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For those whose cruise is still on - Anyone else stuck at home thinking about when we can move past this all and pondering big cruise planner purchases??? You know, stuff you wouldn't normally purchase? A drink package, a cabana, the dining package? Basically, what you're gonna splurge on when this is all over?

 

 

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I'm still hoping our July 29 Adventure cruise is still on, so that we get to make full use of the $18 drink 🍹 package we snagged 😄.  Really, my ideal is just sitting by the pool with a book and a drink, so I doubt I'll even leave the ship (mobility issues also make that harder, so it's a win/win for me).  We get a couple of free meals from our TA, and DD and I signed up for the sushi class, so I'm good in that department.  

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9 minutes ago, ellcee said:

For those whose cruise is still on - Anyone else stuck at home thinking about when we can move past this all and pondering big cruise planner purchases??? You know, stuff you wouldn't normally purchase? A drink package, a cabana, the dining package? Basically, what you're gonna splurge on when this is all over?

I would be thinking about those splurge purchases IF the prices were budging at ALL...but they’re not. It will be interesting to see prices (fares and CP purchases) come down to entice existing and loyal customers or if they go the route of maximizing prices.  I would think that #2 would be a mistake but I’m often wrong about such things !

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3 minutes ago, Matt said:

Will anyone use their stimulus check to book a cruise? Or maybe splurge for something like a cabana?

I'm definitely thinking about it. If not book a new one, move/pay off one I already have booked. Between the stimulus check and an FCC, that would put me well on my way!

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3 minutes ago, Matt said:

Will anyone use their stimulus check to book a cruise? Or maybe splurge for something like a cabana?

My 19 year old should be getting one, and knowing her she might use some of it to book dinner at Sushi on 5 one night, along with a spa treatment.

I won’t be able to do the same, have a recent kitchen remodel loan to pay off, so any stimulus check I get will be going toward that.

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1 hour ago, ellcee said:

For those whose cruise is still on - Anyone else stuck at home thinking about when we can move past this all and pondering big cruise planner purchases??? You know, stuff you wouldn't normally purchase? A drink package, a cabana, the dining package? Basically, what you're gonna splurge on when this is all over?

 

 

I am definitely thinking on a dining package - skipping the MDR except for lobster night....For me, this is pushing the envelope!

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3 hours ago, Vancity Cruiser said:

I'm not American but isn't this the whole idea for the stimulus checks?

Yes and no.  For people that need it to pay bills they will.  For those who find the money disposable they will buy whatever to temporarily prop the economy up until business gets moving again. 

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This situation has actually had me to rethink my cruises and I ended up having to cancelling a few. I cancelled my October 16th EOTS and November 2nd NOTS that were going to prop up my LOTS Oct 25th sailing. I am thankful to be working from home but it has affected vacation time at my company. I am literally just at the threshold for the stimulus check and I am being pragmatic and putting it into my retirement account. I am thinking about upgrading to a grand suite and doing the Mystery Dinner since I can no longer do the three cruises.

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8 hours ago, Rene Desmarais said:

Damn Americans get a stimulus check.  Wow

To be fair, our social "safety net" is ridiculously low-end compared to yours, or basically any other first-world country. At least you have true universal health care and free / very inexpensive college.

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20 hours ago, JLMoran said:

To be fair, our social "safety net" is ridiculously low-end compared to yours, or basically any other first-world country. At least you have true universal health care and free / very inexpensive college.

true.   we do have our health care..   I forget sometimes.. lol   I hope my response above  didn't come across as being rude.  I forgot to add "lol"..

 

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