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About Denny01

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    Shalimar FL
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    Reading, Socializing, Teaching, Kumihomo cord work
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    Transatlantics; Malta!

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  1. No, I will Not try that Junction! I consider any day below 40F darn right Cold and any water below 80F way too cold to get into. I’ve become a true Floridian. Ignoring a minor thing such as a Pandemic, I think Canada should keeps it’s boarders open until 31 Oct and then close it all up to visitors until May or so.....except Canadians can all come down here so I can enjoy watching them walk around in shorts and jump into that freezing cold Gulf of Mexico water that’s 65F in the winter!!! Some people just don’t understand such things as what is really too cold....and too hot. I realize it gets very hot here in the Fla Panhandle, but it’s really the humidity, not the temperature that’s a ‘bit’ of a problem. My daughter lives in Phoenix area and insists we need to move there. I explain that is tooooo hot, but she says its dry heat.......I remind her, my oven is ‘dry heat’ and thats toooooo hot! Den
  2. What?!?! What about all those nice 1,000+ people who jumped into that pool that holds 100 or so and now want to go to a beautiful, cool, low-humidity place such as PEI?!? I mean, aren’t you being selfish just because you don’t want a Bunch of Idiots invading your island and bringing just a touch of virus with them? How selfish! Trust me, we don’t want them coming here either: our highly intelligent commissioners and Governor just opened up our beaches and rentals. Come on down, my county has low infections rates and we don’t want to miss out being a COVID Hot Spot! Den
  3. Agree. And we are really hoping to take our May 2021 cruise and that’s with a flight to the UK and back from Norway. We have indicators that we May...May have a vaccine sooner than normal; we have indicators that we May.....May have a reduction in COVID infections. We also have indicators of a 2nd wave. Enough. COVID - a virus will decide when cruising opens up and I haven’t seen any posts from the virus. Den
  4. I realize most of us on this forum would love to be cruising now, but when posters say they are ready to cruise now, is that what they really mean? You would cruise now if somehow some Line started cruising?? As most have, I’ve cancelled cruises earlier this year, two; and unless COVID suddenly disappears this month, I”ll probably cancel my Oct 2020 cruise prior to my final payment date. And of course most of our ‘cancelling’ is when the Line cancels the itinerary. Even with some businesses and faculties opening up, I’m not about to climb into a ‘facility’ with 2,000+ and try to practice social distancing and hope no one in the 2,000+ are infected and the entire ship is then quarantined. No idea when any Line will open up. But I know when I’ll take advantage of them opening. Den
  5. I’ve booked my own, used my TA’s ‘good deal’ and Celebrity Air. I found Celebrity Air to be pretty much equal to my TA deals and at times cheaper than what I found on my own. I’ve found Celebrity Air to be handier for European flights. The only issue was I had three-legs flights on 2 itineraries. Called and got them changed once; the other time I had to stick with the 3-leggier. I usually fly from my small town to Atlanta and then across. Celebrity was accommodating on dates and if I wanted to go to or depart from another city than the Cruise had. I was able to select my own seats and so on. And as mentioned, I didn’t pay until final payment was due for the cruise. That’s a biggie. One very good thing with Celebrity (and my TA) was a one-way. Many websites and even Airline Websites don’t have very good deals or pricing for one-way. We’d fly over to Europe, do a TransAtlantic and then rent a car and drive home back to the Florida Panhandle. So a 1-way was very handy. Trying to get a good price on that on your own can be very tricky and Celebrity Air did just fine on that. Den
  6. The mind of a six year old is fascinating because they think so logically:A teacher was reading the story of The Three Little Pigs to her class. She came to the part of the story where the little pig was trying to gather the building materials for his home. She read…”and so the little pig went up too the man with the wheelbarrow full of straw and said, “ Pardon me sir, but may i have some of that straw to build my house?”The teacher paused and then asked the class, “ And what do you think the man said?”One little boy raised his hand and said very matter of factly, “ I think the man would have said,,,” Well, I’ll be dipped! A talking pig!" Den
  7. My least favorite food?? Trying to enjoy a dish listening to a table mate complain for the 2nd or 3rd time....which usually is the last time as we then ask to be moved. Oh, I hope I haven’t opened Pandora’s Box on this one! Den
  8. Excellent info. Realize there will be some errors, but greatly helps. One funny: Czech Rep ‘ports’ are closed to cruise Ships: Darn!!! And yes, I’m aware of river cruises, but I thought it was still funny. We need to find humor during this time where we can find it, no matter how weak! Den
  9. I try things that aren’t common in local restaurants.....lamb and escargot, and many of the soups. Hold off on most of the deserts and sneak over to El Bacio later to finish it all off!! I’m surprised we haven’t heard from the ‘Nothing is edible in the MDR’s’ posters!! I really miss them. Truly enjoyed the Edge’s four MDRs with their special dishes in each and the fun at the Edge restaurant. I enjoy beef and so on but cutting back and usually don’t get it on board in order to try other dishes. More than a few times have done the 3 or 4 appetizers as a meal.....I think good app’s is the mark of an good restaurant. Den
  10. As to the ‘I got mine\ cheaper’, yeah, there’s always someone who says they paid less......and of course we all know no one would lie. And personally, that’s why I don’t share what I paid or post what I paid or got as OBC and so on. If you are on a cruise and go around asking or posting here or on a roll call, there will always be someone who beat you, and if that’s bothers you that someone got a ‘better deal’, then I suggest you don’t ask or share. And of course, everyone who says they paid less is Always telling the truth. By the way, I just got reservations on the Apex in an Iconic Suite for $500 each for a 10 day cruise.....yeaaaah, that’s right!! Den
  11. Please let us know what TA costs you money. The price I’d pay directly to a Cruise Line or through some website is the same cost I’ve paid to my TA in Every Case, so no idea what you are referring to. And I’ll give you an example of what a Professional TA provides that you can’t get via your internet searches or some insurance company which only ‘assists‘ After The Fact: When flying back from Dublin into JFK after a week+ on our own and a tour set up by our TA, there was a major snowstorm. Our TA saw it coming; our flights (my wife and I were on one set of reservations and the other 10+ travelers with us who had just done the tour were on another) were cancelled. She got us on one of the last flights out of JFK that closed up prior to us landing so we’d not got it. She set up the other 10 who were originally on a later flight that was cancelled and nothing else available, on a flight out of Newark and a bus over to the airport. They got out also, and none of that would have happened without her actions while we were flying into JFK. So go ahead and keep looking on the Internet or calling some insurance company - that solves all problems. Den
  12. What a great post!! Especially since it agrees with mine!!! Den
  13. The OP’s problem is with their TA, not some cruise line. As you read through so many of these threads and posts, its as if so many have accepted that their ‘TA’ was there just to book their cruise and nothing else and then expect a cruise line to respond to every email/call made by 10’s of thousands of passengers on issues that their TA should be handling. And yes, the Lines are way too slow returning deposits and payments which is their job, but much of what is being expected of some Line is really what a TA should be doing. I’d suggest we all rethink using these ‘Big Box’/Website TA’s and consider finding a true professional TA. Said by a guy who booked on their own, booked with Lines, booked with 800 and website services. And n the last 4 years, been using a local Real TA and that has saved me in many ways well beyond money. Den
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