors I have heard from or spoke to say the opposite.

    It is not me that I worry about it is the exponential number of contacts I will come in contact with during or after that I could ruin their lives.
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    L454S reacted to Scrumps in Will You Still Cruise with Social Distancing?   
    It is..  but as we saw in NY and Italy and Spain, the numbers of deaths trail cases by a few weeks. It is why the number of deaths continued to increase in NY when new cases were going down.  Also, as hospitals become full, some will die due to a lack of beds/care.  Lets see were we are in 3-4 weeks with the number of dead.
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    L454S reacted to Yo2slick in Will You Still Cruise with Social Distancing?   
    I just dont see how social distancing would even be possible on a ship.  People are literally everywhere, touching everything and not to mention you are breathing recirculated air on the ship.  My wife and I have decided that we are going to wait until all of this blows over and things get back to a normal state.  After dealing with all of this on land I can't imagine paying to deal with it on vacation.  Just my opinion.  
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    L454S 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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    L454S reacted to whitsmom in Will You Still Cruise with Social Distancing?   
    We are taking our granddaughters to Great Wolf Lodge this weekend and when I talked to them the other day they told me that they have workers that their only job is policing the social distancing in the water park as well as the hotel and etc.  They also have an app now and we can use the app to order and pay for food there.  I did rent a indoor cabana for our 2 days there just to have our own space.  They did say that the Hot Tubs are CLOSED due to not being able to maintain the distancing.  I feel like RCI will have to close the Hot Tub also as they are so small in comparison of the pools. 
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    L454S got a reaction from YOLO in Will You Still Cruise with Social Distancing?   
    I don't think this is possible on a full cruise ship(think elevators). Not enough people climb stairs. You can't have performers do that many shows a night to accommodate all passengers in the theater.
    You have 2 dining times now, how many more can you make if you have half the tables?
    It starts to sound very unvacation like.
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    L454S got a reaction from Mrs. Thomas in MY VERY UNSCIENTIFIC RESULTS ON FACE MASKS   
    Only when they are worn properly. I can't tell you how many people I see walking around stores with a mask halfway down. Can't tell you how many people wear the same mask day after day, putting it on and off all day. Abject failure for mask usage.
    These breathable fabric gaiters people wear(depending on mfg) can pass half of your breath when you sneeze.
    Flattening the curve does not mean you won't get the virus. It just kicks the can down the road a bit. It's not a political opinion or judgement, I frankly don't give a hoot who's in the White House. To say that I have an opinion on this issue based on a politics, is to think if someone else were in charge, I would feel differently...nonsense.
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    L454S got a reaction from CruiseGus 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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    L454S got a reaction from jticarruthers 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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    L454S got a reaction from Neesa 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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    L454S got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO 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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    L454S got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Lessons Learned about Payments   
    Agree with PhillyLady, at first we tried booking out into the near future(July). That didn't go well, cancelled again.
    RCI, as well as the other lines, are selling ALL these future sailings as if they will all go off as planned a year or two ago. Even selling drink packages, wifi, etc. We are concentrating on just recovering our invested monies, and and will begin booking last minute when they begin sailing again.
    It does take away the fun of planning, BUT, that's a lot better than trying to get a refund 90 days later.
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    L454S got a reaction from kontraxed in Lessons Learned about Payments   
    Agree with PhillyLady, at first we tried booking out into the near future(July). That didn't go well, cancelled again.
    RCI, as well as the other lines, are selling ALL these future sailings as if they will all go off as planned a year or two ago. Even selling drink packages, wifi, etc. We are concentrating on just recovering our invested monies, and and will begin booking last minute when they begin sailing again.
    It does take away the fun of planning, BUT, that's a lot better than trying to get a refund 90 days later.
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    L454S got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Lessons Learned about Payments   
    Agree with PhillyLady, at first we tried booking out into the near future(July). That didn't go well, cancelled again.
    RCI, as well as the other lines, are selling ALL these future sailings as if they will all go off as planned a year or two ago. Even selling drink packages, wifi, etc. We are concentrating on just recovering our invested monies, and and will begin booking last minute when they begin sailing again.
    It does take away the fun of planning, BUT, that's a lot better than trying to get a refund 90 days later.
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    L454S reacted to PhillyLady in Lessons Learned about Payments   
    And so I have advised multiple people on multiple websites, that there is no need to rush to rebook ANY travel until we see exactly how the industry is recovering!
    It is always easier to get a last-minute bargain instead of waiting months and months for a refund...
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    L454S got a reaction from Dad2Cue in NEVER EVER NEVER AGAIN   
    Great reply as it represents my sentiments exactly. At first we took the FCC's because we thought they could be used much the same as cash for existing and future bookings. Much to our dismay, that IS NOT the case. It seems to be like the game of kick the can. Just keep kicking the can down the road.
    We end up with smaller FCC's that can't be combined/stacked and have no idea when you will get them. We tried to play the game for a couple months, but have grown weary as it becomes a job just keeping up with all the restrictions.....it ain't no fun anymore.
    3 cancelled so far.
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    L454S got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in NEVER EVER NEVER AGAIN   
    Great reply as it represents my sentiments exactly. At first we took the FCC's because we thought they could be used much the same as cash for existing and future bookings. Much to our dismay, that IS NOT the case. It seems to be like the game of kick the can. Just keep kicking the can down the road.
    We end up with smaller FCC's that can't be combined/stacked and have no idea when you will get them. We tried to play the game for a couple months, but have grown weary as it becomes a job just keeping up with all the restrictions.....it ain't no fun anymore.
    3 cancelled so far.
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    L454S reacted to WAAAYTOOO in NEVER EVER NEVER AGAIN   
    +1. No more FCCs for us.  Cash only from now on. Just too many restrictions and limitations on using FCCs.
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    L454S got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Galveston & New Orleans to Coco Cay   
    Not sure you will see the Majesty come through all of this and return to New Orleans as planned. Much better chance of reopening of Galveston in some form or another.
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    L454S got a reaction from Jill in Diamond Lounge   
    Actually, on the Rhapsody, the Diamond Club is a partitioned section of the Shall We Dance lounge aft on deck 6. When large numbers of Diamond and up are onboard, they will use a large section of the Shall We Dance lounge as an overflow area for the daily Diamond and up event. This was the set up the last time I was on the Rhapsody, hope it is still this way.
     

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    L454S reacted to WAAAYTOOO in What’s your deal breaker?   
    Another deal breaker for me will be if they only offer short (3-5 days) cruises.  It is not worth the time and expense for me to fly to Florida for a cruise less than 7 nights.
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    L454S got a reaction from Bgmichigan in What’s your deal breaker?   
    No Windjammer and having to wear a facemask AT ALL. Both deal breakers.
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    L454S got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in What’s your deal breaker?   
    I think the mask promoters fail to mention this, or could be choose to forget this small bit of information.
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    L454S got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in QUIZ ON FACE MASKS: WOULD YOU CRUISE AGAIN IF   
    That is how I would answer also. I don't think people are thinking this through when they mention the term "social distancing" in relation to a cruise ship, or a theater, or a lounge, etc, etc..........................even a restaurant that makes money.
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    L454S got a reaction from Joe01 in What’s your deal breaker?   
    No Windjammer and having to wear a facemask AT ALL. Both deal breakers.
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