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HBE4

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    New York
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    Royal Caribbean

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  1. Thank you. Just knowing that you'd make yourself available to give advice is a comfort as I truly value and respect your knowledge. I now know more about anoxic brain injuries than I care to. Perhaps one of these days when I'm ready to travel, we'll run into each other at the Foxwoods buffet or Pepe's pizza at Mohegan Sun and can discuss. But in the mean time, I checked out the baseball standings for the first time this season. Red Sox in 1st place??? After the pre-season predictions had them dead last. The world has truly been turned upside down.
  2. Thank you Graham. It's truly touching how Pauline is so affected by my story. I appreciate your support. 💙
  3. I haven't been around over the past 5-6 weeks and my absence was noticed on the Bella thread. I posted the below explanation and figured I'd share it here as well: I didn’t think I was popular enough that my absence would be noticed. If it wasn’t for an e-mail alert from a month ago I stumbled across when cleaning out my inbox, I never would have seen I was mentioned. Thanks @Coralc for realizing I have not been around. I’ve never been one to share a ton of personal info on these boards but I also have wondered when frequent posters just suddenly disappear without reason. So here
  4. No true. Some are cruise addicts who can’t wait to get to the Diamond Lounge free Happy Hour drinks! 😂
  5. I am. It's the bottom of the 9th, tie game, bases loaded, no outs and our best hitter is at the plate. There is a half-a-dozen ways to score the winning run & you can just smell the victory. Now all that is need for the batter to hit the ball.....and not into the rarely seen triple play. That's where we are at. It's only a matter of time for the winning run to be pushed across the plate. Don't pop the champagne corks just yet. I'll wait until a good majority are fully vaccinated.
  6. My bad, I didn't realize it was Jun - Sept for Adventure or Vision. But that gets them closer to the magical Nov 1st date. I can see Royal continue to add additional sailings to both ship from Bahama and Bermuda or simply shift them over to Florida when the time comes. Hopefully the experience will give Royal a leg up over Carnival.
  7. One of these days, I'm going to catch what you originally post before you change you mind. 😀😇
  8. Thank you for this. It has always been my thought that the cruise lines were going to "wait out" the pandemic instead of putting in the time, effort and money to try to comply with very difficult regulations which carry high risks (possible outbreak on ships & the PR nightmare that would follow) and minimal payback with only a few ships sailing at restricted capacity. The NSO gave the cruise lines perfect cover to lay low while the CDC took the heat for "trying to destroy the cruise industry". Not sure why that would want to do that but apparently that is a very common opinion here on C
  9. Hopefully the vaccinators will not be partaking in said celebrations until after their shift is done 😀
  10. Water-proof vaping devices only. Water logged cigarettes floating the in water are no good for marine life.
  11. The 90% probably includes future flights 6 months out, not flights right now.
  12. American Airlines says that bookings are 90% of pre-pandemic levels. It also expects to have it's full fleet flying by May. https://people.com/travel/american-airlines-travel-bookings-recovered-90-percent-since-pandemic/ https://onemileatatime.com/american-airlines-ungrounding-planes/
  13. Price/value. Between pent up demand and reduced capacity, if the price is to high, I won't go. But that was true pre-pandemic too so.... Mask and social distance. I have to see how those potential policies play out. Having to put a mask on everytime I go to the Pool bar, which can be quite often some days, or not being able to get into Schooner bar because of capacity restrictions would be a deal breaker.
  14. Sounds like you are somewhat serious, have worked hard all your life and really enjoy it and all the rewards that it brings. At the end of the day, that is all that matters👍 Much like food, music and MDR dress codes, humor is subjective.
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