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Everything posted by MaryEBS

  1. Stairs are an issue for me, but I would still pick a CL! There is a hand rail and a ledge on the opposite side that make the stairs doable for me. I agree with all the comments stated about Deck 17 but the main reason I would pick the CL is this view:
  2. If I did this correctly, the article is attached. Wash Post Article.docx
  3. 2:30 is the earliest check in available for Symphony 11/7. My guess is that they want to ensure the rooms are ready so there are no crowds of passengers waiting for rooms to open.
  4. I have deliberately stayed out of the mask debate until now, preferring to do my own research. To date this is what the information I have gathered. There is a huge difference in masks depending on what kind you are using. N95 Masks are designed for contaminated environments. These masks are vented to breathe straight out without any filtration. They do not filter the air on the way out, they aren't designed to do so. These masks do not protect persons you come into contact with. Surgical Masks are designed for Sterile environments. These masks are quickly clogged due to the amount of particles and contaminants in the indoor/outdoor environments. The moisture of your breath combined with a clogged mask render it useless and if you come in contact with Covid19 the mask traps it. These masks should be changed every 20-30 minutes in non sterile environments. Cloth Masks do not filter anything. When you exhale, you rid your lungs of contaminants and carbon dioxide. Cloth masks can trap the carbon dioxide. The moisture caught in this type of mask can become mildew ridden overnight. Dry coughing, enhanced allergies and sore throat are all symptoms of micro-mold in your mask. The CDC wants us to wear masks. OSHA is the top American organization for safety and they regulate everything from Asbestos to Surgical rooms. IF you are required to wear a mask, OSHA requires your employer to verify you are receiving a minimum of 19.5% oxygen level by law. If you experience headaches or dizziness your oxygen level could very well be too low. Just sharing the information I have learned for with all so that you can make informed decisions to wear or not to wear masks.
  5. John, You might want to try it on a different browser. It just worked for me on Chrome.
  6. My husband used a motorized scooter. There was never a problem getting a scooter on a tender in Grand Cayman. They simply keep the scooter in the front to avoid stairs. Tender operators are most helpful in this process.
  7. Twangster thanks so much for posting your pictures and video, the only description that comes to mind is breath taking.
  8. According to ADA you do not have to wear a mask, Cruise ships are required to comply with A.D.A. "I am exempt from any ordinance requiring the use of a face mask. Wearing a face mask poses a mental and/or physical risk to me. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, I am not required to disclose my medical conditions." Department of Justice A.D.A. Violation Reporting Number: 800-514-0301
  9. I guess we had different experiences...for me Amex was like family. While I agree many lost their jobs, the company tended to release the older workers in favor of the newer less expensive, it was not who did a better job.
  10. Wow, your experience was very different than mine. I am retired with health insurance and my Amex Pension. I was well compensated to work there!
  11. Me too! Thirty Eight years in Plantation in the Credit Department.
  12. I met Chris on the 2/23 sailing of Oasis, at that time he anticipated going home in a few weeks, so it appears he is going home in the first group since his contract has ended.
  13. No, only Star Class can get Specialty restaurant delivery.
  14. I will definitely be there! It remains to be seen if I am sailing solo or with a friend 😀 I understand the worry (and I do travel with Clorox wipes) but I take reasonable precautions and so far so good... never got sick on a cruise yet.
  15. Don't worry...I believe we are safer on the ship than at the local mall.
  16. I have the same issue. Sailing on Oasis on Sunday and the friend I am supposed to travel with is afraid to go. I have tried to make all the arguments mentioned in this thread but she won't budge... so I am sailing alone since she is going to be a no show and I will get triple points instead of double. Funny thing is she does not know her son has booked a surprise Alaska cruise for her with his family in May!
  17. My husband was a very large man, he had no issues with seats in the theater and the dining room waiters knew after the first night he would need a chair without arms and there was always one waiting for him and the waiter would discretely make the switch for him. Don't worry all will be taken care of.
  18. I was on Navigator in November, yes lunch was included. I ate at Jaime's with the UDP. Enjoy the cruise!
  19. Your itinerary looks awesome! I am looking forward to seeing the pictures you will be posting.
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