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20 hours ago, skipperanne said:

 

Is that the forward of the observation deck?  i loved the SUN in Alaska.

 

 

Is that  forward of the observation deck? Yes 

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3 hours ago, GTVCRUISER said:

I am ready to Cruise 

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But how are you going to get your DoD (drink of the day) through that thing?

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On 9/22/2020 at 12:19 AM, wetcoast said:

I love cruising, but looks like my next trip will be at an all inclusive resort. I booked 2 weeks in Cuba March '21

 

Was hoping to port in Cuba on a cruise.  Would really enjoy seeing the cars :-}
Never thought about an AI there, but I guess that will be the way to go there in the foreseeable future.

Used to do AIs pretty often, but it's been a while.  Found the last few were spent entirely within the property's boundaries.
Hopefully, by March, you'll visit safely and enjoy it!

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18 hours ago, farmersfight said:

 

But how are you going to get your DoD (drink of the day) through that thing?

 

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3 hours ago, GTVCRUISER said:

 

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LOL. But what if it's past happy hour and you still have your drink on? Do you have to keep the mask on? (I know, too many questions. Just teasing you).

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Glad I scrolled back in this thread and saw the lovely photo on NCL Sun... because I just swapped out December 2021 NCL Spirit (Singapore to Sydney) for December 2022 on NCL Sun (Tokyo to Hong Kong).

 

So now I have solos booked for:

  • April 2021 on NCL Bliss (Pacific Coastal)
  • June 2021 on RCL Quantum OTS (Alaska)
  • September 2021 on Celebrity Solstice (transpacific)
  • Christmas 2021 back on Bliss (Mexican Riviera)
  • January 2022 on RCL Mariner OTS (Western Caribbean)
  • December 2022 on NCL Sun (Asia repositioning). 

 

The big question is... which will be the first on the list to actually sail?

 

Thankfully it's not quite as expensive a schedule as it appears. My NCL FCC covers both Bliss cruises and a chunk of the Sun one. If April is a no-go, well, that'll cover the rest of the Sun fare. I snagged a very good deal on the Celebrity cruise, too.

 

Eager to get onboard again... I have some very cute nautical-themed masks all ready to go and finally found an effective anti-fog spray for my glasses...

 

Edited by coastcat

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LOL @coastcat your Bliss cruises mirror my sailings last year!  I noted earlier that I did the Pacific Coastal in April 2019, but I also did the Mexican Riviera in October (rather than December as you are).

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2 hours ago, GTVCRUISER said:

🙂 

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LOL @GTVCRUISER. I need one of those that says: "Will remove for beer". (But, I like wine also).

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56 minutes ago, coastcat said:

So now I have solos booked for:

  • April 2021 on NCL Bliss (Pacific Coastal)
  • June 2021 on RCL Quantum OTS (Alaska)
  • September 2021 on Celebrity Solstice (transpacific)
  • Christmas 2021 back on Bliss (Mexican Riviera)
  • January 2022 on RCL Mariner OTS (Western Caribbean)
  • December 2022 on NCL Sun (Asia repositioning). 

 

The big question is... which will be the first on the list to actually sail?

 

Wow, now that's the kind of scheduled solo cruising I want to eventually have! Right now however, I'm leaning towards doing last minute bookings (and hopefully get a deal). With the current covid-19 situation, I haven't booked anything and I'm waiting to see how this thing plays out and waiting for cruising to resume again.

 

I'm guessing a vaccine will be available to us all by April 2021, so your first cruise (Bliss - Pacific Coastal) is a close call on whether it will go, imho. I think all your subsequent cruises will go.

 

1 hour ago, coastcat said:

I have some very cute nautical-themed masks all ready to go

 

It looks like @GTVCRUISER has some adult beverage of choice-themed masks all ready to go, lol.

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4 hours ago, hallux said:

LOL @coastcat your Bliss cruises mirror my sailings last year!  I noted earlier that I did the Pacific Coastal in April 2019, but I also did the Mexican Riviera in October (rather than December as you are).

I did Mexican Riviera in January 2020 and was booked for a Pacific Coast cruise in April 2020, both on NCL Joy! At least I got to sail on the first one, sigh. Hoping that both happen in 2021.

 

Hmm, maybe a mask that says "Will remove for mojitos"...

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3 hours ago, GTVCRUISER said:

 

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Hilarious! Why am I not surprised?, lol. Are you selling those masks or something? (if not, you should for cruising during these covid times). Seems like you have one for any occasion or contingency.

 

Thanks for the laugh...much needed these days.

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45 minutes ago, farmersfight said:

 

Hilarious! Why am I not surprised?, lol. Are you selling those masks or something? (if not, you should for cruising during these covid times). Seems like you have one for any occasion or contingency.

 

Thanks for the laugh...much needed these days.

Just having fun with them , we need some fun  🙂 I call this mask .....The Year 2020 so far 

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17 minutes ago, GTVCRUISER said:

Just having fun with them , we need some fun  🙂 I call this mask .....The Year 2020 so far 

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Totally agree. 2021 can't come fast enough...

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19 hours ago, farmersfight said:

 

Wow, now that's the kind of scheduled solo cruising I want to eventually have! Right now however, I'm leaning towards doing last minute bookings (and hopefully get a deal). With the current covid-19 situation, I haven't booked anything and I'm waiting to see how this thing plays out and waiting for cruising to resume again.

 

I'm guessing a vaccine will be available to us all by April 2021, so your first cruise (Bliss - Pacific Coastal) is a close call on whether it will go, imho. I think all your subsequent cruises will go.

 

 

It looks like @GTVCRUISER has some adult beverage of choice-themed masks all ready to go, lol.

My next is May 2021 and I'm wondering what I'll do on Dec 26th when the final payment is due. The pain of waiting for the two cancellations this past year was tough, and waiting for the refunds even more. While I'm trying to stay positive... I wonder if 8 months away is enough. Maybe to build confidence they'll shorten the final payment time again, I believe for trips prior to May 1 it's 60 days.

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3 minutes ago, nesila said:

My next is May 2021 and I'm wondering what I'll do on Dec 26th when the final payment is due. The pain of waiting for the two cancellations this past year was tough, and waiting for the refunds even more. While I'm trying to stay positive... I wonder if 8 months away is enough. Maybe to build confidence they'll shorten the final payment time again, I believe for trips prior to May 1 it's 60 days.

 

I think by Dec 26th (your final payment due date) we'll all have a lot more information about hopefully, a Covid-19 vaccine. We're just about to enter October so you have almost 3 months to decide. I'd recommend to sit tight for the time being and see how things play out (especially with vaccine development). Who knows, by December a safe & effective vaccine may already be out and being distributed to health care and front line workers. (I'm trying to stay optimistic).

 

I don't think I want to cruise without a vaccine and just with special requirements in place, i.e. masks, social distancing, cruise line shore excursions only, etc. Not to mention the possibility of being quarantined if a Covid-19 outbreak occurs aboard ship.

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