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On 3/8/2020 at 4:20 PM, Lovetocruise2002 said:

Still on the fence but the packing has begun. You all know that on top of being a “suite snob” I am also a “tea snob” right? And it’s good to be prepared in case of quarantine. ?

 

I don't see any Gold Tips Imperial in there, so I guess you're not that much of a tea snob. ? 

Anyone who actually gets that reference gets one billion bonus geekery points.

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It has been a crazy few days. Lots of back and forth between go and don’t go. Ultimately, a few things sealed the deal for us.

Never were we worried about the virus on the ship. I am still of the mindset that the ship is likely one of the cleanest places at the moment. Quarantine on the ship was also an afterthought, because how bad could it be in the ATS?  

What really made us re-think over the last few days was the possibility of being further quarantined in Trenton (military base). That is where they are taking all the Canadians on the Princess ships. That does not sound like a great time.

Yesterday, Delta also waived change fees for all travel this month, and Royal revised their “Cruise with Confidence” policy in that we would get back our FCC that we redeemed for this sailing. So really, we would lose nothing by not going. It was beginning to get harder to justify going.

The ultimate deal breaker is that Plan B, was better than Plan A. This blog is officially, “To be continued...” in 166 days.  

We are sad, but at the same, for the hockey people out there, we feel like we just won the Stanley Cup of cruising!  

When one door closes, another one opens. ?

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7 hours ago, Rose City Cruiser said:

Glad you were able to take advantage of Royal and Delta's recent policies.   

Looking forward to your next blog. 

Tomorrow? ?

Next cruise is July, this blog will continue in August. It’s going to be an awesome summer!

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Sabrina, I saw your post and am really sorry for the end result. As you know, we went through the same dilemma...and came to the same conclusion.  Exact same reasons as you with the worry of being quarantined  back on a military base back here.

That's great that Delta waived the change fees (no luck for us with porter)...and good you have one coming up that is even more exciting for you.

My hope is that Royal keeps doing what they are doing, and then the longer things go smooth, the sooner things will get back to normal (or a new normal).

Hope you still have a wonderful March break with whatever you end up doing.

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23 minutes ago, ellcee said:

Will you and your family do anything fun to make up for this week (now, I mean)?

We plan to hit the local Mexican and BBQ restaurants and there is talk of finally building the LEGO Death Star.  I'll be watching videos of 1740. ?

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33 minutes ago, betatke1480 said:

Now I wonder what will happen to my hidden message... Maybe you can have your Genie sneak you into 9730 and see if it's still there in August.  ?

I just said to Hubby last night that we will not know about your message now.  Too funny!  Maybe whoever gets the Royal Up will find it.

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4 minutes ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

For both you and I....

We made our decision early but on Monday my husband's company stated that anyone who gets sick after a cruise ship vacation quarantined for a minimum of 30 days unpaid (or use your vacay time).  That made our decision much more tolerable plus we are still going somewhere.  Many companies in my area are having a mandatory 14 days self quarantine if you go on a cruise ship.  It is so crazy right now!

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20 hours ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

It has been a crazy few days. Lots of back and forth between go and don’t go. Ultimately, a few things sealed the deal for us.

Never were we worried about the virus on the ship. I am still of the mindset that the ship is likely one of the cleanest places at the moment. Quarantine on the ship was also an afterthought, because how bad could it be in the ATS?  

What really made us re-think over the last few days was the possibility of being further quarantined in Trenton (military base). That is where they are taking all the Canadians on the Princess ships. That does not sound like a great time.

Yesterday, Delta also waived change fees for all travel this month, and Royal revised their “Cruise with Confidence” policy in that we would get back our FCC that we redeemed for this sailing. So really, we would lose nothing by not going. It was beginning to get harder to justify going.

The ultimate deal breaker is that Plan B, was better than Plan A. This blog is officially, “To be continued...” in 166 days.  

We are sad, but at the same, for the hockey people out there, we feel like we just won the Stanley Cup of cruising!  

When one door closes, another one opens. ?

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Boooooooo. Unacceptable. Too many of us were looking forward to another AquaTheatre review. Now we’ll never get the completion of the story of where @betatke1480 hid the note and what it said. This is like a network sitcom that gets cancelled after a cliff hanger ?

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25 minutes ago, Andrew72681 said:

Now we’ll never get the completion of the story of where @betatke1480 hid the note and what it said. This is like a network sitcom that gets cancelled after a cliff hanger ?

Trust me, I factored that into consideration! ? In the end, the call of Deck 17 won out. 

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22 hours ago, Andrew72681 said:

Boooooooo. Unacceptable. Too many of us were looking forward to another AquaTheatre review. Now we’ll never get the completion of the story of where @betatke1480 hid the note and what it said. This is like a network sitcom that gets cancelled after a cliff hanger ?

I wish I would have taken a picture of it.  All I did was take a picture of where I hid it.  

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