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  1. long thread on flyer talk about specifics with where they are sent and processed and specific times
  2. cool this is great. saves me from setting up and paying for appointment to get a book. i'm glad they realize if you have a card, you qualify for a book 🙂
  3. 2016 i got the card, now i need the book. the form to apply says You are also eligible to use this form if you currently have a U.S. passport book and/or card that complies with the previously listed criteria, and would like to obtain a alternative product (U.S. passport book and/or card) for the first time. However, you must submit the product you currently have (U.S. passport book and/or card) with this application. If your U.S. passport book and/or card has been lost, stolen, damaged, or mutilated, you must apply on the DS-11 application form as specified below --------- so am i reading that right that i can get a new pic taken but just mail in the card and they give me a book now (i assume mail my card back as well then?
  4. been downloading and watching many cruise specials these days. watching them put together the 7 seas now. gets you itching to go. but you never see the USA building a ship so got me wondering if they do? fun fact..someone forgot to put ballast in a ship 100 years ago . it sank. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Principessa_Jolanda_(1907)
  5. i dont live in a big city . can someone comment on how NYC, LA etc are doing? are the subways empty or full. skyscrapers doing 4 people per elevator or filling them? i know in NJ the casinos allow 4 people per elevator and they are smaller than an office skyscraper. i just hope as much attention is being given to the ubiquity of general office life vs cruising. to be consistent things like disney and movies should never full open, if at all. ive seen vids on tv about the local shore communities, no distancing there. i was in an airport in march and june so know how they are doing. planes empty in march. packed in june. i just fail to see how much more dangerous cruising is than every other thing in the USA. sports is doing things with no audience. which is consistent.
  6. i realize when they first shut down the cruiselines gave stuff away. but as we know they have supply lines in place to feed thousands per ship per week. so every single one of those supply lines was shut down and didnt make it to a ship. thats a heck of a lot of food the past few months not needed. has there been any reporting on what has happened with all that food? cant imagine being a farmer that relied on the ships to buy my crops. normally a very solid customer. and with few restaurants open you cannot sell it to them even and they have their own supply issues i'm sure. i downloaded a bunch of cruise shows and i'm watching them and started thinking about all this stuff and its nuts.
  7. star trek and 80s cruises have been moved from 2021 to 2022. speaks for itself. no cruising anytime soon
  8. ""crews still stuck on ships and we argue about our next cruise?" if you take arguing out of this forum. there will be zero posts. there are continual experts on here arguing about things that no one truly knows about . people are bored, they love to argue. its the nature of every forum. they will argue the most minute point about statistics and who said what and when and will go back pages and pages to cite where your post from 3 weeks ago was wrong. ive seen this personally many times. but people are bored and they feel better doing it. no one will post on any forum unless they enjoy it. so i assume everyone enjoys this banter. i personally dont. yet here i am. because i enjoy pointing out that your arguing on here is all pointless 98.44% of the time. 🙂 you will never ever change someones mind about something. do you think people can change your mind? heck no! think about it. it's what the world is..arguing. who has the bigger mouth. who prefers to walk away. you see it many times. someone will say 'i wish you a pleasant day SIR!' and they mean to diss someone. so polite and classy dont you think? i never listen to talk radio but one day before i was able to turn the station after starting the car, something was on. OMG. just that 15 seconds of listening got my blood pressure up. i dont know how anyone can listen to talk radio or even commercials on tv (yes i have tivo to avoid them) and id be a basket case if i ever watched the news. how depressing is that. who would sit thru that? ditto with a certain type of ad (that sadly even gets placed on my internet games and i really do turn away and not watch). no ones mind will be changed by this ads..but i digress everyones point is most important to themselves so lets face it, few people really care about the folks on ships now. maybe you show concern if it's brought up, but in your daily life do you really think about it. or are you worried about your kids,car,cat,dog, ferret, bills, health, etc etc ad super naseum.
  9. i never researched sandals so i clicked on their page to see what they offer. i DO love the unique rooms at some places, i spend time in my room on a cruise so rooms are important to me.they list 5 star dining, golf, booze, scuba, waters sports, land and fitness sports (dont people know what vacations mean?) . none of that but the room and food interest me. plus i never fly to vacations so thats a negative for me. i just think id be bored at an inclusive, i love going to things like kennedy space center. walking on the rocks of peggys cove, the ocean at st martins caves, . i otherwise hate the outdoors like camping and fishing and stuff. but for exploring new places, i'm all in. love that kind of stuff. so for the pricing the all inclusives probably arent for me. sitting on a beach all day would never do it for me. i get enough relaxation at home. i guess the one plus is they cannot quarantine you 14 days in your room lol. at least making you pay for it. or can they? that woul scare me at those prices.
  10. define post covid 19 to me once covid 19 is cured id go on any cruise and even lick shopping cart handles 🙂
  11. gotta admit after 4 flights id be winded. how in the world do those people do 80 or 90 flights without sweating in their professional clothing? amazing. plus with 73 elevators only being able to take 4 people at a time that has to take all day just getting too work
  12. any idea how they are handing things like the 15K people that work in the empire state building every day and all the other skyscrapers in the country. 15K is more than any ship in the world i believe. so however they keep those people safe everyday should work on a cruise ship, right? those people all walk/drive/subway etc etc. same as cruise ships. and theres the solution 🙂
  13. i was in a cool car and 4 of us went in to a furniture store. we were all 91 and 92 degrees. whew. no covid!
  14. 1. how does anyones work know where they vacation. do you all need to tell where you are going? this concept is foreign to me as no one at work knows what i do after i go home. 2. in an office or other setting, how do you prove that you got the disease from someone? 3. assume you do prove somehow that a particular person cause your issue , how do you know it was from a cruise but not at the supermarket they stopped at on the way home? or the rally or sporting event they just came from? or the beach. i cannot understand the difference now that almost every state is open to a degree. 4. im not an atty but can work really stop what you do at home? if its in your contract yes but do peoples contracts have in them that your boss can fire you because where you vacation? wouldnt the attys eat that company alive? 5 we are working from home now , first time ever, its not the norm, and i flew out of state but continued to work and no one ever knew. why would they even care, i did my work. but from what you are saying here i have a dream job compared to the micromanaging your companies do.
  15. i flew from PA to TX to get a haircut last week. (had another reason but def needed the haircut). mask required for the cut but not in any other place i went. restaurants, stores, mini markets, hotels. the freedom you feel not wearing a mask is addictive. it makes people happier and once you get it, you dont wanna give that feeling back. when i got home i had to put on the mask to get a sandwich at the local pizza joint. it was a bummer. and i have no problem being locked up working from home till i retire. zero reason i cannot but i know they bosses wont let me. i think the mask issue is not really relevant on a ship from an infection standpoint as there are 1 zillion other ways to get infected. but as ive said before, if a cruise line will really sail with less people. enforce 6 ft on pool deck. as well as seating near me while i eat or watch a show. id be on board every cruise! i hate the crowded dining when you are shoulder to shoulder. hate the packed theaters you get to 1 hour before to get a seat. or fight for a seat in a tiny comedy club . to be able to reserve and get the distant tables is a HUGE plus for me. i hope this becomes the norm but it wont. the pricing would be crazy too.
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