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  1. That's what I'm talkin' about! Now that I am retired, I may be able to follow your lead Rob_H...
  2. And no studio balcony cabins (like on RCI's Quantum-class ships)?
  3. Yeah, I agree. Seems like there has been increasing resistance against getting the vaccine now than there was when the vaccine(s) were first rolled out. Strange. You would think it would be the opposite with people getting the vaccine(s) showing the non-vaccinated that there is nothing to fear and the vaccines are perfectly safe. I've had my 2 Moderna jabs; I'm ready to cruise!
  4. I totally get what you're saying and I also totally respect your position. The key word in your statement is "before", as in before covid times. Hopefully, when we the majority of us are vaccinated (or have natural immunity), we can get back to as "before". But until then, imo, having to take cruise line only shore excursions is a small price to pay during these covid times. Again, I respect your position. That's what is great about this country; freedom of choice.
  5. I guess this "long time" waiter's tenure with Celebrity came to an abrupt end.
  6. Agree. I would have no problem taking cruise line excursions only during these times. I just hope the cruise lines don't try and take advantage of the situation and jack up their prices for these excursions.
  7. I think by taking cruise-line only shore excursions, it will help in this regard. Cruise lines will most likely require masks to be worn on the excursion.
  8. I wouldn't put anything past the CDC. Heck, they want us to keep the mask on in between bites of food and sips of drink. Oh yeah, because the virus knows not to infect you when you are actually eating or drinking.
  9. Got to love the CDC's highly "scientific" recommendation; "take the stairs".
  10. Guess I'll have to try and book her during her short stay in NYC. But, if I have to fly to Florida, I will.
  11. I'd be o.k. with NYC. Shorter flight to NYC from Grand Rapids, Michigan (than to the Florida ports).
  12. It's o.k. Because we are vaccinated, the CDC is not requiring us to wear masks in our stateroom.
  13. Right on Ocean Cat! Did you notice that in the article that the CDC said you don't have to wear your mask inside your stateroom? Wow, how kind of them...
  14. Yes I have. I'm booked on Odyssey OTS for Feb 26 - March 6, 2022 out of Port Everglades (Ft. Lauderdale). I'll report back to you with the comparison of RCI's studio balcony cabins vs Celebrity's Single Infinite Verandas because I will be on Anthem OTS about a month before Odyssey OTS. I believe with the Single Infinite Verandas, the veranda has 2 large window panes, one above the other. The upper window pane lowers down flush with the lower window pane, creating the open-air balcony. Between the balcony and the stateroom, there are folding doors which can be opened allowing the stateroom to "blend" right into the veranda hence the term "infinite;
  15. That is what I am thinking; that they are just moving me up to deck 7. All these 2F's are located in the same area of the ship (basically mid-ship, a little aft), port & starboard (6 on deck 6 and 6 more on deck 7). I shall see when they send me the next e-mail actually identifying the cabin #. It's like waiting for my Christmas present! Now if RCI would do the same thing on the other Quantum-class ship I am booked on (Anthem OTS). I am also booked on Ovation OTS but somehow I ended up in a regular balcony cabin. Oh, now I remember; it's because of RCI's 60% off the 2nd guest promo (very "solo friendly"). So, a balcony stateroom with a bit more sq. , which will be appreciated because I will be doing a B2B2B (Sydney to Vancouver -> 37 days on board Ovation!).
  16. Wow, booked in the exact same stateroom, what a coincidence! I'm booked on the Apex in a SIV. Not sure about possible partially obstructed views (looking down at the lifeboars) on Apex, I do know about RCI's studio balcony cabins on their Quantum- class ships. You may have that partially obstructed view on deck 6 but you're o.k.one deck higher on deck 7. Speaking of, I was booked in a studio balcony cabin on deck 6 on Odyssey of the Seas. RCI just sent me an e-mail notifying me that they are moving me to another studio balcony that does not have a partially obstructed view. They are going to send me another e-mail with my new cabin # but I am assuming that they are moving me up to a studio balcony on deck 7. Sweet! Thanks RCI. .
  17. I'm booked on the Gem on Sept 12-19, 2021 R/T out of La Romana, Dom Rep. This will be my 2nd cruise in 2021 (can you tell I wanted to get back out there? Lol). I'm looking forward to trying one of NCL's smaller ships (less pax = less crowds). NCL may even further limit capacity (for social distancing), which would really give us a lot of room onboard.
  18. Also, RCL frequently runs their 60% off the 2nd guest sale which essentially lowers your solo supplement to 40%. I have booked multiple balcony staterooms under this promo.
  19. Hi. Would you mind sending me an e-mail? My e-mail address is; martycp60@gmail.com
  20. Monkey see, monkey do? Maybe RCI will do the same? (I hope so).
  21. Nice. I didn't even look into RCI's Air2Sea program but as I understand it, you can only change your flight to come in a day or two early? I'm flying in to Nassau 4 days early so I'm not sure if the Air2Sea program would let me do that.
  22. I didn't really have an issue with availabilities of flights. But price-wise, I found it interesting that it was less expensive to fly to Punta Cana, Dom Rep than to Nassau, Bahamas. I was even able to upgrade to Business class on my Dom Rep flights. I was also fortunate enough to be able to fly to Punta Cana instead of having to fly to Santo Domingo.
  23. Amen. I'm flying to Punta Cana in Sept to cruise on the Norwegian Gem.
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