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  1. Yes, fingers crossed that both Australia and New Zealand will open up next year. I have been to Australia twice, but not NZ. But if they don’t open, there are still other places I would like to visit. I hope to make it back to Singapore one of these days.
  2. Pricing is crazy, even on an interior for 7 days...I looked at the Nov 19th, and I’m paying less on a 9, 16, 10, and 8 day on the Ovation next year. Also my price on the NZ 11 day is only $40 more. The Ovation are all in virtual balcony cabins. No way, as a solo, would I pay $2100+ for a 7 nt. to Mexico. Yikes!
  3. I have one on the Ovation next Mar-May, B5B-54 days. I’m a solo traveler and have no need for a suite or even a balcony. I like interiors for my own reasons.
  4. My daughter just got her J&J on Tues., and also mentioned the pressure, which I didn’t feel at all with my 2 Moderna’s. She actually got flu like symptoms, about 6 hrs later, which lasted over a day.. She’s an NP, and has seen hundreds of patients over the last year, and hasn’t gotten sick. We were thinking maybe she was asymptomatic and had Covid, and that’s why she had the reaction she did. We will never know.
  5. When I first started cruising in 1980, it was 10/11 day cruises to the Caribbean and Mexico. When my kids started cruising with me, it was still the Caribbean on shorter 7 day cruises, because of school. Once I got a passport, and retired in 2010, the Caribbean is the last place on my list (next is Alaska) for cruising. As others have said, there are a lot of families and working people out there, that can only take 7 day cruises. The Caribbean offers quite a few destinations, even though for some of us who have been around for a while, it’s a been there, done that scenario.
  6. I agree with you. Both spots would be perfect to add in New Mexican Riviera ports, besides the usual. Would love to go to Zihuatanejo and Manzanillo again.
  7. John (John&Lala) would quit cruising Royal if they got rid of Cats.😉
  8. Unfortunately, the Ovation is not stopping in Victoria in 2022, the day before Vancouver, it is stopping in Seattle. I am actually on a B5B, embarking in Sydney. Some Seattle locals, who are embarking in Sydney, are hoping to disembark on the Seattle stop.
  9. That was my quote from the Roll Call, and this happens every year. Literally dozens of posts on this subject. There are ways around it, but it either means embarking the cruise in a foreign country or jumping to a different ship for one leg. This happened to friends many years ago, after they had made air and hotel reservations. It was another cruise line, but the cruise line was very accommodating in helping them with cancellation fees. Since their fiasco, I have become quite knowledgeable on the PVSA and would not pass misinformation. I try to let people know ahead of time, so they
  10. Great pics. No, I went in 2012 and 2014 on another cruise line. Sure brings back memories.
  11. The tours I went on included the stingrays, sharks, and snorkeling at a coral reef. It also included a Polynesian lunch on a motu. I think you would definitely remember Patrick. There are pictures of him if you google and videos on YouTube. The link I posted also has pics of him. I have done the 3/4 day tour.
  12. Was it Patrick’s tour in Bora Bora? Definitely the best one there. I have done it twice and next year on my visit will probably do something else, but it still remains one of my faves. https://maohinuiborabora.com
  13. And this is why I go to Gordo Lele’s, which is about a block behind Cabo Wabo....2 tacos and a beer for about $3
  14. Nope, not from West Coast, and not to the Caribbean ( or Atlantic).
  15. That’s how I feel as a solo in an interior on a B5B on the Ovation Mar-May 2022. 54 nights for 216 points. For a solo, it gets me past the magic 340 number to get a 150% on some future sailings.
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