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GlamorousGirl

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About GlamorousGirl

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    St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Interests
    Cruise ships, casino resorts, road trips, independent travel, travel blogging and vlogging
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Salalah, Oman
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    ultimatetraveladventures.blog

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  1. Last I checked Hilton and Marriott relaxed their cancelation rules, as long as you don’t book a pre-pay, no cancellation rate. I’ve taken advantage of this twice already because of canceled cruises.
  2. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.huffpost.com/entry/face-masks-do-not-replace-social-distancing-why_l_5e970b37c5b65eae709d3fc7/amp Ignorant? The effectiveness of masks is “inconclusive.” The effectiveness of social distancing is conclusive. Masks are reducing social distancing because of people’s false sense of security. That’s a real problem. And that’s why I won’t go where they’re required.
  3. When I was in Florida I didn’t go out. I had everything delivered. I won’t go out to areas where social distancing isn’t practiced, and I did not get sick in Florida. Now I’m back to staying in because where I am now masks were mandated a couple of days ago and people aren’t social distancing anymore.
  4. I’m in a small town in Ontario where they weren’t required until this week, after London mandated them. Since, in my experience people don’t social distance while wearing masks, I no longer feel safe going out to public spaces and have remained on private property ever since. Thank goodness for delivery services. Social distancing is the most critical factor in preventing the spread. That’s what should be mandated.
  5. I have and would again. I’ve found that most, not all, that I’ve met on cruises just love cruising in general and may have a favorite but aren’t 100% loyal to any one line. And of the rest, no one has ever said they took offense to my rival company shirt. Although, I have had it inspire them to ask questions about the other line out of curiosity.
  6. I was scheduled for French Polynesia on the Jewel in November. NCL canceled it out about 2 months ago. And from what I’ve heard that part of the world expects to open up to tourists. Thanks for the clarification that the problem was a mechanical issue.
  7. There’s 22 reported cases in the town I’m in, which is a half hour outside of London. It’s important to point out those are only the reported cases because there’s no testing sites here and unless you have symptoms you can’t get a test. So who knows how many a-symptomatic cases there are? Thank you for your wording “some in Florida” instead of “all.” I came from Florida. I had my groceries and all other needs delivered. Only went out to take walks in areas sparse of people, and always maintaining social distance. I never went out on social calls. The death rate is many times higher in New York and many other places. And the testing rate is among the highest in the world in Florida. I wish the whole world could have the same amount of testing so everyone would have a more accurate picture and be comparing apples to apples. But I don’t disagree that a lot (not all) are being irresponsible. ”Some” people are irresponsible everywhere. I see people here in Canada congregating in groups, not social distancing, and frequently going out for more than necessity purposes. Its on the news regularly. My husband takes more risks than I do. And I would argue testing should be more accessible in Canada. But I would never judge Canadians in general or all Canadians based on the actions of those being irresponsible.
  8. Discrimination: banning a group of people because of something they had no control over: their place of birth. Only allowing Canadians is discriminating against others. That’s no better than banning a gender, certain ages, or certain races - also things that the person had no control of. Stereotyping is accusing “Americans” of being irresponsible, rather than judging each individual based on their own behavior. Stereotyping is taking a group and attributing negative traits to them as a whole, judging people you don’t even know personally. Like Hitler did. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen a forum post where a Canadian assumes every American is irresponsible and/or has COVID. So I was pointing out that neither applies to me, despite my place of birth.
  9. So you’re apparently in favor of both discrimination and stereotyping huge groups of people... I have news for you. I’m American and my husband is Canadian. I’ve been in Canada since Trudeau exempted spouses from the border ban. I followed the 14 day quarantine obediently. I always social distance, even when Canadians around me aren’t. It’s a good thing my husband and I judged each other as individuals instead of stereotyping each other based on something we had no control over: where we were born. Doing that is no better than racism. By the way - I did not bring COVID here, did not have it before I came (I stayed in and got everything delivered to responsibly social distance back in the States) and have not gotten myself or anyone else sick. Don’t judge people you don’t know personally, because if you don’t you don’t know them. Stereotypes of everyone in any group is NEVER accurate.
  10. In my experience wherever masks are being worn people do NOT social distance. They assume the mask is protecting them and use it as an excuse. It is social distancing that is the critical factor. I always social distance. I don’t throw fits in public stores. I just refuse to give my business to anyplace that requires masks, so they lose money. Any cruise line that makes the same requirement will also lose my business until the requirement is lifted, that simple. There’s other cruise lines and other ways to travel. How do the pro-mask people expect this to work in the dining room or at bars? It can’t! But what CAN work is social distancing. Use every other table in the dining room and make menus contact-free (scan with your phone.) In other public areas enforce social distancing. Put more loungers on the promenade and less at the lido. Close off every other chair in the theater. Etc. that’s the ONLY way to effectively handle it, not masks people take off every time they eat or drink - which some people like to do non stop on cruises.
  11. I had a stop in Kusadasi, Turkey on my Norwegian Jade cruise from Rome to Dubai in November. In this video, I'll show you what the port area and town are like!
  12. What they need to do is put more loungers on the promenade deck and other areas away from the lido. Every NCL smaller ship I’ve been on there were hardly any loungers on the promenade. I like peace and quiet, and feel there should be more loungers out there COVID or no COVID for those of us that don’t like crowds.
  13. I filmed the amazing ancient Roman city of Ephesus, Turkey on a cruise excursion I took while sailing on the Norwegian Jade. The city is amazingly preserved and restored!
  14. A lot more exploring Europe by train. Longer stays in interesting cities with day trips to nearby cities (rather than constantly switching hotel rooms - not having to do that was one of my favorite cruise travel perks). More road trips. I’ll never stop traveling.
  15. I enjoy “virtual” travel only to get my “fix” when I can’t physically travel. Whatever form of physically traveling opens first, I’m doing. I’d be road tripping it right now if the attractions weren’t closed. So I won’t be waiting until cruises start to start traveling. As for Dubai, I disembarked from a cruise there and stayed for a week, and LOVED it. One of the coolest places I’ve ever been.
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