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About vacationlover_mn

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    Traveling, Reading, Fishing, Knitting, cuddling doggies, cabining
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    The Mediterranean

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  1. Dang- wish I could find the link I saw this on. I read a “what it’s like to cruise now” blog that someone posted on CC, and it listed temp checks before and after excursion, and swab test before... maybe someone can post the link?
  2. My husband and I have varying levels of anxiety. Even on a normal vacation, one or both of us worry about getting sick... It got worse after he had VERY BAD noro at an all-inclusive in Jamaica. So, the tipping point for me was realizing how nervous we'd be about passing the covid test at home, but then maybe testing positive at the port. Or, if they do tests before each excursion (like they are doing on the European cruises right now), testing positive then. Sadly, we will be waiting to cruise until there is an effective vaccine :(
  3. This weekend, we do our first major social event, since DH’s dad passed away in June (a very odd drive thru wake followed the next day by a socially distanced funeral. Despite the odd times, it turned out so well!). We attended an amazing outdoor wedding with 30 people. It was so nice to have fun, in a kinda normal way 🙂
  4. We did the beach bed thing, and it was great 🙂
  5. We are loyal to Royal, and I just know- we won’t cruise again til 2022. And we are never eating at a buffet again.
  6. My mom was gifted a cruise from her brother. She is 74. She opted to take it next fall... she has asthma, and doesn’t want to cruise until there is a Covid vaccine
  7. Today, in lovely MN, it was “warm”. We grilled out for lunch, then went to a lake to walk the dogs, then drove around the countryside. So glad we could do that!
  8. Yeah, I thought the brisket was just ok too... the ribs were good though! The portions were so big that DH and I split the “2 meat meal”.
  9. Have sailed both, and they are both great! Honestly though, I don’t think symphony is worth $1800 more, unless you are focused on a special itinerary or something...
  10. Hmmm. The prices might have reached the “top high” point for me 😞. Has anyone booked the Feb 26 explorer sailing, and if so, what is the daily price for the beverage package?
  11. I have a bit of advice. DH and I had raw hands as well, and then I discovered something way back in a cabinet. Apparently, at the 1 Mary Kay party I went to 15 years ago, I had bought 2 tubes of “silky hands”- a peach one for me, and I scented for DH, and they weren’t even open yet. You use just a tiny, tiny squirt once or twice a day after washing your hands. It’s magic! Within a week, our hands were back to normal!!! I highly recommend! I need to find a Mary Kay person, so I can buy more in the future 🙂
  12. Argh! The cruise I was watching for next Feb has finally went down a couple hundred. But, alas, I can not book yet :(. DH has been furloughed for up to 60 days, and we are not 100% his job will still be there. And, we bought a new vacation home, with buyers lined up for our second one, but alas, in this economy, buyers have fallen through 😞. I know, first world problems!!! Stay safe my friends! Can’t wait to see you on the seas again 🙂
  13. We like to try it once per ship.... so, just twice so far. For me, the highlight is the guy who was the mad hatter on Symphony (and our waiter on Harmony).
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