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  1. That's exactly my thought and reason why I want to buy. Sure its really bad now but I don't see these companies completely disappearing and eventually life, travel, and cruising will resume. So what is the risk now buying so low - it can only go up? I am not a stock or finance expert so maybe I am missing something.
  2. I don't think anyone can answer that at this time until testing is available to everyone then it would be possible to tell if things are getting better or not.
  3. I did look online but still don't understand how this act from 1886 is helpful or beneficial https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-buchholz-pvsa-cruise-20170803-story.html
  4. For Vista it says arrived in Galveston Saturday - will anchor at sea. Let's see if that happens. So far it's docked in Galveston
  5. Why not? Everything else seems to have changed. Just throw in one more
  6. The US Govt can just temporarily waive the law requiring ships to stop at foreign port. Issue solved if the virus dies down by then but Canada still decides to keep their stuff closed...
  7. That's what I'm thinking the US govt should definitely do. Temporarily or forever. What's the point of that law, I don't quite understand.
  8. US should waive or completely abolish the law which forces non US registered ships that leave from US to make at least one foreign stop before coming back to US. Victoria is just a forced stop before coming back to Seattle...
  9. Thanks. That's what I thought. I want to wait until the last minute. The cruise I have is $256 less than what I booked it for originally but it's impossible to reach anyone at Carnival right now. I booked straight through Carnival - no TA.
  10. I have never waited until the actual due date to make the payment so just want to confirm that it's due by the end of the date given. Right? Just want to make sure that if due date is tomorrow March 11 that the reservation won't cancel as soon as March 10 is over and 11 starts 😉
  11. Just FYI - there are at least 2 other price drop threads on the 1st page right now. Short answer is yes - lots of price drops. You can see what others have posted in other threads.
  12. Mine is $265 less right now - final payment due tomorrow - but can't get through to Carnival. Their system is completely down and when you call it just tells you to try back later.
  13. I have an Alaska cruise booked in Jun. The total for balcony, taxes, gratuities is now $265 less than what I booked. I haven't made the final payment yet. However, trying to call Carnival now - their phone system is completely down and just tells you to call back later. (Final payment due tomorrow). Hope I can get through.
  14. I don't think that's how hot spot feature on a phone works. It lets you enable hot spot when the phone is on a cellular network. I don't think it will let you when connected to another WiFi.
  15. In 18 cruises I have never been to the medical center before but always wondered what it's like, how much it costs, etc. Well, on the most recent cruise my wife decided to take an "excursion" there. It was kind of pricey but interesting 😉 She started feeling ill on the 2nd day of the cruise (a lot of cold symptoms but also wheezing - no fever. She was absolutely fine before and on the 1st day). I always get travel insurance so I sent her @$$ to the medical center right away and tagged along. Any consult cost is $125 to get seen by an MD. I was impressed with the facility, the nurses, and doctors. I saw several rooms that looked like a hospital room with a bed, equipment etc. My wife also saw what she described as a surgery room (I didn't see it). It also had a separate backdoor entrance + a large steel door with a lever and keypad. Just guessing that is their "morgue" For basic illness which turned out to be early acute bronchitis they are well equipped to handle that and treat that. My wife got a steroid via IV, antibiotics for the week and 3 visits for nebulizer breathing treatment. She felt better the next day and got the all clear. They also did some CDC required test (2 times) - (Legionella Test) All together it was around $500 which should be reimbursed 100% by the travel insurance I got. All in all it was a fun trip to the med center but not something I want to do again. At the stops in Mexico we went to the pharmacy and got several bottles of the same antibiotic as what we got on the ship - just to have in case of emergency in the future - it was $8 per bottle vs $50 on the ship.
  16. I really think that what should be of greater concern is all the people sick with cold viruses. I had to go to the medical center with my wife (1st time ever in 18 cruises) and we saw many employees coming in with cold symptoms (cough, sore throat, etc). They would give them meds or do some treatment with a breathing mask and send them on their way. A bunch of the employees we saw are those who come in contact with guests. There were 2 that we saw at Bingo selling cards, etc... FYI: The medical center is doing corona virus testing for anyone going to the med center with an illness. They say it's a CDC requirement and consists of 2 urine tests (2 days).
  17. We are on a Mexican riviera cruise now and there is absolutely nothing to report. It's business as usual with no mention of the corona virus at all.
  18. Or say the father is dead. Who will sign this document then?
  19. How old is your phone / what kind? In most ports / international cities Verizon should work just fine through their roaming partners. I never had any major issues. On the ship while its at sea - forget it - its very spotty and its not because of Verizon. Most everything can be done via WiFi now anyways so you don't need to rely on cellular service. That includes calling and messaging.
  20. The card number will be different. At least that's the case with me. My wife is a user on my account but has her own card with totally different number and her own login as well.
  21. Nope, just the desire to get back home before my son's ADHD meds wear off at night 😱😁
  22. Its SEA to HOU on Jun 16. There are no nonstops except for one at 10. It's not a huge deal in the long run. Just prefer to get home as quickly as possible especially with a kid. Going to track and consider the 11:25 AM flight. Thinking we can make it. It was $230 just a day ago and now it's $180
  23. How feasible is 11:25 AM flight out of SEA on a Tuesday? We are pretty good with getting off the ship ASAP. I remember last time we had a 1 PM flight out of SEA and made it to the airport so early that check in wasn't even allowed yet.
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