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About Erik101

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    Walnut Creek, CA
  • Interests
    international travel and cuisines, wine tasting, movies
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    To be determined
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  1. We were booked for Harmony in November (Port Canaveral) this year but decided to lift and shift to November 2021. Our initial plans were to fly in to Orlando and spend a couple of days in Disney prior to sailing. That's all been shot to h*^# as we have no desire to fly for the rest of the year.
  2. Any of the 5 star resorts in Hawaii. I stayed in one in Maui and they kissed my a$s so much, I'm numb from the experience.
  3. Wait until the first week of August. That's when we'll all learn if the cruise lines are given the green light to sail out of Florida.
  4. The last time I wore a jacket was at the French Laundry restaurant only because they require it. The only time I wore a suit on a cruise was on Navigator. I didn’t enjoy having to wear multiple layers of clothing because I get hot easy and if I have to take off my jacket when I sit down to eat just so I can be comfortable, then there’s no reason to wear one. So I just go with a Hawaiian shirt and jeans that look like khakis and avoid the MDR during formal nights.
  5. Come back to this thread in August when the lines start sailing again. If they do start sailing, someone will post their onboard experience on YouTube. You’ll get your answer then.
  6. Same. But, I tend to be a generous tipper when it comes to our cabin steward since I see them on a daily basis. On the last night, I’ll hand our steward an envelope with cash and thank them for their hard work. I would do the same for the wait staff but for the last couple of cruises, my preference for specialty dining has increased where I don’t go to the MDR anymore.
  7. What’s worse is when I have colleagues who claim their carbon dioxide levels are increasing from wearing an N95. 🤦🏻
  8. At first I said no but after thinking about it, I switched to yes. I work in the ICU where I wear an N95 at least 3 to 4 hours straight. I can definitely handle wearing a mask in the cruise lines’ public spaces.
  9. Agree with you about the cabanas for only 2 people because it would have been only my DH and I which would have been too much. But I convinced his family to join us especially since the cabanas will provide distancing from the rest of the guests. Now, I’m looking forward to it. Hopefully, you’ll have some friends join you for your cruise.
  10. I understand your post is regarding your Alaska cruise but to answer your topic question, I’ve always printed my pass. It makes the embarkation (pre pandemic) so much easier, smoother and faster.
  11. My guess regarding cruise casinos is they are watching to see how Vegas will reopen their gaming floors on how they handle huge crowds. Interesting you mentioned separation already present in cruise casinos because from what I observed, the only time separation existed was in the mornings during sea days due to low guests volume. But at night, holy crud! I’ve always seen shoulder to shoulder. On my last Carnival cruise, there was so many people, I’ve had to leave several times because of the high level of noise and smoke. On restaurants, I watched videos on Disney Springs restaurants opening this week where the guests took off their mask once they were seated. But one thing I noticed is a lot of venues were outside which had tons of spacing. Makes me wonder if the MDR will be at half capacity.
  12. The masks requirement depends on the property. The casino in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho requires every guests to wear a mask while several of the Arizona casinos don’t.
  13. I’m one of those non smokers who will gladly “donate”. And the non smoking policy has been working well for Celebrity.
  14. Sorry but you’re not going to sail. The CDC has a no sail order lasting until July 24. I definitely would not book a flight if I were in your shoes.
  15. I’ll be glad to book a cruise on Virgin and I’m in my 40s. Their selling points for me are no kids and their food venues that are very different from other cruise lines. Very curious about the Korean bbq restaurant.
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