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  1. I agree the Cruise line generate lots of US jobs and taxes. Maybe not on the ships but in the ports, at hotels, restaurants, airlines etc. We all know the ships are flagged out of the US because US labor laws would make it impossible to offer cruises at a price people could afford. We will see how the cruise line survive this massive lost of revenue but I am not sure you would see much change. RCL , NCL and Carnival pretty much control it all.
  2. I would love to buy 100 shares of RCL because long term they should be good. The question is can stay afloat until they can start cruising again?
  3. Not that at I know anything but you never mentioned your husband having a fever. Everything I have read on Corona Virus is the #1 symptom is a fever. If he has no fever after 3 weeks odds are you have something else. P
  4. Interesting that they decided to axe the amped work. No doubt because of the cash flow issue it is not the best time to spend millions but they probably already spent much of the money buying what was needed to do the work. It might be with the Virus situation in Spain they have no workers to do the job.
  5. I would call Coco Beach Shuttle. We have used them several times. Another option is just do a one way car rental. It is pretty cheap. We have used Budget several times for this.
  6. I don’t see any issue with the short ad. Seems like they are just trying to show Eden in a different light.
  7. 5 ports is the normal for Southern cruises out of San Juan not going to the ABC islands. The islands are so close together is is easy for the ships to do it. On our cruise last week we just decided to make the St Kitts stop a Sea day in port. It was actually much nicer than a regular sea day because there were no pool crowds.
  8. We just got off the Summit Saturday and walked off. the disembark info said we could walk off about 7 once the the ship was cleared. It also said they requested cabins be cleared by 8am. On this cruise we were staying in San Juan so we were in so rush. We packed all our bags so they were ready and went to breakfast at 7:45 leaving bags in our room. When we returned we stayed in the cabin until about 8:50 and walked off. If they had come to clean the cabin we would have left sooner. I would think you might be able to stay on the ship somewhere in a common space until maybe 9:30 or 9:45. I think that was when the last luggage groups were to be completed.
  9. Is there any number of shares you need to have ?
  10. I love the Summit but after 3 recent cruises I am ready for a change. I am hoping that when the 3rd Apex arrives that X switches things up and uses a S Class ship for the winters in San Juan and Summers doing Bermuda.
  11. We choose the Boat yard and we’re happy with the choice. For $50 we got 2 drinks , 2 chairs, a umbrella, a shirt snorkel excursion and a ride back to the ship. 2 bigger ships and 2 small ships in port that day. No issues or than the food and beer is a bit on the high side. Next time we might try another place.
  12. Carlisle Bay beaches are incredible. We were just at The Boatyard last week. $25 PP gets you a free drink, a free ride back to the ship, A beach lounger and umbrella and option to take the 45 min Turtle and ship wrench snorkel for free. Drinks and food are not the cheapest but it was good. Pirates Cove is similar with no fee snorkel trip. Probably less money. Lobster Alive and Harbor Light are in the same area. Probably less as well. I think all are excellent choices.
  13. We just finished our 4th Celebrity cruise. We have stayed in Aqua, Verenda and the last 2 in Oceanview cabins. The last cruise we were oceanview on level 2 the bottom on the ship. I noticed no difference in how we were treated than when we were Aqua other than not having a private dinning room. The crews are excellent and treat everyone the same. It really just comes down to the people who pay more for Suites or Aqua get a few perks and private dining areas.
  14. My wife is a vegetarian but does eat some seafood. We just got back and she had no issues finding plenty to eat without even using the vegetarian menu. That said remember they will bring you what you want in the MDR. I always look through the whole menu for attractive sides and appetizers and just ask for them. min a given night you should be able to find plenty of items to choose from.
  15. We just returned from a week on the Summit out of San Juan. At work everybody wants to know if we were worried about being quarantined because they all keep seeing the news on the Diamond Princess from Japan. With the Anthem scare being false and the new boarding measures in place we were comfortable on the cruise and had a great time. So far all the cruise issues have been in the Far East around China. As long as it stays over there I am ok. That said if I was planning a cruise later this year I would be sure to have top line cruise insurance by the all due date that allowed cancellation for any reason.
  16. I just got off the Summit Saturday. Just my opinion but you should be able to make the 10am flight if you hustle. 2 years ago we made a 10AM flight off the Summit with time to spare. With the renovation the Summit is now using the same express boarding and disembarkation as the Edge. To make a 10am flight you will need to walk off the ship or make ask the ship to put your luggage in group 1-4. We always walk off. With rolling suitcases this is no issue if you don't overpack. Saturday the Summit arrived early has it usually does in San Juan. The starting disembarkation for walk offs by 7am. This year we stayed Sat in San Juan so we walked off at 9:00. and were in the cab line by 9:15. Under the new system in San Juan you walk off the ship on level 1. Go into the Customs building. Show them your passport, the ask if you made expensive purchases and you are finished. No long lines, No forms. Usually there is people wanting to leave at the start of walk off and only 3 elevators to take you to level 1 so it might take 30 minutes instead of 15. Either way you should easily be in a cab before 8am, it is a 15-20 min cab ride to the Airport. Today we took an early flight out of the airport. The fruit and veggie check takes no major time. 5 min. The TSA line was long and took about 35 minutes. They did let several late arriving passengers in a express chute to bypass the majority of the line. The precheck line was maybe 10 minutes. 10 Am flights can be stressful but as long as you get off the ship early you should be ok.
  17. We are on the Summit now. We have a outside window cabin. There is a 1ft x 1 ft table next to the large chair. Pretty functional we you are in a 177 sq ft cabin.
  18. If I was flying out of FL to San Juan I would try to book the earliest possible flight. Because the ship leaves later you have some cushion but the issue is what you cannot control. 2 years ago we booked a flight day of to San Juan because it was post Hurricane and hotel rooms were almost impossible to find. We flew out of KY at 6am. When the snow pasted Friday night I relaxed and our flight left on time for Orlando. When we landed in Orlando we got a SW text 2 hour delay followed by another 90 min delay. All because our plane to SJU was stuck in Buffalo. We finally landed at 4::20. Arrived at the Pan Am pier at 5::20 or so. Very stressful.
  19. Pam I have read Beach Limerz is at Fort James Beach. MY question was for the beach in front of Beach Limerz in general not the whole area. There was a poster on one of these resent Beach Lemerz threads that said the beach in front of the bar was in bad shape for getting into the water because the sand has washed out. It went on to say that it happens a few time per year and then the sand comes back. The poster said they walked down a trail about 200 yards and found a great level beach access point. The sand could be back now for all I know thus my question.
  20. I have been on both ships twice. I agree you will love the Summitt but has other have said your kids may like the Freedom better. That said keep this in mind. on Cruises out of San Juan you usually have 4-5 port days and only 1 sea day so you are spending less time on the ship on a typical 3 port cruise. The Summit has a nice pool but the Freedom has 2 outdoor pools and those giant whirlpool pool tubs. I would say with the renovation the Summit might have newer cabins but the big difference is at night the Freedom has more entertainment options especially for the 20-30 crowd. A final thing to consider might be the Celebrity perks Free drinks and cabin credit might be a good trade off for fewer night time options.
  21. Looking forward to your report. Something else to consider for sure. It sound like what we are looking for.
  22. Anybody know anything about Jolly Beach?
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