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The Fun Researcher

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    Running and exercise, Home Theater and Home Building/Improvement
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    RCCL, but looking to expand
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Southern Caribbean

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  1. My guess is that they are cancelling them. Just yesterday I was looking at the Freedom and there were MANY, MANY options in August and each sailing had a lot of cabins. Looks to me like they are cancelling. Dan
  2. Looks like all those July cruises on the Freedom are gone.
  3. Sorry if this has been discussed in detail already but I can't find the info. Considering the Freedom early August for a quick 3 nighter but I can't find the mask protocols. We're fully vaccinated. Is there a link to how Royal is handling masks onboard (or if masks will be required or not)? Dan
  4. The only time we’ve flown since Covid was the week after Christmas (round trip direct to Florida on United). Both flights were completely full. It was the most unnerving part of the trip. Yes there is good air filtration but when someone right next to you coughs or sneezes it still makes you cringe. Fortunately none of the seven in our party got sick, and our condo stay on Clearwater beach was great. Enjoyed the Florida weather, great take out dinners, beautiful beach. I’m not sure I would feel any better on a cruise ship though. Dan
  5. Ahhhh! enough with the Bernie photos! The funny wore off already. Not that my contribution is any better.... Dan
  6. I'm a guy, but for examples sake... I still enjoy researching and planning to the last detail and started out more like Ellie, but have gravitated to a blend of Sarah and Claire. Love those sea days! We particularly look for cruises that have two full sea days at the end of the cruise so that we're not packing up the day after our ports of call are all done! Dan
  7. Very happy to see the sail date extended to September 30 2022. We received multiple emails today about it for our various credits Dan
  8. Just spent last week in a BEAUTIFUL 2800 square foot condo on Clearwater Beach. Gorgeous weather as well. As much as we enjoyed it, it doesn't hold a candle to cruising. We're finding out that we miss it more, not less, since this covid mess. Dan
  9. I know I'm missing cruising too much when I looked at this photo and thought I saw a cruise ship in the upper right of the picture. Dan
  10. This is a very good point, but from the viewpoint of those who have had Covid but were asymptomatic and never knew they had it. I could be wrong about the numbers, but I seem to remember a statistic that says around 40% of Covid cases are those who are asymptomatic and don’t even know it. They might be in for a rude surprise when they get their Covid test three or so days before the cruise and find out they are positive. You can easily test positive for Covid 2 to 3 months after having had it even though you are not contagious, and probably safer to be on board than those who have not had it Dan
  11. Thank you for this! I would guess that this would carry over to US sailings as well. WOW, 180 days! That's a lot of folks who are not able to cruise for quite some time after contracting COVID. For us, this makes it very hard to plan or book a cruise IMO. Sure, RCI can provide you with cruise credit if you need to cancel, but I'm not sure what policies airlines will have by the time cruising starts up again in the US. For those of us living up north, flying is much preferred for many of us. Looking forward to when things are back to "normal" whenever that is. Dan
  12. Yeah I set myself up for responses like this when I used the term “not fair”. Trust me, I’m not one of those entitled whiners. I should have left that sentence out. It doesn’t change the reality of the situation for those who catch Covid 1-3 months before sailing. We’ll see how this all shakes out Dan
  13. I cannot argue that and I believe you, although it is shocking in the current environment. I honestly pray that Texas does not run out of ICU and hospital doctors and nurses due to this practice. My buddy who is also an ICU doctor is having to work 13 days straight due the high demand and need. This is the same gentleman that was asked to return to work after testing positive for COVID and quarantining for the minimum 10 days because he met the CDC criteria. Dan
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