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    Western Caribbean

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  1. Potatoes, creamed spinach, various salads, stuffed mushrooms are on the standard menu, rappini. And I think if you tell them in advance, they could make something special she would enjoy...
  2. Yes, go for it! Great ship and lovely ports. Be excited!!
  3. How did anyone NOT see that happening? The deaths onboard were tragic, there will be those who look for recompense.
  4. If it means getting back to cruising, I will gladly be thermally scanned all day!
  5. It has become our tradition for my husband and I to book the steakhouse the first night. I book the cruise, pay the deposit, then immediately book the steakhouse. We love going the first night - the free wine and we look forward to the delicious food! It's a great start to the vacation.
  6. I can't see much enjoyment on a cruise if you have to be masked. If you enjoy sunbathing, swimming, the hot tubs, of course eating and drinking, I don't see how a mask figures into the equation. And forget social distancing. How can you have a dozen people in the pool or 4 or 5 people in a hot tub and maintain social distancing? How can you have a 6pm MDR dining time with hundreds of others and maintain social distancing? Or the comedy club or the piano bar? Or the Alchemy? My personal feeling is, and I know not everyone will agree with me...and that's ok, if people are still so apprehensive in group settings that they feel a mask is necessary and they are fearful of being closer than 6 feet from others, maybe cruising is not a good choice for those folks at this current time. I won't want to wear a mask and I won't want to be fearful of others in my "space" - I will just want to enjoy my vacation. So will have to see what rules are put into place before my October cruise and decide then. I will gladly sign a waiver if required.
  7. Rain and a bit of wind....and no cruise 😟
  8. None of life will be how we knew it, at least for awhile. This too will pass, I believe.
  9. Disney is one of those scenarios where I think social distancing will be next to impossible. Any theme parks for that matter, as groups of people freely wander those venues. Some areas may be able to distance, for instance the lines to ride, but the parks in general …. I can't see it happening.
  10. It would be quite impossible to "social distance" 6 feet in all the various venues on a cruise ship... The showroom, casino, MDR, pool/lido....seriously how? Even if you only occupy 25 or 50% of the cabins. It's literally impossible. I agree with a previous poster - those people who are very concerned and insist on 6 feet, face masks, gloves to live your life, maybe cruising is not the place for you at this time. Maybe not anywhere in large numbers of people - city streets, sports venues (at some point), concerts, movies, malls. I, for one, will not live my life in fear of doing the things I enjoy. It will be very much like the flu - seasonal, ever changing, and we will have to decide at some point if we want to live in a bubble, or go back to living the best normal life we can.
  11. We have a 4th of July booked. I hope they don't cancel, but halfway expecting it. I'm not in the least concerned about going.....I would definitely board if it doesn't get canceled.
  12. Rough road back for sure, but I absolutely have confidence Carnival and other brands will do it. Up to this point, cruising was a very popular and affordable vacation option. It was growing by leaps and bounds and most of the cruise lines were building new ships. It may take some time, but I have 4 booked and will continue to book them as long as I can afford to. Maybe the ships won't be quite so crowded for a few months - but it will continue to get back to normal in time.
  13. I'd climb the ladder to the top bunk for a cheap cruise! Beats being trapped in my house or work or fighting the crowds in the grocery stores. 😂
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