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  1. Thanks...and just a little addition....medicare is not medicaid.
  2. Yes, tho most cruises/cruiselines discussed on CC are outside the US. Also, an applicant must have health coverage in effect for the US to qualify for GeoBlue. (medicare qualifies)
  3. If you have multiple travel, cruise or otherwise, in the same 12 month period, GeoBlue annual is hard to beat, and it is primary.
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    Please explain how tips are "dictated".
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    Best fort to visit?

    I have only been to OSJ a couple of times...and somehow found the walk to El Morro quite nice, although one time it was drizzling and wet. Still, it is a nice walk....or hike, if you like.
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    Query re: Grandfathered from Carnival

    They will both be happy to take your $$....but there is no relationship between those two lines. Carnival, HAL, Princess, Aida, Costa (and more) are all owned by Carnival Corp., but NCL is not among the CCL family of cruise lines.
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    Hemingway Home with a wheelchair - Key West

    Suggest you go directly to the source.... https://www.hemingwayhome.com/contact/ .
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    Cell phones and cash at ports

    Those who insist on having their pp with them wherever and whenever have likely never been away from the Caribbean. It is common on cruises in the Med, South America, Asia, etc for the ship to take your passport when you embark, keep it for the duration, and return it just before your cruise ends. There are a few places that insist that you go ashore with your pp...Cuba is one, St Petersburg, Russia is another....but most ports view cruise passengers as 'in transit' and do not view a cruise visitor as a tourist entering the country for an extended stay.
  9. I have been to Panama several times since the 1980s....both by ship and extended land visits....no shots, no pills, and no problems. Panama has done a wonderful job of disease control in the years since the Canal was built (1914). I am old enough now that a yellow fever vaccination would be hazardous to my health.
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    Upgrade Question

    Royal has no self service laundry. The upgrade amounts to $20 pp per night extra. Only you can decide if this is a good value. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Princess Coral, new or old locks

    Unless they are down for maintenance, the Coral always uses the old locks.
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    No More Disney Ports

    Welcome to CC. To answer...well, not really, until the time that you are ready to sail itineraries that are not in the Caribbean. Our personal solution is to grab a taxi and leave the 'Disney' or shopping mall areas and find less developed areas.
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    Affordable flights from Wash D.C to Venice

    You likely know that Charlotte, NC is a major hub for AA. Checking fares from there may be fruitful.
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    Quebec City or Montreal Airport?

    Other comments have been great but I will put in a plug for AirBNB. We were 2 couples that rode the train to QC from Montreal, then Uber XL to our AirBNB house, then uber all over QC for sightseeing, meals, etc. Finally packed and left the house for the ship (Uber XL again). We had 1.5 days to tour before the cruise. This was our first AirBNB and it was terrific, warm and very cost effective.
  15. Jet Blue posted schedule thru 10/26/19 today.