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    DDemuth got a reaction from FionaMG in Would you volunteer for a test cruise? (Survey only - Not a place to apply)   
    The information  that I have received from an unreliable source is that volunteers will have to complete a 15 page application form and submit that, along with their Social Security number, credit card information, and a copy of their current resume by email to [email protected] by midnight, November 30 (or the date that the presidential election is resolved, whichever is sooner).  The selection committee will consist of RCCL employees from all walks of the company including sales/marketing, customer service and upper level administration,... and maybe Matt. 
     
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    DDemuth got a reaction from deep1 in Harmony Nov1 ???   
    Yes, the new policy is to change the daily plates in the elevators every 3 hrs.  An innovative approach to cram 7 days of fun into 24 hrs.  Ingenious, though good luck trying to break even on the drink package...  😉
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    DDemuth got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in Harmony Nov1 ???   
    Yes, the new policy is to change the daily plates in the elevators every 3 hrs.  An innovative approach to cram 7 days of fun into 24 hrs.  Ingenious, though good luck trying to break even on the drink package...  😉
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    DDemuth got a reaction from ehw51 in The NEW swimsuit fashion when cruising returns??   
    This is the place to buy twangster's one piece suits.  Lots of selection, decent pricing, shows no leg, plenty of room to expand as your cruise progresses.
    https://www.amazon.com/hazmat-suit/s?k=hazmat+suit
     
     
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    DDemuth got a reaction from Chadster in Swinging on cruise ships in a post covid world   
    This just in!!   RCI will limit swingers to 2 persons per hammock and/or 2 persons per room until further notice...
     
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    DDemuth reacted to twangster in The NEW swimsuit fashion when cruising returns??   
    Yes.   Lived there for a spell and have done the Shag myself.  Both.
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    DDemuth got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in The NEW swimsuit fashion when cruising returns??   
    This is the place to buy twangster's one piece suits.  Lots of selection, decent pricing, shows no leg, plenty of room to expand as your cruise progresses.
    https://www.amazon.com/hazmat-suit/s?k=hazmat+suit
     
     
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    DDemuth got a reaction from JLMoran in The NEW swimsuit fashion when cruising returns??   
    This is the place to buy twangster's one piece suits.  Lots of selection, decent pricing, shows no leg, plenty of room to expand as your cruise progresses.
    https://www.amazon.com/hazmat-suit/s?k=hazmat+suit
     
     
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    DDemuth got a reaction from Mrs. Thomas in Vaccine optimism....maybe.....if youre into that kind of thing   
    RCIfan,
    Always good to hear of promising outcomes from potential SARS-CoV2 vaccines.  But realize that the link above reports results from a study done in mice.  So this is still in pre-clinical stage and must be approved for human subject studies.  Even with approval, the first human studies will primarily evaluate safety/side effects rather than efficacy.  The Pfizer study linked on your previous post looks to be a Phase 1 human study.  The promising news is that vaccination induced antibody levels higher than that seen is a typical infected individual.  The potential bad news is that at the higher doses, the vaccine exhibited some side effects and in one case (in my quick read), serious enough to cause cessation of that arm of the study.  Any positive outcomes in the early stage studies is reason to be optimistic, but there is a long way to go for testing the various vaccine candidates.  It is said that later this summer we will see results of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine results which from what I understand is currently being evaluated to determine if if can actually reduce SARS-CoV2 infection.  A positive result there would be very good.
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    DDemuth got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in Vaccine optimism....maybe.....if youre into that kind of thing   
    RCIfan,
    Always good to hear of promising outcomes from potential SARS-CoV2 vaccines.  But realize that the link above reports results from a study done in mice.  So this is still in pre-clinical stage and must be approved for human subject studies.  Even with approval, the first human studies will primarily evaluate safety/side effects rather than efficacy.  The Pfizer study linked on your previous post looks to be a Phase 1 human study.  The promising news is that vaccination induced antibody levels higher than that seen is a typical infected individual.  The potential bad news is that at the higher doses, the vaccine exhibited some side effects and in one case (in my quick read), serious enough to cause cessation of that arm of the study.  Any positive outcomes in the early stage studies is reason to be optimistic, but there is a long way to go for testing the various vaccine candidates.  It is said that later this summer we will see results of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine results which from what I understand is currently being evaluated to determine if if can actually reduce SARS-CoV2 infection.  A positive result there would be very good.
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    DDemuth reacted to RCIfan1912 in Vaccine optimism....maybe.....if youre into that kind of thing   
    Then there is this company I have been following closely. Sounds very interesting to me but I am not a doc. Maybe it make more sense to some of you.
     
    https://investors.sorrentotherapeutics.com/news-releases/news-release-details/sorrento-announces-selection-t-viva-19tm-targeted-protein
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    DDemuth reacted to RCIfan1912 in Vaccine optimism....maybe.....if youre into that kind of thing   
    Just saw this on the optimistic front. Please Lord make this or one of these be the answer. I know its a financial outlet this story is from but still interesting. 
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/01/pfizer-stock-jumps-after-it-reports-positive-data-in-early-stage-coronavirus-vaccine-trial.html
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    DDemuth got a reaction from PRebecca in Swinging on cruise ships in a post covid world   
    This just in!!   RCI will limit swingers to 2 persons per hammock and/or 2 persons per room until further notice...
     
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    DDemuth got a reaction from RWDW1204 in Swinging on cruise ships in a post covid world   
    This just in!!   RCI will limit swingers to 2 persons per hammock and/or 2 persons per room until further notice...
     
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    DDemuth got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in Swinging on cruise ships in a post covid world   
    This just in!!   RCI will limit swingers to 2 persons per hammock and/or 2 persons per room until further notice...
     
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    DDemuth got a reaction from Neesa in Swinging on cruise ships in a post covid world   
    This just in!!   RCI will limit swingers to 2 persons per hammock and/or 2 persons per room until further notice...
     
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    DDemuth got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Swinging on cruise ships in a post covid world   
    This just in!!   RCI will limit swingers to 2 persons per hammock and/or 2 persons per room until further notice...
     
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    DDemuth got a reaction from teddy in Swinging on cruise ships in a post covid world   
    This just in!!   RCI will limit swingers to 2 persons per hammock and/or 2 persons per room until further notice...
     
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    DDemuth got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Swinging on cruise ships in a post covid world   
    This just in!!   RCI will limit swingers to 2 persons per hammock and/or 2 persons per room until further notice...
     
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    DDemuth got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Swinging on cruise ships in a post covid world   
    This just in!!   RCI will limit swingers to 2 persons per hammock and/or 2 persons per room until further notice...
     
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    DDemuth got a reaction from JeffB in CDC guidance   
    Given the infectivity of this virus, Mayo Clinic estimates that 70% of the US population would have to be infected and recover to reach herd immunity.  That is about 230 million infections.  We are currently at 1% of that in 4 months.  So are we to wait 400 more months for natural infection to reach herd immunity?  Given the ~5% fatality rate, the would mean over 12 million deaths.  Better hope that a vaccine is developed.  That said, this is worst case scenario and many things could alter those predictions, which I think that you realize and that don't warrant discussion at this time on this board.
     
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    DDemuth got a reaction from Baked Alaska in I don't have a good feeling about this. . . .   
    That message dates back to mid-March....
     
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    DDemuth got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in I don't have a good feeling about this. . . .   
    That message dates back to mid-March....
     
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    DDemuth got a reaction from Chadster in Refunds   
    We cancelled a July Mediterranean cruise on April 3.  Refund posted on our credit card on 4/24, but dated as issued on 4/19.  Ten business days.  We were told 7 - 10 business days; I guess we were fortunate given the experience of others here.
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    DDemuth got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in Airfare   
    When we booked transatlantic flights, there were options for refundable and non-refundable fares.  My understanding is that RCI will refund a refundable fare upon cancellation but will send you to the appropriate airline for non-refundable fares.  In the latter case, it is the airline policy prevails.  That is how it was explained to us; don't know how widely applicable that will be to A2S fares in general.
    When we recently cancelled our summer Mediterranean cruise, the RCI agent looked up our A2S fares and included them in the refunded amount (cancellation occurred before final payment date).
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