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Real men do not wear masks, it is a sign of weakness. Some wear masks in public just for show(or if they know the camera is on them) but they do not wear them at home in their basement with their wives. I find that odd, very odd. 

 

Real men do wear masks, it is NOT a sign of weakness. I spent 15 yrs in the Navy, 2 tours in Viet Nam, I wear a mask! I don´t think anyone who knows me thinks I am weak, because I wear a mask. We know 6 people who have perished from this. W wear it not for me, but to protect others.

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A.  No

B.  Maybe

C.  La la land.  Can anyone picture social distancing after a show waiting for an elevator,  on an elevator, muster drills, soft serve ice cream line (most important)?  The piano man may not be allowed on elevators any more.....

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15 minutes ago, Bob_KY said:

A.  No

B.  Maybe

C.  La la land.  Can anyone picture social distancing after a show waiting for an elevator,  on an elevator, muster drills, soft serve ice cream line (most important)?  The piano man may not be allowed on elevators any more.....

I never thought about piano man...I'm completely crushed!

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Yes, yes, and yes.

In most places where masks are required in restaurants for dining in, the rules state "except when eating or drinking." I would assume the same would go for bars. Social distancing would be tricky, but Royal's smart -- they can figure it out.

I'm sorry, but if I'm walking to and from somewhere on the ship and I encounter a large group, I'd prefer to have a mask. Maybe it's because I'm just used to wearing one now without much of a second thought.

No, this doesn't make me weak. No, this doesn't make me "not a real man" (whatever the frick a "real man" is... 🙄) and no, it doesn't mean I'm living in fear.

What it does mean? I'm sailing and following any and all rules RCCL puts in place -- you know, like I always do when I'm sailing, or just generally being a member of society.

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7 hours ago, Chadster said:

In most places where masks are required in restaurants for dining in, the rules state "except when eating or drinking." I would assume the same would go for bars. Social distancing would be tricky, but Royal's smart -- they can figure it out.

I'm sorry, but if I'm walking to and from somewhere on the ship and I encounter a large group, I'd prefer to have a mask. Maybe it's because I'm just used to wearing one now without much of a second thought.

I guess I'm very different from most that have posted

A. Yes - with the caveat that this is mainly when moving from space to space - one i get to my lounger that is 6 ft from the next one I would want to take it off.  yes i would have to put it on for a trip to the bathroom or bar.

B. Yes

C. NO - I know that the mask is not for my protection but to protect others from me - - look at the lack of voluntary social distancing at pool parties and beaches over memorial day, I just don't need those types of reckless people around me anytime and they will be there if its voluntary.

In regards to the quote above, "if I'm walking to and from somewhere on the ship and I encounter a large group, I'd prefer" THEY have a mask on as to not infect me.  Its not like they are Handing out N95 masks to the general public, cant even buy one

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On 5/26/2020 at 1:01 PM, Phillip Diamond Plus said:

Would you cruise again if: 

ANSWER:   YES     NO        MAYBE

A. .FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN ALL PUBLIC AREAS.

B.  FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED ONLY AT SHOWS AND LARGE GATHERINGS INCLUDING EMBARKATION.

C, FACE MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED BUT 6' SPACING IS ENCOURAGED.  

My answer is:    A. No     B. Yes     C. Yes

 

My take on this is as follows.  Being a frontline health care worker, I can definitely say I would have no problem wearing a mask, and would definitely welcome RCL enforcing people to wear masks while scientists try and figure out a vaccine.

I'm sure this will get some people charged up, but if a person is not wearing a mask they are just being selfish and unnecessarily putting others at risk.  I'm saying this, because of what we know of how the virus easily spreads now, there is no reason for people not to be wearing a mask.  I mean, what's the worst that could happen?  You die prematurely, right.  The virus has been shown to cause other medical problems for people.  Amputating limbs, etc. etc. 

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6 hours ago, WackyCactus said:

My take on this is as follows.  Being a frontline health care worker, I can definitely say I would have no problem wearing a mask, and would definitely welcome RCL enforcing people to wear masks while scientists try and figure out a vaccine.

I'm sure this will get some people charged up, but if a person is not wearing a mask they are just being selfish and unnecessarily putting others at risk.  I'm saying this, because of what we know of how the virus easily spreads now, there is no reason for people not to be wearing a mask.  I mean, what's the worst that could happen?  You die prematurely, right.  The virus has been shown to cause other medical problems for people.  Amputating limbs, etc. etc. 

If RCI enforces wearing a mask, that's fine. I don't attempt to sway their decision, BUT, I will make sure they know that I won't be spending my money on a "cruise vacation" that includes this requirement. You can go and enjoy yourself, good luck.

How many people do you think on a cruise ship will wear a mask properly, not touch it, replace it several times a day, etc........Your expectations are out of touch with reality.

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I know a lot of people who are anti-mask seem to bring up the "proper protocol" as an argument. But I don't buy it....there have to be compromises in this case. We are dealing with something unseen, that is deadly, and can infect people unknowingly. I personally hate wearing mask, it causes me to touch my face more and affects my breathing....but I wear them IF I WANT to do something, that's my price. Nobody and I mean nobody has stated that mask alone will prevent the spread of any virus. It takes proper hand-washing and social distancing. So it doesn't matter if people touch their mask or don't always follow proper removal protocol...as long as they are also washing their hands and keeping a distance.

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6 hours ago, L454S said:

If RCI enforces wearing a mask, that's fine. I don't attempt to sway their decision, BUT, I will make sure they know that I won't be spending my money on a "cruise vacation" that includes this requirement. You can go and enjoy yourself, good luck.

How many people do you think on a cruise ship will wear a mask properly, not touch it, replace it several times a day, etc........Your expectations are out of touch with reality.

My guess is that if one cruise line decides to do it the others will do it.  I wouldn't see the industry as a whole having different rules in regards to this virus from ship to ship.  For instance, I doubt Carnival wants another scene where people are trapped at sea on a Princess cruise ship dying.  But, hey, I could be wrong.

 

How many people do I think will wear a mask?  Well, I think every one would wear a mask if it meant they would be disembarked at the next stop and have to find their own way home.  And FYI, there aren't enough masks for health care workers as evidenced by my own need to recycle the N95 masks that I use.  So my expectations are right on par with reality.  I feel your own misguided beliefs that this is not feasible and passive aggressiveness shows exactly where you stand on this.

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@bretts173 One answer is that there is a perceived risk to all viruses.....noro, flu, stomach, COVID for any activity that gathers a bunch of people who value their autonomy. Another truer reason is that people are in a rush. There is still a 100% chance, currently, for catching the virus at restaurants, stores, plane, etc. But people want things to be back to "normal" so most are opening with capacity restrictions and safety protocols.

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Any face-mask protocol will only be a short-term thing, it won't be a long-term measure. 

It would be pointless for the cruise industry to do something that train and plane passengers are not doing.

The key action will be pre-boarding testing for C19, and either locked-down excursions, or no excursions. 

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