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  1. 10 hours ago, codyh21 said:

    Pretty sure there hasn't been a definitive plan announced yet.  However, if I were a betting man, I don't believe we'll be serving ourselves anytime soon.  What that will look like or form the WJ will take is anyone's guess.  I've heard suggestions of a modified food court style eatery which I'd be interested in.  

    You mean we finally get to eat food that hasn't been touched and put back by kids and some disgusting adults?  The amount of things you can observe in just a minute or two in the buffet line (anywhere not just a cruise) is absolutely disgusting.

  2. 24 minutes ago, Andrew72681 said:

    For a July Alaska cruise the pricing on that week seemed great as well. We were able to get a better than expected rate on a grand suite. 

    I'm definitely on it, booked yesterday.  I look forward to meeting you.  Yea I found the prices to be very reasonable.  Yes taxes are about 2.5x a Caribbean cruise but I found the actual cabin rates quite attractive.  I am curious to see what they do with the menus for the specialty restaurants that were aligned to the Asian market.

  3. So it looks like they are bringing Quantum to Alaska next summer to tagteam with Ovation and Serenade.  I found an interesting 7 night that i wanted some feedback from folks who have done Alaska.  My question is really about the port days that look like they are over dinner hours.  Do they extend dinner hours on these type dates?  This itinerary looks interesting and as Twangster noted in previous posts not many from Seattle make it to ISP.

    Cruise Segment of Itinerary

    Monday - Jul 12, 2021
    Seattle, United States
    • Seattle, United States
    • Depart: 4:00 pm
    Tuesday - Jul 13, 2021
    At Sea
    • At Sea
    Wednesday - Jul 14, 2021
    Ketchikan, United States
    • Ketchikan, United States
    • Arrive: 7:00 am
    • Depart: 5:00 pm
    Thursday - Jul 15, 2021
    Icy Strait Point, United States
    • Icy Strait Point, United States
    • Arrive: 10:00 am
    • Depart: 7:00 pm
    Friday - Jul 16, 2021
    • Cruising Dawes Glacier, United States
    • Arrive: 5:30 am
    • Depart: 10:00 am
    • Juneau, United States
    • Arrive: 1:30 pm
    • Depart: 10:00 pm
    Saturday - Jul 17, 2021
    At Sea
    • At Sea
    Sunday - Jul 18, 2021
    Victoria, Canada
    • Victoria, Canada
    • Arrive: 5:30 pm
    • Depart: 11:00 pm
    Monday - Jul 19, 2021
    Seattle, United States
    • Seattle, United States
    • Arrive: 7:00 am
  4. This happens a LOT with airlines.  They will cancel a route completely.  Put you on different Aircraft, different connections,  move your seats  but the BIG difference is any time this happens with an airline you have the option for full cancel and full refund due to the changes which are NOT what you agreed to in your contract with them.  

    RCL is digging itself a bigger hole than this pandemic has already handed out.

  5. On 6/7/2020 at 8:32 AM, Matt said:

    This is how casinos looked on day one, but cruise ships are under the kind of government scrutiny that made the McCarthy hearings seem trivial.

    It appears that ALL of the guidelines the big names in Vegas published are just words.  Ive seen many videos including this one and have had friends visit vegas already and there is little to no policing of the policies.  Let us sail again!

  6. 48 minutes ago, Mrs. Thomas said:

    I agree. They are the nerd in class that just got more power and they are now going to flex their muscles awhile. I wonder if the cruise lines could sail out of other places not controlled by the CDC and just never touch US soil that is regulated by the CDC. All of the ships are based in places like the Bahamas. Could it be a loophole? I would gladly take a flight in order to cruise.

    We know Nassau can handle 6  or more ships a day but their airport could never handle 24000+ people per day.  Same with somewhere like Cozumel, they have been known to have 8 ships in port in Cozumel which could equate to 30,000 people coming in to board ships.  Cozumel in 2019 handled 546,423 passengers at its airport.  I couldnt see them doing that many people every 20 days.  

    I love how you can go stand in line at TSA (no sanitation requirements no checks) wait for your plane, board a plane that could have close to 2000 people a day fly on it and no CDC guidelines need to be in place for this.  

  7. Isnt it funny how the Cruise planner cancellations or previously cancelled cruises were all instantly refunded credit yet now it takes months to refund or multiply a number x 1.25....  As far as they are concerned its an interest free loan they are sitting on.

    I cant imagine they have some group physically applying refunds.  This math isnt hard and the data is all in a database.

  8. Yes if you have the drink package you can use it at any of the bars on CocoCay.  I believe the beach club has a bar but you must have purchased the beach club day pass to use that bar.  Beach chairs are provided free and not reservable (except day beds and cabanas which cost extra and are reservable) 

  9. 2 hours ago, PRC said:

    Not concerned about a vaccine, my deciding factor will be what the "new" onboard experience is.


    Based on the atmosphere at the opened restaurants here in Texas, i cant imagine the policing of very public place on a cruise ship.  

    The line for a drink would be from pool bar back to windjammer with appropriate distancing.

  10. If you purchase a bottle of wine you can of course ask if they can deliver it to your room.  You can obviously grab the bottle and bring it to wherever you want to or more commonly you can have it delivered to the dining room where it will be ready for you during your dinner.  

    There are many places to buy wine on the ships, dining room has the smallest selection typically.  If your ship has Vintages or specialty restaurants such as Chops/Giovannis you will find their wine selection much more robust and you are welcome to order from these places and enjoy your wine anywhere.

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