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About mredandchis

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    cruising of course , motocycles, wood work, gardening
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    St Maarten St Kitts St Lucia

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  1. Our first cruise on carnival was the Victory in 2007. At the time I was on Royal Caribbean a lot. And people on RC said that the Carnival people were just , how can I say this nicely, Carnival people were rude crude and obnoxious. It wasn't my idea, to said on Carnival but I had taken my brother in law on a cruise in 2006 and he wanted us to go with him on Carnival with a tour group up north. I accepted with a little reservation. It was a 5 day cruise to Newfoundland and St John in late June and I was giving him a hard time about Canada being cold, numerous times.
  2. ROTFL, this person can write. Thanks for the laugh.
  3. This reinfection thing has been brought up a few times. And the medical scientists are not sure what to make of it. They are studying it now so anything is possible. And I doubt that antibodies would be life long but no one knows yet. But one thing for you to think about . SARS and MERS also morphed during their reign and they actually morphed themselves out of existence. This one hasn't yet but it may either get stronger or weaker. Time will tell.
  4. yeah and I guess I rambled a bit. In my world right now there isn't many to talk to that understands cruising. And I like reading peoples posts and see what they think, some of them have good ideas. I will be happy when the worse that can happen is Noro. And I want to see Carnival sail safely and still maintain the fun.
  5. I find that social distancing will be impossible on any cruise. Cruise lines use ever square foot for maximum efficiency. How many times have you had a convo with the people at the next table in the dining room. They are 'almost' sitting at the same table. It wasn't a bad thing and part of cruising. But for hours the dining rooms are pretty full and there is a waiting list at times for anytime dining. Meanwhile Lido is serving even more people and several specialty dining restaurants are doing well also. I am in favor of wearing masks but I can't figure a way to eat with it
  6. Well we have a back to back on the Breeze end of November. I will turn 69 on the cruise and my wife will be 64 during it. I am concerned at this time but not wanting to over react. I am going to watch what happens when the cruise industry resumes. This virus is pretty wild. And I believe the cruise lines will clean deep and often but the issue is we can transmit person to person and there is "the rub" as Hamlet would say. So the desire of the lines is not to have any covid19 cases on board. The trouble is I don't believe that is possible. And CDC is saying tha
  7. I have a back to back scheduled on the Breeze in late november that was done before Covid. Right now I am letting it ride. I have been reading up on some of the Caribbean ports and they too are fighting the silent enemy. Some believe they will remain closed thru the end of the year. Others said they would open sooner to fly in tourist before opening to cruise ships. It appears logical that someone staying on the island for days will spend more cash than a cruise ship passenger. They could even screen at the airport but the crowd from a ship would be too large. They have to worry a
  8. Here in NC things are just very strange. We have been locked down for at least 6 weeks. Most days for me and my wife just pass by. We are both retired and this was the time to enjoy our retirement. I go to the grocery store 7am on mondays for senor hour but people dont care about it and it can get somewhat busy. I see the walmart and lowes parking lots that are as full as if it was christmas. I am staying low but we both feel we are very in danger for shedding this mortal coil if we contract this virus. And it will be next year before there will be a viable vaccine.
  9. The pin, I love the pin. And the priority thingy but I love the pin.
  10. hey there,! Look, I wont do the Sunrise again BUT, she was clean and the crew worked hard and did a good job. We hit the lido early at 7am most days and it wasnt bad. Lido lunches in port were pretty good, try the turkey, it was moist and tasty like mama use to make. The movies were pretty good and it wasnt hard finding a seat. I ate in the MDR anytime dining 7 of the 10 nights and went right after they opened and there was no wait at all. I had Rio as my head waiter and she was very quick. If you like the specialty restaurants I heard no complaints at all. And a day at sea beats a d
  11. Oh ok the abbreviation I hadnt understood, I am guessing that the S is stateroom.
  12. Congrates! Did you manage to get the same room as it is a pita to move from one cabin to another on that morning.
  13. I also just got back from the 10 day Sunrise cruise. And like you I didnt care for the Sunshine but I would sail on her again, the Sunrise is now the ONLY ship in ANY line that I will not set foot on even for a half price ticket. Sunshine is the better of the two. I am also a smoker and even I headed for deck 10 to light up. I stood in the smoking section and watched the smoke and it headed into the elevator shaft area. And those people were force to walk right by the smokers to go anywhere on deck 5. So this time I felt for the nonsmokers. Sunshine had the same issue i beli
  14. Good time to buy Carnival stock as this to shall pass.
  15. In the old days the line would pass out envelopes for each position and you could put the tip in and then hand the envelope to the appropriate person. Then they started the automatic tipping and I found out I was over tipping lol. I had tipped based on the service and joy given and obviously was very joyful. So now I leave it alone unless it was really bad service. But then i cant just leave it alone as I feel some of the crew does much better than the standard tip so I pass out a little extra to those that i really enjoyed. I feel good about it , they feel good about it and we all are happy
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