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  1. Great pictures! Some of that decor - wow! I was almost expecting to see Captain Stubing appear in some of them 😀
  2. Crystal Endeavor delayed delivery for 12 months - I wonder when that 12 months starts from? The date it was supposed to be ready or from now? Doesn't look promising for our 2021 Holiday cruise in Antarctica. That being said, I'm not sure at this stage if there will be any cruising in 2021 anyway.
  3. Please no, that would be really heart breaking for me! I love the Symphony!!
  4. One of our favourites - is it per chance a pink flower cocktail. I always get it wrong and think the name is pink lady for some reason!
  5. It would probably make sense to use the VR space for something else given that space on board is at a premium and it seems to be used so infrequently.
  6. Vince, every cruise we have the intention of ordering the Japanese breakfast at least a couple of times but we rarely get to do it even once. We're either up too late, have an early excursion or we've looked at the Waterside menu for lunch and there's so much we want to order that we wouldn't be able to eat the Japanese breakfast as well. But next time, things. will be different 🙂 Actually a good idea would be to have the Japanese breakfast available in Waterside at lunch - problem solved!
  7. Vince, no water balloons or tomatoes from me! I couldn't agree more. I have seen people on board the ships who should not be travelling and who require an amount of care from crew that is tantamount to hospital care. In one instance a gentlemen required his butler to help him dress and undress and be physically carried into his bed. This is not what the crew are trained for nor should they be expected to do this. I have also been on excursions where we have had to wait/be late and miss parts of an exhibit because someone decided to take the tour even though they were unable to meet the prerequisite for stairs and moderate walking. I find this incredibly selfish and before someone calls me ageist my parents are 84 and 94 and I can see first hand the frustrations and limitations old age places on people and it is extremely sad and frustrating and as Vince mentioned - that will be me one day but I hope that I will have the good sense to know when enough is enough, no mater how tough that might be.
  8. Whilst we have a couple of states in Australia which have been Covid free (i.e. no new cases and no active cases) for some weeks, there are some states still having a very small amount of community infections. But the aim was never to eliminate Covid but to flatten the curve enough that we would not inundate our health care system. Well we've well and truly done that as we have 7,000 ICU beds available and only 2 are currently being used for Covid patients. Unfortunately now in Australia we have gone to the extreme of thinking that a daily infection rate of under 20 people in some States is a "second wave" and lock downs are being reintroduced. With this attitude towards such low numbers I can't see the government opening our borders to anyone from the USA for quite some time.
  9. Unfortunately it's not just the lifting of bans for cruise ships that will be an issue. I don't think our borders, both here and in NZ will be open to anyone until at least the end of the year and it may be even longer - I would hazard a guess that the summer cruising season here will not happen. Returning citizens and residents need to undergo a 14 day hotel stay quarantine, paid for by the government and with armed guards in the lobby. Given the rising case numbers in the US and elsewhere I can't see this changing for quite a while. On top of this Australia has somewhat lost it's appetite for cruise ships after the disaster we had with the Ruby Princess so this will add to the slow timing of cruise ship restrictions being amended.
  10. I thought the crab and Brie soup etc was served on the second night? But you're probably right as we now tend to dine in Prego on the first night and I can't recall seeing the soup on the second night.
  11. Exactly! Ditto! So to say that sanitising luggage shows no clue as to how this disease spreads is incorrect and a little arrogant!
  12. I'm interested to know why you think santizing luggage is a waste of time? From what I've heard the germs from Covid -19 can last on hard surfaces for quite some time. One of the infection cases from the Ruby Princess was thought to have been contracted from the person handling the baggage of one of the infected guests. We also had a large outbreak of luggage handlers in South Australia. The government was concerned enough that the outbreak could have been caused by handling the suitcases of infected arrivals to advocated wiping down all luggage.
  13. The Seabreeze Penthouses are newer - they were redecorated/designed in a major dry dock 2 years ago (I think). But our favourite PH on Serenity is the one you've chosen. It has much more storage space and we love the overall configuration and layout. The new Seabreeze PH doesn't feel as spacious and I'm not crazy about some of the furniture choices as they are too oversized for the size of the room. We would even pick the PH with Verandah above the next category of PH.
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