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  1. I don’t wear a mask unless I have to like when going to Costco. But I would still go on a cruise even if a mask was required. Prior to this virus, I haven’t gone longer than 90 days without going on a cruise since 2015, so I look forward to cruising again no matter when cruises restart and no matter what the rules might be. Okay, no alcohol would be a showstopper for me, but I am not worried about that.
  2. I think the mask issue will be decided by the CDC, which all cruise lines departing from the US will have to comply with, depending on what/if the CDC orders. Based on what I have seen around Florida where I live and how the CDC has treated the cruise industry, I believe masks will be mandatory to some degree (embarkation, muster drill, shows in theaters/lounges, etc.). Of course any kind of mask policy will likely be directly related to what capacity ships will cruise with initially. I think it is a certainty cruise lines will resume cruises with ships at less than 100% capacity, although I don’t know enough to even take a guess at what percentage will be implemented.
  3. According to this forum, it appears there are going to be a lot of cancellations when the CDC likely makes wearing masks mandatory to some degree when cruise lines resume operations. The CDC has already placed way too much blame on the cruise lines for this pandemic in my opinion. Based on this, I don’t see a situation where the CDC allows cruises to resume later this year without making masks mandatory, assuming cruses resume in the first place.
  4. If you will be crushed by a cancellation, I wouldn’t book the cruise. Why set yourself up to possibly being disappointed if the cruise gets cancelled, which is definitely a possibility. We have already had several cruises cancelled due to this virus and I expect a few more will be cancelled in the next few months. However, I fortunately have a lot more flexibility when it comes to taking time off from work. I understand how your work schedule makes this decision even tougher for you.
  5. I could have posted that for you without hesitation. 😊
  6. Add me to the list who think you made the right choice, even though a balcony cabin is tough to give up. The thermal suite area on Vista class ships don’t compare to the ones on Dream class ships.
  7. I would be very surprised if they aren’t required when cruise lines resume operations, at least initially.
  8. This is a good sign in my book. I have always believed theme parks would re-open before cruise lines resumed operations, so I think this is a big step in the right direction.
  9. Agree 100%, although I don’t understand the RC forum reference.
  10. Other than the recent exception previously mentioned, Cheers has always been the same price (there have been price increases since Cheers started) regardless of the type of cruise and/or how many sea/port days are on the cruise.
  11. Disney Springs is already partially open, although the previous poster was most likely talking about the theme parks. On the local news the other night they mentioned Disney had submitted plans concerning reopening. We have had Silver passes the last few years that have blocked dates during the Summer, which you likely know. We will probably go this Summer if they waive the blocked out dates at least once or twice just to see what it is like. Should be similar at least to a small degree of what it might be like on a cruise ship under similar circumstances.
  12. RCI calls it OBC, but they let you use it prior to the cruise to book excursions, purchase drink packages, etc.
  13. I expect all cruise lines to modify their cruise contract to address something similar to this (that does not conflict with any maritime or other laws I am not aware about), which would apply to all passengers.
  14. If this becomes an issue (overbooking) I think the fairest process would be to go by the date booked. However, I can see Carnival implementing a process that gives priority to higher priced cabins like suites.
  15. I don’t understand your point about hospital ships and cruising. There are currently no Carnival ships being utilized as hospital ships.
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