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If Royal Requires A Covid-19 Vaccine Before Cruising Will You Get It???


If Royal Requires A Covid-19 Vaccine Before Cruising Will You Get It???  

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  1. 1. If Royal Requires A Covid-19 Vaccine Before Cruising Will You Get It So You Can Cruise Again?

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1 hour ago, CILCIANRQTS said:

 

Because it’s a trendy vanity item.

Every person that eats it spends the next 3 months bragging about it to their friends!

To put it in cruising terms, it’s like paying $800 to rent a small tent - sorry..cabana - on a private island. Most are not doing it for the shelter, they’re buying bragging rights for the next 3 years every time they talk about their cruise.

It's also because of it's production cost, since it takes more to turn plants into "meat" than it does to turn meat into meat.

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14 hours ago, Ocean Boy said:

What I don't get is that they charge more for the fake stuff than real meat. Great way to win people over.

Same with sugar free products. They can't use sugar as a cheap flavoring, so they charge more.

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On 3/11/2021 at 7:57 AM, CILCIANRQTS said:

 

Because it’s a trendy vanity item.

Every person that eats it spends the next 3 months bragging about it to their friends!

To put it in cruising terms, it’s like paying $800 to rent a small tent - sorry..cabana - on a private island. Most are not doing it for the shelter, they’re buying bragging rights for the next 3 years every time they talk about their cruise.

insert eye roll here

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On 3/11/2021 at 7:57 AM, CILCIANRQTS said:

 

Most are not doing it for the shelter, they’re buying bragging rights for the next 3 years every time they talk about their cruise.

But no one ever boasts about only booking suites!  (yes, sarcasm intended)

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On 2/28/2021 at 2:35 PM, molly361 said:

I never get a flu shot (or get the flu) and I certainly hope I don't have to get an annual COVID vaccine

So you're 'free riding' on all on us that do.  The flu is a very dangerous and potentially deadly disease only contained because of widespread vaccinations.

 

On topic, one dose in for both wife and I.  Look forward to a vaccine required policy for any cruise line we book.

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On 3/2/2021 at 6:06 PM, lizzius said:

By a factor of 4-5, but a flu vaccine reduces my kid's risk by 3-4x. So probably a little worse, but at best equivalent.

Not to disagree, but kids are widely vaccinated against flu, have also not been in school, are wearing masks and social distancing in pods.  The data is not comparable.  Covid is thankfully not killing kids, but the comparison is not clear at this point.  Hopefully after a pediatric vaccine we will have none.  Even one is one too many.

 

PS.  On the 'plants into meat' off topic, sub topic, I might note that plants actually turn dead meat into more plants (fertilizer is generally from hydrocarbons which were very old dead meat and plants into oil into fertilizer back into plants).  Its all solar energy to begin with anyway though.

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On 3/11/2021 at 7:57 AM, CILCIANRQTS said:

Because it’s a trendy vanity item.

Every person that eats it spends the next 3 months bragging about it to their friends!

To put it in cruising terms, it’s like paying $800 to rent a small tent - sorry..cabana - on a private island. Most are not doing it for the shelter, they’re buying bragging rights for the next 3 years every time they talk about their cruise.

There are plenty of us who don’t eat red meat for health reasons but enjoy impossible or beyond meat.  It has nothing to do with what you’ve posted.  

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Yes we would love to cruise again if vaccinations were required!  We are probably in the minority that would also prefer that masks be required for the time being.  It's a novel virus and guidelines from the CDC and other experts will continue to evolve and change as scientists learn more, but our family believes that masks do work. (In our family, the ER doctors, the nurses, and the teachers all rely on masks to be safe and so far, so good.) And, since the vaccinated can still possibly spread the virus, masks would be a small concession to help ensure a covid free cruise!  Especially since it sounds as if any positive case would make the cruise immediately stop.

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6 minutes ago, TraditionalSiamese said:

Yes we would love to cruise again if vaccinations were required!  We are probably in the minority that would also prefer that masks be required for the time being.  It's a novel virus and guidelines from the CDC and other experts will continue to evolve and change as scientists learn more, but our family believes that masks do work. (In our family, the ER doctors, the nurses, and the teachers all rely on masks to be safe and so far, so good.) And, since the vaccinated can still possibly spread the virus, masks would be a small concession to help ensure a covid free cruise!  Especially since it sounds as if any positive case would make the cruise immediately stop.

Agreed.  The morning news today includes a story about post second dose vacccinated NCAA coach in his 60s who is testing positive for Covid and isolating.  We need to apply medical knowledge not reactionary 'I want my freedom' wishful thinking.  Death is final and a mask is not a big deal if on bothers to get used to it. Its like underwear.  As babies we fuss, but then it is just something we wear.

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On 3/11/2021 at 6:59 AM, Ocean Boy said:

Good explanation of why I have never rented one of those tents or eaten an impossible burger.🙂

Ate the impossible burger a Burger King a couple of years ago.  It tasted just like a whopper... which is why I have never ordered it again.  

 

 

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1 hour ago, xpcdoojk said:

Ate the impossible burger a Burger King a couple of years ago.  It tasted just like a whopper... which is why I have never ordered it again.  

 

 

I've never tried it because I am too frugal (cheap) to spend the extra money in a place that I only go to when I'm desperate.

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I've received both shots. I'll wait until CDC gives the okay for domestic and international travel and I can travel without wearing a mask.  Cruising while wearing a mask is a no for me.

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CDC allows international travels. It requires negative antigen test 3 days before returning to US and being quarantined.

We are doing it later this month.

Unfortunately we are not illegible for shot in our state yet. We will do shots ASAP when illegible. 

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2 hours ago, Ocean Boy said:

To see someone walking on the beach wearing a mask without another person within a hundred yards of them make me just shake my head.

It’s like watching a few during Bikeweek riding with a mask on. They don’t wear a helmet but figure a mask protects them more. SMH

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3 hours ago, Pizzasteve said:

Agreed.  The morning news today includes a story about post second dose vacccinated NCAA coach in his 60s who is testing positive for Covid and isolating.  We need to apply medical knowledge not reactionary 'I want my freedom' wishful thinking.  Death is final and a mask is not a big deal if on bothers to get used to it. Its like underwear.  As babies we fuss, but then it is just something we wear.

 

You are going to get a kick out of this...........

Woman removes panties to use as a mask

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2 hours ago, Ocean Boy said:

To see someone walking on the beach wearing a mask without another person within a hundred yards of them make me just shake my head.

I'm a HUGE proponent of universal masking INDOORS but I agree with you about wearing masks OUTDOORS when no one is anywhere near. I have never worn a mask outdoors but I do stay away from any type of crowds. I always keep my distance from others so there is that.

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In our state we need to wear masks outdoors. People mostly follow in Boston, less in suburbs where distance can be kept easily. Well if distance gets smaller people pull up masks.

In Mexican resort we went in November rules were pretty much the same. On the beach people did not wear masks (but workers and vendors did were them)

 

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I personally prefer to have opportunity to have vacations even though I need to were masks, do all sanitizing and such.

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2 minutes ago, Tatka said:

In our state we need to wear masks outdoors. People mostly follow in Boston, less in suburbs where distance can be kept easily. Well if distance gets smaller people pull up masks.

In Mexican resort we went in November rules were pretty much the same. On the beach people did not wear masks (but workers and vendors did were them)

 

I personally prefer to have opportunity to have vacations even though I need to were masks, do all sanitizing and such.

I can't even imagine having to wear a mask outside.  We can go to the beaches close to home without them and when we go on vacation it will be to places that are no more restrictive then where I live.

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32 minutes ago, Keksie said:

I can't even imagine having to wear a mask outside.  We can go to the beaches close to home without them and when we go on vacation it will be to places that are no more restrictive then where I live.

 

Honestly it is not that difficult at all. We got used to them.

If I have a choice between wearing mask and going on vacation to places I really want to go and not wearing mask and having to choose something else I will pick the first.

 

 We actually thought about driving our new camper van to Florida Keys, but heard it was badly overcrowded with cost exceeding our 5* All Inclusive in Mexico 🙂

 

  So if we do this for All Inclusive which we vowed not to do again since we cruised for the first time in 2003, we for sure will wear them for cruises. I will do anything to cruise again :).  I think cruises will start for vaccinated people without mask though.

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27 minutes ago, Tatka said:

 

Honestly it is not that difficult at all. We got used to them.

If I have a choice between wearing mask and going on vacation to places I really want to go and not wearing mask and having to choose something else I will pick the first.

 

 We actually thought about driving our new camper van to Florida Keys, but heard it was badly overcrowded with cost exceeding our 5* All Inclusive in Mexico 🙂

 

  So if we do this for All Inclusive which we vowed not to do again since we cruised for the first time in 2003, we for sure will wear them for cruises. I will do anything to cruise again :).  I think cruises will start for vaccinated people without mask though.

We're pretty masked up here in Virginia and I still haven't gotten used to them. BTW, I just got back from the Keys on Sunday. It didn't seem terribly crowded. The bike trail wasn't crowded at all and almost everything is outdoorsy. Our snorkel excursion limited their passengers and it was easy to get distanced on Whale Harbor sandbar! I'm a sucker for hanging out on a sandbar 😁

 

I can't compare $ to an AI in Mexico since I've never been but I can't imagine it would be that bad staying in a camper. The food and beer wasn't that expensive (though we do love our dive beach bar/restaurants which tend to have better prices). Mostly the hotels/resorts are really expensive but I don't know about camper space. Of course this was not Key West which is likely more expensive (Islamorada and Key Largo trips since COVID). I think coming from Boston the food prices would seem pretty good.

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3 minutes ago, HxFx said:

 

 

 

Thank you. Sounds nice.

 

We got 9 days of all inclusive (food with many different additional evening restaurants included, drinks, tips) with direct flight from Boston for little over $2k for two of us in Iberostar Selection Paraiso Lindo. I think gas, good campgrounds would cost about this amount, but it is still in my plans for later.  🙂

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7 minutes ago, HxFx said:

imagine

We were in Key West from 3-2 to 3-10.  It was getting crowded by the time we left.  The police shamed you to wear a mask for about 10 blocks on Duvall Street.  (We always had our masks on there, just watched the show with the tourists).  Other than that.  It was mostly mask free outside.  We had a lot of wind, so I had to crank the heat up in the pool! 😉

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