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  1. No true. Some are cruise addicts who can’t wait to get to the Diamond Lounge free Happy Hour drinks! 😂
  2. I am. It's the bottom of the 9th, tie game, bases loaded, no outs and our best hitter is at the plate. There is a half-a-dozen ways to score the winning run & you can just smell the victory. Now all that is need for the batter to hit the ball.....and not into the rarely seen triple play. That's where we are at. It's only a matter of time for the winning run to be pushed across the plate. Don't pop the champagne corks just yet. I'll wait until a good majority are fully vaccinated.
  3. My bad, I didn't realize it was Jun - Sept for Adventure or Vision. But that gets them closer to the magical Nov 1st date. I can see Royal continue to add additional sailings to both ship from Bahama and Bermuda or simply shift them over to Florida when the time comes. Hopefully the experience will give Royal a leg up over Carnival.
  4. One of these days, I'm going to catch what you originally post before you change you mind. 😀😇
  5. Thank you for this. It has always been my thought that the cruise lines were going to "wait out" the pandemic instead of putting in the time, effort and money to try to comply with very difficult regulations which carry high risks (possible outbreak on ships & the PR nightmare that would follow) and minimal payback with only a few ships sailing at restricted capacity. The NSO gave the cruise lines perfect cover to lay low while the CDC took the heat for "trying to destroy the cruise industry". Not sure why that would want to do that but apparently that is a very common opinion here on C
  6. Hopefully the vaccinators will not be partaking in said celebrations until after their shift is done 😀
  7. Water-proof vaping devices only. Water logged cigarettes floating the in water are no good for marine life.
  8. The 90% probably includes future flights 6 months out, not flights right now.
  9. American Airlines says that bookings are 90% of pre-pandemic levels. It also expects to have it's full fleet flying by May. https://people.com/travel/american-airlines-travel-bookings-recovered-90-percent-since-pandemic/ https://onemileatatime.com/american-airlines-ungrounding-planes/
  10. Price/value. Between pent up demand and reduced capacity, if the price is to high, I won't go. But that was true pre-pandemic too so.... Mask and social distance. I have to see how those potential policies play out. Having to put a mask on everytime I go to the Pool bar, which can be quite often some days, or not being able to get into Schooner bar because of capacity restrictions would be a deal breaker.
  11. Sounds like you are somewhat serious, have worked hard all your life and really enjoy it and all the rewards that it brings. At the end of the day, that is all that matters👍 Much like food, music and MDR dress codes, humor is subjective.
  12. Much like Halloween, Aprils Fool Day is not just for kids anymore. Although Volkswagen might have taken their name-change joke a little too far. Apparently, some did not find Voltswagen all that funny, especially after announcing that it was NOT a joke when in fact, it was.
  13. I'm thinking if they allow smoking in the entire ship, it'd be so much easier to enforce social distancing as well as mask policy for those not actively smoking. Forget the 6 feet rule, people may want to stay 12 or 18 feet away from each other. I'm sure a few, well-placed smokeless ashtrays would control interior air quality. 🤪
  14. According to Cruise Critic News feed, which I'm guessing is somewhat accurate and up-to-date: American Cruise Lines: ACL restarted in March 2021. American Queen Steamboat Company: Restarted March 21, 2021. https://www.americancruiselines.com/ https://www.americanqueensteamboatcompany.com/ River boats with capacity similar to airplanes. It's a bit of a stretch but I guess that makes the 2 totally unrelated industries somewhat, kinda comparable. The 6000+ passenger with 2,000+ crew member ocean going vessels are more comparable to large
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