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On 2/8/2021 at 1:06 PM, WAAAYTOOO said:

Feb 7 was a terrible anniversary for us.  It was the date of our last cruise (Anthem Feb 7, 2020).  Of course, that is the cruise that ended up being delayed by 3 days due to an erroneous COVID scare...so the true anniversary of our last boarding will be on Wednesday(Feb 10).  Hard to believe it's been a whole year.  This truly sucks.

We were on this one with you!   Not sure how you guys felt but we actually ended up enjoying the trip even with all the delays and changes, with Anthem being only half full, plus the compensation Royal gave us made it pretty nice!  Also opened us up to Bermuda to the point where that’s the next cruise we’re booking to try it out during their normal season.

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13 minutes ago, Geoff P said:

We were on this one with you!   Not sure how you guys felt but we actually ended up enjoying the trip even with all the delays and changes, with Anthem being only half full, plus the compensation Royal gave us made it pretty nice!  Also opened us up to Bermuda to the point where that’s the next cruise we’re booking to try it out during their normal season.

YES !  We felt the same way about this cruise once we finally got under way.  Sitting around in Bayonne for 2 days sucked big time but the cruise itself was wonderful.  I loved that they let us get on the ship the night before we sailed so that we didn't have to endure another night in that dreadful hotel.  By some bizarre Royal Caribbean math, we actually ended up making money on that cruise !  Our OBC + FCC was more than the total that we paid for the cruise.  Go figure.  ...and those FCC's have been around !  I think they've already been applied and re-applied 3 times !  Since this was the first COVID-related FCCs that were issued, they were very generous.  Not so much after this one....

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41 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

YES !  We felt the same way about this cruise once we finally got under way.  Sitting around in Bayonne for 2 days sucked big time but the cruise itself was wonderful.  I loved that they let us get on the ship the night before we sailed so that we didn't have to endure another night in that dreadful hotel.  By some bizarre Royal Caribbean math, we actually ended up making money on that cruise !  Our OBC + FCC was more than the total that we paid for the cruise.  Go figure.  ...and those FCC's have been around !  I think they've already been applied and re-applied 3 times !  Since this was the first COVID-related FCCs that were issued, they were very generous.  Not so much after this one....

That’s awesome!  We didn’t make money on it but with the OBC and FCC we essentially went on that one for free.  Plus having a FCC hanging around makes it much easier for me to convince my wife to book another cruise, can’t let those credits go to waste haha! 

I definitely agree, not in any rush to say over in Bayonne again anytime soon after that, although our hotel was in Brooklyn, still wasn’t great for sure.

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On 2/11/2021 at 7:28 AM, HeWhoWaits said:

Go to Labadee and Coco Cay - AND WEAR A MASK? 

That's even worse than on deck.

I didn't say to wear mask on Island. It is outside , I see no reason to wear mask on Islands 

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On 2/14/2021 at 7:11 AM, HeWhoWaits said:

Just as there is no good reason to wear masks on deck on the ship. It's outside, after all.

At this point I will wear mask on ship if that is only way they will restart cruising!

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On 2/21/2021 at 3:22 AM, S0nny said:

Me too!! I wear a mask every day anyways... Wearing it on a cruise ship means I just get a better view! haha

I have cruise July 11-th. And I am hopping it will happened. Somebody is saying in the beginning it will be boring?! I say , nothing is boring for me on cruise . It is better then staying in any resort. 

  

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We are looking to cruise again in February of 2022.  However, I am not going to even think about having to wear that stupid mask while sitting in the sun on deck.  Can you imagine what kind of a tan line that would make and how uncomfortable the heat of the sun would be under that mask?  The whole purpose of the cruise is complete relaxation in the sun and fresh air and that won't be possible under a mask.  The entire thought process behind this makes no sense...we can sit in an enclosed dining area WITHOUT masks as we eat, breathing the entire time.  We are not supposed to wear them in the pool, where we will be in close proximity to others, breathing the entire time.  We are not supposed to wear them when doing anything strenuous, where we will be more laborously breathing the entire time.  Yet, we must wear them on the deck, even if we are the only ones there.  There is no intelligent process of thought to this entire mandate.  And why do we need them if we are all fully vaccinated??  It's about control, folks...not safety anymore.  This is completely out of hand. 

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Just about everything discussed in this thread regarding mitigation measures we may or may not see on board cruise ships and in the terminals during boarding is addressed in this piece (linked below) by Charles Cook who writes for National Review and lives in FL. The take away from the article is that what is happening now is a result of "COVID Zealotry."

Charles Cook (I've edited his post to make it less political): 

I do not believe that the initial panic over the coronavirus was driven primarily by cynicism or by expedience. But I do think that there is something both cynical and expedient about the glacial pace at which this country is being permitted to return to normal. ....... (some seem) to wildly misjudge how dangerous the virus really is — the chance that somebody with COVID must be hospitalized is between 1 and 5 percent, and yet (some groups) believe that the number is more than 20 percent, and 41 percent believe that it is more than 50 percent — and you have a recipe for disaster. That recipe is still being followed . . . well, well past the point of being overdone.

 I think this describes the CDC and how they have clung needlessly to their "rampant safetyism." regarding the pandemic and, without any question, their approach to cruise ships. So, we have to put up with it for now and I think the only thing that is going to realistically kick them off their position is a Federal Judge ruling the CSO is unlawful ..... their entire house of cards comes crashing down if that happens and I'm pretty sure they know it. 

https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/05/enough-with-the-covid-zealots/ 

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Can someone let me know when cruising resume with NO masks required. Nothing cruise wise matters for me till then.

 

Hopefully by then(if and when it ever happens) I will be allowed to leave my country and not be sent to a Covid camp upon return and fined thousands.

 

But seriously, I cant keep track of all the changes and rules. So when things are back to normal for the Royal and the cruise industry..there should be something pinned to the top of this site to let everyone know and to cut back and prevent on going questions and what ifs!

 

 

 

 

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On 5/4/2021 at 12:48 PM, monctonguy said:

Can someone let me know when cruising resume with NO masks required. Nothing cruise wise matters for me till then.

 

Hopefully by then(if and when it ever happens) I will be allowed to leave my country and not be sent to a Covid camp upon return and fined thousands.

 

But seriously, I cant keep track of all the changes and rules. So when things are back to normal for the Royal and the cruise industry..there should be something pinned to the top of this site to let everyone know and to cut back and prevent on going questions and what ifs!

 

 

 

 

What’s your latest prediction for the restart? I’m at March 2022. 

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We have cruised 35 times, favorite and ONLY vacation since 1996. Masks and vaccines - absolutely will NOT be cruising. Actually we have one booked on CCL, RCL and NCL we are getting ready to asks for refunds.  Masks in 90 degrees what idiot thinks that is okay, experimental vaccines NOT approved by the FDA (only approved for emergency use) nothing okay with that either,  the CDC is just trying to shut cruising down permanently. But yet people are in Vegas gambling in casinos and as we know they are allowed to smoke in the buildings, but that is okay because the US benefits from that directly.  Go to any restaurant and no one is sitting and taking and bit and putting a mask back on. It is ridiculous what they are requiring.  My heart breaks that this is being done the cruise lines, I believe so much in them I also hold the stock.  That could be the next thing to go.  I certainly hope enough cruisers speak up to help the cruise lines fight this fight!

 

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13 hours ago, tonyfsu21 said:

What’s your latest prediction for the restart? I’m at March 2022. 

I have to be honest..I have stopped watching and reading and looking.

 

Doesn't matter to me now when it re-starts as wearing masks is a no-go for me. I would say my Nov cruise will be a lost cause for sure.

 

If we need 95% of cruises vaccinated with TWO doses and we still have to wear a mask....that's just insane.

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