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  1. Ditto - We can be packed in 2 hrs
  2. Ha. I live in SW Florida so that's daily for us. We bike ride to Sanibel every weekend. Looking for a change.
  3. I know most of us on here are chomping at the bit to get on a cruise, otherwise we wouldn't be on Cruise Critic. I see a lot of people willing to go ahead as soon as the lines start cruising. But as anxious as I am to cruise and looking at some of the great deals out there (sadly not Celebrity), I still can't pull the trigger and book one. I'm not cruising until things get back to "normal", whatever that is going to be. I'm fine with lot's of disinfectants, staff serving me at a buffet, etc. But I'm not wearing a mask on a cruise or not being able to go to a show because of soc
  4. Sorry, not visitors, people moving here. At least that is what the local news is reporting and what we are seeing (I'm a Real Estate broker). I guess it all depends on where we look as I don't always believe the local news. But, you should see all the new housing developments even in our little area. It's amazing. You can't find a house under $300k or if you do, be prepared as you'll usually pay over asking price with multiple offers on each house. But yes, tourism is way down, that's true.
  5. ABC cruise is my all time favorite. Just love snorkeling in those islands. We just rent a car and take our snorkel gear and go explore. OMG Cool Cruiser. I would have died!!!! 18 hrs before you were leaving...... GAAAA!
  6. We live in S Florida so we are OK weather wise - lol. We have rented a cabin in the mountains for GA in a few weeks. Should be fun and cool. Can't wait to see the leaves. My wife doesn't want to fly so that limits what we can do. Not interested in an AI since we don't drink. At least 30% of an AI is for alcohol I bet. Just not worth it. So we'll hang here and hope most of the tourists stay at home. I doubt it but one can hope. 😁 People complain about Florida but we are getting people in record numbers down here. They are fleeing from something.......
  7. I would not cruise in March. But not that I'm afraid of Covid but I'm not cruising with a mask. I'm not cruising with limited excursions. I'm not cruising until things are closer to the old "normal". And they'll get there, maybe not 100% as it used to be but close enough. I'm not paying the current cruise prices to have a reduced experience. Just not worth it.
  8. Would really like to cruise but will not do it until I don't have to wear a mask. If it's a year, two years, so be it. It would not be that enjoyable, especially for the premium prices they are charging. I do wear a mask whenever in public places so it's not that I am against them. Just wouldn't be a whole lot of fun. I'll wait. In the meantime we are heading to the GA mountains. Booked a nice little cabin for a couple of weeks.
  9. Agree but this is also the reason I won't cruise again for a while And it's not that I am against wearing a mask as I do now but I don't want to go on a cruise and have to wear a mask or social distance from others. For me it would just take the fun out of it. I'll wait until a vaccine is integrated into the population. I believe that once we get a proven vaccine then most of the precautions will be gone. People will put this behind them and we will start living our 'normal' lives again. Just human nature. Bless all those that sail during these times. Have fun
  10. Seems pretty common sense to me. Probably should have been following guidelines similar to these all along. Anyone sick with something that has the potential to be contagious should not be allowed to board. As for the chronic conditions, assuming they are not contagious then that's up to the traveler. Just my 2 cents
  11. As soon a they are able to cruise I would go. Assuming prices acceptable
  12. Refueling after a great snorkel adventur in Bonaire
  13. You cancelled a November cruise? I would have waited until final payment. Who knows when a vaccine will be available. So sorry you had to cancel.
  14. That was our first time there and yep, brought our own snorkel equipment. Forgot who we used for the car rental but I put a review on the Aruba and Curacao boards. We also went to Klein Bonaire (the little island) for snorkeling. We used Woodwind and they were great. By far the best water/coral I've ever seen. But I'd trade it all for the turtles in Curacao. When we go back we will probably do it on our own as they have a ferry that drops people off at the island. I like to rent a car if feasible and Aruba and Curacao are easy to get around. So for the price of a cheap ex
  15. Loving the review. Great writer and great pictures! Thanks for taking the time to write it. The ABC's are my favorite islands. I am surprised that you didn't snorkel on any of these islands. These 3 islands have the best snorkeling in the Caribbean. On Aruba and Curacao we rented a car and went snorkeling/sight seeing around the island. On Bonaire we took a snorkeling tour which was out of this world. On Curacao we snorkeled with the turtles up North. Best time in the water ever. I can't wait to go back. Almost booked the April cruise.... glad we didn't. Loo
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