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  1. I remember reading a comment from RCI about six months ago that the buffet as we know it would be gone at least in the beginning. The buffet would turn into a sit down full service restaurant with waitstaff taking your order from a menu. The space would be needed due to social distancing in the main dining rooms. I think that is what we will see but no self serve anything. Personally I think that the CDC wants everyone vaccinated and also with certain states fighting documentation of the vaccine will only make the CDC dig their heels in. The cruise lines are caught in the middle. Not
  2. Glad that we decided to cancel our fall cruises on Princess. This doesn’t sound like fun. Of course most of this was already general knowledge or expected. https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/24942-cdc-will-eliminate-cruise-ship-buffet-require-organized-shore-excursions.html
  3. Just for the heck of it, I checked with MSC today. Our deposit is refundable up to the 120 day period.
  4. Depending on how one wants to interpret the below article it seems that MSC would like all crew members vaccinated. https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/24909-msc-cruises-starts-covid-19-vaccination-program-for-crew.html https://www.seatrade-cruise.com/crew-crewing/msc-cruises-begins-vaccinating-crew-europe-and-us-rollout-plan-inoculate-full-fleet
  5. Going to try again and see if this cruise happens. Had a total of seven cruises canceled since April of last year. Four on MSC and three on Celebrity. We have decided to not cruise this year and canceled our Azamara September cruise. Overall I had one issue with MSC on receiving a total refund. Had to get my cc company involved but from reading the other cruise boards, this was not just exclusive to MSC. Some seemed to have handled things in a more professional manner. We booked the Seaside for mid May next year out of Civitavecchia (Rome) in the YC. Not sure if the deposit is refu
  6. We canceled our cruises until May of next year. Far too many questions to be answered by the cruise lines plus we want to see how things go initially. I will not cruise if proof of vaccinations is not required. Personally I expect that some are going to lie about this and show false proof. Would love to see the cruise lines draw up legal documents that each must guest must sign attesting that they’re vaccinated and the proof being presented is accurate. Those lying should be held accountable. And yes we’re vaccinated. Six weeks post vaccine jab.
  7. Just spent three nights at the Wynn in Vegas last week. The product that they produce beats X up and down. I have no problem with paying “IF” the product delivers. In our experience, Celebrity has not. Mass market with BS Modern Luxury marketing. I could care less what Celebrity is trying to do with the pricing on this ship. It’s ridiculous IMHO. Others will not think so. It’s called freedom of choice. Also, it will be interesting to see how many deposits on this ship actually extend to paid staterooms. I think some will get sticker shock and move on. Again, time will tell.
  8. I like Celebrity and the Beyond looks outstanding. A good product but there is absolutely no way I would pay the prices being asked for the Beyond at this time. I priced out a ten night sailing from Civitaveccia (Rome) to Italy/Greece in mid May of next year. A Sunset Veranda with refundable deposit and the Premium drink upgrade was over $9200.00. A Sky suite came in at over $15,400.00 and slightly over $25,000.00 for a refundable Celebrity suite for the same sailing. I think that Celebrity forgot that they’re a mass market line. Yes, a step up over some of the others but their product is not
  9. I have to think that if the foreign ports of call require all crew and guests to be vaccinated in order for the ship to dock and debark passengers then it won’t matter what DeSantis has to say. This grandstanding may backfire on him.
  10. If Princess follows their corporate parent with the no vaccine mandate then we will cancel. That’s a deal breaker for us. Of course the CDC may have other plans. https://www.seatrade-cruise.com/environmental-health/carnival-corp-focus-working-cdc-process-no-vaccine-mandate-planned
  11. https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/24721-cdc-open-to-u-s-cruising-this-summer.html https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-06/carnival-threatens-to-move-ships-abroad-amid-cdc-obstacles
  12. No shoes, no shirt, no vaccine = no service. 😉😉😉😉
  13. Glad to see this from the CDC. If you want to cruise, get vaccinated. https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/24699-cdc-says-fully-vaccinated-people-can-travel.html
  14. No way would I cruise from Florida or anywhere for that fact if each and every person is not vaccinated and if this garbage passes I hope that the state pays for it economically. Sick of this garbage.
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