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  1. Agree 1000% no need for second hand rumors. Unfortunately this forum has gone years ago from very informative information to lots of hearsay from people who now think it is their personal social platform to say anything.
  2. Pent up demand, some world cruises have sold out in 24 hours, wait a year especially with all the new ships coming on line and prices will be lower most likely.
  3. As per the new President from a call a few weeks ago in the future (although no date set) internet will be included.
  4. I have quite a few friends who live in Florida, most who have from the start and to this day continue to follow the suggestions, e.g., social distance, do not dine inside, get vaccinated ASAP, etc. Some others who think it is no big deal, have been dining inside since it was allowed, despise mask wearing (I don't like wearing a mask myself but always do it when in contact w/ others) don't understand why others are wary and not interested in getting the vaccine even though they are eligible. Unfortunately in the US the messaging from elected officials is often contrary and not always in the b
  5. That is exactly what we likely will do, as we also are considered a "secondary airport", which I don't know how they decide that as we can get most places in the world either non-stop or 1 stop, that adds another $124.
  6. Thanks Dave, very helpful and could change the equation for the domestic part (looking at a Trans Atlantic starting in MIA).
  7. Considering a Regent cruise and have read many, but not all of the 800+ posts. One question: is the deviation fee each way, e.g., $350 pp or $175 pp in total for R/T? RSSC.com from what I saw does not document this at all - the exact price never mind if one way or R/T, just some nebulous language. Thanks!
  8. Don't know where you got that rumor, but while there is no deck on any Seabourn ship that has a walking track that allows for a 360 degree walk, on deck 5 you can walk in a U that goes maybe 1/2 the length of the ship on either side. On the deck where the Sky Bar is (9 or 10 depending on which ship class) you can walk in a rectangle. Neither of those options are restricted to any time period.
  9. Might need to be 2022, depending on what one believes. Even if a viable vaccine CAN be developed - which is still an unknown (hello common cold) - and survive the mutations that have occurred so far of Sars-2 to be effective, there is the whole who gets it and distribution issue. We too hope by Fall 2021 we can cruise again but it is still all a big unknown. We've cancelled 5 trips so far, 2 cruises and 3 land-based vacations but given we are healthy in perspective so what. YMMV. Stay safe!
  10. Well possibly the fact that he knew you from before played into that, he might have engaged with you as opposed to ignoring us. And there were other occasions, like when we were having drinks with a couple who have 50+ (!!) Crystal cruises and he stopped by to chat with them and had his back to us the entire time and left with out acknowledging us. That was rude. Now his daily early interviews that we saw on the TV were good, but if you are not a known entity I guess you don't count for him engaging in conversation. Other 1st timers we spoke to had similar experiences or lack t
  11. We have done 18 Seabourn cruises and 2 on Crystal: one on their River ship which was a great experience, the second on the Symphony this past January which was a mixed bag. Crystal experience: Embarkation was not smooth, instead of getting in a queue when you arrive at the terminal you are assigned a "Group" and have have to wait until that group is called. Which mean that people who came later than you and are in the same group potentially are served ahead of you - not a big deal, but I did not care for that system. Boarding the ship there are photograph
  12. I use a VPN all the time. No problem accessing Seabourn's web site. As to the question about "why" well if you need to ask... If you like your data being read by ISP provider, sold, etc. no reason. And if you use one only get one that does not log requests and unreasonably slow down your traffic.
  13. So Long and Thanks for all the Fish I've read all 5 of the Douglas Adams trilogy, along with the "And Another Thing" tribute but that is nowhere as good. Have to agree w/ you. Classics - my Favorite being "So Long and Thanks for All the Fish".. For those of us in the know who played in the kernel of the VMS operating system back in the '80's the "Hitch Hiker" meant knowing how things really worked. (And Bruce Ellis) An appropriate reference BasandSyb.
  14. Damn my friend, I wish we could come and drink some good scotch w/ you but not to be given at the moment both our no travel situations. No going to Hawaii for a couple of months and now we are locked down, including leaving our wonderful place effective tomorrow. I happen to agree with Ka Honu that these are extenuating times - and that the policies have morphed over time. We were supposed to be on the Odyssey as I write this and were going to go despite the dire warnings - time will tell if they are valid or hysteria - and waited until the cruise was cancelled before we unpacke
  15. I suspect cruises will be stopped for much more than 30 days. While statistically the number of infected people in China vs. total population - even if you triple the number of people they claim were infected, I'll leave it to you to do the calculations 240000 / 1.4+ billion (# reported was just over 80,000) - was low. They did a good job of isolation to prevent a majority of the population from being infected. On the other hand other countries have either been late to react (US in particular) or have not been as aggressive, and it took more than 30 days for China to contain it. And that
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