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emeraldcity

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    Ohio
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    Travel,dancing,meeting people
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    Royal Caribbean
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    Hawaii!!!!!! <3

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  1. Looks amazing so I had to do some research: "Puppy was based on a small wooden sculpture of a terrier which Jeff Koons created in 1991. Although this original manifestation was a diminutive 52 cm tall, Koons chose the terrier because he believed it would be disarming and non-threatening regardless of the scale." https://www.guggenheim.org/news/bilbao-jeff-koons-puppy#:~:text=Since 1997%2C Jeff Koons' monumental,before the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.&text=The museum recently undertook this,hues of red and pink.
  2. Add me to the list of people who love the sea days. The more the merrier. I don't really care about what day of the week it is … it's Day 5 or Day 6 … not Tuesday or Wednesday. You can join in activities around the ship, or do nothing at all. I believe I read almost a book a day on the March TA on the Allure. It was wonderful and relaxed.
  3. We switched from a 7-day Rhapsody Greek Isles this year to a 9-day Odyssey Greek Isles next year. I didn't even try to get price protected because I am getting an extra two days. I'm just content that there was no change fee.
  4. I'm actually looking at that one. Lots of available cabins too.
  5. You missed your chance … the Allure did the March TA with 4000. Constant movement of people upgrading throughout the first part of the cruise.
  6. Pardon my cynicism, but it sounds like she was trying to find a project to assign to you … and it worked.
  7. Can't argue that point. It's a fantastic class for sea days … inside or out. Did you notice how the Boardwalk always seemed warmer than Central Park?
  8. They are likely to park several ships for 11-12 months … and the Oasis class will be a likely target since they have so many cabins to fill. If they start sailing with part of the fleet, I tend to believe it will be Freedom or Voyager class.
  9. I agree. I'm just sitting back and waiting for them to get around to admitting it and cancel my sailings.
  10. I'm starting to adjust my expectations. I was on the Allure TA in March and am booked for the November TA to bring her back. I also have an October Greek Isles booked on the Rhapsody. I'm 95% sure that the Rhapsody will never head to Europe this year, so I am certain that cruise will get cancelled. As for the Allure TA, I am starting to adjust my thinking to the concept that it will not be an option for me, even if it sails. For one, I am 70 and while I'm certain that my doctor would sign a permission slip for a "field trip", my children suffered enough anxiety in the final days I was on the cruise and during the 2-day process for me getting home. I think they'd be pretty upset if I announced I was doing another cruise before a vaccine is developed.
  11. Oh, people know what cruise line it was. If you recall, after the Concordia, Carnival had to virtually give the cruises away to get people to book ... and the Concordia was a Costa ship ... but people were well aware that Costa was owned by Carnival.
  12. So sorry to hear about your cousin. It's more than just headlines when it hits someone you know.
  13. The University Hospital System in Cleveland has launched an initiative for local sewers to create masks. The following is taken from their website. You may wish to advise you friend that the current crisis means that even the CDC is backing homemade masks in certain situation that do not involve direct contact with virus patients, and they can point to this as reference. "UH is looking for talented individuals who can sew homemade masks for our caregivers. Under normal circumstances, a fabric mask is not recommended for clinical use. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are adjusting in accordance with CDC guidelines and expert counsel. At this time, these fabric masks will not be used by health care team members caring for COVID-19 positive patients. The masks will be made available to: (1) Visitors to our facilities; (2) Caregivers who are not involved with direct patient care and are at low risk of catching COVID-19 from patients or transmitting to others; (3) COVID-19 patients, as an alternative to surgical masks to better protect them and others around them; and (4) Cover N95 masks for extra protection for caregivers on the front lines. Experienced makers are asked to email UHClevelandVolunteer@UHHospitals.org to help with our mask-making efforts. Face mask kits with 100 percent cotton fabric are available and you will be directed to a location near you to pick yours up. Locations are listed below. All masks will be laundered by UH."
  14. I think the other problem NCL faced was that they were in competition with themselves. They pulled out two ships and then were able to charge a premium for cabins on the remaining ship.
  15. Actually I have to wonder if the smaller ships would be easier to fill. The chances of booking an Oasis class to capacity is likely a couple years down the road. And I agree that their target market is going to be the loyal cruisers.
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