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  1. the CDC already said that they wanted to extend the no-sail order until next year BUT our government said NOPE. Sounds to me like this one is a HARD STOP. I think our chances are better now than they have been previously for a November startup out of Canaveral and Miami. Carnival voluntarily pushed the date to the end of October, even when the CDC had the no-sail date set for the end of September - so Carnival was ALREADY planning to not start up again until November
  2. OR.... the folks she knows do not know EVERYONE in the industry. I used to work for Walt Disney World and anytime anyone heard that I worked there, they asked me if I knew "so and so" who works in Epcot or at Magic Kingdom or works in the warehouse at the Polynesian. there are thousands of employees (or as Disney calls them "Cast Members") and you cannot possible know all of them. Just because this one person hasn't heard anything doesn't mean that NOBODY has. If they are starting off with just two ports, there's a large percentage of crew that aren't going to
  3. perhaps when you call, just say "I have cancelled my cruise and I'm calling for the OBC that the email said I was eligible for" don't mention WHEN you cancelled it and if it does come up - mention that the email didn't say that you had to have cancelled it recently...
  4. I've been creating "cruising" related decals to hide when we return to sailing! I'll have quite a collection by the time I get back on a ship! :-) just found this really cute ANCHOR idea that I'm now trying to recreate... I've got plenty of time to perfect my crafting!
  5. my ads are all for cruises... LOL I recently got this computer (so that I could work remotely due to this pandemic) and the only places I go on here are Cruise Critic and the Carnival website... all my ads are GREAT! 🙂
  6. so very true!! I wish I was less afraid to be happy!! I think I will bring my twinkle lights on our next cruise and see if I can gather the nerve to wear them in my hair! I love this. (or maybe find a way to incorporate them throughout my skirt (it's a lacy outer later with a satin inner layer... I think it'd work!)
  7. LOL thanks! I've got some more for you... ... watching the teenage girls talking NON-STOP over each other and not even noticing that nobody is listening ...the little ones trying to get mommy or daddies attention to "watch me!" while they do something like raise a foot off the ground or spin in a circle while holding one arm up ... seeing the pre-teens notice each other and try to get each others attention while trying not to make it obvious that they are trying to get the others attention (I've got a teenaged daughter and I have seen this a LOT
  8. oh yes!! People watching is one of my favorites! Checking out the different outfits on people, (some wear things well, while others not so much... I'm always in the "doesn't wear things well" category, so I am comforted by others in the same boat!) looking at the good looking and the not so good looking peeps... hearing snippits of conversations as folks walk past us and then trying to piece together how we think the "rest of the story" went... watching the husbands who are obviously brow-beaten by their wives... trying to fi
  9. you SHOULD care if it affects their "tax situation" - because that "situation" could very well greatly affect the cost of your cruise and what services are included in said cruise. you sound like you're very passionate about this topic, maybe you should take this and run with it and try to make a change for the crew... find a solution that will positively benefit everyone. (well... except the cheapo's that want to remove their tips - but THOSE are the people I don't care how it affects)
  10. should we also point out that many of these employees are also receiving free room & board, and likely have no grocery bills to speak of either as most meals are covered too. (favorite snacks and incidentals is a minor expense) and I believe someone else said that by American standards their wages are not so great but by the standards of where they come from, it is above average pay for them. Also, the "tipping" positions are a coveted position because they have the potential to make so much more $$ than say, the guy working in the galley cleaning the pots and pans.
  11. there are also people that die from the flu that DID get their flu shots... and that certainly wasn't their decision! as I said in an earlier post, I have a friend who has gotten the flu shot every year and she ended up getting the flu multiple times in a relatively short period of time, one of those times required hospitalization because it was so severe. She was just lucky enough to live in an area with a flu strain that wasn't protected by that years shot... she no longer gets the flu shot every year because she doesn't believe in their effectiveness.
  12. same! and "passport vs birth cert" or "can my mature 8 year old kid go to serenity with me?" or "how do I sneak on beer?" LOL
  13. I've done that too! LOL but this year, I want to participate!
  14. well, considering I didn't include anything "factual" in my post - only my own personal opinions... and I stated that a vaccine would have to be more effective than the current flu vaccine. If it's 100% effective, I'll get it without question once it's PROVEN to be so. (it wasn't necessarily a "comparison" just an example of what I don't consider to be effective enough for me - FOR ME, not you or anyone else reading this post. For me.) And this next comment is not directed at you, but I'm not an "anti-vaxxer" just because I don't get the flu shot... I've gotten all
  15. I also have not had the flu in quite a few years - and I have NEVER gotten the flu shot. So it seems like it's LUCK for both of us. I also wash my hands before I eat - I don't touch things that I don't need to - if I'm in a line where the person in front of me is coughing / sneezing, I step back and keep my distance. If the coughing/sneezer is behind me, I let them go in front of me and then I step back from them! I'd love to see some statistics on this, actually. A comparison of how many have gotten the flu when they've gotten the flu shot vs the number of folks
  16. Lord I hope not! I refuse to get a vaccine that has been rushed into production without the proper testing period - I will wait and let all of you rush to get it first and let you guys be the "test subjects". If after a reasonable amount of time has passed and they work out the kinks / side effects - I will consider getting it. It will have to be an EFFECTIVE vaccine though - not like the flu shot that has a 50% or so rate. I know way too many people that have gotten their flu shots religiously and still gotten the flu (some of them VERY bad cases that required hospitalization...
  17. Yes! That's my plan too! We aren't big drinkers, so we won't "need" the visual clues but looking for the door decorations is much more fun than looking for a cabin number!
  18. thank you so much for the link! I've been perusing those galleries and wow, some great pics there! (LOL some not so great, but still NOT home! So I am still enjoying them! LOL)
  19. Wow Saint Greg!! It looks like you've been EVERYWHERE!! Some of those photos were spectacular!! I really need to get some of my photos onto this computer so I can share too! LOL
  20. my first cruise was on the Disney Cruise Line back in the late-90's. (with my then boyfriend and his children - he became my husband in 2001 and our honeymoon was also a Disney Cruise, we were on the ship on our honeymoon on 9/11 and couldn't believe what was going on!) Our first Carnival cruise - was in 2005 when our daughter was 3 years old (we'd lost her daddy 2 years prior) - it was her first cruise and my first since we'd lost my husband. She had so much fun on that cruise - spent time in the kids area, fell in love with the Maitre' D in the MDR and got as many pictures as sh
  21. thank you for the really great pictures!! I look forward to getting some of my own from the Liberty soon!
  22. I am currently working on a new(ish) computer from home (for some reason) - and I don't have access to ANY of my cruise photos! I was hoping that you would like to share some of your favorites with me! We're booked already on our next one and even though it's still MONTHS away, I am already planning and getting myself mentally ready. 🙂 I've been thinking of door decorations and how to snaz up our cabin (because this is going to be the first time my boyfriend and I are cruising where there are NO kids joining us!!! It's actually just going to be the two of us an
  23. I love how we are referred to as "anti-vaxxers" if we don't want to get the flu shot. I have had all of my required vaccinations. My daughter has had all of her vaccinations... hell, all of my PETS have gotten their annual vaccinations too!! I am certainly not an "anti-vaxxer" because I don't want to get ONE shot. I'm definitely not going to get a shot that hasn't had the proper testing and has been rushed into production due to a high demand... I'll let other people be the guinea pigs for that! If this shot shows that it's effective enough at halting this virus, I will consider it -
  24. I hope I am on a cruise with you! You sound like a hoot to hang out with!!
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