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    Astoria, NY
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    travel, stock market
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    RCCL or Celebrity
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  1. I wonder why they don't have a call back feature like many companies. Simply leave your phone number and an agent will call you back when it's your turn. That's a simple solution. Why doesn't RCCL adopt it?
  2. Either way, wearing a mask should not be an optional decision. I will cruise if everyone wears a mask, but will not if some do and some don't. Hopefully, the day will eventually come when no one will have to wear a mask. Bottom line: Your decision not to wear a mask endangers me! Period! (oops, that was an exclamation point, not a period)
  3. o.k., I'll admit I am not very patient, but this is getting ridiculous. I did two Lift & Switches last week and instead of two new bookings the agent did a double booking for one new cruise. Should be simple to correct, right? Sure, if you can through by phone. I used the crown and Anchor number with the "9" add-on, but all I do is wait. Does anyone have any "secrets?"... phone numbers, best day of week, time of day. Any thoughts are appreciated.
  4. MJ - I sometimes wonder if those of us in New York might be the only ones who get it. I looked at the weekend pictures from Missouri of hundreds gathering closely together without masks and cringed. Sadly, I fear that reality may soon be coming their way. We too look forward to the day we can hug family and friends. We do virtual with our grandkids and families but it's not the same. We look forward to going back to church one day. We look forward to stepping on a ship once again. Sadly, that will never happen until the deniers understand that it's not about "me" but about "we." You are absolutely right that everyone needs to be onboard (no pun intended) with safe practices. Yes, I even get mad at those who simply don't "get it." Nope, I'll refrain from my next sentence. Thank you for a word of understanding and support!
  5. Good question! We live in New York City, the epicenter of the virus, as do two of our children. Our third lives in Seattle, where COVID-19 first came to America. We have seen hundreds die all around us and understand that this is not a joke or "fake news." What would our kids say? "What are you nuts?" End of story!
  6. Well, that quote jumped off the page because it simply isn't true. There may have been a couple of strip searches immediately, but it absolutely was not a policy of the airlines. If someone says something that is blatantly false, can we trust other things they say?
  7. If the virus doesn't get you, the gators will!
  8. This is nonsense. RCCL cannot exist at 30% capacity for any extended period of time. This "spin" factors out interest, taxes. depreciation and amortization. Last I looked interest and taxes can't be ignored. I do wish management would be more up front with us and, at this moment of time, we need to more realistic than optimistic.
  9. "Strip Search at the airport? Huh? Is Fain suggesting they will do strip searches before allowing folks to board a ship?
  10. "Salary packages typically include your base salary as well as additional benefits, incentives or rewards, such as superannuation, annual and sick leave, car allowance or bonuses. With a salary package, money is usually deducted from your salary before tax for these items or services." So you want to use "compensation." Fine... no problem. But this is not about semantics. Again, what's the point you are trying to make, beyond "semantics?"
  11. Huh? Stock options are indeed a part of the salary package. Huh? Stock options are indeed a part of the salary package, often a huge part. They can literally become worth millions of dollars. Indeed, they often exceed the base salary. To think they are not salary is simply false.
  12. Don't be deceived. What corporations often do is cancel out the old stock option price (say $100) and institute a new one (say $20). As I have said, the board often works hand in glove with management.
  13. Over $11 BILLION in debt at the end of 2019 and growing by leaps and bounds. A new ship a year? Costly refurbs at every turn? How does that look now? "Remarkably well???
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