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charlie murphy

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  1. thanks, That is not me. we are scheduled on Ruby princess. no concierge lounge - that's ok , will just be happy to be on board again nd enjoying a relaxing vacation .
  2. I know late to this party but Common'. there is good beer on that list at least a handful. You have to admit they are not all hits, but Brisalta --- Maybe a little sumpin sumpin, don't be hopstoopid, you know Lagunitus Sucks. I have to say I have enjoyed Pirate tripel and a gulden quad during and after dinner. That's actual beer! yeast in the bottle no less. Pils Urquell in the afternoon. I do like the local crafts brought on board Bath ales - Gem and another bath ale offering don't remember in southhamptom. . You guys from the Bay Area! it's a so cal / nor cal thing! What you think I have
  3. Ok, what is the "Concierge lounge", In a suite , hopefully , maybe . well at least planned. Never been in a a suite I do want to take advantage of the perks!
  4. did you mean 'may be the person responsible for the caption has been " relieved of his doodie"'' thanks for the post that was funny!
  5. It is interesting to see the differing opinions, and the justifiction for the belief. It is a very personal decision for everyone. I say to each their own and where your (or my) rights end, mine ( or yours) begin. I appreciate the poster saying that they would not return to cruising until masks are remove ( not mandated) : "No because a cruise should be a relaxing vacation. Wearing a mask and keeping distance is somewhat stressful and not relaxing." I would say the flip side of that would be the person willing to return to cruising with masking and not feeling comfortable because peopl
  6. Maybe someone more cruise versed then I may ever be can answer this question : If cruising on a ship that is visiting Asian ports and embarking and disembarking in Asian lands , ie places it was common to wear masks before it was standard protocol worldwide; did the passengers onboard who were from these Asian countries wear masks on the cruise ship as standard practice. I have traveled to asia but never on a cuise and it was very common to see mask wearing WAY before covid.
  7. There is NO rules or mandates for wearing a mask on a boat that disembarks from a port in FL. I just saw the buc's boat parade not a mask in sight. This discussion is pointless. You don't want to mask up disembark from FL. Not sure of other locations and mask requirements.
  8. Wow! you guys blow me away with your insight! I will hold faith in the " good news" and I guess they can aways turn the boat around if things change for NCL crew. ( the good news , the bad news and the long shot!)
  9. I like the drink package for one BIG reason. I don't worry so much about where I put my Darn drink. "Where did I put that drink...Is that one mine? " NO MORE! " Where did i put that drink, oh well ... I gotta get another one , maybe something different this time!" Piece of mind and it is all taken care of now that's nice.
  10. thanks for the reply, some good points. I am just curious as to how long it takes, once these things you mention come online, for a ship and crew to come up to speed to allow taking on passengers ( so many moving parts needed for the ships operation - dock staff to bridge staff, hospitality staff to security) . If, as we all are, are wondering when the cruise industry will be back then looking at something like staffing would be a good indicator of the direction and time line to cruising again. for example the entertains, even if familiar with the productions would take some time to learn th
  11. very interesting information here. I am amazed by the pictures and information that people are able to get and post. Maybe someone can shed a some light on this question that I have? It is very interesting to see the movement of the ships and the meanander close to their home ports, that's a good sign and is a logical first step to return to getting back to accepting passengers. I would assume that those ships have minimal crews on board for essential operations only. so the question is: Is it possible to see he movement of personal onto the ships, as in contacts offered and actual movement of
  12. I am sure if posting on this page is a mistake as I am sure there is a wealth of financial savvy here and research that I would have no clue even existed. However, here is my question : Are the bookings the use of FFC and inidivduals using that $$ + or new $$. I am not sure if it matters if it is new $$ or old. But it may be reflective of the increase in andvanced bookings, lots of people playing with house money , not willing to chance 2021 and shooting for 2022. thoughts?
  13. Is specialty dining in one of specialty venues a perk, night one of the cruise if in a suite?
  14. with regard to the health issues that the tread seems to have taken. Instead of complaining about the 'chronic conditions that the CDC has defined'. Take your passion and desire to do something you love like going on a cruise and let it motivate you to do something healthy for yourself! Use this a your motivator to change that chronic condition, Obesity , heart disease , diabetes, etc. You just have to be good enough to get that bill of Good health from the Doctor, not super man or wonder girl! A good attitude and commitment to achieving healthy goals goes a long way with your doctor and your
  15. Have to say with this round of cancelled cruises Princess seems a lot less sure of themselves. With much less generous incentives to "stick with us" benefits. It looks like we can expect a 25% increase in price in the coming season. Maybe not immediately, the wounds will still be too fresh but the following season and the seasons after that I expect a spike in price that exceeds "normal" inflation and now compare those 'sales' closely to see if they are really a sale. Basically, I believe FCC + 25% or 100% refund is a wash. It comes does down to who you trust with YOUR money.
  16. Why would you book a cruise 3 days from LA to Vancouver at this time? ( 30 days out ) Can you actually book this cruise from start (selecting cabins) and end by submitting payment for this cruise OR are you looking at it on a web page that lists the sailing. I would imagine that cruises in this time frame may still have a listing, however, the cruise line may not be taking/ completing reservations. If one is able to book this cruise from start to finish today 30 days out I would be very surprised. ( and I am right there with you second city) I am not sure why you are looking for
  17. 5% , what would be reasonable if you cancelled? you paid 1280$ for some tour (s) if you are cancelling . they will give you back 1, 216 $. It costs you 64 bucks to cancel. you paid 1280 for a tour and the cruise cancels. they will refund your 1280$ ( 100 % of your tour) that sounds reasonable. what about travel insurance. They would probably cover your 64$. would it be worth the hassle? I"ve paid that much for a pair of skis I keep a day too long!
  18. welcome home. good luck to all you on the coral as you get to you homes. Continued thoughts and prayers as you continue on your journeys. If you are reading this after you are safely home, know that a community of people were sending you good vibes as you were on board.
  19. thank you. Noted and Edited ( NOT put down on a table....) we have all seen that person put a used tissue up a sleeve , down on table or in a pocket that is what i was trying to say. stay healthy Nor Cal.
  20. this from the state that had a beach full of spring breakers, overflowed night clubs and over run streets that would NOT close down, when the rest of the country was closing businesses, keeping social distance and following the recommendations of the WHO and CDC. FLORIDA wrong time to take a stand. Time to stand up and accept the humanitarian responsibility, in a situation that needs compassion. We are all suffering, resources are stretched and doing the best we can. What you are dealing with is not new, I am sure that experts have learned from their past mistakes and can lead an organized pr
  21. I am not an expert but here is what I understand: -covid 19 is a droplet based illness as it is understood currently. (humidy from breathing , cough or sneeze are examples of droplets) . - it is also called by covid 19 virus or novel corona virus ( "new" "crown" virus / corona viruses look like crowns) - covid 19 is a respirator illness , much like a flu and as such is spread like a flu -it is a LOWER respiratory illness not an upper respiratory illness. -so when we breath be exhale not only air ( gases) but also tiny vapor droplets. If we cough or sneeze a lot o
  22. I realize your frustration but wouldn't a simpler, more productive and more helpful resolve in your situation be to call princess directly. Explain your receipt of the email asking from same pay payment of monies to your account. Have customer service explain why you were receiving the email. Then, rectify the situation by either finding out it was a mistake on their end or an oversight on your end. At which time, you could make an informed decision with regard to you next action. One, pay 98 pounds or two, cancel the cruise and request a refund of your 2 pounds. Then finally, come onto the
  23. Yeah , you and every other DAD in the world is hoping for the house to get TP'ed. I am teaching my kids to taunt their friends one at a time , while reminding the friends to keep social distancing, and not to congregate in groups. This way we may get TP'ed several consecutive Friday and Saturday nights with the occasional week night since the kids are out of school. Hoping for no weekend rain, light winds, and kids with weak throws. Waiting for Halloween maybe ( hopefully) too late. I am going for the Easter TP , father's day TP and fourth of July TP. I like the light hearted posts on this
  24. "leave the clothes, take the toilet paper"
  25. kind of makes sense. in terms of work flow. At least you know your request is being processed . I am sure a lot of things are happening simultaneously but some faster than others. I have never been on one of the medallion cruises, but would image that since everything is connected to that FOB it would need to be deactivated asap. I am sure you must get those at some point preceding the cruise ( weeks?, never been on one of those ships) and they are not something that the "medallion department " just whips up a few days before a cruise for 2500 +/-passengers. I doubt that this is done to save
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