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  1. You will be charged for 6 days. One time our sommelier suggested that we upgrade our plan the first night. Since we would have not gotten the full value of the upgrade that day we told him that we would upgrade the next morning, presumably with someone else. he offered to upgrade us then and there but only charge us for 11 days on a 12 night cruise. Maybe you could get the same deal if you ask.
  2. If you want to see NYC stay in Manhattan or Brooklyn. It is not easy to get from Bayonne to Manhattan by public transportation and taxis and Ubers are very expensive. If cost is an issue there are BandBs in Brooklyn near public transportation that is 30 minutes to Times Square.
  3. I will not cruise on a ship that isn't fully vaccinated. Period. And I'm sure I'm not the only one. If by some miracle my December 12 Anthem of the Seas cruise actually goes, I will cancel if the ship is not 100% vaccinated. NCL here I come. Yuch.
  4. It seems to me that fully vaccinated cruises should be allowed to be maskless. The risks in public transportation are that there will be a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated people. I personally will not go on a ship with any unvaccinated folks.
  5. This is great and important news George. Thanks for posting it.
  6. Where is the moderator? i come to this site to talk about cruising- not to be assaulted by right wing propaganda. I'm sure you folks can talk to each other on 8chan or some other lovely site.
  7. We love Perry and book cruises specifically to see him. We laugh our heads off in his lounge and don't mind being insulted in the least. He is the butt of most of his jokes. He is also an amazing pianist and I love the songs he performs. We know if Perry is on the ship we'll have a great time at night. We booked our last cruise on the Serenade of the Seas because of him. We booked a Royal Princess cruise because he was on the ship. i believe that he'll be back on a Royal Caribbean ship when we can get back to cruising and although I prefer everything else about Celebrity, we will be
  8. My husband and I, 72 and 74 respectively got our first shots of the Pfizer vaccine last Tuesday in Brooklyn. NYC is getting the vaccine it has into arms and I for one am thankful.
  9. I could easily imagine a federal vaccine requirement and I hope we will have an effective vaccine to mandate. The anti vaxxers put the rest of us at risk.
  10. Sorry to hear this but it makes me feel better to know I made the right decision when I cancelled.
  11. This is not flu. It is much more highly transmittable and it has a much higher death rate. I have gotten both flu and norovirus on cruises even though I was careful. My husband and I are both over 70. We are booked on the Serenade next week and are thinking seriously about cancelling. I am actually more afraid of quarantine on the ship than I am of getting the virus. If I do get sick I'd much rather be home. Our lives are worth more than $3000.
  12. We are thinking about booking an aft cabin on deck 7 (B3) on the Marina. The deck plans show these cabins as having larger balconies. Is this correct? We'll book one of these if the balconies are larger. If not, we'll probably book a more mid ship cabin.
  13. On the Serenade recently I was asked if I minded having my appetizer and salad served at the same time. Yes I minded and asking for the dessert order before the rest of the meal is served- I mind that too. Dinner in the main dining room used to be an occasion, now it's not up to the standard of low end casual restaurants on land. I have one more cruise booked on the Serenade and that will probably be my last. I'm not blaming the servers: they clearly have too many tables to serve.
  14. Thanks so much for this video. It makes me feel a little better.
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