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  1. Had that exact same experience with the last minute changes/shortening cruise, etc. Ditto the indifference, petty upcharges for everything, etc.
  2. All fair points. Again, so many factors contribute to what's the best fit. Adding children to the equation would be a huge game changer, and if indeed the OP is taking a family vacation, that would be an important consideration. If keeping with more traditional expectations presents an issue, then absolutely NCL would be a more suitable choice between the two lines mentioned. There are just too many points to consider to say unequivocally one over the other would be best for Carolyn. For me, the choice is one thousand percent Celebrity. I prefer the "feel" of Cel
  3. Agree wholeheartedly with the responses. The only "plus" that I can give NCL is their entertainment offerings, however, I hate that you have to book your reservation in advance (or wait in line for no-shows). Depending on your situation, NCL does usually offer more for solo travelers, so that could be an important factor. In my experience, the differences between these two lines are huge in the areas that I value most: Customer service, food quality, on board atmosphere. Since those things are wildly subjective, obviously opinions will vary. However I
  4. Now all I can visualize are the amazing gentlemen who wear their kilt on formal night, with the updated addition of a hoop. Finally, the question will be put to rest as to what is worn beneath the kilt. 😉😁
  5. Interesting question. Will look forward to the answers.
  6. Thank you for the updated information. Do you know how many passengers and crew were on this ship by any chance?
  7. That's a good point. There are always people that have symptoms on board.
  8. To the OP or any others that were on this sailing : I have read there were many pax displaying symptoms whilst on board. It has also been said that you were told no one on the ship was sick. Do you have any knowledge if the Eclipse had C19 tests on board? I'm sure passengers had to be concerned, and no doubt it was widely discussed. Every time someone coughed or sneezed, it would be impossible not to wonder. Was the question ever directly asked to the staff or crew? I'm thinking either at GS or maybe during one of the Q&A sessions. From most accounts I've s
  9. I really wanted to do this leg too, since it would be a quick flight to SD, and Vancouver is within driving distance. I kept watching each once of the cruises, trying to decide if I should pull the trigger and book since I knew it was going to be getting worse and worse. I thought if I waited and just did the last leg, it would be okay by then. Maybe it will be repeated next year.
  10. I agree 100% with each of your statements. It will take a while before the risk/reward ratio is acceptable for me.
  11. Okay, thanks. I've been looking at several different threads and figured I must have confused which was which. I came to check back to see if the OP had answered my question, but I couldn't find my question! As for my earlier response to you regarding the January 20 date, it wasn't intended as a contradiction at all, I just wanted to explain how long ago people in our part of the world (you're just a few hours North of me) were more keenly aware of the speed with which C19 was spreading. Thus our much earlier isolation. I had been looking at booking this very cruise,
  12. First of all, I'm glad you made it back home safely. I, too, had been following since the beginning, as I was looking to go on a spring cruise. In fact, I had been invited by friends to join cruises that now have had serious issues. I just wasn't comfortable with what I was seeing, and decided that, for me, it just wasn't worth the risk.
  13. Just a point of consideration. The first DOCUMENTED case of COVID19 was in the Seattle area on January 20, 2020. And I know you were not asking me about self quarantine, but I have been self isolating for 6 weeks.
  14. Looking back at the OP, which was January 30, 2020, and reading all the responses, gives an interesting perspective.
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