Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community


  • Content Count

  • Joined

About mayleeman

  • Rank
    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Columbia, SC
  • Interests
    DIY home renov, gardening & piano (wife), reading, photoshop, swimming, Jayhawks
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. I always thought it was something they should have just listed in the schedule for live entertainment!
  2. Farewell to another thread. Y'all just can't resist the political comments? In 3...2....1...
  3. Did you click on the alleged link in the email? Mine has no link, just "click here" which does nothing. Or did you call?
  4. My email is identical to the one above. We want the 100% refund. Guess what? The "click here" to start the refund process without having to phone is not an active link, or even an inactive link for that matter. So, guess it is the phones after all. Along with cruisers from 6 months of sailings that are cancelled. Darn, we were sitting so pretty...
  5. We could go there with these rules, flying is a 2.5 hr direct flight, and we would stay at our timeshare at Atlantis. The biggest difference for us would probably be having groceries delivered. If we don't go where people congregate, the mask requirements would be not much different than here in US. The travel insurance question might be an issue depending on if they require a medical repatriation policy. We have health insurance that is good overseas, but doesn't have medical emergency travel coverage. As has been pointed out, the questions about implementation will need to be answered. People talking about cruises: this doesn't seem to be an invitation to ships, I think. That will likely be a whole different set of rules many months away.
  6. Yes, that was my point. I edited the sentence that you highlighted, but forgot to change "identifying" to "preventing"! I guess it would not stop some notwit from travelling anyway, though, hoping to slip in. No fixing stupid. But all the more reason to require masks, I guess.
  7. Just a note about the 72 hour pre-flight test requirement: I don't think the purpose is to guarantee that all visitors will arrive in Aruba unexposed to the virus. As people point out, there are many avenues for acquiring the virus on the way. A test 72-hrs prior to flying would, however, be clearly helpful in identifying anyone who tests positive from arriving at the island and transmitting to others along the way. Most people don't get tested in their day-to-day, so anyone who tests positive would likely be seeing that result for the first time. No, a negative result doesn't guarantee a virus-free Aruba. But not testing can virtually eliminate any chance of early identification of virus carriers and will guarantee that someone who could have been kept away gets through. Aruba did not keep their infection rate down by being stupid.
  8. I mentioned shots of Lysol as a joke, unrelated in my mind to the reference by the Prez. So, of course, someone needed to take a potshot about it. Please let it go, on both sides. I should have said Jack Daniels or Vodka! (The tequila suggestion was appreciated, too!)
  9. For both washing and hand sanitizer, there is a recommended amount of time for rubbing your hands thoroughly. Hand sanitizer can kill or deactivate the virus, but if you miss some they are still there. But washing is considered better because the act of rinsing while rubbing also helps remove the virus and its remnants from your skin.
  10. Cool idea for surface transmission, but we have to figure out what to do about the breathing and coughing thing! Maybe Lysol shots?
  11. Maybe all lines you have to stand in will have a series of automatic gates like they open to let you get on the roller coaster platform. Six feet apart, like a series of little cages you are in as you advance to the front of the line!
  12. We've been on the same page since late January, IIRC! 🤜🤛
  13. I find it interesting that people who pooh-pooh the risks are so willing to ignore that we don't know anything yet about the long-term effects of this virus. But the correlation with increasing incidence of other debilitating diseases in children and young adults who contracted Covid-19 indicates that even those not "vulnerable" may have serious health consequences. "Recovery" and "no effects" are not necessarily synonymous. More data is needed, and I fear the virus is an iceberg in terms of the amount of information we do not see yet.
  14. @Aero45 I think that it might be helpful to remember that 7 months ago, there was no hint of the novel coronavirus that has now disrupted everything. Now, almost 9 million people have been infected and yesterday nearly 180,000 new cases were reported. We are almost at 500,000 deaths. The economies of the world are said to take years to recover. That cruise is 7 months away. With the trend seeming to indicate this pandemic will still get much worse before it gets better, do you think that this next 7 months can nevertheless include a successful vaccine and a return to normalcy and safety in all the places you would visit? I always opt for taking action sooner rather than later when doing so preserves more options. In this case, that would mean rebooking and might include a better chance, I think, of staying healthy--and alive. Good luck whatever you decide.
  15. 3rd party insurance. Still only 75% refund. But if we have to cancel for the reasons we are concerned, FCC would be useless.
  • Create New...