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About Biffire

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    Small town in upstate NY
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    Cruising, golfing, country living
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  1. It is good to be the king. Sounds like he won't have to use the food pantry.
  2. Assuming that vaccines are required, assuming there are 3000 people (guests and crew) aboard, assuming the vaccine is 95% effective, that would mean 150 people could get very sick. Doing the pre-cruise testing should make it better, but the tests are not perfect.I think some of the restrictions( 50% capacity, masks, social distancing, reduced social interactions) may remain if effect for awhile. No cruise line wants to have a bunch of people get sick and close down the industry once it finally opens again. I think we all need to decide which restrictions we will tolerate.Some will cruise regar
  3. Brookie848, I like your strategy of scanning the weeks menus to determine which night to do a specialty dining . I did not know you get a preview of the weeks MDR menus, who do you ask? I have often wished to know in advance what they are serving, to determine which nights to do our Spec dining reservations.
  4. Hi Captain, I remember getting 3 nights of FAS specialty dining on my last few cruises. When did they back it down to two? I can't find it on the website. Disappointing, I have always enjoyed the MDR, but it seems they have cut back there as well. Having 3 nights of FAS specialty dining was a welcome break. We finally made platinum when we got of our last cruise March first, hopefully I get to use that benefit, do they still give 2 more free Specialty meals with that ?
  5. I am wondering if a universal card has been developed for those people who get the shots, as a form of proof? If employers, airlines and entertainment will someday require a vaccine to participate, it seems there should be a universal form of proof and database. I would think there would be an effort to make it difficult to counterfeit the document? Has anyone heard how this will be accomplished?
  6. We cruised the last week of February, returned just as this was all ramping up. We hope to go up to Maine after Labor Day when I retire. I checked and no restrictions (quarantine) as a NY resident. Just want to walk the beach and east some Lobster. Not making reservations until the end of August in case things change. Hoping to cruise in 2021.
  7. Wow, way to stay positive! You certainly had reasons to to be upset, but you chose to rise above it all. An example for the rest of us to follow. Thank you
  8. Go to the pool bar and have a Bloody Mary. Next stop is the MDR for lunch to avoid the zoo at the buffet.Then back to the pool bar. Explore a little if I have not been on the ship before. Go to the room as soon as it is ready. Do the muster drill then to the upper deck for sail away.
  9. I just read that Harvest Caye's pier was damaged by the Escape and repairs were underway. Does anyone know if they have been completed or do we have to tender? I will be there Feb 26th on the Dawn.
  10. Definitely a combination of factors. Dates, I am still working and try to avoid hurricane season. Price is always a consideration for us. Port of embarkation, if I use NYC I avoid airfare, but very limited choices from there. Ports of call, although I have repeated several based on above factors. My next cruise is on the Dawn, out of Tampa, because I had to go to Florida for a wedding, doing the Western route, which we have done previously.
  11. Yes there is a bar in Spice H20, and the card works the same as carnival and RCL.
  12. I can answer a few, Harvest Caye is for NCL and Oceania ships. Dock space for only one ship, if a second ship is in port someone has to tender. The adult area is Spice H20 aft area no extra charge. Cant say much about allergies, since we don't have that issue, but I know the waiters often ask about allergies. There is a room card which you use for any purchases, as a room key, and to get on and off the ship. I believe there is a movie screen however we don't usually watch movies on the ship, so I dont have much knowledge about that. We normally eat early so MDR waits are not bad, if
  13. Newleno, The just water containers are also refillable.
  14. I am with the Bird, be wrinkled I will be!
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