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  1. Some real good news. IF everything plays out as the article says, there's a very good possibility that by 1st quarter of 2021 that vaccine with be available.
  2. When people are being kicked off ships and left behind at ports, people will start following the rules. If they're "locked away" in their cabin for the remainder of the cruise, people will start following the rules. If you hit them in the pocketbook, people will start following the rules. The cruise lines will need to be extremely tough of their passengers. If they catch you breaking a rule, you get one more chance. They take your info by scanning your card and if anyone else in your group, whether it's one other or 10 other people, breaks the rules, every
  3. I'd say 75% FCC, especially if it's unambiguous. But I wholeheartedly agree with what the OP said!
  4. Completely the opposite for me. I hated Blu. I much prefer the main dining room. And while the spa facilities are nice, we weren't able to take full advantage of them because, on our cruise, it was always crowded. It was not an enjoyable experience for us. I really like Concierge, I do like the perks, plus location, location, location. I'd rather spend less money for the perks minus the spa and separate dining room. IMO, rather than make Blu the only option, they should give people the choice when booking where they want to dine. Then I might reconsider
  5. It's an assumption. And you know what they say when you assume...
  6. Been there once, and I was good with it. My wife and I are not "beach people". We usually meet up with a friend while in Cozumel and get a massage from her.
  7. The final bit of my refund should be hitting up in the next 5-7 business days. The taxes and fees. And then I'll have everything back or turned into FCC from 3 cruises. Two I cancelled well before final payment and one Celebrity canceled after final payment.
  8. Some very interesting research done on the virus: https://elemental.medium.com/a-supercomputer-analyzed-covid-19-and-an-interesting-new-theory-has-emerged-31cb8eba9d63
  9. Swine flu vaccine in 2009? Just guessing. I do know there were a few deaths because of it, but the odds of them figuring that out were extremely slim even if they took years to develop it. It was a very rare nerve disorder that affected something like 1 out of 10,000,000 people.
  10. "You can't fix stupid." ~ Ron White
  11. My wife and I would be in the second phase. She's over 70 and diabetic and I'm diabetic. And everything that's mentioned is pretty much how I saw things happening with who gets the vaccine first, etc.
  12. Promising news: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/covid-19-vaccines-reach-final-stages-who-will-be-first-n1239014
  13. IIRC, the shingles vaccine needs to be kept at -5° F. It's given pretty much ASAP once you request one.
  14. K.T.B.


    Yes. I had a booked cruise for Oct. of 2021 when my Aug. cruise was canceled. I was just able to apply my FCC to it.
  15. Their population numbers are way off. BUT I'm sure there's some "bleed over" in terms of people with medical conditions and people over the age of 65, as well as with essential personnel. Best guess, maybe about 150-175 million people make up the 4 groups they mention in the article.
  16. My cruise, that was to have sailed on August 9th, was canceled on June 23rd. We received our FCC on August 18th. Still waiting for taxes and fees to be refunded though. Just recently got the FCC for our excursion on that cruise on Aug. 24th.
  17. We'll, how about this one? My wife is from St. Charles, MO.
  18. Excluding our cruises that have left from San Juan, the cab drivers who took us to the the ship for our last 4 cruises have been from the Chicago area. To go even further, the last time we were in Las Vegas (2006), the cab driver who picked us up at the airport was from the Chicago area. Literally the town bordering mine! (I'm in one of the W/SW burbs. Think "zoo".) We talked about what had changed, how things were when he lived here, etc.
  19. PTC Dawg wins the thread.... But here's mine form 2003! Carnival Celebration.
  20. Covid is a variation of SARS. Its actual name is SARS-CoV-2. Is the cruise line going to guarantee that all the tests are 100% accurate? (FYI: Even the most accurate test has about a 20% false positive failure.) I'd hate to be the passenger who gets a false positive and is kicked off the ship.
  21. Wasn't my cruise for the first leg. Started in Hawaii, ended in Vancouver and the next cruise began in Vancouver.
  22. Yes. On my first Alaskan cruise there was a group of people who did just that. So unless something has changed since 2006, you can.
  23. It depends on which vaccine you're talking about though. AstraZeneca is well ahead of where they need to be. They'll be able to deliver its full order to both the US and UK by December, which is 400 million doses (60 million for the UK). No idea about Pfizer.
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