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Duanerice1

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About Duanerice1

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Ft Myers
  • Interests
    Triathlon
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Curacao

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  1. No... it's well yes.... Everything I said was true and you supported it. I didn't say you wouldn't get sick but the odds are very low. And it's 95% effective..... So, we either live like it works or we don't........ I choose to live like it works...
  2. Now that I'm vaccinated I am as protected as I can get. It either works or it doesn't. Whether someone else has the vaccine or not makes no difference. If it works it means I should never have to wear a mask or worry about anyone else wearing a mask or having a vaccine. If it doesn't then we are all in a world of crap. The only issue is if someone that didn't get the vaccine get's Covid and we get quarantined. We shouldn't because people that don't get vaccinated are on their own. Don't feel sorry for them, {assuming the vaccine is available and they don't have medical is
  3. My comment had to do with people that think they are giving away control because they use a TA. Not true. Same with a quick call to the TA. Just get a big one that works 7 days a week. So someone that books directly with Celebrity, which i do a lot before I move it to a TA, doesn't have any more control then me. Unfortunately, they are throwing away additional OBC. I get the Celebrity OBC as well as the additional TA OBC. Why would I want to throw away free money? You do want you want. Makes no difference to me. But when new people read these posts they should be informed
  4. I used to book with Celerity because I wanted 'control' of my reservation. Then I realized I was throwing away $300 - $500+ for a $3,000 cruise. That was crazy. So now I use a large TA and get the OBC. The prices are the same but I get some OBC and maybe dinner or tips, etc. I usually don't get to book their group booking cabins because I like specific cabins they don't normally have. I've never had a problem changing anything and never needed them on the weekend. I guess there could be a reason but it hasn't happened to me. Many times I have booked on the ship because of t
  5. I'm waiting until mask requirements are gone and I see how cruises will be when they come back. I'm really itching to cruise but too many other places to travel where I can walk down a street without a mask. And you know, 6 months after the vaccine is widely available, most restrictions will be gone. People want to forget. Cruising as I've known it will be back for the most part and that's what I'll wait for, And no, not afraid and yes, I've traveled, I eat out in restaurants, go to the gym, go swimming, biking and running....... Just not willing to spend the money until I d
  6. Ha. I live in SW Florida so that's daily for us. We bike ride to Sanibel every weekend. Looking for a change.
  7. I know most of us on here are chomping at the bit to get on a cruise, otherwise we wouldn't be on Cruise Critic. I see a lot of people willing to go ahead as soon as the lines start cruising. But as anxious as I am to cruise and looking at some of the great deals out there (sadly not Celebrity), I still can't pull the trigger and book one. I'm not cruising until things get back to "normal", whatever that is going to be. I'm fine with lot's of disinfectants, staff serving me at a buffet, etc. But I'm not wearing a mask on a cruise or not being able to go to a show because of soc
  8. Sorry, not visitors, people moving here. At least that is what the local news is reporting and what we are seeing (I'm a Real Estate broker). I guess it all depends on where we look as I don't always believe the local news. But, you should see all the new housing developments even in our little area. It's amazing. You can't find a house under $300k or if you do, be prepared as you'll usually pay over asking price with multiple offers on each house. But yes, tourism is way down, that's true.
  9. ABC cruise is my all time favorite. Just love snorkeling in those islands. We just rent a car and take our snorkel gear and go explore. OMG Cool Cruiser. I would have died!!!! 18 hrs before you were leaving...... GAAAA!
  10. We live in S Florida so we are OK weather wise - lol. We have rented a cabin in the mountains for GA in a few weeks. Should be fun and cool. Can't wait to see the leaves. My wife doesn't want to fly so that limits what we can do. Not interested in an AI since we don't drink. At least 30% of an AI is for alcohol I bet. Just not worth it. So we'll hang here and hope most of the tourists stay at home. I doubt it but one can hope. 😁 People complain about Florida but we are getting people in record numbers down here. They are fleeing from something.......
  11. I would not cruise in March. But not that I'm afraid of Covid but I'm not cruising with a mask. I'm not cruising with limited excursions. I'm not cruising until things are closer to the old "normal". And they'll get there, maybe not 100% as it used to be but close enough. I'm not paying the current cruise prices to have a reduced experience. Just not worth it.
  12. Would really like to cruise but will not do it until I don't have to wear a mask. If it's a year, two years, so be it. It would not be that enjoyable, especially for the premium prices they are charging. I do wear a mask whenever in public places so it's not that I am against them. Just wouldn't be a whole lot of fun. I'll wait. In the meantime we are heading to the GA mountains. Booked a nice little cabin for a couple of weeks.
  13. Agree but this is also the reason I won't cruise again for a while And it's not that I am against wearing a mask as I do now but I don't want to go on a cruise and have to wear a mask or social distance from others. For me it would just take the fun out of it. I'll wait until a vaccine is integrated into the population. I believe that once we get a proven vaccine then most of the precautions will be gone. People will put this behind them and we will start living our 'normal' lives again. Just human nature. Bless all those that sail during these times. Have fun
  14. Seems pretty common sense to me. Probably should have been following guidelines similar to these all along. Anyone sick with something that has the potential to be contagious should not be allowed to board. As for the chronic conditions, assuming they are not contagious then that's up to the traveler. Just my 2 cents
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