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  1. I do feel that being in a plane is safer than a cruise ship since you're more contained and monitored better (you have nowhere to go but your seat or the loo) and the timeframe is shorter. A lot of the fun of cruising is socializing, meeting new people on a daily basis all over the ship and making new friends, some for life. The big concern is not being able to get back home or off the ship and being quarantined in your cabin for some length of time. I don't want to isolate on a cruise. I want to have fun, mingle, be maskless, laugh out loud, smile and see other
  2. Bingo!! . We may vaccinated but is everyone we come in contact with during our vacation vaccinated? Will we be stuck in our cabins? In another country? Out to sea waiting to dock somewhere again. There's too many "what ifs"
  3. Plan B for me is the great memories of prior cruising and enjoy other vacation that aren’t as contained as a cruise ship. Most likely lots more road trips for awhile. Airline travel maybe 2022. Time will tell. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  4. Sadly, I gave in and canceled the 4 cruises that I had booked for 2021 and 2022. With all the uncertainty going on, I’ll just hold off until there is a very effective vaccine and I can cruise like I used to without the additional rules and fear factors built in. Also allowing time for the ships to sail again, crews to get back to their normal routines and ports to open and welcome us back safely. My personal feelings are that there is no safe way to combine cruising with COVID19. Of course, I know you can get sick on any cruise, but trying to control COVID 19 without a vaccine is diffe
  5. I am already looking into alternate vacation ideas. If we can't eat inside a restaurant, how can we expect to be on a cruise ship. 2021 is a 50/50. Perhaps 2022 or 2023, if the cruise lines can stay afloat (no pun intended) that long.
  6. Happened to be flipping through TV channels this weekend and there was a movie on Lifetime "Anniversary Nightmare" which takes place in Hawaii. Out on the ocean there was the POA, such a great thing to see. I screamed out loud. Hopefully one day that will be reality again.
  7. I think I will wait another year or so, maybe 2022, and let the virus, the cruise lines, etc., figure things out. Until then, I'll try to vacation safely in my own country and pray.
  8. That's what makes this virus so out of control and why masks and social distancing are so important. You could get a temp check and be fine, but still have it and not know it or catch it between your temp checks from someone else. Therefore, your infecting numerous people w/o the proper precautions being taken. The virus is unpredictable and affects everyone differently. That's why a mask is for everyone's protection. Consider the mask as a polite gesture to help save lives, including your own and your families. We all know it's an inconvenience, but so are a lot of things we do. Americans
  9. The vacation is the beginning of March so maybe Spring wasn't the right word. I paid it in full because I've already had 2 trips cancelled because of Covid-19 (not cruises) so I'm looking forward to the 2021 cruise.
  10. Under Vacation Summary on the left side Reservations At- a - Glance under AIR Reservation At-a-Glance Reservation #: 41276272 Embarkation: Feb 01, 2021 Miami, Florida Disembarkation: Feb 13, 2021 Miami, Florida
  11. I was surprised when I saw it listed on my reservation. It wasn't there when I made my last payment a few weeks ago. I have a non-stop going and connecting coming back. I was also surprised, with everything else going on with Covid-19, that they would be updating my reservation with this information since it's so far out. It is less than a year from now.
  12. My cruise is not until spring of 2021 but the reservation is already listing the cities for my air travel, just with no times. I just paid off the final balance a few days ago, a few months before it was due. Any idea how long before the airfare might be finalized? Will they wait until the final balance was actually due, or book the airfare now that's it paid in full?
  13. After reading all the pros and cons, just curious if NCL would change anything with the Encore if they keep getting complaints about the same things (lack of space, no one eating at American Diner, overcrowding in Atrium so spread out activities somewhere else, etc.). We're sailing over a year from now and can only hope some things improve.
  14. Both ships have the exact same itinerary and it’s the same time of year. Escape leaves from Port Canaveral, Joy from Miami. Price difference is only $100 with the Joy being higher. It’s 5 adults going. Joy is newer so I’m leaning towards that right now but I would like input from those who have sailed on both ships What ship would be the better choice?
  15. Thank you so much for sharing your review, amazing photos and great info. My trip is over a year away on this beautiful ship. She won't be as new by then. Not sure I can wait that long! Have a safe trip home.
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