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15 minutes ago, Bo1953 said:

Who do I have to speak with to get a German Passport in order to sail again???

 

LOL

 

Continue to enjoy your sailing @Germancruiser

 

bon voyage

 

What´s your bid ? 🤣

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Thank you German cruiser! Your trip sounds lovely.

If these first attempts at sailing again bring me hope – with 3 cruises still on the books – I can only imagine the relief the thousands of crew members sitting in their home countries feel, knowing that ships are slowly beginning to stir again.

 

As for the QR code.  We went to a country restaurant last week, tables miles apart, with the code card at the table which you access through your mobile.  But the people at a neighboring table apparently didn’t have a phone or couldn’t make the code work – so the staff brought a large chalk board with all the menu items written on it. A neat solution though clearly not practical with 1000 passengers!

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5 minutes ago, Miaminice said:

 

What´s your bid ? 🤣

I open with a bid of €500...

 

bon voyage

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1 hour ago, Miaminice said:


That being said, by now it´s a well known fact that risk of contact contamination with Covid is minimal - contrary to gastrontestinal deseases.

Exactly this.....

 

Again, thanks to the OP for this timely review....there is hope.  🙂

Edited by PTC DAWG

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Hi Germancruiser.  You are getting so many questions!  We are all here feeding from a fire hose!😄  Here is one more.  Can you comment on the crew members?  Do they seem ok?  Happy?  Overworked?  They are of course a large and very important part of the return to cruising operations.  Thank you!

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39 minutes ago, Bo1953 said:

Who do I have to speak with to get a German Passport in order to sail again???

 

LOL

 

Continue to enjoy your sailing @Germancruiser

 

bon voyage

Well first, Bo, you'd have to immigrate. 😁
Which might be a little difficult in the midst of a pandemic.

Edited by C-Dragons

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8 minutes ago, C-Dragons said:

Well first, Bo, you'd have to immigrate. 😁
Which might be a little difficult in the midst of a pandemic.

And your US passport would need to be within 6 months of expiration.  This is a problem since passport renewals have been held up indefinitely.  Luckily my dw sent her's in in January and got the new one in about two weeks.  Just before all Hell broke loose!

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19 hours ago, mnocket said:

What can you tell us about the mask situation.  Are they being worn?  When?  Also, what about using the elevators?  Is everyone wearing masks on the elevators?

 

As for dinning......  how are the tables spaced?

 

mnocket, you wil find in post 28 that Miaminice translated the mask rules that are on their website.  Very helpful!

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Hi,

Thanks so much for posting, please keep it coming.  Gives us all such hopes.  I am glad no more self service in buffet, hope they always have that.  Hope you are having a great time.  

Mary

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45 minutes ago, Bo1953 said:

I open with a bid of €500...

 

bon voyage


Ahhh, your withdrawal can’t be that bad then.... 😁👍

 

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Germancruiser, I can't thank you enough for your wonderful and insightful posts!  Cruising has always been my "happy place", and since I can't cruise yet, travel too far, or even go to a restaurant for inside dining, I've been spending a good amount of time on CC, and your blogging is giving so many of us so much hope!  Enjoy the rest of your cruise;  I'm enjoying following along!  Stay safe, and stay healthy!!

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2 minutes ago, Miaminice said:


Ahhh, your withdrawal can’t be that bad then.... 😁👍

 

Touché! 😉

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1 hour ago, C-Dragons said:

Well first, Bo, you'd have to immigrate. 😁
Which might be a little difficult in the midst of a pandemic.

Yes, it would be...

 

Then I would have enough time to polish up on my German...

 

LOL

 

bon voyage

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2 hours ago, little britain said:

That is my point.. many people can touch a card left on the table and I'm not seeing any difference to touching the menu!   I guess if the card is sellotaped to the table then the phone can be held above it....?

 

Celebrity has the app that contains the menus.  If they roll the app out to all the ships then everyone would have the menus on their phone or tablet.

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30 minutes ago, Miaminice said:


Ahhh, your withdrawal can’t be that bad then.... 😁👍

 

m - I did not realize you were going to be mercenary about it... LOL

 

😂

 

bon voyage

 

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You Don t need a german passport for doing these first Cruises with Mein Schiff 1 and 2.

I am Danish, and it is No problem with a Danish passport. You should only have allow to travel to Germany from your country.

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So you scan the QR code at the  table but then how do you get the information on the screen?

Does it it connect via Bluetooth to a central transmitter on the ship.

I always put my phone on flight mode so I do not get any charges 

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11 minutes ago, Bo1953 said:

Yes, it would be...

 

Then I would have enough time to polish up on my German...

 

LOL

 

bon voyage

Verstanden. 👍🏻

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Have a wonderful time on your cruise and don't bother to answer these questions until you are home!  Because we are all starved for cruising details!!

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3 hours ago, Miaminice said:

 

Well, you don´t need to touch it - as some mentioned above.

 

However, if they do it according to the German regulations also in place for restaurants etc. (and it sounds like it) tables and everything on the tables is sanitized every time after a guests leave.

That being said, by now it´s a well known fact that risk of contact contamination with Covid is minimal - contrary to gastrontestinal deseases.

German restaurants use laminated menues that are disinfected immediately after the guests have made their choice. You can feel safe at any time. 

 

Thank you so much for your live report  GERMANCRUISER !!

Enjoy the rest of your cruise to nowhere and take care

 

 

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2 hours ago, leerathje said:

 

mnocket, you wil find in post 28 that Miaminice translated the mask rules that are on their website.  Very helpful!

Yeah I read it.  That was the post that prompted my question.  It laid out the policy.  My question was about compliance with the policy.  Thanks for trying to help🙂

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Wondering if this ship has a casino and, if so, how they are handling social distancing at the tables and slots.

 

 

Appreciate your time and efforts.😃

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How is smoking being handled on board the ship?🍷

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1 hour ago, Bo1953 said:

m - I did not realize you were going to be mercenary about it... LOL

 

😂

 

bon voyage

 


Forgive me, but I have to finance my next cruise somehow! Whenever it might be... 😁

 

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27 minutes ago, mafig said:

Wondering if this ship has a casino and, if so, how they are handling social distancing at the tables and slots.

 

 

Appreciate your time and efforts.😃

 

I'm interested in this too. 

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