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    Baltimore, MD. USA
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    Writing, stand up comedy, Aviation, Women, I'm a sucker for cute cats and doggies
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    Carnival

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  1. zippyjet

    NO UPDATES?

    Thank you for the reply. I'm hoping I can make it happen but, hey its the. S Show year 2020.
  2. zippyjet

    NO UPDATES?

    Right after starting this thread, MSC updated their web site. I'm hoping. 1. The CDC will not extend the NS order further. 2. I'll reschedule first week of November.
  3. zippyjet

    NO UPDATES?

    Last week the CDC extended the no sail order till at least Oct.1 I am or wa booked on the Seaside out of Miami Sept. 19. Its been apmost a week since the extension and, MSC has not updated or made cancellation announcents. I'm planning to take an FCC. Id go on a Nov. 7, 2020 sailing. But, with my fellow affected cruisers, it would be nice to know something. I have to let work know and change other travel arrangements. Curious to hear your replies/ideas. This will be my first MSC cruise. I called last night. Customer Service was friendly but they too are in the dark.
  4. I'm figuring its a 50% chance at best. Also throw into the mix; its the meat of the burricane season. Selfishly, I want the big Three to resume operations ASAP but being practical , it just makes sense for them to bite the pillow and shoot for resuming operations during (IMO) the overhyped way too long holiday season. Halloween through New Years. Unless I was paid or treated to, I avoid holiday travel like the plague (Covid 19). Let us hope the rest of 2020 goes fast and uneventful.
  5. Not sure if covered but who has had the good fortune to cruise/sail on a Vista Class ship and A RCL Oasis class. Due to the delayed beginning of sailings my only short for a cruise in this crazy year would be on RCL Symphony of The Seas. All my 10 cruises have been Carnival but, I always wanted to try a RCL mega Oasis ship. P,ease be honest and tell me like it is, the good, not so good and quirks of both. A compare and contrast thread. Now, if the SOS Is a reality this Sept. 19 th. It will probably the first cruise /sailing since Covid 19. Please abd Thank You.
  6. Not sure if covered but who has had the good fortune to cruise/sail on a Vista Class ship and A RCL Oasis class. Due to the delayed beginning of sailings my only short for a cruise in this crazy year would be on RCL Symphony of The Seas. All my 10 cruises have been Carnival but, I always wanted to try a RCL mega Oasis ship. P,ease be honest and tell me like it is, the good, not so good and quirks of both. A compare and contrast thread. Now, if the SOS Is a reality this Sept. 19 th. It will probably the first cruise /sailing since Covid 19. Please abd Thank You.
  7. I'm hooked on cruising. Been on 10 all Carnival. But, welcome to 2020. My vacation period falls before the scheduled reopening of Carnival. However, the Symphony of The Seas has a sailing this Sept. 19, 2020 out of Miami. I've always wabted to try. a RCL Oasis mega ship. Please be honest and objective. Please compare and contrast share the good as well as not so good. Please and Thank You.
  8. JMO I feel formal nights at least on the big three cruise lines are an anachronism. Especially during Summer sailings and if flying to the port city. Never a fan of dressing to the nines. However I feel its your choice. I like to pack as minimal as possible. Dress ups (suits, tux, fancy dresses/gowns for the ladies and the extra pair of footwear add several pounds. I work in the airline industry and heavy baggage is a pain in the butt.I'm on vacation and don't feel obligated to go through with the extra effort. Same goes for Haloween cruising. I've changed my mind, I think Ill be suave and sophisticated and go with a tuxedo, shirt that is!
  9. Thank you for booking on us SWA. I'm a CSA. Flying is way down surreal! Here in Maryland its social distancing, masks and still hard to get many things from the grocery store. Hoping Carnival will resume cruuses soon. God willing Ilp be on my third cruise on the Horizon this September. As I get older, I'm not a fan of drastic change. If were designing a meme for 2020 Id have 2020 emblazoned on the front of a mask.In fome ways, time is flying by but, with Covid 19 it seems also time has come to a standstill.I'm cautisously optimistic.
  10. If those two bugaboos time and money were no object yours truly would be taking at least two to three cruises a year. I'm looking forward to booking my Carnival Horizon 8 night Southern Caribbean vacation cruise this September. Of course, I'll do my Insure My rip and buy a policy. If nothing else booking now is a semblance of normalcy for me. I'm hoping the second half of 2020 is better. Personally, all the cruise lines should band together and boycott China and any other Communist led disaster of a country. God willing if I survive 2020 and live to see another year, I gain an extra vacation week I want to do to two cruises. One during my usual Mid to late September vacation and a short cruise the first week of May, when in a normal year is a nice time to save on a cruise vacation. I know the first week of December is also good but, I'm always leery of experiencing drastic temperature swings and any possibility of crap weather (snow/Ice). And, I'm not a fan of Holiday Creep. That's bad enough at home. Here's to better healthier times ahead.
  11. With those prices you should go solo. Though you'd be paying for two its a heck of a lot cheaper. I've travelled solo and with others I love both. Each have their advantages.
  12. Even with your time chow time I get the schtick at least once per cruise and this always happens when I get some great table mates and we are bonding but, hey like the Quest which better never go away, the dining staff loud in your face napkin waving schtick is part of a Carnival cruise.
  13. Just came off the Horizon (my 2nd. Go round) I took the 8 night S. CARIBBEAN cruise ladt year. As a matter of fact, I'm seriously considerating repeating next September. Had a blast on the six nighter. Ship is great staff cool and friendly. However I doubt Ill do a cruise with a Stop in Jamaica unless I go with a group of friends/co-workers. I'll have to do one of my reviews. The ports of call on your cruise rock except La Romana. Ocho Rios is nice scenery but the locals hock you to death when you come off the ship. I get that crap in downtown Baltimore. Thanks but no thanks. Cozumel which I like also had the come bug me I'm a cruiser welcoming committee. I resorted to acting mentally challenged. This worked a bit. ( the r word)
  14. Thank you all for your replies. From what you are telling me, I hope to have him or John H. as CD. However, CD doesn't make or break my cruise. I chill and meet new friends.
  15. Always! Last year off Horizon, my friend had to get off the ship fast to get back online. Lets kust say I had "kittens." We ended up eatingbreakfast in Sobe called the Front Porch Cafe. Very good but very overpriced!
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