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So what is your dealbreaker that will keep you away from cruising?

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For example:


Vaccine's are required


Vaccine's are not required


Masks are required


Social Distancing required


C & A benefits suspended


Mandatory ship sponsored excursions


and many more... so what is your dealbreaker?



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I don't think I really have a single dealbreaker. As long as we don't try to make crazy things up like closing all the bars on the ship. 🙂

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1 hour ago, RoyalC said:

so what is your dealbreaker?

The value (compared to land vacation) is no longer there.

Edited by Biker19
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100% vaccination required (any age). While we love an adults only get away, we also love to travel with our tiny humans who aren’t old enough to get the vaccine. 

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I loved cruising. I have cruises many times on several lines.  I enjoyed meeting new people, seeing new places, and enjoying great food.  I also loved that ships sail at night while I slept in comfort.  I loved relaxing on the ship. I loved exploring in the ports.  I liked being treated graciously.  Loyalty program perks were nice, but not really necessary. I loved cruising because I had a great time.  
So, what could be a dealbreaker for me?  I was unfortunately stuck on a cruise March 2020 that wasn’t allowed into ports because of the threat of covid virus. Many of the venues on the ship were closed.  The tension was horrible.  It wasn’t the fault of the cruise line that the ship was stuck at sea.  I don’t want to relive that experience again.  For me, the dealbreaker is the virus.  I am fully vaccinated. Waiting for a safer world.  I hope that cruising will someday become all those things that I loved about cruising again. 

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If mask are required

Plus NOT requiring EVERY person aboard must be vaccinated (including kids) because without this, there could still be an outbreak among the kids.

Edited by newcruzer2
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1) The Always Included mandatory


Covid Related. If the above is still in place, this section is a mute point.

1) We will not get a Covid test to board. We have both been vaccinated and that should be enough. We

     don't plan on sailing in 2021 no matter when they open up cruising so maybe it won't be required in


2) Not being able to get off the ships, in port, without taking a ship sponsored tour.

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6 hours ago, Biker19 said:

The value (compared to land vacation) is no longer there.


This (I was already coming to this conclusion pre-Covid)


Also masks required and unable to leave ship unless on a ship-sponsored excursion

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