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MtnSeaGirl

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  • Location
    VA
  • Interests
    Cruising, Canyons, and Painted Desert
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival, RCI
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Southern Car
  1. PC 462 - I want to say I am sorry your ports were changed. Our head understands the reasons, but our heart is disappointed. It is a blow if you booked your Journeys cruise based on destinations / ports. We have been looking at that same cruise for a later year for a special anniversary. It would have been hard to swallow even though it is deemed safer. Wishing you wonderful memories on your new destinations.
  2. We have always cruised out of Florida or San Juan. We are looking at two cruises for our 30th anniv. One leaves out of Florida and is a nine night cruise with three sea days. The other is a twelve night and leaves out of Baltimore with 5 or 6 sea days. Ports are similar and all are repeats of past cruises so ports are not a deciding factor. I sure like what seems to be the convenience of Baltimore as we can drive there in 5 hours instead of the 14 to Florida (or fly to Florida). But, I am wondering how many of the sea days would be COLD COLD COLD. Of the first three sea days in the dead of winter, would you reasonably expect one or two sea days to be uncomfortably cold? I am certain the first and last sea days could be bitter. I know that no one can predict the weather; just wondering if anyone has done a cruise out of Baltimore in winter and what it was like. Neither of us are sun babies; we love the warm ports, but past cancer keeps either of us from toasting ourselves for hours on deck. We prefer to lounge under the lifeboats with a good book watching the waves. Thank you for your help.
  3. We have always cruised out of Florida or San Juan. We are looking at two cruises for our 30th anniv. One leaves out of Florida and is a nine night cruise with three sea days. The other is a twelve night and leaves out of Baltimore with 5 or 6 sea days. Ports are similar and all are repeats of past cruises so ports are not a deciding factor. I sure like what seems to be the convenience of Baltimore as we can drive there in 5 hours instead of the 14 to Florida (or fly to Florida). But, I am wondering how many of the sea days would be COLD COLD COLD. Of the first three sea days in the dead of winter, would you reasonably expect one or two sea days to be uncomfortably cold? I am certain the first and last sea days could be bitter. I know that no one can predict the weather; just wondering if anyone has done a cruise out of Baltimore in winter and what it was like. Neither of us are sun babies; we love the warm ports, but past cancer keeps either of us from toasting ourselves for hours on deck. We prefer to lounge under the lifeboats with a good book watching the waves. Thank you for your help.
  4. Thank you all for your responses. I did not intend to cause a rukus or cause anyone wanting an " ignore thread " button..... which is why I don't post a lot. One snarky answer can make you say it is not worth it. Most all of you were very helpful, and I appreciate it. I was hung up on why we would need proof of vaccination if the vaccination was not expected to last as long as our booking (such as booking a year or two out). What you said made sense. Maybe one day all this will be a distant memory and life will resume as it once was... Thank you again. Happy Cruising!
  5. When I had my vaccine early this year, the Health Industry was saying the vaccine may last six months but may last longer. They basically told us at work that they were going for six months and hoped for longer and possibly a booster to come later. Which is why I had the question. I am only a couple weeks away from being six months already. I hope that the antibodies do indeed last a long, long time.
  6. Please no flaming. Sincere question. I had the dreaded COVID even though I did everything right ( essential worker ). I def do NOT want it again. I had the vaccine when it became available early this year. So, I don't have a problem with the vaccine requirement to cruise. When I had the vaccine, I asked how long it could be expected to last. Six months? Nine months? Need a booster? The answer was they did not know. Months later, we ( at work ) still don't know and no booster is available. I want to book a cruise for our 30th anniversary....I see the requirement for 95% to be vaccinated. How will this work when the vaccine may or may not last that long? Someone could book a year in advance and the vaccine have "worn off" by the time they cruise so the vaccine passport may not mean as much as it does a few weeks after being vaccinated. I am genuinely asking what you know about how this will be handled. I am not debating the need for the vaccine requirement. Like I said, I def do NOT want this again. Thank you in advance for your kind answers.
  7. We are currently at a beach in SC. We went to a little local mom and pop that always has a buffet of Southern veggies and a couple meats. They give you a paper plate, silverware ,and a clear glove. You use the glove to serve yourself from the buffet. It was fast and clean. I have to admit that I am concerned about all those plastic gloves in the trash, but it did work. As for cruising, we don't always want to eat in the MDR. It can be cramped, slow, and loud. The seating areas in the Buffet area are quiet, and you can eat without waiting for the different courses to be served. Some nights we enjoy the MDR; some nights we enjoy the Lido Buffet.
  8. Sitting here reading your review on a cold, rainy evening. Your reviews are always wonderful! Thank you so much for the details you put in, and for Patti's pictures!!!
  9. I totally agree. We have been on one RCI cruise and were pleasantly surprised by how good the food was on their buffet and how long they had it open on port days for lunch. They had more substantial fare than Carnival in addition to burgers and such. I did not care for their MDR though for dinner. After two evenings in their MDR, we ate on Lido for dinner or in their steakhouse. Carnival is our favorite cruise line. Just gotta give RCI it's due for lunch.
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