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About IrieBajan54

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  1. Luckily, the only country in this hemisphere that continues to accommodate all cruise lines is Barbados. Ships have been coming and going. Sometimes as many at 10 ships docked/anchored for crew repatriation. They go from ship directly to airport. Luckily Barbados has limited issues with COVID-19. https://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/246563/biggest-cruise-liner-arrives Now, Barbados is considering allowing people to work remotely in paradise: https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/work-remote-barbados-coronavirus-reopening?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article&utm_content=20200710
  2. According to the following to CNBC: "Shares of Carnival surged 9.5% after the cruise operator said it is seeing demand for voyages in 2021, with the majority of bookings being new and not from rescheduling, and will restart voyages from Germany in August. The company also said on a conference call that it can be cash flow break even at a capacity between 30% and 50%, CNBC’s Seema Mody reports." I wonder if 30% to 50% will be enough for NCLH, too?
  3. I have used Nationwide Essential several times but have never made a claim. Don't understand what you are trying to say. Did you expect Nationwide to refund the $100 premium you paid? If yes, was it outside the 10 day grace period?
  4. "The Symphony of the Seas, which is part of the Royal Caribbean line, arrived this morning to aid in the repatriation of crew. Nation News understands crews are being transferred to other ships which are anchored offshore. Currently, there are five other ships from the Royal Caribbean line in Barbadian waters and the Independence of the Seas is expected to arrive tomorrow." https://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/246563/biggest-cruise-liner-arrives
  5. . LOL, a comparison like this is ridiculous. The items at a grocery store checkout are for sale like all other items in the store.
  6. Sounds more like you got a personal favor from the Maitre D since there are limits for Platinum.
  7. The one item I miss is the tips/gratuities threads. Tremendous entertainment value. You have one side that think the cruise lines should include it in the fare or it should be given the old fashion way in an envelope or removed completely and etc. VERSUS the other side who brag that they always over-tip, how poor the crew is, the long hours they work, how cheap the other side is, and etc. 😃
  8. Nonsense! Sounds like talking points from certain media. In every state some businesses are still fully shutdown or operating at an allowed 25% - 50% capacity. Furthermore, companies like American and United announced cuts of 30% of the management workforce and are just waiting for October 1 to layoff rank and file workers after the stimulus obligations expire. Good luck to the Harvest Cay workers.
  9. . Why would you be ashamed? Don't you know that everything must be done so upper management can take home their multi-million dollar paychecks?
  10. Harmony of the Seas arrived in Bridgetown, Barbados May 27. https://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/245786/update-harmony-seas-arrives-crew
  11. I not only got a mailer this past week but also an email from a PCC. As usual, I just put the mailer in my recycle bin. Never used a PCC before. Oh well, I guess NCL has money to burn.
  12. I had plans for this same cruise but because I book last minute I never got a chance to pull the trigger. I did have Southwest booked but canceled mid-March. I also had a room booked at the Hilton Garden Inn Times Sq. 8 Ave to stay in NYC for a couple of days but that too was cancelled at the same time. Oh well, today would have been a relaxing sea day. 😥
  13. Taurangua, New Zealand. I will never forget my hike of Mount Maunganui. From the summit beautiful views of the Bay of Plenty. A really nice beach too.
  14. . Just remember to write a review every time so the cautious like me can enjoy your experience from land.
  15. . 9/11 ain't no COVID-19 😉 Diehard cruisers will go with whatever restrictions. The general public may or may not return after a vacccine and no restrictions.
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