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luvabargain

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    South Texas, U.S.
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    Cruising - of course! RV-ing, Scrapbooking, Reading, did I mention vacationing?

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  1. So yes, I understand the medical and evacuation. In the past I have just purchased evacuation insurance. My Credit card has travel insurance for things like lost baggage, baggage delays, airline cancelations and delays - things like that just like the insurance does. It does not cover the other things, but I have good medical insurance that does cover all medical issues even out of country, and it does cover transportation costs to the nearest appropriate medical center. As expensive as evacuations are, I like to purchase extra - as it does not cost much anyway, so why not be covered as much as possible for that. I understand not everybody has a good insurance though, so it definitely makes sense for that. Good points though. BTW, I purchased insurance, I feel like even needing it for even one thing would pay for it, and I just figure it as part of the cost of cruising.
  2. No, not just cancelations, but I mostly buy to cover the majority of expenses I might be out of f something happens. BTW, I still purchased, but am just wondering. I think now that cruise lines are allowing FCC for cancelations that trip insurance will be applied less often than it has been in the past. The majority of people on here at CC I see post about using their insurance is for canceling due to un-forseen circumstances before the cruise.
  3. Yep! That's me too. Except mine is scheduled for Aug 23.
  4. Right? This whole thing has been a crap shoot from the start. I feel punk'd at this point.
  5. Hi all. I'm here making my final payment and thinking about trip insurance, which I did not purchase when I booked b/c we booked in February at the beginning of this Covid mess, so I've been watching the cruise news and waiting. It's looking like our cruise will be a go, at least at this point (end of August). I'm now wondering if it's even worth it for us to purchase trip insurance, and what do the rest of you feel about it? Now that the cruiseline is offering a full refund if they cancel, or a full FCC if I cancel within 48 hours, plus the airline is offering no change fees and future credits if I cancel. If they cancel I get refunded. Basically I will be out a lot less money now than I would have before covid. What do you all think?
  6. Wearing masks. If we are required to wear masks, that will be a deal breaker for both my husband and myself.
  7. My state is Texas, so things started opening back up on Friday the 1st. Restaurants at 25% capacity, malls and stores - although many places are not ready to open right now. They are allowing theaters, but no beauty services, gyms - etc. Where I live has been very different from the rest of the state. Sometime in late March, maybe a week or 2 after the pandemic was announced, my city closed all parks including walking trails, and required face masks to be worn in public when going into businesses, but allowed it to be up to the workers to decide if they wanted to wear one - but immediately changed that to mandatory. They then placed a curfew from 10pm to 6am for under 18 (which should have been in place anyway), and placed a curfew from 12pm to 6am for adults, which they changed from 10-6 for everyone a week later, except for essential employees going to and from work. Not sure why this was necessary, since all bars were closed and no stores allowed to open at those hours anyway. They then changed the mask mandate to include anytime you were outside, even while jogging and walking. At first said we had to wear in our yards and in our cars, but changed that when a lot of ppl got upset over that. Another fairly nearby county DID mandate it to be worn at all times in vehicles. Our city extended the stay at home order and mask order through May 30th, but the governor overrode that. They can have some say, but certain businesses they have to allow to open at 25%, and local governments were told they cannot fine people for not wearing masks. Now, local business have the right to require masks to be worn, and certain social distancing measures - and that is what they are doing. The city says they won't fine, but the mandate is still in place except for the wearing while jogging/walking.
  8. I have a cruise booked at the end of August. If it leaves, I leave.
  9. I am not loyal to any brand. Pretty sure I would love them all. I've cruised Carnival, RC and MSC. I have an upcoming cruise booked on Celebrity.
  10. 100% money back. I am not loyal to any one brand and with my job and the limited days available for me to take off, I have to take what is available.
  11. What is the entertainment? That's what we're most concerned about on our upcoming cruise in August. Glad to hear it is better. It's the one thing we've seen others post over and over that was lacking.
  12. I'm going to resurrect this post. Please update when you're back how everything went. We are going to these same exact locations in August 2020 on our Celebrity cruise. My husband and I are wanting to pick 3 dive spots. We are newbies - we went on our first scuba adventure on our last cruise, in St Maarten. We absolutely loved it, which I knew we would. We'd like to get certified. If anyone has any advice for me, please let me know. Thanks!
  13. This is exactly the kind of info I was looking for. Thanks guys. On this trip we are not looking for entertainment such as slides and rock walls, etc., but more laid back entertainment, and wouldn't expect all the other stuff from Celebrity anyway. With this being so port intensive, it wouldn't be necessary anyway. We do like live music, wine tasting, etc. We are really not too picky, but we do like to enjoy entertainment while on vacation. We are not big drinkers, so not into the heavy partying scene. I just want to be sure that there is stuff to do other than just sit poolside all day or evening.
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