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    Tampa area, FL
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    Cruising! Also reading, other travel.
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  1. I have the same reservations about an upcoming TA -- well, "reservations" is probably too harsh, since I am beyond excited about the ports (Greenland! Iceland! Scotland! Northern Ireland! Ireland!) Nonetheless, I'm very curious about those 10 sea days in the north Atlantic, and wonder if we will go a little stir-crazy.
  2. Have read on multiple sites about construction at the Manhattan Cruise Port, and the resulting closure of one of the terminals, thus moving departures to the Brooklyn port. I have not read what the expected ETA is for reopening in Manhattan -- does anyone have reliable intel? We are due to sail out of Manhattan for a TA cruise next June; so plenty of time, but just interested if we, too, will be relocated. Thanks in advance.
  3. Our favorite activity is the Sea Day Brunch. However, our very favorite thing to do is a non-activity: doing nothing -- lazing on the balcony, watching the world go by!
  4. Many of the "big" poolside activities are on sea days -- for example, the Hairy Chest Contest (if you're into that, LOL).
  5. As an experienced cruiser, I have been in a ship's infirmary twice -- once with my daughter who developed strep throat, and once with my SIL who fell and had a bad sprain. Both times. we were treated very compassionately and efficiently. Charges were around $100, par for the course I thought. As a very experienced (read "old") ER nurse, I work in a hospital (in a port city) that receives patients all the time from cruise ships; they have been airlifted by the Coast Guard. Each time, I have been impressed by the care the patient received while on board, before coming to us -- they have received heart attack and stroke care consistent with all current care standards, and have had their lives saved. So please excuse the eye roll at going to the infirmary for a Bandaid and then complaining .....
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