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  1. Agreed but I worry that travel insurance companies will try to exclude people over a certain age from coverage. It could be devastating for the cruise industry if the over 55 group were to stop cruising due to potentially crushing medical bills.
  2. We will get the vaccine even if we do not cruise again. What really makes me think about cruising again is if the insurance companies opt out of covering covid while on a cruise. If they do opt out if could have a real impact on the number of people who are willing to cruise again.
  3. Deck 9 for sure. We have had deck 10 a few times and it was great BUT we did a lot of scraping of furniture as it was dragged across the floor in the early hours of the morning. Given choice it would be deck 9.
  4. We, too, were on this cruise and we had magnetic photos on our door. We saw lots of paper decorations on doors. When in doubt always fall back on "The only consistent thing about RCI is their inconsistency".
  5. Med cruises tend to be port intensive with minimal sea days. As well, and dependent on the itinerary, the port hours are pretty long. You will also probably be doing a lot of excursions that may go on for 6-8 hours. Once you have had dinner and maybe a show you will be ready for bed. Not a lot of time to enjoy a suite. I would book a balcony and spend the difference on great excursions.
  6. Oh well but still a good post as it shows what the hooks can be used for. You can also hang up the robes so that we do not take up room or hangers in the closet.
  7. Not really on topic but .... We always take the following with us which we pack in a waist pack and leave in the safe. A USB memory stick with all of our meds, including dosages, passport info photos, emergency contact info, a small but powerful flashlight, at least 3 days of meds, Consulate or Embassy info for each country we are visiting, as well as our original passports and cash. We leave it in the safe in case of an emergency so we grab and go.
  8. Wow Carol. We always take magnets for our Cruise Compasses, invites etc but the hooks are brilliant. Just ordered a set of ten 25lb hooks from Amazon.
  9. Deck 8 starboard side. It leads to the spa on deck 9 and it is only open during spa hours. It is a shortcut to the solarium for the cabins in the aft. Not so useful for the cabins on the port side.
  10. Pretty sure no-one was able to book a shore excursion in Denver.
  11. April 10, 2005. Explorer of the Seas out of Miami. Ports were Belize City, Costa Maya, Cozumel and Grand Cayman. We actually had people miss the ship in Belize, Costa Maya and Cozumel. Since this was our first cruise we thought that this was probably the norm. April 12 was our 25th anniversary and it would be the first time we would be on vacation without our children. I was worried that we would sit across from each other on the first night in the dining room and have almost nothing to say to each other that didn't revolve around the kids and I found out later she had the same fear. Turned out our fears were unfounded and it was a great cruise. It was even better than we could have hoped for. We will be on the Jewel OTS TA in April for our 39th.
  12. I was on the Vision TA Aug 2018 cruise that started in Copenhagen. The bus was almost full. Wonderful experience but a lot more strenuous than I expected.
  13. If you are sure you want to do this on your own then a taxi is the best way. It is approximately 40 KM from Stavanager to Pulpit Rock and a quick taxi estimate would be around $85 to $100 each way. Plus there are no guarantees that there would be a taxi at Pulpit Rock to take you back. You may have to wait some time for one. I did the Pulpit Rock hike through RCI and it was fine. You go up at tour own pace so you are not travelling in a group. We arrived at approximately 11:45 and we were given 4 1/2 hours to get to the top and back. We were told something like this. "Be back by 4:15 because by 4:30 we will be 15 minutes down the road". I think your desire to do it on your own is far too risky and or expensive. As you probably know this is a strenuous hike. Anyone with back, leg, knee, ankle issues or is not in good shape will probably not make it to the top. We had quite a few fail to reach Pulpit Rock. I exercise every day and it was exhausting. Made it up in 1.5 hours and just over 1.5 hours on the way down. Stayed about 30 minutes at the top. The way down is in many ways harder than going up as the rocks are slippery and the steps are high and uneven. Take layers of clothes as you will be down to the base layer after 500 yards. Plan for enough food and water then double it. I used a walking pole and it was a great help and wear very good hiking shoes. I saw people on the trail in flip flops, open toed sandals etc. Did not see any of them at the top. Good luck as it is worth the trip but I would recommend the RCI tour.
  14. Would it show up on your completed cruise listing.
  15. My daughter and my SIL just got back from the Anthem cruise that stopped at Coco Cay and they said it was a mess. She has been there before and was a little disappointed in how it looks now. She still had a great cruise though.
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