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  1. You,sir, are the first voice of reason I've seen here in a long time. I've curbed browsing this forum because of all the scaredy cat comments. If you are that petrified--don't leave your house. I've worked with the public this entire time. Never got sick. No co-workers sick. Nobody I know got sick. Vacation is OPTIONAL and if your fear factor is so high you want testing 24 hours a day and a mandatory vaccine and to keep the world locked down for the flu, then don't go on vacation. It's that simple.
  2. True--but it gives them the whole month of October to prepare & drum up business for cruises with no chance of cancellation. I'm probably being too optimistic but it's the first glimmer of hope I've had
  3. Agreed--but here it is almost 6pm eastern time and no official announcement. The article that was linked in the OP is just the usual unnamed "sources"--no direct quotes from CDC
  4. If you don't follow Don's Family Vacations on You tube--I highly recommend him. He had a great idea today and since there has been no official announcement from the CDC today (only media speculation but nothing directly from CDC--no update on site either)--the ban was set to end today unless extended. They have not announced an extension, therefore it has expired. They can't issue an extension now...they would have to issue a totally new ban. Now Don does say this is probably not the case as the government can pretty much do what it wants. But technically, the ban has expired!
  5. You are just a font of information! Thank you again for taking this time to satisfy our curiosity. The card game sounds killer---I would definitely buy that & betting everyone on this forum would, as well as the cruise lines themselves. Glad you do have a store with decent prices but no free internet?!?! That's ridiculous and they should be ashamed of themselves. You made me laugh in another response where you mentioned Romney! Doesn't surprise me one bit! I look forward to seeing more videos from you & once again thank you so much for a
  6. @Miraflores Thank you so much for such detailed answers! Going thru this time with your fellow crewman will create a bond much stronger than could happen during normal times. As you mentioned, it is also waking up the management as to who is really important in the functioning of the ship, and who is just window dressing. I'm glad to see you also get a variety of other tasks to keep you busy. Your positive attitude is apparent from your enthusiasm regarding these other roles you're performing. I'd take you over the leading man any day! Also glad to hear you never h
  7. Sorry Miraflores..I just read your interview with Vice---it answered many of my questions but not all. I hadn't even considered The Shining aspect! If you start typing "All work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy"--go slap on "It's a Wonderful Life" to get you in a better frame of mind!
  8. So happy to hear from a crew member! If you don't mind me asking, what are your daily duties? With an empty ship, I am curious what the crew that is there would be doing. From your description, you sound so isolated that it is basically quarantine. Have you been on the ship this entire time? What is your job during a regular cruise? Are you receiving the same wages as before? Are you getting stir-crazy or enjoying the respite from demanding passengers? Do they make the crew pay for their food? Do you have to wear a mask? Sorry--some silly questions but I'm very curious and hope that you
  9. We're booked for December 22 on the Jewel. I know it will happen because the rest of my family is looking forward to a Christmas without us!😉
  10. Russia can't be seen from a cruise ship excursion. I spent a lot of time there in my younger days as a student. The people, the history, the culture, the day to day grind--an 8 hour stop would never do it justice. World class opera & ballet for just pennies (in the early 90's) , collections of paintings & sculptures from cherished artists, snow falling on Red Square, dickering with little grannies over pastries, comparison of grandiose Russian architecture versus the terrible Communist era buildings. Even the cemeteries are a walk thru history of authors & artists & brave
  11. But it's country specific, not region (or state). Besides, the cruise lines would open themselves up for a crap load of discrimination suits in the US, the most litigious country in the world.
  12. I'm from Ohio & have booked the Jewel leaving Galveston on December 22nd. So they are not turning away out of state residents, at least in Texas. Besides, would that even be legal?
  13. I do the same thing! We're hoping to sail December 22nd on the Jewel of the Seas. Thank you so much @Karena1 for posting this--gives me hope that the good times are coming back!
  14. I bartended many years and the one thing that seemed to be a constant was that those with the least were usually the most generous. 100% agree that the most demanding were usually the stiffs, even though they monopolized most of your time. Blue collar workers appreciated service while the white collar folks just expected it. Not trying to paint everybody with the same brush. Just my experience. And yes, I am a big tipper when it is merited and I've always tipped extra on cruises and plan to even more on my next one. The ability to help those in need is a reward from appreciating the help
  15. Not only do I think your chances are GREAT, we just booked a Christmas & New Years Cruise on RC. My opinion-- the corona & all the trappings attached to it disappear November 4th. What do you have to lose by booking it now? You'll get your $ back if cancelled and if you wait til November to book, there will be no room left at the inn.
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