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hapster85

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  1. We have a cruise scheduled for June of '21. A few months ago, we toyed with the idea of a fall cruise this year, but not doing that now.
  2. Royal Caribbean is not going to go out of business in that timeframe. You should be more concerned about whether or not they have resumed cruising by then, and to what extent they will need to modify itineraries. Countries who's economy is dependant on tourism would be the first to welcome cruise ships back. Other countries, may be more cautious.
  3. That is not protective gear rated for Covid-19. They were there for something else. You can relax.
  4. I think they're fine. For now. But which government is supposed to bail them out? The one where they're headquartered (USA), the one where they're incorporated (Liberia), or the one where their ships are registered (Bahamas)?
  5. It's not that the warmer temps kill the virus, it's that people tend to be outside, and more spread out when it's warm, rather than being cooped up inside together when it's cold. That slows the spread.
  6. Hopefully that continues to be the case. Still presents a Herculean task.
  7. It's been 14 days since those on the previous cruise disembarked. Tracking down everyone who was on the previous cruise is possible. Tracking down each of their friends and family may be doable, but tracking down the strangers would be impossible. No one is going to remember every unknown person they've encountered in that time.
  8. I just checked, and both the cruisetour GB4 6/12 and cruise 6/16 are available. Maybe they were doing an update?
  9. I see they make that claim on their website, and at 5495 ft, it may have once been true. But the current record holder is Jebel Jais in the UAE, at 9291 ft. ISP is still in the Top 10 though, and I still regret not giving it a try when I was there in 2015. Unfortunately, next year's cruise with Princess won't be stopping there. I guess that means we'll just have to go again after that. Lol
  10. It's my understanding that all of those extra berths could never be sold anyway, because more of them exist than total passenger capacity. That allows for flexibility across cabin types.
  11. Yes, I'm sure. In the past, 2 people (or even one) could readily book a 3/4 berth cabin, so it's no surprise that folks had trouble finding available 3/4 berth cabins. Especially if they didn't book early. With Royal Caribbean restricting those cabins to a minimum of 3 people, there are naturally going to be more of them available for groups of 3 or 4. But as there is obviously a demand for them, they are still going to sell out, so it's still important to not wait to book. As far as people booking phantom thirds, I don't see it being a widespread issue. Most people are too bargain conscious to spend more than they have to. And as others have mentioned, it's really no different than a solo cruiser booking a double.
  12. On a quick search I see several time lapse videos of Glacier Bay on YouTube, but none that are 30 minutes. One from Carnival was labeled as such, but only a small portion was time lapsed. Maybe someone else will have better luck.
  13. Other than a few coveted locations, there aren't vast hoards of couples rushing to pay higher fares to book phantom thirds.
  14. Meh. You a higher fare to book the 3rd person. While it's been possible in the past to eventually get a refund for the 3rd person, Royal has been making it harder to do without being forced to move. It may eventually be impossible. Depending on when you booked, you may have paid less for 3 than you'd later pay for two anyway. So your 3rd person no-show may turn out to be a bargain. So no, I really don't see a problem.
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