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  1. We go on the Equinox in February in a sky suite. I looked the menu in Luminae and it looked pretty good. But if in fact it turns out differently I am booked with Celebrity only thru February 2024 snd have already investigated alternate cruises on Seabourne and Windstar. A few more $ but it might be appreciably better. Decision time for cruisers and the lines. What is the tipping point?
  2. Probably too many sub variants now spreading to change this early in the winter season.
  3. That’s what I saw too but in looking at a few weather apps for several of the islands over the next few weeks it looks like clouds and showers almost everyday. But I thought some first hand observer might be better.
  4. Noticed in the various weather apps that the weather has been and seems to be for the next 2 weeks very cloudy and showers every day. How is it in person. I leave in less than 2 weeks.
  5. Been on Windstar myself twice. Contemplating Switching back after I complete my next 2 Celebrity cruises over the next 4 months if these cruises are not comfortable with the very relaxed rules and I or my wife pick up Covid.
  6. Well, I go on the Millennium in 2 weeks for a week out of San Juan. If I get Covid during or soon after the cruise I’ll be done cruising for awhile snd cancel my February cruise before the 11/20 final payment. This is test cruise with all my boosters and mask.
  7. Hope going out San Juan does cut down on number of passengers! Getting my bivalent Moderna shot on Monday. Suppose to be a little stronger. No Covid yet… Crossing my fingers. Probably no elevators or theater. Will wear a mask in transit. Got 2 flights from Virginia to get there.
  8. It is disheartening to know the newest booster is not that effective. If you started to feel sick on day 7 I would say you definitely got it on the ship. Incubation period is 3-5 days to symptoms. A crowded ship is a risk. I go in less than three weeks out of San Juan on the Millennium. Now I wonder about us.we are getting our omicron booster 12 days prior. Hmmmm.
  9. Stock analysts say the debt burden is just too much and see these larger cruise lines going into bankruptcy. They will reorganize to some level but common stock holders will lose it all.
  10. Yep. I do it quite often as my return flight many times is around 11:30 am.
  11. The better revised flight was done today. Finally,. but on my February trip to Fll I found a new flight at a savings of $300 per person from my original flight but was told this flight was not refundable snd required immediate payment. Jet Blue. At this savings I booked.
  12. Here’s a negative: over three weeks ago Jet Blue canceled my returning flight 11/12 from San Juan (2pm) and replaced with an un doable 9am. Immediately contacted FBC to change to 11:18 am flight on Jet Blue that works. Now 22 days later this change has still not been completed. Have made numerous calls. Promised by tomorrow, I will see. Jet Blue said they could not change as booked by a travel agent, if done direct it would have been changed immediately. Be aware!
  13. Well, now the 5 days to do the change/modification will take 15 business days. With that delay I hope my revised flight remains available. This is definitely a drawback to using FBC. If I had booked directly with Jet Blue the change would have immediately been done.
  14. No fee change was ever discussed. FBC emailed JB with the new flights we agreed on and gave me a request number. When I also called Jet Blue to change they only would do the change immediately if I paid a $50 per person to move the reservation from FBC to ownership by JB. Not very happy about that too.
  15. Well, early this morning I got a notice on my Jet Blue return flight from San Juan on 11/12 having changes. Oddly though it did not identify the change nor which flights. I went on Jet Blue app to see. I could see my return flight changed from 2:30 pm to 9:00 am, over a 5 hour difference. The app didn’t identify the change as a change. I had to call Flights By Celebrity to discuss the “new” flight was obviously too early. As explained FBC could not just change the booking immediately but send a formal request to Jet Blue for the flight change we agreed on due to the airlines change. This was necessary to protect my pricing and would take about a week to get resolved. Just seems odd it can’t be immediately changed in this circumstance. I’ll see how this works out by the end of the week.
  16. Pretty sad from Virginia , USA too. I guess God Save the King is now in order for King Charles III.
  17. Another reason it’s Delta or American only for me to Europe. Maybe Brussels Air.
  18. I worked for a UK firm snd had several UK sites reporting to me in the US so traveled quite a bit there. There is absolutely too much drinking by many in the UK so it follows it would migrate to short cruises. Brits coming on business to my large Corporate office in the US were all surprised that at lunch no body drinks alcohol like in the UK.
  19. I agree, never go to Europe in July or August. Maybe June. I would go mid September (my 9/11/23 cruise Rome to Barcelona) thru October. Never been to Alaska. I avoid anywhere ice is.
  20. Unless I’m really feeling bad, with no required testing now I will not even know if I’m positive or not as I will not be testing. Haven’t for 2 1/2 years now as I’ve felt fine . Only tested for my 3/26 cruise.
  21. But for winter 2023 the Equinox only is doing the ABC islands.
  22. I’ll post my review but the ride back is on a Catamaran from the dock at the bottom of the resort with a beach break. I’ll let you know how the ride to the resort goes.
  23. Yes, that’s about $100 cheaper than discount when I booked. But to get savings I need to cancel and rebook and that’s risks it not being available.
  24. I get insurance for my European departures but not my US departures.
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