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  1. They use the intranet within the ships broadband instead of the internet, so no need for you to have internet connect. You will have an app on your phone for MSC and will get all of that info.
  2. I say there are 244, 598 reason why a vaccination would be a logical step. No one made me GOD (and sure not even remotely qualified), I am trying to put reasoning into options to start cruising again.
  3. Nope, not the same on grocery stores. In our state, looks like 25% capacity for these essential services will go into effect. All of the other places yes for airports and transportation services should be limited. Unfortunately, the spread has gotten worse and I am like a lot of people, wanting to go on a vacation and especially on a cruise ship, but the Barbados incident showed even having less than 250 people is not safe. I am not having Thanksgiving this year with the kids and relatives. Just trying to be cautious and really making it sad. Not going to be a safe Xmas I
  4. You should not be allowed on a cruise ship UNTIL you have been tested and UNTIL you have proof of having taken the vaccine. Also cruise ships should not be allowed to port unless they have a private island and all workers on that island have the same standards. I can not see going to an island (Caribbean) unless they have the same standards, even escorted excursions. I think the Barbados cruise ship showed that testing alone doesn't work.
  5. Thanks again for everyone's comments. I am going to get that book on Amazon. I am talking with a rep from Crystal and he does make good points of having a first class style treatment on there cruises, just not sure of the price point given that I still have to pay for flights. Some of the others have airfare included at Free or discounted. Right now I am thinking the Adventure Cruise with Viking as it has 14 days at the same price as a high end Crystal. Yes, I understand the service will be less, but we are thinking more about the ports and the sightseeing opportunities.
  6. Is Viking considered lower scale? I was looking at the Grand European Tour which is lower cost but is 14-15 days. Food seems to be a little less quality, but that just looking at different youtube views that I have seen. Crystal seems to be the highest quality with sort of everything is high-end. I think you pay for it, but is there a considerable difference between say Viking and Crystal. All cruises (especially in October) seem to be just 7 days. AMAWaterways seems to be somewhere between the two above. Its harder to find a lot more information about this li
  7. Wow, a lot of great advise. Some of my questions have been answered around room as I am pretty sure the Aquarium type seems just fine as long as we have a view. The reason on Caribbean cruises that we choose the balcony is just to relax at night, maybe get some fresh air as the ship is going from port to port. With these river cruise ships being so small, I would guess a lot of people just relax on the top of the ship as it is going from port to port. One thing I didn't ask is about entertainment during the cruise. Does the ship port in each area from say 8am to 10pm, so y
  8. Long time mega ship cruiser mainly in the Caribbean ports, we are going to take 2022 cruise somewhere in the France, Germany, etc. type ports on something like a Viking cruise. We are in our 50's and love wine and relaxing. Excursions could be food/wine related or just seeing sites. Price is not a problem other than we don't want to be gouged based on the room amenities. We like getting Balconies on regular Caribbean cruises and usually have the drink package and the specialty food packages. Many questions, but here is just a few: What is the best area to go for like 14 d
  9. Long time mega ship cruiser mainly in the Caribbean ports, we are going to take 2022 cruise somewhere in the France, Germany, etc. type ports on something like a Viking cruise. We are in our 50's and love wine and relaxing. Excursions could be food/wine related or just seeing sites. Price is not a problem other than we don't want to be gouged based on the room amenities. We like getting Balconies on regular Caribbean cruises and usually have the drink package and the specialty food packages. Many questions, but here is just a few: What is the best area to go for like 14 d
  10. As long as they say "You can't board this ship without a doctor's note that you have the vaccine". I am ready to sail.
  11. MSC just announced that they had a positive test on the second sailing prior to boarding. No only did that person not get on the boat, but the family of that passenger AND the family that came in on the same cab as the person that tested positive. I am fully on board of the way that MSC is implementing it's plan.
  12. Great to see Europe is getting back to cruising with a big ship going out of Italy this past weekend. Great to see, hopefully the week will be filled with great stories and the start of something close to normalcy. I agree that it will take some time, but has to start somewhere. Italy is a start, hopefully others will follow soon. Looks like the river cruises are starting up as well. Thinking positive as we get through the end of the summer and start of fall. If we can get all things in place, 2021 won't come soon enough.
  13. For that price, I would say 3 day. They are usually $299 for a 7 day cruise. I would check that most Thermal Spa's will not be open unless the COVID vaccine is found due to the social distancing restrictions. You will be able to go into the spa, but not use the pool area, the salt room, sauna, etc. They are not large enough to have guidance of number of people using. To that end, my wife and I always have gotten the pass to the SPA as it is a great place to go and relax. Hope for your case as it gets close to your sail date that they got everything done and it is open.
  14. Yes, it will drag for years and the court will ask you what documentation do you have that you cancelled, you will say that the I told the TA to do it over the phone, they will say they have no documentation of that, the judge will rule in their favor. Small claims court for you and a local company is one thing, small claims court with a large company becomes costly.
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