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  1. Measures to screen are not enough. People lie.
  2. Me too. I Lysol wipes everything in our cabins. We wash and sanitize our hands often. Still didn't stop us from getting sick on each and every cruise we've been on for the last several years! More sanitizing of public areas is required and the cabin stewards need less cabins to clean to be able to accomplish this.
  3. This is exactly how we feel. We'll be avoiding cruising until a vaccine has been given worldwide. Luckily we squeezed in a great tropical Caribbean just before Xmas with our kids, so I am glad for that. We've never come home from a cruise without being sick with some virus, so with CV some changes will definitely be made by the cruise lines to keep viruses controlled.
  4. It's not just the coronavirus I am concerned about for future cruises. We are a healthy family of 4 that cruise every winter. I don't remember a year we didn't come home sick with something. Luckily we cruised just before Xmas this past year, but I still have the dry irritating cough that I picked up onboard. I think major changes have to happen on all ships to decrease the spread of all viruses. We LOVE cruising, but we're not booking anything for a few years at least.
  5. Personally I'd like to see room stewards' cabin # 's be cut in half in order to spend more time in each cabin to thoroughly clean each cabin and public areas. Of course this will increase prices, but it would be one way to increase consumer confidence.
  6. Exactly. Our family of 4 are always sick by the time we get off the ship or shortly after. We sailed before Xmas and I still have a cough. This despite our stepped up handwashing and hand sanitizer. Makes you wonder what travels through the air system
  7. It was paper straws only on the NS in December and using uncooked spaghetti to skewer olives, pineapple etc.
  8. For most of the cruise you are very near land. In fact you can see land for 3/4 of the trip.
  9. Oh yes. Couldn't agree more. You won't need earplugs. The RSRR was the highlight of our pre-xmas cruise. I was 18 again. It was magnificent. My husband and I and our 18 year old daughter had so much fun. I sat right in front of the speakers and it didn't phase me a bit. I feel the need to post this again.
  10. That's correct. They are in ear monitors. A band member from the RSRR told me.
  11. I think HAL really needs to roll out some kind of rock entertainment fleet-wide whatever form that may take.
  12. Exactly, me too. I will no longer book any cruise ship that doesn't have the rock room. I know I'd be very disappointed without it now that I know how great it is. Orlando Ashford...are you listening?
  13. Isn't that band fantastic? I wish I was on there again!!!
  14. Very true. We just keep doing this itinerary every year.
  15. I would choose the tropical over the western in a heartbeat. Just got off that itinerary on December. It was perfect. No need for shore exc. at any port. Very beachy - our favourite.
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