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  1. we are planning a trip to the caribbean. we will fly or take a ferry between the islands we visit. to us, getting to the ports and seeing the islands is more important than cruise ship ammenities. to each, their own!
  2. before dh had lasik, he absolutely loved his RX goggles that he bought used at a dive shop. great investment.
  3. we all will die one day as you said - but hopefully not at 50 or 60. we all need to make decisions we can live with. good luck!
  4. you can inform yourself all you want - problem is what you learned yesterday might become totally innacurate today. it takes a lot of time and effort to try and ferret out accurate info.
  5. we were supposed to be on the westerdam right now for 28 days and then we had a 3 week china land tour booked. maybe next spring? in april we will probably visit some of the caribbean islands we have missed (by air not sea) and then drive through the southern USA instead of our asia trip. we are hoping to do a family cruise through new england and eastern canada in june. if it doesn't work out we will probabaly fly/drive there. not gonna worry about it now. we have a good friend in switzerland near the italian border who we are hoping to see in july. if things are reasonably "no
  6. not sure what point i was trying to "push" other than doing your research.
  7. if the object of the quarantine was only to keep the japanese safe, why were the passengers kept apart? i think it might have been an experiment to see of isolating folks actually stopped the spread of the virus?? just a thought.
  8. that may be true but i wouldn't go on that ship - too big!
  9. not everyone knows how to do research. and some of the news stories are misleading or proven inaccurate at a later date. just be careful!
  10. i heard italy has some coronavirus. don't know what they plan to do. just keep well informed as your departure date gets closer. dh heard about it on the al jazeera app.
  11. we were booked on the westerdam starting feb 15 for 28 days and then a land trip for 3 weeks in china. everything was cancelled and refunded, thank goodness. we are thinking the middle east, turkey, georgia, armenia and azerbajian in april. gonna hold off a bit and see what develops. in late june we are doing a cruise in eastern canada with family. then we will visit friends in europe and travel with them around europe but unsure where. we generally don't book too far in advance. in fact, it wasn't till cruise #3 that we even knew what final payment date was cuz we had booked past t
  12. if 2 months pay really was thousands, the cruiselines would be way more open about their pay scales. i'll bet ya it is in the low hundreds plus maybe a few hundred more in grats. i'd love to see a published salary scale for room stewards and kitchen help.
  13. wow. The generosity of some of the folks here is underwhelming. The crew spends several weeks doing biohazard duty (probably not even mentioned in their contract) so send them home with an extra few hundred bucks and all is done.
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