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  1. Looks like the MSC Seashore is going to debut a new infinity hot tub design
  2. This is where we docked: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cruise+Ship+Terminal/@20.5076306,-86.9564632,17.25z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x8f4e57491a71c81d:0x6933058e58e0ee3d!2sCarnival+Cruiselines+Pier%2FDock%2FPort!8m2!3d20.4754962!4d-86.9755136!3m4!1s0x0:0x68b45730273fd699!8m2!3d20.5087595!4d-86.9564663
  3. The bold has always been the point of this whole thing. Its not to eradicate COVID, its to make it so that the global healthcare system isn't completely swamped by the outbreak. Yes, you can still get COVID with the vaccine, and you might still be able to pass it on. But they are all more than 99.9% effective at keeping you out of the hospital if and when you get it (which, lets be honest, they're all effective enough to keep at least 8 out of 10 people from catching it, which drastically reduces the exposure the virus has, which, in turn, also helps drive down hospitalizations).
  4. We just stuck with the house wines most nights, but their staff was pretty good at suggesting pairings for the food we had. With P+, you can have any by the glass wine, but I think for the most expensive ones, you need to buy the bottle. I'm really not certain on this, as we didn't really explore the options too much when it came to wine. Put it this way, much like when we were in Italy on our honeymoon, the average house wine is better than what we generally experience with a 'step above house' around home.
  5. Show me where they specify leisure. Their warning is a blanket statement about travel on cruise ships. (In case the image doesn't load above)
  6. I had the same thing happen for my Seaside sailing last year. I still called to get PP+ added, and I got that added to my account. I then called about excursions a week or two later to get some booked (which, ironically, we never actually used because we were delayed being able to leave the ship by 8 hours in Jamaica due to COVID) and the rep we spoke with about that called us back later that day to basically tell me "I looked into your account, and because you are in the YC, you don't actually need the PP+ plan, you already have it." He then took it off our booking and refunded
  7. We were in the Seaside YC in March of last year (literally the last full week cruise the Seaside had before the lockdown). It was wonderful. We did opt for the $17pppd upgrade to Premium Plus, and it was absolutely worth it. A glass of JW Blue for me and a Martell XO for my wife every evening before bed absolutely paid for itself. And that specific plan really does open the ship to you on whatever you want to drink. Gelato was included as well for us on that plan. Before we sailed, we thought we were going to try out the specialty restaurants, but the regular YC dining room wa
  8. The 12 hour rule was actually listed. There was no ambiguity about it, it was specifically called out. And now, after lawsuits have been filed and public pressure is mounting, its suddenly not there, and instead left with something very generic that removed specificity over a requirement that previously had it. To argue this is a bunch of nothing and somehow shows the CDC is doing anything but backtracking is.... well, its comical, to be honest.
  9. It has before and after screen shots of the CDC's site regarding their verbiage of I want to say Section 7 of their guidelines, showing the 12 hour rule is no longer called out, and instead left with, as DCGuy said, "as much as practicable".
  10. The CDC has stealthy removed verbiage regarding 12 hour delay between disembarkation and boarding to language on its website to now saying "whenever practical", so we're apparently already seeing this kind of political pressure pay off.
  11. This was always going to be the follow-up to NCL's rebuttal earlier in the week. Now the CDC is going to have to argue in court on why they are setting a different standard for the cruise industry than they are for the airline industry, for example. And they're going to have to come with facts. Would not be surprised to either see the CDC settle this out of court and open cruising based on the NCL guidelines, or the lawsuit fasttracked through Florida courts.
  12. I've had less issues with kids on cruises than I have had with grown adults who can't handle their liquor. Plus, I'd rather deal with a kid than someone who is raising a stink about vaccines because some instagram celebrity told them vaccines are bad and they think wearing a mask is an affront to their civil liberties. Unfortunately, its those kind of people who are forcing the hands of industries to require vaccines of their participants, which, at least for now, will bar children from such venues.
  13. I highly doubt the cruise industry is going to lose a generation of potential clients just because kids can't sail in 2021.
  14. Is the CDC willing to relax some of its ridiculous requirements that have already been proven to not be necessary given what MSC and others are already doing overseas? Did they eliminate the prohibitive mandatory 12 hour wait between using gangways between a completed disembarkation and the start of embarking that is comical when compared to a complete lack of gangway restrictions in airline travel? No? Just a 'do as I say or no soup for you' over a rules they are continually moving the goalposts on? While this looks good on the surface this is just the CDC once again
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