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John Reid

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  1. When caught, will the perps get an FCC? It would be enormous.
  2. I can only speak from the experiences I have had. The only departure ports I have boarded with soda are Baltimore and Cape Liberty (drive-to's). This accounts for 18 sailings up to the last February cruising was available. I have brought two 12 ounce 12 packs of cans every time, whether cruising solo or with my wife. It was always allowed. Once I attempted to put the twelve packs in a checked bag for Anthem. It was sent to the holding room for inspection. When I went to retrieve it, the workers there wondered why soda was sent to them. It was returned to me with a lesson le
  3. Because at this point, the medical safety outcomes hoped for are conjecture, a guess. A Beta test of the protocols will give them insight into what to expect and how to tweak protocols. It is far better preparation than "keeping fingers crossed."
  4. I'm waiting for the Facebook to come out in a paperback version.
  5. Thanks; now I won't have to rush in the bathroom!
  6. First men's room I pass. Hey, it's been either a 2 hour, 15 minute drive to Baltimore or a 4 hour to Bayonne. Priorities. Then, if Anthem I head to the Solarium Bistro. Usually not crowded. If Baltimore, I always arrive "late," around 1:00 pm. Short check-in lines and the Windjammer starts to clear when cabins open at 1:00 pm. Sometimes the second stop is a specialty restaurant to book the 2 for 1 D+ reservation for night two.
  7. They have hired Thanos from "The Avengers: Infinity War" to come up with a plan. He has the experience.
  8. Alas, I believe it is now closed - permanently.
  9. Anthem, Bayonne, November 7, 2021 Anthem, Bayonne, January 9, 2022
  10. First, to think this is this Governor's motivation is ingenuous. Second, it is about as discriminatory as having to be clothed to go on a cruise. A disability, color of skin, age are not choices and need protection. Getting the vaccination is a choice. Choose not to, maybe one can't cruise. Last time I tried going to Harris Teeter naked, they stopped me from entering. How discriminatory.
  11. Everything I needed to know - and more! Thanks! J R
  12. Folks, It may have been answered in the past; I went back many pages and couldn't find a discussion. I've been off the board for almost a year but back and considering two new bookings. 1. Can a future cruise credit be used for the cost of a deposit? (I called RCI to ask 4 FCC questions. Three were answered with great confidence; this one was an "Uhhhh." 2. Can a future cruise credit be used to pay the entire fare at the time of booking, thus eliminating the need for a deposit? I went through a mock booking until the final step and it said I would get
  13. January 11, 2020. 12 nights on Grandeur. 4 canceled since then. None on the books. Would normally be on the Baltimore 12-night in both January and February.
  14. ". . . so I thought I would just put out there this idea of adding college mixers as young adult programming." The words of Lucy Van Pelt to Charlie Brown came to mind.
  15. Partying on a twelve-day from Baltimore??? I've done about 10. I'm 71 and feel I'm in the younger demographic on those cruises. If by party, one means placing a feather by the nostrils of a body that has not moved all day on a lounger in the Solarium or comfy chair in the Centrum just to be sure, than an RCI sailing from Baltimore is as wild as it gets. And I sincerely miss them badly.
  16. Uh, they can refuel without disembarking passengers. Don't overlook that it will be Great Britain making the final decision about potential docking, not Royal Caribbean.
  17. When a cruise line informs me of a great change they have made to improve my cruising experience, I know it's time to put on the Kevlar underwear to help prevent the screwing. Their "good news" - you are paying for all these great benefits whether you want them or not. Shocked that those who claimed nickel and diming are against it? Maybe because this has nothing to do with the nickel and diming concerns. Thinking that those not caring for this plan are just complainers finding something new to complain about? God knows they should be happy to have to pay for things they don't
  18. Eric Blair/George Orwell seems to be relevant to many aspects of American society these days. "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it."
  19. Debate? With facts like these to counter: "It seems citizens of the world are expecting governments to punish healthy people and wreck economies so that they can absolve themselves of personal responsibility"? Childish? You actually think you personal and shallow interpretation of the world view is the world view? I actually do want to apologize. I am sorry that I am so old that I fought in the Vietnam War. I'm sorry I lived to reach 71 years of age. I'm sorry that though I take good physical care, 71 takes a toll. I guess all people of Logan's Run-age or above sh
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