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  1. I really don't understand what the big deal is about wearing a mask in public - I do it as a sign of respect for others and honestly it makes sense to me that it does help contain some viral droplets. Why not do it? Do you not wear a seatbelt in a car? Are your personal freedoms compromised because we are required by law to wear one?
  2. And you could really be happy just staying in your cabin and balcony for an entire week or more? Other than the sea view how is that really much different from what we are doing now at home? I have a lovely patio with a beautiful view - I can stay here and and relax while reading a book with a cocktail and save thousands with no worry about a mask, social distancing, or contracting a virus.
  3. Agree, just my opinion but I don't see them doing that - how would they possibly give refunds quickly enough not to have a situation where they were accepting money for new bookings before refunding the original bookings?
  4. This is the way to go. I made a claim and within two weeks received the credit for a canceled June cruise.
  5. My guess is most cruises, especially the ones until the end of this year, are already booked at 30% so why would prices increase? I think a lot of 2021 cruises are also booked at 30% also - just because of Lift and Shift, if no other reason.
  6. It's my understanding that RCI and Carnival Corp do have a financial plan for that exact thing, so apparently they are planning for that possibility. Any business would be crazy not to have one - because it very well could happen. Do you think they are really just winging it day by day? It's NCL that looks a little dicey as far as surviving, but I haven't followed that as closely, so perhaps they also have a plan.
  7. All it will take is for an outbreak to occur on any cruise ship and it will be the end of the industry - at least for a long time. They can't afford for that to happen, so regardless of how much people want cruising to start back up, IMO it isn't going to happen anytime soon.
  8. I agree with the herd immunity, but it will take some time to see if they have reached that. Protect those with the highest risk and let everyone else go on with their lives. Unfortunately, we have become such an adverse resistant society that we must be protected at all costs.
  9. Just maybe by then we will have some effective therapeutics that will prevent people from getting to the critical stage and even having to go to the hospital. I know that would be a game changer for me.
  10. So do I - on Oasis. Final payment isn't due until mid August, so I am just waiting to see what happens over the next couple of months. At the end of the day I will probably take Lift and Shift and wait until next year.
  11. And next will be August 31, and then September 30, then October 31, then November 30 ....................
  12. When is your final payment? I have a November cruise booked and mine isn't due until mid-August. I'm holding off to make a decision about what I want to do for a while. Mine is just a Caribbean cruise and I understand yours has more moving parts to it, but can you just hold off for a few more weeks before you decide?
  13. And yet there are those like me who after 60+ cruises who have never wiped anything down in a cabin and have never been sick on a cruise. Guess I would rather risk occasionally catching something than worrying about it. And overall, I still believe I'm healthier because I allow some germs into my life.
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