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    Columbus, Ohio
  • Interests
    Travel, photography, history, nature, home improvements
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    The cruise line we are getting ready to board for our next sailing, adventure
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Too many "star spots" to be fair in trying to list all of these great locations!!
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    www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2591474

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  1. Good luck for those planning to do Greek sailings and travel this summer, including Hank, Lois, etc. Things are getting closer and more "real"!! From the New York Times yesterday, they had this headline: “Greece opens its doors to international tourists” with these highlights: “The first signs of the tourism season creeping back to life were visible at Greece’s ports and airports on Saturday as the country officially opened its doors to international visitors. After lifting quarantine requirements for dozens of countries last month, the Greek authorities expanded the
  2. It is getting closer for those such as Lois planning to do Greek sailing this summer with Silversea. Also, fun and interesting comments on masks about bad breath, fashion matching, etc. From the New York Times yesterday, they had this headline: “Greece opens its doors to international tourists” with these highlights: “The first signs of the tourism season creeping back to life were visible at Greece’s ports and airports on Saturday as the country officially opened its doors to international visitors. After lifting quarantine requirements for dozens of countries last month, the G
  3. Below are the charts for the three major cruise lines as seen by the financial experts on Wall Street. A good sign from Friday's trading and the major CDC announcements to open up? THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Kotor/Montenegro: Exciting visual samples, tips, details, etc., for this scenic, historic location. Over 48,265 views. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1439193 From the Wall Street Journal later this afternoon, you can see below how significantly were the three major cruise lines stocks moved up today versus the "dips" ea
  4. Super, excellent point by our smart friend from neighboring North Carolina. Through out this whole "situation", there has been a huge debate and battle over the question of "ZERO RISK" . . . versus . . . making decisions based on "reasonable risks". In my humble view, "ZERO RISK" is a wonderful, ideal goal, but that is not always possible for those of us who live in the "real world". Few things in life (and in the medical world) are always "PERFECT" without any potential down-sides. We do not live a "utopia" never-never land. Sorry!! Am I missing something for my understandings
  5. YES! The CDC and parts of the Federal government has "shifted gears" and seems to be moving ahead. Maybe? Hopefully!! Sorry for being slow to respond. Monday morning, my wife had knee replacement surgery and I have been attempting at the role of "Fetch Boy" in taking care of her needs, keeping the ice machine serviced, etc., etc. Fortunately, it was surgery at 7:45 am Monday, talking with the doctor at 9 am and then having her home by 7 pm that day. BUT, such knee surgery takes time for rest, re-hab, recovery, etc. PT started within three hours after the surgery Al
  6. Appreciate these kind and helpful comments and follow-ups. Sorry for being slow to respond. Monday morning, my wife had knee replacement surgery and I have been attempting at the role of "Fetch Boy" in taking care of her needs, keeping the ice machine serviced, etc., etc. Fortunately, it was surgery at 7:45 am Monday, talking with the doctor at 9 am and then having her home by 7 pm that day. BUT, such knee surgery takes time for rest, re-hab, recovery, etc. PT started within three hours after the surgery All going reasonably well. But, time and patience is required!!
  7. From the Washington Post this evening, they had this headline: “CDC lifts some mask rules for vaccinated cruise passengers” with these highlights: “Cruise passengers who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to take their masks off outdoors as long as they aren’t in crowds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The agency included the new guidance in an update to its operations manual for cruise lines to follow when they eventually restart sailing under new coronavirus-era rules. 'Cruise ship operators, at their discretion, may advise passengers and crew that — if the
  8. From USA Today this evening, they had this headline: “CDC loosens mask requirement for COVID-vaccinated cruise passengers” with these highlights: “In a major win for vaccinated cruise fans, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its Conditional Sailing Order on Wednesday to loosen mask-wearing requirements for fully vaccinated cruise passengers. The update also allows vaccinated cruise passengers to explore independently on shore at ports of call. In the updated rules for the resumption of cruises, the CDC says cruise ship operators 'at their discretion, may advise passen
  9. As always, great above wisdom, comments and follow-up from Randy. It is only mid-week, but as the chart below shows, it has been a super "WILD" period on Wall Street as to how they rate and value Royal Caribbean and the other major cruise lines. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Amazon River-Caribbean 2015 adventure live/blog starting in Barbados. Many visuals from this amazing river and Caribbean Islands (Dutch ABC's, St. Barts, Dominica, Grenada, San Juan, etc.). Now at 68,369 views: www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2157696 F
  10. Appreciate this great follow-up and offer by Chris for that wonderful case of Champagne. YES!!! Nice, friendly offers and opportunities. A bottle of Dom would be nice, too!! Here is a picture below from when visited the source where the Dom is produced in France. All sounds excellent!!! BUT?? Below are a couple of stories that might be of interest. From USA Today late yesterday afternoon, they had this headline: “Carnival Cruise Line aims for July restart from Florida and Texas, cancels other sailings through July” with these highlights: “Carnival Cruise Line, Carnival Corp
  11. Maybe the Galapagos will really happen next month??!! From two different trade publications today, there are specific stories with precise dates listed. Here is one headline: “Silversea Cruises is returning to the Galapagos year-round with Silver Origin” with these highlights: “Silversea Cruises will return to service in the Galapagos Islands this summer on its new ship, the Silver Origin, with an inaugural June 19 cruise. Full vaccinations will be mandatory for all guests and crew. The 100-passenger Silver Origin will offer two alternating itineraries that incorporate five
  12. Super appreciate the fun videos, comments on Sorrento and ALL of the various follow-ups. YES, that whole Amalfi Coast region is very exciting. So many wonderful sights, great history, excellent food, nice people, etc. Been fortunate to have visited these areas in 1999 and 2011. As to the Silver Muse, two summers ago, we very much enjoyed this nice ship, its very good features, etc. To add to the sharing on this thread, below are only four quick visual highlights from that sailing, Vancouver up to Alaska. More visuals from that ship and the sights can be seen on th full live/
  13. YES!!! Happy Mother's Day. It's rainy here, but we are trying to enjoy this special and important day. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio
  14. Below are the stock charts rom the three major cruise line during this past week. Progress? Any clear trends?? Still waiting for specific and understandable rules from the CDC? From the FOX business news anchor Neil Cavuto yesterday, they did a lengthy, live interview with cruise executive Frank Del Rio. Here is their summary headline: “Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO: CDC guidelines for cruises are ‘stupid’ ” with this key highlights: “the CDC is ‘trying to prevent’ people from cruising and he’s ‘had it’ with their guidelines.” As mentioned, Del Rio is not shy or subtle. V
  15. Super appreciate the very kind comments and follow-up from our friend in New England. YES, I would love to take you up on your nice offer to buy me a bottle of Champagne. Both Monopole or Pommery would be sounding wonderful!! Doing both the fun beverage and sailing together would be an exciting experience! Having personally toured the caves of Pommery in Reims, France, maybe I would lean to that excellent brand as my first choice. As to the question of the Florida Governor versus NCLH CEO Frank Del Rio, both love media attention and are not shy in their comments. BUT, my "t
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