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  1. 3 hours ago, Iamcruzin said:

    I have to say that I'm done with cruising for a while. My son has been doing land trips as early as last August. He is headed for Cabo San Lucas this week. He hasn't had any issues. This year he is vaccinated. Last August he was in St Thomas when they went into lock down. He still had a good time and didn't spend as much money as planned since everything had to be take out and they had to buy liquor and  make their own drinks.  Cruising is just too nerveraking right now. Wearing masks on board which I am opposed to is the least of the problems. 


    Smart move. Even vaccinated people are now passing covid to other and catching covid as well. Even though the industry has tried, and even w/ all the protocals, cruising just isn't a viable option these days. The ports of call are only half open anyway. Too much time, energy and money is invested in cruising to go to ports that have another set of rules. And you're right , masks are only just a small part of the overall discomfort of cruising these days. I truly hope things will be better in one year from today as we are supposed to fly to Amsterdam. 

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  2. On 8/4/2021 at 9:28 AM, RSpiegCruise said:

    I was booked on Odyssey of the Seas July 31, 2021 cruise but was denied boarding 1 day before sailing as I answered “yes” on the COVID questionnaire for “difficulty breathing” and “coughing” within the last 14 days based on my daughters recent asthma attack. I spoke with 4 people at Royal the day before and the day of the cruise explaining that I told the truth, and had “negative” COVID tests within the last 24 hours for everyone in my party along with documentation of the doctor visit a week before that my daughter was treated for asthma. I was offered a refund, but no guarantee if I went to the port that I would be allowed on the ship. I’m writing this note to CAUTION EVERYONE about my experience with Royal’s customer service and COVID protocols. 


    OK, I want to understand this. 


    1. you and your party provided negative test results, correct?

    2. you and your party were all completely vaccinated, correct?


  3. 1 minute ago, John&LaLa said:


    I hear you, but FWIW, we enjoyed our little test cruise with some limited protocols. A few inconveniences isn't going to keep us off the ship. Stay safe and enjoy whatever you end up doing


    Yep. I clearly recognize that my POV is not the same as others. We just returned from a great road trip. First one in a few years and really enjoyed it. Kinda forgot what is was like. Stay safe. Hope things improve for everyone, especially by next August. 

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  4. 35 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:


    Unfortunately, for the time being, they are in the business to make the CDC happy. This is one of their attempts to do that. Shame you can't see it


    John you're thinking short term. I'm thinking long term. My comments were directed at 'they won't bat an eye'. Which is simply foolish. You can bet your bottom dollar that they are counting lost revenues. If one has to cruise sooo bad that they accept anything tossed at them then that speaks for itself. Just you stating that RCL is more concerned about the CDC than me and my family's enjoyment of a cruise tells me that it's too early for us to get on a ship.

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  5. 45 minutes ago, topnole said:

    They don’t care about one customer not liking their Covid protocols.  There are billions of people in the world with a very limited amount of Royal ships. Losing some customers who don’t like what the CDC is essentially making them do, in order to not go out of business, is really not some they can afford to care about.  If it was something else (like bad service reported) they might care more if it became a lot of customers reporting it and a lot of them lost.  But they are not going to do anything because someone doesn’t want to wear a band proving vaccination.  


    Disagree. You are simply kidding yourself if you think RCL wants to enforce these protcals and lose money doing so. But you're also entitled to shape your argument to satisfy your desries on the subject. But never ever forget that MONEY talks. RCL is not in business to make the CDC happy. They are in business to make people happy.  

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  6. 4 hours ago, Keksie said:

    A person does not need to stay home.  They can simply go places that don't have the restrictions that they object too.  They will still have fun, spend money etc. just not on a cruise. Some people might find that they enjoy land based vacations better and continue to vacation that way.  


    We did just this. I never put on a mask and enjoyed a road trip that was pretty awesome!

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  7. 6 hours ago, Tromler said:

    i assure you that RCL wont bat an eye at you canceling your cruise.




    and I can assure you that they will be concerned. They are in business tocollect money for services rendered. No company including RCL wants to see their customers disappear. Again I do assure you that there is a concern.  

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  8. On 8/7/2021 at 12:47 PM, LoriLoriLori said:

    Booked on Odyssey for this Sunday August 8.


    Family of four all fully vaccinated (Pfizer).  Family of four had PCR test Thursday morning.  All POSITIVE.  We all have Covid.  I am very depressed -- was so looking forward to this cruise.  We had initially booked Independence and got switched to Odyssey and upgraded to balcony rooms. We had some cool excursions planned.  


    Spoke with Royal Caribbean last night.  Had to email our positive tests. Customer service person said to call back again on August 15th for a refund.  Ugh.  


    Really siorry to hear this for you and the family. My buddy tested positive last week and now has pnuemonia w/ covid. He was vaccinated as well. His wife tested positive as well. She only had body aches. Both were vaxed w/ the J&J jab. What vaccine did ya'll have?

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  9. 1 hour ago, Jasukkie said:

    I'm a no at that price. Izumi is the one specialty I do pay for because it's not replicated elsewhere onboard. I was not impressed by Giovanni's, wouldn't repeat that again. 


    Honestly, some of my favorite dinners have been at Windjammer. Bottle of wine, sitting outside at sunset, and great service. It's a totally different vibe for dinner. 


    I've heard that the Windjammer is currently closed for dinner.

  10. Come on folks. This is not a seasoned cruiser like many of you. A cruise was booked for their 10 year Anniversary which is a very nice thing to do. They did everything they were supposed to do. It's now been canceled and they want/need their funds back to enjoy their anniversary. Only to experience a bad time on the phone seeking help. Frustrations have set in. Have a bit of compassion. 


    To the OP... take a deep breath. Happy Anniversary. 

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  11. 1 hour ago, Iamcruzin said:

     Just more red tape thrown into the already tangled web of lawsuits.  At this point I would sail from just about any port that wasn't in Florida.  Good for NCL for putting up a fight. 


    Well it's ugly and RCL has made some very poor decisions in the process, but it is a process. A process that I think NCL sat out waiting to see the results from others who dared to dare. I don't think NCL wanted to follow the protocals from the CDC so they're setting their sites on the Florida law.  

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  12. 6 hours ago, cruise wizard said:


    So happy that the drama is over..............no extra compensation for "mental anguish"............we did get a thumbs up from Captain Kate and Lauren the CD...........they were all in the BIG conference call with Miami and knew our position.


    It sounds like Capt Kate recognized how bad the deal was and brought it to someone's attention and they made correcions. Good for you. That's worth a well earned complimentary dinner for two w/ drinks if you ask me. 

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