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About GaNavy

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Washington, DC
  • Interests
    cars, singing, writing, travel
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival, Princess, Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Caribbean, Transatlantic

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  1. Interesting thoughts, everyone. I had an April cruise cancelled, haven't booked another, and won't for the foreseeable future, at least not until late 2021. If there's a vaccine soon, great, but as someone who has worked in public health for over 30 years, I'd say don't get your hopes up too high...we aren't going to know how long it protects us for a long time, and if the polls are right that a third of the country won't take it, well, you do the math. I've said this on several boards: if I can never cruise again, I'm grateful for the ones that I've taken and will figure out other ways to enjoy travel. As for the future of the cruise lines, that will depend on their imagination. They and we will need to reimagine the experience...what does cruising look like in a world with a virus as sneaky and slippery and dangerous as this one? 6000 passengers on a ship? I seriously doubt it...now what?
  2. I feel sorry for everyone whose plans have been cancelled, including me. Those 5-day hops on Fantasy class (now Ecstasy class...?) are pretty close to perfect for me and my dollars. But let's be real: any of us expecting to cruise before at least March and probably later are going to be disappointed. There's simply no way right now to keep 3000 guests and crew safe, and that's a smaller ship. Imagine Mardi Gras or the Royal behemoths. I'm grateful for the opportunity I had to take 30 cruises, and though I would dearly love to take more, I can't imagine going anywhere near a cruise ship for the indefinite future. Thank goodness for photos and YouTube. Hope everyone is well and staying safe
  3. Media-generated hysteria? They took it because the President hyped it as a cure. The wife's eventual response? "Don't trust anything President Trump says."
  4. We all want good news, but perhaps this study doesn't quite qualify. There's no scientific evidence that this drug is effective against covid-19, and a man in Arizona just died after taking the drug (as it was incorrectly identified by President Trump) in the hope that doing so would keep him from catching the virus. Right now there is hope but no good news. There is a difference - hope is an exercise in faith, news does include information that quack remedies are being promoted, but it's also hard facts - see Governor Cuomo's press conferences for transparency and truth. Rainbows and unicorns aren't my idea of facts. And oh boy,, am I sorry I can't take my April cruise.
  5. Yep, you can. I think tips and casino are the only exclusions. And I wasn't aware of the casino until your post...probably b/c I have enough charges on my account to cover the shareholder benefit without the casino lol. Hope you have a great cruise!
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