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6 hours ago, island lady said:

 

20 minutes to PC for me, 2 hours to Tampa, 3 hours to PE.  All under 500 miles.  Alas...most of my booked cruises involve flights. 😮 

 

If they do allow the local boarding...and my fly to cruises keep getting cancelled...at least that will be a good alternative option for me as well.  

Go on some day trips at a local Marina nearby, I'm sure you could find a local operator there willing to take you out for the day........push comes to shove go on an all day fishing trip to get over your cruise fix.

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1 hour ago, Jimbo said:

Go on some day trips at a local Marina nearby, I'm sure you could find a local operator there willing to take you out for the day........push comes to shove go on an all day fishing trip to get over your cruise fix.

 

Casino cruises in PC opened last week

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I made my final payment today for 8/29 SOS. 

I am so hype for this cruise. I really hope it goes. 90 days and counting. 
 

Is there any easy way to check the load?

I have browses rooms for 2 & 4 for all categories and there is so many available rooms. 

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7 hours ago, JoeFan said:

I made my final payment today for 8/29 SOS. 

I am so hype for this cruise. I really hope it goes. 90 days and counting. 
 

Is there any easy way to check the load?

I have browses rooms for 2 & 4 for all categories and there is so many available rooms. 

We have the 08/30 HOTS booked and we're hyped to go too!!! I've collected all the masks we'll need!! 😉 

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Bloomburg News today,  1June

 

From the Greek Ministry of Tourism

 

Arrivals by sea in Greece will be allowed as of July 1, the ministry said.

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1 hour ago, TYMAN said:

 I've collected all the masks we'll need!! 😉 

Sounds like fun………...not.

 

To each their own, we won't cruise if we have to wear a mask anywhere on the ship.

 

But if you're willing to, I hope the ship sails  🙂

 

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1 minute ago, bouhunter said:

Sounds like fun………...not.

 

To each their own, we won't cruise if we have to wear a mask anywhere on the ship.

 

But if you're willing to, I hope the ship sails  🙂

 

Yes, I've read that from you before. As you say, to each their own. I actually hopes it cruises too, mask or not. I'm willing to sail either way, which I'm sure you've read before from my comments. I guess I'm used to masks since I pretty much wear them 14 hours a day at the hospital I work at. Trust me, since I have to wear a mask, I would rather do it on a ship then at work all day. 😉 

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35 minutes ago, crazyank said:

Bloomburg News today,  1June

 

From the Greek Ministry of Tourism

 

Arrivals by sea in Greece will be allowed as of July 1, the ministry said.

 

Unless I missed it, so far nothing anounced for Italy, Spain and France, likely they will also open up the cruiseports for regular tourism then.

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14 hours ago, Jimbo said:

Go on some day trips at a local Marina nearby, I'm sure you could find a local operator there willing to take you out for the day........push comes to shove go on an all day fishing trip to get over your cruise fix.

 

Sold our big ocean going fishing boat years ago, later sold our "flats" boat...then the canoe.  Bought two very nice Kayaks instead that we enjoy.  Our fishing days here (with the work and expense that went with the activity) are gone now.  Spent over 25 years fishing the area here...caught a lot of Redfish and Sea Trout.  Always came back with fish for dinner, and I cast netted for my own live bait too.  

 

Have excellent fish markets here in town, work well for our fresh fish dinners now.  

 

Not going to stop us from going on a charter fishing trip for Halibut, King Salmon, and Ling Cod in Alaska though.  

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28 minutes ago, TYMAN said:

Yes, I've read that from you before. As you say, to each their own. I actually hopes it cruises too, mask or not. I'm willing to sail either way, which I'm sure you've read before from my comments. I guess I'm used to masks since I pretty much wear them 14 hours a day at the hospital I work at. Trust me, since I have to wear a mask, I would rather do it on a ship then at work all day. 😉 

 

I hope you make your cruise, Bill.  You certainly earned your vacation!  🙂 

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22 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Are you conveying this false hope to your clients?  Don't you feel you have an obligation to be realistic with them. They depend on you. 

 

I for one would be miffed if my TA kept preaching unrealistic hope for an August 1 voyage. I depend on him to be honest in his assessment of the situation.

 

That is all.

no I do not tell clients that, these trips are for me personally.  Also, my clients are pretty much family/friends and they all know the chances of trips actually going or not.  But my hope is for my trips only, no one else.  

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17 hours ago, LXA350 said:

 

Unless I missed it, so far nothing anounced for Italy, Spain and France, likely they will also open up the cruiseports for regular tourism then.

you're correct,  nothing announced so far.  All three countries have announced that they will be open for international tourism (read: from EU countries).  Most of the dates for reopening are listed as June or July.

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On 6/2/2020 at 7:48 AM, crazyank said:

you're correct,  nothing announced so far.  All three countries have announced that they will be open for international tourism (read: from EU countries).  Most of the dates for reopening are listed as June or July.

 

Unless that automatically once the countries are full operational again for tourism between mid June and begining of July automatically cruise ships are allowed again as well in accorance with any restrictions of entry that apply also when arriving via land or air.

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On 6/1/2020 at 8:03 AM, TYMAN said:

Yes, I've read that from you before. As you say, to each their own. I actually hopes it cruises too, mask or not. I'm willing to sail either way, which I'm sure you've read before from my comments. I guess I'm used to masks since I pretty much wear them 14 hours a day at the hospital I work at. Trust me, since I have to wear a mask, I would rather do it on a ship then at work all day. 😉 

Wait till is 90 and 100 %humidity. See how you feel. I wear one at work as well as firefighter/paramedic. Last place im wearing one is on vacation

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4 minutes ago, rtazz17 said:

Wait till is 90 and 100 %humidity. See how you feel. I wear one at work as well as firefighter/paramedic. Last place im wearing one is on vacation

As stated before, to each their own. I’m pretty sure you won’t wear a mask while on vacation, I’ve decided that I would. I won’t change your mind and no matter what you say, you can’t change mine. Last I’ll comment on this subject. Old news.

 

On another note, thanks for all you do. I know what you go through on a daily basis. They arrive at our hospital after you guys do what you do. Stay safe. 

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1 hour ago, TYMAN said:

As stated before, to each their own. I’m pretty sure you won’t wear a mask while on vacation, I’ve decided that I would. I won’t change your mind and no matter what you say, you can’t change mine. Last I’ll comment on this subject. Old news.

 

On another note, thanks for all you do. I know what you go through on a daily basis. They arrive at our hospital after you guys do what you do. Stay safe. 

 

Hi Bill,

 

Thanks for all you are doing to keep everyone safe. Hope this finds your family in good health.

 

John

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3 hours ago, STANMELB said:

 

Hi Bill,

 

Thanks for all you are doing to keep everyone safe. Hope this finds your family in good health.

 

John

Thanks John. I look forward to sailing with you and Sandy again. 

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12 hours ago, LXA350 said:

 

Unless that automatically once the countries are full operational again for tourism between mid June and begining of July automatically cruise ships are allowed again as well in accorance with any restrictions of entry that apply also when arriving via land or air.

The EU has announced that all borders will be open as of 1 July.  Obviously this does not include the UK.  So far Greece and Italy have announced that "international arrivals by sea"  will be allowed.  As for exactly what that means, your guess is as good as mine.  The UK is essentially closed at the moment because of the imposition of a mandatory 14 day isolation period for everybody entering the UK starting tomorrow 8 June 2020

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Age and health restrictions on opening cruises could be a great way to restart. Less liability and risk. Shake out the new normal. But which Caribbean ports are going to be open. Don’t all cruises from USA except Hawaii have to visit a foreign port. Canada has closed its ports. How’s Alaska possibly without the Canadian port. Bermuda doesn’t seem interested in cruise ships yet. Hospital facility and capacity on any island is limited.

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3 hours ago, cementhands said:

Age and health restrictions on opening cruises could be a great way to restart. Less liability and risk. Shake out the new normal. But which Caribbean ports are going to be open. Don’t all cruises from USA except Hawaii have to visit a foreign port. Canada has closed its ports. How’s Alaska possibly without the Canadian port. Bermuda doesn’t seem interested in cruise ships yet. Hospital facility and capacity on any island is limited.

Have hawaii cruises changed the foreign port requirement? I was on celebrity but we made a pit stop in Mexico.

 

I'm cruising soon ... south, cozumel belize or roatan, maybe another mexico port. No one ever mentions the ports a lot of Galveston cruises hit. I guess we will know by the end of the month? There will be another round of cancellations... or none if those ports are open. I'm not even starting check in until this time I'm sure the cruise is going.

 

Kinda late to impose age and health restrictions... now that people have rebooked.

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On 6/6/2020 at 3:35 PM, TYMAN said:

As stated before, to each their own. I’m pretty sure you won’t wear a mask while on vacation, I’ve decided that I would. I won’t change your mind and no matter what you say, you can’t change mine. Last I’ll comment on this subject. Old news.

 

On another note, thanks for all you do. I know what you go through on a daily basis. They arrive at our hospital after you guys do what you do. Stay safe. 

 

Bill...you and I both know what it is like to live in 90 degree plus weather and 100% humidity.  😉 

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2 minutes ago, island lady said:

 

Bill...you and I both know what it is like to live in 90 degree plus weather and 100% humidity.  😉 

And as you know Pat, I don't have a problem drinking in that humidity either, lol! With or without a mask! 🙂 

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6 minutes ago, TYMAN said:

And as you know Pat, I don't have a problem drinking in that humidity either, lol! With or without a mask! 🙂 

 

LOL...for some reason I don't have a problem with it either.  I think we could use one like this....  😄 

 

Face Mask with Straw Hole/Nose Wire image 0

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