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TheHawk1

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    Toronto
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    Royal Caribbean
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    Caribbean
  1. That's disappointing. Booked on an Equinox cruise next February. Not looking forward to "breaking in" junior employees. particularly on a 12 day itinerary.
  2. I know it's a personal preference, but bed by the balcony is better IMO. When the bed is by the bathroom, then you walk into it every time you enter your cabin. It makes everything seem smaller. Also on the older Oasis and Allure, where the closet is located by the bathroom, having the bed also at that end makes it very difficult to get things in and out. Granted they fixed that problem on Harmony and Symphony, by splitting up the closet into two sections on either side of the bed.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_smoking_bans_in_the_United_States Not that Wikipedia is always correct, but it lists both Miami and Jacksonville as two of the ten largest cities in the U.S. that still permit smoking in standalone bars. I was in Miami in 2019 for a Symphony of the Seas cruise and definitely saw smoking in many bars in South Beach. I've seen it in Ft. Lauderdale as well. I don't smoke but couldn't believe this was still happening.
  4. There are 5 states that explicitly allow smoking in bars and casinos, Florida being one of them. Every time I go to Florida, it's like being in a time warp where people in big cities like Miami and Tampa still smoke in bars. I would hardly blame the cruise lines as the only group behind the times.
  5. Oh, so we're critiquing diving shows now 😀. Sorry, but I think Harmony has the best aqua show of the Oasis class. However, I agree that Mama Mia beats both Grease and Hairspray, IMO.
  6. I've been on all four Oasis ships and I would rate Harmony higher than Allure right now. Allure is older with no refurbishment to speak of (other than engines). Cabin configuration is vastly improved on Harmony (and Symphony). Not really sure what all the fuss is the over lack of pool in HOTS Solarium? It's been re-instated on the Symphony.
  7. I have been on the Harmony once before and it's a beautiful ship, so you will have fun regardless. I'm not as excited to go on the Allure since it's older, but definitely looking forward to seeing all the ports in the Mediterranean post-Covid, the way they are meant to be experienced.
  8. Rules must be very different overseas. My final payment for the Sept. 12 sailing of Harmony was due June 14, so I had to make a decision with many unknowns at the moment. I opted to cancel and take FCC. Looking to re-book for a 2022 Mediterranean cruise on the Allure, when everything will hopefully be much closer to normal again.
  9. Why are you talking about office buildings when this post was about cruise ships? However, high rise buildings have larger elevators, that aren't nearly as busy as ships and many have capacity limits currently. I wasn't mixing indoor and outdoor proximity examples like pools of where you can social distance, as my references were all limited to indoor, confined spaces. But apparently you feel if you throw enough nonsequiter details against the wall, at least one of them might stick. Nothing false about anything I said, but that's why I rarely engage on this forum on non cruise-re
  10. When you're in a store or a restaurant, you're there for like an hour and you can keep your distance from others if you choose? Whereas a cruise ship is 7@24 in a confined space, for up to a week, with complete strangers. Do you think you can really stay six feet apart from other cruisers in an elevator or a bar or that you're not breathing re-circulated air in a restaurant or a theatre on a ship? Going on a cruise anywhere in the next year will be a big leap of faith that all the scientists have everything figured out. It's not making it any easier when cruise lines want to put
  11. Or is it just on for now, only to be cancelled later? The people on September sailings haven't paid their remaining balances yet, which are due this month. Just another RCC ploy to get more of our money.
  12. No, the list you provided above says the Aug. 19 and 26 HOS sailings from Rome are also cancelled.
  13. I don't see how RCC will be able to re-start what's left of the remaining Harmony of the Seas Mediterranean itinerary in September, so why not just cancel the whole schedule now and let people make other plans? I'm booked for Sept. 12 sailing and have no intention of going to Europe this year, whether they sail or not. But it would be nice to know now that we could either L&S to the Allure in 2022 or book something else instead.
  14. Excuse me for not getting out a tape measure while eating my sandwich. Yes the serving area is virtually the same size as the other three ships, but the seating area is much larger.
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